Thursday, March 29, 2007

Acrobat 8 Family Grows UP

If that wasn't exciting enough for you yesterday.....let me tell you about the Acrobat Family. Adobe acrobat is something that has been around for a long time and a great way for users to move documents easily between platforms.

Last year at the Adobe Education Leaders Institute in San Jose I met up with fellow AEL Steve Adler (who knows just about anything there is to know about Acrobat) and he changed my thoughts on the use of Acrobat - especially in education. Whether you are looking at a way for your parent community to interact online with forms, investigating ways to deal with classroom assessment (especially video and audio) - Acrobat 8 can do all of that for you and more.

Earlier this year Steve took us through an online workshop for Acrobat 8 showing all the features but he especially focused on developing portfolios with Acrobat 8. It was extremely easy (good for teacher and student usability) and very interactive!

Last year I started working with Acrobat 3D.....Adobe partnered up with (our own New Zealand's) Right Hemisphere incorporating their 3D viewing technology with Acrobat. I met with the folks at Right Hemisphere earlier this year and was taken through a tour of the latest version of the Acrobat 3D Toolkit and all I have to say is "wow." Acrobat User Community has an "Ask the Expert" for Acrobat 3D - helps clarify the difference between Acrobat 3D and the other Acrobat versions.

If you are looking at investing in an acrobat full version and you work with any type of 3D....look at investing in the Acrobat 3D version. You won't be disappointed!

Other Links To Check Out:

Comparison chart for the Acrobat 8 family
Acrobat 8 Professional
Adobe Acrobat 3D
Adobe Acrobat 8 Standard
Adobe Acrobat 8 Elements
Helpers for teaching Adobe Acrobat 8
Adobe Acrobat User Community