Formerly CEO of Planet PDF, Karl De Abrew is now the CEO of Debenu (www.debenu.com) -- maker of the Quick PDF Library (formerly iSEDQuickPDF | QuickPDF) (www.quickpdflibrary.com), a powerful royalty-free PDF developer SDK, and Benubird Pro, the easy-to-use personal document management system.
ARTS PDF and Planet PDF are both divisions of BinaryThing
Today I received yet another "nice slick" Microsoft Word document sent to me by a company trying to sell their wares. Since I didn't have the Canon LBP-800 printer that they'd authored their document for, it instantly repaginated when I opened it, ruining the precise page layout that they'd clearly spent a great deal of time poring over.
Yes-siree, certainly a sure fire way to lose my business. Yup, it reminded me of precisely why I was attracted to PDF in the first place -- I know that if I produce a document as a PDF I can guarantee that no matter who I deliver it to, they're going to get exactly what I sent them. Nice!
You can catch all of the reasoning beyond the creation of PDF in Dr. John Warnock's Camelot paper which we host here at Planet 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.
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.