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October 2, 2012

Adobe unveils Acrobat XI software with cloud services

The new application features PDF editing and export to Microsoft PowerPoint, touch capabilities on tablets and newly integrated cloud services

By CBR Staff Writer

Adobe Systems has unveiled its Acrobat XI software with cloud services, which will offer enhanced productivity while addressing the constraints of devices and different platforms.

The PDF file application is designed to meet complex document challenges and will be offered with features like PDF editing and export to Microsoft PowerPoint, touch capabilities on tablets and newly integrated cloud services such asWeb contracting with Adobe EchoSign and forms creation, data collection and analysis with Adobe FormsCentral.

Acrobat XI also supports IT departments with Microsoft Office and SharePoint integration, easy deployment, applications virtualisation and improved application security to low ercost of ownership and increse return on investment.

The new release includes: Acrobat XI Pro, Acrobat XI Standard, Adobe Reader XI and newly integrated document services, Adobe FormsCentral and Adobe EchoSign.

With Adobe Acrobat XI, business professionals can now edit PDF files, modify paragraphs, images, and objects by simply clicking and dragging using the new Edit Text and Images tool.

It enables business professionals to arrange and visually merge selected content and multiple documents into one organised PDF file, while retaining source file integrity.

The new release will help business professionals to expedite document and Web contract approvals from weeks to hours with electronic signatures using the integrated Adobe EchoSign electronic signature service.

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They can also simplify forms creation, distribution and results analysis using the included Adobe FormsCentral desktop app and can work with PDF files across tablets and smartphones in touch-friendly Adobe Reader to annotate and add comments, as well as fill in, sign and save forms.

Adobe Acrobat XI will save PDF documents as PowerPoint, Word or Excel files or reuse parts of or entire PDF files as Microsoft Office documents and Web pages without retyping or need to reformat.

It also offers improved protection of all PDF files created from Microsoft PowerPoint, Word, and Excel to help prevent copying, editing, or printing without permission.

The new and improved IT features and functionality of Adobe Acrobat XI will enable IT professionals to standardise on PDF Reader now with full support for iPads and Android tablets.

Adobe’s new PDF application delivers Acrobat XI and Reader XI as a centrally managed, touch-friendly, virtual application with new support for Microsoft App-V via Citrix XenApp.

It also claimed to help in integrating Adobe Acrobat XI with Microsoft Office and Microsoft SharePoint and streamline deployment and maintenance with free Adobe tools to aid configuration and installation, as well as enhanced support for Microsoft SCCM/SCUP and Apple Remote Desktop.

The new software mitigates risk and protecst systems using security technology, in addition to the Adobe PDF Whitelist Framework, allowing selective enablement of JavaScript for both Windows and Mac OS.

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