Adobe Releases Acrobat 5, Adds Host Of New Features

Adobe has released a new version of their "E-Paper" solution, Acrobat. Acrobat allows users to easily save any file, keeping font, formatting, and images in tact, for viewing on any computer with the Acrobat Reader. Acrobat helps users eliminate many of the problems associated with trying to move a variety of different file formats from one platform to another.

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.