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

    Integrated Toolkit for Technical Writers Includes Major Upgrade to RoboHelp

    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 support."

    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

    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 software.

    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

    (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 owners.


    CONTACT: Adobe Systems Incorporated
             Stefan Offermann, 408-536-4023
             sofferma at
             A&R Edelman
             Jody Farrar, 650-762-2925
             jfarrar at


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