For Immediate Release
Adobe Introduces Create Adobe PDF Web-hosted Service from the Adobe.com Web
Company Extends the Adobe Acrobat Franchise with an Addition to its ePaper
Solutions to Provide a Cost-effective solution for Small to Medium-sized
Internet World, Los Angeles (April 4, 2000) (Nasdaq:ADBE)-Adobe Systems
Incorporated today announced the immediate availability of a new Web-hosted
service for creating Adobe PDF files online. Available now on Adobe.com
(http://createpdf.adobe.com/) Create Adobe PDF Online is a paid
subscription service that provides business users with a flexible and
convenient way to create Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF) documents.
PDF documents created with Create Adobe PDF Online can be viewed and
printed across a range of platforms and printing systems, regardless of
operating system or application version.
"A Web-hosted service for creating Adobe PDF files is a great solution for
smaller businesses that are becoming increasingly reliant upon PDF for
distributing business documents to customers and clients," said Bruce
Chizen, president, Adobe Systems. "With over 160 million copies of Acrobat
Reader distributed to date, the recent introductions of Acrobat Business
Tools and PDF Merchant, Create Adobe PDF Online gives us another
opportunity to leverage the Acrobat franchise and provide customers with an
additional solution for integrating Adobe PDF in their businesses."
As Adobe PDF has become the de-facto standard for exchanging electronic
documents across computer platforms and the web, the demand for PDF
creation of everyday business documents has increased dramatically. Now
customers can generate Adobe PDF files with Create Adobe PDF Online and use
Adobe Acrobat Business Tools (available for electronic software download &
volume licensing) to streamline their review and approval process by using
paper like review and mark up tools, digital signatures and more. Create
Adobe PDF Online combined with Acrobat Business Tools is an ideal solution
for small to medium-sized businesses that require a highly cost-effective
solution for getting their documents into Adobe PDF.
Create Adobe PDF Online is another addition to Adobe ePaper Solutions.
ePaper Solutions help businesses find more efficient ways to integrate
their paper and digital workflows. The Create Adobe PDF Online service from
the Adobe.com web site (www.adobe.com/services) is available immediately.
The service offers three free trials for customers. After three trials at
no charge, customers may purchase Create Adobe PDF as a subscription
service for USD $9.99 monthly, or USD $99.99 annually. The service is only
available to customers in North America.
Adobe.com is the premiere online resource that serves design innovators,
creative enthusiasts and professionals worldwide. Organized in four
centers-Web, Print, Motion and ePaper-Adobe.com's information-rich,
targeted content and services complement the Adobe customer's desktop. Each
center helps customers locate products and services needed to do their
work, keep their skills up to date, manage their careers, and leverage the
Web to collaborate and work with others in the community.
About Adobe Systems Incorporated
Founded in 1982, Adobe Systems Incorporated (www.adobe.com) builds
award-winning software solutions for Web and print publishing. Its graphic
design, imaging, dynamic media, and authoring tools enable customers to
create, publish and deliver visually rich content for various types of
media. Headquartered in San Jose, California, Adobe is the fourth largest
U.S.-based personal software company, with annual revenues exceeding $1