Adobe Systems Inc. today announced a
public beta of Acrobat Reader for the Palm OS, but Mac users are going to have to wait before they can get their hands on it.
According to a statement provided by the company, Acrobat Reader for the Palm is available for the Windows family of products — support for the Macintosh “is expected in future versions.”
When the Mac version arrives, you will be able to utilize the HotSync feature of the Palm through an included desktop application and a Palm OS viewer. When you want to upload a PDF to the Palm, simply open the desktop application and drop the PDF file onto it. The next time a HotSync is done the PDF file is transferred to the Palm’s viewing application.
You must have Palm OS 3.1 and a minimum available memory of 200K. Adobe also indicates that files created using newly released Acrobat 5 will provide for a better reading experience because they are automatically tagged with information on the document structure and organization. We’ll keep you up-to-date on the Mac version as details become available.