New Version Receives Accolades for PDF Portfolios, Real-time Capabilities and Support for Adobe Flash Technology
KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA –June 26, 2008 - Adobe Systems Incorporated (Nasdaq:ADBE) today announced the immediate availability of Adobe® Acrobat® 9 software, a significant upgrade that transforms the process of creating and sharing electronic documents. Acrobat 9 delivers major innovations that can enable organizations and individuals to communicate in an engaging, professional manner.
Now included are native support for Adobe Flash® technology, the ability to unify a wide range of content in rich PDF Portfolios, and access to real-time capabilities for co-navigating a PDF document with colleagues.
For organizations worldwide, Acrobat 9 helps address today’s critical challenge of communicating with widely dispersed teams of colleagues, partners and customers in a compelling way. Acrobat 9 is already garnering an enthusiastic response from long-term and first-time users in segments including financial services, government, legal, manufacturing, and publishing. They include: EDS; Allianz Deutschland AG; Italian Court of Cremona; Penguin Group; Dai Nippon Printing; and Kyowa Hakko.
Acrobat 9 provides deep support for Adobe Flash technology, enabling users to include Adobe Flash Player compatible video and application files in PDF documents. For example, a marketing manager can use Acrobat 9 to convert web pages with multimedia to PDF documents. The PDF file can be shared for review and comment with others who are using free Adobe Reader® 9 software, which is expected to launch up to twice as fast as earlier versions.
Acrobat 9 also includes the ability to unify a wide range of content into a single document with the new concept of PDF Portfolios. PDF Portfolios enable users to assemble multiple media types into one, compressed PDF file that can be customized with several professional layouts and specific branding. A sales professional could create a single proposal document for a prospective client that includes charts, spreadsheets and images, as well as a branded, introductory video from the CEO discussing the company’s latest products.
In addition, Acrobat 9 provides access to capabilities for collaborating live within a PDF document, enabled by working with Acrobat.com, a suite of hosted services available as public beta at www.acrobat.com. This new capability can enable users to drive a group’s navigation through a PDF document in real-time, helping ensure everyone is literally, and figuratively, on the same page.
The Acrobat 9 family consists of Acrobat 9 Standard, Acrobat 9 Pro, and the new Acrobat 9 Pro Extended software. The most comprehensive member of the family, Acrobat 9 Pro Extended, includes Adobe Presenter software for easily turning Microsoft® PowerPoint presentations into multimedia experiences that can be published as PDF files.
Pricing and Availability
Acrobat 9 Pro Extended, Acrobat 9 Pro and Acrobat 9 Standard for Microsoft Windows®, and Acrobat 9 Pro for Mac OS X, are immediately available in English, French, German, and Japanese language versions. Acrobat 9 Pro Extended is available for RM$2,709.00, and registered users of qualifying earlier versions of Acrobat1 can upgrade to Acrobat 9 Pro Extended for RM$889.00.
Acrobat 9 Pro is available for RM$1,739.00, and registered users of qualifying earlier versions of Acrobat2 can upgrade to Acrobat 9 Pro for RM$619.00.
Acrobat 9 Standard is available for RM$1159.00, and registered users of qualifying earlier versions of Acrobat3 can upgrade to Acrobat 9 Standard for RM$389.00.
Price listed is the Adobe Store direct price. Reseller prices may vary. Applicable local sales tax and shipping may apply. Additionally, Adobe Reader 9 is expected to be available by early July 2008.
Adobe Creative Suite® 3.3 Design Premium, Design Standard, Web Premium, and Master Collection software, which include Acrobat 9 Pro, are also immediately available. Creative Suite 3.3 Design Premium also bundles Adobe Fireworks® CS3 software.
More information on the Acrobat 9 family is available online at www.adobe.com/acrobat. Customers in North America can also call 1-800-833-6687.
About Adobe Systems Incorporated
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1 Acrobat 6 Professional, Acrobat 7 Professional, Acrobat 3D, Acrobat 8 Professional, Acrobat 3D Version 8
2 Acrobat 6 Standard, Acrobat 6 Professional, Acrobat 7 Standard, Acrobat 7 Professional, Acrobat 8 Standard, Acrobat 8 Professional
3 Acrobat 6 Elements, Acrobat 6 Standard, Acrobat 7 Elements, Acrobat 7 Standard, Acrobat 8 Standard