Adobe launches Acrobot 9 Pro integrated with Creative Suite

Adobe System’s new
Acrobat
9
Pro software will be integrated into
Adobe Creative Suite
3.3 Design Premium and
Standard editions, Creative Suite 3.3 Web Premium and Creative Suite 3.3
Master Collection editions. Adobe Creative Suite 3.3 Design Premium also
includes Adobe Fireworks
CS3 as a special
offering for designers who need to rapidly prototype and generate Web
sites.

“Adobe continues to expand its leadership and
innovation in PDF to serve designers, developers and content providers, ”
said John Loiacono, senior vice president of Creative Solutions at
Adobe. “With Acrobat 9 we ’ve
combined the power, reach and richness of two ubiquitous technologies,
Adobe Flash and PDF, to empower customers to create engaging
experiences, prepare high-quality PDF files and collaborate more
efficiently. ”

With Acrobat 9 Pro, designers can combine PDF files, video, audio, and
other documents into easy-to-distribute PDF Portfolios, which are simple
to browse using customizable interactive navigation designed in Adobe
Flash . Designers also can include Adobe
Flash Player compatible video and application files in their PDF files
and then play back this content in Acrobat 9 Pro and Adobe Reader
9 software.

The company says Acrobat 9 Pro enables designers to collaborate on documents more
effectively and efficiently. Now, users can create and manage forms and
collect forms data more easily using Acrobat 9 Pro and Acrobat.com.
Available as public beta for free signup, Acrobat.com is a new suite of
hosted services Adobe also introduced today. Designers using Acrobat 9
also have the flexibility to access Acrobat.com to literally get on the
same page with their clients by co-navigating PDF documents in
real-time. Clients only need Adobe Reader to
participate.

With the intelligent Overprint Preview feature, print professionals now
can accurately view interactions between overlapping objects because
Overprint Preview automatically toggles on and off in Acrobat 9 Pro and
Adobe Reader 9. Print professionals also can reliably convert colors
from one color space to another, switch RGB and CMYK blacks to solid
black, and map one color to another color, including mapping colors to
Pantone spot colors using built-in, industry-standard Pantone libraries.
The Compare Documents feature identifies differences including changes
to text, text formatting, images, line weights and backgrounds between
versions of documents.

Adobe Fireworks CS3, now bundled with Creative Suite 3.3 Design Premium
edition, provides designers with a flexible tool to prototype Web pages
for interactive design projects. Fireworks CS3 includes a common library
of pre-built assets, provides the ability to quickly edit vector artwork
and bitmap images, and allows seamless integration with Adobe Photoshop ,
Adobe Illustrator , Adobe Dreamweaver
and Adobe Flash.

Adobe Creative Suite 3.3 will begin shipping worldwide by July 2008. All
editions will run on Mac OS X 10.4.11 or 10.5 on Intel-based systems and
Microsoft Windows
XP and Windows Vista platforms and will be
available through Adobe Authorized Resellers and the Adobe Store at: www.adobe.com/go/buy _creativesuite.
Estimated street price is US$1799 for Adobe Creative Suite 3.3 Design
Premium, US$1199 for Adobe Creative Suite 3.3 Design Standard, US$1599
for Adobe Creative Suite 3.3 Web Premium, US$2499 for Adobe Creative
Suite 3.3 Master Collection and US$159 for an upgrade from CS3. There
are numerous upgrade paths available for Adobe customers. For more
detailed information about Acrobat 9 Pro in CS3.3, visit www.adobe.com/go/acrobatpro _creative.
For upgrade policies, pricing, and language versions, please visit: www.adobe.com/go/creativesuite.