Whats New !!!
- Enhanced UI
- Web Conferencing
- Combine Multiple Files into a Single, Optimized Adobe PDF
- Enhance and Extend Document Collaboration
- Streamline Data Collection with Adobe PDF Forms
- Apply Advanced Document Control and Security Features
Web conferencing is the most notable improvement for the documentation software, delivered through a new (well, new-ish) software service, Adobe Connect. This is a rebranded and updated version of Breeze, inherited through last year’s $3.4bn acquisition of Macromedia.
Unlike traditional web conferencing solutions, Acrobat Connect enables users to choose a simple and easy-to-remember web address for their online personal meeting room, with unlimited usage for up to 15 participants for one low monthly fee. The personal meeting rooms in Acrobat Connect are readily available, making it easy for knowledge workers to hold spontaneous, ad-hoc meetings, while helping to save time and increase productivity. A custom URL enables fast and easy-to-remember access to each user’s personal meeting room, just like a phone number or e-mail address.
Create and Share Content-Rich Documents
- Acrobat 8 Professional users can convert any printable document into an Adobe PDF file.
- Scan paper documents and apply optical character recognition (OCR) technology to create compact, searchable Adobe PDF documents.
- Create interactive Adobe PDF files with embedded Flash® software animations for easy sharing and archiving.
- Automatically create Adobe PDF files from e-mail.
- Converting complex, large-format documents, such as those authored in Autodesk® AutoCAD® software, into Adobe PDF is significantly faster, and the resulting Adobe PDF files are considerably smaller. AutoCAD files and Microsoft Visio documents retain their layers during Adobe PDF conversion. Acrobat 8 Professional also allows users to create a single Adobe PDF from multiple AutoCAD layouts, and custom properties in Visio files are preserved. Acrobat 8 Professional now allows users to convert AutoCAD files to Adobe PDF regardless of whether they have access to the native software application.
- Export Adobe PDF files back to Word and AutoCAD
Combine Multiple Files into a Single, Optimized Adobe PDF
- Create sophisticated Adobe PDF files from multiple documents—Combine a variety of document types and media—including e-mail, spreadsheets, presentations, Web pages, 3D objects, Computer-Aided Design (CAD) diagrams, and Flash animations—into a single, polished, content-rich Adobe PDF
- Create an Adobe PDF package—Acrobat 8 Professional now lets users group related documents together as individual files in a single Adobe PDF package document.
- Unify with headers, footers, and watermarks—Automatically remove headers and footers from source files and add unifying headers, footers, or watermarks to combined Adobe PDF documents.
Enhance and Extend Document Collaboration
- Conduct shared reviews—Comments added to an Adobe PDF document in a shared review are automatically stored on a file server, Web server, network directory, Microsoft SharePoint workspace or WebDAV server that an organization has already deployed. Because the comments are stored on a shared server, reviewers can view and respond to each others’ comments as soon as the comments are available, which helps reduce redundancies and speed the entire review process. Users can also initiate a review by distributing a document by e-mail.
- Add comments virtually anytime, anywhere—Participants in a shared review can add comments while offline. The comments will be automatically available to the team as soon as the reviewer is back online. Send comments to the server simply by clicking the new ‘Publish Comments’ button.
- Easily track reviewer comments—Track with ease which reviewers have contributed feedback. Compile all comments into one document with a single click and sort by author, date, or page.
Streamline Data Collection with Adobe PDF Forms
- Easily build new forms— Automatically add interactive form fields to static Adobe PDF and Microsoft Office Files. Easy-to-use templates and a new wizard let users quickly build forms.
Apply Advanced Document Control and Security Features
- Permanently remove sensitive information—Acrobat 8 Professional includes new redaction tools to permanently remove sensitive text, images, metadata and other information in an Adobe PDF document. Search for and redact all instances of a word or phrase in one step. Easily remove hidden information in an Adobe PDF document, such as comments and bookmarks.
- Enable Adobe Reader users to add digital signatures—Users of free Adobe Reader 8 software can now add digital signatures to Adobe PDF documents (the capability must be enabled by the author of an Adobe PDF file using Acrobat 8 Professional). Digital signatures help authenticate the user and help ensure the Adobe PDF document or form hasn’t been changed since it was signed. Apply passwords and assign permissions—Help restrict access to Adobe PDF documents using 128-bit encryption. Set document permissions to help restrict who can print, save, copy, or modify a document.
- Dynamically change access and security settings—When integrated with Adobe LiveCycle Policy Server, Acrobat 8 Professional allows users to change permissions, access, and security settings of Adobe PDF documents—even after those documents have been distributed. Adobe LiveCycle Policy Server works with Acrobat 8 Professional to allow enterprises to create server-managed document security policies that can be easily applied to Adobe PDF documents.