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).
On the verge of the expected release of version 7.0 of its
Acrobat family of products before year's end, Adobe Systems
has posted update patches for the English and Japanese
versions of Acrobat 6.x (Professional and Standard) and the
free Adobe Reader 6.x.
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.
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.
Adobe Systems is offering a series of free, English-language
workshops for Acrobat developers in London, Munich and Paris
during the week of November 22. With Adobe's recent announcement of Acrobat 7, the topics covered in this session will include new features and functionality in Acrobat 7, Adobe Reader 7, Adobe LiveCycle Designer 7 and how these products integrate with Adobe LiveCycle tools.
AdLib eDocument Solutions has announced an update to AdLib eXpress. Adding support for Unicode fonts, version 2.9 can be accessed from multiple platforms such as Linux and Unix due to its integration with AdLib's complimentary Exponent product.
Autodesk and Bluebeam Software are developing joint
solutions to enable AutoCAD users to more easily convert
AutoCAD drawings into DWF (Design Web Format) digital files.
With its introduction of the Jaws PDF Creator software development kit (SDK), Global Graphics is offering software developers and system integrators a new tool to incorporate PDF-creation capability into their own or their customers' applications.