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September 28, 2006

3 new Acrobat User Groups under way

The Acrobat User Community continues to grow and grow. I’d like to announce we’ve added a Dallas, TX chapter – which will hold its first meeting October 5th; and the Denver, CO chapter, holding its first meeting 2nd week of October. Additionally, we’ll have a Las Vegas chapter up and running before Adobe MAX. If you’re at Adobe MAX, please stop by the Acrobat Users booth to learn more about the community and Acrobat 8.

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September 18, 2006

Acrobat 8 in the UK

My first post on Acrobat 8 focused on our North American activities. I also want to point out there are activities going on around the world for users to get a closer look at the newest version. For our users in the UK – there is a very exciting tour starting October 17th in London (Regents Park) and moving to Birmingham, Leeds, Edinburgh, Bristol, and Manchester. This event will allow users to experience Acrobat 8 via a hands-on workshop.

I’ll post more world-wide activities later in the day.

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September 17, 2006

Acrobat 8 Announced!

Well… I’m sure you’ve heard by now… Adobe announced Acrobat 8 today. The Acrobat Family includes:

  • Acrobat 3D version 8
  • Acrobat 8 Professional
  • Acrobat 8 Standard
  • Acrobat 8 Elements
  • Adobe Reader 8
  • Acrobat Connect Professional
  • Acrobat Connect
  • You might think – what is Acrobat Connect/Connect Professional? We’re rebranding our Macromedia Breeze line of products. We have a brand new offering – Acrobat Connect – which is a personal meeting room, and Breeze Meeting is now Acrobat Connect Professional.

    Most of the reason I’ve been very quiet this summer is a result of my world-wide tour to educate our Adobe sales teams on these products. 18 cities and 460 attendees later, I’m ready for a vacation!

    However, back to today’s announcement. So… where do you learn more about what’s there?

  • You could start with– you’ll find everything about the products and the re-branding. And check out the new experience site. Kudos to our Experience Design team (inherited from Macromedia) – this is a really COOL SITE!
  • You could move on to – we’ve updated the website; added lots of new information on Acrobat 8 and all of the bloggers have something to say as well.
  • You could attend one of the 14 eSeminars or 5 North American city tours or listen to a podcast. See for details.
  • For our Acrobat Developers… there are 6 live events, where our new PDF Technical Evangelist, Joel Geraci, will be running workshops on what’s new and what’s changed with Acrobat & PDF for our developer audience. The first one will be October 3rd in Washington DC – registration is via
    The additional 5 cities are part of our North American tour.

    And last but not least, I’ll be hosting 3 live Acrobat Connect Professional meetings tomorrow (Tuesday, September 19th) to discuss Acrobat 8 with our user community. I’ll have guest speakers from the PDF community – Ted Padova, Leonard Rosenthol, Duff Johnson, and Thom Parker – each discussing the new product offering. No registration required.

    Well.. that’s it for today… More tomorrow!

    9:16 PM Permalink
    September 1, 2006

    CORRECTION: Update to Acrobat 3D

    Sorry, folks. The update that I announced on Aug 22 has been pulled back from the web for a quick fix. There is a small issue affecting the import performance of large Pro/ENGINEER assemblies. If you have already installed the update, it’s fine to use – just wanted you to be aware of this issue. Thank you for your patience and I’ll update you when the patch has been re-posted.

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