What People Are Saying About Acrobat(R) 3.0
|Lucent Technology Customer Information Center||
"Acrobat software lets users create documents only once for both hard copy and electronic distribution,
helping businesses to more quickly gain the cost advantages of electronic documents
without sacrificing the high-quality look and feel of the printed original.
Given the number and length of the documents we have in PDF, features such as the page-at-a-time downloading
in Acrobat 3.0 software can help make accessing information in these documents
even more efficient for the end user. Since implementing our electronic document
distribution system using the Internet and PDF, we have realized a cost savings of up to 90%
over traditional paper distribution."
David J. Roller, Manager, Strategic Planning and New Technology
"We want our investors to have access to our financial information as soon as it is available.
By publishing our documents in PDF on the Web, we reduce the time to disclose information to
our customers from days to minutes. Standardizing on PDF files for our Investor web site provides
three key benefits: documents that retain the "look and feel" and the integrity of the information
contained in the original printed version; text within the PDF files that is searchable; and the
Acrobat Reader is free from Adobe. In addition we can deliver these documents on the Web without
incurring the time and cost of reauthoring for electronic distribution."
"We had two goals with respect to timely distribution of information over the Internet. We wanted to reach the data vendors that publish and redistribute financial information around the globe, as well as to individual investors who have access to the World Wide Web. Distributing our documents over the Internet costs virtually nothing, and we can reach more people than ever before."
Gregory Smith, Director of Corporate Finance and Systems
"Acrobat has completely changed the way we assemble and distribute our technical materials.
By making documents available on the Web in PDF, customers can quickly download materials
24 hours a day, seven days a week. The new features of Acrobat 3.0, such as the integration
with popular Web browsers and enhanced file compression, should help make customer access
to materials even more efficient. Using Acrobat software, we have saved thousands of dollars
every year because we can now print documents on-demand, rather than storing hundreds
of offset printed copies."
Steve Turnridge, Systems Manager
|University of Southern California Electronic Publishing Department||
"Adobe Acrobat lets us distribute the same high-quality documents over the Web that we
used to distribute in hard copy. Now we don't incur the time or expense of reauthoring these
documents, or the costs of printing and mailing them. With capabilities such as page-at-a-time
downloading, Acrobat 3.0 speed the searching and downloading of files and, because it's integrated
into the two most popular Web browsers, users only have to deal with a single interface to access
PDF documents on the Web."
Michael McHugh, Creative Director, Electronic and Print Media
|Los Angeles Times||
"By publishing a Web version of our Washington D.C. edition in PDF, we capture the exact look
and feel of the printed newspaper and deliver visually appealing content to our readers no
matter where they are. The Web allows us to reach more international readers than ever before.
With Acrobat, we can take our existing work and convert it automatically into Web-ready
content. People can start reading almost immediately with the new Acrobat 3.0 features,
such as page-at-a-time downloading and enhanced file compression."
Travis Smith, Electronic Editor of Business and Technology
|Apple Computer, Inc.||
"Apple has long recognized the benefits of Adobe(R) Acrobat as a technology
that complements the Macintosh's role as the authoring platform of choice
for media-rich user experiences, both on and off the Internet. Acrobat 3.0
will be a valuable addition to many of Apple's Internet-related product
offerings, such as Apple(R) Internet servers, the Apple Internet Connection
Kit (AICK) and Apple's new Cyberdog Internet software suite."
Larry Tesler, Vice President of Internet Platforms
"Our customers are expressing tremendous interest in PDF as a file format
for on-line publishing. With Acrobat and Canon(R) GP Series multifunction
systems, users can move paper information into the digital arena, creating
a whole new forum for archiving, accessing, and sharing important documents
on the Internet and corporate intranets."
Dennis Amorosano, Manager Networked Office Systems Division
"Acrobat software provides a powerful solution for medium and
small businesses to easily create Web-ready content with the applications
they already use. With its ability to help customers easily share
information across platforms, Acrobat can be an important tool for
customers who want to leverage the Internet for their business needs. At
Hewlett-Packard, we see the important contribution Acrobat can make to more
effectively using the Web, which is why we are bundling the Acrobat Reader
with our Vectra 500 Series PCs."
Cathie Lederle, Product Manager, Small Business Computers
"The HP ScanJet 4Si network scanner works in tandem with Acrobat and Acrobat Capture(R) enhancing the way users can distribute, share and file documents throughout the network. With a network scanner and PDF, all members of a workgroup can easily share their paper-based information with others across their LAN or across the Internet."
Dennis Hamann, Product Marketing Manager
|Illustra Information Technologies, Inc.||
"PDF is rapidly becoming the standard format for rich documents throughout
corporations, both internally and on the World Wide Web. We look forward to
working with Adobe and enabling customers to better manage the wide variety
of content available in PDF."
Bruce Golden, Vice President of Business Unit Marketing
"We believe that Adobe Acrobat is an increasingly important application for
Web users. Shortly, we plan to add support for Acrobat documents in
Infoseek Guide, our leading Internet navigation service."
Sandra Bernardi, Product Marketing Manager
"The combination of Intel Architecture PCs with Adobe Acrobat 3.0 software's
innovative imaging technology will greatly enhance the experience of the
web for a broad set of users, allowing them to create much richer hybrid
content and share graphical images easily via corporate Intranets and the
web. Providing easy-to-use Web content creation tools to business computer
users, previously the domain of professional designers and Webmasters,
will add a new dimension to the way people use their Intel Architecture PCs
to work and communicate."
Ronald J. Whittier, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Intel's Content Group
|Los Angeles Times||
"Adobe Acrobat 3.0 enables us to deliver special material, such as our
Washington edition, via our Web site while maintaining the edition's
prestigious look and feel. Adobe's PDF provides us with design control we
just couldn't get with HTML. We can meet our customers'
expectations for layout and design on specific elements and still allow
them to view and navigate PDF files quickly within their Web browser. We
are very excited to have the ability to integrate PDF files into our Web
Deirdre Eagles, Director of New Media
"The ability to easily access rich information from the desktop is one of
the most important features driving the acceptance of the Web. Adobe's
support of ActiveX will enable Acrobat customers and developers to fully
exploit all the features of PDF in the widest variety of applications and
Brad Chase, General Manager, Internet Platform and Tools Division
"By leveraging the Netscape(TM) Plug-in API, Adobe Acrobat 3.0 makes it easy
for the over 30 million users of Netscape Navigator(TM) to view, search, and download PDF files
on the Internet as easily as they browse HTML documents. The Acrobat
Plug-in for Netscape Navigator enables users to access the wealth of PDF
information on the Web, such as critical business documents created with a
broad set of desktop authoring tools."
Mike Homer, Senior Vice President of Marketing
|O'Reilly & Associates||
"With all the excitement over the Web, it's easy to overlook what it
doesn't do well: handle very large documents or those that have
requirements for rigorous page fidelity. This has made it difficult for
publishers to bring certain types of publications (such as books) to the
Web. Since Acrobat 3.0 has added page-at-a-time support, which we
integrated seamlessly into the WebSite server, we see whole new Web
publishing opportunities opening up. This is something we've been waiting for."
Tim O'Reilly, Founder and President
"We recognize the importance of Acrobat 3.0 page-at-a-time reading. It makes Acrobat into a practical, powerful tool for distributing information in Internet and Intranet applications. We added the support into the core of WebSite's delivery engine for maximum efficiency."
Robert Denny, Developer of WebSite
"With the release of Acrobat 3.0 and the optimization of PDF for the Web,
Web developers now have a huge amount of control and flexibility in
designing rich content for the Internet. Acrobat provides the ultimate
computer publishing tool because it frees Web developers from the design
limitations of HTML while giving them the choice to create content using
practically any kind of authoring software. If you can print, you can
publish on the Web."
Glenn Davis, Cofounder
"Acrobat 3.0 will help enrich customers' experience of the Web by providing
an interactive, cross-platform standard for rich content. Through support
of interactive forms, PDF allows our customers to leverage their investment
in SAP technology by enabling them to easily deploy cross-platform, highly
formatted interfaces to SAP applications. Using existing forms, rather than
having to create them by hand using HTML, provides a higher quality, more
natural user interface. Instead of trying to approximate, we can maintain
the true look and feel of the forms our customers use today."
Robert Wenig, Director Advanced Technology
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