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New ARTS PDF Crackerjack™ 5.0 makes PDF print production workflows more efficient and profitable

Melbourne, Australia — March 17, 2005

ARTS PDF, the leading developer of PDF tools for PDF professionals, today announced the release of its new Adobe® Acrobat® plug-in for precision PDF document control. ARTS PDF Aerialist Professional takes Acrobat® and Aerialist to the next level with its unique watched folder processing engine, automatic keyword and index link creation, advanced table of contents generator, and its powerful image and layer manipulation tools.

“Aerialist is already the leading Acrobat® plug-in for splitting, merging, stamping, bookmarks, hyperlinks and process automation, but Aerialist Professional goes one better,” said Sean Stewart, Senior Product Manager, ARTS PDF. Business professionals heavily using PDF documents in industries such as legal, finance, pharmaceuticals, IT, publishing and government agencies can quickly reduce the time and resources required to prepare complex documents or whole document collections.

“What’s going to excite power users in a big way is that Aerialist Professional comes based around its own watched folder processing engine – the only one of its kind,” said Stewart. “The functionality enables total workflow automation for anyone with Acrobat®. A user simply creates the sequence of tasks to perform, selects the folder for processing, and Aerialist Professional does the rest — the moment PDF documents hit the folder they’re processed automatically. And best of all, it’s a breeze to run multiple watched folders simultaneously and perform different processes on each of them.”

Aerialist Professional adds essential tools for building more intelligent and easier-to-use PDF documents. Users can now build complex tables of contents (automatically generating them from document collections, document information, heading styles, bookmarks and more), can turn every occurrence of a word or phrase in a PDF into an active hyperlink, and can turn document indexes, table of contents, page footers, and so on into active navigational links.

For creative and technical users, Aerialist Professional offers layer and image editing tools. The unique layer tools help users prepare easy-to-use layered drawings and diagrams, and enables users to quickly proof and preview different versions of a design from the one layered page. The image tools help users to quickly and accurately adjust the appearance and quality of images in PDFs prior to distribution by print, the Web or CD-ROMs.

Pricing and Availability

ARTS PDF Crackerjack works with Acrobat® 5.0, 6.0 & 7.0, runs on Windows and Macintosh platforms, and is available immediately. The product can be purchased now at Debenu Store and from our extensive range of resellers for $US495. From now until April 29th, 2005 owners of ARTS PDF Crackerjack 4 can upgrade to Crackerjack 5 for only $129. After April 29th the upgrade price will revert to the normal $199. Upgrades from versions earlier than 4.0 are available for $249. For further information about Crackerjack, and to download a demonstration copy, visit the Debenu Web site.


ARTS PDF has been developing software and custom solutions focusing on Adobe Acrobat and PDF since 1997 and today has operations spanning North America, Europe, and Australia. The advanced range of ARTS PDF tools extends the power of Adobe Acrobat, making it easier for businesses to publish PDF documents efficiently and consistently. The company’s software is used by thousands of business, technical, print production, and creative professionals.

ARTS PDF is a division of Debenu.

About Debenu

Debenu is one of the world’s leading PDF and document management software vendors and has developed popular software and custom solutions for Adobe Acrobat, PDF and other file formats. It has the goal of making working with documents much easier. Its products such as Debenu PDF Maximus, Quick PDF Library, Benubird PDF, Quick PDF Tools and the entire ARTS PDF range of products, are used by tens of thousands of companies worldwide.