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									 ADOBE ACROBAT

Presented by: Theresa James
              Helen Mueller
         INTRODUCTION

• Our presentation is on Adobe Acrobat
  and the Acrobat family of products
  available
           OBJECTIVES

• To provide you with a brief overview of
  Adobe Acrobat and the Acrobat family of
  products as well as some information on
  system requirements (“Minimum” and
  “Recommended”) and free downloads of
  product trial versions available
              AGENDA

• A look at Adobe Acrobat 3.0
• Brief overviews of Adobe Acrobat
  Capture 2.0, Adobe Acrobat Reader 3.02,
  and Adobe Acrobat Forms Plug-in
  Update
• Wrap up with conclusions
• Answer any questions
        ADOBE ACROBAT 3.0

• Adobe Acrobat 3.0 is just one of many
  products developed by Adobe Systems
  Incorporated
• It provides the fastest way to publish any
  document online, empowering everyone
  to create and share documents across
  platforms while maintaining the
  documents’ original look and feel
       ADOBE ACROBAT 3.0
• Acrobat 3.0 works with existing Web
  browser and servers, so all you need to
  instantly access Portable Document
  Format (PDF) files on the Web is the free
  Adobe Acrobat Reader software
• It is independent of platforms,
  applications, and distribution media
• It is the ideal basis for document
  distribution, archiving, and retrieval
  strategy
         ADOBE ACROBAT 3.0

• It includes a complete tool set for converting
  electronic files created in your favorite
  applications into PDF and publishing them on
  your Web site, intranet, CD-ROM, or
  distributing them by e-mail
   – Acrobat Reader for viewing PDF documents
   – Acrobat Exchange(R) for adding navigational links,
     annotations, and security options
   – Acrobat PDF Writer for creating PDF files from
     you favorite business applications
       ADOBE ACROBAT 3.0

• Adobe Acrobat is available for a number
  of platforms including MAC, Windows
  (3.1, 95, NT), UNIX, and Ten-Pack
• Upgrades available for all platforms
  include Acrobat 3.0 (Free), Acrobat 1.0,
  2.0, or Acrobat Exchange, Acrobat Pro
  2.0 or 2.1, and Acrobat for Workgroups
  Ten-Pack
       ADOBE ACROBAT 3.0

• Acrobat 3.0 is also available in a number
  of other languages including Dutch,
  French, German, Italian, Japanese, Latin
  American/Spanish, Castilian Spanish,
  and Swedish
Streamline Graphic Arts Workflow
    from Design to Production
• Acrobat 3.0 enables you to create
  compact, cross-platform electronic
  documents with fonts, colours, formatting
  and images embedded when you create
  brochures, catalogues, direct mail pieces,
  ads, or other publications in any
  application and save them in Portable
  Document Format (PDF) with Acrobat
  3.0.
Streamline Graphic Arts Workflow
    from Design to Production
• With this kind of efficiency at work, the
  review, editing, preflighting, and
  production processes are all significantly
  expedited
• Put your work up for review instantly,
  anywhere, by distributing it in a PDF file
  via e-mail or on your intranet
Streamline Graphic Arts Workflow
    from Design to Production
• Make necessary changes, then send your
  compact PDF document electronically to
  the printer, with all its fonts, colours,
  images, and graphics embedded
• This facilitates preflighting and virtually
  eliminates opportunities for error
  throughout the process
Streamline Graphic Arts Workflow
    from Design to Production
• Using PDF also:
  – Drastically reduces the time searching for
    missing fonts and images
  – Cuts down on the number of jobs returned
    to you with missing resources
  – Decreases the time it takes to make the file
    print-ready at the print site
 Distribute Marketing Documents
 Electronically To Be Viewed and
  Printed Anywhere - Exactly As
             Created
• You can rest easy knowing that what you
  created and viewed on your computer
  will look exactly the same to the recipient
  - whether you’ve e-mailed it to Japan,
  posted it on your corporate intranet or
  Web site, or saved it on CD-ROM.
• It can be viewed or printed anywhere
  exactly as you intended
   Provide Access to Paper-Based
 Information by Getting It On-Line
• With a desktop scanner and Acrobat 3.0
  you can easily convert paper documents,
  such as paper letters, contracts,
  insurance forms, or legal documents, into
  compact, searchable PDF files ready for
  publishing on your intranet, Web site, or
  by e-mail or CD-ROM
   Provide Access to Paper-Based
 Information by Getting It On-Line
• For converting large volumes of
  documents or entire archives of printed
  material into PDF, use Adobe Acrobat
  Capture(R) 2.0 software.
  Differences Between Acrobat 3.0
 and Acrobat 3.01 for Windows(R)
• For Windows 95:
  – Acrobat 3.01 adds MS Office macros to
    support Office 97 (in addition to Office 95)
• For Windows 95 and Windows NT:
  – Acrobat Exchange(R) 3.01 and Acrobat
    Reader 3.01 enable improved integration
    with MS Internet Explorer, including
    support for submitting PDF forms to Web
    servers and displaying search highlighting
        Differences between
    Acrobat 3.0 and Acrobat 3.01
• As a note, other differences are listed for
  both Macintosh systems and UNIX
  systems
• These can be reviewed at the adobe web
  site (included in conclusions section)
         MISCELLANEOUS
          INFORMATION
• The Adobe Acrobat 3.0 web site also
  offers tips and information on some other
  related areas including Creating PDF
  Files, Enhancing PDF Files, Integrated
  Viewing, and Optimization for the
  Internet
         ADOBE ACROBAT 3.0
       SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS
• Minimum                             • Recommended
•   i386(TM), i486(TM), Pentium(R),   •   Pentium processor-based
    or Pentium Pro processor-based        personal computer
    personal computer                 •   Windows 95 or Windows NT
•   MS Windows 3.1, Windows 95,or     •   16 MB of RAM (24 MB for
    Windows NT 3.51 or later              Windows NT)
•   8 MB of RAM (16 MB for            •   CD-ROM drive
    Windows NT) for Acrobat           •   40 MB of available hard-disk
    Reader, Exchange, or Catalogue        space
•   16 MB of RAM (24 MB for
    Windows NT) for Acrobat
    Distiller or Capture Plug-in
•   CD-ROM drive (1.44 MB floppy
    disks available on request
ADOBE ACROBAT READER 3.02
    A BRIEF OVERVIEW
• Acrobat Reader 3.02 can be downloaded off the
  website free
• It is the fastest way to publish any document on
  your corporate Intranet, on the Web, or on
  CD-ROM
• It enables you to view, navigate, and browse
  PDF files seamlessly, either inside a Web
  browser or in a standalone application
• System requirements are similar to those for
  Acrobat 3.0
        Differences Between
     Acrobat Reader 3.0 and 3.01
• Acrobat Reader version 3.01 for
  Windows, Macintosh, and UNIX [and
  Acrobat Reader 3.0 for OS/2(R)] will
  allow users to find, select, and copy text
  when they view PDF files within Web
  browsers
• It also includes enhanced security on
  links to external applications
ADOBE ACROBAT CAPTURE 2.0
    A BRIEF OVERVIEW
• With Adobe(R) Acrobat(R) Capture(R)
  2.0 software, you can easily turn volumes
  of paper into searchable PDF libraries.
• It’s perfect for forms, manuals,
  specifications, books - any important
  document you need to make accessible on
  your Web site or intranet
ADOBE ACROBAT CAPTURE 2.0
    A BRIEF OVERVIEW
• With this software you can convert scanned
  pages to PDF format - Acrobat Capture
  performs character, font and page recognition
• Anyone with free Acrobat Reader software can
  view PDF files within their Web browsers
• PDF files are searchable with standard Web
  search engines
• It works with all the most popular scanners
• In batch-processing mode, your system can
  convert thousands of pages
    KEY FEATURES OF
ADOBE ACROBAT CAPTURE 2.0
•   Choose from a variety of scanning options
•   Accurately perform OCR, font, and page recognition
•   View and enhance your electronic documents
•   Distribute files in a variety of ways
•   Fine-tune your files to optimize searchability
•   Integrate Acrobat Capture with your existing software
•   View, Navigate, and Print PDF Files
• Store, Manage, and Send PDF Files
• Convert Paper to PDF
• Serve PDF Files on the Web
ADOBE ACROBAT CAPTURE 2.0
  SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS
• The system requirements are fairly
  similar to Acrobat 3.0 and Acrobat
  Reader 3.01
       ADOBE ACROBAT
    FORMS PLUG-IN UPDATE
            (Product Description)
• Adobe(R) Acrobat(R) 3.0 software
  currently has a forms feature. Adobe
  Acrobat Forms Update adds powerful
  new forms features to PDF files making it
  faster and easier to exchange information
  either in familiar paper or electronic
  forms converted to PDF files with
  Acrobat 3.0, or as dynamic interactive
  database templates
   ACROBAT FORMS PLUG-IN
   UPDATE - KEY FEATURES
• JavaScript can be used for performing actions
  such as client-side field validation and
  calculations
• Export Forms allows users to save a form and
  its data to a local hard drive
• Dynamic Page Templates allow the creator to
  specify a first, last, and any number of middle
  pages to support form applications such as
  database publishing and high-end printing of
  bills and other forms
   ACROBAT FORMS PLUG-IN
   UPDATE - KEY FEATURES
• Embedded PDF Graphics Support allows the
  user to embed PDF graphics within forms and
  then submit those graphics to a Web server
• Send Acrobat Forms data to a database - works
  with Web servers via standard Web server CGI
  scripts (a PDF form can replace HTML forms
  with little or no change to existing scripts)
   ACROBAT FORMS PLUG-IN
   UPDATE - KEY FEATURES
• The Acrobat FDF (Forms Data Format)
  Toolkit, which allows you to easily create and
  parse the Acrobat FDF, is available through
  Adobe Developer Relations on their Web site.
  It allows you to manipulate form information
  as a data tree, and extract and populate forms
  with graphical data.
• This update requires Acrobat 3.01 or Acrobat
  Reader 3.01
ACROBAT FORMS RESOURCES
     FDF TOOLKIT 2.0
• If you want to learn how to send data to
  and from a Web server with PDF Forms,
  you should read this document. Learn
  how to use FDF to reprogram field
  properties on the fly, update fields in a
  form without changing the form, and
  compose PDF documents from a server
  based on a user’s input
          CONCLUSION
• As you can see, the list of Adobe Acrobat
  family products is quite extensive, and
  the details too numerous to view in one
  session.
• Each product is broken down into
  various components when it comes to
  system requirements - also too detailed
  for our presentation, but the information
  can be reviewed at the Adobe web site.
          CONCLUSIONS
• Also notice how each product is not only
  made to operate with other software
  applications, but in conjunction with each
  other as well to form a kind of “total”
  package
• If you go to www.adobe.com, you will
  find a number of applications that are
  downloadable for free within the
  different categories of ADOBE products
FOR YOUR INFORMATION
            Terms Defined
• PARSE v.t.: describe (a word) or analyze
  (a sentence) in terms of grammar
• PREFLIGHTING: checking a document
  for errors before it is “output”

								
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