The new online collaboration and productivity services will vie with Microsoft.
Adobe Systems on June 2 introduced Adobe Acrobat 9
an upgrade to its popular document management technology that will
transform the process of creating and sharing electronic documents.
San Jose, Calif.-based Adobe said Acrobat 9 delivers native support
for Adobe Flash technology, the ability to unify a wide range of
content in rich PDF Portfolios and access to real-time capabilities for
co-navigating a PDF document with colleagues.
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9 also provides support for a new suite of productivity and
collaboration tools that are being unveiled as part of a public beta,
as reported last week in sister publication PDF Zone
The new suite of tools gives customers an alternative to more
onerous on-premise applications from Microsoft without having to
sacrifice the user experience.
For the first time, Acrobat 9 provides deep support for Adobe Flash
technology, enabling users to include Adobe Flash Player compatible
video and application files in PDF documents. Recipients simply need
free Adobe Reader 9 software to consume the content.Acrobat 9 also
includes the ability to unify a wide range of content into a single
document with the new concept of PDF Portfolios. PDF Portfolios enable
business professionals to assemble multiple media types, such as
documents, video, audio, and even 3D objects, into one, compressed PDF
In addition, Acrobat 9 provides access to capabilities for
collaborating live within a PDF document-enabled by working with
Acrobat.com, a new suite of hosted services Adobe introduced as public
beta today, the company said.