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June 3, 2014

Top 5 Ways Acrobat XI Makes It Easier to Do Great Work

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You already know Adobe Acrobat provides more than just secure document solutions. But Adobe Acrobat XI goes beyond PDF perfection to streamline all of the ways you work, so you can work faster and more efficiently.

Acrobat XI is loaded with ways to help make your day easier and your work topnotch. So we put together our ‘best of’ playlist to give you the top 5 ways Acrobat XI is your partner in working smarter, better and faster:

1. Recycle – you  can convert to PDFs in a few seconds and reuse your important information in only a  few clicks. PDFs can be converted into editable PowerPoint, Word, and Excel docs.You can save your fonts and formatting, not to mention your precious time, effort and sanity.

2. Edit – easily update documents. Change text, fonts, cut paragraphs, or adjust images without the original files using a new point-and-click interface. Resize, replace, reuse, and adjust on the fly.

3. Create a PDF form + gather data – whether you start with a scanned paper form or a simple form made in Microsoft Word, Excel, or another application, turn it into an intelligent PDF form. Coupled with Form Tracker, you can collect data digitally from your customer, partner or employee. Distribute your PDF forms in the morning: collect responses and analyze results at lunch.

4. Share – now you can create and email PDFs that are easily viewed on any device and still look like the original. Turn your hard work into PDF files anyone can reliably view with free Adobe Reader.

5. Combine – you can take multiple files and make one well-organized PDF that’s easy to email and understand for a clean, final, easy-to-share finished report, spreadsheet or presentation.

 Check out Acrobat XI for yourself and start making your own top 5 list! Get a free 30 day trial  or buy now on Adobe.com.

*Subscriptions to Acrobat Pro and Acrobat Standard include online services only when purchased in select countries. 

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May 1, 2014

The Modern Workforce: Are You Ready?

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Would you consider your IT department to be a “fast-mover?”  In this day and age, IT departments are challenged with quickly meeting the technology and performance needs of a new millennial-driven workforce.

We wanted to know just how large the gap truly is between worker expectations and IT requirements. We wanted to understand what “fast-moving” IT decision-makers are doing to close that gap and better align people and technologies.

So, in order to dig a little deeper, we teamed up with GigaOm Research to learn more about the habits and preferences of the modern workforce (workers ages 18-34) and IT professionals.  After surveying more than 1,200 workers and 600 IT decision-makers, we pulled together the first of three whitepapers aimed at helping technology decision-makers better understand the growing needs of this new  workforce. The whitepaper describes how IT can answer the call during a current climate of rapid change in communication and collaboration technology.

Here’s a snapshot of what we found in part 1 of 3 of our series “The Modern Workforce.”

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For the whole story, download the first whitepaper (for free) here.

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September 26, 2013

Adobe Acrobat: 20 Years of Innovation

When Acrobat first came out, the world was a different place. This was 1993, when computers were just starting to make their way into people’s homes, when phones were still stuck on the walls, when mullets were still kind of cool. Oh, how things have changed. And yet, Acrobat has been solving problems for people every step of the way.

In the early days, the thing that Acrobat did that was so revolutionary may seem commonplace to us now: with the brand new Acrobat and PDF, it became possible to view a document exactly as intended both on screen and in print. Doug Hanna, a long-time Acrobat community expert and early user, sums up the kind of thing many people were thinking back in the early-mid 1990s:

“Cool! I could look at the output without having to print it. Nifty!” 

Nifty is right! But for those of us who have never lived in a world without an inkjet printer sitting on our desks, this might not seem too groundbreaking. But imagine trying to print a document before technology existed to allow us to see on a monitor what was going to come out of the printer; nightmarish possibilities. Even so, as late as 1997, some print professionals were still skeptical that PDF files and Acrobat could survive in the print world; as Acrobat expert Jean-Renaud Boulay shared with us about an early experience: “I tried to explain to my boss the benefits of a PDF based workflow…’It has no future! We will always need XPress to produce films with the imagesetter,’ he claimed. This print shop is closed now.” Even the skeptics soon learned that PDF and Acrobat were here to stay.

Acrobat and PDF files quickly became the way to share information – whether you needed to print the file or not. And this is where things start to get even more interesting; the PDF file was envisioned as a file format that could be used by anyone to view content on just about any screen – no printing necessary, no differences in format for different operating systems. (We say again: Nifty!) As PDF files became more commonplace, printing a file was not the only way to share the content; you could just send the PDF file to someone to view on their own computer screen.

But the innovation didn’t stop there; far from it. Not only were we sharing content with PDF files, these same files allowed that content to be used digitally and efficiently with the added capability of OCR, or Optical Character Recognition. A PDF file, though it looked just like an image of text, could actually recognize that image as text, opening up a whole world of possibilities for PDF content. Duff Johnson reminisces:

“It was early 1995. Researching technology for a new business, I happened across Adobe’s Acrobat Capture 1.01; software to convert scanned pages into searchable PDF files. I’ll never forget the first time I swiped a mouse over a scanned page to highlight OCRed text behind the image. Wow! It was a true light-bulb moment. I realized this document format could bridge hundreds of years of hard-copy habits with Internet technologies.”

So it was: Acrobat Capture became another facet of Adobe Acrobat, which developed into the number one software for creating and working with PDF files: viewing your content, sharing it, printing it, or reusing and editing it all became possible and easy in a way no one could have imagined in the years before 1993. These days, we print documents less often because we have such easy access to screens wherever we go: PDF files are all over the Internet, on our computers, and with the relatively recent advent of the Adobe Reader mobile app, on our phones and tablets that never leave our pockets and purses. This free and easy use of content is facilitated in great part by the document format that made content accessible on any machine; John Warnock’s original vision for the PDF file conceives of a format that can “…capture documents from any application, send electronic versions of these documents anywhere, and view and print these documents on any machine.” Who could have known that twenty years later, this vision would continue to be the guiding force behind innovations that push electronic documents inexorably towards the future of information exchange?

PDF files have lifted us from the printed page to the screen, and from the screen to the cloud. It hasn’t always been simple, but everyone responsible for Adobe Acrobat – from the engineers and product team, to all the printing and document professionals who sent in (and still send in) requests and bugs, to the early adopters and experts who have spread the word and pushed the PDF format forward, to all of you who use PDF files every day – has been a part of that movement. We’re so grateful to each and every one of you for being a part of this movement, and we’re proud to keep moving forward for what we hope will be another two decades of innovation.

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July 20, 2011

Compatibility Advisory Regarding Adobe Reader plug-in and Acrobat plug-in with Safari 5.1

With today’s release of the Safari 5.1 browser, we wanted to alert you of some compatibility issues and workarounds that relate to Adobe Reader and Acrobat. Adobe Reader and Acrobat are not compatible with the Safari 5.1 browser, announced today. Adobe Reader and Acrobat will continue to work as standalone applications on Mac OS X 10.7 and 10.6, and will render PDF documents outside of the browser, but applications that require the Adobe Reader or Acrobat plug-in to render PDF documents in the Safari browser will be affected. For Adobe Reader, Acrobat, and LiveCycle customers who utilize functionality like forms, digital signatures, portfolios, guides, 3D, extended PDFs and rights management, and who require the Adobe Reader or Acrobat plug-in to render PDF documents in the Safari browser, we recommend that you continue to use Safari 5.0.x and Mac OS X 10.6.

As we continue to investigate this, we will be sure to keep you updated. Currently, we expect to provide a better workaround for this issue before the end of 2011.

For more information, please see Knowledge Base Article CPSID_90885

Steve Gottwals, group product manager, Adobe Reader

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July 18, 2011

Signed, Sealed, Delivered

Every day, thousands of overnight envelopes criss-cross the globe, many containing critical business documents that require someone’s signature. Adobe’s document solutions have historically helped organizations turn inefficient, paper-based workflows – like overnight envelopes – into streamlined electronic ones.  Today, we’re adding a key component to our document exchange services platform that addresses the need to provide better customer experiences by significantly reducing the time, cost, and complexity associated with getting a document signed.

Adobe announced today that we have acquired EchoSign, the leading Web-based provider of electronic signatures and signature automation. EchoSign’s pioneering electronic signature solution will be a key component of Adobe’s document exchange services platform for reliably exchanging documents for universal access, review and approval. It will be integrated with Adobe’s other document services including SendNow for managed file transfer, FormsCentral for form creation and CreatePDF for online PDF creation, enabling customers to significantly accelerate sales cycles, improve tracking and centralize the management of signed agreements through a simple to use cloud service.

With just one click, the EchoSign electronic signature solution automates the entire signature process from the request for signature to the distribution and execution of the form or agreement. The EchoSign solution provides a secure subscription-based service to individuals, SMBs and enterprise customers, enabling real-time visibility into the signature process and automatically storing and managing all signed documents. What’s more, there’s nothing to download or install.

The EchoSign service includes a rich set of APIs for incorporation with company-specific solutions to improve the process of sending, tracking and signing documents online. The EchoSign service integrates with partner solutions, such as Salesforce.com and NetSuite.

We think that bringing together EchoSign’s ease of use with Adobe’s brand, reach, and trust in the document space makes for a perfect match. Our aim is to make electronic signatures the common way for people to sign documents.

Kevin M. Lynch, vice president and general manager of Acrobat Solutions, Digital Enterprise Solutions, Adobe

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July 15, 2011

RT To Win a Copy of Adobe Acrobat X Classroom in a Book!

Adobe Acrobat X  is one of the best tools for organizing and documentation around.  But are you using it to the fullest capacity?  The publishers at Peachpit have created ‘Adobe Acrobat X Classroom in a Book’ to help users optimize their Acrobat experience, and you could win a copy of your own!  Just jump on your Twitter account and tune in for a series of helpful tips & Acro-facts – ReTweet our #DidYouKnow posts and you can be our lucky winner!

Beginning today, Friday, July 15th, and running until the 22nd, any Acrobat follower who ReTweets our ‘#DidYouKnow’ posts will be entered into a random drawing to win a copy of ‘Adobe Acrobat X Classroom in a Book.’  Peachpit provides this informative and entertaining source of Acrobat info online and as a hard copy, and now’s your chance to win it just by ReTweeting.

Adobe Acrobat X Classroom in a Book is a valuable resource, so don’t miss your chance to get a free copy.  Head on over to the Acrobat Twitter account now.
Be sure to pay attention to the Acrobat account for your chances to RT, and follow us for more information and of course winner announcements.

The contest opens 9 a.m., Friday, July 15th, 2011, and closes 2 p.m., Friday, July 22nd, 2011. The prize drawing will occur on or before 5 p.m., July 22nd, 2011, with the winner announcement occurring that day as well. The drawings are open to residents in North America only.

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