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Karl's Corner: Quantity versus Quality

July 06, 2006

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Editor's Note: Formerly CEO of BinaryThing/Planet PDF, Karl De Abrew is now the CEO of Debenu (www.debenu.com). ARTS PDF and Planet PDF have been since acquired by Debenu)

Well, it looks like things have settled down for the moment with the Microsoft v. Adobe spat. And to be honest, that's kind of good for a while. Even though we eat, breathe and sleep PDF, this topic was becoming a little tired, even for us.

That said, Microsoft definitely isn't the only PDF game in town, I've set myself a challenge this week, to count the number of 3rd party PDF creation utilities around. After all, it's not just Microsoft (or even Adobe) that provides this capability, just about everyone does. Nowadays, it's not about the quantity of PDF creators around, it's about the quality.

Here's a list I assembled in about 10 minutes:

Your mileage may vary. Please drop into the Planet PDF Forum Talkback section and let us know of any others.

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