Posts tagged "CS5"

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.

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

People can’t stop loving the new releases!

On CS4 patch:
FWCS4 doesnt not crash or freeze anymore, so for now on i dont have any creative breaks & pauses.
@brucebowman cs4 seems to be smoother with the patch. Gonna push management to buy CS5 as soon as it becomes available. Great work!
@brucebowman well done for shipping the CS4 updater (moments before) the CS5 demo!
@brucebowman thank you. Fw running much more smoothly now.
@brucebowman Thanks for the link to FWCS4 Updater! Quick and painless install. 🙂
@brucebowman Congrats on the update, huge improvement! 🙂

On Fireworks CS5:
@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
[warning: design-nerd content.] WOAH fireworks CS5 is snappy! [end nerd-out.] (thanks @brucebowman)
wow Fireworks CS5 just feels…fast!
Fireworks CS5 hasn’t crashed on me since I opened it this morning. Pigs are flying!
Finally. Fireworks CS5 download. TO say I am excited would be a massive understatement. *pants*
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.
Fireworks cs5 definitely faster than the CS4. I write this account of Cocoa. So far, I like …
Fireworks CS5 does a great job at importing PSD files, keeping it editable. Shame Photoshop CS4 can’t keep the PNG layers too!
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.
Downloading CS5 — Yea I did the upgrade. Looking forward to getting back into Fireworks (Perfect blend of AI and PS)
Just got the trial for Fireworks CS5, really liking it after a quick play
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.
Really enjoying Adobe’s Fireworks #CS5. Performance has been greatly improved & addition of Photoshop Live Effects is nice too!
I’m excited about the new CS5 version of Fireworks. There, I said it. #Istilldontwanttousephotshop
First launch of Fireworks CS5. Took 4 minutes to see FW on activity monitor. Current status:
testing #Fireworks CS5: fast and stable… I’m feeling wired! It doesn’t seems Fireworks anymore! 😛
W00t, now compounding and combining shapes in Fireworks CS5 aren’t destructive! I’m diggin this tool.
@cyberdees type rendering and font support is *vastly* improved in Fireworks CS5!
Ok… wow. Fireworks CS5 is responsive. I’m impressed. The properties and layers panels are quick and seamless. Well, done.
Been using Fireworks CS5 all day, as much as it pains me to say it, not half bad! And now… the weekend!
Early thoughts on CS5. Dreamweaver – meh. Fireworks – solid update.
I’ve barely touched Fireworks CS5 today but yes, it does feel noticeably faster.
Well, this Fireworks CS5 sure feels snappier. Nice. Let me open Dreamweaver CS5 too…

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

For help on the new features in Encore CS5, check out

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

Fireworks CS5, and the CS4 patch

The good news keeps pouring in. Users are mighty thrilled with Fireworks CS5 and the CS4 patch. The initial misgivings have now given way to a flood of compliments. Twitter is awash with all the good things Fireworks users have to say about the new releases.

The Adobe Fireworks CS4 patch fixes some of the big issues related to text and stability. The update can be downloaded from . The automatic update for the application from Adobe Update Manager (AUM) is coming shortly.

After applying the update, please ensure that the version screen now shows as

Here are the pages that will help you get started with Fireworks CS5.

Go ahead, check out the features! Let me know what you think of them.

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


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

Pre-Order/ Buy CS5

Pre-Order/ Buy CS5

Pre-Order/ Buy CS5

Pre-Order/ Buy CS5

Pre-Order/ Buy CS5

Pre-Order/ Buy CS5

Pre-Order/ Buy CS5

Pre-Order/ Buy CS5

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 (

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.