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Adobe Reader 7.0 available for download

December 21, 2004

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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:

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  • 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 Adobe.com 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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