Adobe has discontinued the distribution of Adobe Acrobat 9 Pro Extended, which included Presenter 7. They did not include Presenter in their Acrobat Pro 10 package, which is what our package includes. However, our Adobe Acrobat contract does come with downgrade rights. If you or your staff are already using Adobe Acrobat 9 Pro Extended, which includes Presenter 7, you can continue to exercise your downgrade rights and go on using it as long as you hold a current Adobe Acrobat Pro license. Please see system requirements for Adobe Acrobat 9 Pro Extended.
Reminder: You only need a license to create Presenter presentations. You do not need a license to view presentations. All previously created Presenter presentations will still work even after the license has expired. The Office of Information Technology (OIT) offers Camtasia Relay as an alternative option for creating presentations.
OIT has started researching Adobe Acrobat license renewal costs for January 2012 contract end date. Analysis will focus on renewing a system-wide Adobe Acrobat license. We are researching Adobe Presenter options. After initial estimated quotes, we anticipate the UMN Presenter license will be very expensive. If a system-wide license for Presenter alone is not cost-effective, OIT will research the best economical price available for individual licenses to be purchased by and for departmental use on the UTools website.
Please visit the UTools website for more updates.