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Adobe Acrobat to Get Flashy

Category: Internet, Software
Posted: 05:31PM

On Monday, Adobe plans on unveiling the next iteration of one of the most popular applications in the world, Adobe Acrobat. It wouldn't be a new version if it didn't come with a new feature or two, and the big one coming to Adobe Acrobat 9 is Flash support. That's right...soon, people will be able to embed Flash multimedia right into a PDF file. Adobe Acrobat has had some interactivity for a few years now, such as hyperlinking to websites, but this will be the first time Acrobat will support any form of animated content. However, this begs the question on whether Acrobat is moving away from its original intention of being, well, a "Portable Document Format."  How portable is something you'll no longer be able to view on some mobile devices, or no longer be able to print out with everything intact? I for one often print out PDF files of manuals and guides and such.

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