PDF Master: Bruno Lowagie

To commemorate 20+ years of PDF, Planet PDF has conducted a new series of interviews with PDF masters, movers and shakers in the PDF universe. In this instalment, iText's Bruno Lowagie talks about key changes in the PDF landscape, including recognition as a standard, the status of XFA, and and the impact of the rise of mobile computing.

September 15, 2014
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PDF Master: Bruno Lowagie

To commemorate 20+ years of PDF, Planet PDF has conducted a new series of interviews with PDF masters, movers and shakers in the PDF universe. In this instalment, iText's Bruno Lowagie talks about key changes in the PDF landscape, including recognition as a standard, the status of XFA, and and the impact of the rise of mobile computing.

PDF Master: Mark Stephens

To take stock, reflect and commemorate more than 20 years of PDF, Planet PDF has conducted a new series of interviews with PDF masters, movers and shakers in the PDF universe. To kick off the new series, IDRsolutions CEO Mark Stephens talks about PDF development and the implications of the rise of mobile technology.

Adobe says "No" to XFA support in Adobe Reader Mobile

Due to their self-contained nature, page fidelity, and sophisticated forms technology, PDF forms seem ideally suited for mobile devices. Nevertheless, Adobe has stated categorically that Adobe Reader Mobile will not add support for XFA-based PDF forms. In this article, Planet PDF considers the implications of Adobe's position for forms creators and users.

Reducing PDF File Size (Optimizing PDFs)

PDF is a powerful technology that can produce large, unwieldy files. Ideally, each PDF should be optimized for its intended purpose, audience and delivery method. This article talks about optimization and shows how to slim down over-sized PDF files using Acrobat.

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PDF Tips and Tricks

Adding a PDF Watermark

It's straightforward to apply watermarks to PDF pages if you have the right software. Using the example of a review process, this tip uses the example of adding a "Draft" watermark to a document in order to distinguish it from the final version. This tip shows you how to accomplish this popular task in Adobe Acrobat or Debenu PDF Tools Pro.

Convert scanned PDFs to text documents using Google Drive

Converting a scanned PDF to text hasn't always been easy or cheap, but with the optical character recognition (OCR) technology to Google Drive, it is now free and pretty easy to boot. In this article Rowan Hanna takes a closer look at how to convert scanned PDFs to text documents using Google Drive.

Linking to Pages or Destinations Within PDFs

Ever wanted to link through to specific pages or named destinations within your PDF files? This tip from Jeremy Koadlow explains how.

Reordering pages in Acrobat

Reordering pages in a PDF document is basically as easy and dragging and dropping. It is something that comes in handy when a document has been saved as a PDF and just needs slight reordering to make it perfect. Here is a step by step guide to do it in Adobe Acrobat 11.

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PDF News

SnackableApps releases Go PDF for iOS

SnackableApps has announced the release of Go PDF for iOS. The app creates PDF from from browser-based content such as web pages.

April 23, 2014

Recosoft ships PDF conversion iOS apps

Osaka, Japan-based Recosoft announced that it has shipped a range of PDF conversion apps for use on iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch. PDF to Excel, PDF to PowerPoint and PDF to Word allow iPad users to convert PDF files into Office-compatible spreadsheets, slide-shows and documents, respectively.

April 17, 2014

iApp releases Printer for iOS

iApp technologies has released Printer, an app for iOS that allows users to convert documents into PDF. It also supports printing and compression, along with a range of storage and delivery options for resulting files.

Enterprise & Government
April 14, 2014

Vision-e releases free digital signature app for iPad

Vision-e has launched eSign, a free iPad app for signing PDF documents. After signing the PDF, the new addition to Apple's App Store can then be used to save or email the PDF document on.

Enterprise & Government
April 12, 2014

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Two Passwords Are Better Than One: The Low-Down On PDF Security

For people who don't spend their time looking at PDF files in text editors*, PDF security is a sometimes misunderstood beast.

For example, those document restrictions that PDF files sometimes have -- no Printing, Content Copying, Page Extraction, etc -- are essentially useless unless the PDF also has a User Password.

January 09, 2014
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Adding a PDF Stamp Comment

OK, so you want to stamp your document. Maybe you need to give reviewers some advice about the document's status or sensitivity. This tip from author Ted Padova demonstrates how to add stamps with the Stamp Tool along with related comments.