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From Adobe: “We’ll stop updating & distributing Flash Player by the end of 2020.”

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From Adobe: “We’ll stop updating & distributing Flash Player by the end of 2020. More about our plans & a look at what’s next:

Written by Dana Stibolt

July 25th, 2017 at 6:48 pm

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Join Adobe and MacMedics for the Adobe Create Now 2014 World Tour at the Maritime Institute Near BWI Airport

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MacMedics is a sponsor of the Adobe 2014 World Tour

MacMedics is a sponsor of the following event, and we’ll be giving away an iPad mini as a door prize.

Join us to see the latest innovations coming to Adobe Creative Cloud. Learn about new features that make everyday tasks easier and faster and how support for cutting-edge hardware and standards will free you to build anything you can imagine. Get answers to your questions and get inspired by designers who are creating amazing work.

6:00 PM – 6:30 PM Networking
6:30 PM – 8:30 PM Presentations
8:30 PM – 9:00 PM Q&A and Prizes

The Conference Center at the Maritime Institute (CCMIT)
692 Maritime Blvd
Linthicum Heights, Maryland 21090

Date & Time:
Friday, June 20th 6:00-9:00 PM

Free, but you have to register here.

Jason Levine – Adobe Worldwide Evangelist, Jason Levine, Principal Worldwide Evangelist for Adobe, travels the globe inspiring and educating users on the Adobe Creative Cloud with a focus on video and audio. Levine has conducted training sessions for some of the top broadcast corporations in Europe and Asia including BBC, RTL, and SVT. Prior to Adobe, Jason was a full-time recording engineer working in studios coast-to-coast, engineering hundreds of recordings in a multitude of genres, prompting the formation of BoodahJooMusic Publishing. Since 2003, Jason has presented to more than 250,000 people, from Syracuse to Singapore and everywhere in between.

Andrew Trice – Andrew Trice is a Creative Cloud Evangelist for Adobe, where he is passionate about creativity and technology. Andrew is an accomplished technical leader, published author, and has over a decade delivering cutting edge experiences for the desktop, web, and mobile devices. You can see Andrew’s latest work on mobile apps, photography, 3D printing, video production, or software development at or follow him on Twitter: @andytrice.

Mike Witherell – Mike Witherell is an Adobe Certified Expert and consultant teaching InDesign, InCopy, Illustrator, Photoshop, Acrobat, and more. He is experienced with these applications since their first versions, and has been teaching and consulting for over 15 years. He helped found the Washington DC InDesign User Group in 2002 and has also been an Adobe Community Professional for the past five years. He publishes unique help and study guides for graphic designers on his training website.

MacMedics will be giving away an iPad mini as a door prize. Adobe will also be providing prizes, including a FREE one-year Creative Cloud Membership. You must be present to win.

Parking Instructions:
There is ample free parking on the conference center campus grounds. Directions.

Food & Beverage:
Some food and beverages will be provided. Please arrive by 6:00pm.

Baltimore – InDesign User Group October Meeting Details Announced

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MacMedics is an annual sponsor of the Baltimore – InDesign User Group.

Acrobat XI New Features, Forms, and Fodder with Claudia McCue

Tue, October 15, 2013, 6:00 PM
The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory

11000 Johns Hopkins Road
Main Campus, Building 1, Main Entrance, Parsons Auditorium and Cafeteria
Laurel, MD 20723-6099

Register Here:

Event Details

Adobe Acrobat has become the standard and staple for delivering Portable Document Format (PDF) to press, to clients, and now to mobile devices as interactive documents and forms. Its unique ability to retain the intended design makes it the most powerful collaboration tool and the perfect companion for InDesign. Released in the fall of 2012, Acrobat XI is now available with Adobe’s Creative Cloud (CC) subscription.

As we celebrate our fourth anniversary this October, we are proud to bring you a special guest speaker, Claudia McCue. Join us as Claudia reveals many of Acrobat XI’s new features and capabilities in her unique style, for a fun and educational night where she will cover the following topics:

• New editing features in Acrobat XI
• Customizing tool panels
• “Reverse engineering” PDFs to generate Word, PowerPoint, and Excel files
• Acrobat form basics
• Creating matrices in PDF forms
• Adding calculations to PDF forms
• Choosing the correct setting for your output
• Reducing file size without deteriorating quality
• Collaboration made easy
• And more

About Our Presenter:

Claudia McCue is a consultant, Certified Technical Trainer, Adobe Certified Expert (for Photoshop, Acrobat, Illustrator, and InDesign), Adobe Community Professional, and author. Her books include Real World Print Production with Adobe Creative Suite Applications (Peachpit Press, 2009), Fearless Flash: Use Adobe® InDesign® CS5, and The Tools You Already Know to Create Engaging Web Documents (Adobe Press, 2010).

Ms. McCue has more than 25 years experience in real-world productions, and she now teaches how to use Adobe products. Her company, Practicalia LLC, provides custom on-site training for a national client base of design firms, publications, printing companies, and marketing professionals. She is a frequent presenter at industry conferences and creates print-related on-line training videos for Follow her on Twitter (@claudiamccue) or read her blog.

6:00 p.m. Registration, raffle sales in support of our chapter, networking, and refreshments courtesy of MacMedics
6:30 p.m. Welcome and group business
6:45 p.m. Featured presentation with Claudia McCue
7:25 p.m. Break (last chance to buy raffle tickets to win cool stuff)
7:35 p.m. Featured presentation continues
8:10 p.m. Questions & Answers with Claudia
8:30 p.m. Selection of raffle winners
8:40 p.m. Adjourn

Sponsor donations and proceeds from raffle sales are our SOLE SOURCE to pay for the speakers, the food, and the venue. Sponsorships and donations are needed and welcome to keep us going, and raffle tickets give you a chance to win cool stuff.

Written by Dana Stibolt

August 21st, 2013 at 8:12 am

The 2013 Adobe Create Now World Tour Comes to Baltimore-Washington Area

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Note: MacMedics is furnishing an iPad mini as a door prize for this event.

The Greater Baltimore Chapter, Adobe InDesign User Group is hosting The 2013 Adobe Create Now World Tour at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory in Laurel, Maryland.

This is your chance to attend the Adobe-sponsored event “Create NOW World Tour” with Terry White and Pariah Burke at the The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, Parsons Auditorium, Laurel, MD on Monday, March 4, 5:30–9:30 p.m.

Join us as these two internationally known industry experts share how the Adobe Creative Cloud is revolutionizing creative workflows in digital publishing, web, photography, and video. Learn how these advances will impact you, and get an inside look at how you can enhance your productivity. Stay a step ahead, see new products, and win prizes.

This is a FREE event, but seating is limited to 150 attendees.
To register, visit: .

About Our Speakers:
Terry White, Worldwide Evangelist for Adobe®, is flying in for this special event. @terrylwhite

Pariah Burke, Adobe Community Professional | Boston, is a creative professional trainer and a design, publishing, and digital publishing workflow expert who connects creative professionals around the world.

5:30–6:30 p.m. Check-in, refreshments, and networking
(Please bring your printed EventBrite ticket with you for speedy check-in.)
6:308:00 p.m. Adobe Create Now Keynote and demos by Terry White
8:008:15 p.m. Short break
8:159:15 p.m. Creative Professional Workflows with Pariah Burke
9:159:30 p.m. Prize drawing and Q & A session

Organizers: This event is a combined effort of the Adobe CreateNOW team, Baltimore InDesign User Group, Annapolis Adobe Multimedia User Group, and Central Maryland Adobe User Group.

Food: Light refreshments will be served.

More Reasons to Attend: We will have lots of giveaways, including licenses to CS6 Design & Web Premium as well as Creative Cloud Memberships. The first 100 attendees will receive a gift bag from Adobe.

Additionally, the Baltimore InDesign User Group will be conducting a special raffle in support of their chapter. The raffle is open to everyone and will include a free license to Adobe InDesign CS6, a 2-day training certificate from Zenith Technology Institute | Ledet Baltimore ($795-995 value). We would like to thank MacMedics being our 2013 cosponsor.

BIDUG would like to thank our chapter sponsors, Adobe and all of our cosponsors for their continued support in providing valuable prizes for our raffle. These prizes are made possible through the generosity of the following cosponsors:

• MacMedics ( )

• Zenith Technology Institute | Ledet Baltimore ( | )

Adobe and Check-In Tables: Please bring your EventBrite ticket when you check in. Registration will be located in the cafeteria of Building 1 across from Parsons Auditorium.

Session Abstracts

Adobe Keynote—Create Now with Terry White: Terry will cover some of the most exciting features of the Creative Cloud, including the ability to publish your content and designs to an iPad, the web (using HTML5), and other mobile devices.Terry will cover the following topics:

• Adobe Creative Cloud for Teams
• Adobe Ideas (a touch app for iPad)
• Adobe Illustrator
• Adobe InDesign
• Adobe DPS Single-User Edition
• Adobe Photoshop | New Features for Cloud Subscribers
• Adobe Muse | Rich, Dynamic Websites without Code
• Adobe Edge Animate | Creating Interactive HTML5 Content
• Adobe Edge Code | Code the Web
• Adobe Edge Reflow | Design the Responsive Web

Creative Professional Workflows—More Value in the Creative Cloud with Adobe Community Professional Pariah Burke will extend what was covered in the Adobe keynote and do a “deep-dive” demo on creative workflows with Adobe Creative Suite applications that are available to Creative Cloud members.

Donations, sponsorships, and volunteers are always welcome.

See you March 4th!

Written by Dana Stibolt

February 8th, 2013 at 9:15 am

Adobe Announces Creative Suite 6

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Adobe® Creative Suite® 6 Master Collection software delivers unprecedented performance with blazing-fast 64-bit native support and GPU acceleration. Groundbreaking new creative tools provide innovative ways to design for the latest devices. With exceptional power and precision, you can create inspiring experiences that go anywhere.

You can learn more at Adobe’s website:

Written by Dana Stibolt

April 24th, 2012 at 7:06 am

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MacMedics Sponsored Event: Baltimore InDesign User Group Meeting With Noha Edell Of Adobe

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Noha Edell of Adobe will speak about Adobe Digital Publishing Solutions – Presented by the Greater Baltimore InDesign User Group – Sponsored by MacMedics

MacMedics is pleased to be able to sponsor an upcoming meeting of the Greater Baltimore InDesign User Group. We have long been a sponsor of the Washington DC InDesign User Group, so naturally we were thrilled to be invited to sponsor the Baltimore chapter as well. We hope you will be able to attend this meeting, as we’re giving away an Apple iPod as a door prize.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

6:00 p.m. Registration, Raffle Sales, Networking, and Refreshments sponsored by MacMedics
6:30 p.m. Welcome, Group Business, and Adobe News
6:40 p.m. Featured Presentation: Digital Publishing with Noha Edell
7:30 p.m. Break (last chance to buy raffle tickets in support of your chapter)
7:40 p.m. Digital Publishing with Noha, continued
8:15 p.m. Questions & Answers
8:30 p.m. Selecting Raffle Winners
8:40 p.m. Adjourn

The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory
11100 Johns Hopkins Road
Parsons Auditorium and Cafeteria, Building 1, Main Campus (Enter at Lobby 1)
Laurel, MD 20723

The URL for the Greater Baltimore InDesign User Group is located here, and is where you can register for the meeting.

Written by Dana Stibolt

January 18th, 2011 at 4:13 pm

Question: Can I Upgrade My Adobe Educational Software?

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Can I upgrade my Adobe educational version of my software I bought when I was a student?

The short answer is yes!

If you’re an owner of Adobe Educational software you bought when you were a student and you want to upgrade it to a non-educational version of Adobe’s software, you can.

In order to qualify for the upgrade, you can’t give your educational software to your current employer and have them upgrade it. But, if you were a student, and now you work for yourself and you need the latest Adobe software, you can qualify for an upgrade.

Just call your local MacMedics office and we can help get you upgraded to the current commercial version of Adobe CS5.

Written by Dana Stibolt

November 1st, 2010 at 11:51 am

Adobe Creative Suite 5 Washington DC Release Event Sponsored By MacMedics

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MacMedics is proud to be a sponsor of the Washington DC area InDesign User Group’s Adobe CS 5 release event for the third time!

The DC-Area InDesign User Group is once again holding an all-day, special event heralding the introduction of the latest version of Adobe’s leading creative software, CS 5. The featured presenters are:

CHRIS CONVERSE, author of the new book “Bringing Your Web Design to Life”

NOHA EDELL of Adobe Systems

MICHAEL MURPHY, creator and host of “The InDesigner” podcasts

The all-day event will be held TUESDAY, MAY 25 At the U.S. Navy Memorial Auditorium, 701 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington, DC.

This year’s venue is smaller then the Shakespeare Theatre where it was held for the CS 4 roll out event, so reserve your seat early! You can register right here!

MacMedics is an Adobe Government Reseller.

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When your federal, state, or local government agency is ready to move to the next version of Adobe Creative Suite or subscribe to Creative Cloud, let MacMedics help you find the best upgrade path. As an Adobe Government Reseller and as a well experienced Macintosh consulting firm, MacMedics has a long history with Adobe.

Call MacMedics Washington at 1-888-4-DC-MACS

MacMedics is also an Apple Authorized Government Reseller.

Adobe introductory CS4 pricing ends on 4/30/09

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3/7/09 Update: Adobe extended it’s special pricing for upgrades. It was due to expire on 2/28/09.

For a limited time, upgrade from an earlier qualifying version of Creative Suite® software or Macromedia® Studio software for the same price as an upgrade from Creative Suite 3. Introductory price ends on April 30, 2009.

Call your local MacMedics office to place your order ASAP!

See Adobe’s website for more info.

Written by Dana Stibolt

March 7th, 2009 at 1:20 pm

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