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PDF Secrets: Working Smarter in Acrobat (Springfield, IL)

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Monday, September 13, 2010 from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM (CDT)

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Note: Unfortunately, due to unforeseen circumstances, we have had to cancel the Springfield seminar. Please come to the Chicago PDF Secrets event, which will be held September 15. Click here for more information.



Need to get more done in less time? Do you use Acrobat Standard, Extended, or Pro? Do you want to speed up and improve you business processes with a more effective PDF workflow? Do you want to use fill-able, submit-able forms and gather the data into a spreadsheet? Do you want to save time and reduce costs? Could your government agency, educational institution, or business department be more efficient?

This full-day, fast-paced, information-packed seminar will give you the tips and techniques you need to make the leap from "user" to "Power User!" Plus, it is presented by Adobe's favorite Acrobat consultant and guru, Clint Funk!

There is so much more to Acrobat than most people know and use effectively. This seminar will show you how to implement a PDF workflow in your organization that can save you both time and money.

Seminar topics include:

  • The Top 10 Techniques every Acrobat user needs to know, including:
  1. Crucial preferences you have to set yourself
  2. OCR the ClearScan way
  3. Commenting workflows & collaboration: It's not just sticky notes!
  4. Creating customized stamps, watermarks, and headers
  5. Must-know techniques for cropping and editing PDFs
  • Best Practices for Forms development
  • Secure PDFs, Redaction, and Digital Signatures
  • Compelling, interactive PDFs
  • Accessible (Section 508) PDFs

Plus, Clint will offer both a morning and an afternoon Q&A session to help get your questions answered and problems solved.


Bonus Materials

Along with the full-day of training your registration fee includes:

  • Handouts that cover the material presented plus dozens of extra tips and tricks
  • A one-month free subscription to ($25 value; over 40,000 online video tutorials to choose from!)
  • A year subscription to InDesign Magazine (if you're not an InDesign user, you can give this $59 value to a colleague!)
  • A set of cool PDF scripts and example files that can supercharge your workflow

We look forward to seeing you!



8:30 a.m. Registration Sign-in Coffee/Tea
9:00 a.m. 10 Tricks & Techniques Every Acrobat User Needs to Know
10:30 a.m. Break
10:45 a.m. PDF Fill-able, Submit-able Forms and Form Data
12:00 p.m. Networking Lunch
1:30 p.m. Secure PDFs
2:45 p.m. Break
3:00 p.m. Compelling, Interactive PDFs
4:00 p.m. Accessibility and Section 508 compatible PDFs
4:30 p.m.  Q&A, Problems & Solutions


About the Presenter

Clint FunkClint Funk worked with Acrobat since the beginning in 1993 and the past 7 years as a full and part-time consultant for Adobe specializing in Acrobat and Creative Suite. He has worked extensively with the US Government including the US Air Force, Homeland Security, US Navy, DEA, EEOC, US Senate and many other government agencies, civilian and military as well as state and local governments, and private sector corporations and educational institutions. He has presented hundreds of trade shows, conferences, seminars and Adobe Days for Adobe as well as trained Adobe customers on how to get the most effective implementation of PDF workflows. As a forms developer, he developes forms for Adobe and other corporations. He is the former leader and current co-leader of the Chicago InDesign User Group and teaches InDesign, Photoshop, and other CS5 applications. His engaging, fact-filled, and humorous presentations delight and inform audiences across North America.


Education and Group Discounts

Educational and group discounts are available! For groups of three or more people, choose the Group Discount type ticket above. Please provide individual emails for each attendee in the group, as that is the address we will use to send follow-up information, including bonus materials. For student, faculty, and unemployed training discounts, please contact


About the Sponsors

PDF Secrets: Working Smarter in Acrobat is presented by Publishing Secrets, Inc., the publisher of

The seminar is also sponsored by:

  • InDesign Magazine
  • CreativeAssociates


About the Location

Crowne Plaza Springfield:
Accessible from Interstate 55, the Crowne Plaza provides state-of-the-art meeting rooms and affordable luxury accomodations. The hotel is located near popular historical sites, a golf course, fantastic shopping and enough restaurants to satisfy anyone's tastes.

Crowne Plaza Hotel Springfield, IL

A Crowne Plaza Springfield conference room

Guess what? Our room won't be as big as the one that picture, but that was all we could find on the Crowne Plaza's web site. Our room will be a little smaller, but still set up classroom-style (tables and chairs as above). Feel free to bring your laptop if you would like, but it is not necessary. Please note that we may not be able to provide Wi-Fi or AC power outlets.

Have questions about PDF Secrets: Working Smarter in Acrobat (Springfield, IL)? Contact PDF Secrets

When & Where

Crowne Plaza Springfield
3000 Dirksen Pkwy.
Springfield, IL   62703

Monday, September 13, 2010 from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM (CDT)

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PDF Secrets

PDF Secrets is a part of Publishing Secrets, Inc., the folks that bring you and the Print and ePublishing Conference.

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