Acrobat 9 is ready for you to download now – You’ll be amazed
Acrobat 9 is now available for immediately download from http://www.adobe.com/tryacrobat. If you are rolling your eyes because you can’t get excited about a program that simply allows you to print to PDF, you are behind the times! Acrobat 9 does SO MUCH MORE.
The Acrobat team has put together a collection of video presentations/demos that show you what I’m talking about. Go to http://www.adobe.com/designcenter/video_workshop (alternative link here). There are 16 videos so you might feel a bit overwhelmed. If your time is limited, I personally recommend that you at least watch the following titles (you’ll have to click them from the link above):
- Overview of PDF Portfolios
- Document Collaboration using shared reviews
- Using Adobe Presenter to augment PPT presentations
- Protecting your PDFs using a password
- Exporting PDF files to Office formats
- Archiving email as PDF from Microsoft Outlook (you MUST watch this – surprisingly cool! – check out the teaser screenshot below – it’s a PDF portfolio and it’s searchable, etc.)
- Co-navigating PDF documents using acrobat.com (the screen shot below is two people co-navigating a PDF):
Once Reader 9 is out, I will post some PDFs that take advantage of some of these features. I am especially eager to illustrate how professional photographers can utilize these features. I already have some ideas for my own photography business!
To learn more about Acrobat 9, go to http://www.adobe.com/products/acrobat