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June 15, 2011

Happy Birthday Acrobat and PDF!

Top 10 Ways to Celebrate the birth of a technology that helped change the world

On June 15, Adobe Acrobat and PDF celebrate their 18th birthdays. Turning 18 is pretty significant. There are lots of things you can do at 18 that you couldn’t before. Like all the great new features and capabilities Acrobat has acquired over the years. But that’s for another blog.

Today, we want to celebrate. It would be nice to take Acrobat and PDF out for an evening on the town, for instance, but that’s not likely, of course. Instead, we’ve come up with a few ways you can celebrate this important milestone on your own, or with colleagues and friends, perhaps. All in good fun, naturally.

1. Play PDF Scavenger Hunt – Pick a document, the bigger and more interesting the better. Convert it to a PDF if it’s not already. Then create a list of words and race to find them first using the search tool.

2. Host a Shared Wisdom Meeting – If you’re more inclined to celebrate quietly, we suggest a Shared Wisdom Meeting. This one is great for an interactive lunch setting. Here you and your friends share your best Acrobat tips and tricks gleaned over the past 18 years. Use audio and video, collect your wisdom in a PDF Portfolio and share with colleagues.

3. Rent an Inflatable Jumper – This may be a stretch, but if you’ve never bounced around in one of these inflatable “rooms” it’s worth it to try your best Acrobat-ics.

4. Movie Night – Did you know you can incorporate video, 3D, maps, full-color graphics, photos, and more into PDF files? Yes, that means you can enjoy a movie or your favorite YouTube videos in the comfort of your own PDF!

5. Hawaiian luau – Maybe there’s no official Acrobat or PDF connection, but why not design your invites in PDF?

6. Host a Costume Party – Be anyone you want to be! PDF files are viewable and printable on virtually any platform. Create PDF “masks” with redaction capabilities. Give your PDF Portfolios “costumes” by adding your own logos and image with customization capabilities.

7. Take a Weekend Road Trip – Take lots of photos and keep a journal, then create a PDF Portfolio of your road trip memories.

8. Office Challenge – If you’re the competitive sort, try the shared document reviews marathon (track participation, comments…); or an interactive PDF Forms Relay for tracking and managing responses.

9. Toga Party – These are always fun. Bring a bottle or two of Acrobat wine along to impress your friends. If you need tips watch National Lampoon’s “Animal House.”

10. PDF-a-Palooza – Host a digital marketing party by grabbing your cool artwork and ads and editing your favorite customer photos in Adobe Photoshop. Present your best work to senior management in PDF!

There you go: 10 ways to celebrate Acrobat and PDF with Acrobat and PDF. What will you do to celebrate? We’d love to hear from you! Share your favorite PDF feature or celebration idea with us on our Facebook wall.

Stephanie Baartz-Bowman, principal product marketing manager, Acrobat

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June 10, 2011

Preview: Acrobat at MAX 2011

What does the Acrobat team have in store for MAX thisyear?

Check out the sessions you won’t want to miss in this detailed blog post from Acrobat Technical Evangelist, Joel Geraci, here.

These labs fill up fast so be sure to register for MAX and sign up early, here.

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June 9, 2011

Facebook Poll Results and Insights

We recently asked our Facebook community, over the course of a week, what’s the average size of files you send with a file transfer program? Naturally, a large portion of poll-responders said they send on average fewer than 25 GB. However, an interesting takeaway is that 29% of our poll-responders said they send 100 GB and 7% send 300 GB. 

Here is a snapshot of the Facebook poll results:

So why does this matter? Those who fall in the 25 GB or more categories know it’s difficult to send large documents and multimedia files. Most free file-sending services only allow for the ability to send up to 50 MB. With Adobe SendNow, you can send big files with ease; our free service offers the ability to send a single file up to 100 MB. Additionally, for a small cost the SendNow Basic and Plus plan will allow you to send up to 2 GB.

William Lau, Senior Product Marketing Manager, Acrobat Solutions

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June 6, 2011

Customer Video Spotlight: Michael Morse

The law firm of Michael Morse settles cases faster and maximizes dollars using powerful capabilities in Adobe Acrobat software to create dynamic PDF files that organize and present case materials that leave little room for dispute.

Want to see for yourself? Check out this new video with the firm, here:

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June 3, 2011

Wanted: Your Productivity Study Questions

Digital and social technologies have raised the bar for everyday business processes, such as document creation and distribution to be more collaborative and engaging. With that in mind, next week, Acrobat Technical Evangelist, Ali Hanyaloglu will be conducting a video interview with Crimson Consulting analyst Chris LeTocq to dive deeper into the recent study, “Acrobat X a Strategic Choice for Enterprise Productivity”  and field your questions on the findings, new ways knowledge workers are working to increase productivity and improve cost savings across their organizations. 

But most of all — we’re interested in what’s on your mind and questions you might have from the study. Post your questions on the blog here or via Twitter, just be sure to tag it with #Acrobat. We’ll also be tweeting live from @Acrobat at the video shoot on Thursday, June 9, from 11-12 PT. Stay tuned here for the full video later this month.

For the full study, check it out here. For the recent blog post from the author, read on here.

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June 1, 2011

Community Insights: Ensuring Your PDF is Accessible

Join Duff Johnson, Donna Baker, Lori Kassuba and Dave Austen from the Acrobat User Community for this 36-minute on-demand seminar on how to create accessible PDF files from numerous applications like Microsoft Word, InDesign CS5.5, FrameMaker 10, and RoboHelp 9. Learn why creating accessible documents is important and common misconceptions; How to create an accessible document from Microsoft Word using Adobe Acrobat X; Find out more on the new functionality for creating tagged PDFs from the latest version of Adobe InDesign CS 5.5; Gain gives some post-processing tips for accessible PDF.

Did you know that every dollar you spend on creating accessible PDF documents is also a dollar spent on SEO? For no extra cost, you can improve your web site’s SEO at the same time you make your PDF documents more accessible to people with disabilities. Accessible PDF files provide many benefits including use with assistive technology, re-flow on mobile devices, search engine optimization, and re-purposing of content.

Ready to get started? Check out the video, “Ensuring Your PDF is Accessible,” here:

After watching this video, you are sure to have additional questions. Tune into a LiveQ&A on June 15 with several Acrobat experts who will answer questions about accessibility and Acrobat X, for more info on the session, check it out here.

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