June 27, 2009
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.
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) http://bit.ly/2lnAyj
- 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!
June 24, 2009
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! acrobat.com subscriptions, end of beta, beginning of spreadsheets, more. http://bit.ly/7MWPu]
- 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 http://bit.ly/CfVns]
- 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! http://bit.ly/ixeOW]
- 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. http://snurl.com/kgufb]
- 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. http://bit.ly/OIA8B]
- 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: http://bit.ly/5zXRn]
On Twitter at @acro_dave
June 2, 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 Acrobat.com
- 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 – MyBroadband.Co.za – "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."