Adobe Offers New Acrobat eBook Reader for European Markets
Thursday, October 11, 2001
FRANKFURT, Germany---Oct. 10, 2001-- Adobe Systems, Incorporated, the leader in Network Publishing, today announced the availability of the Adobe Acrobat eBook Reader(TM) for international markets. International eBook Readers are now available in French, German and Spanish and can be downloaded at no charge from the respective international Adobe Web sites. Localized eBook content in each of these regions can also be accessed through the "Bookstore'' button within the Acrobat eBook Reader. "With the release of French, German and Spanish versions of the Acrobat eBook Reader, users in numerous countries will now have access to graphically-rich, interactive and dynamic reading experiences through Adobe PDF-based eBooks,'' said James Alexander, director of eBooks at Adobe. "Adobe recognizes the benefits of eBooks for professional and international markets and we are determined to extendthe availability of our eBook Reader to anyone who would benefit from this technology.'' The Adobe Acrobat eBook Reader is the only eBook reader available in German, French and Spanish for both the PC and Macintosh platforms. The Acrobat eBook Readers offer users vivid, visually accurate representations of graphics-intensive eBooks, such as college textbooks, product manuals and children's books. Features of the international Acrobat eBook Readers include the ability to highlight text and make annotations within an eBook, two-page layout, electronic bookmarks, quick text search and integrated access to the Web. Adobe PDF-based eBooks can be created with Adobe professional layout products such as Adobe InDesign(TM), secured and distributed with the Adobe Content Server, and delivered to the consumer via the Acrobat eBook Reader.