What To Expect from Adobe Reader XI
Article by George Norman
On 02 Oct 2012
The most powerful Reader yet, Adobe Reader XI, will soon be released. Here’s a quick look at what you can expect to get from the application.

Adobe, company that needs no introduction, has recently announced that it is gearing up to roll out Acrobat XI to the public. The products included in this release are Acrobat XI Standard and Pro, the newly integrated document services Adobe FormsCentral and Adobe EchoSign, and the most powerful reader yet, Adobe Reader XI.


Some light onto what to expect from Adobe Reader XI has been shed by Steve Gottwals, Group Product Manager, Adobe Reader. Gottwals explained that from a productivity point of view, Reader XI has these new and enhanced capabilities to offer:
  • Full commenting features, including text, stamps, file attachments and audio recordings, as well as drawing markups, like lines, arrows, shapes and free-form annotations
  • Fill, sign, save and send your forms – and save the planet while you’re at it!
  • Store files on Acrobat.com for access from multiple devices
  • Support for OS X Mountain Lion and Windows 8 with new “touch-mode” for optimal tablet interaction
  • Create PDF or Export PDF files to Word and Excel online
From a security point of view, Adobe Reader XI comes with the following new and enhanced features:
  • Enhanced Protected Mode now includes data theft prevention capabilities
  • New Protected View implements a separate desktop and winstation for the UI, which provides an additional layer of defense
  • PDF Whitelisting Framework allows selective enablement of JavaScript for both Windows and Mac OS
  • Elliptic Curve Cryptography support for digital signatures

And if you want to focus on enterprise deployment, here’s what Adobe Reader XI has to offer:
  • Citrix XenApp enhancements for better performance
  • New App-V support, including a Package Accelerator
  • GPO Template for the most common enterprise settings
  • Enhanced support for Microsoft SCCM/SCUP and Apple Remote Desktop
  • Configuration Wizard for the Mac

We don’t know when Adobe Reader XI will be released to the public. We do know that Adobe said Acrobat XI and its associated products are scheduled to ship within 30 days.

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