Acrobat X

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  1. wizsand

    wizsand MDL Junior Member

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    Just saw the news about Adobe Acrobat X (ver. 10). There is now a Suite version which is bundled with Photoshop CS5. No trials available yet but hoping wzor or someone else will leak it soon. Any thoughts on what the activation process will look like?
     
  2. wizsand

    wizsand MDL Junior Member

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    Now that we are back in business, let me thank Yen for doing the right thing and reopening this thread. It might be early to talk about this now and we really need to wait until the trial version comes out but a little speculation never hurt anyone! I've tried all the other pdf apps out there and despite its enormous size, Acrobat is still the best there is for editing and combining files, especially if you work with Asian languages like I do. I will definitely give this one a go, how about you guys?
     
  3. SavinivaS

    SavinivaS MDL Junior Member

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    @wizsand

    Thanks for starting the thread! I do a lot of PDF creation and editing myself and agree Acrobat is still the best. Yes, it's bloated and a big target for malware exploits but the substitute apps don't have the range of features or do it as well. I've been using Acrobat 9 Pro Extended for two years and very interested in the new version.

    Below are some of the features touted for Acrobat X of interest to me. Most are not really new but improvements to existing functions:

    - Redesigned interface
    - Official support for Office 2010 add-ins (conversion to & from)
    - Official support for converting web pages from Firefox! (previously only IE)
    - Improved OCR scanning with smaller file sizes
    - New portfolio layouts & themes
    - Action Wizard (like macros - automate multi-step tasks)

    The Suite includes:
    Adobe Acrobat X Pro
    Adobe Photoshop CS5 (image editing)
    Adobe Captivate 5 (recording audio/video/animation media)
    Adobe Presenter 7 (convert static PowerPoint slides into interactive presentations)
    Adobe LiveCycle Designer (creating forms)
    Adobe Media Encoder CS5

    Regarding activation: I think the process is the same as with v9. The Acrobat X FAQ states:

    "The Acrobat X products for Windows will automatically attempt to activate in the background as soon as the software detects an internet connection."

    The FAQ links to a page with activation info pertaining to CS5 and Acrobat 9. So, if installing a leaked version, this will probably require disconnecting from internet and using a KeyGen and crack.

    Regards.
     
  4. SavinivaS

    SavinivaS MDL Junior Member

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    Just thought I'd add that there is no equivalent "Pro Extended" version in Acrobat X. In fact, Adobe has stripped out the 3D and geospatial functions and "outsourced" future development on these to ISV partners. No loss for me. These were specialist features used by manufacturers, engineers and architects.

    Regards.
     
  5. CODYQX4

    CODYQX4 MDL Developer

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    So with the suite, it includes some CS5 stuff?

    I got Acrobat 9 Pro Extended and it comes with the Adobe LiveCycle Designer.

    I also got CS5 Master. I suppose uninstalling Acrobat 9 and then install this Suite would just install the new LC Designer and Captivate along with Acrobat (As all that other stuff is in CS5).

    And about activation, if they are going to be bundling CS5 apps with it, it can't be too different.
     
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  6. wizsand

    wizsand MDL Junior Member

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    The range of products is: Acrobat X Standard, Acrobat X Pro, Reader X, and Acrobat X Suite. No more Pro Extended. Any guesses as to why the bundle is with photoshop and not indesign? I mean, if you can export a file to illustrator, why can't they add the ability to export to acrobat like ms office does? Doesn't it make more sense to make an indesign file editable in acrobat than in photoshop....
     
  7. CODYQX4

    CODYQX4 MDL Developer

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    Yeah their suite is a bit illogical, unless they are writing the new Acrobat to integrate with the bundled apps nicely.
     
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  8. mrdeegee

    mrdeegee MDL Novice

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    #8 mrdeegee, Oct 20, 2010
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    Hey wizsand, I'm glad your topic got re-opened again.

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    Back on topic: I've read somewhere Acrobat and Reader 10 are coming out in late November, yet I can't find the article. Does anyone know?
     
  9. Reign_Of_Freedom

    Reign_Of_Freedom MDL Expert

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    Butthurt much? Seriously man enough already. Besides, if you don't like the mods or the rules you can always find another forum to go hang out at.
     
  10. calpo

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    from Adobe

    What is Acrobat X Suite?
    Adobe® Acrobat® X Suite software, for business professionals, combines Acrobat X Pro and Adobe Photoshop® CS5 with rich media applications. Create exceptional PDF experiences, including presentations, proposals, and training materials.

    What is Acrobat X Pro?
    Adobe® Acrobat® X Pro software lets you deliver professional PDF communications. Create and edit PDF files with rich media included, share information more securely, and gather feedback more efficiently.

    What is Acrobat X Standard?
    Adobe® Acrobat® X Standard software lets you reliably create and share PDF documents. Convert paper documents into searchable PDF files or fillable forms, or combine multiple file types into a single PDF file.
     
  11. wizsand

    wizsand MDL Junior Member

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    #11 wizsand, Oct 20, 2010
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    Adobe is saying they will release trial and retail versions within 30 days of the announcement, so sometime around mid-November.

    UPDATE: Amazon is saying all versions of Acrobat are going to be available on December 1, 2010. The Suite version is going for a cool $1200 while the Pro version is $440. Still waiting for the trial links to go live however...
     
  12. ankydu

    ankydu MDL Novice

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    Trial of Adobe acrobat X pro is now available for download !!!
     
  13. SavinivaS

    SavinivaS MDL Junior Member

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    Adobe website says Acrobat X solutions are "now shipping", which is only partially correct. Below is extract from the press release issued 2010-11-15:

    Pricing and Availability

    Acrobat X is now available now through Adobe Authorized Resellers, the Adobe Store and Adobe Direct Sales.

    Acrobat X Standard is immediately available in English, French, German, and Japanese language versions for US$299 ($139 upgrade) and Acrobat X Pro is immediately available for US$449 ($199 upgrade).

    Free Adobe Reader X is expected to be available by the end of the month.

    Acrobat X Suite is expected to be available by month’s end for US$1199 ($799 upgrade).

    Regards
     
  14. wizsand

    wizsand MDL Junior Member

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    Confirmed! Acrobat Pro weighs it at 465Mb. Create a free account in order to download it. Do not install this as an upgrade from version 9, it will overwrite everything.
     
  15. wizsand

    wizsand MDL Junior Member

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    Installed it as a trial since no keygen available yet (keys from ver. 9 don't work and the trick of replacing the AdobeLM.dll file doesn't work either since version 10 doesn't have one!). Integrated itself into firefox and office 2010 automatically. The only surprise is that it totals 1.97Gb after a full install. Yikes! Looks promising. No lags and some its new features are quite cool. Anyone else try it yet?
     
  16. RCOO

    RCOO MDL Senior Member

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    I did. I couldn't see any integration with Office 2010 yet =O
    For when the Adobe Acrobat X Suite?
     
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  17. wizsand

    wizsand MDL Junior Member

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    Integration into Office 2010 appears as a separate tab in the ribbon. No word yet if the Suite will be available for trial downloads. Did you notice a drop-down menu in your web browser?
     
  18. RCOO

    RCOO MDL Senior Member

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    Nope. No integration with Office, IE9 or Google Chrome.
     
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  19. wizsand

    wizsand MDL Junior Member

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    that's odd. I uninstalled ver. 9 and cleaned up the junk left on the hdd and in registry then chose the complete install (not customize) and voila! Office 2010 shows a Acrobat tab at the end of the menu and in Firefox it appears below the forward/back buttons. Anyone else got them?
     
  20. acyuta

    acyuta MDL Expert

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    Because of advance news of acrobat x, I had imaged my computer without acrobat 9 pro. A subsequent image has acrobat 9 pro. Just have to go back to the first image (without acrobat 9 pro) and install acrobat x. 30-day trial=recovering and reinstalling acrobat x should help?? or is it linked to email and username.
     
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