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thedigital e-zine of Cleveland's DigitalPublishing Users Group
JUNE 2008

contents: programming | calendar |what's news | hotlink | general info

School'sout and summer's finally here!  The economy's beenrough with the price of gas and all, but that makes it even moreimportant to market yourself and find innovative ways to do businesswithout having to travel. This month's meeting topic: AdobeAcrobat and AcrobatConnect, are critical tools in managing, running or selling yourbusiness by making where your audience reside a non-factor. You'll saveon traveling expenses and downtime and still be productive andsuccessful. Want to earn credibility in a world of skeptics? Usedesign. Imagination and talent are needed more than ever before toengender trust from your perspective audience to risk giving theirtime, money and personal data to us. Not motivated yet? Read DanielSchutzsmith's "Marketing for the Lazy Designer,"(http://www.dynamicgraphics.com/dgm/Article/28873). Elsewhere, news inbrief: Apple releases version 2.1 of BootCamp,it's software that lets Intel-based Macs run Windows operating systems.Quark announces the next version of it's page-layout software: QuarkXpress 8. Do you have a uniqueperspective of Cleveland? The Downtown ClevelandAlliance is excited to announce "The Downtown Photo Challenge"competition. For more details, head to www.downtownclevelandalliance.com.We hope to see you at this month's meeting!


Programming Reminder

Thursday, June 26th

Using Adobe Acrobat toConnect and Collaborate

Details:Reception: 6:00 p.m. Meeting starts at 6:30p.m. Dodd Camera & Video, 2077 East 30th St., Cleveland, OH 44115.(216-361-6805)
Parking: Free parking at Dodd's location.There is secured overflow parking next door, behind Dodds. Additionalstreet parking is also available on Prospect Avenue. Directions are onour website. For current trafficinfo, click on or copy this link:  Cleveland TrafficConditions, WKYC.
Speaker:
Mike Richman, Adobe Systems, Inc.
Cost: Members are Free. Non-members $10.


Comeseethe latest updates on Adobe Acrobat and Adobe Acrobat Connectand how they can streamline communication, facilitate collaboration,and increase your profitability. Learnhow Adobe Acrobat Professional can be used to collaborate and connectwith clients on the other side of town or the other side of the planet.

Have additionalquestions on unrelated topics or just want to relaxafterwards?
Join us for the After The Meeting-Meetingat theSiam Cafe,located on the corner of East 40th Street and St. Clair Avenue. For more about ourmeeting, our guests and driving directions, go to our website: http://www.cdpug.org/

Calendar
Upcoming meetingsinclude:


June31st - Markzware. Learnmore about their Preflight and conversion tools for document content.Special offsite meeting at Lake Erie Graphics.

August 28th - PhotoshopTips and Tricks.PS Guru Stan Kohn returns to enlighten us with getting more out ofPhotoshop CS3.

Community dates of interest
(See ourwebsite for current listings)


June 30th. Digital Photography / North Coast Mac User Group| St. James Lutheran Church, 4771 Broadview Rd, (Old Brooklyn), justnorth of I-480/ 7:15 - 9:00 p.m. Generalaudiences. Focus is on all aspects of digital photography after youtake the photo.

July 20th. - Back to the Basics with Mac OSX Leopard / MacGroupDetroit | TheBirmingham Temple. 28611 W 12 Mile Rd., Farmington Hills, Michigan / 3:00 - 5:00 p.m.


What's News and more

Mozilla Firefox goes for world record....
When Mozilla released the latest version of theircross-platform open source web browser recently, they were also goingfor the world record for downloads in a 24 hour period. So, how didthey do? Almost 8 MILLION downloads that day, and over 19.8 milliondownloads to date, including 561 from Zambia in Africa. See how manywere downloaded from where here

Speaking of Web Browsers....
Are you looking for a way to show off your photos on yourwebsite? Take a look at PicLens.It can make browsing through pictures like looking at a massive videowall. It works across platforms and browsers, and works with manysites, including Facebook, Flicker, YouTube and others.


Your CDPUG ServicesDirectory makes it easy to promote yourself....
Did you know members have a great forum to market themselves toperspective clients? Did you also know that our Services Directoryentries are regularly searched by clients all over the U.S? That'sa large market area. Update your entry. You can add pictures too. It's freefor members. Go to CDPUGServices Directory.

Welcome back and onboard
....
to our eZine staff to Mark Mindlin, a former CDPUG president aswell. He offers a much needed hand in putting togetherour publication each month. Yeah!


Doyou have a topic you'd like to see at one of our meetings? Drop us asuggestion with the subject line of "Meeting Topic" to ezine@cdpug.org

Hotlink

Are you aPhotoshop guru?
A site dedicated tothe program that has become a verb, Planet Photoshop is filledwith tutorials, resources, and forums to help you make the most out ofany version of Photoshop. Sponsored by the National Association of PhotoshopProfessionals, the site has tutorials and articles from some of thebest talent in the industry like Scott Kelby and Corey Barker.

About CDPUG

Formore news, job postings, networking opportunities, and archives of pastmeetings, please log onto our ever improving site: http://www.cdpug.org/

The ClevelandDigital Publishing Users Group (CDPUG)
, is a non-profit, professional development andnetworking organization that provides educational information aboutdigital publishing. Our meeting topics are diverse and platformindependent.Memberships are available. For more information about CDPUG and meetingschedules, visit ourwebsite: http://www.cdpug.org/

CDPUG meets on thelast Thursday of each month at Dodd Camera Video ( www.doddcamera.com ).Located on the corner of E. 30th St. and Carnegie Ave., 2077 East 30thStreet Cleve., OH 44115. 216-361-6805. Reception: 6:00 pm. Meeting:6:30 pm.Meetings are FREE to members, $10 for non-members. Individualmemberships are $40.00. Corporate memberships for 3 individuals at thesame company are $100.00.


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Digital ArtZ EzineEdition, June 2008, Volume 5, Issue 6 / (C) 2008 Cleveland DigitalPublishingUsers Group