Adobe has announced the preview release of Acrobat.com Presentations, a new online service that enables users to easily create and collaborate on presentations.
Adobe has announced the preview release of Acrobat.com
Presentations, a new online service that enables users to easily create
and collaborate on presentations.
Adobe officials said Adobe.com Presentations builds on the
Acrobat.com set of hosted services, including Adobe Buzzword and Adobe
ConnectNow, by making it easy for virtually anyone to create
professional-looking presentations online. The application includes
built-in tools and layouts for adding visually appealing elements, such
as pre-defined color sets, intelligent image placement and graphic
tools for creating diagrams and adding effects, Adobe said.
Users can enhance their presentations with visual special effects,
slide transitions and embedded videos that can be accessed by anyone
with Adobe Flash Player, which is installed on 98 percent of
Internet-connected desktops worldwide, the company said.
The new presentations service is available for free as a public beta release on Adobe Labs
Presentations extends the Acrobat.com vision of enabling a better way
for people to work together on the Web by providing a rich, engaging
presentation application built on the Adobe Flash Platform.
"By adding Acrobat.com Presentations to our existing set of hosted
services, our customers will be able to extend the experience of
creating and collaborating on documents into the visual world of
presentations," said Erik Larson, director of marketing and product
management, Adobe's Business Productivity Business Unit, in a
statement. "Buzzword has helped people - from office workers and
creative professionals to educators and students - express and share
their ideas, and we are excited to see what our customers will do as
they work together using Acrobat.com Presentations."
Acrobat.com Presentations enables users to work together on a
presentation, all contributing at the same time or separately,
regardless of where they are located, Adobe said. The technology
includes features such as simultaneous editing capabilities so that no
user is locked out of the presentation while others are making changes.
The application also makes it easy to see who has access to the
presentation, who is viewing, who is editing and which slide each
person is editing, Adobe officials said.
Also, because the presentation lives online, people can access the
latest version from any Internet-connected computer and deliver the
presentation from anywhere online via ConnectNow or offline by
exporting to PDF, Adobe said.