Adobe Announces Acrobat 7 Availability

Adobe's Acrobat software, used to create PDFs, has been updated to version 7.0.

Adobe Systems Incorporated today announced the immediate availability of Adobe Acrobat 7.0, the software used to create PDFs, the de facto standard for online document publishing. Acrobat 7.0, the latest update to the Adobe Intelligent Document Platform, provides users the ability to assemble documents from multiple sources, create intelligent forms, and collaborate on projects inside and outside the firewall, among other capabilities.

Different versions of the Acrobat 7.0 family are available to address varying customer needs. Acrobat 7.0 Professional provides more advanced control over engineering and design documents for technical and creative workgroups that rely on specialized software, including computer-aided design applications and publishing solutions such as Adobe Creative Suite. Acrobat 7.0 Standard is ideal for business professionals in organizations of all sizes, where the ability to effectively find, use and manage vital information—from emails and Web pages to everyday application files—is key to getting work done on time and budget.

Acrobat 7.0 Professional and Acrobat 7.0 Standard for Windows 2000 (with service pack 2), Windows XP Professional, Home and Tablet PC Editions, and Mac OS X v10.2.8 and v10.3, are immediately available in English. French, German and Japanese language versions are expected to be available in early 2005. Acrobat 7.0 Professional has an estimated street price of US$449. Registered users of Acrobat 4.0, Acrobat 5.0, Acrobat 6.0 Standard, or Acrobat 6.0 Professional can upgrade to Acrobat 7.0 Professional for an estimated street price of US$159. Acrobat 7.0 Standard has an estimated street price of US$299. Registered users of Acrobat 4.0, Acrobat 5.0 or Acrobat 6.0 Standard can upgrade to Acrobat 7.0 Standard for an estimated street price of US$99. The products also are available through Adobe’s Open Options licensing programs.


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