Adobe New Acrobat XI Releases This Month


SAN JOSE, CA- (BUSINESS WIRE) Adobe Systems Incorporated unveiled Acrobat® XI software with cloud services earlier this week. The standard for PDF software will now feature complete PDF editing and export to Microsoft PowerPoint; touch-friendly capabilities on tablets and newly integrated cloud services.

Adobe XI helps users expedite document and Web contract approvals from weeks to hours with electronic signatures using the integrated Adobe EchoSign electronic signature service. Simplify forms creation, distribution and results analysis using the included Adobe FormsCentral desktop app.

This new verson also includes enhanced mobile capabilities allowing users to work with PDF files across tablets and smartphones in touch-friendly Adobe Reader to annotate and add comments, as well as fill in, sign and save forms. Users will also be able to save PDF documents as PowerPoint, Word or Excel files or reuse parts of or entire PDF files as Microsoft Office documents and Web pages without retyping or need to reformat.

Adobe XI also offers improved protection of all PDF files created from Microsoft PowerPoint, Word, and Excel to help prevent copying, editing, or printing without permission.

New and improved IT features and functionality now enable IT professionals to standardize on an easy to use, full-featured, consistent, trusted PDF Reader now with full support for iPads and Android tablets.

Adobe XI will allow users to edit PDF files, modify paragraphs, images, and objects by simply clicking and dragging using the new, intuitive Edit Text and Images tool. Arrange and visually merge select content and multiple documents into one organized PDF file, while retaining source file integrity.

“The compounding complexity of work has never been more pressing. As the number of mobile devices and the use of cloud services surge, information workers must be empowered to work more effectively with documents anywhere on any device,” said Melissa Webster, program vice president, IDC. “They need a solution that enables them to collaborate with others inside and outside the firewall while at the same time meeting IT and organizational requirements for streamlined management, application security, and secure delivery of information – all with a high ROI.”

Acrobat XI and its associated products are scheduled to ship within 30 days. Acrobat XI Standard is expected to be US$299 ($139 upgrade). Acrobat XI Pro is expected to be US$449 ($199 upgrade). Pricing for Education available through the Adobe Education Store. Pricing for Government available through the Adobe Government Store. A free 30-day trial of Acrobat Pro will be available upon product ship; cloud service trials are also available for Adobe EchoSign and Adobe FormsCentral. A Reader XI free download will be available at upon product ship. Adobe EchoSign starts at $14.95/month*. The Adobe FormsCentral subscription pricing starts at $14.99/month.

Source: Adobe Systems, Inc.