( BW)(CA-ADOBE-SYSTEMS)(ADBE) Adobe Unveils Technical Communication

    Integrated Toolkit for Technical Writers Includes Major Upgrade to

    Business Editors/Technology Writers

    SAN JOSE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sept. 25, 2007--Adobe Systems
Incorporated (Nasdaq:ADBE) today announced Adobe(R) Technical
Communication Suite software, a first-of-a-kind, integrated solution
for authoring, managing, and publishing technical information and
training content across multiple formats and languages. Using the
Adobe Technical Communication Suite, technical communicators and
instructional designers can create powerful documentation, eLearning
courses and user assistance programs containing both traditional text
and graphics along with rich media, including Adobe Flash(R) Player
compatible video and 3D.

    The suite includes Adobe RoboHelp(R) 7, a major upgrade to Adobe's
help system and knowledge base authoring tool, as well as Adobe
FrameMaker(R) 8, Adobe Captivate(R) 3 and Adobe Acrobat(R) 3D Version
8 software. Product and workflow integration and support for rich
media formats -- including Adobe Flash Player compatible video, SWF,
MP3 and AVI files as well as industry standards, such as Adobe
Portable Document Format (PDF), XML and Darwin Information Typing
Architecture (DITA) -- empower authors to deliver compelling
information, save time and reduce discrepancies in content.

    "Adobe's leadership in the industry puts us in a unique position
to deliver a completely new product, targeted squarely at technical
communicators and instructional designers," said Naresh Gupta, senior
vice president, Print and Classic Publishing at Adobe. "The Technical
Communication Suite provides all the tools publishers need to take
technical communication to the next level with dramatically improved
workflows and rich features like video, animations, 3D and Unicode

    Inside the Technical Communication Suite

    Introduced today, RoboHelp 7 delivers major new features enabling
technical communicators to author, manage, and publish engaging
content for embedded help systems and standalone knowledge bases. For
the first time, technical communicators can easily update their online
help systems with information authored in FrameMaker 8, without the
need to re-import files for each update. The new release also adds
Unicode support for publishing in multiple languages.

    Automated wizards and topic templates allow users to incorporate
standard and advanced help features, including table of contents,
indexes, glossaries, graphics, sound, video, simulations and
navigation. Authors can generate multiple tables of content and apply
conditional tags, index items, folders, and tailor output for specific
purposes and formats, such as HTML, Adobe PDF and FlashHelp(R).
RoboHelp 7 also supports a Multiple Document Interface (MDI) allowing
easy copy and paste editing across topics. Additional new features
include an updated and customizable user interface, enhancements to
the HTML editor, and improved navigation and search features. For more
details please visit www.adobe.com/products/robohelp.

    Launched in July 2007, FrameMaker 8 is a complete authoring and
publishing tool that combines the simplicity of word processing with
the power of XML. The new version adds support for 3D, DITA, XML and
Unicode. With the integration of Adobe Captivate 3 technical authors
can deliver high-impact information with quizzes, visual product
demonstrations and simulations - all without the need for multimedia
development skills. Acrobat 3D version 8 delivers a complete and more
secure way to collaborate with extended teams on 3D designs via Adobe
PDF documents. Technical communicators can easily manipulate and
incorporate interactive 3D models without having to purchase CAD

    Pricing and Availability

    Adobe Technical Communication Suite will be available for
Microsoft(R) Windows Vista(TM) and Windows(R) XP and is expected to
ship by the end of October 2007 at an estimated price of US$1,599.
Users can upgrade for an estimated price of US$999 if they have prior
versions of Adobe Captivate, FrameMaker or RoboHelp. To learn more
about the suite please visit

    RoboHelp 7 and RoboHelp Server 7 will be available for Microsoft
Windows Vista, Windows XP or Windows 2000 and are expected to ship by
the end of October 2007 at an estimated price of US$999 for RoboHelp 7
and US$1,999 for RoboHelp Server 7. Customers of RoboHelp 6 and
RoboHelp Server 6 can upgrade for an estimated price of US$79 and
US$160 respectively. Customers of any previous version of RoboHelp can
upgrade to RoboHelp 7 for an estimated price of US$499. For more
information and additional upgrade pricing visit

    About Adobe Systems Incorporated

    Adobe revolutionizes how the world engages with ideas and
information - anytime, anywhere and through any medium. For more
information, visit www.adobe.com.

    (C) 2007 Adobe Systems Incorporated. All rights reserved. Adobe,
the Adobe logo, Acrobat, Captivate, Flash, FlashHelp, FrameMaker and
RoboHelp are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Adobe
Systems Incorporated in the United States and/or other countries.
Microsoft, Vista and Windows are either a registered trademark or a
trademark of Microsoft Corporation in the Unites States and/or other
countries. All other trademarks are the property of their respective


    CONTACT: Adobe Systems Incorporated
             Stefan Offermann, 408-536-4023
             sofferma at adobe.com
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             jfarrar at ar-edelman.com

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