Last week Adobe announced the availability of Adobe Reader 9. This new version of Reader has several exciting new features and capabilities. Steve Gottwals, product manager for Adobe Reader, did an extensive review of the new features of Reader 9 in his blog entry. From the Adobe website you can download a copy of Adobe Reader 9.0 now.
Adobe Reader 9 provides many simple ways to work with Acrobat.com. It includes the Acrobat.com desktop application built on the Adobe AIR technology. The Acrobat.com desktop application provides an easy way of interacting with Acrobat.com by dragging and dropping files and folders from your local computer directly into your Acrobat.com account, and browsing, previewing, sharing or publishing files directly from your desktop computer. The application can be minimized to a widget on your desktop providing one-click access to the Acrobat.com services.
The Adobe Reader 9 toolbar has a create PDF button which automatically launches the Acrobat.com desktop application for PDF conversion. In addition to PDF creation, Adobe Reader 9 also includes the ability to upload and share documents directly from the Reader toolbar. The toolbar also include menu items to directly launch your Adobe ConnectNow meeting room and meet with others online and launch Adobe Buzzword to edit and collaborate on documents with others.
When working with Adobe Acrobat 9, Reader 9 users can participate in a Shared Review for PDF documents and filling and submitting forms using Acrobat.com. Using Reader 9, you can also participate in live collaboration on PDF files with other Reader or Acrobat users. Collaborate live allows you to chat and share your page views within the context of a PDF document with others who are currently viewing the same PDF document.
For more details about how Acrobat 9 and Reader 9 work with Acrobat.com attend our seminar on July 15 – “Acrobat connections: Introduction to the steps and workflows through which Acrobat.com works with and complements Acrobat and Reader” at http://my.adobe.acrobat.com/aclearn/. More details on other online Acrobat.com seminars can be found on our forum.
Let us know what you think about Adobe Reader 9 and the Acrobat.com desktop application. We love to hear your feedback. Send us your feedback at email@example.com.
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Mangesh, Acrobat.com Product Manager