SOURCE: Nitro PDF Software

December 15, 2008 17:53 ET

Nitro PDF Software Announces Release of Version 5.5 of Nitro Pro, the Acrobat Alternative

PLEASANTON, CA--(Marketwire - December 15, 2008) - Nitro PDF Software, the company that revolutionized the PDF space with its launch of the first true alternative to Adobe® Acrobat®, today announced an important update to its flagship product, Nitro PDF Professional, further expanding its lead as the most affordable and user-friendly desktop PDF solution for business users.

Nitro PDF Professional 5.5 introduces several new enhancements, performance improvements, and bug fixes, including support for 64-bit Windows operating systems, Lotus Notes, and Unicode fonts. The new version also comprises a text replacement feature and improved functionality for text insertion, PDF creation and combination, and enhanced enterprise deployment.

"We're very excited about the 5.5 release of Nitro Pro," stated Chris Dahl, Nitro's CTO. "We've added support for installation on 64-bit versions of Windows (a consistent request from existing customers and new prospects), and also the use of Unicode fonts when inserting, editing, and extracting text. This is critical for non-English languages and further demonstrates our commitment to developing Nitro's presence in non-English markets. Now even more people can engage with PDF using the original Acrobat alternative!"

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Competitively priced at US$99.00, Nitro PDF Professional 5.5 is now available for free trial download and purchase from, leading retailers, and corporate resellers worldwide. The upgrade is free for existing clients of version 5 and also available via an upgrade path from version 4. Customer queries should be directed to:

About Nitro PDF Software

Nitro PDF Software is one of the world's leading PDF software vendors and the company behind Nitro PDF Professional, the first true alternative to Adobe Acrobat. Headquartered in California, Nitro PDF Software has operations spanning North America, Europe, Asia, and Australia. Competitively priced, Nitro PDF Professional provides users full control over PDF documents, including commenting, form-filling and authoring, digital signatures, text editing, one-click creation from Microsoft® Office and more. Nitro PDF Software products have won multiple "Product of the Year" and "Top Buy" awards, and are used by millions of people worldwide including a significant number of Fortune 500 organizations.

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