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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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!

Back to the future! A Best of Planet PDF: Volume One

So take an very interesting read of where I predicted the future back in 2002. After 16 years, I'm pretty chuffed that I've been been accurate. Well, at least in many scenarios :-). So read on to find out what was "guess-pected" 15 years ago!!

Here we go...

Planet PDF is a founding co-sponsor of the PDF Conference (www.pdfconference.com), developed and hosted by DigiPub Solutions Corp., and we were delighted to learn recently that Gary Cosimini of Adobe Systems, Inc. will be the keynote speaker for the June 2-4 event in Bethesda, MD. In the past, this event has had a significant focus on government and enterprise uses and users. For the upcoming event, they've added a track for creative professionals. With Cosimini's publishing background prior to joining Adobe, he was the Senior Art Director for The New York Times and long-term Acrobat/PDF involvement and interest, he's a perfect choice to help commemorate 'The First Acrobat/PDF Decade.'

Latest PDF Standards

Years ago (and years!) when we used to talk about PDF as being the most prominent document format, we'd always have to add a quick, under-the-breath, "de-facto standard". But when it came to being 100 percent assured that it would be around in years to come, it's always been a case of biting our collective lips and hoping for the best. What we would do if Adobe pulled the plug? Over the past two years, though, it's been nothing but standards, standards, standards when it comes to PDF. In fact, there are so many that it's easy to lose track. In this feature article, Planet PDF Editor Karl De Abrew helps to de-mystify the ever-increasing range of PDF-based standards.

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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.

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.

Evaluating JavaScript using Acrobat's console

If you have incorporated JavaScript into your PDF documents, chances are that you'd like to make sure that it's valid before you post the PDF to your website. The good news is that Acrobat has a handy JavaScript console that allows you to do just that.

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PDF Camp Berlin

September 21, 2017

BASTA! Anniversary Conference

Special edition of the VIP Event in Vienna

November 6, 2017

PDF Day | Washington DC

January 29, 2018

September 14, 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

Great additions to Microsoft Edge preview with Insider Build 16188

As part of the latest release of Windows Insider Preview Build, Microsoft Edge's PDF Reader has been souped up to include new features to provide more support for PDF reading

May 04, 2017

Foxit Software solves the Document Management problem

The number of PDFs currently distributed is estimated to be over 2.5 trillion! The main areas of concern are based on making use of PDF in medium to large businesses.

June 28, 2016

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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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