PDF A, E and X support among host of features added to Acrobat X

Simon Nias
Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Adobe Systems has unveiled the latest version of its flagship PDF-creation software, Acrobat X, and its free PDF viewer, Acrobat X Reader.

Acrobat X comes in Standard and Pro versions, while Acrobat X Suite joins Acrobat X Pro with Photoshop CS5 and a number of Adobe’s rich media applications.

In addition to a raft of new features, Adobe has added support for PDF/A, PDF/E and PDF/X, allowing users to create documents that conform to these standards and fix those that don’t.

Also new in Acrobat X Pro is an Action Wizard that allows users to automate routine, multistep tasks into a guided action that can then be applied to a single PDF or batches of files.

Kevin Lynch, vice president and general manager of Acrobat, Digital Enterprise Solutions Group, Adobe, said: "Today, more than ever, people need to communicate and collaborate reliably and professionally with people outside their organisation.

"Acrobat X is a response to this dynamic – to drive more fluid collaboration and to create richer experiences in today’s fast-paced, complex business environments."

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