The first time this technology made it to the public eyes and years was in 1991, when it was called Interchange PostScript, but the next year, at Comdex Fall, this new technology called PDF 1.0 won a "best of Comdex" award. On the 15th of June 1993, the tools required to create and read files using this new document format were launched. Everything that followed is history, and today things look great - the PDF format supports a lot of features, and the last version of Adobe Acrobat Professional, the tool used to create PDFs and to manipulate them in various ways is here waiting to be reviewed...
After almost two years since the last version, 7, which was released in January 2005, Adobe takes out the new weapon called Adobe Acrobat Professional 8. This version was released a few days ago, and its setup package is 263MB in size. To install this program you'll have to own almost 1GB of free space on your hard drive, but this size doesn't come just to host a nice interface and a comprehensive documentation, since what we have here is a heavy-weight champion, as we are already used with most Adobe products.
- Enable anyone using free Adobe Reader software (version 7.0 or 8) to participate in document reviews, fill and save electronic forms offline, and digitally sign documents.
- Combine documents, drawings, and rich media content into a single, polished Adobe PDF document. Optimize file size and arrange files in any order regardless of file type, dimensions, or orientation.
- Send documents for review and track which reviewers have contributed feedback. Compile comments into a single PDF document with one-button ease and sort them by author, date, or page.
- Create Adobe PDF documents with one-button ease from Microsoft Office applications. Windows users can also create Adobe PDF documents from Outlook, Internet Explorer, Project, Visio, Access, Publisher, AutoCAD, and Lotus Notes.
- Combine multiple files as PDF documents in a searchable, sortable PDF package that maintains the individual security settings and digital signatures of each included PDF document.
Size | 478 Mb