Now that you’ve had some time to check out the Adobe FormsCentral service and poke around the form-building environment, let’s get to talking details about how best to use it. Over the next few days, you’ll see some posts come up here that dive into some of the features of FormsCentral. Today, we’ll talk about creating your form and the tools that’ll help you do it; next week, we’ll carry on with testing and distributing your form, and finally we’ll take a look at analyzing all the data you garner over the course of your form’s life. For now, read on for the down-low on form creation in FormsCentral. Continue reading…
Just a little note to alert everyone to this rad article over on the Assistive Technology blog featuring the integration of Adobe SendNow and Adobe Acrobat X. The two are “perfect together” – but I’ll let the Assistive Tech article do the talking:
What are your thoughts on the SendNow integration in Adobe Acrobat X? Do you use it? Let us know how it works for you by commenting below; we always want to hear your stories.
A week or so ago, the Acrobat User Community hosted an eSeminar on creating forms in Acrobat and FormsCentral. If you’ve been curious about the differences, or if you just want to see the features of both great forms services laid out side by side, go forth and watch the recording of the eSeminar! It lasts about an hour (a little less, really) and is packed with good information.
And, may I add, if you should have questions about what you see in the FormsCentral portion of the program, you can take part in tomorrow’s Twitterview! Have you tweeted your question yet? If not, it’s not too late: tweet a question with the hashtag #acroview and we’ll answer it tomorrow at 10AM (Pacific time) on the Acrobat handle (@Acrobat).
Do you have questions about FormsCentral that you’d like to have answered in real time? Do you also want to win a Plus subscription to the service? Well, you’re in luck! On Tuesday, March 1, at 10 AM (Pacific time), Acrobat.com’s Product Marketing Manager Todd Gerber and I (Rebecca Staley, your friendly local Acrobat.com Community Manager) will be hosting a Twitterview on FormsCentral! For those of you who aren’t familiar with the term, here’s how a Twitterview works:
- Anytime between now and the Twitterview, you tweet a question to us with the hashtag #Acroview;
- Come Twitterview time (in this case, 10 AM on this coming Tuesday), we’ll be on the handle @Acrobat to answer your questions (via tweet, of course).
Simple, right? And – jackpot – we’ll be choosing one lucky question-tweeter for a Plus subscription to the stellar new service. So get tweeting, everyone! Remember to use #Acroview and to look for answers from @Acrobat (not the Acrobat.com Twitter handle – which, by the way, is @Acrobatdotcom).
For more details, go check out the post on the Acrobat blog: http://adobe.ly/hmVArI
You asked; we’ve answered—and now you can keep asking for answers using Adobe FormsCentral, the new cloud-based form creation, distribution and collection service from Adobe. With its sleek interface, intuitive tool kit, and in-line data collection mechanism, creating forms and collecting answers has never (never!) been easier. Below, we’re skimming over a few of the highlights of FormsCentral; stay tuned over the next few weeks for some deeper dives into the product’s features.
The Complex Litigator, the popular legal blog, has just published a wonderful post on using SendNow to move massive files back and forth; H. Scott readily admits to having “wanted to see if I could make [SendNow] choke” on files of over 100MB. We’re glad to tell you that he was thwarted, and that the files “were received without a hitch”. For the full article, go take a look at the Complex Litigator: http://bit.ly/gplkOn
By this time, let’s assume that you’ve already gone to see what all the fuss is about over Adobe CreatePDF. (What’s that? You haven’t seen it yet? You rascal! Read no further and hustle over there now! And then come back and read the rest of this post.) Even if you still haven’t seen the works over at CreatePDF, you can probably guess that the service is primarily for – well, creating PDF files. CreatePDF can certainly do that, and can do it well, if we do say so ourselves. Did you know, however, that there’s more?
The Team here at Acrobat.com sends you all a big thank you for the ideas, comments, and votes. The old Africa proverb says “It Takes a Village.” In our case, it takes a community of interested, bright users to help make Acrobat.com even better.
The Acrobat.com Ideas site has been up for almost 2 years and we’ve valued all of your input. At last count, about 60 ideas made their way into the services. The ideas ranged from small (but important) tweaks to an entirely new product – Tables.
At the end of November, the Ideas site will be taking a break. But please, keep those ideas coming. You can always send us feedback or go to the Acrobat.com forums:
Forum for Acrobat.com Ideas
Forum for CreatePDF Ideas
Forum for SendNow Ideas
Again, many thanks to the many contributors.
PS: We’d also like to thank our partner, BrightIdea, who provided the WebStorm software, and for their invaluable guidance.
We are so pleased to hand today’s blog entry over to one of our Product Managers here at Acrobat.com: Amy Wang is here to speak with us about Adobe SendNow from the perspective of a product manager. Read on, and enjoy! Thanks for the insights, Amy.
With Adobe SendNow, our goal is to provide a hassle-free way to get files from one place to another securely and reliably from wherever you are.
Amy Wang, SendNow Product Manager