Free Acrobat Forums with Rick Borstein

By at 27 August, 2009, 2:36 pm


Thanks to my good friend Bryan Sims of The Connected Lawyer blog for pointing out that Rick Borstein from Adobe (and the author of Acrobat for Lawyers blog) will be conducting a series of 3 hour Acrobat Forums for Legal Professionals around the country in September and October 2009, starting with Chicago on September 15, 2009. If you’ve never been to one of Rick’s Acrobat sessions, you need to try and go as he is terrific at explaining how lawyers can use Acrobat in their practices.

According to the post information, the forum will run from 9 AM to 12:30 PM and will cover:

  • Assemble documents and correspondence in a single, well-organized PDF Portfolio, and even add multimedia and 3D images. All in a single PDF!
  • Learn how to export PDF documents to editable formats like Word and Excel
  • Take advantage of powerful document comparison tools to quickly detect changes between documents.
  • Transform static electronic forms into interactive forms with just a few clicks.
    • See how to collect data from forms
  • Deliver multimedia to anybody because the entire Acrobat product line— including Adobe Reader— can natively play Flash content.
  • Use Acrobat to apply passwords, set permissions, and permanently remove sensitive information— so you can feel confident your work is safe.
  • Learn how to securely redact documents to protect company or client secrets
  • Learn how to comment on PDF documents and collaborate with other reviewers. You’ll even see how to review video

In addition , they are evening throwing in a free "Full Breakfast Buffet" – wow, free food AND training!

In all seriousness, Acrobat can be used for many different purposes in all types of law practices by lawyers and their staff alike. You owe it to yourself to learn more about this product and what it can do in your legal practice.

Categories : Legal Software | Legal Technology | Non-Legal Software | Software

Hugh Tedder August 28, 2009

I have tried to link to the Connected Lawyer through your link and an article Jim Calloway had linking to it. My Antivirus (AVG) both times say the site was infected. Have you had any problems? Is there any way to contact him and tell him at least one antivirus program is blocking him?

Nerino Petro August 28, 2009

Hugh, I’m going to gues that you have AVG Surf-Shield active. What’s really annoying about this is that if you ask AVG for more information you get zip, zilch, nada. However, running The Connected Lawyer through the Google Safebrowsing site (check it out for yourself by clicking here ) which shows no infection. I’ve found the Surf-Shield to be more of a PITA then a help and have deactivated it.

Thanks for reading though.

Allison Krug August 4, 2010

Aloha – I am sorry to bother you – this is a stilly question but you might know how to do it. I am very annoyed at how stumped I am. I'm trying to create a fillable patient reg form for a medical practice. Very few practices offer this and it's a real service (this is how I found Rick Borstein's article on it). BUT the big question is how to auto-fill the person's name on subsequent pages of the form so they don't get filed with someone else's once printed? I cannot figure it out in formcalc or anything else. I have searched and searched. I feel really dumb. There must be an easy fix. Can you help? or put me in touch with Rick? I couldn't find an email address for him anywhere and no way to contact him through his acrolaw blog at adobe.
Thank you!

Brian Flood July 12, 2012

Just downloaded and installed flatten.js for my Adobe Acrobat 9.  Thank you VERY much for this
useful script and clear instructions.  Much appreciated!

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