July 23, 2013
Architecture clients need dynamic visual communication to help them understand the creative visions of a company like Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners. So RSHP leverages the creative power of Adobe solutions such as InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, Premiere Pro, and After Effects to bring images into a compelling storyline. Plus, with Adobe Acrobat, RSHP’s architects and designers can combine all types of content into PDF files optimized for any device.
“Rich, visual content enables us to communicate our ideas internally and with clients, resulting in stronger designs and winning bids,” explains David Liu, associate IT manager at RSHP. “We need the most powerful creative and collaborative tools available, which is why we turned to Adobe software.”
Adobe solutions dramatically reduced operating expenses by eliminating paper and printing costs and streamlining workflows. Plus, it improved productivity by allowing RSHP to expand client access to important project details.
Learn more about Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners and how they use Adobe Acrobat here.
July 10, 2013
If you’re familiar with the Acrobat User Community, you’ve probably seen the vibrant user forums, expert advice, and the many, many tutorials on all things Acrobat (and beyond). What you may not have seen (especially if you haven’t visited for a few weeks) are the brand new top features pages. The community leaders distilled four of our favorite products – Acrobat XI, Reader XI, EchoSign, and FormsCentral – down to the top ten things they love most about each; more than that, they’ve also shared some great tutorials about how to use each of those ten features. If you’ve been looking for a way to get to know more about a feature – say, how to set up PayPal payments for one of your FormsCentral forms or how to get multiple signatures on a document with EchoSign – now’s your chance. Check out the Top Ten Coolest Things to do with Acrobat XI, Reader XI, EchoSign, and FormsCentral.
June 26, 2013
Within Europe and indeed elsewhere, digital signature technology is a valuable tool for conducting secure transactions via electronic documents. For years now, Adobe has invested in making such technology readily available to all citizens through the free Adobe Reader and Acrobat. This includes working with the European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI) to develop the technical specification for PDF Advanced Electronic Signature (PAdES) – that was incorporated into Adobe Reader and Acrobat in 2009 – and developing the Adobe-Approved Trust List (AATL). The AATL that is also part of the hundreds of millions of instances of Adobe Reader and Acrobat out there today helps ensure qualified certificates issued by Certification Service Providers can validate digital signatures without having to always manually import and manage certificates (although that option is still possible).
The Standards team at Adobe see the next logical step of this technology to be the integration of the EU Trust List into Adobe Acrobat and Reader software. To help explain this to our customers and followers, and what ETSI’s June 19 announcement of Trusted Lists means, check out this article written by Adobe’s Steve Gottwals, Group Product Manager and John Jolliffe, Senior Manager for European Government Affairs.
As always, if you have any comments or questions, please let us know.
June 21, 2013
In the Adobe Reader and Acrobat 11.0.03 patch, we introduced the signature field detection capability which identifies documents that the user may need to sign. Unfortunately, the signature field detection algorithm is finding some false positives and displaying the signature field detected message when it should not. We have been following the discussions on our user forums, and understand the inconvenience it has caused for some users who encountered falsely identified documents. We do apologize.
Users can quickly hide the message bar that appears for a document by clicking the icon on the left of the message bar. IT professionals and others familiar with working with registry settings can follow the instructions provided in the version 11.0.3 release notes to disable this message.
We are diligently working on improvements for the signature field detection accuracy. We are also planning to add the ability for users to turn off the signature detection message more easily. We hope to bring the improvements to you soon. Stay tuned.
9/10/13 UPDATE: The auto-detect signature field feature is disabled by default. Please see 11.0.04 Update Release for more info: http://www.adobe.com/devnet-docs/acrobatetk/tools/ReleaseNotes/11/11.0.04.html#elevenzerozerofour
June 19, 2013
Filing for patents and/or trademarks requires thousands of pages of form filings, and applications. CPA Global has streamlined the process of managing such documentation by standardizing on Adobe Acrobat.
“Adobe Acrobat provides us with the flexibility to meet all of the format and document security requirements for the (United States Patent and Trademark Office) USPTO,” says Lauren Sindt, information disclosure statement (IDS) and reference management paralegal team leader at CPA Global. “With Acrobat, we can meet stringent specifications on document formatting and encryption with just the click of a button.”
With secure PDF files, CPA Global helps prevent disclosure of unfiled patent information, enables the easy reuse and reorganization of pages in long files, and helps identify errors and omissions in documentation.
Learn more about CPA Global and how Adobe Acrobat works for them by clicking here.
Author: Ali Hanyaloglu
June 14, 2013
June 15, 2013 marks a major milestone for Adobe — it was on this date 20 years ago that PDF and the Acrobat family of products first shipped and changed the world of documents forever. From the engineers and the customer service teams, to our partners and the community experts, we give our thanks to everyone that has been a part of this success story. Our gratitude is particularly dedicated to the millions upon millions of Acrobat, Adobe Reader and Acrobat.com customers who continue to inspire and motivate us to push the boundaries of how this technology can solve real-world document challenges. Here’s to many more of years of continued innovation and leadership. We are excited for you all to be a part of it. Thank you.