We’ve just pushed live another exciting update to Adobe Story. This release takes collaborative script authoring to the next level. Coauthors and reviewers can now insert sticky notes into a script. They can also drag a sticky note to any location within the script. Cool, isn’t it?
We’ve also added numerous other features to simplify and streamline your workflows:
The Sync Schedule dialog now lists changes only for the properties that you’ve chosen to view.
You can edit tags that you created.
You can export the resource conflict results between two schedules as HTML (.htm). You can then open the exported results in word processing tools, such as Microsoft Word.
User interactions for several dialog boxes have been simplified:
Manage Scene Numbers
Manage Dialog Numbers
Manage Camera Shot Numbers
Manage Scene Durations
You can export project data (lists, scene properties, and schedules) as XML.
While working with schedules, you can choose a font size—small, medium, or large.
Layout improvements while printing schedules.
You can choose whether you want to display Revision Start Date or Last Modified Date in the header and footer for production revisions.
You can see a list of users with whom a project is shared. Invitees who haven’t yet accepted a share request are listed as well.
When you click the word count in the status bar, you can view the dialog word count in the current script.
Several critical bugs have been fixed in this release.
Adobe has just released Cloud Manager 1.1, an enhanced version of the SaaS offering that enables reduced time and costs for provisioning, managing, and metering Web Experience Management (WEM) solutions for digital marketing initiatives. This new version rolls out the following major enhancements:
Rackspace support: In addition to Amazon EC2, Cloud Manager 1.1 now supports Rackspace Cloud Hosting.
Enhanced cloud deletion: You can now delete CQ clouds even if they have online backups. You can also remove failed or inconsistent clouds from the Clouds dashboard.
LiveCycle ES3 contains the document and data services capabilities, including electronic forms and business processes, which were formerly part of the Adobe Digital Enterprise Platform (ADEP), a brand that is being retired.
The new LiveCycle ES3 release incorporates:
Document services capabilities available with ADEP and the recent ADEP Document Services service pack 1
LiveCycle Data Services 4.6.1
Updates to LiveCycle Connectors for Microsoft® SharePoint® and IBM® FileNet
LiveCycle offers a number of components that help extend the value of existing back-end systems by better engaging users, streamlining processes, managing correspondence, and strengthening security. These components are:
Modules: Reader Extensions, Forms, Output, Digital Signatures, Rights Management, Process Management, PDF Generation
Tools: Workbench, Designer
Solutions: Correspondence Management
ECM Connectors: SharePoint, IBM Filenet, Documentum, IBM CM
Advanced Offerings: Data Services
The FAQ capturing more details about LiveCycle ES3 and ADEP is here.
Adobe has just released LeanPrint, an enterprise-class, software-only printing solution that dramatically reduces printing costs by using an innovative method to redo the layout of documents while printing from popular applications and browsers.
Adobe LeanPrint also lets you track print jobs and costs, and analyze paper and toner savings arising from LeanPrint usage at the document, user, and organization levels.
Adobe LeanPrint is printing software that reduces costs by implementing patent-pending technologies from Adobe that automatically fine-tune formatting, colors and layout regardless of the printing device — inkjet or laser, personal or networked printer. LeanPrint provides plug-ins to common desktop applications such as Adobe Acrobat®, Adobe Reader®, Microsoft® Excel®, Microsoft Word and common browsers that typically account for the majority of printing in the enterprise and home. LeanPrint allows final output to be shown before the user sends the document to the printer ensuring visual assurance of a streamlined execution.
While other solutions aim to reduce the environmental impact by setting printing quotas or routing to a specific printer, LeanPrint takes a different approach by using less pages in Super Saver mode and providing a Toner Saver option to create smarter, less toner-heavy prints. With LeanPrint software, customers can easily choose settings to obtain a clear picture of the savings for each print job within the print preview and quantify the amount of paper and toner being used. With My Savings, savings achieved over days, months and years from within LeanPrint can be conveniently monitored and tracked, providing an incentive to save.
If you haven’t caught the news already, LiveCycle ES2 is out! This is a major release of the software suite that enables enterprises to improve productivity through intuitive applications and efficient processes. I spent the better part of my time over the past eight months documenting it.
LiveCycle ES2 now integrates more tightly with the Flash Platform and PDF technologies. This enables enterprise developers to create user-centric applications that contrast with the more traditional, unwieldy system-centric applications users have had to tolerate. New Adobe application modeling technology brings higher productivity to Adobe® Flex® and LiveCycle developers and allows them to more efficiently write applications by reducing the amount of code and simplifying data and service integration. Also, a new LiveCycle ES2 plug-in for Adobe® Flash® Builder™ 4 beta lets developers more seamlessly embed LiveCycle ES2 technologies into any Flex based application. Furthermore, the new Adobe® LiveCycle® Collaboration Service (formerly Adobe Flash Collaboration Service), a hosted service, provides developers and enterprises with a scalable solution to easily build real-time, multi-user collaboration into existing or new RIAs. The powerful and flexible framework accelerates the development and deployment of user-centric applications by enterprise developers.
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