On the document creation side, Acrobat X makes the process as easy as ever with print-to-file capabilities to produce PDFs from within any application, including Office via dedicated add-ons, or using the Web Capture function. It also lets you do far more with your documents – you can encrypt files, use the Recognize Text command to convert scanned documents into searchable PDF articles, collaborate on PDF files via SharePoint or Acrobat.com services, integrate audio, video, 3D renderings and other media-rich content, among other things.
Other notable features of Reader X include better commenting tools and a new clean-screen reading mode that hides the menu bar, tabs and toolbars so that all you see onscreen is the document. The company is pushing hard into handheld territory with its latest release, which will be available next month not only on all desktop platforms, but also on Android, Blackberry, and Windows Phone 7. Adobe Reader X will be downloadable at no cost, but the rest of the suite won’t come in cheap -- Acrobat X Standard is $ 299 ($139 upgrade), while the complete Acrobat X Suite can fetch up to $1199.