The people behind Acrobat's native content extraction capabilities through an OEM agreement have just released a new multi-function PDF application. ALLPDF Converter integrates PDF Creation capabilities of BCL's easyPDF utility with the PDF extraction technology (to RTF) for which it has become well-known. In addition, the $74.95 desktop application adds the ability to combine or merge multiple PDF documents interactively.
"ALLPDF Converter virtually eliminates the learning curve for adopting PDF in the workplace," said Alam. "With just the click of a button, users can create a PDF file or import a PDF document into the already familiar Microsoft Word environment. They will still create and edit documents using the same tools they use every day."
The product is streamlined for use in collaborative workflows, where users need to edit PDF content and pass on the amended result. ALLPDF allows them to accept PDF, convert to DOC for easy editing, and round trip the document back into PDF -- complete with interactive elements such as hyperlinks. Also possible is the creation of digital signatures during creation, further aiding the review process.
Planet PDF talks with another Master of the PDF Universe, Eugene Y. Xiong, Founder and Chairman of the Board at Foxit Software Inc. in Fremont California. Xiong is a quiet yet astounding achiever, you (usually) won't find him talking at conferences, exhibits, or publishings, but what you will find is the result of his leadership in places you would never expect.
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.