Adobe Acrobat Reader for Palm OS released
Adobe had made the Adobe Acrobat Reader for Palm OS available for download, following the successful beta launch last month. The product allows users to view files in the ubiquitous Adobe PDF format. It is capable of displaying both text and images and preserves the rich content of files - styled text, images, and bookmarks - and adapts it for viewing on small screens. Users can also search for a specific word or phrase. It includes a desktop application that converts the PDFs for viewing on the Palm and the Palm OS viewer application that lives on the handheld.
Adobe PDF documents created using Acrobat 5.0 will offer a better reading experience on Palm Powered devices than files created using earlier versions of Acrobat because they are automatically tagged with information on the document structure and organization. This allows for easier and more reliable text re-flow on the smaller device.
"Corporations are experiencing rapid growth in the use of PDAs in the enterprise, both for personal information management and vertical processes, such as sales, service and marketing," said Tim Hickernell, Senior Program Director in the META Group's Web & Collaboration Strategies Service. "Making high-fidelity business documents available on portable platforms is necessary to complement the extension of vertical applications to these platforms, such as sales automation applications and service automation applications."
Business professionals from enterprise corporations, including Cisco Systems, Inc., tested the public beta version of the product and were enthusiastic about its ease of use and the value it added through immediate access to Adobe PDF files from virtually anywhere.
"All of our technical documentation is converted to Adobe PDF using Acrobat, and we're excited that we can now read those same files on Palm Powered handhelds using Acrobat Reader for Palm OS," said Jeff Beard, a technical writer in Cisco's Optical Transport Business Unit, a group that designs and manufacturers key building blocks for optical networks. "The software helps eliminate the need for our field service staff to carry around bulky materials or boot up laptops to download technical documents. Now, staff can instantly view the documents on handhelds in a format that is fully searchable and contains bookmarks for easy navigation."
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