Acrobat gets built-in Web support

Adobe released Acrobat 3.0, an upgrade of its software for creating Web documents.

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Adobe Systems today released Acrobat 3.0, an upgrade of its document-sharing software with built-in support for creating Web-based documents.

Acrobat 3.0, formerly known by the code-name Amber, can be integrated into Web browsers that support the Netscape Navigator Plug-in API or Microsoft's ActiveX controls. The package includes Acrobat Capture, a tool that lets users scan paper documents into Acrobat and convert them into portable document format (PDF) files.

Acrobat 3.0 is priced at $295. Windows 95, Windows NT, Windows 3.1, Macintosh and Power Macintosh versions will ship in August, according to the company, while versions for OS/2 and Unix are expected in September.

Separately, the company also today slashed the price of its SiteMill Web site management software for the Macintosh to $279, down from $595.