Adobe introduces Standard and Pro version of new Acrobat X product

Adobe Systems on Monday launched the newest version of its Acrobat suite of software that features tighter security and easy to create and view PDF file capabilities.

The software manufacturer introduced a Standard and Pro version of the new Acrobat X product, along with a free version of its Reader X software. The suite combines some of the renowned Acrobat applications such as Adobe Photoshop CS5, Adobe Media Encoder CS5, Adobe LiveCycle Designer ES2, Adobe Acrobat X Pro, Adobe Presenter 7, and Adobe Captivate 5.

Both versions of the new Acrobat X feature a new interface, which do away with an Office-like interface for a modest top-line menu with merely a few fundamental functions and a double toolbar. The so-called large "Create" button automatically produces the best PDFs.

According to PCMag. com's Ed Mendelson, the new software was the most powerful, flexible, and best-designed PDF software available so far.

Mendelson also found that Acrobat X does an incredibly good job of exporting PDFs into a Word or an Excel document.

Kevin Lynch, the vice president & general manager at Acrobat digital enterprise solutions group, said, "Today, more than ever, people need to communicate and collaborate reliably and professionally with people outside their organization."

The company announced that the new Acrobat X and Reader X software would be shipped within the next 30-day period. Acrobat X Standard would be available for $299, or $129 for the upgrade, while the Pro version would come with a price tag of $449, and $199 for an upgrade.