Adobe has added a host of new features with Acrobat X Pro, including:
- The Action Wizard helps users automate and standardize multi-step tasks for maximum productivity.
- New customization options for PDF Portfolios enable designers to create and share custom layouts and themes and develop PDF Portfolios with consistent branding and presentation.
- Tight integration with online services at Acrobat.com allows users to share large files online and streamline collaboration.
- Improvements made to the Preflight tool and printing options enable creative and print professionals to process jobs quickly and accurately.
- Acrobat X Pro also supports the latest versions of the PDF/X-4 and X-5 standards, enabling users to stay current with industry standards.
- Users can speed up everyday work by customizing the Quick Tools area for fast access to the tools they use the most.
Additionally, Adobe has added two new cloud services – Adobe SendNow and Adobe CreatePDF – that will improve document exchange and enable easy PDF creation.
Customers who previously purchased Acrobat 9, 8 or 7 (either Standard or Pro) and have a serial number can upgrade to Acrobat X Pro for $199.
I don’t have a copy yet, so I can’t say if Acrobat X Pro is worth the price of upgrade, but I do know that Adobe is putting a lot of engineering and R&D into Acrobat, so it most likely continues with the tradition of adding useful features and maintaining backwards compatibility and ease of use. When I get around to upgrading, I’ll post my thoughts on this latest version.