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The MAX 2011 Scheduler is live

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Adobe MAX is the place where technology and artistry converge. If you are a designer, developer, or business decision-maker, join us for the year’s most exciting exchange of ideas and inspiration.

There’s a lot of great sessions covering Acrobat this year. This year Lori DeFurio turns over the reins for her popular lab “I Didn’t Know Acrobat Could Do That!” to Chris Converse and Patti Sokol, two MAX veterans that will have you leaving that lab actually saying “I Didn’t Know Acrobat Could Do That!”. These labs fill up fast so register for MAX and sign up early.

Acrobat X SDK is Released and Available for Download

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The Acrobat X Software Developer Kit (SDK) is a set of tools that help you develop software that interacts with Acrobat technology. The SDK contains header files, type libraries, simple utilities, sample code, and documentation.

Using the Acrobat SDK, you can develop software that integrates with Acrobat and Adobe Reader in several ways:

  • JavaScript — Write scripts, either in an individual PDF document or externally, to extend the functionality of Acrobat or Adobe Reader.
  • Plug-ins — Create plug-ins that are dynamically linked to and extend the functionality of Acrobat or Adobe Reader.
  • Interapplication Communication — Write a separate application process that uses interapplication communication (IAC) to control Acrobat functionality. DDE and OLE are supported on Microsoft® Windows®, and Apple events/AppleScript on Mac OS®. IAC is not available on UNIX®.

The Acrobat SDK provides support for development on both Windows and Apple Mac OS environments.

Read the full Acrobat X SDK Overview
Download the Acrobat X SDK

Announcing Acrobat X

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Earlier today Adobe Acrobat X was announced. There’s a lot of great new stuff in there for our plug-in developers, JavaScript gurus and especially the Flash community of designers and developers. Over the next few days, I’ll be posting detailed information to help you get ready for this major new release. My topics will include “What Developers Need to Know About Acrobat X”, “Creating Custom PDF Portfolio Themes for Adobe Acrobat X” and a series on “Developing PDF Portfolio Layouts for Acrobat X”. So stay tuned for some great new content.

The PDF Portfolio Exchange is Open on AcrobatUsers.com

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Whether you are a fan of assembling multiple files and formats into a
PDF Portfolio, or even if you haven’t yet tapped into this powerful
capability within Acrobat 9, the just-launched PDF Portfolio Exchange on AcrobatUsers.com offers you new opportunities to get more out of PDF Portfolios.

The PDF Portfolio Exchange provides an easy way to upload your
templates and layouts to share with others. And if you are looking for
guidance on how to create your first PDF Portfolio and to understand
the many benefits for you and your users, the Exchange offers free
downloadable templates
and tutorials to simplify the task.

Go to the PDF Portfolio Exchange on AcrobatUsers.com

New Experts Recruited at the AUC

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I wanted to take a moment to introduce 3 new people who’ve joined the Adobe Acrobat User Community’s Experts team at AcrobatUsers.com. If you’re not already a member, you should be, it’s free and probably the best and fastest way to get those difficult or obscure questions answered. I’ve found it extremely helpful myself… and I have access to the engineering team!

Calling all Flex Developers

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In case you haven’t heard, Adobe Acrobat 9 has an ActionScript API for PDF Portfolios.

Learn it and make yourself stand out from other Flex developers. The Adobe Acrobat PDF Portfolio Navigator Developer Contest may be your opportunity to get your work reviewed directly by some of the top brand agencies and RIA design firms in the world. In the process, you can also win some great prizes.

MAX 2010 Call for Speakers

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The Content Team at Adobe is looking for the most highly qualified speakers to present at MAX 2010.

The PDF Central Conference

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One of my co-Evangelists, Ali Hanyaloglu, will be presenting at the Acrobat and PDF Central Conference happening in Minneapolis September 22-24. The conference features an all-star cast from Adobe and the Acrobat community. Ali, Lisa Croft and Paul Gilbertson from Adobe and PDF gurus like Ted Padova, Duff Johnson, Angie Okamoto, Bob Connolly and Thom Parker will be there to present and meet with Acrobat users like yourselves.

Acrobat 9.1 SDK Update Released

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The Navigator SDK for PDF Portfolio Layouts is finally out of beta and is available for download. Samples, updated documentation and other resources are available in the Acrobat 9.1 SDK August 2009 update. You can get it by following the link below.

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The Acrobat 9.1 SDK documentation is here!

The Acrobat 9.1 SDK documentation is available in the Acrobat 9.1 SDK download. For offline use, you can download the SDK documentation to your local drive.