Adobe’s Latin American user communities show off their talent and passion

This article was originally written in English. Text in other languages was provided by machine translation.

Recently I had the opportunity to attend two events organized by Adobe users in South America: Adobe En Vivo and Flash Camp Brasil.

Adobe En Vivo (Buenos Aires, Argentina)

Now in its fourth edition, “Adobe En Vivo” (‘Adobe Live’) was organized by Maximiliano Firtman and Mariano Carrizo, co-managers of ARFUG (Argentina RIA and Flex User Group). Hosted in beautiful Buenos Aires (Argentina), this well-attended event was targeted at Spanish-speaking developers and designers using Adobe’s tools and technologies in these regions.

Most event sessions focused on mobile development. Presentations covered topics such as how to get started with mobile development, game development, 3D development, multiscreen development, monetization, as well as content creation and management using Adobe tools. Most speakers were managers of Adobe user groups from throughout Latin America and Spain.

I had the pleasure of meeting and socializing with most of the event speakers. I was impressed by their mastery of Adobe tools and technologies, their presentation skills, and overall, their ability to work together in raising the profile of the Spanish-speaking Latin American community of Adobe users. This must be no easy feat, given that they come from 8 different countries.

Flash Camp Brasil (Maceió) –

Once again, beautiful Maceió, located in the tropical state of Alagoas in Northeast Brazil, hosted Flash Camp Brasil, a professionally-organized event led by Demian Borba, CEO of Action Creations and manager of the Jornada Adobe Brasil user group.

Some big industry names, from both Brazil and abroad, shared their expertise with the crowds here. This highly-publicized conference attracted many professionals from throughout Brazil, and featured sponsor stands, professional video makers and photographers, a user group stand, and even a space for attendees to unwind and play videogames.

I had the privilege to meet many Adobe Brazilian users, and I was impressed by their passion for Adobe and its products, and their energy. Also, I was surprised by a last-minute invitation to join John Koch in delivering the welcome keynote to an audience of aprox. 500, which proved to be an exciting experience.

If you haven’t attended one of these user-organized events yet, you should definitively consider it. It’s not only a great place to learn, but also to meet and network with industry peers. Check out Adobe’s groups site for the user group of interest nearest you, there you will find information about upcoming events.

I also want to acknowledge the great work by John Koch, Adobe Community Manager for Latin America and Asia, who invited me to these events, and who gives these communities enormous support and encouragement.

Leandro Reis,
Senior Program Manager, Globalization

Acrobat X 中文版 发布会

参加人数: 300
地点:中国 北京
主题:开启动态办公流程新纪元 -卓越协作 点”十”成金



首先由Adobe 大中华区经理 Yew Hwee Ng 致辞,他介绍了Acrobat 创新历程,从1993年Acrobat 1.0/PDF1.0 到2008年 PDF公文包,到2011年Acrobat X,历经18年。在此期间,人们对文档的期望不断变化,从静态文档到动态,例如25%文档是多媒体文档包含Audio,Rich Media等,而Acrobat X的公文包可以用一个文件包含所有所需内容以适应此类需求。此外,近年来各大公司企业通过提升效率降低成本的压力继续增长,工作流程也从惯有业务流程到不断变化的流程,为避免潜在损失,人们越来越多的开始从使用不安全的纸质文档到使用安全的电子文档,而新一代Acorbat解决方案提供了创建动态文档以简化流程并简化用户体验并秉承了PDF优势-为用户提供可靠的文档交互。

接着由资深技术专家 Xiao Feng介绍了Acrobat X系列的新特性。
他谈到Adobe产品的宗旨是1)简化流程; 2)使您能向客户提供更引人入胜的内容以赢得更多客户 ;3)帮助企业更好的利用资源。Acrobat产品系列贯彻了这些宗旨,例如,我们的客户 Sony公司通过使用Acrobat节省了86% 的文档审阅时间,而the HOME depot公司通过使用Acrobat每年能节省3000小时并减少70%的纸张使用。
Xiao Feng谈到如今的客户企业运营基于文档,而对文档的期望正在提升,企业面对全球化管理的挑战如团队分散,结构复杂,同时面临大工作量的挑战。而Acrobat X 产品家族是如何帮助客户应对此类需求及挑战的呢?Xiao Feng 详细介绍了本次发布的Acrobat X 产品家族每一款产品的关键特性及Acrobat X 亮点,Acrobat 新旧版本比较,此次发布有 88项更新。在此我就不一一叙述了,印象比较深的是一点是动作向导Action Wizard功能可以批量处理同一类型操作-使文档工作流简化高效,并可以与sharepoint集成提供新的服务功能。 另外新的用户界面,新的“平视显示HUD”方式可以能方便用户的使用。

下面由 Xiao Feng和Leo Miao做了很多非常酷+炫的演示,包括:
1。PSCS5 与Acrobat 交互
2。Captivate 截屏与Acrobat 交互以得到动态视频pdf或Flash文件
3。使用Presenter 对PowerPoint2010 PPT编辑添加多媒体并生成PDF
8。增强MS Word,Excel 导出,可以导出未加密的PDF并尽量保留格式(与Office 兼容性大幅提高)
10。批量处理同一类型操作-动作向导Action Wizard

最后是Q&A,在场听众踊跃提问,直到结束还有很多未问完的问题。其中很多问题很有意义,比如旧版的Acrobat 加密很容易被其他软件破解,新版本有没有提高?视频功能很强大,但文档会不会太大?对网页的支持有没有变化? 等等。Xiao Feng和Leo Miao予以一一解答。


参加者全神贯注地听关于Acrobat X的介绍

参加者全神贯注地听关于Acrobat X的介绍

来自Adobe的’魔术师’展现Acrobat X的神奇功能

来自Adobe的’魔术师’展现Acrobat X的神奇功能

Agenda of activities:

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More detailed understanding of the contents can click on the link below:

First byAdobe Manager of Greater China Yew Hwee Ng Mr,He introducedAcrobat Innovation process,From1993YearsAcrobat 1.0/PDF1.0 To2008Years PDFBriefcase,To2011YearsAcrobat X,After18Years. ,Document the changing expectations,From static documents to dynamic,Such as25%Document is a multimedia document containsAudioRich MediaEtc.,AndAcrobat XThe briefcase can be a file containing all the required content to accommodate such needs. ,Major companies in recent years to improve efficiency to reduce cost pressures continue to grow,Workflow to the process of changing from the usual business processes,To avoid potential losses,More and more people began to secure electronic documents from paper documents to the use of unsafe,The new generationAcorbatSolution to create dynamic documents in order to simplify the process and simplify the user experience and adhering toPDFEdge - to provide users with reliable document interaction.

Followed by senior technical experts Xiao FengIntroducedAcrobat XSeries of new features.
Other 谈到AdobePurpose of the product1) To simplify the process; 2) Allows you to offer more compelling content in order to win more customers 3) To help companies better use of resources.AcrobatThe product line implementation of these aims,Such as,Our customers SonyCompany through the use ofAcrobatSave86% Document review time,Andthe HOME depotCompany through the use ofAcrobatSavings per year3000Hours and reduce70%Paper use.
Xiao Feng
On today's customer business operations based on the document,Expectations for the document is to enhance,Corporate team to face the management challenges of globalization, such as dispersed,Complex structure,While facing the challenges of the large workload. Acrobat X Product family is how to help customers address these needs and challenges of it?Xiao Feng Details of this releaseAcrobat X Product family, the key features of each product andAcrobat X Highlights,Acrobat Old and new version,The release 88Items updated. ,Deep impression is a little action wizardAction WizardFeatures batch processing of the same type of operation - efficient document workflow to simplify,And withsharepointIntegrated to provide new services. In addition the new user interface,NewHead-Up DisplayHUD”Ways to use user-friendly.

Following the Xiao FengAndLeo MiaoDone a lot of very cool+Flashy demo,Include:
PSCS5 AndAcrobat Interaction
Captivate Screenshots andAcrobat Interactive video to be dynamicallypdfOrFlashFile
.Presenter ToPowerPoint2010 PPTEdit to add multimedia and generatePDF
.PDFBriefcase integrate all the files to a file
OCRText recognition
.PDFDynamic Forms
ReaderYou can add notes and save the form
.MS WordExcel Export,You can export an unencryptedPDFAnd to preserve format (withOffice Substantial increase compatibility)
.Action Wizard
What impressed me most is the integration of multimedia documents and thepptPresentations include multimedia,Very convenient. acrobat.comReview function is also very useful,The user can review the same document in real time to see the comments of others.

Finally, theQ&A,The presence of the audience enthusiastically questions,Until the end, there are many not ask them. ,For example, earlier versions ofAcrobat Encryption is easy to be cracked by other software,The new version does not improve? ,But the document will not be too much? And so on.Xiao FengAndLeo MiaoBe answered.

In short,I think this conference was very successful,Can feel a lot of the scene the audience is our real users,In the use of our software,Asked questions and given me great inspiration to help future work.

Adobe Globalization staff presenting at Localization Project Managers roundtable on Sep 21 and 22

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Adobe’s international staff will participate in panel discussions at the Project Managers’ Round table organized by the Localization Institute at Lake Tahoe (California) on Spt. 21-22. Agenda and additional information are available here. Among other topics, panelists and participants will discuss such issues as collection and processing of end-user feedback from overseas locales and implementation of MT workflows in large projects.

Adobe Hispano 2010

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If you are a Spanish speaker and want to hear experts sharing their experiences, knowledge and expertise on Adobe products and technologies in Spanish, plan to attend 4 days of the next Adobe Hispano 2010 online conference from 13-16 September.

Si eres hispanoparlante y te faltan recursos en español para aprender los productos y tecnologías de Adobe, te invito a participar en Adobe Hispano 2010. Es una conferencia en línea de cuatro días increíbles en que presentarán 20 reconocidos expertos de 11 países diferentes. ¡Te esperamos!

[Reported by Janice Campbell, Localization]

Globalization team members to share their knowledge in upcoming conferences

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This October will be a busy month for some Adobe Globalization team members, as they gear up to provide none less than six presentations across various conferences taking place that month in the U.S.

Below you will find brief descriptions, and links to the official conference sites. If you plan on attending these, make sure you check these presentations out.

Adobe MAX 2010 (Oct 23-27 in Los Angeles)

Developing World-Ready Applications (Craig Rublee, Senior Globalization Architect, Adobe U.S.) - Wed Oct 27th, 9:30-10:30am

“Learn how to use the Flex SDK to create world-ready applications. We’ll discuss in detail the functionality provided by Flex and the flash.text.engine, flashx.textLayout, and flash.globalization packages. This will include discussions of detecting the default for the UI language, UI mirroring, complex script, vertical writing support, and language- and region-specific formatting of dates, times, numbers, and currencies. We’ll also touch on globalization features targeted for the next version of Flex.”

Internationalization Techniques for the Flash Platform (David Deraedt, Web consultant, Adobe France) - Wed Oct 27th, 3:30-4:30pm

“Learn how to use the Flex SDK to create world-ready applications. We’ll discuss in detail the functionality provided by Flex and the flash.text.engine, flashx.textLayout, and flash.globalization packages. This will include discussions of detecting the default for the UI language, UI mirroring, complex script, vertical writing support, and language- and region-specific formatting of dates, times, numbers, and currencies. We’ll also touch on globalization features targeted for the next version of Flex.”

Internationalization & Unicode Conference 34 (Oct 18-20 Santa Clara, California)

Developing World Ready Applications for Smart Devices (Craig Rublee, Senior Globalization Architect, Adobe U.S.) - Monday, Oct 18 3:45-5:45

“This tutorial will show how to use the Adobe® Flash® Platform tools and technologies to create a world ready application that can run in the browser or as a stand-alone application on mobile devices and desktop platforms that support the Adobe Flash Player plug-in and Adobe AIR®. During the tutorial, participants will create a sample application that illustrates how to externalize strings and other resources into separate localizable files and make use of ActionScript® to perform language sensitive string comparison and locale specific date, time, and number formatting. The session will also include topics on auto-layout of UI elements, UI mirroring, font selection, and support for vertical writing and complex scripts.”

The Power of “Plain Text” & the Importance of Meaningful Content - Ken Lunde (Senior Computer Scientist, Adobe U.S.) - Tuesday Oct 19, 10:30-11:20

“Unicode has accomplished what no other character set or encoding can claim, in that it has been extraordinarily successful in accomplishing many of its goals, and it continues to develop to rise to new challenges. Regardless of how text is stylized using various applications or markup languages, the ability to search, copy, paste, import, and export is crucial for using and repurposing documents and their text. In other words, embracing Unicode’s representation of “plain text” will ensure user-friendly digital data throughout a document’s workflow and lifetime.

This presentation will cover the basics of “plain text” and its importance in providing meaningful content, and will explore some recent developments in Unicode that allow otherwise unencodable characters, such as variant forms of CJK Unified Ideographs, to be reliably represented in a “plain text” paradigm through the use of the Ideographic Variation Database (IVD). Examples from other scripts will also be provided. Various “plain text” pitfalls and bad-practices that undermine Unicode’s success, such as PUA usage, CJK Compatibility Ideographs, and code point poaching, will be touched upon. Finally, emerging environments that thrive on “plain text” data, such as mobile, will be discussed.”

New Internationalization Functionality in the Adobe Flash Platform (Mihai Nita, Globalization Architect, Adobe U.S.) - Tuesday, Oct 18 1:30-2:20

“This presentation will cover the ActionScript classes in the new flash.globalization package. These classes allow for locale-sensitive number/currency/date/time formatting, sorting and case conversion using the operating system services. We will demonstrate most of the functionality of the classes, and discuss implementation, with pros and cons, results, trade-offs, issues, and some of the surprises we encountered. We will also touch on globalization functionality in Flex SDK version 4, UI mirroring, and the Flash text engine.”

Localization World Conference – Seattle, Oct 6-8, 2010

Community Translation: A First-hand Experience (Janice Campbell, Senior Program Manager, Adobe U.S.) and Willem Stoeller (Lingotek) - Friday, October 8, 2010: 10:45-11:30
“This presentation will discuss the applicability of community translation, issues related to community translation and how to manage community translation. The focus will be on real-life experience, Adobe’s community translation efforts in China and Latin America using the Lingotek platform.”