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Adobe Community Help Client – Advantages

How does CHC ensure that I always have the latest help content?
If you are online, CHC displays the online help content for the product, by default.
Whenever there is an update to the help content, a message appears when you are online asking you to download the latest help content. Adobe updates help content whenever there are significant updates that have to be communicated to users. There is no specified period for these updates. They are carried out on a need-basis.

How does CHC provide the best possible search experience?

  • Search provides you with results from both the local help system, and from other related sources on the internet. You must be online if you want links from other sources to be displayed.
  • You have the option to choose within the local help content only.
  • Filter results. For more information on the filtering options, see Mallika’s article at http://bit.ly/bWuLYc.

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How does CHC provide a seamless online-offline experience?

  • When you are online, CHC displays help content that is online.
  • When you are offline, CHC displays the local help content. If you have updated the help content, there is no difference in the information between the online and offline content.

What are the advantages of CHC search over Google search?
CHC searches from a list of links that are more selective. When you use CHC search, commercial sites are usually filtered, and only links that contain actual content, mostly free are displayed.

Downloading Adobe Community Help Client (CHC)

How do I download the community help client?
Currently, the community help client is available for a few of Adobe’s products. All products in Creative Suite 5 were shipped with the CHC.
If you have installed an Adobe product that supports CHC, you will be asked to download the help system when you press F1, or choose the option from the Help menu. Ensure that you are connected to the internet before accept the invitation to download help content. For the help system to work, you must be online the first time you download the content.
If you do not have an Adobe product that supports CHC installed on your computer, you can download CHC from http://www.adobe.com/support/chc/. Select a product from the list, and then install the client in two simple steps. You can choose to download help for other products after you have installed the CHC.

What happens when I download the help content?
When you download the help content, a copy of the help files is downloaded to your computer.

Adobe Community Help Client (CHC) – What is it?

What is Community Help Client, and how do I access it?
The community help client is a help system introduced with Adobe Creative Suite 5. The help system can be launched from the application using the Help menu, or by pressing F1.

What are the advantages of CHC over the conventional help systems?
The community help client aims to provide the best possible user experience to users searching for information on Adobe’s products.

The CHC aims to provide the following benefits to the user:

  • Latest content
  • Best search experience possible
  • Seamless online-offline experience
  • Download help for Adobe’s products that are not installed on the user’s computer
  • Help for multiple products in the same help system
  • Search results that contain links to sources other than the local help system
  • Allow users to contribute to, comment, and provide feedback on help content

Why is it called the community help client?
The term community implies a network of people that are actively involved with Adobe’s products. In accordance with Adobe’s initiative towards increasing user participation, the CHC helps provide a platform to Adobe’s users to share their experience, and contribute to help content. It also provides Adobe with the opportunity to hear feedback and improve help content based on user experience.
Users can use the commenting and rating features in the CHC to provide their feedback.

Adobe Captivate 5 (Windows and Mac) is here!

All ye Mac users, rejoice! Captivate 5 for Mac is here.

As for the Windows version of CS5, there are a host of exciting new features, and a greatly enhanced interface.

All that you want to know is in the following links.

http://www.adobe.com/products/captivate/

http://www.adobe.com/products/elearningsuite/

What’s new in Adobe Captivate 5

Adobe Captivate 5 for Mac

Getting Started in Adobe Captivate 5

What’s New in Adobe eLearning Suite 2

Adobe eLearning Suite 2 for Mac

Getting Started with Adobe eLearning Suite 2

All the good Tweets about Fireworks CS5, and the CS4 patch

People can’t stop loving the new releases!

On CS4 patch:
http://twitter.com/mkkov/status/13055742319
FWCS4 doesnt not crash or freeze anymore, so for now on i dont have any creative breaks & pauses.

http://twitter.com/vpeti/status/13055462874
@brucebowman cs4 seems to be smoother with the patch. Gonna push management to buy CS5 as soon as it becomes available. Great work!

http://twitter.com/relativesanity/status/13114625089
@brucebowman well done for shipping the CS4 updater (moments before) the CS5 demo!

http://twitter.com/imsoper/status/13110150358
@brucebowman thank you. Fw running much more smoothly now.

http://twitter.com/sringsmuth/status/13109248592
@brucebowman Thanks for the link to FWCS4 Updater! Quick and painless install. :)

http://twitter.com/deaxon/status/13072257343
@brucebowman Congrats on the update, huge improvement! :)

On Fireworks CS5:
http://twitter.com/geoffmeador/status/13134454672
@brucebowman Fireworks CS5 seems rock solid, so I’ve ordered my update. I still wish CS4 had been up to par during its time. #CreditWhereDue

http://twitter.com/colerise/status/13114214297
[warning: design-nerd content.] WOAH fireworks CS5 is snappy! [end nerd-out.] (thanks @brucebowman)

http://twitter.com/joomlapraise/status/13114089285
wow Fireworks CS5 just feels…fast!

http://twitter.com/allmarkedup/status/13137068774
Fireworks CS5 hasn’t crashed on me since I opened it this morning. Pigs are flying!

http://twitter.com/sushi/status/13121020697
Finally. Fireworks CS5 download. TO say I am excited would be a massive understatement. *pants*

http://twitter.com/dougneiner/status/13131086498
I have mixed feelings about CS5, though I imagine I will love it to death. Going to give Fireworks a try this time around too.

http://twitter.com/TheHedgehog/status/13133682762
Fireworks cs5 definitely faster than the CS4. I write this account of Cocoa. So far, I like …

http://twitter.com/mikegc/status/13130640752
Fireworks CS5 does a great job at importing PSD files, keeping it editable. Shame Photoshop CS4 can’t keep the PNG layers too!

http://twitter.com/elliottmunoz/status/13130496176
Bugginess from Fireworks CS4 is fixed in CS5. Crisp lines, tabbing in Flash toolbars. All fixed. Now to test when I’m not on the 8-core.

http://twitter.com/davidhbigelow/status/13126814390
Downloading CS5 — Yea I did the upgrade. Looking forward to getting back into Fireworks (Perfect blend of AI and PS)

http://twitter.com/mikegc/status/13128785849
Just got the trial for Fireworks CS5, really liking it after a quick play

http://twitter.com/davecoveney/status/13122697439
Wahey – looks like Fireworks CS5 has finally reached the standard it should have been at in 2007. Now to try before getting the cc out.

http://twitter.com/emergent_media/status/13118959865
Really enjoying Adobe’s Fireworks #CS5. Performance has been greatly improved & addition of Photoshop Live Effects is nice too!

http://twitter.com/studio865/status/13143365732
I’m excited about the new CS5 version of Fireworks. There, I said it. #Istilldontwanttousephotshop

http://twitter.com/erenemre/status/13142385148
First launch of Fireworks CS5. Took 4 minutes to see FW on activity monitor. Current status: http://cl.ly/ozu

http://twitter.com/myfavoritething/status/13149604093
testing #Fireworks CS5: fast and stable… I’m feeling wired! It doesn’t seems Fireworks anymore! :P

http://twitter.com/rogieking/status/13150666330
W00t, now compounding and combining shapes in Fireworks CS5 aren’t destructive! I’m diggin this tool.

http://twitter.com/bryanrieger/status/13142326679
@cyberdees type rendering and font support is *vastly* improved in Fireworks CS5!

http://twitter.com/MattSanders/status/13141752067
Ok… wow. Fireworks CS5 is responsive. I’m impressed. The properties and layers panels are quick and seamless. Well, done.

http://twitter.com/dalem/status/13140493589
Been using Fireworks CS5 all day, as much as it pains me to say it, not half bad! And now… the weekend!

http://twitter.com/cynomyso/status/13146595033
Early thoughts on CS5. Dreamweaver – meh. Fireworks – solid update.

http://twitter.com/jchristopher/status/13144544268
I’ve barely touched Fireworks CS5 today but yes, it does feel noticeably faster.

http://twitter.com/niccolofavari/status/13147043123
Well, this Fireworks CS5 sure feels snappier. Nice. Let me open Dreamweaver CS5 too…

On the future of Fireworks:
http://twitter.com/djteknokid/status/13005987008
Patiently waiting on Adobe CS5 release, especially Fireworks and Flash Catalyst. Pretty much banking my career on those two tools for UX dev

http://twitter.com/steveclarkcouk/status/12999234991
Fireworks indeed rocks!, Got know exposure on the CS5 launch, hope they dont drop it for photoshop – or I am fooked!

Getting started with Encore CS5

All the exciting new features of Encore CS5 are listed here.

http://www.adobe.com/products/premiere/encore/

For help on the new features in Encore CS5, check out http://help.adobe.com/en_US/encore/cs/using/WSCFD20E8B-A4B9-4d08-AF7F-97181FA96031a.html

I’ll be covering each feature in detail in the coming days.

Not just another Story

The help for Adobe Story (Beta) is now live!

For those who find it hard to figure why the world needs another screenplay writing software, here’s the answer. Adobe Story’s script to screen workflow ensures smooth transfer of metadata from your scripts to your movie clips to your DVDs. The metadata helps you reduce production time, increase efficiency, create engaging experiences, and cut costs. How wonderful is that!

For an in-depth understanding of how Story works, check out the following videos:

Accelerated Editing with Enhanced Speech Analysis in Premiere Pro CS5.

From Script to On Set Production with Adobe Story

For the next few months, you can use Adobe Story for free! I encourage every wordsmith to give it a shot. The best things in life sometimes do come for free.

A version 1.0 product is never easy, but it is remarkable what a small dedicated team can pull off when they put their heart, body, and soul into it. It is not every day that a writer gets to witness the birth of a product, pangs and all, and I consider myself very fortunate in this regard.

What a learning experience it has been! Starting with learning how to create a screenplay, to understanding the nuts and bolts of the software, to giving allowance to the software’s initial idiosyncracies, it has been one wonderful trip!

Hop on to the bandwagon people! You are not going to regret this ride.

The CS5 release fever – Pre order CS5

We cannot wait to tell you more about the release. For all of you waiting to be a part of the action, there’s plenty to munch on at Kevin’s blog.

To pre-order CS5, use the following links

NORTH AMERICA

Creative Suite
Pre-Order/ Buy Creative Suite 5

Master Collection
Pre-Order/ Buy Master Collection CS5

Design Premium
Pre-Order/ Buy Design Premium CS5

Production Premium
Pre-Order/ Buy Production Premium CS5

Web Premium
Pre-Order/ Buy Web Premium CS5

JAPAN
Pre-Order/ Buy CS5

EMEA
Pre-Order/ Buy CS5

CENTRAL EUROPE
Pre-Order/ Buy CS5

UK
Pre-Order/ Buy CS5

ITALY
Pre-Order/ Buy CS5

RUSSIA
Pre-Order/ Buy CS5

PORTUGAL
Pre-Order/ Buy CS5

SPAIN
Pre-Order/ Buy CS5

CANADA
Pre-Order/ Buy CS5

I am back!

My abstinence was dictated by matters both personal and professional, and now that I am back, I hope to be more regular with my updates. I will also reply to all comments that were posted during my absence. I beg your patience.

A small update – Nandini Gupta is now taking care of all matters related to Captivate. Do visit her blog (http://blogs.adobe.com/nandinigupta)

I have worked on quite a few products for the CS5 release. Going forward, I’ll be providing you with all the information on the CS5 products I have worked on.

I am also writing the user manual for Adobe Story. Any feedback you have on the documentation would be much appreciated.

Feel free to ask anything. I might not have all the answers, but I might just be sitting next to the person who can solve your problem.

The Adobe Reader survey

Take the Adobe Reader Survey and Influence Future Releases

The Adobe Reader Team would like to know what all of you want most in the next versions of Adobe Reader. Faster? Smaller? Easier to use? Feature additions? OK the way it is?

Please complete the following survey to contribute to the future of Adobe Reader:
Click Here to take the Adobe Reader Survey

The survey should take 5 minutes or less to complete. The survey will run until January 31, 2009.

Please ask your friends and colleagues to take the survey too.

Thanks!

Sincerely,
The Adobe Reader Product Development Team