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May 12, 2010

ANNOUNCEMENT: Adobe Enterprise Café now available

About one year ago, Adobe introduced an AIR application called LiveCycle Café which has morphed into Adobe Enterprise Café and now includes Acrobat content. This can be your one-stop for updated news, documentation, forum posts, and links to video seminars.


Forums. I’m excited that we’ve attached the forums to the “forums” option. You can review and reply to current posts, and add new topics right from within the application. Note – you’ll need to login with your ID to get the forum feed. We’re working on the ability to let you have one login with your Adobe ID.

Give it a try and send us feedback on your thoughts.

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May 14, 2009

Announcing Lori’s Corner on Adobe TV

As many of my readers know, I’ve been hosting a ‘tech corner’ on for the past few years entitled “Lori’s Corner” with tips & tricks and a ‘Dear Lori’ section where people can ask me Acrobat questions. During the redesign of (December 2008) the information in the tech corner was integrated into the tutorials section.

It is important for me to continue a relationship with the Acrobat Community and therefore, I would like to announce a new Lori’s Corner – now on Adobe TV. The first episode is a book review of titles on Acrobat 9. My guest is Ali Hanyaloglu.

Enjoy- and if you want to send me a “Dear Lori” — I’ll welcome your question.

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March 19, 2009

The Ultimate Tourney Guide

On Sunday night, the NCAA (men’s college basketball in US) announced the 64 teams participating in their yearly tournament to determine the best basketball team in the country. Adobe along with ESPN have partnered to bring an interactive PDF document to your desktop to allow you to learn about the teams (via streaming video), watch the progress of the tournament bracket, and participate in daily polls.

This document is a great example of what’s possible with Acrobat (and Reader) 9 now that we have Adobe Flash run-time in the product.

Let me know your experience, and I hope your team wins!

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March 9, 2009

Acrobat & Adobe Reader 9.1 Update Available

An update to Adobe Reader 9 and Acrobat 9 is now available. In addition to a security update, there are a few more items:

Updated Software Support

To ensure compatibility with the latest software releases, this update includes support for:

  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008
  • IBM Lotus Notes 8.5 (specifically for Acrobat PDFMaker in email and using Notes for collaboration)
  • Autodesk AutoCAD 2009: Acrobat PDFMaker installed in AutoCAD and Acrobat’s 3D Import options

Additionally, there’s support for:

  • Catalan and Basque languages
  • Using the Pencil tool to add an electronic signature if you’re using a TabletPC or tablet/stylus device

The PDF Portfolio templates posted in August are now included in the update, and of course, some bug fixes.

Where’s the software?

Here’s the direct links to the software updates.
Adobe Reader 9.1 is a full install; Acrobat 9.1 is an update:
Adobe Reader 9.1 : Full install
Acrobat 9.1 Standard : Update
Acrobat 9.1 Pro (Win) : Update
Acrobat 9.1 Pro (Mac) : Update
Acrobat 9.1 Pro Extended : Update

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January 11, 2009

Announcement: Survey for Adobe Reader Users

The Adobe Reader Team has posted a survey today asking what you want most in the next versions of Adobe Reader. The survey should take 5 minutes or less to complete and is available until January 31, 2009.

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December 15, 2008

Addressing New Encryption Laws in Nevada and Massachusetts

Earlier this year, laws were passed in both Nevada and Massachusetts requiring PII (personally identifiable information) be encrypted when stored or transmitted. The Nevada law went into effect October 1, 2008. The Massachusetts law will go into effect in January 2009.

In the text of the laws no specific technology or methodology is called out, but I’m happy to say that both Acrobat and Adobe LiveCycle solutions can be used to meet these requirements.

In the text of the laws no specific technology or methodology is called out, but I’m happy to say that both Acrobat and Adobe LiveCycle solutions can be used to help you meet these requirements. For example, PDF documents that might contain PII can be encrypted using Acrobat 9’s new 256-bit AES encryption or LiveCycle Rights Management; these PDF documents can certified and secured using digital signatures; and Acrobat 9 can examine documents for hidden information and PII can be searched and permanently removed using redaction tools.

I’ll continue to update this post as new information surfaces around the laws and specific solutions that will address these two laws, and of course, any new mandates in 2009.

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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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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!

9:29 PM Permalink
August 14, 2008

ANNOUNCEMENT: Acrobat 9 PDF Portfolio Contest

Come one, come all…. 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 (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 –

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July 1, 2008

WooHoo! Adobe Reader 9 is here!

Adobe Reader 9 is now freely available from It is currently available in English, French, German, and Japanese for Windows (2000 SP4 and higher) or Mac OS X (10.4.11 and higher).

Get a copy, and then download these examples of documents created with Acrobat 9:

  • this PDF Portfolio, which contains some of the Acrobat 9 marketing materials and a Flash movie.
  • this Flash application which includes a flash controller, flash playbar, flash movie and captions which can be useful for accessibility requirements, or subtitles for localization.

and, let me know if you have some samples created with Acrobat 9 that I can showcase here.

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