This is the seventh part of a series of reviews that will cover what is contained in the Adobe Creative Suite 3 (CS3) Master Collection. When Adobe released CS3 earlier this year, they not only released single version products, but also six separate suites of products. They are Design Premium, Design Standard, Web Premium, Standard, Production Premium, and Master Collection. You can go online to compare what is contained in each version. The goal of this series it to define what each product does and provide information of what the new version brings to the table.
What do you need to run Adobe Acrobat 8 Professional? On Windows you need an Intel® Pentium® III or compatible processor, Microsoft® Windows® 2000 with Service Pack 4; Windows Server® 2003 (32-bit or 64-bit editions) with Service Pack 1; Windows XP Professional, Home, Tablet PC, or 64-bit Editions with Service Pack 2; or Windows Vista™ Home Basic, Home Premium, Ultimate, Business, or Enterprise (32-bit or 64-bit editions). On the Mac you need OS X v10.4.3. Both platforms require 256 MB RAM, 64 MB Video RAM, 1,024x768 monitor resolution with 16-bit video card, 860 MB hard drive space and DVD-ROM Drive.
Adobe Acrobat is a family of software who's applications use the Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF) as their native file format. Adobe Reader is the free version of their software that enables one to read PDF files. Adobe Acrobat 8 Professional is the software application that allows one to create PDF files for distribution. Version 1 was released in 1993 and only available on the Mac. Version 2 was released in September 1994 and made available on both Windows and Mac. Version 8 was release in November 2006 and is part of the Creative Suite.
• Combine files from multiple application – allows you to easily assemble documents spreadsheets, presentations, emails, web pages, and other content into a single Adobe PDF file. You can present files in what ever preferred order you would like regardless of file type, paper size, or orientation. You can embed multimedia, 3D, audio and video as well.