I was wondering if anyone using ArcGIS 9.3 has downloaded the Adobe Acrobat 9 patch and tested the new PDF export? I'd like to be able to test this out on a project I've been working on, but before I uninstall 9.2 I'd like to get a little feedback and if possible get my hands on a sample PDF. Does anyone have a sample PDF? It doesnt have to be anything fancy, just a rough PDF with a couple of layers. Thanks. Erin
Here's some info from ESRI's What's New in 9.3 page:
"ArcGIS 9.3 Adds Support for the New Geospatial Capabilities in Adobe Acrobat 9
The Adobe Acrobat 9 release includes an update to the PDF specification which allows map coordinate system information to be stored in a PDF. This allows users of Adobe Acrobat 9 products to perform geographic operations including seeing a coordinate readout as they move the cursor over the map, finding specific XY locations, measuring distances in map units, and adding markups. ESRI has collaborated with Adobe Systems over the past year to ensure a seamless workflow for taking advantage of this new functionality when distributing maps in PDF format.
The geospatial functionality available to Adobe Acrobat users when they use a PDF depends on which Acrobat 9 product they are using and how the PDF was generated:
- Adobe 9 Reader: Coordinate readout and find XY can be performed on PDFs exported from ArcMap. Measurement and markup can also be performed in Adobe 9 Reader if the PDF exported from ArcMap has first been resaved using Adobe Acrobat 9 Pro or Pro Extended to enable that functionality.
- Adobe Acrobat 9 Standard or Pro: Coordinate readout, find XY, measurement, and markup.
- Acrobat 9 Pro Extended: Coordinate readout, find XY, measurement and markup. Advanced authoring capabilities allow shapefiles, GeoTiffs, and Jpeg2000 to be added to maps.
Support for creating PDFs with these new geospatial capabilities with ArcGIS is available as a free download that can be installed once you have installed ArcGIS 9.3. "