Acrobat XI cosies up to SharePoint

Tighter SharePoint integration and support for touchscreens are highlights of Adobe’s latest update to the Acrobat Professional XI. due for release on October 15. Acrobat XI offers the ability to check PDF documents out of a SharePoint library for editing, and then check them back in once finished. It also provides for automated processes by hosting shared document reviews or data collection for PDF forms on a SharePoint server. Acrobat XI also supports SCCM and SCUP for enterprise deployment and management. The new version will enable PDF files to be exported as Microsoft Word files or Excel spreadsheets while keeping layouts, formatting, and tables intact. Better integration with PowerPoint means PDF files can be exported as PowerPoint presentations with fully editable text, tables, objects, and master layouts (Acrobat XI Pro only). In Acrobat XI Pro the Acrobat task ribbon can create a PDF and immediately run a preset Action to quickly complete common tasks, such as preparing a document for archiving or public distribution. It will also allow comments from a PDF file to be imported into the source Word document as markups that can be accepted or rejected with the Microsoft Word Track Changes tool New integration with cloud services, includes Web contracting with Adobe EchoSign and forms creation, data collection and analysis with Adobe FormsCentral. Other new and improved features include: - the ability to modify paragraphs, images, and objects in a PDF by clicking and dragging using a new Edit Text and Images tool; - Adobe Reader on tablets and Smartphones can be used to to annotate and add comments, as well as fill in, sign and save forms. - Improved protection of all PDF files created from Microsoft PowerPoint, Word, and Excel to help prevent copying, editing, or printing without permission; Acrobat XI will be provided to Creative Suite Cloud subscribers on October 15 individual licenses available for $A467.00 (inc. GST), with the Pro version at $A709.00 (inc. GST).