May 22, 2014
This summer nearly 45 percent of Americans will take a well-deserved vacation. While work doesn’t stop just because you are out of the office, you can take advantage of travel time to wrap up last minute to-do’s, so you can spend more time enjoying your final destination (we’re hoping a nice, sunny beach). To help you prep for your upcoming vacation, here are some ways to easily power through your work remotely. Just don’t forget to unplug and relax once you’ve arrived.
When you subscribe to Adobe Acrobat XI Pro, you can access online services, such as Acrobat.com, that make it easier to work anywhere. You’ll never be without the files you need or the tools to edit them with the new features available on your mobile device:
- Quickly convert any document, image, or scan into a PDF file that anyone can open and view using free Adobe Reader.
- Save PDFs as Microsoft Office files. Preserve fonts, formatting, and layouts, too.
- Save documents, images, and PDFs on Acrobat.com. Access and share them from anywhere.
- In a browser, merge and organize multiple documents, spreadsheets, web pages, and more in a single PDF that’s easy to share.
Activate a free Acrobat.com account and relax on time spent away from the office knowing you can access PDFs and other documents you need from your mobile device if a work emergency may pop-up. Acrobat.com makes it simple to search, filter, and sort your files so you can find what you’re looking for faster to save more time for the beach or whatever destination you’re in.
Does your company use SharePoint? Improved SharePoint integration gives you better control when working with shared PDF documents stored on a SharePoint server. Access files stored online with Microsoft Office 365 and extend access to SharePoint files to Mac OS in addition to Windows devices. Support for advanced metadata types also lets you better categorize documents.
Let Acrobat ease the pain of working remotely. Free up more time with our seamless, time-saving functions to spend more time with the people you love, in the places you love. Don’t forget, you can always access PDFs on our Reader Mobile App for Android or iOS devices. It’s free, it’s easy, and it’s mobile.
May 1, 2014
Would you consider your IT department to be a “fast-mover?” In this day and age, IT departments are challenged with quickly meeting the technology and performance needs of a new millennial-driven workforce.
We wanted to know just how large the gap truly is between worker expectations and IT requirements. We wanted to understand what “fast-moving” IT decision-makers are doing to close that gap and better align people and technologies.
So, in order to dig a little deeper, we teamed up with GigaOm Research to learn more about the habits and preferences of the modern workforce (workers ages 18-34) and IT professionals. After surveying more than 1,200 workers and 600 IT decision-makers, we pulled together the first of three whitepapers aimed at helping technology decision-makers better understand the growing needs of this new workforce. The whitepaper describes how IT can answer the call during a current climate of rapid change in communication and collaboration technology.
Here’s a snapshot of what we found in part 1 of 3 of our series “The Modern Workforce.”
For the whole story, download the first whitepaper (for free) here.
March 27, 2014
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.
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!
February 28, 2014
August 24th, 2001. What’s so significant about this date? On that day in history, Microsoft released to computer manufacturers the bits and bytes for Windows XP. Now after almost 13 years (which is a lifetime in this business!), Microsoft will be ending their support for Windows XP – officially, on April 8, 2014.
In conjunction with this date, Adobe will soon no longer be able to support the Windows XP operating system with Adobe Reader X and XI, Acrobat Standard X & XI and Acrobat Pro X & XI. The next official quarterly update for these Adobe Reader and Acrobat versions (which is expected May 2014) will be the last ones tested on and released for Windows XP. Once that quarterly update is released, Adobe’s official support for Windows XP will come to an end too.
Now, it’s important to note, that you can continue to install and/or use Adobe Reader and Acrobat on Windows XP if you wish to, even after the official support ends. But again, this means that any updates or patches for Adobe Reader and Acrobat will no longer be tested or supported on Windows XP. In addition, Adobe will not provide technical support for problems specific to running Adobe Reader or Acrobat on Windows XP. This is also applicable to our enterprise customers who have purchased maintenance/upgrade and support plans, and/or have a contract that entitles them to maintenance/upgrade and support from Adobe.
You can find information on Microsoft’s Windows lifecycle here. Or if you have questions for us or the wider community of users and experts, you can post those to the community forums for Adobe Acrobat. Adobe Acrobat continues to integrate with Microsoft software in many useful and powerful ways. If you’d like to check on which versions of Microsoft Office your installation of Acrobat works with, head on over to the compatibility matrices here.
So long, Windows XP! But it’s time for all of us to invest our energies in newer technologies and deliver amazing products and experiences with them.
February 6, 2014
It’s time to celebrate the Olympics with the anticipated kick-off of the 2014 games in Sochi. While only the most dedicated athletes are rewarded with the opportunity to go for the gold, silver and bronze medals, we at Adobe have been gathering some tips and tricks to help you achieve something much more attainable – going green. After all, a few simple changes within the office will save money and time, foster organization, and most importantly leave a better impact on the environment so generations to come can enjoy the outdoor games. Without further ado, we give you the 2014 line-up on how to “go-green” with Adobe Acrobat.
- Sign documents anywhere, anytime and – most importantly – online- Send a document, get it signed, and track and file the form in minutes instead of days or even weeks. In addition to saving time, you’ll be saving trees when recipients sign electronically.
- Email your PDF file using Gmail or Yahoo- Yeah, yeah, email is green – we know. But Acrobat makes it super easy being green. Just hook your webmail program up to Acrobat for simple message attachments.
- Take your PDF file with you on the go- No need to print multiple copies for clients or for yourself to view on the plane. With 6 billion mobile subscribers worldwide, more and more people are reading PDF files on their mobile devices than ever with the Adobe Reader mobile app.
- Make your PDF files available online- Convert a PDF into an editable HTML file that maintains images, tables, hyperlinks, and table of contents. You’ll be able to share and have access to your PDF whenever you’re connected to the web!
- Share your PDF files on social media- No more flyers and printouts! Whether you’re social media savvy or just getting started, this tutorial teaches you how to create an interactive button in your PDF, making it easier for readers to retweet your work on Twitter.
No matter who takes home the medals these next exciting couple of weeks, everyone wins when the right steps are taken to be more environmentally conscious. If you’re interested in learning more on how Acrobat XI can help your office “go green” by keeping your workflows paper-free, please visit the Acrobat User Community for tips.
January 14, 2014
Adobe has released updates for Adobe Reader and Acrobat XI (11.0.06) and Adobe Reader and Acrobat X (10.1.9). You will be able to update your system to the latest versions from the built-in updater or by downloading the patch from the Adobe website. You can find out what is in these updates from these release notes for each version. IT professionals can get more details on the update and deploying it across their organization from the Enterprise Toolkit for Acrobat products.