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-- by Lori L. Bloomer
The new Adobe Acrobat made it to our Recommended List this month, but if you need still more, take advantage of its ability to use plug-in enhancements. Ambia Corp. offers a pair of snazzy Acrobat sidekicks-Aerial and Remark.
Remark, a mark-up program for Acrobat, lets multiple users edit, redline, highlight and comment on portions of a PDF file.
Remark overlays its edits on the document, just like handwritten mark-ups. Most of the mark-ups use a comment box with descriptive text to annotate an Acrobat file.
Remark's Annotation Manager keeps track of all your comments, additions and modifications, noting the author, date and page number. You can even set security protocols.
Aerial's Index Manager searches a primary document and other linked Acrobat documents for important words. With Quick Tags, you can add a personal mark to often-referenced pages for quick referral later on.
Aerial's Print View lets you specify a portion of a document to output, in case you only need to print part of the document.
Any serious Acrobat user should check out these add-ons.
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