When I worked at Adobe Systems I kept track of how the various Adobe products were used by and for elearning stakeholders. Students. producers, administrators, content managers. People have always assumed that the biggest Adobe product used in elearning is Flash. While the .swf format - Flash - continues to be a big deal for elearning, I have evidence that demonstrates that the most commonly used Adobe product in elearning is..... Acrobat. There is a lot of stuff that Acrobat can do that you wouldn't expect. Don't confuse Acrobat with Reader. This isn't just about reading a PDF. It's not like Microsoft Word, either. I'm not pitching product...I'm just saying. If you need to package and distribute digital content this might be something you want to know about.
This is my public service announcement for the weekend: I am happy to share this note from my former co-worker and friend Sally Cox, regarding an upcoming meeting of the Acrobat Users Group in San Jose, CA, at Adobe. I am a member of this group. Here is the note from Sally:
"Hello! I'm Sally Cox. My colleague, Steve Dolan and I run the Adobe Creative Suite User Group of San Jose.
"Want to invite all of you to a free event:
"On Tuesday, March 2, our Adobe User Group will present "Unlocking the Power of Acrobat" at Adobe's San Jose headquarters. The meeting will run from 6:00-8:30 pm. (PACIFIC TIME) Raffle prizes and snacks for those in attendance, but we will also broadcast online, if you are unable to attend. To learn more, click here."