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September 25, 2008

"Imagine" with PDF Portfolios

What does professor and technology consultant Brian Friedlander think of Acrobat 9′s PDF Portfolio and Adobe Presenter features? More after the break…

Brian has a blog called “Assistive Technology” which focuses on “assistive technology, eLearning, mind mapping, project management, visual learning, collaborative tools, and educational technology”. A few weeks ago, the Acrobat Team had the opportunity to sit down with Brian briefly and share with him some the new features in Acrobat 9. He recently published two articles on two of his favorite features, PDF Portfolios and Adobe Presenter.

About PDF Portfolios, I think he really captured well the essence of PDF Portfolios:

“I’m sure that if you are like me, you often get emails with several PDF attachments. When the email is delivered into your inbox you have no idea which one to open first and once they are opened you then have to save them to a folder and organize them in some way so that they are useful to you…Now imagine that you can now take your existing PDF files, SWF files, Word files, Excel documents, and picture files and create one unitary portfolio which stores all of your documents…now imagine that you have the ability to craft the portfolio so that it has the look and feel that you hope to achieve for your communication.”

Brian also posted some creative examples of the PDF Portfolio and the Adobe Presenter document which he created, as well as a video of his step-by-step creation experience.

Check out Brian’s blog if you get a chance and leave him a comment if you like what you see.


Dave Stromfeld, Acrobat Product Manager

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  • By Brian S Friedlander - 6:16 PM on September 24, 2008  

    Hi Dave:
    Thanks for the Acrobat webinar last week and for your post- it is appreciated. Acrobat 9 is one powerful application and the more I work with it, the more I see endless possibilities for a new way to envision using Pdf’s in the work that I do.

    [Thank you, Brian. Let us know if you have more thoughts about Acrobat 9. - Dave]

  • By Jim Green - 11:49 PM on September 24, 2008  

    To combine them into one file would be more convenient. Yes I often feel not sure which one to open first. That’s the point

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