As some of you may have heard, we’re doing something
quite a bit different this cycle with documentation. The changes
can be summarized as community, community, and community:
- inclusion of links to external websites (like yours!) in
- inclusion of external websites in search results, through
the Google Custom Search Engine (CSE) service
- inclusion of non-Adobe personnel in the group of folks with
the ability to moderate LiveDocs comments and submissions to the
The moderation tasks primarily consist of clicking Accept or
Reject for incoming comments and suggesting good resources for the
database of web addresses that can be searched using the Custom
Search Engine. These tasks shouldn’t take more than an hour
Why, then, are we asking for help if the job is so small? We
think that y’all are likely to know about resources that we
internal Adobe folks don’t. This is especially the case
regarding resources in languages other than English and Japanese.
Also, by extending the power to suggest content to non-Adobe folks,
we think that we prove the truth of the statement that we’re
willing to put non-Adobe resources on equal footing with our
own---at least with regard to search.
To preview the community help search engine, see the
following link. It currently defaults to Acrobat Help, but you can
redirect it to AIR and search for an AIR feature or class (for
example) to see what kind of results you get.