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May 16, 2014

Thank you. Love, Acrobat

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Tweet of the Month

Last month, we received so much love on our social channels it was impossible to highlight just one customer. After much debate, we thought it would be appropriate to pick two.

Meet Steve and Matt. Steve views Acrobat as a Creative Cloud perk, while Matt appreciates the ease of creating forms using FormsCentral.

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“@Acrobat, I love you.”

As Steve can attest, Creative Cloud brings together everything you need to create your greatest work. One simple membership gives you and your team access to the very latest versions of all the Adobe professional creative desktop applications like Photoshop, Illustrator, (and you guessed it—Acrobat). One of the biggest perks of Acrobat is that once all your Creative Cloud desktop applications are installed directly to your computer, you won’t need an Internet connection to use them. Another nice feature is that you can share your files with anyone—clients, colleagues, friends. Just email a link, and they can view the file in their web browser without even creating an account. Not already sold? Creative Cloud membership options are designed to best suit your needs, from a single-app membership to complete membership. And no matter which option you choose, you’ll have access to cloud storage.

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“Oh @Adobe Acrobat. You make forms so easy.”

We cannot explain how rewarding it is for us to see comments like this one from Matt, since we’re constantly striving to help share tips and build upon the features that help to simplify your work day. FormsCentral allows customers to create forms in minutes, distribute them instantly, and analyze them in real time. You can choose from more than 100 professional templates and can customize them with your logo, colors, and messages. Not a fan of templates? Drag and drop to create your own form from scratch. Distributing forms is as easy as sending an email or embedding a link on your website. Once responses are automatically collected online use built-in formulas to analyze results and share summary reports with your clients or bosses.

Thanks Matt and Steve for letting us know the features that are really useful to you. By sharing these positive social posts, we hope some of you can learn something new you may not have realized you could do before. If nothing else, we just want to make sure you know we appreciate you, just as much as Steve and Matt appreciate Acrobat.

Until next month.

 

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March 27, 2014

Acrobat Social Media User of the Month

We really appreciate the love we receive from our Acrobat communities — so much so that we’ve decided to highlight one user each month as way to show our thanks, while also highlighting the many different ways to use Adobe Acrobat.

Our first super-user we chose to feature is Dana June.

 

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She uses Adobe Acrobat to make edits, add notes and write comments all over PDFs. Did you know that was possible? The Acrobat typewriter tool allows you to do just that. It’s a fast and flexible tool that enables you to add comments anywhere on your PDF. This tutorial shows you just how easy it is.

Thanks Dana! We appreciate you sharing with us how you use Adobe Acrobat to get work done. We’re glad to hear that Acrobat is making your work a little easier!

Stay tuned next month for our next post, you just may be the one featured!

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September 18, 2013

5 time-saving PDF tips that really work

Now that we’re past Labor Day, there never seems to be enough time in the day to get through everything we’ve got on our list. Where did those lazy summer days go?! Well, there’s no time to spend wondering. Instead, take five minutes to read through these five time-saving tips; once you start using these super handy Acrobat XI tools, we think you’ll end up with a little extra time in your work day. Here’s a choose-your-own-adventure guide to common time-wasting activities that can be fixed with Acrobat XI:

Situation #1: You need to edit the content of a PDF file, but don’t have the source documents. Do you just have to recreate the content from scratch and then convert to PDF again?!

No way! You’ve got Acrobat XI, silly. Instead of starting over, try editing the PDF content directly. When you’ve got a typo in your PDF file, just open your Tools pane and click on the Content Editing panel; you’ll see a tool titled “Edit Text & Images”. When you select it, Acrobat will highlight all the editable content on the page – all you need to do is click and type to correct an error or add copy to a document. You’ll notice lots of formatting tools in the Tools pane whenever you’ve got text selected. You can use those to reformat the content of your PDF files – without ever leaving Acrobat. The editing tools also work with pictures; rotate, crop, or replace an image altogether with the built-in photo editing tools (which you can also access with a simple right-click over the image). Don’t even TRY to tell us that this doesn’t make you feel like a ninja. We’ve been there. We know how it feels.

Situation #2: You need to create a form to put on your website, but don’t know how to code.

Creating a new form can seem scary to those of us who have never written a line of code in our lives; even if you know everything there is to know about Javascript, sometimes there’s just not enough time to design and implement a fully-functional form. How can Acrobat help? Glad you asked. Use the FormsCentral app that comes bundled with Acrobat XI Pro (or, if you prefer, sign into the service from your web browser at http://formscentral.adobe.com). It comes pre-loaded with dozens of beautiful and professional form templates that can be customized and distributed as PDF forms or on the web. All you have to do is choose the template that works best for you, customize it as much or as little as you want, and you’re ready to send it out to collect data from clients, coworkers, or customers. Again, let us just stress that there is no coding necessary. You just saved yourself a full day of pulling your hair out over a single form. Congratulations!

Situation #3: You have sensitive content in a PDF file and want to keep it safe from prying eyes, but don’t know where to start.

“PDF Security” sounds so serious, doesn’t it? Well, security is not to be taken lightly: your data is at stake! That doesn’t mean, however, that it should be difficult to secure your documents. In fact, it can be as simple as a few clicks. In your Tools pane, open the Protection panel. The first item in that panel is “Restrict Editing”; by clicking that button, you’ll be prompted to apply a password to the document to prevent anyone from making changes to the file without permission. For more stringent security, you don’t actually need to go much further; just choose the next item on the list, “Encrypt”. You can tick a few boxes to prevent viewing, printing, editing, copying… and all you need to do is choose a password. Document security can be critical, but only takes a minute or two. Now go ahead, you’ve got time to give yourself a pat on the back!

Situation #4: You need to get a signature on a contract, but think it will take forever.

Time-sensitive contracts can keep you staring at your inbox all day, wringing your hands as you wait for a new fax or email attachment with that all-important signature. Do yourself a favor and try Adobe EchoSign; you can send a document off for signature and go about your day, and be notified as soon as that document is securely electronically signed. There’s even an iOS device that you can use to collect signatures on documents with a finger or stylus! What could be speedier than mobile e-signatures? Get out and start a petition, just for the pure signing fun of it!

Situation #5: You’d like to get some comments on a document, but don’t want to spend time collating and managing all the different versions of the document people will send back.

Oh man, we’ve all been there: when more and more comments keep coming in from everywhere, all in different formats, all of which you end up typing out by hand into a single document. Hint: that process doesn’t work for you. Try using Acrobat’s commenting tools. All PDF comments are tracked in the Comments List and can be organized by author, by what page they appear on, or type of annotation (and more!). Next time you’re summarizing comments someone emailed to you, stop yourself and send that person a PDF version of the document that needs reviewing. They can add their comments and send the file back, or add their comments and export them for you to add to your own version of the document. Either way, it’ll probably save you enough time to get a few more items checked off that to-do list. Win!

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September 7, 2012

Adobe FormsCentral End of Summer Quiz!

It’s that time of the year, the end of summer. The kids are going back to school, traffic is picking up on the freeways, and you’ve watched too many summer blockbusters. But before the weather gets chilly, why don’t you host one more big party for your friends and family to celebrate?

Take our Adobe FormsCentral End of Summer Quiz to find out what kind of party suits you the best. Should you host a pool party, or a garden party? Take our quiz to find out.

And be sure to get our 4 FREE exclusive FormsCentral templates at the end of our quiz, as our way of saying thanks. With Adobe FormsCentral, build forms and gather data faster.

Take our End of Summer Quiz now! 

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September 4, 2012

Get Formative! New FormsCentral Template Exchange

Do you create forms in Adobe FormsCentral that make you proud? Forms that look good, that ask exactly the right questions, that just seem like the perfect forms? Do you ever wish you could share these awesomely awesome forms with the rest of the world?

Well, wish no more: AcrobatUsers.com now has a FormsCentral template exchange, which allows you to upload your designs and share them with other users at the Acrobat User Community. If you don’t make forms of your own, but want to use someone else’s awesomely awesome forms, you can browse through, download and use FormsCentral templates that others have uploaded, and rate or comment on these templates.

The template exchange is a great way to see what others are doing with FormsCentral and to share your work with the FormsCentral community. Go check it out today to start uploading your templates and browsing those that have been shared by others. If you’re interested in learning how to save your forms as templates, take a look at this FormsCentral video.


-    Rebecca Staley, Marketing Specialist, Acrobat Solutions

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August 27, 2012

Fuel Up For Less This Month with FormsCentral

What can $0.99 get for you these days? Probably about half a cup of coffee, less than a third of a gallon of gas, or a single song for your iPod. Seems like that dollar bill won’t usually get you too far. Starting today, however, we’d like to add something to the list: for a limited time, $0.99 will get you a whole month of FormsCentral Basic.

For less than the price of a cup of coffee or a gallon of gas, you can take full advantage of the service offerings at FormsCentral: create up to 5 forms, accept payments through your form via PayPal, allow for skip logic and email notifications, and all the rest – for a full month. This is the perfect opportunity to get acquainted with the Basic features of FormsCentral, whether you’re a fan of the free version and want to test out a premium feature set or whether you’re new to FormsCentral and just want to see what it can do.

So the next time you’re buying yourself a cup of coffee or browsing the latest releases in iTunes, just think about where else you could put that one dollar bill to use. Check out more on this cool FormsCentral deal.

This offer is good for 30 days until September 22, 2012. Pricing is for one month only.

-       Rebecca Staley, Marketing Specialist, Acrobat Solutions

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