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September 25, 2007

Next up … Adobe MAX

Adobe is hosting three Adobe MAX 2007 conferences this year:
North America: Chicago which starts on Sunday
Europe: Barcelona starting October 15 and
Japan: Tokyo on November 1 and 2.

I’m excited to return to MAX this year, attending in both North America and Europe, hosting a hands-on session called “I didn’t know you could do that!” and hanging out at the Acrobat User Community stand. At our kick-off event in Chicago, there are multiple sessions dedicated to Acrobat and/or PDF – Jim King is going to cover standards; Thom Parker has a great talk entitled Pimp my PDF, where he will cover how to jazz up your audience’s PDF experience. This session is not to be missed! And as Johnny L mentions in his blog, the sneak peek session is always a highlight.

If you’re attending, please feel free to track me down.

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September 20, 2007

Supported PDF functionality – Mac OS 10.4

I’m always being asked — how does the implementation of PDF on my Mac compare to what Adobe offers in Acrobat and Adobe Reader. So, I went to PDF guru, Leonard Rosenthol , and he prepared a chart, which I then jazzed up using InDesign to create layers and added interactive buttons in Acrobat to allow you to select different views of the document to see what Apple can Read/Write, Read Only, or have Partially Implemented on the Mac platform (OS 10.4/Tiger). And I’ve outlined what is not supported at all

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      Figure 1. Default view                              Figure 2. All white items are unsupported

As background information – the PDF Specification – version 1.x through 1.7 – has been published by Adobe and made freely available on our website. Vendors choose to implement features/functionality as it makes sense for their use.

And of course… if there is an error in this chart, please let me know.

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