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  • Now Free for UMN Departments: Acrobat Pro 11

    Adobe's Acrobat Pro 11 is now available at no cost to UMN departments. Acrobat is used to convert any document to a PDF or convert a PDF into other formats, edit PDFs, merge multiple documents in a single PDF, and create fillable and web forms.

    Available for installation on University-owned computers, the change provides significant savings for the University since Acrobat currently costs $61-$75 for a single license purchased through Technology Products vendors, and $450 for a full license if ordered directly from Adobe.
    Installation questions can be directed to

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  • Adobe Creative Suite Delivery and Fee Changes

    Effective February 27, Adobe Creative is discontinuing all Adobe Creative Suite 6 TLP and CLP licensing programs.

    What it means for departments:

    • Depts can continue to use their current CS6 programs

    • Future updates will require a transition to the Adobe Creative Cloud

    • Through the new program, CS6 lives online

    • Users pay an ongoing fee, rather than a one-time license fee

    All other Adobe products available under volume licensing, like Adobe Acrobat and Adobe Captivate, will be unaffected by this change.

    If preferred, depts may still buy individual copies of CS6 on; however, education pricing ends 2/26 and the program has not been updated for three years.

    As with any change, you're likely to have questions. For answers, contact visit Adobe's resource page or contact your Relationship Manager.

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  • Fusion Tables: The Fabled Slicer-Dicer for (most of) your Data

    Have you found spreadsheet analysis in Excel, Numbers, Open Office or other packages good, but want something more? You should be delighted to hear that Google Fusion Tables is now available for Google Apps at the University of Minnesota. If you've heard about Fusion Tables (or never heard) but wonder what all the hullabaloo is about, and why this could be important, let's get a quick overview.

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The CLA Office of Information Technology (CLA-OIT) seeks ways to leverage technology for the benefit of students as part of our strong commitment to liberal arts education.

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