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August 29, 2009

It’s Conference Season again…

I always look forward to fall — back to school for the kids, and extended learning opportunities for Acrobat users as conference season begins.
First, we have the Acrobat and PDF Central Conference, hosted this year in Minneapolis, September 22-24. Acrobat Experts from around the globe are “in the house” — from our own Ali Hanyaloglu, Lisa Croft, and Paul Gilbertson to PDF gurus like Ted Padova, Duff Johnson, Angie Okamoto, Bob Connolly, and Thom Parker.
Here’s a tip — if you are (or become) a member of the Acrobat User Community, you’ll get $100 off the 2-day registration fee (regularly $395).

Next up — Adobe MAX. This year, we’ll be in Los Angeles. I’ll be hosting my hands-on lab “I didn’t know Acrobat could do that!” and there is so much more. Take a look at this episode of Lori’s Corner where Joel Geraci interviews Ted Patrick and Doug Winnie about what’s happening at MAX.

If you’re aware of other conferences this fall where Acrobat will be a topic, let me know.

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August 7, 2009

Acrobat & Xcelsius – a match made in …

I could say heaven, but really its a match due to Adobe Flash. Acrobat 9 and Adobe Reader 9 both include Adobe Flash reducing the need for additional viewers.

Xcelsius Present, an SAP offering, allows you to take data from Microsoft Excel and turn it into something much more useful for presentations — charts, graphs, etc. — and with the latest version you can now export to PDF directly, allowing for rich, engaging, yet portable information.

I created a short intro to match the format of Lori’s Corner on Adobe TV, which will direct you to a demonstration I prepared showing multiple examples of how you can use the two products together.

Please let me know if you’ve created examples and I’ll post them here or on

Enjoy your summer!

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