Monthly Archives: February 2011

Webinar Recording on Acrobat X

In case you missed it, below is a link to today’s webinar on the new features of Acrobat X. Check out the Easel Solutions website for future webinars. New features of Acrobat X

Adobe FormsCentral on

Adobe just added another service to  FormsCentral is a form creation service which allows you to create, customize, distribute, and track online forms.  Think of this like Survey Monkey on steroids.  FormsCentral gives you the ability to fully customize the look of your form.  Start from a template or start from scratch. It’s pretty slick. Like all the services on, this is free…with limitations.  You can only create one form.  If you want to create a second form, … Continue reading

AIR NativeDragManager and Windows 7

Hopefully this tip will save you an hour of debugging.  I was working with the NativeDragManager in an Adobe AIR app and I couldn’t get my application to accept an image file being dragged from the file system.  The reason was due to the elusive Windows 7 “Run as Administrator” setting. I had opened Flash Builder 4 in administrator mode by right-clicking on the shortcut and choosing “Run As Administrator.”  I do this anytime I’ve installed/updated Flash Builder because it … Continue reading

eBooks and Digital Publishing Webinar

In case you missed it, here’s a link to recording of today’s webinar on eBooks and Digital Publishing. Check out the Easel Solutions website for future webinars. eBooks and Digial Publishing webinar recording

Eyeo Festival selling out fast!

Tickets for the Eyeo Festival in June went on sale today, and boy did they ever.  A whopping 200 tickets were sold today, leaving only 150 tickets left.  If you aren’t aware, the Eyeo Festival is the successor to the popular and successful Flashbelt conference.  The speaker line up this year is absolutely rockstar.  Here’s a couple fun facts: So far, there are 10 speakers lined up that have given a TED Talk. 2 of the speakers were voted Fast … Continue reading

Free Webinar: eBooks and Digital Publishing

Don’t miss the next, free webinar offered by Easel Solutions. eBooks and Digital Publishing February 8th, 2011 | 2:00pm – 3:00pm CST This webinar will explore creating eBooks (or ePub files) with Adobe InDesign CS5. It will also demonstrate the new Adobe Digital Publishing Suite and help identify which medium is best for your digital publications. Webinars are free online events hosted by Easel Solutions. During a webinar, our industry experts will demonstrate the latest technologies and best practices. After … Continue reading

CS5 Mid-Winter Hot Tips

Now that Punxsutawney Phil has predicted an early spring, I have put up a series of hot-tips in the video resources area to get you through the mid-winter blues. Ranging from improvements in arrowhead and dashed line creation, to updates to Live Corner Effects and a very useful item I learned from an Adobe Evangelist when working with Content Aware Fill.  

Free Blackberry PlayBook – For Real!

I while back, I posted a message about an offer from Blackberry to receive a free Blackberry PlayBook.  I built and submitted an application back on December 23rd.  Today I finally received my approval: Dear App World Vendor, Congratulations!! Research In Motion is pleased to inform you that your product Twin Cities Traffic Cameras for BlackBerry PlayBook is now approved. Currently your application is in an ‘Approved’ state within the vendor portal, please leave in this state until further notice. … Continue reading