With the shortest Acrobat product cycle in company history, Adobe
Systems today announced the forthcoming release of its Acrobat 7
lineup of Portable Document Format (PDF)-oriented products. They are
slated to begin shipping by the end of 2004, according to the
company; Acrobat 6 shipped in mid-2003. Acrobat has more typically
been on an 18-month product cycle. Planet PDF is developing a range
of articles to showcase the next version of Acrobat and the free
Adobe Reader, including a variety of new and enhanced features. Check
back soon for further details.
Adobe is taking the Acrobat family mainstream with the version 7.0 release. While feature for feature Acrobat 6.0 launched with many more (and really surprised Planet PDF with its improvements) Acrobat 7.0 has launched with what is arguably the most important change to the Acrobat family since Reader was made free back in version 2.0.
Planet PDF has published its first impressions of Acrobat 7.0. As with most major releases, new users are bound to get a little lost. If you’re in need of a helping hand, why not spend some time taking our product tour of this important product suite.
With the announcement of Adobe Acrobat 7.0, Planet PDF sheds some light on the comparative merits of Adobe Reader and Acrobats Standard and Professional. Since a picture tells a thousand words, we’ve also included a detailed side-by-side feature comparison.
On the eve of Adobe’s announcement of Acrobat 7, Planet PDF talked with Pam Deziel, the Senior Product Marketing Manager for Acrobat on the desktop, about a few of the new and enhanced features in the product family and about her history with the company — and particularly her decade-old involvement with PDF.
Adobe Systems is offering a series of free, English-language workshops for Acrobat developers in London, Munich and Paris during the week of November 22. With Adobe’s recent announcement of Acrobat 7, the topics covered in this session will include new features and functionality in Acrobat 7, Adobe Reader 7, Adobe LiveCycle Designer 7 and how these products integrate with Adobe LiveCycle tools.