Archive: Collaboration & Exchange
Kofax has announced an agreement to integrate Adobe
Systems' LiveCycle Barcoded Forms into its Ascent Capture
platform, enabling companies, government agencies, and large
organizations which process large volumes of paper forms to
automate the collection of form data for use in business
applications and databases.
Adobe Systems announces that its Acrobat 7.0 software is now shipping,
as is its new LiveCycle Policy Server.
Adobe Systems has posted the official release of its free
Adobe Reader 7.0 software, offering enhanced features and
Adobe Systems has begun selling both the full version of and
upgrades to its Acrobat 7.0 family of software products,
currently available only for online purchase and immediate
download from its Adobe Store.
Adobe Systems Incorporated announced it has acquired OKYZ S.A. -- a privately held French company specializing in 3D collaboration software. The acquisition allows Adobe to make good use of OKYZ's technology by adding 3D functionality to Adobe's enterprise process management system, the Intelligent Document Platform (IDP).
With the anticipated release of the English-language versions of Adobe's Acrobat 7.0 family of products due by year's end, numerous publishers, authors and bookstores are following close behind with a new array of educational books designed to help new and experienced users learn the respective capabilities of Acrobat 7.0 Professional and/or Standard -- and at least one book focusing on the version 7.0 Adobe Reader.
Amazon.com is currently accepting pre-orders for full
versions of and upgrades to the Acrobat 7 product family,
noting that the product will be released on December 29.
Five Across recently announced a new workgroup
server and the addition of RSS support for its instant
messaging client software.
With the shortest Acrobat product cycle in company history, Adobe
Systems today announced the forthcoming release of its Acrobat 7
lineup of Portable Document Format (PDF)-oriented products. They are
slated to begin shipping by the end of 2004, according to the
company; Acrobat 6 shipped in mid-2003. Acrobat has more typically
been on an 18-month product cycle. Planet PDF is developing a range
of articles to showcase the next version of Acrobat and the free
Adobe Reader, including a variety of new and enhanced features. Check
back soon for further details.
On the eve of Adobe's announcement of Acrobat 7, Planet
PDF talked with Pam Deziel, Director of Marketing for Acrobat
on the desktop, about a few of the new
and enhanced features in the product family and about her
history with the company -- and particularly her decade-old
involvement with PDF. Deziel was a member of the Acrobat team
from versions 1.0 to 3.0, then returned as plans were taking
shape for the just-announced version that is due to begin
shipping in late 2004.