Adobe Reader 7.0 available for download

December 21, 2004


Adobe Systems has posted the official release of its free Adobe Reader 7.0 software, offering enhanced features and capabilities. The company highlights the most significant as:

  • Providing better overall performance for faster launch times and real-time zooming and panning
  • Enabling completion and submission of PDF forms from a variety of devices
  • Helping to download and organize digital editions (formerly known as eBooks) on a variety of devices, with full support for portrait or landscape viewing
  • Displaying and sharing Adobe Photoshop Album slide shows and electronic cards, and export images for online photo processing
  • Allowing users to save a range of files attached to PDF documents, such as word processing documents, spreadsheets, and multimedia files, and open them in their native applications

Adobe Reader 7.0

Perhaps most notably in a collaboration and review environment, PDF documents created with Adobe Acrobat 7.0 Professional software or Adobe LiveCycle server products can activate hidden advanced capabilities in Reader 7.0. With these feature-enhanced PDF documents in Reader 7.0, according to Adobe, users can:

Reader 7 toolbar

  • Review and add comments to PDF files with easy-to-use markup tools including sticky notes, strikethrough, annotation, and drawing tools
  • Digitally sign and approve documents

Reader 7.0 (SEE ALSO: User Guide [PDF: 2.8 MB] and FAQ) is currently available for download from and will soon also be available from PDF Store, an official Adobe Reader mirror site.

Also, watch for a future release in 2005 of the first educational book focusing on the free Adobe Reader from respected Acrobat author, speaker and evangelist Ted Padova.

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