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Renewal Arrangement on Adobe Site License Programme

ITS is coordinating the renewal of Adobe site license for departments with the current arrangement due to expire on October 31, 2015. 

A new tendering exercise for renewing the Adobe Cumulative Licensing Program (CLP) has been arranged from November 1, 2015 to October 31, 2017 for departments to order Adobe perpetual licenses at educational prices.  The tender prices are available under HKU Portal (login to HKU Portal > type “tender” in the Search field > click the link “Tender Prices”).  The latest family of Adobe products, Adobe Creative Cloud for Teams (CCT), is also available for ordering by departments on an annual subscription basis.  Departments can refer to our earlier circular sent to Heads of Departments for details on the ordering arrangement.  

As many departments are using Adobe Acrobat Professional, we would like to give an update on the availability of a new campus license on PDF-XChange PRO.  This is a software product developed by Tracker Software Products for viewing, creating and editing PDF documents.  It carries similar functionalities as those supported by Adobe Acrobat Professional.  The supported platforms of PDF-XChange PRO include Windows 10/8/7/Vista but Macintosh is not included.  For details, please see http://www.tracker-software.com/product/pdf-xchange-pro.

University staff can use PDF-XChange Pro on PCs directly owned or leased by departments within the University campus without additional charge (campus outside Hong Kong is not covered under the campus license).  They can also install this software on personal equipment used for work-related purpose.  For students, they can use this software on departmental PCs but installation and use on the personal equipment of students is specifically prohibited.

Staff can download this software from HKU Portal (type “pdf” in the search field > click the link “Download PDF-XChange”).    The installation guide is available at https://intraweb.hku.hk/reserved_2/its/pdf/pdf-xchange-procedure.html.

Please note that the use of this software is governed by the End User License Agreements of Tracker Software Products (Canada) Ltd at http://www.tracker-software.com/licensing.   Staff can visit Tracker Software Products’ knowledgebase at http://www.tracker-software.com/knowledgebase for the frequently asked questions and useful information on using this software.

In case you have questions on the above, please feel free to contact our Ms Sarah Li at 3917 6231 or Ms Ada Chan at 3917 6248.


Idy Tang
User Services Team
Tel: 3917 6220
Email: tangky@hku.hk