Adobe today released an update for Acrobat, the company’s software to make PDF documents. The update addresses several small issues with the previous release, as well as adding a new feature and Carbonizing it for Mac OS X.
The biggest feature implemented in Acrobat 5.0.5 is the availability of PDFMaker macro buttons in Microsoft Office. When installed, PDFMaker puts two buttons in Office’s button bar — clicking on one of the buttons will create a PDF document from within the Office application (Word, Excel or PowerPoint), the other button creates a PDF document and attaches it to a message in your default email program.
The PDFMaker functionality is only available in the Classic environment, not OS X.
“There are limitations within OS X that don’t allow us to do certain things in this version of Acrobat — one of them is share space with applications. We can’t, under OS X, add those icons to the Office suite,” Rick Armstrong, group product manager for Acrobat told MacCentral.
Acrobat 5.0.5 is available from Adobe’s Web site.