MAX 2009 Speaker Profiles: Thom Parker

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Thom Parker: Windjack Solutions
Thom has been involved with the Acrobat and PDF Community for quite a few years. In 2004, his company WindJack Solutions released its first Acrobat plug-in, PDF CanOpener, and followed that with two scripting related plug-ins AcroButtons and AcroDialogs in 2005. Thom is a prolific contributor in the user forums at, having answered thousands of questions since its inception. He has authored over 60 tutorials on a wide variety of Acrobat and PDF scripting topics for the site. Thom spends much of his time immersed in developing custom scripted solutions for clients spanning a broad spectrum of industries all over the globe, and providing custom on-line training in Acrobat and PDF scripting topics. Thom and his company WindJack Solutions‘ latest effort is a new subscription web site,, that provides millions of Acrobat and PDF users on-line access to a comprehensive library of training videos, sample files, copy-n-paste scripts, and automation tools all focused on what can be accomplished with scripting in PDF files.

Thom is considered one of the worlds leading experts on Acrobat Scripting. He is a long time software developer who is deeply involved with the Acrobat and PDF community. He is a regular conference speaker, including speaking at every Adobe MAX on various PDF programming topics.

About MAX this year, Thom says:

I love coming the Adobe MAX Conferences, they’re so big and you never see this concentration of Adobe geeks in one place anywhere!

I’ve been a speaker at every one of the Adobe MAX Conferences. And every year it gets bigger and better for my particular topic, which is all the programming activities that surround Acrobat and PDF. The general usage of PDF is moving way beyond plain old printed documents and into the connected worlds of interactive electronic documents. Of course PDF has had dynamic interactive features for years. Adobe was way ahead of it’s time with PDF. But now is when these features are really coming into play and that’s my business, making Acrobat and PDF come alive. I’ve been training, consulting, and developing interactive PDF solutions for years. So if your customers need more out of PDF than what they are currently getting, then you need to come to my session on Scripting Acrobat and PDF.

Thom’s 60 minute session is only scheduled to be delivered once during MAX this year and seating is limited so sign up as soon as possible. In the MAX scheduler, look for this session.

Scripting PDF: Inside the Acrobat JavaScript SDK
In Acrobat, Form Calculations, Multimedia, Interactive Elements, Process Automation, Internet Access, Data Handling, and much more are all controlled through Acrobat’s JavaScript API. Come and learn how to leverage this powerful tool to bring your PDF documents to life and automate tedious manual tasks you have to do in Acrobat. This session will provide a light developers introduction into the Acrobat JavaScript environment and then delve into the details of the SDK, with lots of samples. Attendees will discover the vast depth and scope of Acrobat JavaScript and come away with several practical uses and knowledge of how it’s done.

October 7 at 02:00PM

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