Adobe officially released it’s Acrobat 9 series, whihc is likely to give customers reason to compare the two suites “Microsoft Office” & “Acrobat 9” side-by-side, as branches out into online applications, more and better document collaboration, and Flash animation embedding.
The functionality gap is narrowing between Microsoft Office and Adobe Acrobat, at least in the category of document production. Granted, Acrobat has no counterpart to Excel. But Office has no counterpart to Flash either, and its integration into the creation of both PDF documents and PDF-based presentations — a feature greatly expanded in Adobe’s Acrobat 9 series.
“Real-time collaboration on a server that you don’t have to configure makes shared reviews a quantum leap in Acrobat development,” reads an article by independent contributor Ted Padova to Adobe’s user community site. “This new feature is a huge welcome for any Acrobat users who have wanted to engage in Shared Reviews, but were unable to host files on a server properly configured for sharing reviews. In Acrobat 9, Adobe has taken care of all the server configurations–all you have to do is choose Comments > Send for Shared Review.”