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August 15, 2008

PDF Portfolios on the Web

Adobe Reader 9 was released at the beginning of July, and now, just a few weeks later, we’re seeing PDF Portfolios on the Web. PDF Portfolios allow the content creator to wrap the information in customized PDF Portfolio template that leverages the Flash Player runtime which is part of Acrobat & Adobe Reader 9. To best view these portfolios, I recommend using Adobe Reader 9 or Acrobat 9. You can download Adobe Reader 9 or a trial of Acrobat 9 for viewing.

For example BNET posted today 4 PDF Portfolios in their Business Library section:
a. BNET Energy: The Green Enterprise
b. BNET BookBriefs: Own Your Job, Don’t Let It Own You
c. BNET BookBriefs: Make Your Business Stand Out From the Crowd
d. BNET Best Practices to Managing Employees

PCWorld has highlighted this PDF Portfolio, entitled PC World’s Guide to Mobile Living on their home page.

And I was alerted to 2 more from Nikkei Business Publications (both in Japanese):
An example of an on-line magazine with examples of embedded 3D, images, and multimedia and tips for How to Conduct Effective Presentations

I hope you enjoy these great examples of what you can do with PDF Portfolios. If you know of some PDF Portfolios on the Web – let me know!

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August 14, 2008

What are the differences between Acrobat products?

Everyday someone asks me “is [name some functionality] in Standard? or Pro? or Pro Extended?” and typically I point them to the product comparison matrix on Adobe.com. This is great for some of the questions, but then I’ll have people ask me more detailed differences. So… we’ve created a detailed product comparison matrix. This will be posted on Adobe.com shortly, but I wanted to get it to my audience as soon as possible.

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ANNOUNCEMENT: Acrobat 9 PDF Portfolio Contest

Come one, come all…. AcrobatUsers.com is hosting a contest for the best PDF Portfolio. Entries will be judged based on use of Acrobat 9 features, originality & creativity, and overall polish & aesthetics. All entries will be displayed in the new PDF Portfolio Gallery on Acrobatusers.com (coming soon). First place will be a box of Acrobat 9 Pro Extended (Windows) or Acrobat 9 Pro (Mac); 2nd place is an iPod Nano; and 3rd place is a T-shirt.

The contest is open now, and will run through October 7th, 2008. I’ve already submitted my entry – made up of Adobe literature. I encourage you to take a stab at it. Creating a PDF Portfolio template is fun.

Also – please note — you do not need to buy Acrobat 9 to participate – just download the free 30 day trial – http://www.adobe.com/tryacrobat.

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