Adobe announced on Monday a new version of its Acrobat desktop application for creating and editing PDF documents that now features integration with other Adobe cloud services and with Microsoft PowerPoint.
Acrobat XI also comes with a user interface optimised for touch screens, such as those used in popular tablet devices.
The Adobe cloud services integrated with Acrobat XI are electronic signature application EchoSign and online forms application FormsCentral. The goal is to significantly reduce the time it takes for documents, such as contracts, to get signed, and for forms to be created, distributed and analyzed, according to Adobe.
Meanwhile, this new version of Acrobat now interacts with PowerPoint, building on existing integration with Word and Excel, which lets users save PDF documents in the file formats from those Microsoft applications.
In addition, Acrobat XI makes it easier to edit text and images via a new drag-and-drop tool, according to the company.
in the US the product's Standard edition will cost $299 -- or $139 to upgrade -- per seat while the Pro edition will go for $499 -- or $199 to upgrade -- per seat. UK pricing is expected to be £235 for the Standard edition and £111 to upgrade. Pricing on the Pro version is likely to be £378 and £163 to upgrade, all before VAT. The cloud services it's integrated with, EchoSign and FormsCentral, start at $14.95 per user, per month and $14.99 per user, per month, respectively. In the UK Forms central will start from £9.52 per month.