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December 15, 2008

PDF Portfolios created by Adobe Employees

As part of an internal contest at Adobe, a few employees took the plunge and created some great PDF Portfolios using the built-in templates. These are now posted in the PDF Portfolio Gallery at Take a look!

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Video Formats Supported by Acrobat/Reader 9

In researching a Dear Lori I discovered this great table outlining formats and usage in Acrobat and Adobe Reader 9.

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December 10, 2008

Announcement: Acrobat Channel on Adobe TV

I am very happy to announce that we now have an Acrobat Channel on Adobe TV.

At this time, there are two shows – Acrobat Tips & Tricks and Customer Stories. Each show will continue to build out new episodes.

Stay Tuned!

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December 2, 2008

PDF Portfolios on the Web (Part 2)

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.


Branded Games by Naked Penguin Boy
Sports Games by Ultimate Arcade
Games for Kids by Ultimate Arcade

PDF Portfolio Gallery is live! has created an online gallery for users to upload their portfolios. As of today, there are 20 posted at this time.

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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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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 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 shortly, but I wanted to get it to my audience as soon as possible.

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