SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) - Software maker Adobe Systems Inc. (ADBE) has upgraded its flagship desktop publishing products, giving powerful new features to not only the authors of electronic documents but also their recipients.
Adobe's Acrobat converts documents into the Portable Document Format, or PDF, which is commonly used for viewing files over the Web and in e-mail attachments. Its companion Adobe Reader, a free downloadable program, is used by more than 500 million people to access PDF documents. In the past, the Adobe Reader simply allowed viewing capabilities. But the new version 7.0 - set to be unveiled Monday along with the new Acrobat 7.0 - lets users make comments or editing changes for the first time - if the original creator of the document uses Acrobat 7.0 and authorizes it, according to company officials.
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