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June 27, 2009

This Week in Acrobat – Week of June 22

Here’s your weekly summary of Acrobat news, Acrobat tips and user comments about Acrobat. Summarizing Twitter (so you don’t have to).  Enjoy your weekend.

Dave Stromfeld
On Twitter at @acro_dave


  • 06-26-09 From the blog "Yes Tech!" – How teachers can use #Acrobat to scan those old worksheets and let students “type” on them using Reader (via @shoemap)


User Feedback

  • 06-24-09 RT @idigtype: Acrobat professional does excellent job at combining PDFs even when pages have varying landscape and portrait orientations.
  • 06-25-09 RT @Bill_Daniels: Working on better way to manage large batches of records in major personal injury case using #Acrobat. Works like charm!
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June 24, 2009

This Week in Acrobat – 06-15-09 through 06-19-09


I’m going to try something new. I’ve been using Twitter quite a bit in order to share Acrobat news and tips with users as well as to listen to what users are saying about Acrobat. So I thought it may be interesting if I summarized for you once a week some of what’s been shared and talked about.

Since this is my first attempt at this, I’d very much appreciate any comments regarding if you find this summary useful.


  • 06-15-09: Acrobat.Com announces brand new hosted offerings in the areas of presentations, spreadsheets, and subscriptions. [RT @erikdlarson hello (business) world! subscriptions, end of beta, beginning of spreadsheets, more.]
  • 06-18-09: PDF/UA (Universal Accessibility) moves closer to becoming an ISO standard. [RT @acroboy: PDF/UA (Universal Accessibility) now granted "Approved Work Item" status, one step closer to ISO standard]
  • 06-18-09: Adobe does well at Macworld UK awards. [RT @emmawilkinson: woho! Adobe swept floor at Macworld UK Awards! Up for 5, won 3, + won Grand Prix for Photoshop CS4!]
  • 06-19-09: Use Acrobat’s Examine Document to remove metadata. [RT @acrolaw: WV Lawyer Disciplinary Board releases legal ethics opinion on Metadata. Mention of PDF metadata is made.]


  • 06-16-09: The Adobe MAX Conference is in early October 2009 in Los Angeles. [RT @acroboy Coming to MAX 2009? Sessions catalog posted, including mine on PDF Files via the Web.]


  • 06-16-09: Great example of how a customer is using PDF Portfolios. [Excellent video on why Harry Hemus @ Dividi Projects uses PDF Portfolios. Click #Acrobat spotlight on right:]


Dave Stromfeld
On Twitter at @acro_dave

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June 2, 2009

Acrobat Press – May 2009

Sorry it’s been a while since my last post. Not only have we been busy in the Acrobat world, but our Adobe blogging system also went through some upgrades (which slowed me down a little as I had to reconfigure some settings). But hopefully all the kinks have now been worked out of the system – let me know if you find otherwise.

I thought I’d start by re-posting some interesting Acrobat news from the month of May 2009. Let us know if you find these summaries of Acrobat news useful or interesting.

  • May 2009 – Law Technology News- "IT @ YOUNG CONAWAY: Managing Documents" – An attorney at the law firm of Young Conaway Stargatt & Taylor discusses the firm’s efforts over time to automate document-based processes and their growing use of Acrobat and PDF.
  • May 5, 2009 – Software & Information Industry Association – 2009 Codie Awards – As I mentioned back on March 13, Acrobat 9 Pro Extended was a finalist for three categories in the Codie Awards: Best Business Software Solution, Best Multi-Media Solution, and Best Education Technology Solution for Productivity/Creativity. The product won the Best Multi-Media Solution category. Several other Adobe products were honored, as well:
    • Best Document Management Solution – Adobe LiveCycle ES
    • Best Communication Solution – Adobe
    • Best Corporate Learning Solution – Adobe Captivate 3
    • Best Business Productivity Solution – Adobe Creative Suite 4
  • May 10, 2009 – Pittsburgh Post-Gazette – "Adobe takes Acrobat to new heights" – The Post-Gazette provides a brief overview of Acrobat and PDF, then discussed several features of the latest version, including PDF conversion capabilities, PDF Portfolios and forms support. “With Adobe Acrobat 9 Pro Extended, Adobe has taken the PDF format to a whole new level, allowing users to create multifunction documents that are rich in media, provide some level of interactivity when used with Adobe Reader, and provide unique collaboration capabilities."
  • May 20, 2009 – – "Adobe Acrobat 9 Pro Extended" – Acrobat was given 5 out of 5 stars. The review provides a brief overview of PDF, and then focuses on the forms aspects of the software. “Sure, you know all about PDFs and how they’re (mostly) read-only documents that are tiny, offer brilliant compression and work across multiple platforms, but I can almost guarantee that anyone who takes a few days to look at this latest version of Acrobat Pro Extended will find much more than they bargained for.”
  • May 30, 2009 – Desktop Engineering – "Teaching a Talented Acrobat New Tricks" – This publication, which focuses on the design engineering space, produced a very comprehensive review of Acrobat 9, mentioning PDF Portfolios, video and presentations, collaboration and forms, mapping and 3D, and much more. " There’s a lot to like about the new release. In addition, long-time users will notice significant performance improvements…While there are lots of other programs out there for publishing PDF files, nothing comes close to Acrobat 9 Pro Extended."
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