If you were not able to make it to MAX 2009 this year or were at MAX and missed some of the Acrobat sessions, here’s your chance to catch up. The Acrobat specific presentations have been posted to Adobe TV. The following is a list of the ones that I organized and a few others that I highly recommend watching.
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Ian Campbell: ICCS
Ian has been consulting and training on Acrobat for over 10 years now, and is an Adobe Certified Expert living in London, England. He regularly trains companies and public bodies throughout the United Kingdom and Europe in a number of Adobe products, but counts Acrobat as his all-time favorite. As part of his work for Adobe Systems Europe he has devised and presented Acrobat launch tours, helped co-ordinate partner websites, written the occasional publication – and delivered more eSeminars via Connect Pro than he can remember.
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 acrobatusers.com, 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, www.pdfscripting.com, 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.
Donna Baker: Baker Communications
Donna is a freelance graphic designer, and author of a couple dozen books about design software, and Web design. About half of the books she’s written are on Adobe Acrobat. Donna has also written a monthly article for Acrobatusers.com since the early days of the site. In the last year or so, she’s started to narrow her focus to all things Acrobat. She’s an Adobe Community Expert, an Adobe Certified Expert, and in her spare time she’s one of the online Adobe Acrobat Help system moderators.
Acrobat Rocks! – Literally
Harry Hemus: Dividi Projects
is based in the UK and has created some incredible PDF documents, all which started life as either Photoshop or InDesign documents. He’s the guy who created the rich PDF that was created for
David Gilmour (of Pink Floyd fame) to share a live performance of “A Great Day for Freedom” with his fans. Harry founded Dividi Projects which creates interactive, rich-media PDF documents, e-brochures, and presentations for corporations and organizations. The company began by delivering projects on DVD, but after investing in a range of Adobe solutions, he quickly discovered that he could improve how clients deploy their marketing and communications projects using Adobe Acrobat software.
Grab yourself a cup of coffee and get settled in for a long post. I’ve got a lot of new for you with this one.
To start with, the MAX 2009 Session Catalog and Scheduler has launched. With that, I’m also starting a series of profiles about the speakers that I’ve arranged to deliver some fantastic content for you. Look for new profiles every day for a week or so. If you already know about the scheduler, jump to the first profile on Lori DeFurio – otherwise, keep reading.