Acrobat.com Presentations Text Powered by TLF

Adobe just released a preview of Acrobat.com Presentations, a new online service that lets people easily create and collaborate on presentations. The Text Layout Framework is used for all the text objects in the slides. Here is what Norman Stratton of the Presentations team had to say about his experience with TLF:

“The Text Layout Framework saved me a boat load of time and allowed for features I wouldn’t have had time to write using the older text technology. I started writing the text objects using regular TextArea and switched to the Text Layout Framework as soon as it was stable enough, and I could get consensus to switch to Player 10. Switching to the Text Layout Framework let me get rid of over half my old code and made text support much more stable. I can only imagine what I would have had to do to get the same functionality the old way (and I try not to think of it).”

Be sure to check out the preview on Adobe Labs: http://labs.adobe.com/technologies/presentations

2 Responses to Acrobat.com Presentations Text Powered by TLF

  1. How does TLF enhance usability? Does is make better reflow, kerning, fonts..? Or is this an entirely under-the-hood performance/stability improvement?

  2. separ8 says:

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