Version 5 includes a host of new features, including the ability for people to annotate Acrobat files, helping to improve workflow. According to Adobe:
Use the new features and enhancements of Adobe Acrobat 5.0 to significantly improve electronic document sharing throughout your extended enterprise and over the Internet.
- Work smarter as a team. Use Acrobat to streamline your document review cycles. Reviewers can add comments such as electronic sticky notes, text highlights, and more to Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF) files from within a Web browser.
- Easily get comments from multiple reviewers. Reviewers can add electronic comments simultaneously to an online Adobe PDF file (requires a WebDAV, ODBC/SQL, or standard network setup).
- Quickly develop new documents from an Adobe PDF file. Simply save the PDF file to the Rich Text Format (RTF), so that you can repurpose its text in a new document.
- Gather more accurate information and reduce costs with Adobe PDF forms. Create interactive forms that look like their paper versions. Link the forms to a Web server, so that users can fill them in and digitally sign them from within their Web browser.
Acrobat is available for US$249. You can find more information at the Adobe Web site.