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November 29, 2010

Life Has Never Been Suite-r

And business communications will never be the same. With Acrobat X Suite made available earlier this month, business professionals can now begin to bring their ideas to life and deliver breakthrough communications.

What’s in Acrobat X Suite? Only five of the most powerful communications tools available today: Acrobat X Pro, Photoshop CS5, Captivate 7, Presenter 7 and LiveCycle Designer ES. With these tools you can create rich interactive media, edit and improve digital images, and deliver polished PDF communications.

Here are just a few things you can do with Acrobat X Suite that will amp up your otherwise mundane presentations.

Create presentations that talk. You can transform static PowerPoint slides into compelling, self-running presentations with Adobe Presenter 7. With just a few clicks, you can add narration, videos, and interactivity to make your business presentations look — and sound — better than ever.

Slick Photo editing. You can quickly edit and enhance photos to include in your PDF presentations and proposals. Use the suite’s simple tools to crop, resize, rotate, and color-correct existing photos for professional-looking results.

PDF Portfolio assembly. We all know how effective PDF Portfolios are. Now it’s easier than ever to quickly assemble a wide range of file types — including audio, video, and rich media content — in a polished, organized PDF Portfolio in just three simple steps using the new PDF Portfolio Wizard.

That’s just the beginning. Easy video insertion and screen recording, content aware fill, enhanced HDR imaging, PDF Portfolio customization, security are just a few more of the Suite’s features. So check out the free trial here and see how you can have your audience on the edge of their seats at your next meeting. And you’ll see that life is indeed suite.

Stephanie Baartz-Bowman, Principal Product Marketing Manager, Acrobat

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November 23, 2010

Universal Mind customer video on PDF Portfolios

Tune in to hear how customers are using PDF Porfolios in Acrobat X. Joel Geraci, Acrobat Technical Evangelist at Adobe, interviews Tim Wandell of Universal Mind about his views on the expanded capabilities of Flash in Acrobat X and how the PDF Portfolio has become a container to showcase a variety of different media types, creating exceptional experience for customers.

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November 18, 2010

Adobe Reader X Now Available!

Adobe Reader X is now available!  Download Reader X for desktop here or access the mobile app on the Android Market via your Android device.

With over one billion downloads, Adobe Reader continues its leadership as the global standard in PDF viewing and interaction.

Reader X for desktop enables an even greater level of interaction with the ability to share feedback through the use of Sticky Notes and Highlighter tools, as well as viewing of more content types, including drawings, email messages, spreadsheets, videos, and other multimedia elements.  You can also take advantage of the added security of Protected Mode in Reader X, which helps ensure safer viewing of PDF files.

With Reader X for Android, we’ve addressed some of the most important features our users have requested including support for Tablets, go to page, search, opening Portfolios and password protected PDF files, and sharing PDF files via email. Adobe Reader for Android was first released back in May of this year and has amassed over 3 million downloads in that short period of time.  In Reader X for Android we’ve also expanded language support to a total of thirteen including English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Dutch, Danish, Brazilian-Portuguese, Swedish, Russian, Czech, Polish and Turkish. 

Your feedback and comments are critical to our success.  Please continue to provide us with your feedback via the Adobe Reader user forums, here. To learn more about the new Adobe Reader X please visit our home page on Adobe.com.  Follow Reader X news on Twitter @Adobe_Reader…. and be one of the first to download Reader X today!

Steve Gottwals, Group Product Manager, Adobe Reader

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November 17, 2010

Let @Acrobat Help You Master Acrobat X with Ten Days of “I Didn’t Know Acrobat Could Do That!”

The Acrobat team is excited to announce the launch of its first Acrobat X video series, “I Didn’t Know Acrobat Could Do That!” In this series, Lori DeFurio, Group Product Marketing Manager, Acrobat Solutions, will show you 10 ways to innovate your every day work with our recently released Acrobat X software. Lori will kick off the series by saving you time (and time is money) by demonstrating how the Action Wizard can help you shorten repetitive tasks. Combined, these 10 videos will provide you with enough Acrobat X tips and tricks to make you an expert in no time. So make sure to follow @Acrobat on Twitter as we tweet out the videos throughout the upcoming weeks!

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November 15, 2010

Becoming an Acrobat Wizard – What’s Behind the Curtain?

The Nike Swoosh. The Golden Arches. The italicized Microsoft brand. The Adobe PDF Trefoil.

You don’t mess with an iconic logo – certainly not one that’s been associated with highly successful software that debuted 17 years ago and is ubiquitous on computers worldwide.

But lo and behold, with today’s shipping announcement of Acrobat X, Adobe has launched a campaign creative expression that playfully leverages the iconic PDF Trefoil. And Wizard hats. Specifically, the Wizard hat, adorned by ‘Acrobat Wizards’ in ads now appearing on the Web:

So what is the story behind these ‘Acrobat Wizards?’ Recent versions of Acrobat were about increasing your productivity, but as the business world became more dynamic and social, ‘increased productivity’ meant doing more of the same, only faster. Acrobat X is about doing business in whole new ways. It’s an evolution that enables users to become ‘Wizards’ or heroes at their jobs. Acrobat X evolves Acrobat and PDF off the desktop and sets users up for success, transformation and accomplishment. For example, in one ad a knowledge worker proudly dons his Wizard hat saying, “I’ve inked so many international deals with Adobe Dynamic PDF, HR may change my title to Ambassador.” Another says, “Jon just finished presenting. And people clapped for him. No one’s ever clapped for him. Become an Acrobat Wizard!”

Acrobat X is a not just a next version, rather a new generation of Acrobat that lets people be creative with their work and really shine in ways they couldn’t before. Combining powerful collaboration tools, enterprise integration and ease of use, Acrobat X lets users innovate, create and share higher quality content, leading to tighter collaboration and productivity across teams.

So many tools, what’s a Wizard to do? Here are a few of my favorite new collaboration tools in Acrobat X:

  • Guided Actions – Automate routine, multi-step tasks and easily share them with coworkers and collaborators, reducing the burden of training.
  • PDF Portfolios – Business professionals can change how users view, think and interact with content and its context with completely new layouts, visual themes and color palettes.
  • Microsoft SharePoint integration – Users can now drive consistency of PDF documents across the enterprise, check-in and check-out PDF files for reviewing and edit shared documents.
  • Adobe SendNow – Work un-tethered to desktop software with new cloud-based services, including, Adobe SendNow, a new file sharing service that allows multiple people to access a single document from any number of locations.

Keep your eyes peeled for more Acrobat wizardry coming your way soon, and please tell us – what does it mean to YOU to be an Acrobat Wizard? Share how Acrobat has empowered you to be a Wizard at work, in the comment section of this blog. We’ll be featuring our top Acrobat Wizards in upcoming blog posts.

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November 14, 2010

It’s Here!

The wait is over. Acrobat X is available now. You can begin right away to be more innovative, to create and share higher quality, dynamic content, and drive tighter collaboration and productivity across your organizations. And you won’t be alone. Already customers in a variety of businesses are extolling the power of Acrobat X and how it’s helping them get more done.

“Adobe Acrobat X is the next generation of a solution that is already invaluable to our firm. It includes all the robust tools we’re used to, as well as additional features so we can collaborate effortlessly and more securely with teams inside and outside our firm,” says Molly DiBianca, associate attorney, Young Conaway Stargatt & Taylor, LLP.

Customers are using such powerful new Acrobat X features like guided Actions, which simplify multi-step document preparation and publishing processes. They are creating amazing content using the completely new customization capabilities in PDF Portfolios to unify multiple file types into compelling presentations. And with Microsoft SharePoint integration, enterprises can be sure of the consistency of their PDF documents across their businesses. And the new, intuitive user interface is making Acrobat X a tool for everyone.

Patrick Lennon, print and publishing officer, Tourism Ireland, sums it up nicely: “Adobe Acrobat X Pro helps us work faster on projects from start to finish. Our ability to collaborate internally as well as with external partners is greatly enhanced with the one-click PDF generation, customizable review tools, enhanced viewing options, and simplified sharing functionality.”

So, it’s here. You can get Acrobat X now through Adobe Authorized Resellers, the Adobe Store and Adobe Direct Sales. For more information on how you can get Acrobat X, look here. See how quickly your business can benefit, try it today.

The Acrobat Solutions Team

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