Adobe Systems Inc.
today announced a public beta of
Acrobat Reader 2.0
is available from the company’s Web site.
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With the new version users will have the ability to synchronize Adobe PDF files to their Palm devices from the Macintosh platform. In addition to English, Adobe has also added four additional languages: French, German, Italian and Spanish.
Version 2.0 also allows users to access password protected Adobe PDF documents, and view the documents in color.
“The initial Acrobat Reader for Palm OS release received an enthusiastic welcome from corporations and consumers alike, with well over one million copies downloaded from the Adobe Web site,” said Rick Bess, director of Acrobat Reader product management. “With enhancements in the latest version, we’re now able to offer a much larger audience more freedom in the way they access visually rich Adobe PDF content. As we move forward, our goal is to help Acrobat customers streamline their business processes even further by extending the reach of Adobe PDF to devices of all kinds.”
According to Adobe, PDF files created using Acrobat 5.0, Adobe InDesign 2.0 and Adobe PageMaker 7.0 will offer the best reading experience on Palm Powered devices because they are automatically tagged with information on page structure and organization.
The public beta of Acrobat Reader for Palm OS, version 2.0 is
available free of charge
at for Windows 98, Windows NT 4.0, Windows ME, Windows 2000 (users must have Palm Desktop 3.0.1 or higher) and Windows XP, Mac OS 9.X and Mac OS X.1 (Classic mode), and Palm Powered devices with Palm OS 3.5 or higher and a minimum available memory of 315K.
The public beta version of the product is available in English only. French, German, Italian and Spanish language localizations are expected to be available shortly after the English shipping version. The shipping product is expected to be available by the end of June 2002.