This week in PDF: Middle Eastern versions of Acrobat 9 released

August 07, 2008


This week in PDF has seen a PDF tracking company launch a referral partner program, Acrobat expand into the Middle East and an upgrade to a plug-in for Acrobat and Adobe Reader.

First up, PDF tracking technology provider docmetrics has announced the launch of a Referral Partner Program, part of its ongoing campaign to expand the user base for its web-based lead generation software. Docmetrics allows marketers to create smart PDF documents that report real-time form responses and PDF analytics data including how often a document is opened, how many pages readers view and how long readers spend on each page.

Docmetrics CEO Peter Nieforth explained: "The docmetrics Referral Partner Program allows consultants and service providers to add value to their clients by introducing a unique new technology which provides high-quality sales leads and rich reader data." Additionally, any partner that works with docmetrics to acquire new customers will receive a percentage of revenues generated from those customers' accounts.

For more information on docmetrics, check out the official website.

In other news, Adobe has partnered with multilingual software publisher, WinSoft, to create Middle Eastern versions of Adobe Acrobat 9 Standard and Professional. According to the press release:

Middle Eastern languages are rarely supported by global software due to, among others, the bi-directional and non Roman text particularities. WinSoft adapted and localized Acrobat 9 for these specific languages by adding locale-specific components.

"Middle Eastern languages are used in international environment. Hence, it is particularly important that Middle Eastern and also global firms possess tools that handle and display these languages correctly to communicate in a rapid and reliable way." said Edouard Winckel, WinSoft sales manager. "Acrobat 9 Middle Eastern versions will enable everybody to communicate the right information, correctly displayed, around the world, rapidly and securely."

More information on the new versions of Acrobat can be found at

Finally, Omtool today announced new enhancements to its Swiftwriter Plug-In software. The new version offers enhanced integration of Adobe Acrobat and Adobe Reader software with document management systems (DMS). The free plug-in now allows users to not only save PDF documents directly into a configured DMS system, but also to open PDF documents from those same DMS systems. Supported systems include Interwoven WorkSite, Microsoft SharePoint, Open Text eDOCS (previously Hummingbird DM), and WORLDOX solutions. To find out more, check out the official product page.

That's it for this week. Watch this space!

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