Adobe Updates Reader, Acrobat for Vista
PC and Mac apps get a face lift, while Adobe announces a partnership with FedEx Kinko's. (PDFzone)Acrobat Standard, Professional and Reader received the Windows Vista treatment this week with a new 8.1 update, Adobe announced June 6. The 8.1 update features new hooks into Office 2007, too. "Customers running Vista have an expectation about how applications will look and behave in the Vista environment," says Marion Melani, group product marketing manager for Acrobat. "Acrobat 8.1 will meet their expectations."
Melani says Vistas new wrinkles enabled features in Acrobat and Reader 8.1 such as right-clicking to create PDFs from within Office apps, as well as richer previews of PDF files. Acrobat and Reader both insert themselves into Office 2007s "ribbon" interface, which organizes buttons and features into a new-but-familiar tabs scheme.