Promotional Contest for Adobe Acrobat 7 PDF Bible” book”


In collaboration with Wiley Publishing, we’re hosting a promotional contest to give away eight copies of the ‘Adobe Acrobat 7 PDF Bible‘ book by Ted Padova during the next month.

Wiley says:

  • Adobe Acrobat and its file format, PDF, have become the standard for portable documents, including everything from high-resolution color files destined for print to Internet and e-book content
  • This critically acclaimed, authoritative reference has now been completely updated and enhanced to cover the powerful new release of Adobe Acrobat
  • Written by Acrobat/PDF guru Ted Padova, the book is packed with real-world insights and techniques gained from the author’s use of Acrobat and PDF under deadline situations
  • Covers everything there is to know about using Acrobat and PDF for print prepress, the Internet, CD-ROMs and all manner of new media
  • The companion Web site includes links to plug-ins, utilities, and a training video

Download an excerpt from the book — Chapter 1, on ‘Getting to Know Adobe Acrobat.’ [PDF: 2,248kb]

IMPORTANT: To qualify for the weekly prize drawings, please take care to complete BOTH of the following steps — each detailed directly below — by sending us your contest entry using the Planet PDF contest entry form. Please submit the required personal information and, in the extended ‘Answer’ field, a brief response to the specific Qualifying Question for this promotion, as shown below.


  • Name
  • Email Address
  • Job Title
  • Company/Organization
  • City, State/Province, Country
  • *URL (*Optional)


  • Briefly (1-2 paragraphs at most) describe the ‘coolest’ or most interesting way in which you have used PDF. We’re interested in the use of forms, interactivity, multimedia and functionality. Basically, if you think it’s cool and innovative, chances are, we will too. (Finalists may be asked to supply sample files for posting on Planet PDF at the close of the competition.)

Entries missing ANY of the requested information will not be entered in the weekly drawings. Submissions will be collected for four weeks, then winners will be selected by our panel of independent expert judges before being named and notified by Planet PDF. Only one entry per person, please. Duplicates will be eliminated.

Following completion of the contest, submitted information from selected contest entries may be published with attribution on the Planet PDF site, but no other use would be made of identifying information, as stated in our Privacy Policy.

Expert Judging Panel

Lori DeFurio

Developer Evangelist, Intelligent Documents Business Unit

Adobe Systems Incorporated

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As Developer Evangelist in the Intelligent Documents Business Unit, Lori DeFurio is responsible for evangelizing Adobe to the company’s vast developer community, with a specific focus on advancing Adobe’s Portable Document Format (PDF) and its use in conjunction with XML to streamline data exchange in the enterprise document workflow. Over her more than 20-year career, DeFurio has focused on the technical document publishing industry, specifically working with document-based workflows and data exchange or conversion.

DeFurio is an Adobe Certified Expert (ACE) on Acrobat, Adobe’s eForms solutions and FrameMaker, and she speaks frequently at PDF Conferences throughout the world.

Thom Parker


Windjack Solutions

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Thom Parker is founder and president of WindJack Solutions, Inc. Thom has been developing software for over 20 years and has experience in a broad range of areas and software languages. Today, WindJack Solutions’ sole focus is PDF development with an emphasis on Acrobat JavaScript, and Thom is actively involved in all things PDF. His company has developed three innovative tools for PDF developers and users- PDF CanOpener, AcroButtons, and AcroDialogs. He writes articles to help elucidate PDF issues for both novices and PDF pros, speaks at PDF events, and frequently answers questions on various PDF forums.

Claudia McCue



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Claudia McCue has channeled more than 20 years of traditional and digital prepress production experience into her current incarnation as a consultant and trainer for the graphic arts industry. She provides custom onsite training for a national U.S. client base of design firms, printing companies and marketing professionals, and is a frequent speaker at industry conferences, concentrating on Adobe Acrobat and InDesign.

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