Adobe Systems Incorporated announced new graphical design software for creating intelligent electronic documents. Leveraging PDF for presenting information and XML for processing data, the new form design software will enable organizations to design and deploy intelligent forms in PDF or in an XML Data Package (XDP). The new XML/PDF form designer software builds on Adobe’s XML architecture that supports end-to-end document processes. It provides all the capabilities needed to design forms with precision, including the ability to easily define business logic and incorporate existing or user-defined XML schemas. By enabling form designers to include user-defined XML schemas they can use XML vocabularies specific to particular verticals or cross-industry standards. Forms can be deployed in PDF and then processed as PDF is today, or delivered as an XML Data Package (XDP) to be processed as XML. XDP files are simply XML files that contain XML form data, XML form templates, PDF documents and other XML information. They can be integrated with enterprise applications XML tools and web services. The new form designer will be available for beta testing during Q4 2003. www.adobe.com/enterprise/xml.html

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