Acrobat 8 enhances CS 2.3 and its support for Adobe PDF workflows.
Version 8 of Adobe’s Acrobat Professional software will be integrated into the company’s Adobe Creative Suite 2.3 Premium, says 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 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 long-term archiving.
Adobe Creative Suite 2.3 Premium also bundles Dreamweaver 8, a tool for designing, developing, and maintaining standards-based websites and applications. According to Adobe, future versions of its Creative Suite will integrate Dreamweaver as a replacement for Adobe Go-Live (Adobe will continue to develop Go-Live as a standalone product).
With Creative Suite 2.3, users can:
* Participate in e-mail and Web-based reviews when enabled by Acrobat 8;
* Utilize the Start Meeting feature with built-in access to Adobe Acrobat Connect (formerly Breeze), a Web-hosted subscription service that supports online collaboration;
* Automatically fix problems identified in preflight review in PDF, including hairlines, color space, transparency flattening, font embedding, and image resolution; and
* Use enhanced JDF support and support for transparency-flattener presets.
MSRP: $1199 for full version, $159 for an upgrade from Adobe Creative Suite 2 Premium, $549 for an upgrade from Creative Suite 1.x Premium and Standard.