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January 29, 2007

PDF University 2007 in Miami Beach

The 2nd annual PDF University will be held in Miami Beach Feb 28 – Mar 3. I’ll be there to present in the track PDF for Document Publishing. I will focus on what’s new in Acrobat 8 as it relates to a business user.

To kick off this track, I’m hosting an Adobe User Group breakfast (full breakfast – not just danish) at the convention center @ 7:30 am on March 2nd. Registration and Room Location to follow. With the co-location of The Creative Suite Conference, I expect we’ll get folks from the InDesign crowd as well.

As always, we’ll give an update on what’s happening at Adobe, answer lots of questions, and of course, raffle off some fun gifts.

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January 28, 2007

PDF spec released!

I’m so excited about our announcement earlier today. In case you didn’t see the Press Release, Adobe has offered up the PDF specification (version 1.7) to the International Standards Organization (ISO). AIIM will be the facilitator.

As a long time Acrobat and PDF user and evangelist, this news and decision by our executive team will ensure a long-lasting PDF community within government, education, and business organizations world-wide. It is clearly the next logical step for PDF as a standard. ISO has already ratified PDF/X and PDF/A, with PDF/E just around the corner.

Leonard Rosenthol, Technical Standards Evangelist at Adobe has prepared an excellent outline of the history of PDF as an open technology on his blog

We have an FAQ posted, but please feel free to comment here if you have questions about the announcement.

If you want to chat in person, I’m aware of the following events this week:
– Joel Geraci, who has taken over for me as Acrobat/PDF Technical Evangelist, is at the Lyra Symposium.
– Rick Borstein, the voice behind the Acrobat for Legal Professionals blog , is at LegalTech.
– I’ll be at Smart Geometry Workshop & Conference in NYC.

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January 24, 2007

ANNOUNCEMENT: NEW Update to Acrobat 3D

I’m happy to announce that we have just posted an update to Adobe Acrobat 3D. This free update includes several Dynamic Link Libraries (DLL) that provide support for more recent versions of CAD file formats for Adobe Acrobat 3D and the 3D Toolkit. The list of new and updated file formats can be found in the press release and at the download site. Most of the filters have been updated to include the latest versions of popular CAD packages.

And if you don’t have Acrobat 3D and want to try it – please visit the trial download page. Note: after you install the trial you will need to add the patch mentioned above to ensure you have the updated filters. Also, if you want more information on Acrobat 3D you can visit the Acrobat 3D Corner on

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January 23, 2007

Announcement: Acrobat Connect Professional Roadshow

I’m excited to let you know that Adobe has a multi-city (12) tour starting next week dedicated to educating attendees on Acrobat Connect Professional. The sessions are 9:00 – 12:00 (registration begins at 8:30 am).

I’ve been using Acrobat Connect Professional (formerly known as Macromedia Breeze) since the companies came together and I’ve found that as a world traveler, I love the fact that I can hold a meeting, show a demo, or just share my desktop from anywhere to anyone.

I encourage you to attend one of these events if you can – and if not, there are online seminars as an alternative.

And if you do attend – I would love to hear how your experience was. Did you learn something new? Do you think you’ll use the technology?

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