This week in PDF has seen a major update to a PDF information retrieval tool, while minor updates were released for a Java-based PDF library and a PDF forms solution.
First up, PDFlib GmbH has released a version 2.0 of its PDF information retrieval tool. PDFlib pCOS provides a simple and elegant facility for retrieving any information from a PDF document which is not part of the page contents. For example, PDF metadata, interactive elements (links etc.), or page dimensions can easily be queried with pCOS. In addition to the new version of the software, PDFlib has also released a new pCOS Cookbook containing code samples to facilitate the retrieval of various interesting objects from PDF documents. Check out the vendor web site for more detailed information or to download a free trial version of the software.
In other news, UNIVERSE Software GmbH has released the latest version of its PDF forms solution. pdf-FormServer v4.5 allows users to save filled out PDF forms while keeping form fields editable. The software allows all filled out PDF forms can be saved locally either as FDF, XFDF (for further electronic processing) or directly to PDF. Filled forms be read with the form data included, altered at a later date or sent via email. Full product details can be found at pdf-office.com.
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.