Adobe Acrobat X Solutions Now Available

Adobe Systems  has announced the immediate availability of Adobe Acrobat  X solutions - Adobe Acrobat X, as well as new document exchange services at Acrobat.com - that let professionals innovate, create and share higher-quality content, driving tighter collaboration and productivity across teams in today's dynamic business environments.

"Acrobat X addresses today's critical challenge of communicating and collaborating with widely dispersed teams of colleagues, partners and customers in a compelling way," said Kevin M. Lynch, vice president and general manager of Acrobat, Digital Enterprise Solutions Group, Adobe. "Our new Acrobat.com services tackle the need to have access to, exchange, retrieve and view documents reliably from anywhere."

Using new guided Actions, Acrobat X software users can automate routine, multi-step tasks and easily share them with coworkers and collaborators, reducing the burden of training. With the new layouts, visual themes and colour palettes in PDF Portfolios, business professionals can change how users view, think and interact with content and its context. With the new Acrobat X Suite, users can maximise the power of Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Acrobat to capture, edit and combine digital content right from the desktop and easily create dynamic communications. New Microsoft SharePoint integration enables consistency of Adobe PDF documents across the enterprise; users can check-in and check-out PDF files for reviewing and editing shared documents. A streamlined process lets large organisations deploy, configure and manage updates and conform to ISO standards, in both Adobe Reader X and Acrobat X, including support for Microsoft SCCM and SCUP.

Adobe SendNow is a valuable new document exchange service now available that lets users send, download, track and manage documents. Users can upload files from a Web browser or directly from the share pane in
Adobe Reader X.

With just a few simple clicks from a central dashboard, users can send large files from their computer to one or many recipients, view files that they've sent off, track, see when and to whom they were sent, get delivery receipts, and watch for files that have been sent to them. With Adobe SendNow, users avoid e-mail gateway issues, complicated FTP servers, or the costs of expensive overnight mail.

Adobe CreatePDF is a new service for easy, online PDF creation from any desktop computer. Adobe CreatePDF has been designed to simplify the process of turning files into high quality PDF documents, while allowing users to do more than before. Besides converting Microsoft Office documents, images and other supported files into an Adobe PDF from a Web browser, users can combine documents into a single PDF file, and if they are using Microsoft Windows, install a special printer driver that will allow them to create a PDF file online from any application that can print.

Acrobat X is now available now through Adobe Authorised Resellers, the Adobe Store and Adobe Direct Sales. Acrobat X Standard is immediately available for £278 (£132 upgrade) and Acrobat X Pro is available for £444 (£190 upgrade). Free Adobe Reader X is expected to be available by the end of November, as is Acrobat X Suite £953 (£635 upgrade).