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The K2 Enterprises Team                                                                                     November 2011

In this month's K2 Tech Update we discuss ten features available in Adobe Acrobat Standard, Pro and Suite.
You'll find technology tips for creating a PDF Portfolio and Using Two Minus Signs in Excel. We have news about SmartVault's New Features, Results Release of CRM Business Suite 2012and New River Innovation's Beyond415 new release. Don't forget that the CPE & Ski Conference held in Vail, Colorado is around the corner and if you are looking for Webinars, K2 has offerings in December.

This month our course spotlights focus on Technology for CPAs - Don't Get Left Behind! and Word for Accountants.

We hope you find this issue timely, relevant, and useful.  If you have topics you would like for us to cover here in the coming months, please let us know.

The K2 Team
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Creating a PDF Portfolio    


A PDF Portfolio is a collection of documents contained inside a PDF "wrapper." Portfolios can include virtually all file types - PDFs, Excel, Word, JPEG, MP4, CAD drawings, etc. Each file in a portfolio retains its individual characteristics, including the ability to open and edit the document with the application that created it. In this tip, you will learn how to create PDF portfolios using Adobe Acrobat X Pro; while the process for creating a portfolio in prior versions of Acrobat are similar, a few differences exist, so be sure to take advantage of Adobe's Help system if you are working with an older version.


Using Two Minus Signs in Excel


The idea of using two minus signs together in an Excel formula might seem odd to many. However, doing so offers some rather interesting and powerful options. In this tip, we will describe and demonstrate how and when you should use two minus signs in tandem when building Excel formulas.


As everyone knows, a single minus sign in a formula causes Excel to change the sign of the result - for example, from positive to negative. But what do two minus signs in a formula do? Using two minus signs in an Excel formula causes the formula to transform a result of "True" into a value of "1" and a result of "False" into a value of "0." Using two minus signs in a formula has no effect on any result other than "True" or "False."



  Ten Things You May Have Missed in Adobe Acrobat

Virtually all professionals know about Adobe Acrobat Reader, the free PDF reading tool that has been widely available for years and runs on most computers in use today. And while Acrobat Reader provides much-needed functionality with respect to reading PDF documents, many professionals have overlooked some of the features that are available in Acrobat Standard, Pro, and Suite. Unfortunately, too many believe that these tools are used only for converting a document into a PDF file. In this article, we examine ten features found in Acrobat Standard, Pro, and Suite, and how mastering just some of these tools can streamline business processes and increase productivity.


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New SmartVault Features Released November 15  


On November 15, 2011, SmartVault - a web-based document management system that integrates with QuickBooks - released several new features into its service offering. These features should aid organizations using SmartVault to become more efficient and improve workflow. Further, CPA firms supporting companies running SmartVault will be able to save time communicating with clients and can securely share documents with clients.


» Read more here 


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News2Results Software Announces Release of Results CRM Business Suite 2012  


Results Software, developers of the Results® solution, announced on November 7 the rollout of the 2012 Results CRM Business Suite product. The rollout includes the Small Business and Enterprise Editions of the Results CRM Business Suite desktop and hosted versions, Results for the Web (R4W), and the Results Time Management Portal. 


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News6New River Innovation Announces Major New Release of Beyond415 


New River Innovation announced on November 7 the major new release of its software for post-filing issues, Beyond415. A core enhancement was the complete overhaul of the application's interface, significantly elevating ease of use. Additionally, several new features were added as the result of practitioner feedback, including audit support and quick search navigation. 

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News52012 CPE & Ski Conference Getting Closer 


With the end of the year rapidly approaching, make plans now to join K2 Enterprises in Vail, Colorado for the 2012 CPE & Ski Conference on January 9 through January 11. Held at the Lion Square Lodge in Vail, the annual CPE & Ski conference features six 4-hour sessions on a wide variety of today's most popular CPE topics. 

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News4K2 Enterprises Webinar Schedule for December 2011 



To better serve the accounting community, K2 has partnered with CPA Crossings and ACPEN to offer high quality web-based CPE training. This gives you the opportunity of receiving leading-edge, K2 developed and presented content, in the friendly confines of your home or office.    


The cost of each of the CPA Crossings two-hour sessions is $79 and group discounts are available.


The cost of each ACPEN eight hour course is $195 and each four hour course is $129.


We are excited about this ability to provide web-based training and hope to see you on the Web.


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Spotlight1Technology for CPAs-

Don't Get Left Behind!  


How good are you with the technology you use daily? What new technology tools are available that could save you time and make you more effective? Technology continues to accelerate rapidly, and CPAs need to keep pace. This course is designed for those who are not information technology (IT) experts, but who need an update of their base knowledge level to serve their companies and/or clients more efficiently and effectively. 


» Read more here


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Spotlight2Word for Accountants

From financial statements to proposals to reports for the board of directors, accounting and financial professionals use Microsoft Word on a daily basis, yet most are not able to efficiently achieve the results they are seeking because they are unaware of the accountant-centric features of the application. If you are a Word user and are seeking to get better results in less time, then this course is a must for you! 


Continuing Professional Education
for Accountants and Financial Professionals

K2 Enterprises offers continuing professional education seminars and conference sessions to accounting and finance professionals throughout the U.S.  

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