Business workgroups producing PDF files for review or data collection will definitely want to consider Adobe Acrobat 9.0 Pro.

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Adobe's Acrobat 8.0 Professional saw major leaps forward in nearly every function and feature of the PDF creator. Adobe Acrobat 9.0 Pro (not Professional, just Pro) is a smaller update with a narrower focus.

There are no major improvements for creating and distributing basic or even signed or certified PDF documents in Adobe Acrobat 9.0 Pro, nor will design and print industry workers discover anything added or significantly improved for them.

Minor to moderate improvements and enhancements abound for all, but Adobe Acrobat 9.0 Pro is aimed primarily at streamlining document collaboration and review, with the goal of easing forms creation and distribution running a close second.

Business workgroups producing PDF files for review or data collection will definitely want to consider Adobe Acrobat 9.0 Pro.

The new version of Acrobat should be easy for anyone, even those with no Acrobat experience, to use out of the box. Already using Acrobat 8.0? You'll be proficient in Adobe Acrobat 9.0 Pro with almost no learning curve.

Menus and toolbars are largely the same, although thankfully tidied up a bit. Adobe Acrobat 9.0 Pro has the same love-it-or-hate-it user interface, with large, colourful toolbar buttons that are reminiscent of Microsoft Word's.

Acrobat's performance is improved over the previous version, with the application launching in about half the time. Most common tasks are accessible from the main toolbar via drop-down menus. For instance, the Create menu includes commands to create PDFs from a file, scanner, web page, the clipboard contents, or by combining multiple PDFs into one.

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