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This week in PDF: Mobile PDF viewing

August 16, 2007

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This week in PDF has seen a 3D image manipulation device add support for Acrobat 8, the release of a new software bundle for processing scanned images and an update to a PDF reader for mobile devices.

First up, 3Dconnexion has announced that its SpaceNavigator 3D device now supports Adobe Acrobat Professional 8 and Adobe Reader 8. The device works with various 3D applications on the Mac, giving precise and continuous visual control of 3D models within Photoshop CS3 Extended without switching tools. According to Rory Dooley, president of 3Dconnexion, this enriches user comprehension of the content in a way not possible with a mouse and a keyboard alone. The updated driver to make this necessary is free for registered users, and more information can be found on the official vendor website.

Moving from complex on-screen manipulations to scanning solutions, and LuraTech has announced that its LuraDocument JPM/PDF Exporter will be bundled with EMC Captiva QuickScan Pro software, an out-of-the-box document scanner software and imaging solution by EMC Corporation. The combined solution is designed to enhance and streamline users' ability to scan, share and store documents, allowing users to transform scanned documents into high-quality compressed PDF and PDF/A files during the document capture process. Check out the QuickScan Pro web page and the LuraTech web site for more detailed information.

Finally, Quickoffice has released an update to its PDF reading software for mobile devices. Compared to earlier versions, Adobe Reader LE v2.5 for S60 on Symbian OS devices has been enhanced with technology licensed from Adobe. This release is the first product resulting from the recently signed agreement between Adobe and Quickoffice, which will see both companies continue to develop solutions for the S60 Symbian operating system.Adobe Reader LE v2.5 is currently available via Quickmanager, Quickoffice’s unique, secure on-device client, for an introductory price of $14.95. Additional retail channels are expected to be added soon. For more information, visit Quickoffice web site.

That's it for this week. Watch this space!

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