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Re: Netscape and Adobe

From: Kurt Foss <kfoss@doit.wisc.edu>
Date: Thu, 18 May 1995 15:35:04 -0500
Message-Id: <v0211012cabe15f91a6d7@[]>
To: david@kwantlen.bc.ca
Cc: www-talk@www10.w3.org

>I was reading a rather old issue of InformationWeek (Apr 10/95) about
>Netscape and Adobe's agreement to add Acrobat to Navigator 1.1. Well,
>1.1N is out but I don't see any sign of Acrobat.
>Anyone heard about this?

More ... here's the actual news item from Adobe's web site --->

Roadmap Specifics

The companies disclosed a four step roadmap for delivering a complete suite of
Internet publishing tools.

First, the Macintosh(R) and Windows(tm) versions of Netscape Navigator(tm) 1.1
will support the Acrobat Weblink(tm) software plug-in, a free add-on application
from Adobe that allows Acrobat documents to link to other documents on the

The companies will also collaborate on a future version of Netscape Navigator
that will seamlessly view documents in Adobe's Portable Document Format (PDF),
the open, cross-platform file format created by Acrobat software.

Additional integration efforts will include work on Netscape server software to
provide quick access to PDF documents across the Internet, allowing users to
download portions of PDF files at a time for faster on screen viewing.

Lastly, Adobe will extend its authoring applications to more fully support the
ability to import and export PDF files and will provide the ability to output to
Hypertext Markup Language (HTML) in a future version of Adobe PageMaker(tm).

~ Kurt

Kurt Foss * Media Technology * U_Wisconsin-Madison Div. of Info. Technology
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