What? You’ve never thought about the fun you can have with a PDF or Acrobat?
1. PDF Portfolios: What is a PDF Portfolio? PDF Portfolios allow you to combine a wide range of file types into a polished, organized package. You can apply professionally designed layouts, visual themes, and color palettes and the portfolio can be easily branded to your agency by adding your logos and colors. The finished PDF can be shared with anyone, just like a traditional PDF! And new portfolio accessibility features are added in Acrobat X
2. Rich Media: Huh? You can incorporate video, audio, Flash, and other types of interactive experiences directly into a PDF? YEP! Quickly bring ideas to life through rich, interactive documents. Insert your interactive media into a PDF and deliver seamless playback to anyone who uses Adobe Reader X or Reader 9.
3. Digital Signatures: Using digital signature in government is on the rise! Add integrity, authenticity and authoritativeness to your documents. Digitally sign PDF documents, or add document timestamps. Add certified digital signatures to help recipients validate document authenticity and integrity.
4. Integration with Microsoft Sharepoint: Ok, this is a NEW capability that I’m VERY excited about for our government customers. With Acrobat X, you will be able to work seamlessly with PDF files in Microsoft SharePoint! Check this out. You will be able to access SharePoint from any Acrobat Open or Save dialog box, open PDF files from SharePoint for viewing and check them out for editing, and then check them back in! How cool is that? (Sorry Mac users, this only works for the Windows folks out there.)
5. Action Wizards: So, this is another new capability found in Acrobat X. But give this some thought, especially with regards to your productivity. You can now automate routine, multistep tasks into a guided Action. Create, manage, execute, and share a sequence of frequently used steps that can be applied to a single PDF or batches of files. Two accessibility Actions come with the product, and actions can be shared. Create your own actions and share them with others. I have so many ideas how to use this in my daily work life!
So, there are my ideas. If you need additional guidance on using these capabilities, check out the Acrobat X Features page at Adobe…and keep the conversation going in our Adobe for Gov Group here on GovLoop.