Adobe Delivers Advanced eBook Reading Capabilities With the Acrobat eBook Reader 2.1

New Version is Available From Leading Online Retailers Amazon.com,

Barnes and Noble.com



Apr 25, 2001, 01:00 ET from Adobe Systems Incorporated

    SAN JOSE, Calif., April 25 /PRNewswire/ --
 Adobe Systems Incorporated (Nasdaq: ADBE), a leader in Network Publishing,
 today announced the immediate availability of the Adobe(R) Acrobat(R) eBook
 Reader(TM) 2.1 from Adobe.com, Amazon.com and Barnes and Noble.com. The new
 Adobe Acrobat eBook Reader 2.1 features Adobe CoolType font rendering
 technology, a two-page layout feature and a built-in interactive dictionary.
     "The Acrobat eBook Reader is the only tool on the market that gives Mac
 and Windows users an interactive, graphically-rich reading experience with the
 ability to print and navigate through the Web-all within the same interface,"
 said Michael Looney, senior director of eBooks at Adobe. "Because Adobe eBooks
 are based on Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF), users such as students and
 mobile professionals can leverage these great tools to interactively consume
 eBooks ranging from textbooks and financial reports to children's books and
 cookbooks."
     The Acrobat eBook Reader 2.1 offers new features that dramatically improve
 the end-user's eBook experience. With Adobe CoolType technology, consumers can
 view the font of any Adobe PDF-based eBook at a variety of resolutions and
 select the most pleasing to read on their LCD screen. Users can also click on
 any word and the new interactive dictionary appears with a definition.
 Additionally, where the publisher grants permission, users can lend and give
 their eBook selections between Acrobat eBook Readers.
     "The Adobe Acrobat eBook Reader provides a rich platform for digital books
 of all genres by including print capability, video and search features, and
 links directly to the Web," said Sue Kervorkian, analyst with IDC. "In
 addition, it gives both Macintosh and Windows users the flexibility to access
 a growing library of digital books on a variety of devices, as well as in
 printed and spoken formats."
     Adobe Acrobat eBook Reader 2.1 for Windows and the Macintosh beta are
 available for download today at no charge from the Adobe.com Web site at
 http://www.adobe.com/products/ebookreader/main.html . The Windows version is
 also available at the eBookstore at Barnes and Noble.com Web site at
 www.bn.com, or from the eBook store at Amazon.com at www.amazon.com.
 
     About Adobe Systems Incorporated
     Founded in 1982, Adobe Systems Incorporated (www.adobe.com) builds
 award-winning software solutions for Network Publishing, including Web, print,
 video, wireless and broadband applications. Its graphic design, imaging,
 dynamic media and authoring tools enable customers to create, manage and
 deliver visually-rich, reliable content. Headquartered in San Jose, Calif.,
 Adobe is the second-largest PC software company in the U.S., with annual
 revenues exceeding $1.3 billion.
     NOTE:  Adobe, the Adobe logo and Acrobat are either registered trademarks
 or trademarks of Adobe Systems Incorporated in the United States and/or other
 countries. Microsoft, Windows and Windows NT are either registered trademarks
 or trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other
 countries. Macintosh is a trademark of Apple Computer, Inc., registered in the
 U.S. and other countries. All other trademarks are the property of their
 respective owners.
 
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    SAN JOSE, Calif., April 25 /PRNewswire/ --
 Adobe Systems Incorporated (Nasdaq: ADBE), a leader in Network Publishing,
 today announced the immediate availability of the Adobe(R) Acrobat(R) eBook
 Reader(TM) 2.1 from Adobe.com, Amazon.com and Barnes and Noble.com. The new
 Adobe Acrobat eBook Reader 2.1 features Adobe CoolType font rendering
 technology, a two-page layout feature and a built-in interactive dictionary.
     "The Acrobat eBook Reader is the only tool on the market that gives Mac
 and Windows users an interactive, graphically-rich reading experience with the
 ability to print and navigate through the Web-all within the same interface,"
 said Michael Looney, senior director of eBooks at Adobe. "Because Adobe eBooks
 are based on Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF), users such as students and
 mobile professionals can leverage these great tools to interactively consume
 eBooks ranging from textbooks and financial reports to children's books and
 cookbooks."
     The Acrobat eBook Reader 2.1 offers new features that dramatically improve
 the end-user's eBook experience. With Adobe CoolType technology, consumers can
 view the font of any Adobe PDF-based eBook at a variety of resolutions and
 select the most pleasing to read on their LCD screen. Users can also click on
 any word and the new interactive dictionary appears with a definition.
 Additionally, where the publisher grants permission, users can lend and give
 their eBook selections between Acrobat eBook Readers.
     "The Adobe Acrobat eBook Reader provides a rich platform for digital books
 of all genres by including print capability, video and search features, and
 links directly to the Web," said Sue Kervorkian, analyst with IDC. "In
 addition, it gives both Macintosh and Windows users the flexibility to access
 a growing library of digital books on a variety of devices, as well as in
 printed and spoken formats."
     Adobe Acrobat eBook Reader 2.1 for Windows and the Macintosh beta are
 available for download today at no charge from the Adobe.com Web site at
 http://www.adobe.com/products/ebookreader/main.html . The Windows version is
 also available at the eBookstore at Barnes and Noble.com Web site at
 www.bn.com, or from the eBook store at Amazon.com at www.amazon.com.
 
     About Adobe Systems Incorporated
     Founded in 1982, Adobe Systems Incorporated (www.adobe.com) builds
 award-winning software solutions for Network Publishing, including Web, print,
 video, wireless and broadband applications. Its graphic design, imaging,
 dynamic media and authoring tools enable customers to create, manage and
 deliver visually-rich, reliable content. Headquartered in San Jose, Calif.,
 Adobe is the second-largest PC software company in the U.S., with annual
 revenues exceeding $1.3 billion.
     NOTE:  Adobe, the Adobe logo and Acrobat are either registered trademarks
 or trademarks of Adobe Systems Incorporated in the United States and/or other
 countries. Microsoft, Windows and Windows NT are either registered trademarks
 or trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other
 countries. Macintosh is a trademark of Apple Computer, Inc., registered in the
 U.S. and other countries. All other trademarks are the property of their
 respective owners.
 
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