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Kurt Foss

Kurt Foss began working with and evangelizing for Adobe Acrobat and PDF beginning with version 1.0, continuing through the technology's first decade (1993-2003) and beyond. (In the same timeframe, Adobe Systems went through several Acrobat Evangelists!) He was one of the first to globally publish newspaper pages in PDF, an experience he described in an article, Remembering the First Time, when he joined Planet PDF several versions of Acrobat ago. An early believer and advocate, he managed the first set of Acrobat/PDF-specific email discussion lists on the Internet, tracked the growth of related products and plug-ins, chronicled the periodic Acrobat updates and expanding features, and has written about the multitude of uses and users.

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Ubiquitous PDF: Online Vatican newspaper as Pope memorabilia

While millions are flocking to Rome, Italy to celebrate the life of Pope John Paul II, who died last week, some may instead turn to the online home of The Holy See to read about the most recent Pope's 26-year reign and the upcoming procedures to select a new head of the Catholic Church. The Vatican-based newspaper is available for download in multiple languages and in PDF.

Creative & Print   April 06, 2005

Ubiquitous PDF: Living Will forms dictate health-care decisions

The controversial case of Terri Schiavo, lingering for 15 years in a persistent vegetative state and the center of a medical conflict pitting her husband against her parents, has highlighted the value of having a living will prepared in advance. Numerous organizations and Web sites offer guidance and example forms in PDF.

Creative & Print   March 23, 2005

Ubiquitous PDF: NCAA Basketball Tournament Brackets Abound

With the annual college basketball tournaments set to begin this week, U.S. sports fans are busy filling out the brackets -- many versions available for download in PDF -- that outline the playoff matchups. Many office pools offer small rewards, or at least water cooler bragging rights, to those who pick the most winners.

Creative & Print   March 15, 2005

Ubiquitous PDF: Stampit Web offers Reader-ready "stamps" from Deutsche Post, Adobe

Deutsche Post and Adobe Systems are collaborating on an Internet postage project in Germany that will deliver pre-paid, PDF-based 'stamps' requiring only a Web browser and the free Adobe Reader.

Enterprise & Government   February 18, 2005

Ubiquitous PDF: Don't be a Super Bowl couch potato

Download a one-page, printable PDF describing a set of easy exercises that can be done during this weekend's Super Bowl game.

Creative & Print   February 02, 2005

Ubiquitous PDF: Hush cards in PDF fight cell phone abuse

A set of free-to-download, printable 'SHHH! cards" are intended to be used to alert cell phone users that their public bantering is annoying to others.

Creative & Print   January 26, 2005

Ubiquitous PDF: Documents detail 55th Presidential Inauguration

Numerous PDF-based documents available on a special federal government Web site offer insights into some of the logistics of and the ensuing hoopla associated with the 55th Presidential Inauguration.

Enterprise & Government   January 19, 2005

Ubiquitous PDF: Updated dietary guidelines -- Americans should eat less, exercise more

The newly revised, PDF-based "Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2005" from the federal government suggests that citizens eat smarter and less, and exercise regularly and more.

Enterprise & Government   January 12, 2005

Q/A: Adobe's John Landwehr on LiveCycle Policy Server

Adobe's John Landwehr talks with Planet PDF about the highly-anticipated LiveCycle Policy Server -- a server-based solution that allows for the real-time administration of security "policies" for PDF documents. Planet PDF Editor Kurt Foss reports.

Enterprise & Government   January 06, 2005

BinaryThing reaches out to support, promote Tsunami disaster relief

BinaryThing, the parent company of Planet PDF, PDF Store, ARTS PDF and other Acrobat/PDF-oriented business ventures, is expressing its concern and support for the Asian disaster relief efforts through several fund-raising efforts aimed at helping the survivors of the December 26, 2004 earthquake and tsunami in the Indian Ocean region.

Enterprise & Government   January 04, 2005
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