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Adobe to unveil Acrobat 10 on October 18th

updated 10:20 am EDT, Mon October 11, 2010

Planned changes so far kept quiet

Adobe will unveil Acrobat 10 on October 18th, a teaser image from the company reveals. The software is Adobe's primary PDF tool, aimed mostly at businesses, allowing people to create and distribute documents in the format. Little information has emerged on the upgrade's planned features; most of the company's efforts in recent months have revolved around Flash and Creative Suite 5.

The company is for instance developing a 64-bit version of Flash for Mac and Windows systems, and recently debuted the AIR platform on Android devices. Adobe has also been resurrecting work on Flash-to-iOS cross-compiling, which was halted until Apple recently reversed course on an App Store policy banning third-party development tools. The technology may be essential for the growth of digital magazines and newspapers, since companies have expressed interested in developing for the iPad and Android tablets simultaneously.


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  1. pairof9s

    Mac Enthusiast

    Joined: Jan 2008

    +8

    wonder...

    If Adobe will continue to have Acrobat for Mac lack features of the Windows version yet still charge the same price?!

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  1. JeffHarris

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    Joined: Oct 1999

    +5

    Power of Ten?

    Didn't Apple use that slogan for Mac OS X? Way back whenever?

    How about Adobe make a real Snow Leopard compatible Acrobat print driver again? The thing the cooked up for AA9 is dreadful. At least it works.

  1. que_ball

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    Joined: Aug 2000

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    Upgrade eligibility from Acrobat 6 ends too

    As soon as Acrobat 10 is released/available for order it will signal the end of upgrade eligibility for users who still have Acrobat 6.

    So just a warning to anyone who has stayed on that very popular version of the product. If you want to purchase an upgrade you have to do so before version 10 is officially announced. If you want version 10 you will either have to purchase it at full price when it comes out or buy the upgrade to version 9 now with maintenance under volume licensing.

    If you buy it under volume licensing program your license is good for either Windows or Mac platform if you decide to switch machines down the road or if you have a mix of machines (still 1 license required per computer installed of course)


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