Adobe Acrobat 9: PDF Portfolio Exchange
When Adobe released Acrobat 9, I couldn’t stop toying with the amazing PDF Portfolio feature. In the initial release (Acrobat 9.0), there was a small set of pre-designed layout choices from which to choose. It was easy to customize the layout colors, so you could at least make your Portfolio look different than the out-of-the-box variety. If you kept current with Acrobat upgrades, you discovered one day that Adobe had slipped in several more layouts for you to use. (hint… stay current with upgrades.)
A new feature has been added to Adobe’s AcrobatUsers.com called PDF Portfolio Exchange. This new addition offers the opportunity to upload, download and share both PDF Portfolio templates and layouts. A template is a PDF Portfolio, predesigned, but not populated with your content. You simply download one, open it in Acrobat 9, and fill it with your files. A Portfolio Layout is a .nav file, and needs to be saved in a specific location in order to use in Acrobat. Directions are included on the site. The service is brand new and only gently populated with shared layouts and templates. Visit the service athttp://acrobatusers.com/pdf-exchange. Browse through and download any files that look interesting. If you have an existing PDF Portfolio that you think others might like the opportunity to use as a template for their work, consider submitting it for sharing with other Acrobat users.
If this is your first visit to AcrobatUsers.com, you may want to consider this valuable service as a resource for all things Acrobat. You don’t have to be a member to look at any content on the site. There are videos, tutorials, forums, and of course PDF Portfolio Templates. If you like what you see, you should consider becoming a member. Registration is free, and it allows you to attend regular eSeminars and ask questions in the forums.