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Adobe Introduces New eLearning Suite

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Content Creation Package Offers Integrated Tools to Enhance Online Learning

London - Jan. 20, 2009 - Adobe Systems Incorporated (Nasdaq:ADBE) today announced the Adobe eLearning Suite, a content-authoring solution for learning professionals, educators and trainers. The suite will allow users to create rich learning experiences that can be delivered via the Internet and desktop. The eLearning Suite boosts productivity by integrating a major new version of Adobe Captivate®, enhanced eLearning versions of Adobe software including Adobe Flash® CS4 and Adobe Dreamweaver® CS4, and other Adobe Creative Suite® 4 applications.

The new features of the eLearning suite powered by Adobe Captivate® 4 allow users to do the following:

o Create powerful scenario-based trainings, simulations and quizzes.
o Use more than two dozen new features including text-to-speech conversion, in- line caption editing and a drawing toolbar for simple graphics.
o Capture feedback from users and students regardless of operating system. 
o Add a customisable table of contents to classes or eLearning sessions that can  be automatically updated.
o Polish and edit sound recordings through Adobe Soundbooth® CS4.

Adobe eLearning Suite and Adobe Captivate 4 are immediately available through Adobe authorised resellers and the Adobe Store. Estimated street price for Adobe eLearning Suite is £1,509.00 ex Vat and £555.00 ex Vat for Adobe Captivate 4. Upgrade and education pricing for both products is also available.

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"The new Adobe eLearning Suite is a unique and highly integrated set of tools designed to help professionals author, enrich, review and publish rich eLearning content all within one environment. By leveraging different applications and streamlined workflows, learning professionals can be truly innovative and reach learners in new ways anytime, anywhere and through any medium."

Naresh Gupta, senior vice president of the Print and Publishing Business Unit at Adobe

"I've watched Adobe Captivate evolve into an eLearning development powerhouse. With the release of Adobe Captivate 4, Adobe has taken a great product to a new level. The overhauled PowerPoint import feature-that lets users seamlessly update slides in both Adobe Captivate and PowerPoint-alone makes this a slam-dunk purchase for ‘tire-kickers' and a ‘must upgrade' for existing users."

Kevin A. Siegel, Founder & President, IconLogic, Inc., Riva, Md.

"With the Adobe eLearning Suite, Adobe didn't just bundle products together for use in a specific discipline, it delivers a complete, integrated workflow for eLearning content creation and delivery. For example, now with Adobe Captivate, users have the ability to easily incorporate mobile-based content by taking advantage of Adobe Device Central CS4."

Mark Fletcher, Training Manager, WebAssist, Encinitas, Ca.

"The Adobe eLearning Suite increases my productivity by nearly 80%. Having this combination of software together in one suite, with a similar interface, makes it easy to move from one application to the next to quickly create engaging eLearning content."

Renaldo Lawrence, Advanced Skills Teacher, St. John the Baptist School, Kingfield, Woking, UK

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