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September 27, 2005

Day 1 – PDF Conference

Just finished up Day 1 of PDF Conference . The keynote was delivered by our own Mike Ouslander.
He used a presentation originally created by Jim King (for the PDF Expo 2005 tour in Nordic countries) to give an overview of the history of PDF and Acrobat.

Attendance is light (around 100 people) but there are 12 vendors – including Adobe – and the attendees appear to be happy with the very ‘personal’ attention they are receiving.

The day wrapped up with the Warp Speed Tour, which allows vendors/developers 5 minutes (and there is a timer) to talk about their products/solutions.

What can you say in 5 minutes? I represented Adobe and decided to focus on 3D in PDF. I showed multiple examples of 3D embedded in PDFs, including samples created by Immersive Design, Kaon, Bentley, and our own team. The audience was truly impressed by the possibilities.

On a separate note, on Sunday, I hosted a 4-hour presentation by Leonard Rosenthol called ‘Everything you ever wanted to know about PDF’ and an early evening cocktail party for out-of-towners. I’m hoping to record this material and make it available on our website.

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September 20, 2005

Announcing Adobe Acrobat User’s Group

Today in Washington, DC, at the quarterly Adobe Gov’t User’s group meeting, Pooja Goyal & Andy Lauta made a presentation on the newly announced Acrobat User’s Group community. We’ve had an InDesign User’s Group community for a while, and now it’s time for Acrobat to come on board.

I’m excited about this announcement and the first chapter of the new community will be the DC-based Gov’t group that has been meeting for once per quarter growing out of the DC Developer Workshop which launched in the fall of 2002.

The URL is live as of today. No content yet, but you can register your name & email to be notified when the web site content is available.

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September 7, 2005

Gov’t Workshop & User’s Group

On Tuesday, September 20th, Adobe will host the Adobe Gov’t User Group in Washington, DC. This month it will be an all day event focused on Security. If you’re interested, fill out this form.

On Wednesday, September 21st, I will host a Developer Workshop in Washington, DC. Topics: JavaScript & the differences between PDF versions. See Events page for details and registration information.

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New Acrobat Tips

I’ve added 3 new tips to the developer tips page:
– Connecting Document JavaScript to 3D Views
– Determining the Adobe Acrobat/Reader Version
– Working with Dynamic Images

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September 6, 2005

3D in Acrobat

The 3D developer web page has been updated with a new 26-minutes webinar on how to get started with 3D JavaScript as well as a tip on how to control 3D views with document JavaScript.

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