PDF Is A Platform

With the PDF Technical Conference in San Jose coming up shortly -- 19th and 20th of October -- it's worth taking a few minutes to review one of the major themes that will be discussed at the conference: PDF as a platform.

PDF In-Depth

PDF Linearization (AKA Fast Web View): Why it Matters and How to Do it

In this article, Planet PDF's Dan Shea outlines what linearization means in the context of PDF, along with why and when it is most useful. The piece also briefly touches upon several available solutions for linearizing PDFs and/or viewing linearized PDFs.

PDF Master: Duff Johnson

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 installment, we speak to Duff Johnson, long-time friend of Planet PDF and a man right at the centre of PDF, as international Project Leader for the PDF specification itself (ISO 32000).

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.

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.

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PDF Tips and Tricks

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.

Create A PDF in OS X

Programs exist offering the functionality to export, save or convert a file you are working on to a PDF. Sometimes (like viewing webpages) this isn't supported but you do have a workaround. You are still able to create a PDF of your work.

QR Code Generator For Adobe Acrobat

The QR Code Generator for Acrobat is a .SWF file that you can add to any PDF page that will create a QR code from any string that you enter into the input field but links are particularly useful.

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PDF News

PDF Is A Platform

With the PDF Technical Conference in San Jose coming up shortly -- 19th and 20th of October -- it's worth taking a few minutes to review one of the major themes that will be discussed at the conference: PDF as a platform.

October 09, 2015

GWG releases whitepaper on PDF/VT, PDF variable data printing standard

The Ghent Workgroup (GWG) has released a whitepaper that explains PDF/VT, the ISO standard for use with PDF-based variable data and transactional printing.

April 11, 2014

tetra4D updates 3D PDF Converter

tetra4D has announced the release of 3D PDF Converter 4.1, a conversion utility for creating 3D PDF documents. The latest version adds support for a range of new technologies, including: Autodesk Inventor 2014, CATIA V5-6R2013 (R23), Rhino 4.5, Solid Edge ST6, SolidWorks 2014, and NX 9.0.

April 02, 2014

Debenu Quick PDF Library version 10 Upgrade - includes Delphi XE5 support, AES-256 Encryption, QR Code and more

Debenu, released version 10 of their pioneering PDF SDK, Debenu Quick PDF Library. Available in single and multi licenses for Windows, Mac and Server development. In an important step forward for the SDK a range of great new innovative features and enhancements have been included.

October 28, 2013

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Why eBooks and mobile devices don't (yet) pose an existential threat to the PDF

Continuous upheaval is what makes watching the technology industry so exciting. David vs. Goliath battles are waged every day, with startups often winning against much larger businesses. For years and years, many have predicted the decline of the PDF given its age and perceived disadvantages. Today, with the PDF losing ground in emerging areas like mobile and eBooks, the calls for its ultimate demise are growing louder.

February 02, 2016
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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.