Another chapter in the history of Adobe Acrobat opened Monday, and this one includes some juicy plot points that might tantalize the legal industry.

Since 1993, when Adobe Systems Inc. released the first version of Adobe Acrobat, allowing users to create and view PDF files, an updated version has been introduced almost every two years. The company released Adobe Acrobat 8 on Monday in tandem with a newly rebranded, Flash-based collaboration tool called Acrobat Connect (formerly Macromedia Breeze; Adobe paid $3.4 billion for Macromedia in 2005).