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October 6, 2011

Farewell from Adobe MAX 2011

Well, another MAX has come and gone; it was such a pleasure for us all to meet and hear from so many Acrobat enthusiasts, and to learn new things from our Acrobat experts who gave talks. We can’t wait to see what kinds of tools, devices, and creative work will come in the future based on the amazing new technologies we witnessed in this year’s presentations, and hope that next year will build even further on the exciting capabilities and innovations of this year’s ingenious contributors to the show. See you in 2012!

See you next year!

See you next year!


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October 4, 2011

Greetings from Adobe MAX Day 2

Another busy day at MAX! Today was much calmer than the first day, but we still saw a really energetic and exciting keynote appearances by VP Danny Winokur and Director of Evangelism Ben Forta (and their guests). For now, everyone’s getting ready to see Rainn Wilson (of The Office) present some awards, check out the Sneak Peeks of new technology and apps, and rock out to Weezer later tonight at the MAX Bash. Here are a few pictures from today’s activity, with some highlights from sessions featuring Acrobat and online services.

–Rebecca Staley

The AdobeMAX Awards

The AdobeMAX Awards

Donna Baker's MAX session on PDF files for Web Designers

Donna Baker's MAX session on PDF files for Web Designers



The DEX booth

The DEX booth

William Lau and Mangesh Bhandarkar before presenting the DEX services at MAX

William Lau and Mangesh Bhandarkar before presenting the DEX services at MAX

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October 3, 2011

Greetings from Adobe MAX 2011

Everyone seems really Passionate about Adobe – the energy level is really good! -William Lau, Senior Product Marketing Manager

Well, day one of Adobe MAX 2011 has come; I write this from the break area of the show floor, where I’m sharing a table with several people whom I have never met. This, I think, is one if many things that makes MAX such an amazing experience: everyone comes to this massive convention center in downtown LA, knowing perhaps no one and perhaps a few others from his or her own company. Now, only halfway through the first of three long days, people are mingling. They share tech-y jokes and participate in the same “bring your own device” labs, they sit with other strangers at lunch and wander in tandem across the massive showroom floor. Developers and designers rub elbows while attending demos or watching this morning’s keynote speech – and the energy has been palpable. We’re all here to learn from each other and be inspired, and the first few hours have been no disappointment. Scroll down to see the first few pictures of this space and the booths that fill it, especially our own Acrobat pods in the main Adobe booth!

–Rebecca Staley

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September 29, 2011

All Things Acrobat at Adobe MAX

This weekend, we’re packing our suitcases and heading down to Los Angeles for our annual conference, Adobe MAX. Whether it’s your first MAX event or you’re a seasoned pro, planning out your schedule can be a challenge. So, to assist you while you prepare we rounded up a list of Acrobat events, giveaways, and sessions by day.

Monday, October 3

12:45 PM – I Didn’t Know Acrobat Could Do That!

Speakers: Chris Converse & Patti Sokol

Roll up your sleeves and join us for a fun, interactive session about Adobe Acrobat. We’ll take you on a whirlwind tour of functionality guaranteed to open your mind to new ways to work with PDF and SWF or FLV together. You’ll leave with samples and templates and a better understanding of the potential of Acrobat.

3:30 PM – Automating Acrobat: Best Practices for using Actions and Scripting

Speaker: Thom Parker

Learn about the two mechanisms in Adobe Acrobat for automating tasks: JavaScript to enable hidden functionality and Actions for grouping multiple tasks into a single step. These two features can greatly improve workflow efficiency, reduce human error, and cut down on training time for employees who need to use these workflows. This session will cover the details of using JavaScript for Acrobat automation and creating guided Actions. We’ll include practical working examples.

5 PMI Didn’t Know Acrobat Could Do That!

8-10 PM - Meet the Teams

Swing by Monday night, 8-10 p.m. and catch up with the Acrobat team!

All-day – Win a Tablet!

See how fast you can sign a document using EchoSign and enter for a chance to win a Samsung Galaxy Tablet at the Adobe EchoSign Pod.

Tuesday, October 4

8:30 AM – Acrobat for the Web Designer

Speaker: Donna Baker

Learn how to get PDF files to behave the way you and your readers want on the web. We’ll share best practices for helping to ensure that PDF files are easy to read, navigate, and access, as well as for making PDF files as streamlined as possible without losing quality.

12:30 PM – I Didn’t Know Acrobat Could Do That!

2:45 PM – Accelerate Business Results with Adobe Document Exchange Services

Speakers: William Lau & Mangesh Bhandarkar

Learn how Adobe Document Exchange Services can save you time and money. See how Adobe customers are using cloud-based solutions to accelerate business results, including: Adobe EchoSign, FormsCentral, SendNow, CreatePDF, ExportPDF and

All-day – Win a Tablet!

See how fast you can sign a document using EchoSign and enter for a chance to win a Samsung Galaxy Tablet at the Adobe EchoSign Pod.

Wednesday, October 5

8 AM – Pushing the Envelope with Interactive PDF from InDesign

Speaker: Chris Converse

Learn how to expand the possibilities for creating interactive PDF files using InDesign and a few special tricks with Acrobat X Actions. Standardize your InDesign templates and let the new guided Actions in Acrobat X do the heavy lifting by automating the addition of JavaScript and button actions to take your interactive documents to new levels.

11 AM – I Didn’t Know Acrobat Could Do That!

Ongoing Events and Giveaways

“Try out” Acrobat X

Find your inner cowboy! Get hands on experience with Acrobat X. Stop by the booth (#325) to “Try Out” and audition for a role in an Acrobat activity! We’ll be giving away prizes each day to participants, watch @Acrobat for more details.

Vote for Your Favorite Feature

Stop by the booth to vote for your favorite Acrobat feature and you’ll be entered to win a copy of Acrobat X!

Daily Giveaways

Follow @Acrobat for giveaways each day at the Acrobat and EchoSign pods in the Adobe booth and at the booth.

Cloud Services

Come by Adobe booth to receive an Acrobat Service of your choice FREE for 6 months.

CreatePDF Mobile App

Follow @Acrobat on Twitter to find out when we’ll be giving away CreatePDF mobile app codes.  The first five stop by the Adobe booth will get to test out the new CreatePDF app.

MAXme Points

We’ve got codes! Be on the lookout for a QR code at our pods to increase your points!

Make sure to download the Acrobat at MAX cheat sheet and follow @Acrobat on Twitter to hear the latest info and giveaway updates.  We look forward to seeing you there!

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September 15, 2011

MAXpert Replay: Lori DeFurio on Acrobat @MAX

Howdy!  Thanks to everyone who attended our own Lori DeFurio’s “Ask a MAXpert” information session on Tuesday.  We provided a full rundown on Acrobat activities at the upcoming AdobeMAX conference, including session info, activities, and highlights!  If you didn’t get your questions answered, please feel free to ask them through the comment section below or via @reply on Twitter!

If you missed the session, or want to check on a few details, you can find the full recording here.

Don’t forget to check back in here at the Acrobat blog, our Facebook page, and the Acrobat Twitter account for more info and updates on AdobeMAX.  The event runs October 1-5, and there’s still time to register.  See you there!

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September 6, 2011

Check Out Our Newest MAX Session!

Attention MAX fans! Be sure to check the newest speaking session addition, “Accelerate Business Results with Adobe Document Exchange Services,” an in-depth look at how some of our newest features can provide cloud-based solutions that save you time and effort.  We’ll be diving into customer case studies, demonstrations, examples, and explanations of Acrobat cloud service products, including:

  • AdobeEchoSign – Securely sign, send, track, and store contracts online
  • Adobe FormsCentral – Easily create, distribute, collect, and analyze online forms and surveys
  • Adobe SendNow – Instantly send and manage digital documents without the hassle of overnight delivery services and FTP sites
  • Adobe CreatePDF and ExportPDF – Create PDF documents online and convert PDF files to Word
  • – Improve team collaboration with web conferencing and shared workspaces

So join William Lau, senior product marketing manager, and Mangesh Bhandarkar, principal product manager, of the Acrobat Solutions team on Tuesday, Oct. 4th at 2:45PM in room 511C!  You can register here.

If you’re attending AdobeMAX, don’t miss this great opportunity to learn how your business can run smoothly and save you money using our unique business solutions.  See you there!

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