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February 3, 2009

Announcement: 2 for 2 — Acrobat Wins “New Product of the Year” from Law Technology News

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.

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January 20, 2009

TIP: Using Auto-Complete in Acrobat & Reader

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.

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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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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

Adobe Adobe PDF iFilter 9 (64-bit version) available for download

Adobe PDF iFilter is a free utility to allow searching and indexing of PDF documents when using MSFT Indexing technology.

The latest update, which will work with 64-bit systems, is now available for download. Full details and supported configurations are outlined on the download page.

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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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