Adobe offers mid-level version of Acrobat

Adobe Systems Inc. on Monday launched a new member of its Acrobat family designed to bridge the gap between its fully-fledged product for creating documents in the popular PDF format and its free software for viewing those documents.

Users need the full version of Acrobat to author documents in Adobe's Portable Document Format (PDF), and to create fields in a document that can be digitally signed by others. The full product starts at US$249 per user, with discounts for large purchases.

The product launched Monday, called Acrobat Approval 5.0, lets users fill in, spell check, digitally sign and then forward documents that have been created by others using the full Acrobat 5.0 product, said David Rodrigues, senior product manager for Adobe's ePaper Solutions Group.

The new software is priced at $39.00 for a single user, or as low as $14 per user for companies that place large orders, Adobe said.

Acrobat Approval 5.0 could prove cost-effective for companies by allowing them to put the full version of Acrobat in the hands of a few employees, and distribute the new product more widely among those who need only approve documents and push them along, Adobe said.

Until Monday, Adobe offered only the full version of Acrobat and a free, read-only version that doesn't allow users to alter documents at all. The free viewing software will continue to be offered.

Acrobat Approval 5.0 is available in English, French, German and Japanese versions for the following releases of Microsoft Windows: Windows 95 OSR 2.0, Windows 98, Windows NT 4.0 with service pack 5 or 6, Windows ME, and Windows 2000. The software is also available for the Macintosh operating system, versions 8.6, 9.0.4, and 9.1.

Join the newsletter!

Or

Sign up to gain exclusive access to email subscriptions, event invitations, competitions, giveaways, and much more.

Membership is free, and your security and privacy remain protected. View our privacy policy before signing up.

Error: Please check your email address.
Keep up with the latest tech news, reviews and previews by subscribing to the Good Gear Guide newsletter.

Ashlee Vance

PC World
Show Comments

Brand Post

Most Popular Reviews

Latest Articles

Resources

PCW Evaluation Team

Emily Tyson

MSI GE63 Raider

If you’re looking to invest in your next work horse laptop for work or home use, you can’t go wrong with the MSI GE63.

Laura Johnston

MSI GS65 Stealth Thin

If you can afford the price tag, it is well worth the money. It out performs any other laptop I have tried for gaming, and the transportable design and incredible display also make it ideal for work.

Andrew Teoh

Brother MFC-L9570CDW Multifunction Printer

Touch screen visibility and operation was great and easy to navigate. Each menu and sub-menu was in an understandable order and category

Louise Coady

Brother MFC-L9570CDW Multifunction Printer

The printer was convenient, produced clear and vibrant images and was very easy to use

Edwina Hargreaves

WD My Cloud Home

I would recommend this device for families and small businesses who want one safe place to store all their important digital content and a way to easily share it with friends, family, business partners, or customers.

Walid Mikhael

Brother QL-820NWB Professional Label Printer

It’s easy to set up, it’s compact and quiet when printing and to top if off, the print quality is excellent. This is hands down the best printer I’ve used for printing labels.

Featured Content

Product Launch Showcase

Latest Jobs

Don’t have an account? Sign up here

Don't have an account? Sign up now

Forgot password?