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November 25, 2008

ANNOUNCEMENT: Update to Acrobat 9 Pro Extended

Adobe has just made available a free download that delivers updated 3D CAD translators for Acrobat 9 Pro Extended. As a result, the product now supports the latest version of many of the major 3D CAD file formats.
The updated translators leverage technology Adobe gained as part of its 2006 acquisition of Trade & Technologies France. The product update, and additional information, is available from the Adobe web site. New Supported CAD format versions with this update:

CAD Format

Supported Versions
Dassault Catia V5

Up to R19
Autodesk Inventor

Up to 12.x and 2009
CoCreate OneSpace Designer

V3 to V2008
Siemens NX

Up to NX 6
Siemens Parasolid

Up to 19
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November 24, 2008

TIP: Editing PDF documents with hyperlinks

A customer recently asked me “I tried editing a sentence in a PDF document which had a hyperlink. I used the TouchUp Text tool to delete the sentence. However, I was left with a blue line which I could not eliminate. I used every tool on the drop down menu incl the Link tool but to no avail. Can you tell me what I can do?”

And my answer: “Links are “on top” of the PDF page, and often the original application will generate the text as well as a link (in your case a blue line) the PDF document. You’ll need to use the TouchUp Object Tool to delete the line as it is an object vs. text. The TouchUp Object tool is in the Advanced Editing toolbar (Acrobat 8 Professional or Acrobat 9 Pro/Pro Extended)

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Adobe MAX: European Edition

If you missed Adobe MAX in San Francisco, we’ll all be at Adobe MAX in Milan next week. I will be repeating my hands-on lab entitled “I Didn’t Know Acrobat Could Do That!” which will cover Flash integration in Acrobat 9, creating PDF Portfolios, and more. Hope to see you there.

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November 23, 2008

“Thermo” — Flash Catalyst

Last week at Adobe MAX in San Francisco, I found an hour to sit in a session that had nothing to do with Acrobat or PDF. This was on Flash Catalyst (code named “Thermo”). All I can say is “WOW”. This is really cool technology. It allows designers to design (without writing code) and coders to get comps from a designer that already have the code behind it!
If you get a chance – take a look at the information on Adobe Labs and sign up to get notified when the public beta is available.

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