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Last summer, I blogged on some examples of PDF Portfolios posted on web sites. Well, I have more to share with you, including one of my own.
PDF Portfolio Gallery is live!
AcrobatUsers.com has created an online gallery for users to upload their portfolios. As of today, there are 20 posted at this time.
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|
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)
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.
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
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!
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.