finally adobe acrobat reader 7 is OUT. hoping to see it on the DIGIT december issue. Acrobat 7.0 Professional users can create PDF (Portable Document Format) files and allow those to be reviewed and commented on by Acrobat Reader 7.0 users. The reader features a new reviewing toolbar that can be enabled when the PDF file is created in Acrobat Professional, according to Adobe. Acrobat 7.0 Professional will also be incorporated into the forthcoming Adobe Creative Suite Premium v1.3, which is expected to ship in English by the end of the calendar year. Included with Acrobat 7.0 Professional is Adobe LiveCycle Designer, a tool to design PDF forms that work with back-end enterprise systems using XML. These special forms allow organizations to automatically process data sent in PDF forms, so there's no need to re-enter the information into their own back-end systems. Adobe's Intelligent Document Platform goes up against Microsoft Corp.'s XML plans for Office and InfoPath and competes with products from several smaller vendors. Catering to its traditional audience of design professionals, Adobe has enhanced the Acrobat applications to display PDF files that include "live" 3D computer-aided design (CAD) content as opposed to a static 3D picture, the company said. The high-end Acrobat 7.0 Professional is targeted at technical and creative professionals and is priced at US$449. An upgrade from selected preceding versions is available for US$159. Upgrades to Adobe Creative Suite Premium v1.3 also cost $159. Acrobat 7.0 Standard is aimed at business professionals and costs $299, with the upgrade version priced at $99. Acrobat 7.0 Standard and Professional will be available in English, French, German and Japanese by the end of the year for Mac OS X and Windows. Acrobat Reader 7.0 will be available for Mac and Windows by year's end and next year for Linux, Pocket PC, Palm OS and Symbian, according to Adobe.