By: E&P Staff
Adobe Systems Inc., San Jose, Calif., said it will integrate its new Acrobat 9 Pro software into Adobe Creative Suite 3.3 Design Premium and Standard editions, Creative Suite 3.3 Web Premium and Creative Suite 3.3 Master Collection editions. Adobe Creative Suite 3.3 Design Premium also includes Adobe Fireworks CS3 as a special offering for designers who need to rapidly prototype and generate Web sites.
With Acrobat 9 Pro, designers can combine PDF files, video, audio, and other documents into easy-to-distribute PDF Portfolios, which are simple to browse using customizable interactive navigation designed in Adobe Flash. Designers also can include Adobe Flash Player-compatible video and application files in their PDF files, and then play back this content in Acrobat 9 Pro and Adobe Reader 9 software.
Users can create and manage forms and collect forms data more easily using Acrobat 9 Pro and Acrobat.com, according to Adobe. A public beta for free sign-up, Acrobat.com is a suite of hosted services Adobe has just introduced. Designers using Acrobat 9 can access Acrobat.com to literally be on the same page with clients, co-navigating PDF documents in real-time. Clients only need Adobe Reader1 to participate.
With the intelligent Overprint Preview feature, print professionals now can accurately view interactions between overlapping objects because Overprint Preview automatically toggles on and off in Acrobat 9 Pro and Adobe Reader 9. Print professionals also can reliably convert colors from one color space to another, switch RGB and CMYK blacks to solid black, and map one color to another color (including to Pantone spot colors). The Compare Documents feature identifies differences including changes to text, text formatting, images, line weights and backgrounds between versions of documents.
Adobe Fireworks CS3, now bundled with Creative Suite 3.3 Design Premium edition, provides designers with a flexible tool to prototype Web pages for interactive design projects. It includes a common library of prebuilt assets, enables fast editing of vector artwork and bitmap images, and allows integration with Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, Dreamweaver and Flash.