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November 18, 2011

Adobe SendNow Updates; The Talk of the Town

It’s been an exciting week for the Acrobat Solutions team. We just released two major updates to our file transfer service and we couldn’t be happier with the reaction we have gotten. First we introduced a plug-in for Microsoft Outlook, so now you don’t have to leave the comforts of email when trying to send large files that would have otherwise been flagged by your IT department.  The other update we announced was a Convert to PDF feature that allows you to convert a file to a PDF file before you send it from right within Adobe SendNow.

Legal, IT, and consumer technology media have also expressed their excitement over the new updates. Stories in PCWorld and CMSWire, for example,  point out the Outlook plug-in and the ease with which you can share large files.

And we’d also love to hear what you think about the updates, and help spread the word!

William Lau, Senior Product Marketing Manager, Acrobat Solutions

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November 7, 2011

IT Tips & Tricks Video Series

We are launching a new series of short videos to explain common support questions we get from IT admins. Meet Steve Cordero, Acrobat Support Engineer, who has yet to get an Acrobat problem he wasn’t able to solve. In the first 5 videos Steve demonstrates different ways to create an installer package.  Let Steve show you how to create an Administrative Installation Point   for Acrobat 10.1.

Still on Acrobat 9 and confused about the order in which to deploy security and quarterly updates?  Watch the video on creating an AIP for Reader 9.4.6. The same method also applies to Acrobat Reader 9.

Another method of creating a single installer is using a Bootstrapper. Steve shows how to modify the Setup.ini file to chain all Acrobat Updates using the command line. Whether you select the AIP or Bootstrapper method comes down to preference. While the bootstrapper method may be quicker to create, you’ll have less control should something go wrong.

If you are looking to customize Acrobat to suit your organization’s environment, the free Adobe Customization Wizard allows you to predefine features of Acrobat prior to deployment or enabled pre-deployment customization of both the installer and the installed product. Steve explains two lesser known features of the Customization Wizard:

  • First up is using the files and folders option to add plugins, redaction files or joboptions. In Steve’s demo he adds JavaScript files to an Acrobat X installation.
  • In the second Customization Wizard demo Steve explains how to predefine the users’ preferences by modifying the registry, for example security preferences you want streamlined throughout your organization. The example used in the video shows how to disable the Welcome screen in Acrobat 10.1.

Both the Files and Folders and the Registry features allow you to leverage an existing configuration via simple drag and drop or create new configurations.

We would like to receive your feedback about these clips. Did you find them useful? Do you have suggestions for topics you always wanted to get visual help with? Please leave your comments and rate the videos.

 

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October 24, 2011

Customer Story: Arup

Arup is renowned for delivering original and sustainable designs to clients worldwide. High-profile Arup projects include its work on the Sydney Opera House, and more recently, the Beijing National Stadium for the 2008 Summer Olympics. Arup uses Adobe Acrobat X and Adobe Creative Suite Master Collection to transform how it collaborates on and communicates details about its innovative design projects. Using components of Adobe Creative Suite Master Collection, Arup brings to life the firm’s groundbreaking projects with richly animated visual representations of projects for clients to feel more engaged and informed at every stage of a project.

Arup signed an enterprise license agreement (ELA) with Adobe to simplify software licensing and cost effectively distribute Acrobat X to its employees’ desktops. Acrobat X enables employees to quickly convert drawings, reports, and other client-facing materials to project documents in PDF that are flexible, consistent, and more protected. The dynamic content in PDF files can be easily shared across multiple platforms and devices, which improves collaboration among engineers, designers, regulatory officials, and customers. Plus, the easy commenting and markup features in Acrobat X are highly advantageous to Arup.

For Arup, Acrobat X and Adobe Creative Suite Master Collection software have become integral tools to support many everyday operations at the firm—to learn more about the time and efficiency gains Arup has achieved, click here.

 

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October 21, 2011

Bringing greater efficiencies and savings to vital domestic abuse services

Sadly, domestic abuse affects millions of men and women every day around the globe. Fortunately, organizations like The Domestic Abuse Helpline for Men and Women (DAHMW) provides support and counsel to victims of domestic violence during tumultuous times in their lives.

To track information about calls and requests, DAHMW recently switched from using Microsoft Excel spreadsheets to Adobe FormsCentral in its call center—reducing what was a 30-minute process to only 5 minutes. What’s more, Adobe FormsCentral enables advocates to improve the accuracy of data they capture and submit during their shifts on the helpline, with an easy-to-use solution.

Adobe FormsCentral makes the digital forms intuitive, easier to complete, and much more manageable. An added plus is that Adobe FormsCentral can also be customized and helps prevent data corruption as the forms pass from user to user. And of course, the affordability and ease of using Adobe FormsCentral strike the right chord with DAHMW, as the organization looks to maximize the dollars available to support its public-facing programs.

 

As a national non-profit agency that relies partially on donations obtained through grants to run its day-to-day operations, DAHMW grant writers are busy developing the content to share with potential donors. Here, too, Adobe FormsCentral plays an important role; by giving grant writers high-quality, reliable service information to present to potential donors.

During our conversation, Garo Green, board member and consultant for DAHMW noted, “Adobe FormsCentral delivers outstanding value to our organization. It aides clear communication and collaboration across groups to help ensure that we are all focused on our mission and that we are providing the best service possible.”

To find out more about how DAHMW takes advantage of the powerful, affordable Adobe FormsCentral solution, click here.

Randy Swineford, group product manager, Acrobat Solutions

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October 20, 2011

Introducing Adobe Reader for iOS

Introducing Adobe Reader for iOS devices. Here, we’ll go through the basic features of the new Adobe Reader application for iPhone and iPad. Download the free app in the iTunes app store today: http://bit.ly/qXO8os

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October 14, 2011

Win a copy of Adobe Acrobat X Classroom in a Book!

Back by popular demand, an Acrobat Tweetaway for Adobe Acrobat X Classroom in a Book, courtesy of Peachpit!  Over the next week, we’ll be providing useful Acrobat tips, tricks and advice via our Twitter account.  If you’re a follower and catch one of our tweets, helpfully labeled with the #DidYouKnow hashtag, retweet it!  You’ll be automatically entered into our drawing to win Adobe Acrobat X Classroom in a Book.

Peachpit has provided an accessible, up to date guide to maximizing your Adobe Acrobat experiences and creating the most efficient and useful PDFs around, so don’t miss your chance to pick it up for free!  For the cost of clicking the retweet button, you can start learning the best ways to save time and make your documents the envy of the office.

Over the next week, keep your eyes on our Twitter account (@Acrobat) for the first of our #DidYouKnow tweets, and stay tuned to our blog for the latest winners.  Thanks for joining us!

The contest opens 9 a.m., Friday, October 14th, 2011, and closes 2 p.m., Friday, October 21st, 2011. The prize drawing will occur on or before 5 p.m., October 21st, 2011, with the winner announcement occurring that day as well. The drawings are open to residents in North America only.

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