updated 10:01 am EDT, Tue October 2, 2012
Connects to FormsCentral, EchoSign services
Adobe has announced Acrobat XI, a cloud service-enabled version of its PDF creating and editing software. Acrobat XI can now merge content from multiple documents into one PDF file while retaining source file integrity, and adds the ability to export documents to Microsoft PowerPoint, Word, and Excel among other features.
The ability to work with PDF files across tablets and smartphones has been enhanced, with the more touch-friendly Adobe Reader able to annotate and add comments, as well as fill in and sign, forms and documents. The aforementioned cloud services includes integration with systems such as Adobe EchoSign and Adobe FormsCentral, for web-based contracting, form creation, and data analysis.
Acrobat XI Standard will start shipping from October 15th for $300, $140 as an upgrade from a previous version. Acrobat XI Pro will retail $450 for a full license, $200 for the upgrade. FormsCentral and EchoSign have subscriptions separate to Acrobat itself.