Adobe Systems Incorporated introduced Adobe Acrobat 7.0 software. Now, workgroups can use Acrobat 7.0 and Adobe PDF to manage a range of business activities such as assembling documents from multiple sources, creating intelligent forms, and more securely collaborating on projects inside and outside the firewall. Acrobat 7.0 Professional customers can now include virtually anyone in an electronic review of a PDF document by enabling access to commenting tools in free Adobe Reader 7.0 software. Adobe Reader users can provide feedback on a PDF file that consists of several content types — from scanned paper to spreadsheets, presentations, and now, 3D computer-aided design (CAD) content. The Acrobat 7.0 family now offers enhanced integration with Adobe LiveCycle software. The inclusion of Adobe LiveCycle Designer, the company’s professional form design tool, with Acrobat 7.0 Professional provides users the ability to create sophisticated XML and PDF forms that can be integrated into back-end systems. The combination enables organizations to apply and manage document policies for helping control access, auditing, expiration, and revocation rights to a PDF document. Adobe also announced Adobe Reader 7.0. Acrobat 7.0 Professional and Acrobat 7.0 Standard for Microsoft Windows and Mac OS X v10.2.8 and v10.3, are expected to ship in English by the end of the current calendar year, and in French, German and Japanese in early 2005. Acrobat 7.0 Professional is expected to be available for an estimated street price of US$449. Registered users can upgrade to Acrobat 7.0 Professional for an estimated street price of US$159. Acrobat 7.0 Standard is expected to be available for an estimated street price of US$299. Registered users can upgrade to Acrobat 7.0 Standard for an estimated street price of US$99. www.adobe.com

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