Adobe Announces New Acrobat
4.05 Update Policy

Adobe Systems Incorporated will offer a maintenance update to its popular Adobe® Acrobat® software to registered users at no additional charge. All registered Acrobat 4.0 users will receive the Acrobat 4.05 CD. In North America, the Acrobat 4.05 CD will begin shipping December 1st, 1999, and customers should receive the CD within four to six weeks. For international customers, the update will begin shipping in mid-January, 2000, and customers should receive the CD within four to six weeks. Since Adobe will be automatically distributing Acrobat 4.05 to all registered users, those who haven’t already registered their product should do so at

Customers in North America who have already ordered their update will not be charged and will receive an Acrobat 4.05 CD within four to six weeks of availability. In North America, immediate requests can still be fulfilled via Adobe’s tollfree number 800/272-3623 for a rush production charge of $14.95 plus shipping and handling. International rush requests should be placed through Adobe support providers beginning January 3, 2000. For a complete list of Adobe support providers please visit

In addition to providing the maintenance fixes, Acrobat 4.05 includes a new feature called Web Buy that enables users to download and read eBooks. Adobe will make available several classic books for electronic download using the new Acrobat Reader. Customers can choose from among more than 20 books located at the website including "A Christmas Carol" by Charles Dickens; "A Modest Proposal" by Jonathan Swift; "Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland" by Lewis Carroll; "Frankenstein" by Mary Shelley; "Gulliver’s Travels" by Jonathan Swift; and "Hamlet" by William Shakespeare, and many more.

Adobe ePaper® Solutions are an integrated set of applications and technologies that allow users to capture, collaborate and distribute information with unmatched fidelity and reliability. The ePaper Solutions product family is built around Adobe Acrobat software and provides essential building blocks for intelligent integration of paper and digital workflows. Adobe and its partners are developing new applications that help many businesses increase efficiency and profitability by better understanding the strategic value of integrating paper and the Web.

Mark Heisten
Public Relations Manager, ePaper Solutions
Adobe Systems Incorporated
Ph. 408/536-3421
Fx. 408/537-4024

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