Adobe Acrobat 7.0 comes
Adobe has come out with Acrobat 7.0. When I told this to a co-worker, she said, something to the effect that she hadn’t even gotten into 6.0 yet, without having to worry about 7.0. Adobe seems to think that people need more and more from Acrobat, and so they’ve loaded them in. I went through the tour, but found that some things they already had, but perhaps it wasn’t easy for people to use, such as combining files, something you could always do. They also pointed out you could make the documents secure, which you could do with at least 6.0 or perhaps even 5. They also pointed out the review cycle, but that has been there for some time as well
I did notice that there was a new top menu bar, and some of the things that were normally there were not, and vice versa. What the PDF zone said, however, which I found quite interesting, was that they are now allowing Acrobat 7.0 readers to make comments as well. Also interesting is that PDFs can be made to expire after a certain number of days.
My first impressions were that it installed fine, and nothing went wrong once I installed it, save a printing problem, that when I restarted, went away. Since then, everything has opened just fine, and even the occasional distilling of OS9 files has been smooth.
Do I think people need to rush out and get the latest version. No, not really, although I would recommend getting the latest reader if nothing else, now that you can do commenting on Actually, it is always a good idea to have the latest reader because you never know what anyone else is using, and if you don’t have it, you can’t read what has been sent.
I have found that more and more people use PDFs as a means to distribute information.