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 AcrobatUsers.com. 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!
I’m excited to announce that we recently launched a new service on AcrobatUsers.com 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 Acrobat.com, 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.
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 AcrobatUsers.com 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 AcrobatUsers.com 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.
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.
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.
A new study on the Future of Collaboration was released today. I recorded a short Lori’s Corner episode which outlines some of the major points identified in the report. In addition to my comments, Sheri McLeish, of Forrester Consulting, speaks about the findings and her recommendations. I was encouraged to hear and read that knowledge workers want higher quality and more persuasive communications.
The introduction of PDF Portfolios and inclusion of Adobe Flash in Acrobat 9 will allow for the creating of branded and visually compelling materials.
If you’re interested in learning how to create a PDF Portfolio these short tutorials are great. If you’re interested in experiencing PDF Portfolios, the PDF Portfolio Gallery on AcrobatUsers.com has quite a collection.
Did you know that as of today there are 224 Acrobat 9 ACE’s? (Adobe Certified Expert). These people have taken the Acrobat 9 ACE exam or re-certification exam and have the skills and knowledge to understand and use Acrobat 9 to the fullest.
Recently, I discovered an Acrobat User Community member has created a web site where you can purchase practice questions to help you study for the ACE exam. I’ve included one of the questions and how it looks in the practice test.
Be sure to let me know if you get your certification on Acrobat 9.
Did you know?
For the next two months, the Acrobat online ad will be seen by thousands in Times Square.
If you are on the corner of Broadway and West 47th Street look up at the side of the W Hotel. There you will see Acrobat’s new, “Did you know?” multimedia ad. Take a picture or a video and send it to me.