Executive Summary

By John Taschek  |  Posted 2003-04-07 Print this article Print

: Acrobat Professional 6.0 beta"> Executive Summary: Acrobat Professional 6.0 beta

Usability Excellent
Capability Excellent
Performance N/A
Interoperability Fair
Manageability Fair
Scalability Good
Security Excellent
Most new features in Adobes Acrobat Professional 6.0 (www.adobe.com) are built on ease of use in this upgrade to Acrobat 5.0; however, tight integration with Microsoft Office and the ability to support complex documents make this upgrade compelling. At $449, Acrobat Professional is a good deal because only a few employees need to have the full version.

(+) Extremely easy to use; supports multiple file formats; integrates well with Microsoft Office; support for multiple languages; support for forms; ability to encapsulate secure Web sites.

(-) No support for Linux.

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    As the director of eWEEK Labs, John manages a staff that tests and analyzes a wide range of corporate technology products. He has been instrumental in expanding eWEEK Labs' analyses into actual user environments, and has continually engineered the Labs for accurate portrayal of true enterprise infrastructures. John also writes eWEEK's 'Wide Angle' column, which challenges readers interested in enterprise products and strategies to reconsider old assumptions and think about existing IT problems in new ways. Prior to his tenure at eWEEK, which started in 1994, Taschek headed up the performance testing lab at PC/Computing magazine (now called Smart Business). Taschek got his start in IT in Washington D.C., holding various technical positions at the National Alliance of Business and the Department of Housing and Urban Development. There, he and his colleagues assisted the government office with integrating the Windows desktop operating system with HUD's legacy mainframe and mid-range servers.

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