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Adobe Unveils Innovations in Document Cloud

Adobe has made enhancements to the Adobe Document Cloud to provide intuitive experiences that help people get work done from anywhere. 

According to the company, Adobe Scan, a free app, delivers a modern document experience, turning mobile devices into an intelligent scanning and text-recognition tool, while Adobe Sign has added ease of use and mobility improvements.

Documents are the “lifeblood of society,” communicating information from sources such as contracts, textbooks, and financial statements, said Abhay Parasnis, chief technology officer, Adobe. But the challenge, noted Parasnis, is unlocking the intelligence that lives in those documents and extracting meaning that can be searched, analyzed, and incorporated into digital workflows. 

Available on iOS and Android, Adobe Scan enables users to capture a shopping receipt, paper document, business card or whiteboard, or to choose an image from a camera roll. Powered by Adobe Sensei’s intelligent services, Adobe Scan automates boundary detection, auto-crop and capture, perspective correction and auto-clean, removing shadows and making text crisp and clear. Adobe Scan will automatically convert a photo of text from a document or anything with printed text into digital text that can be selected, copied or annotated with Acrobat Reader DC or Acrobat DC. The content then becomes searchable and reusable in an Adobe PDF. In addition, the free Adobe Scan app and a free Adobe Document Cloud account can be used to upload, store, share and access scanned files online. Subscribers to Acrobat DC can also unlock functionality to edit and organize documents, and collect signatures. Users can scan on a phone and upload to Document Cloud to edit on a laptop then continue working with the document on a tablet.

Adobe is also adding capabilities for digital signature ease of use and mobility with Adobe Sign. Previously offered as a customer preview, Adobe Sign delivers cloud-based digital signatures in any browser or on any mobile device. Users can capture a handwritten signature electronically, even when their computer is not touch-enabled by sending a text message to a mobile device and signing it with a finger or a stylus, then finishing the job back on the desktop with one tap required to add it to a document. Additional capabibilities include integration with ServiceNow and the ability to add a visible business stamp to a document or form, such as a "received" image or a company seal, or a personal identifier such as a Hanko stamp in Japan. 

For more information, visit www.adobe.com.

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