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Acrobat X usages – Why Adobe Acrobat, Features, Sharing, Security, and Processing (TC)

Acrobat X usages – Why Adobe Acrobat, Features, Sharing, Security, and Processing (TC)


All about Security – Concept of ISMS, Document Usage and Protection (TC)

All about Security – Concept of ISMS, Document Usage and Protection.

A 3-hour seminar (Traditional Chinese) for Government users.
Telling the fundamental concepts about ISMS, Risk, PDCA, Document consolidation, Protection (Password, Signature, Watermark, Redaction, Batching, and Online auditing).


Acrobat X – Paperless, Secure, Dynamic & Cloud (TC)

We will have User seminar of Acrobat X on next week.

Here are some amazing elements of this great product …  but it’s in Traditional Chinese only.

Part 1 (Download) – Document platform on next generation

Paperless – New OCR engine to support better and smaller output, High quality of Office conversion, Filtering comments, e-Form, and e-Signature.

Secure – by Encryption, Watermark, and Redaction.

Operation – by Action (Compliance but can reserve flexibility), and Large volume deployment.

Part 2 (Download) – Document on Cloud

Professional – Xuan’s Portfolio (Before and After), and Reader X on devices.

Efficiency – by Merging documents with single click for both manageable and unmanageable sources.
(Manageable sources: Scan, Office, PDF, Images, DWG)
(Unmanageable sources: Scan, Email, Clipboard, Web)

Dynamic – by New designed e-Portfolio, and Version control with SharePoint integration. – Adobe SendNow (sending and receipting of 100-MB large files), Document Services (5-GB free storage and Flash fast preview), Adobe e-Signatures, Adobe ConnectNow and extensible to Connect 8 and Connect Mobile.

Digital Publishing – from Static PDF, Interactive content, Device to Cross media. This covers 10 year roadmap of Adobe.

RIA – Reform the document DNA (Dynamic security control, Personalized report, RIA control the content flow), LiveCycle, and RIA on certified devices (Flash Player 10.1, AIR 2.5)

Silent installation of latest Patch to existing Acrobat 9 (TC) – Part 2

This is the part 2 of the last installation guide (Traditional Chinese).
Here we want to update patches of Acrobat 9.

Installation guide of Acrobat Patch

The following is the description in Chinese.
上一篇文章提到的都是新安裝,包含 Acrobat 9 + Patch,以及 Flash Player 10.1
而這一篇則提到針對既有的 Acrobat 9,如何更新 Patch 內容。

Silent installation guides of lastest Acrobat 9 with Patch and Flash Player (TC)

Here are the Silent installation guides (Traditonal Chinese) for you to install
(1) Acrobat 9 with Patch
(2) Latest Flash Player

Acrobat and Patch Slient Install
Flash Player Patch Slient Install

The following is the information in Chinese。

如何以背景安裝方式,來安裝 Acrobat 及 Flash Player?

(1) 配合派送程式,同時安裝 Acrobat 以及 patch 更新檔。
(2) 配合派送程式,安裝最新版的 Flash Player。

eGov – Briefing of Document Archive and Security Practice (TC)

A general briefing (Traditional Chinese) of document archive and security practice in eGovernment.


5 major issues:
1. Document is portable?
2. Digital Signature is easy to use?
3. Official document / Form is easy to design?
4. How to Review? (Distributed or Centralized)
5. Content is Confidential / Sensitive?

A step-by-step tutorial of PDF form submission without any coding (EN) – using REST and Reader Extensions ES2

I wrote a step-by-step tutorial (English) of PDF form submission without any coding
– using REST and Reader Extensions ES2

What’s my purpose?

  • Imagine you have designed a PDF form using LiveCycle Designer. It’s quite easy even you are non-technical background.
  • Without any coding, the only easier way for submitting this form is using Email. (e.g. mailto://someone@email_address)
  • However, if you consider a large group of users and a centralized organization, you will prefer to submitting to a HTTP URL instead. (e.g. http://somewhere@url_address)
  • But how can you do that? For example, It can be retrieved by “multipart/form-data” of the submitted data. Or writing a server-side code to handle the HTTP request and response.
  • Here is the problem. Many users may don’t know how to implement. Even they’ve got the sample server code, they still don’t know how to handle and maintain it. This becomes a barrier in fast adaption.
  • So I want to find a solution to support the non-coding integration.


  • Without any coding.
  • Minimize the learning curve to start our usage – only Designer and Workbench. It integrates front end, receiver, and processing services.
  • Simple design concept – Drag & drop and Properties setting.
  • Powerful tools.
  • Form fields – Text, image, date, digital signature, button, paper barcode (1D, 2D), …
  • Data connection (XML Schema, Web services, database, Adobe data model).
  • Dynamic fields, Reusable form fragments, Validation, Action Builder.
  • Version control (History), Process debug by Record and Playback.
  • Endpoints (web services, API, email, watched folder, flex remoting).
  • Wow. Is that wonderful ?

How To
– For PDF form, we design it by LiveCycle Designer ES2.

  • Besides the form fields, we place a submit button.
  • It submits to the REST URL of LiveCycle process.

– For LiveCycle, we design a related process using Workbench ES2.

  • Receive a PDF form as Input (default startpoint – REST).
  • Extract the XML data (exportData operation).
  • Save the XML to server (writeXML operation).
  • Modify the XML data (Set Value service).
  • Insert it back to the input PDF form and return it to user (importData operation).
  • Note: I use the same PDF form as output is just for simplicity only. You can assign the output PDF for welcome letter, task record or report.

– Expected result:

  • When an user submitted a PDF form to LiveCycle server, the system will save the extracted XML data. Then it modifies some fields and return a PDF back to the user.

Acrobat e-Portfolio in Education (TC)

A material (Traditional Chinese) of Educational e-Portfolio by Acrobat.
Including activities, references, applications, and resources.


Adobe PDF in e-Government 2009 (TC)

Last quarter I hosted a seminar for government (Traditional Chinese).


It showed some key issues of document.
1. Ubiquitous of Adobe PDF
2. Three topics in Document management
– Archiving standard in Taiwan, Hong Kong, China, Europe, and Dubai.
– Automation (by PDF portfolio or LiveCycle): Merge, OCR, Header/Footer, Watermark, Encryption
– e-Form in US, Australia and local
3. Digital Signature – Dilemma in local. Successful usages in budget, court, FDA, and e-ID
4. Collaboration in India and e-Japan
5. Security / Privacy protection

Critical issues in Information Sharing (TC)

Here’s a material (Traditional Chinese) for discussing why we need Acrobat.
Download file

(1) Green IT Growth
(a) Long time archiving
(b) Paper at 1962 vs. e-Document at 2008 (unexpected file structure, outdated or incorrect specifications)

(2) Information Security
(a) P2P causes confidential information leaks
(b) Redaction w/o Acrobat

(3) Can software save the world?
(b) Ubiquitous Access, Data Management, Information Visualization and Multimedia, Simulation, Virtual Social Networking and Collaboration, Anonymity, eCommerce

(4) Acrobat – not a converter only
(a) Native flash support, PDF Portfolio, Email data management, OCR and Vectorized, Native CAD support, e-Learning authoring

(5) Collaborative Review
(a) The nightmare of endless plug-in
(b) Review by Acrobat and Reader

(6) Usage
(a) Green PDF
(b) US gov, HK gov, US man, TW man

(7) Appendix