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Adobe Acrobat 9 Review Continued By Howard Berenbon

What’s New for Acrobat 9

PDF creation, editing, and searching

Combine documents, drawings, email, and spreadsheets into a single, compressed PDF Portfolio..

New optical character recognition (OCR) technology to convert paper to PDF files with support for many more scanners..

Improved Website capture allowing you to convert complete Web pages or just the portions you want, including or excluding interactive media.  PDF versions are easy to print, archive, mark up, and share.

Compare PDF documents. Automatically highlights the differences between the two PDF documents so you can easily identify the changes.

Search across multiple PDFs to help you quickly find the information you need.


Use for shared reviews. Participants download the file from, and add comments or data using Acrobat or Adobe Reader. When finished, participants publish comments or submit responses to When using for shared reviews, you can also allow reviewers to open and share the PDF in a live chat session.

Use Adobe ConnectNow, a personal web-conference tool, to conduct real-time meetings on your desktop. Attendees join the meeting by logging into a web-based meeting space from their own computers. In a ConnectNow online meeting, you can share your desktop, use live chat, share online whiteboards, and use many other collaboration features.

Use to upload and share large documents.  From Acrobat or Reader, you can create your own user account on and then upload and share most document types, and PDF files in online meetings.

Synchronize document views.  Ensure colleagues, clients, and partners are on the same page at the same time with the ability to co-navigate documents. Use Collaborate Live to provide clarity, enhance discussion, and walk recipients through a document in real time.


Easily create and edit electronic forms.  (Windows) Use the new Forms Wizard to convert Microsoft® Word and Excel documents or scanned paper into PDF forms. Form fields are automatically recognized and converted to fillable fields. Quickly add, edit, and name form fields. Use the Tracker to see when forms have been completed and who has completed them.

Collect and export form data.   Easily collect user data and export the data to a spreadsheet for analysis and reporting.

Track forms.  Use the Tracker to see when forms have been completed and who has completed them.

Use QuickBooks data in forms.  (Windows English only) Import and export Intuit QuickBooks data using custom templates.

Multimedia and 3D models

Include Flash content in PDFs.  Add Flash® videos and animations to your PDF documents. Native support for Flash enables reliable cross-platform playback. No additional media player is necessary.

Add comments to a video as you are watching it. Each comment is attached to a specific frame, so that when you view the comments, they appear in the context in which they were made. You can also enable Acrobat Standard and Adobe Reader users to add comments to videos.

View and interact with PDF maps.  Search, measure, and mark up geospatially enabled PDF maps. Discover the longitude and latitude by placing your cursor over a location. Measure PDF maps in kilometers or miles.


Search and redact a list of words or phrases or a specific text pattern (for example, phone numbers, credit card numbers, email addresses, or dates).

Bates numbering for PDF portfolios.  When designating documents for Bates numbering, you can add PDFs, PDF portfolios, and any non-PDF files that can be converted to PDF. The process converts non-PDF file types to PDF, and then adds Bates numbers to the resulting PDF

Creative professional

Output preview enhancements.  Use the Object Inspector to quickly inspect content in a document. The information displayed is for all content that is directly underneath where the cursor is clicked.

Preflight enhancements.  Validate PDF/E compliance and save documents as PDF/E. Run checks and fixups on selected objects. View improved reports.

Color conversion enhancements.  Set the transparency blending space. Remap spot colors using the Pantone library. Easily convert colors using the new design.


Software Companies Mentioned

Adobe Systems Incorporated
345 Park Ave
San Jose, CA 95110-2704

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