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.

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

Importing and Exporting forms data from a PDF form

There are many reasons to export and import PDF forms data within a company. One way to do this is to use an FDF (Forms Data Format) file, which is a simple file format that can be used to store the data from within a PDF form.

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.

Slimming PDF bookmarks with JavaScript

PDF bookmarks are a must for the usability and navigability of longer documents. When these bookmarks are created programmatically, they are based on a template created using a combination of user settings and the content of the source document or web page. Since not all such documents were created with PDF bookmarks in mind, cleaning up the resulting bookmark titles can become an important part of the QA process. In this tip, Karl De Abrew takes some of the pain out of this process.

Download ISO 32000-1 (PDF standard) document for free from Adobe.com

As PDF is an ISO specification anyone is free to develop software that utilizes the PDF format. Usually the specification has to be purchased through the ISO website, but due to a deal deal between ISO and Adobe, the PDF specification can be downloaded for free from the Adobe website.

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PDF News

Five visions of a PDF Day

In the world of PDFs or as we like to say Planet (of) PDF, a year isn't a real PDF year without an intense few days of industry knowledge sharing.

May 15, 2018

Upcoming PDF Events

PDF Days Europe 2018

14 - 16 May 2018

PDF Days Europe, the annual PDF technology education event, happens from 14 to 16 May 2018 in Berlin, at the Hotel Steglitz International.

April 05, 2018

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

The European PDF Event of the Year 2017

With less than two weeks to go, I'm getting pretty excited about the PDF Days Europe 2017. Aside from schooling my German, it also gives me some great access to the latest and greatest PDF experts.

May 05, 2017

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Five visions of a PDF Day

In the world of PDFs or as we like to say Planet (of) PDF, a year isn't a real PDF year without an intense few days of industry knowledge sharing.

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