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Acrobat Portfolio SDK beta Available on Adobe Labs

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Today at MAX 2010 we conducted a full day hands-on lab showing the new Acrobat Portfolio SDK which is now available on Adobe Labs.

The Acrobat Portfolio SDK provides new developer tools for the Adobe Flash® Builder™ and Adobe Flash Professional environments. Using these tools, developers and designers can now leverage their existing ActionScript and Flex skills to create customized PDF Portfolio layouts (navigators) for use in Adobe Acrobat X. Now the Flash community can target their client deliverables to the PDF ecosystem and Adobe Reader platform.

For an in depth look at what the new SDK is all about read my previous post announcing the MAX preconference session.

Download the Acrobat Portfolio SDK beta from Adobe Labs

Jacob Surber’s Perspectives on PDF Portfolios in Acrobat X

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In this video, Jacob Surber, Senior Experience Designer shares a behind the scenes look at the reinvention of PDF Portfolios in Acrobat X. If you’re curious about all that you can do with the new Adobe Acrobat Portfolio SDK, listen to what Jacob has to say then sign up for the “Using Flash Builder 4 to Create Custom PDF Portfolio Layouts” preconference at MAX 2010.

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Script to Fix Mac OSX Preview.app Form Fill and Save

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I don’t know if you guys are hearing this as well, but I’ve started running into problems where Acrobat forms (AcroForms, not XFA) are being filled out by Mac OS X and sent back to folks with Acrobat and the fields appear blank until you click into them.

UPDATED 10/05/2011 – Now works with Acrobat X, Version 10.1.1 Fixed the error message popping up for each field.

UPDATED 1/28/2011 – The script has been updated to work with Acrobat X. Because the “Document” menu no longer exists, I move the script to load under the “Edit” menu.

UPDATED 3/18/2010 – There’s been some confusion about when to use this tool so I added some code to test if Mac Preview.app was the last application to save the PDF file. If not, the menu item will be greyed out.

UPDATED 3/17/2010 – I added some additional code to not add the menu item if the script is running in the Adobe Reader and to be greyed out if there are no form fields on the document.

UPDATED 2/18/2010 – I fixed the “An internal error occurred” bug. Give it another shot if you’ve had problems.