Adobe unveils Acrobat XI software with new capabilities for mobile devices


Infotech Lead India: Adobe Systems has unveiled Adobe Acrobat XI software to address today’s complex document challenges.

Umang Bedi MD, South Asia Adobe Unveiling Acrobat XI

The software will now feature complete PDF editing and export to Microsoft PowerPoint; along with new capabilities and functionality designed for tablets and mobile devices, such as touch-friendly capabilities on tablets and smartphones allowing users to add comments, fill in, save and sign forms.

Acrobat XI also supports IT departments with more seamless Microsoft Office and SharePoint integration, easy deployment, applications virtualization and robust application security to help provide a low cost of ownership and sound return on investment.

The software addresses the mounting productivity inefficiencies and cost of document-based challenges. According to a recent whitepaper from IDC, a typical company with 1,000 employees has a productivity cost of US$15.9 million annually. Addressing these inefficiencies would be tantamount to hiring an additional 213 people.

“To help keep Indian businesses globally competitive, we see our customers focusing on boosting collaboration, extending infrastructure so employees can be just as productive on tablets and smartphones as they are on laptops, and investing to make their business secure in an increasingly digital and complex environment,” said Umang Bedi, managing director – South Asia, Adobe.

“Acrobat has been a trusted desktop solution for leading organizations across the country for many years, and the release of Acrobat XI will continue to help address productivity challenges and boost organizational efficiency,” Bedi added.

With Adobe Acrobat XI, users can edit PDF files, modify paragraphs, images, and objects by simply clicking and dragging using the new, intuitive Edit Text and Images tool. They can work with PDF files across tablets and smartphones in touch-friendly Adobe Reader to annotate and add comments, as well as fill in, sign and save forms. PDF documents can also be saved as PowerPoint, Word or Excel files or reuse parts of or entire PDF files as Microsoft Office documents and Web pages without retyping. Reflow paragraph text without disturbing format.

Additionally the software comes with improved protection of all PDF files created from Microsoft PowerPoint, Word, and Excel to help prevent copying, editing, or printing without permission. Adobe Acrobat XI also integrates more seamlessly with Microsoft Office and Microsoft SharePoint, enabling users to do more with PDF in an Office or SharePoint environment.

Kevin M. Lynch, SVP and GM of Acrobat and Document Services at Adobe, said, “Working with online forms, collaborative PDF reviews and signatures are the everyday norm for business professionals who were once simply content creators. IT departments need to support these changes while maintaining and maximizing the use of existing infrastructures and systems, as well as provide support and services that enable their organizations to take advantage of new business opportunities, improve results, justify return on investment, and lower the total cost of ownership.”

Acrobat XI and its associated products are scheduled to ship within 30 days.

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