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March 31, 2011

Customer Spotlight: Fathom Graphics

Connie Taylor is known for taking the road less traveled. The pioneering founder of Fathom Graphics tells us that cutting-edge technologies and tools like Acrobat.com align with her trailblazing mentality and help open doors and grow her printing and graphic design business.

Fathom Graphics uses Acrobat.com along with Adobe Creative Suite Design Premium to produce, review, and collaborate on creative content for clients. The company uses Adobe solutions to create easy-to-read checklists to help ensure no detail in complex design workflows goes unnoticed. Taylor tells us that Acrobat.com makes it easy to upload creative files, enabling everyone involved in a project to review, comment, and track changes. The streamlined process helps Fathom Graphics complete projects ahead of schedule and provide clients with a superior customer experience and outstanding results.

To learn more about how Fathom Graphics uses Acrobat.com, click here.

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March 28, 2011

Elevate your Acrobat IQ with the Acrobat X PDF Bible

We previously discussed Acrobat X Classroom in a Book as a great resource for busy users who want to learn more about Acrobat. Now we want to share another great resource to help elevate your Acrobat IQ—Adobe Acrobat X PDF Bible by bestselling author Ted Padova.  It’s full of useful, real-world tips that Padova gained from his own extensive use of Acrobat X on tight deadlines. 

The book covers a wide array of topics that are relevant for novice users such as the new interface, basic PDF conversion and Adobe Reader, as well as topics for more advanced users such as OCR, Guided Actions, prepress and accessibility features.

Here is a sneak-peak at some excerpts to give you a taste of what Adobe Acrobat X PDF Bible offers:

This book from Wiley publishing has long been a trusted Acrobat reference, and much like Acrobat, it keeps getting better with time!  It’s available for purchase now at bookstores and online.

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March 25, 2011

Customer Spotlight: Digital Literacy Essential for Student Success

In a recent conversation, Raju Varanasi, director, at Curriculum and Learning Innovation Centre (CLIC), part of New South Wales Department of Education and Training, talked about the need to give students the skills required for success in school and beyond. Integral to CLIC’s efforts is the use of a range of Adobe software to help students establish a proficiency and comfort level with creating more dynamic, interactive communications—as well as providing teachers with the tools and lessons to better integrate proven technologies into learning.  For CLIC, Adobe software has become a powerful resource in the classroom.

Varanasi says that digital literacy is essential for student success. By using the right mix of tools in the classroom, teachers can challenge students’ traditional notions about their own creativity and get students to think differently about how the explore, create, and communicate assignments. By using more dynamic creative applications, teachers and students can look at assignments in new ways. To read more, check out the recent Adobe success story here.

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March 23, 2011

Twitter Contest Series: March (Acro) Madness – Question 3

Time for our final question in our March (Acro) Madness Twitter Contest Series! Thanks to everyone for such great responses so far. Be sure to tag your response with #WinningWednesdays!

Here’s the final question and the lucky winner will receive Premium Plus 1 year subscriptions to both FormsCentral and SendNow available at Acrobat.com, valued at approximately more than $400.00:

What was the last form you filled out?

The contest opens 10 a.m., Wednesday, March 23, 2011, and closes 2 p.m., Tuesday, March 29, 2011. The prize drawing will occur on or before 5 p.m., March 29, 2011. The drawings are open to residents in North America only. For the complete rules see here.

Be sure to follow @Acrobat for future contests and prizes next month!

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March 21, 2011

Adobe Acrobat is Now on Facebook!

That’s right – starting today you can comment, like, share, and discuss the latest Acrobat news, trends and events on the official Acrobat Facebook page!

Fans will have access to Acrobat videos on AdobeTV through a customized video tab, highlights from the Acrobat blog and updates from the @Acrobat Twitter channel, including tips and tricks, tutorials, product updates, events and activities, customer stories, contests, and more.

Join the Acrobat conversation on Facebook and become a fan today!

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March 17, 2011

FormsCentral Tutorial, Part 1: Creating the Form

Now that you’ve had some time to check out the Adobe FormsCentral service and poke around the form-building environment, it’s time to catch up on how best to use it. Over the next few days, Acrobat Solutions team member Rebecca Staley will be diving into some of the top features of FormsCentral with a three-part blog series.

Today, Rebecca kicks off the series by highlighting how to create your form and the tools that’ll help you do it; later this week week, she’ll carry on with testing and distributing your form, and finally she’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 with today’s post here.

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