The Adobe Acrobat 6.0 product line is now available from
Adobe Systems Inc..
The Acrobat family for Macintosh — Acrobat 6.0 Professional, Acrobat 6.0 Standard — offers different levels of functionality to address specific customer needs. Acrobat 6.0 Standard is an entry-level application that offers electronic review management and commenting tools. It allows users to initiate, participate in and track the review of documents. The review tracker automatically creates a list of people to whom a document is sent and tracks whether or not feedback was received; reviews can be initiated using e-mail.
Acrobat 6.0 Professional is targeted to business, engineering and creative professionals. It offers all the features of Acrobat 6.0 Standard, as well as tools for modifying the structure of tagged Adobe PDF files, creating Adobe PDF forms, and checking document accessibility for people with visual disabilities.
Adobe Reader 6.0 software, an upgraded and re-named version of the free Acrobat Reader, is also available. With Adobe Reader 6.0, you can view and print Adobe PDF files that look just like the original documents, with all fonts, formatting and colors intact. Adobe Reader also lets you fill in Adobe PDF forms and view Adobe Photoshop Album Slide Shows and eCards.
Acrobat 6.0 Professional and Acrobat 6.0 Standard are compatible with Mac OS X 10.2.2 and higher and are immediately available for the English language. French and German language versions are expected to ship the first week of June and Japanese language versions are due in early July.
Acrobat 6.0 Professional has an estimated street price of US$449. Registered users of Acrobat 4.0 and Acrobat 5.0 can upgrade to Acrobat 6.0 Professional for $149. Acrobat 6.0 Standard is priced at $299. Registered users of Acrobat 4.0 and Acrobat 5.0 can upgrade to Acrobat 6.0 Standard for $99. The products also are available through Adobe’s licensing programs.