Best of Planet PDF 2 released

Planet PDF has just released the long-lost second edition of its annual "Best bits" compilation. The free Best of Planet PDF publication contains Planet PDF's biggest articles from 2004 (yep, 2004). Volume 2 is 83 pages full of select Planet PDF news features, tips, interviews, product information and more that was published at Planet PDF during 2004.

December 07, 2017
PDF In-Depth

Cordova, Xamarin and PDF

PDF is platform independent, and a well-worn veteran in the world of document exchange. That said, the delivery, display and usage environment has changed somewhat over the past 5 years. Fancy applications that perform all those useful tasks either on desktop, or on a website, are now being overrun by dedicated mobile apps (yes, drop the '-lications' to stay cool). For PDF developers, if you're looking to go out and play with the big boys and girls, i.e. moving onto the mobile devices, not just in the cloud, then why not play around with a PDF SDK, Xamarin and Cordova. With a fairly minimal amount of work, a few PDF files, and a big return.

UWP and PDF: tell me more

Remember back in the 90s, when desktops were all the rage, and laptops and smartphones were, well, mostly non-existent. The powerful technology from Microsoft at that time included Windows 3.1, Windows NT and Windows 98. Well, fast-forward 30 odd years into the future, and powerful devices that can display things using Microsoft Windows Universal Platform (UWP) technology are everywhere. By using this technology, software developers can now create universal apps for use on Xbox One, Hololens and of course, Windows 10, and Windows Mobile..

PDF SDK & PDF Developer Libraries

Numerous third-parties produce libraries that can be used to create PDF. This page collects some of the better known PDF developer offerings.

Back to the past, 15 years ago! Open Publish 2002

Looking back to 2002, it's amazing how much of the prediction became a reality. Take a read and see what you think!

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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

Best of Planet PDF 2 released

Planet PDF has just released the long-lost second edition of its annual "Best bits" compilation. The free Best of Planet PDF publication contains Planet PDF's biggest articles from 2004 (yep, 2004). Volume 2 is 83 pages full of select Planet PDF news features, tips, interviews, product information and more that was published at Planet PDF during 2004.

December 07, 2017

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PDF Association - VIP Event for Print & Publishing | November 6

PDF Association - VIP Event for Print & Publishing | November 6

The VIP Event for Print & Publishing is an educational event organized by axaio, callas and Four Pees. Originally targeted at resellers and integrators, it has become an open event for anyone who wants to acquire in-depth knowledge and get hands-on experience with callas pdfToolbox, pdfaPilot or pdfChip, axaio MadeToPrint or MadeToTag, Insoft Imp, FileTrain, iC3D, tFLOW, or any of the other products distributed by Four Pees.

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September 21, 2017

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Egads 'Print to PDF' from Microsoft Edge gone awry

Well, this could be more than just a little problem. Using Microsoft Edge's Print to PDF feature could put the wrong text in the wrong place at the wrong time.

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Back to the past, 15 years ago! Open Publish 2002

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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.