There are some great new features in Acrobat X that are worthy of note for Education customers. here’s the official press release, but take a look at:
- Adobe SendNow
- Adobe CreatePDF
- Adobe Reader X
- Stick Notes
- Protected mode security
- Android, Windows 7 and Blacberry Tablet OS mobile support
SAN JOSE, Calif., — Nov. 15, 2010 — Adobe Systems Incorporated (Nasdaq:ADBE) today 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.”
Acrobat X is already garnering an enthusiastic response from long-term and first-time users in segments including financial services, government, legal, education, marketing, architecture and engineering.
“Acrobat X is going to be the most critical document tool we have across all of our business areas. We can clearly see how the new features and intuitive user interface will make our staff more efficient, and ultimately save our business and customers time and money,” said Kevin Wedman, national vice president and chief building officer, Bureau Veritas, a leading global engineering consulting firm.
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 color 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 maximize 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 organizations 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.
“PDF Portfolios are essential to our collaborative processes,” said Patrick Lennon, print and publishing officer, Tourism Ireland. “With Adobe Acrobat X Pro, we can use the Portfolio Wizard to easily incorporate rich media into a single, more secure PDF for streamlined review. It offers an engaging visual experience that makes presentations clearer, more lively, and interactive.”
“Acrobat X offers an array of advanced features that lets me provide students richer, more robust feedback. In addition to using more refined commenting and mark-up tools, I can record verbal feedback and drop the audio file right into the student’s project in PDF for more precise and extensive review,” said John Ittelson, professor emeritus of information technology and communications, California State University, Monterey Bay.
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.
Adobe Reader X includes commenting with Sticky Notes and Highlighter tools so that anyone can add comments directly on a PDF document for free. PDF access has been expanded to mobile devices with free Adobe Reader X for Android, Windows® Phone 7 and Blackberry Tablet OS, coming soon. Safer viewing of PDF files is available with new Protected Mode security capabilities in Reader X. A new Share pane in Reader X provides a connection to the online Adobe CreatePDF service, making it easy to create a document that others will be able to view consistently.