Illustrator 11code-named Pangaeawill feature significantly improved performance as well as new features for 3-D, type and printing.
Sources also told eWEEK that Illustrator 11 will draw on some of Acrobat 6s
prowess with Adobes Portable Document Format to deliver a redone PDF export system and support for the PDF 1.5 standard.
The third installment of InDesign will include interface tweaks and bug fixes along with a performance boost.
Code-named Dragontail, the new version will include a new PDF workflow derived from Acrobat 6, as well as new features for authoring eBooks. Sources said that the PDF improvements will usher in a variety of export options, including support for embedded video and audio files within a PDF. Intended for eBooks, this capability will give users the option of adding animation and audio to their eBooks in the form of a QuickTime movie or MP3 file.
Other features will reportedly include custom keyboard shortcuts, a Separations Preview palette, a control strip with contextual settings and variables, text wrap enhancements, and new color features.
A representative of San Jose, Calif.-based Adobe Systems declined to comment on the companys product plans.