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November 18, 2010

Adobe MAX 2010: Acrobat X Test Drive Lab

At Adobe MAX 2010, the Acrobat team hosted a 25-seat ‘test drive lab’ where attendees could sit down and try Acrobat X.

Well… now that Acrobat X is officially available – you can also test drive it. Just download the trial version of Acrobat X Pro, the instruction booklet, and the sample files, and then…. ‘start your engines‘.

I’v created a recording – available as a PDF file you can download (it’s big – about 172MB) where I review the content, so feel free to follow along with me.

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November 15, 2010

Announcement: Top 10 things you need to know about Acrobat

On Wednesday this week, I will be presenting the Topic of the Month for I’m going to review the hands-on booklet we created for the Acrobat X Test Drive Lab at Adobe MAX 2010.
I’ll be distributing the instructions and sample files so you can follow along. And I’ll have a couple of additional surprises as well. Hope to see you there!

7:49 PM Permalink

Hola from Mexico City

Today I am in Mexico City and had the pleasure to present Acrobat X to a group of customers and talk with local news outlets.
The local team has created an Acrobat Mexico facebook page and an Acrobat Mexico twitter account where we saw some great feedback.

7:39 PM Permalink
October 19, 2010

I Didn’t Know Acrobat Could Do That!

We have a new page on – 10 things I bet you didn’t know Acrobat could do!.
This is my top 10 things I want to share we people so they’ll get more out of their Acrobat investment.
I’ll be publishing these as a countdown over the next few days.

6:02 AM Permalink
October 18, 2010

Announcing Acrobat X

So, we’ve announced Acrobat X (pronounced “acrobat ten”) and there’s tons of information on the web now for you review to learn all about our latest version of my favorite product!

1. Please see the Acrobat blog and Acrobat twitter account – for the latest news including comments from Kevin M Lynch, our VP and GM of the Acrobat business.
2. I’m happy to introduce two new shows on Adobe TV
Acrobat X Tips & Tricks : this show currently has 14 episodes to help you learn about working with Acrobat X (and stay tuned… we’ll have lots more when Acrobat X is available)
I Didn’t Know Acrobat Could Do That! : Very near and dear to my heart, this 10-part series (get it – Acrobat X = 10 episodes) introduces 10 things I bet you didn’t know Acrobat could do – #10 is live now (Adobe SendNow) and the other 9 episodes will roll out over the coming days. Be sure to subscribe to keep up to date on the newest episode.
3. Are you interested in seeing a live presentation on Acrobat X? Well, on Tuesday (10/19) and Thursday (10/21) this week, the Acrobat Enablement Team (Ali H, Joel G, and I) will be hosting two eSeminars at We’d love to have you join us – or if you can’t make it at that time – we’ll be recording it.

Stay tuned for more updated information on Acrobat X!

5:01 AM Permalink
August 12, 2010

Get a customized PDF Portfolio template for free!

I’m excited to announce that we recently launched a new service on to allow anyone to request a set of 3 customized PDF Portfolio templates. All you have to do is upload your organization’s logo – and we’ll do the rest. Our designers will create 3 layouts (slider, carousel, and cover flow), post them on, and send you an email when they’re ready!

Take a look – send us your logo – and you will “wow” your co-workers and customers.

11:33 AM Permalink
August 6, 2010

Acrobat Social Media Survey

quick 5 question survey to help us understand how you prefer to find information on Acrobat was posted today. If you have a minute – please fill it out!

5:34 AM Permalink
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.

7:03 PM Permalink

Acrobat in Times Square – Part Two

Earlier this year, Adobe invited our major North American reseller partners to participate in a contest to create an inventive PDF Portfolio.

The winning entry was submitted by Ron Henager of CompuCom. Ron’s prize was cash; CompuCom’s reward is to be featured on billboard advertising in Times Square (corner of Broadway & West 47th street) for the next few weeks.

If you can’t get to NYC to see the electronic billboard (powered by Adobe Flash) – you can watch the advertisement here.

5:41 PM Permalink
February 17, 2010

New tutorial on designing forms for auto field detection

Using the Form Wizard in Acrobat 9, you have the ability to import documents from MS Word and Adobe InDesign, convert them to PDF documents, and then Acrobat will automatically apply form fields to the document.

I’ve been asked many times if I had any best practices to creating the original form templates in MS Word or Adobe InDesign and as a result of these requests, we’ve created a new tutorial which has been posted here. Alternatively, you can download a PDF version of the tutorial.

Please stay tuned for an international version translated into additional languages.

2:20 PM Permalink