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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."
Categories: News, Views & Updates


  • By Wesley Allanbrook - 3:23 PM on June 1, 2009   Reply

    I apologize for not noticing that you had replied to my comment on March 13th before posting another comment in late April.
    Since it has been another month, I am just checking to see if there has been any new information or progress in MDI for acrobat.
    I’m sorry that continue to beat this dead horse, but I get so frustrated and am reminded of this issue every time I have to open a PDF (which I do about 50 times a day). It is such a pain and makes me so frustrated to open multiple documents.
    As an engineer, I am constantly opening several PDF’s with similar names and having the tabs across the task bar means that I have to open each one to find the one I need again.
    I know that there has been a lot of feedback on this issue and I was wondering if I am just going to have to deal with it (because I’m in the minority) or if there are enough people who complain about it to warrant fixing it. I would go back to Acrobat8 if I could but I don’t have the option here at work.
    Thank you for any update you can give.

    [Wesley – I don’t have any new information at this time. We’ll share something when we have it. Thanks – Dave]

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