New Adobe Acrobat / LiveCycle ES Book: Paperless by J.P. Terry

Paperless Book CoverAdobe press recently published a book entitled Paperless: Real-World Solutions with Adobe Technology by J.P. Terry. I ordered a copy from Amazon to see if it delivered on its promise to cover real world case studies & instructions on implementing Adobe Acrobat, LiveCycle ES & InDesign Server.

From the author:

Paperless is one part inspiration and two parts instruction. You will be inspired by real-world case studies as you meet people who have brought paperless change to their organizations. You will learn what worked and how you can apply these experiences to your own work. Meet lawyers, doctors, and business leaders who have transformed their operations with Adobe technology. Also, learn how city, state, and federal governments are saving money and providing better services with paperless solutions.

The inspiration is just the beginning. The majority of this book is instruction on Adobe’s most important paperless technologies. Each section is full of hands-on demos that will show you how to get real business value from products you may already own. You will learn how to create and use digital signatures, certify PDFs, and integrate dynamic documents with your existing systems. This book explains all you need to know to be on your way to a paperless future.

Being only 300 pages, this book won’t teach you everything you need to know about these three products, but will definately get you thinking about ways to reduce the use of paper in your organisation. Focusing mainly on Acrobat & LiveCycle Designer, there are plenty of great tips for new and existing users using digital signatures, creating interactive PDF forms and other working with all types of documents. In addition, there is a good introduction into the process management / workflow capabilities of the full LiveCycle suite.

I found this book to be quite easy to read. It’s a great way to learn new skills and be inpsired by the stories of others. Definately worth adding to your bookshelf, but only after you’ve read it!

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