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Adobe Systems to Distribute Acrobat Reader in Single-Unit Configuration Disclosure Number: IPCOM000128796D
Original Publication Date: 1993-Aug-02
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Sep-19
Document File: 2 page(s) / 76K

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Software Patent Institute

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Adobe Systems Inc.: AUTHOR [+3]


Mountain View, Calif. (August 2, 1993) (NASDAQ:ADBE)

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Adobe Systems to Distribute Acrobat Reader in Single-Unit Configuration

Mountain View, Calif. (August 2, 1993) (NASDAQ:ADBE)

Adobe Systems Incorporated today announced that it will offer AdobeTM AcrobatTM Reader software in single-unit packaging. A component in the Adobe Acrobat family of document communication software, Acrobat Reader is a software application that enables information consumers to view, navigate and print electronic documents received as Portable Document Format (PDF) files. This viewer was previously available only in multipacks of 50 seats, 100 seats or 500 seats.

"When we introduced Adobe Acrobat in June, we envisioned primary demand for Acrobat Reader coming from large corporations and commercial publishers that bundle viewers with information content for wide-scale distribution," said John Kunze, Adobe s director of product marketing for the Application Products Division.

"However, individuals and small business users have also expressed tremendous interest in Acrobat Reader. By offering this software in single-unit packages, we are responding to the needs of these customers." The Adobe Acrobat family of products includes Acrobat Reader, Acrobat Exchange and Acrobat DistillerTM. All Acrobat products use Adobe s PDF format, a

PostScriptTM language-based file format, to enable cross-platform, resolution-independent representation of electronic documents. Individual packages of Acrobat Reader will be available fo...