Monday night, Law Technology News held their annual awards, and (drum roll please)… Acrobat won again for the category “New Product of the Year”. I’m excited about this honor, and the reaffirmation that Acrobat is the best product on the market for legal professionals. Rick Borstein hosts a great blog for legal professionals with tips, tricks, podcasts and demos to enable you to discover all that Acrobat can offer.
Acrobat and Adobe Reader have a preference for allowing auto-complete of form fields. You just select Edit > Preferences > Forms and then you can select Off, Basic, or Advanced. Once you’ve select Basic or Advanced, then Acrobat will remember what you’ve input so that you’ll have those words, numbers, etc. available in subsequent fields. There’s one exception — if the form was created with Adobe LiveCycle Designer, *and* is a dynamic form — auto-complete will work, but you’ll have to double-click to get the auto-complete drop-down with all your saved values.
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.
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|