You can now more rapidly convert AutoCAD files into compact PDFdocuments, even without AutoCAD software installed.• Archive e-mail in PDFYou can configure Acrobat 8 Professional to automatically archive e-mail inMicrosoft Outlook and Lotus Notes for easy search and retrieval.
= Focus on the document =
Another aspect of the new interface is quickly obvious when you open a PDFfile.In Acrobat 7, a displayed PDF appears under the Acrobat framework, whichcan include multiple layers of toolbars, thus diminishing the space for viewingthe file. In Acrobat 8, according to Swineford, the goal was to "make thedocument more prominent," reducing the overhead and visual weight of theapplication. As part of that change, the left-side elements-- for viewingpages, bookmarks, signatures, help, attachments and comments--appearonly as small icons.Along the top, a minimum number of toolbar elements are loaded by default,with a new "Customize Toolbars" option that allows a user to configureadditional toolbars with only those tools most frequently accessed.
= Reader now is 'Saver,' too =
Acrobat 8 resolves perhaps one of the longest-standing user requests, andwill bring to an end one of the catchier retorts seen on e-mail discussion listsand forums for many years. Acrobat 8 Professional extends the Reader-enabling capabilities introduced in the previous version, which provided away to allow commenting on PDFs with Reader. With the new version, youcan now enable PDF forms to be filled in and saved--including the user-submitted data. You can also enable the addition of digital signatures. Nolonger will it be appropriate to say 'if it could save, it would be called Saver,not Reader.'
= Meet me at the PDF =
Collaboration has been one of the growing uses for PDF in recent years, withthe ability to have users review and comment documents through a Webbrowser and/or e-mail. Making it work well consistently has been a technicalchallenge for some, often requiring IT support. Further, with e-mail-basedreviews, different participants have not been able to see the comments of