Editors' Picks ... Adobe Acrobat 6.0

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Creating PDF files is as easy as clicking a button using the Adobe Acrobat 6.0 family of products. Adobe PDF files preserve the look and integrity of your original documents, while giving you the ability to share them with anyone electronically, regardless of hardware and software platforms. An Adobe PDF is the ideal electronic solution to contain everything from spreadsheets, presentations and brochures to photographs, rich graphics and more. Pressing one button in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel or Outlook automatically converts a document into a compact, secure Adobe PDF file. This new version also allows you to communicate more reliably with advanced features such as:

  • Classroom communications - Publish curriculum, rubrics and student assignments. Students, colleagues and families can then open and view your PDF files with the free Adobe Reader.
  • Administrative tasks - Create, deliver and use interactive forms that support authenticity, integrity and confidentiality requirements for business-critical documents.
  • Student, campus and alumni publications - Ensure high-quality print output with built-in preflighting tools, as well as color separation printing and preview.

Educational institutions worldwide have adopted Adobe products to automate the paper-intensive processes they rely on to run their schools and work with their students and alumni. Adobe can improve the academic, instructional and administrative workflows, resulting in greater personal efficiency and financial benefits to the educational enterprise. If you use a computer, Acrobat 6.0 is a must-have product. The Professional version is $149 and the Standard version is $99. For more information, visit www.adobe.com/education.

- Judith B. Rajala

This article originally appeared in the 11/01/2003 issue of THE Journal.

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