Challenges Ahead for Adobe’s Portable Document Format

  • Paul Cesarini (Bowling Green State University)
  • Jason Mellen (Bowling Green State University)


Universal document exchange, that elusive goal only slightly less far- fetched than the paperless office, has largely become a reality over the past few years. Adobe’s Acrobat line of products, recently released in their 7.0 incarnation, have steadily improved and have achieved a near-ubiquity in a variety of industries and disciplines. The publishing industry continues to rely on Acrobat for all things print. Web content developers and technical communicators rely on it for convenient and efficient ways to make manuals and related documentation accessible to end-users. Adobe has recently begun pushing Acrobat as an essential tool for enterprise, as well, by promoting it as a foundational tool for accessing and sharing corporate data.

Keywords: computer technology|graphic communications|information technology|internet|philosophy|visual communications

How to Cite:

Cesarini, P. & Mellen, J., (2005) “Challenges Ahead for Adobe’s Portable Document Format”, The Journal of Technology, Management, and Applied Engineering 21(2).



Published on
01 Apr 2005