Adobe

Quick Tweets, Big Prize!

An opportunity for you to win the full license copy of Adobe Technical Communication Suite 2.5!

Here’s how:

  1. Log on to your Twitter account (if you don’t have one, create one in a jiffy, and it’s free).
  2. Send prize-worthy tweets with hashtags #tcscontest #stcindia:
  • Best practices for FrameMaker 9, RoboHelp 8, and TCS 2.x
  • Top reasons to buy or upgrade to FrameMaker 9, RoboHelp 8, and TCS 2.x

The contest closes at 4 PM on November 12, 2010. Keep tweeting till then.

What/who is prize-worthy:

  • The best tweet – Decided by judges at Adobe
  • Most popular tweet – The most retweeted best practice or buy/upgrade reason
  • Most prolific tweeter – The person with the maximum number of valid tweets

The results will be announced at the STC-India conference in New Delhi on 13 Nov, and the prizes will be awarded to the winner(s) by Naresh Gupta, MD, Adobe India.

You can always contact me @vikrantrai

Making the most of PDF Forms

STC India Chapter’s Annual conference in New Delhi just concluded.

Samartha and I conducted a workshop on Acrobat forms. We discussed and demonstrated the power of Acrobat forms, and the basics of designing forms using the Acrobat  Forms editor and LiveCycle Designer that ships with Acrobat Pro.

The presentation is uploaded on on SlideShare.

Actions wizard replaces Batch scripts in Acrobat X

Where did Batch scripts go? Nowhere, they now have a new avatar: Actions Wizard.

You might be looking for batch scripts in Acrobat X, and didn’t find it. Fear not, the functionality has not been removed. Acrobat X replaces Batch Scripts with the Actions Wizards. You can do almost everything you did with batch scripts, now without writing any code!

Action Wizards make it easier for you to to automate actions, and even easier for you and other users to run them.

See this episode on Adobe TV and rest assured.

Lori reviews how to create and use guided Actions to automate routine, multistep tasks

Update: Thom Parker has written an excellent article on Acrobat X actions. You can see it here: