Adobe CreatePDF for iOS Launched

Adobe has launched a new app for iOS devices that lets you create and open PDF files. The description on the iTunes store explains that it “brings the same high-quality PDF creation as Adobe Acrobat to your iPad, iPhone and other iOS devices.”

The app uses the same technology as Adobe Acrobat and can create PDF files the same as though they were done on a PC. To get the app working you first need to download it from iTunes ($9.99 in the US). When installed on your iOS device (it is designed for both iPad and iPhone) you can then open up an attachment in an email/Dropbox and other programs and click on the Send button/Open In and then select the CreatePDF option.

Your attachment will then be sent to the new Adobe app and then run through the conversion process. For a relatively small file it takes about a minute to convert. Once done, a notification pops up on your screen to let you know it’s ready to view.

From what the details explain in iTunes, it appears that the app uploads your document to the Adobe servers where the conversion takes place. It then gets downloaded back and deleted from the servers.

One of the key points of the software is that it “Preserves links, end notes, foot notes and creates bookmarks automatically in PDF files converted from Office documents”. For those who create eBooks you are probably aware that a lot of the PDF creators do not preserve links. This app does preserve those links making it look like quite a decent option.

Other compatible formats that can be shared include:
* MS Word (docx, doc), Excel(xlsx, xls), PowerPoint (pptx, ppt)
* Adobe Illustrator (ai), Photoshop (psd) and InDesign (indd)
* Images – JPEG, BMP, PNG, GIF, TIFF
* RTF, Text and WordPerfect
* OpenOffice and StarOffice documents

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