RE: Adobe Acrobat X

Subject: RE: Adobe Acrobat X
From: <Brian -dot- Henderson -at- mitchell1 -dot- com>
To: <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 19 Oct 2010 12:44:02 -0700

I'm still a bit mystified as to how "X" is supposed to work.

Is this something that's going to use existing browser technology? Or
will browsers need to "catch up" to this (and will they)?


-----Original Message----- From: Mike McCallister


Not too behind the curve. Adobe announced the imminent release of
Acrobat X just yesterday. I attended a "First Look" webinar this noon
about it, and this feature was first on the list. Essentially, PDFs are
intended to look like any other web content by default; you can turn on
the traditional controls by clicking the Acrobat logo on the "floating
controller." is repeating the webinar on Thursday. You can probably
find information about it at the site.

Adobe doesn't say exactly when Acrobat X (pronounced "10") will be


-----Original Message-----

Is this news, or am I a little behind the curve? I've never heard of


The problem is that a web browser cannot display a PDF document
directly. The main language of the web is HTML, not PDF.

This meant that - until now - reading a PDF document triggers either a
browser add-on that takes over the web page behind the scenes, or a
downloaded file which opens in a separate window.

The latest version of the software - Adobe Acrobat X - attempts to solve
those problems.

Now, when someone open a PDF page in a web browser, it will no longer
show its own menu and toolbar: just the content, with a floating
controller for navigating pages. </snip>



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