There's something exciting in the Adobe world, and it's about to hit the shelves of your favorite software store. Adobe recently announced the pending release of the Acrobat X family of software. There are some really exciting changes and improvements over Acrobat 9. The most noticeable will be Acrobat X's user interface. It is uncluttered, and always gives the document its due focus instead of banks of toolbars and palettes.
PDF Portfolios are more usable, beautiful, and cooler, if you can image that! There will be improved scanning results, better OCR, integration with SharePoint technology, a better in-browser PDF experience and an Action Wizard that will blow you away with its power and flexibility.
You'll do less fishing for tools in this new release, thanks to a customizable Quick Tools area to the right of the view panel.
Exporting to Excel and Microsoft Word has been super-enhanced. There's more--MUCH more. To see a complete features list, click here.
The entire Acrobat family is being upgraded. Reader X will be free, of course, and there will be three other Acrobat X products for sale: Acrobat X Standard, Acrobat X Pro and Acrobat X Suite. Current Acrobat owners will be eligible for a special upgrade price. Although the exact release date has not been stated, you can expect this new version to hit the streets very soon.
I am very excited about getting my hands on Acrobat X, and bringing it to you in the classroom as soon as possible. In the meantime, sign up for one of my live, online Acrobat classes and learn about the cool stuff you can do with Acrobat 9.