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New Adobe Acrobat 8 Professional Enhances Adobe Creative Suite 2.3


Adobe Creative Suite 2.3 Adds Essential Tools for Creating, Collaborating and Controlling Output of PDF Files; Now Ships with Dreamweaver 8

SAN JOSE, Calif. “” Sept. 18, 2006 “” Adobe Systems Incorporated (Nasdaq:ADBE) to­day an­nounced that Adobe® Acrobat® 8 Professional soft­ware (see sep­a­rate re­lease is­sued to­day) will be in­te­grat­ed in­to Adobe Creative Suite® 2.3 Premium. Adobe Acrobat 8 Professional en­hances Adobe Creative Suite 2.3 and its sup­port for Adobe PDF work­flows with ad­vanced tools for cre­at­ing, col­lab­o­rat­ing, and con­trol­ling the out­put of high-quality Adobe PDF files.

Adobe Creative Suite 2.3 Premium al­so bun­dles Dreamweaver® 8, the industry-leading Web de­sign and de­vel­op­ment tool. Dreamweaver 8 sup­ports best prac­tices and broad­er Web work­flows for ef­fi­cient­ly de­sign­ing, de­vel­op­ing and main­tain­ing standards-based Web sites and ap­pli­ca­tions. Future ver­sions of Adobe Creative Suite will in­te­grate Dreamweaver as a re­place­ment for Adobe GoLive®. Adobe will con­tin­ue to de­vel­op GoLive as a stand­alone product.

“Acrobat 8 Professional en­ables print­ers to achieve bet­ter qual­i­ty while au­tomat­ing work­flows and con­trol­ling costs, and to­geth­er with the re­cent­ly re­leased Adobe PDF Print Engine de­liv­ers the first end-to-end na­tive PDF work­flow,” said Mark Hilton, vice pres­i­dent of prod­uct man­age­ment. “In ad­di­tion, we de­cid­ed it was the right time to de­liv­er Dreamweaver with Creative Suite 2.3, so cus­tomers can make the tran­si­tion to the industry’s lead­ing Web de­sign and de­vel­op­ment tool.”

More Powerful PDF Workflows
Adobe Creative Suite 2.3 Premium in­te­grates Acrobat 8 Professional to en­able cre­ative and print pro­fes­sion­als to ef­fi­cient­ly cre­ate, col­lab­o­rate with, and au­to­mate out­put of Adobe PDF files. In ad­di­tion to sup­port­ing industry-standard PDF/X-1a and PDF/X-3 files, Acrobat 8 Professional now out­puts PDF/X-4 for na­tive trans­paren­cy sup­port, as well as PDF/A for long-term archiving.

Creative work­groups can now eas­i­ly set up shared re­views so par­tic­i­pants can see and re­spond to each other’s com­ments as they re­view. Users of Adobe Reader® 8 can par­tic­i­pate in new shared re­views when en­abled by Acrobat 8, as well as email- and Web-based re­views, dig­i­tal­ly sign doc­u­ments, and sub­mit com­plet­ed forms. Acrobat 8 Professional al­so in­tro­duces the Start Meeting fea­ture with built-in ac­cess to Adobe Acrobat Connectâ„¢ (for­mer­ly Breeze), a Web-hosted sub­scrip­tion ser­vice that sup­ports real-time on­line col­lab­o­ra­tion for ge­o­graph­i­cal­ly dis­persed cre­ative teams and their clients (avail­able in the U.S. on­ly at ship).

With Creative Suite 2.3, print­ers can au­to­mat­i­cal­ly fix prob­lems iden­ti­fied dur­ing pre-flight re­view in PDF, in­clud­ing hair­lines, col­or space, trans­paren­cy flat­ten­ing, font em­bed­ding, and im­age res­o­lu­tion. Enhanced sup­port for au­to­mat­ed JDF work­flows en­ables print­ers to au­to­mat­i­cal­ly out­put and val­i­date PDF files from Adobe InDesign® CS2 soft­ware. Tighter in­te­gra­tion with Creative Suite 2.3, in­clud­ing the abil­i­ty to syn­chro­nize col­or set­tings be­tween Acrobat and oth­er com­po­nents, sup­port for trans­paren­cy flat­ten­er pre­sets, and a shared print en­gine, fur­ther en­hance PDF-based workflows.

Pricing and Availability
Adobe ex­pects to ship Adobe Creative Suite 2.3 plus Dreamweaver 8 for Microsoft Windows and Macintosh in English, French, German, and Japanese in the fourth quar­ter 2006. Estimated street prices will be US$1199 for the full ver­sion of Adobe Creative Suite 2.3 Premium, US$159 for an up­grade from Adobe Creative Suite 2 Premium, and US$549 for an up­grade from Creative Suite 1.x Premium and Standard. Information about oth­er lan­guage ver­sions, as well as pric­ing, up­grade, and sup­port poli­cies for oth­er coun­tries is avail­able on www​.adobe​.com .

About Adobe Systems Incorporated
Adobe rev­o­lu­tion­izes how the world en­gages with ideas and in­for­ma­tion – any­time, any­where and through any medi­um. For more in­for­ma­tion, vis­it www​.adobe​.com .

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