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Acrobat Connect Professional - useful feature #1

October 22, 2006 ·

Anyone who has been part of an online meeting with an Adobe employee since the mid-September announcement of Acrobat Connect and Acrobat Connect Professional may have noticed that we're already running the new version of the product formerly known as Breeze. Visually, you may not see too many differences but there are a number of new features that make things easier for presenters and hosts, as well as attendees. I figured I'd start a series of short posts highlighting some of the features I'm finding very useful that are either new in this release or which I had never noticed before in the Breeze product. #1. The Note pod and the Chat pod both let you email the contents of the pod via the 'actions' popup (the cog in the bottom right of each pod). This is a great way to handle the minutes from your meetings because you can easily capture both the notes you took during the meeting as well as the entire discussion that took place. I noticed this during the cf.Objective() 2007 steering committee meeting this morning. Nice! Oh, yes, next year's cf.Objective() conference is being planned. As you can see from the site, the location and dates are fixed and the committee is figuring the budget and fee structure right now as well as nailing down the track and topic guidelines. Expect to see a call for speakers and topics within the next few weeks.

Tags: adobe · cfobjective · coldfusion · connect · saas

2 responses

  • 1 Raymond Camden // Oct 22, 2006 at 2:05 PM

    Hey Sean - is this ONLY for presenters or can attendees also email the text?
  • 2 Sean Corfield // Oct 22, 2006 at 2:19 PM

    It's actually only for the meeting host - presenters get the 'action' popup but it does not contain the option to email the content; attendees do not get the 'action' popup.

    Attendees (and presenters) can still click in the text in the pod (Note or Chat) and select all and then copy (and paste the text elsewhere). Of course a host can opt to clear the chat history (or the note pod) at any time so it really is down to the host to determine what information may or may not be preserved from the meeting.