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 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."