Adobe Systems introduces Adobe Acrobat 9 software, an upgrade designed to transform the process of creating and sharing electronic documents. The upgrade provides support for Adobe Flash technology, enabling users to include Flash-Player-compatible video and application files in PDF documents.
The software also includes the ability to unify a wide range of content into a single document with PDF Portfolios, which enable business professionals to assemble multiple media types, such as documents, video, audio and 3D objects, into one compressed PDF file. Users can then choose among several professional layouts or create their own to integrate content, define navigation and add polish and branding. As a result, communications such as sales proposals, legal documents and product collateral can become more customized and compelling, the company says.
In addition, the upgraded software provides access to capabilities for collaborating live within a PDF document—enabled by working with the Acrobat.com suite of hosted services.
The Acrobat 9 family consists of Acrobat 9 Standard, Acrobat 9 Pro and the Acrobat 9 Pro Extended software. The extended version includes Adobe Presenter software for turning Microsoft PowerPoint presentations into multimedia experiences that can be published as PDF files.