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Adobe(R) Acrobat(R) 3.0 is the fast and easy-to-use solution for publishing on the Web, intranet, CD-ROM, and even e-mail - without losing the unique look, feel, and formatting of your original documents!

Key Features
System Requirements

Acrobat Access:
Making Information Accessible in PDF to the Visually Disabled
Acrobat 3.0 Technology
A Mini-White Paper for Developers
Scanner Support Information

Acrobat 3.0 for Macintosh(R) and Windows(R) Brochure
(803 KB / 3 pages)

Acrobat 3.0 Fact Sheet
(237 KB / 4 pages)

Acrobat 3.0 for UNIX(R) Brochure
(324 KB / 2 pages)

Acrobat Extended Print Services
(14 KB / 2 pages)

PDF for Production Printing
(192 KB / 5 pages)

Acrobat 3.0 Backgrounder
(411 KB / 6 pages)


Everything You Need in One Box

Adobe Acrobat software offers you all the features you need to convert documents into PDF and publish them on-line including the tools formerly available in Acrobat Exchange(R) 2.1, Acrobat Pro 2.1, and Acrobat Search for CD-ROMs 2.1: Acrobat PDFWriter, Acrobat Distiller(R), Acrobat Catalog, and Acrobat Search. It also gives you brand-new tools, such as the Acrobat Capture(R) Plug-in.

Adobe Acrobat 3.0 Product Family
  Reader Exchange PDF Writer Distiller Catalog Scan Capture plug-in Import Touch-up
Power Macintosh
Windows 3.1
Windows 95
Windows NT 3.5.1
Windows NT 4.0
Sun Solaris            
SGI IRIX                
Components currently available Scheduled for future release. Registered Acrobat 3.0 users will receive a free upgrade.

Creating PDF Files

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  • Microsoft(R) Word and Excel Macros for Windows 95
    New macros for Word and Excel add a "Create Adobe PDF" option to the File menus of both applications. Choosing the Create Adobe PDF option automatically switches to the PDFWriter driver, creates the PDF file, and then switches back to the previously selected printer driver.
  • Acrobat Distiller
    The Distiller lets you convert visually rich Adobe PostScript(R) language files created in image editing, illustration, and page layout applications to PDF.

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  • Converting Paper Documents to PDF
    With Acrobat 3.0, scanning and OCR, complete with page recognition, is fast and easy. Users can import all the leading image formats, or scan and convert almost any printed business document into PDF. Letters, memos, and faxes lying dormant in file cabinets come back to life electronically. PDF files are fully searchable and retain all their original layout, including fonts, images, tables, and even multicolumn text. And for batch-converting entire volumes or archives of paper documents to PDF for posting on-line, use Acrobat Capture software.
  • PDFWriter
    Use the PDFWriter to easily "print" everyday business documents from any application to PDF.

Enhancing PDF Files

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  • Interactive Forms
    Companies can use Acrobat to create visually rich, interactive forms that include features such as pop-up lists and radio buttons. For the first time, your Web forms can preserve your corporate identity.
  • Embedded PDF Files
    PDF files may be embedded directly in an HTML page using the HTML <EMBED> tag. Using the WIDTH and HEIGHT options, HTML authors can scale the PDF file. If the PDF file has multiple pages, only the first page is downloaded. When an embedded PDF file is viewed within Netscape(TM) Navigator(TM), an HTML option allows users to click on the embedded PDF file to open the entire document.

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  • Dynamic Controls
    Acrobat makes it easy to add dynamic controls (interactive buttons) that trigger sound and QuickTime(R) or AVI movies in any PDF file. Users can publish PDF files from their desktop using any media that suits their needs including CD-ROM or to an e-mail attachment, as well as through the Intranet or external Web sites.

Integrated Viewing

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  • Integrated Viewing
    Acrobat 3.0 offers integrated viewing of PDF files directly within the leading Web browsers, including Netscape Navigator 3.0 and Microsoft Internet Explorer 3.0.

  • Page-on-Demand Access
    Page-at-a-time downloading of PDF files across the Internet ensures fast display of PDF documents.
  • Progressive Rendering
    Progressive rendering of PDF pages means that text is rendered first (using a substitute font if necessary), followed by hypertext links and images. Then any embedded fonts are drawn on-screen last, ensuring quick viewing of the information.

Optimization for the Internet
  • Save As
    The "Save As" option of Acrobat 3.0 now includes a checkbox for optimizing PDF files for on-line delivery. This means that duplicate background objects (text, line art, and images) are combined, significantly reducing file sizes. Objects in a PDF file are reordered for page-on-demand access over the Internet.
  • Batch Optimization
    You can easily optimize an entire folder - and optionally, all included subfolders - of PDF files on a hard disk, Web server, or a CD-ROM staging area.

  • Cross-Document Links and the Internet
    PDF files with relative cross-document links now work unchanged. This means that you can create a single collection of hypertext-linked PDF files and publish them on local drives, network drives, CD-ROM, or a Web server - and the links automatically work in all locations.

Adobe Acrobat for Windows
  • i386(TM), i486(TM), Pentium(R), or Pentium Pro processor-based personal computer
  • Microsoft Windows 3.1, Windows 95, or Windows NT(R) 3.51 or later
  • 8 MB of RAM (16 MB for Windows NT) for Acrobat Reader, Acrobat Exchange, or Acrobat Catalog
  • 16 MB of RAM (24 MB for Windows NT) for Distiller or Acrobat Capture Plug-in
  • CD-ROM drive (1.44 MB floppy disks available on request)
  • Pentium processor-based personal computer
  • Windows 95 or Windows NT
  • 16 MB of RAM (24 for Windows NT)
  • CD-ROM drive
  • 40 MB of available hard-disk space

Adobe Acrobat for Macintosh and Power Macintosh(R)
  • Macintosh with a 68020 or greater processor, or Power Macintosh
  • 3.5 MB of RAM (5 MB for Power Macintosh) available to Acrobat Reader
  • 4 MB of RAM (6 MB for Power Macintosh) available to Acrobat Exchange
  • 6 MB of RAM (8 MB for Power Macintosh) available to Distiller
  • 16 MB of RAM available to Acrobat Capture Plug-in* (Acrobat Capture Plug-in available only for Power Macintosh)
  • Apple(R) System Software version 7.0 or later
  • CD-ROM drive (1.44 MB floppy disks available on request)
* Acrobat Capture Plug-in for Macintosh is not included with Acrobat 3.0. Registered users will receive a free upgrade to a future release that includes this feature.
  • Power Macintosh (required for Acrobat Capture Plug-in*)
  • 16 MB of available RAM
  • Apple System Software version 7.1.2 or later
  • CD-ROM drive
  • 40 MB of available hard-disk space

Adobe Acrobat for UNIX
UNIX system requirements
  • 12 MB of disk space for Acrobat Reader
  • 22 MB of disk space for Acrobat Exchange
  • 18 MB of disk space for Distiller
  • System with 32 MB of RAM

Sun(TM) SPARCstation(R):
  • SunOS(TM) 4.1.3 or 4.1.4 or
  • Solaris(R) 2.3, 2.4, or 2.5
  • OpenWindows(TM) (3.0 or later) or the Motif(TM) window manager (version 1.2.3 or later) for Acrobat Reader or Acrobat Exchange

HP Series 9000 workstation, model 700 or greater:
  • HP-UX 9.0.3 or later
  • HPVUE desktop environment

IBM(R) RS/6000(TM) workstation:
  • AIX(R) 4.1 or later operating system
  • Common Desktop Environment (CDE) or the Motif window manager

Adobe Acrobat for OS/2
  • i386, i486, Pentium, or Pentium Pro processor-based personal computer
  • IBM OS/2 Warp or Warp Connect 3.0 or later
  • 4 MB application RAM available to Acrobat Reader
  • 8 MB RAM for system
  • 5 MB hard-disk space, plus 5 MB temporary space available during installation
  • For Web Browsing, Netscape Navigator 2.02E beta1a or later, IBM Web Explorer v1.0 or later
    Note: Web integration on OS/2 is currently limited to use of the Acrobat Reader as a helper application.
  • Pentium processor-based personal computer
  • IBM(R) Web Explorer 1.03

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