7 PDF Tools for eLearning Professionals

DigitalChalk eLearning

Sometimes your online course PDF files can get a bit out of hand. Instead of wasting your time and resources on unsuccessful PDF editing, check out these great PDF tools. These tools can help you easily modify, convert, or view any PDF file. Adobe Reader XI is a free , trusted tool for reliably viewing, printing, and annotating PDF documents. While installed as a virtual print driver, you can convert any printable document or image to PDF format.

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How to Develop Interactive Marketing Collateral (PDF) Using Adobe Acrobat Pro

CommLab India

Most of the marketing collateral sales people use on-field is in the Portable Document Format (PDF) documents. Here I would like to share how to create single select and multiple select interactivities in a PDF document using Adobe Acrobat Pro. Click the Create dropdown menu and select the PDF Form or Online Form button. In PDF ribbon, you can find icons such as text field, checkbox, single select, radio buttons, etc.

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Adobe RoboHelp 2015: New Book Now Shipping

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

Adobe RoboHelp 2015: The Essentials.   We are proud to announce that our "Adobe RoboHelp 2015: The Essentials" workbook is now shipping.   "Adobe RoboHelp 2015: The Essentials" is a self-paced, step-by-step workbook that will teach you the essential skills needed to create and deliver user assistance (Help systems, policies and procedures, and knowledgebases). Adobe RoboHelp Adobe's Technical Communication Suite

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Review: Adobe Spark


Adobe Spark is an online and mobile design app. We decided to review Adobe Spark and see just what it can do. Using Adobe Spark. Adobe Spark combines three design apps, Spark Page, Spark Post, and Spark Video. The finished product looks super professional and you need no coding or design expertise at all! With Adobe Spark it’s easy to invite colleagues to contribute to your projects. Adobe Spark review: Conclusions.

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Articulate Implements Subscription Pricing for Their Products


They have made some big changes in their products by introducing the new Articulate 360. First, let me clarify: Storyline still looks to be their flagship product, going under the moniker “Storyline 360” It looks to have been updated with some new features as well. But they have added a new solution to the product-line, called Rise. As is typical with Articulate they have many products for accomplishing different elearning and training related tasks.

Adobe Captivate 6: Delivering Standalone eLearning Lessons

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

The client informed the developer that he could not open the email attachment since he didn't own Adobe Captivate. I asked the developer what he had sent to the client, and was told that he had emailed an Captivate production file (the cptx file). In addition to the web browser, the learner must have the free Adobe Flash Player on the computer to view the SWF. Because the PDF does not depend on other published assets, the PDF is a wonderful standalone option.

Adobe RoboHelp 2015: New Skills & Drills Workbook Now Shipping

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

We are proud to announce that our "Adobe RoboHelp 2105: The Essentials" workbook is now shipping.   "Adobe RoboHelp 2015: The Essentials" is a self-paced, step-by-step workbook that will teach you the essential skills needed to create and deliver user assistance (Help systems, policies and procedures, and knowledgebases).  Improve your production efficiency by learning about cascading style sheets, variables, snippets, and master pages.


Leveraging Acrobat DC and Captivate 2017 to Enhance Self-directed Learning Opportunities

Adobe Captivate

The challenge was to develop a guided interactive course that could be used in conjunction with anatomical simulators under the following conditions: Product must be device agnostic. After some research and a great deal of thought a decision was made to develop an interactive PDF using Adobe Acrobat DC and Captivate, and to create a supplemental iBook to address the shortcomings in Acrobat DC reader for Apple mobile devices. Product Development. PDF Design.

LMS Review: Adobe Captivate Prime

Talented Learning

Somehow I made it through more than 3 years without reviewing Adobe Captivate Prime LMS. Recently, several clients asked me about it by name, so I headed to the Adobe website for a first-hand look. I am already a limited member of the Adobe community — I rely on the Adobe Sign service to digitally sign PDFs and use Adobe Stock for my photos and graphics. Strengths of Adobe Captivate Prime include: Free trial. Adobe Captivate Prime Vitals.

Adobe Builds Rome in a Day

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

According to Dove, "This product lets users produce printed, electronic, and Web-based documents featuring integrated graphics, photos, text, video, audio, animation, and interactivity. The cross-platform application is available both as an Adobe AIR desktop program and as a browser-based Web service. Project Rome offers output in formats such as PDF, SWF, JPG, PNG, SVG, or FXG or Web files for either an Adobe or third-party-hosted Website."

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Free eLearning Development Calculator… Quickly Determine Your LOE

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

One of the most common questions we hear during our live, online classes is how long does it typically take to create eLearning using Adobe Captivate. The answer is dependent upon several factors, beginning with how long a lesson or course is expected to run (in minutes), your comfort-level using Adobe Captivate, access to resources, and the amount of support available to you. Click here to download the Adobe Captivate Production Calculator for FREE!

How to use an LMS for product training


You may currently run product training in person or through webinars, however, if you want to scale your product training efforts you’ll need to use an LMS. Without an LMS, managing product training can become a real challenge, especially at scale. Here’s how using an LMS to deliver product training can result in the successful launch of your new product and effectively scale a growing part of your business. Product training. increased product adoption.

SCORM – Articulate Storyline and Adobe Captivate


Mindflash has recently started supporting SCORM content from Articulate Storyline and Adobe Captivate. It became clear after talking to customers, and prospects that Articulate’s Storyline and Adobe’s Captivate products were the most popular creation tools. We realized we would want to continue to provide support for our most popular files types like PowerPoint and PDF and be able to have that content work side-by-side with the new SCORM files.


Adobe eLearning Suite Announced

Steve Howard

Adobe , Captivate , ELS , eLearning Suite , Device Central. Adobe has released the eagerly-awaited eLearning Suite. Offering seven innovative applications in one complete, integrated package, Adobe eLearning Suite combines full new versions of: Adobe Captivate® 4 Go beyond screen capture to author rich eLearning experiences. Adobe Flash® CS4 Professional with Learning Interactions Create and deliver rich interactive content. Adobe Captivate 4.

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New Features in Adobe Captivate 4

Steve Howard

Tridib Roy Chowdhury has posted an extensive list of Adobe Captivate 4 new features to The Adobe Captivate Blog. Productivity, Richness, and Robustness. Adobe Photoshop layer support- Preserve layers in imported Adobe® Photoshop® (PSD) files. expanded output options- publish to a PDF as well as AVI. Adobe® ActionScript® 3.0 Posted in Adobe, Captivate, eLearning. Adobe Captivate eLearning

Acrobat: Berry Cool!

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

What if the File is a PDF? It never occurred to me to see what the Blackberry would do with a PDF email attachment until I saw the commercial mentioned above. Time for the grand experiment: I emailed a PDF file to myself. by David R.

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Adobe shows off Captivate 4 and the Adobe eLearning Suite

Steve Howard

At the Adobe Learning Summit in San Jose, November 10th, Adobe showed several exciting new features from the next version of Captivate and from the up-coming eLearning Suite. Adobe Captivate ‘Next’ I have been beta testing Captivate 4 for several months, so I was pleased to be invited by Adobe to the Adobe Learning Summit in San Jose on Monday 10th November. Adobe Captivate 4 addresses this in a wonderful way.

10+ Hacks with Captivate & the Creative Cloud | Introduction

Adobe Captivate

I just wanted to introduce myself to the Adobe eLearning Community, I plan to create a new Blog with training videos teaching and showing. I want to start with 10+ reasons you should be using the Adobe Creative Cloud. to enhance your projects , increase productivity , and speed up your workflow ! Adobe Certified Instructor and an Adobe Community Professional. Are you be interested in learning about Captivate & the Adobe Creative Cloud? Hello Everyone!

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Adobe/Bersin Overview of the eLearning Industry

Learning Visions

Tuesday, May 22, 2007 Adobe/Bersin Overview of the eLearning Industry I listened in this afternoon to the Adobe seminar: Overview of the eLearning Industry. Overview of the eLearning Industry The evolving state of the industry Host: Ellen Wagner, Adobe Guest Speaker: Chris Howard, Principal Analyst at Bersin Associates (research and advisory firm in corporate training and performance management) Research done by Bersin in the last several months.

BuzzWord: Adobe’s online word processor

Saffron Interactive

A couple of years ago Adobe acquired an online word processor called BuzzWord from a company called Virtual Ubiquity in order to further enhance their collection of online applications. The web-based word processor was built using the Flex framework which is part of the Adobe product line and targeted at creating rich internet applications (RIAs) that can be deployed to the web or desktop through the Flash and AIR runtime environments.

Acrobat 9: Lost? Bang - ZOOM!

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

Here they are: The next time you find yourself lost on a PDF page due to a 'zoom mishap,' don't panic. I talk about them and other productivity boosting techniques in my online Acrobat classes. Tags: Acrobat Adobe's Technical Communication Suite by David R.

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Acrobat: X-citing News!

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

Mankin     There's something exciting in the Adobe world, and it's about to hit the shelves of your favorite software store. Adobe recently announced the pending release of the Acrobat X family of software.   PDF Portfolios are more usable, beautiful, and cooler, if you can image that! Reader X will be free, of course, and there will be three other Acrobat X products for sale: Acrobat X Standard, Acrobat X Pro and Acrobat X Suite.

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Digital Rights Management for Education Content Providers


Adobe DRM: Adobe DRM solutions protect EPUB and PDF files from unauthorized viewing and allows readers to manage their digital rights-protected eBooks on the Macintosh and PC platforms, as well as on supported mobile reading devices.

Acrobat 9: Pan & Zoom

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

Mankin     Many Acrobat users also work with some of Adobe's other amazing products. For example, I use Adobe Photoshop and Acrobat nearly every day. And if that wasn't enough, of course David is an Adobe-certified expert in Adobe Acrobat.

Acrobat 9: White? Maybe!

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

Are you curious how your PDF file will look on paper? With your PDF file open, choose Advanced > Print Production > Output Preview. And if that wasn't enough, of course David is an Adobe-certified expert in Adobe Acrobat. by David R. Mankin.

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Digital Rights Management for Education Content Providers


Adobe DRM: Adobe DRM solutions protect EPUB and PDF files from unauthorized viewing and allows readers to manage their digital rights-protected eBooks on the Macintosh and PC platforms, as well as on supported mobile reading devices. Lizard Safeguard: Providing total document security, it enables publishers to control access to and use of PDF documents. To learn more about our products & services, visit us at [link].

8 eBook Conversion Tools Compatible with Multiple Formats


Files stored on local drives in PDF or text formats could be lost if the system crashes. Cost of production is significantly lower than publishing printed books. Here are some popular reading devices and the eBook file formats that they support: Barnes and Noble’s Nook – ePUB and PDF. Kobo – ePUB, PDF, TXT, HTML, RTF, MOBI, CBR, CBZ. iBooks – ePUB and PDF. Inkbook – ePUB, PDF, TXT, HTML, RTF, MOBI, CHM, DOC, FB2.

Adobe Presenter 7 still a Breeze to use

Clive on Learning

I've got the new Adobe Presenter 7 on a month's trial and have spent the past hour giving it a thorough working over. Output is as a bundle of web files or as one of the latest generation of PDF files. All in all, I'd have to say that I had no trouble at all in using this product and never had to resort to the help files.

Job Aids – What you should know

Adobe Captivate

A Job Aid in the Adobe Captivate Prime LMS is any kind of content, such as a document /excel sheet/ video, that helps a user do their job/ complete a task. For example, a customer service executive dealing with product returns or exchanges on an online portal, could use a video tutorial to understand the steps required to fulfill a return request. Supported formats include: PDF. To learn more about the process of creating a Job Aid, visit the Adobe Helpx section on Job Aids.

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Best eLearning Resources of 2014

eLearning Brothers

If you happened to meet with us personally at an eLearning Conferences this year, you know that we released tons of great eLearning products in 2014: eLearning Stock. Download Adobe Captivate Example Courses. 3 Productivity Tips for Naming Files in Lectora. What’s New with Adobe Captivate 8? How to Embed a PDF Viewer in Articulate Storyline. Free Adobe Captivate 8 Template Scenario. We can’t believe 2014 is coming to a close.

7 Best eBook Converters for Bulk Conversion


In an effort to keep up with this ongoing trend, a large number of publishers are streamlining their production by converting their publications into digital books or eBooks. Kitaboo allows you to convert your PDF documents into ePUB3 and Mobi/KF8 eBooks with various interactive features such as video links, external hyperlinks, audio files and more. Automated PDF to ePUB conversion. Converts multiple file-formats including ePUB, FB2, AZW3, MOBI, PDF, and more.

5 keys for Section 508 Compliance and Web Accessibility

Web Courseworks

Most private companies still want to make a good-faith effort to deliver courses and products that are as accessible as possible. Alt-text for screen reader accessibility: Our instructional designers and production staff members worked together to keep alt-text tied to images we created and purchased for use in the project. Accessible PDFs: NASWA and DOL provided accessible versions of downloadable PDF with proper tags and readable text (no scanned text or images).

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Time Estimates for E-Learning Development

Experiencing eLearning

Graphic Production: 12%. Video Production: 6%. Audio Production: 6%. Adobe Captivate, TechSmith Camtasia Studio, Articulate Storyline: Production Times by IconLogic. This is a free interactive PDF download, but it requires registration. One skill I’m constantly trying to improve is estimating how long it will take to complete a project. Because I work for myself, I have to create good estimates.

Simple Anatomy of SCORM-based E-Learning

Integrated Learnings

I was a software developer working on a quizzing product that needed to export data to a variety of e-learning systems. E-Learning development tools like Adobe Captivate, Lectora, or Articulate do all of this for you. For example, to add a referenced file like a PDF or video. By Jonathan Shoaf. I remember the first time I heard the term SCORM. It was suggested we should support SCORM.


Best SaaS Conferences 2020


Adobe Summit 2020. For many SaaS businesses, customer experience (CX) is extremely important to differentiate themselves from the myriad of other products on the market. Adobe Summit deep dives into creating world-class customer experiences through experiential marketing. What’s amazing about the Adobe Summit is that with the cancellation of the physical conference, they’ve uploaded everything online. We had a slew of planned events at conferences in 2020.

Web-Based Authoring Tools for Scalable eLearning Development: The Time Has Come

Web Courseworks

As more organizations and associations embrace rapid eLearning development to keep pace with new products and services, evolving business needs, and industry and government regulations, the need for distributed authoring solutions that enable collaborative, team-based development continues to grow. Web-based products such as Claro and Composica promise to solve collaborative dilemmas and enable development teams to create engaging and interactive learning content with ease.

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Top 6 Corporate Learning Management Systems!

Your Training Edge

The ability to train customers in using your software or product itself, or to train franchise employees, is extremely valuable in this day and age. This will better help everyone have a grasp of what your product, service or brand is, and also what the main goal of your company is. Adobe Captivate Prime. You can display your PDF, PowerPoint or DOC files for the employees’ edification, as well as videos that directly speak to viewers.