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Adobe Further Integrates PDF into Web Workflow

Press release from the issuing company

SAN JOSE, Calif.--Nov. 18, 2002--Adobe Systems Incorporated, the leader in network publishing, today announced the Adobe GoLive PDF Module and a new version of the Adobe Web Collection, two offerings that further integrate Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF) into the Web publishing workflow. The GoLive PDF Module enables Web developers to convert HTML files to Adobe PDF for easier client review and speeds publishing of Adobe PDF files to the Web. In addition, the updated version of Adobe Web Collection now includes a full version of Adobe Acrobat, complementing GoLive, Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator in a complete, integrated Web design suite. Web developers were early adopters of Adobe PDF technology and according to a recent Web search on Google, more than 20 million Adobe PDF documents are now indexed on the Web. The GoLive PDF Module is designed to accelerate and enhance publication of Adobe PDF documents to the Internet, enabling Web developers to view Adobe PDF documents without having to open a separate application. Through new toolbar options, GoLive users will be able to navigate, edit, export and print Adobe PDF files from within the application. This new module will also allow developers to convert HTML files to Adobe PDF for easier client review and collaboration. "Adobe PDF has become a mainstay in Web publishing and developers are looking for streamlined ways to deliver their content in the PDF format," said Susan Prescott, vice president of Cross Media Publishing for Adobe. "Our new GoLive PDF Module and updated Web Collection show that Adobe continues to look for new ways to ensure customers can integrate Adobe PDF -- the de facto standard for secure and reliable document distribution -- into their Web and print projects." The new Adobe Web Collection, which now contains Acrobat, GoLive, Photoshop and Illustrator, allows users to build powerful Web sites and Web applications that incorporate digital images, graphics and rich Adobe PDF documents. In addition to offering a significant cost savings, the Adobe Web Collection provides tight product integration and helps customers improve productivity and streamline the Web publishing workflow. "I love being able to turn my Web pages into Adobe PDF files. Now, we can send pages to our clients and they can use Acrobat to annotate the pages and suggest changes, which really speeds up our workflow," said Bill Merikallio, art director for Scott Design, Inc., located in the San Francisco Bay Area. "Also, the ability to preview Adobe PDF files and edit their links, using the amazing site editing features in GoLive, is a real productivity booster." Pricing and Availability The Adobe Web Collection is expected to be available in the U.S. and Canada by the end of November. The estimated street price is US$999 for all platforms. French, German, Spanish, Dutch and Swedish versions are expected to ship at the same time. The Japanese version is scheduled to ship in early 2003. For more information on other language versions, please visit www.adobe.com/products/webcoll. The Adobe GoLive PDF Module will be included in the Adobe Web Collection (Universal English only) in the U.S., U.K. and Canada and is expected by the end of 2002. Upon release, it is also planned to be available as a download from Adobe.com for US$19.95.