Acrobat 8

By Deane Barker on September 18, 2006

Adobe Acrobat Reader upgrades, adds new tricks: This sounds like bloat, what what did we expect? Acrobat and Flash together have more saturation than any other software — even Windows, I’d guess. When you have that kind of distribution network, you can pretty much do whatever you want.

Acrobat 8, the software that companies and small businesses use to create popular PDF digital documents, will be announced Monday. Expect the new Reader to load faster, offer a streamlined look and include Web-conferencing tools complete with video.

[…] Macromedia’s Breeze software for Web conferencing is now built into Acrobat (and renamed Acrobat Connect). It lets companies use the Internet for meetings, sharing documents and commenting on them.