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This week in PDF: Subscription-based PDF JavaScript resources launched

October 09, 2008

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This week in PDF has seen the release of a tool designed to combine digital and hard-copy workflows, an update to a digital rights management (DRM) solution and the launch of a subscription-based learning resource for Acrobat and PDF JavaScript.

First up, eCopy has announced eCopy PaperWorks Plus. The product enables users to convert electronic and paper documents into searchable, secure and editable PDF files. Using eCopy PaperWorks Plus, office workers can create, view, edit and modify scanned document images, PDFs and faxes. The software is directly integrated with content management, workflow and collaboration systems to expedite the filing, retrieval, review, distribution, and sharing of PDF documents. It comes with direct integration to EMC Documentum Content Server, Interwoven WorkSite, and Open Text eDOCs DM applications so that users can store and manage PDF files with these repositories. For more information, visit the official vendor site.

Also launched this week was WindJack Solutions' newest offering, a collection of subscription-based resources. pdfscripting.com has been designed as a comprehensive and convenient resource for enhancing the Acrobat and PDF JavaScript skills its subscribers.

"Our primary focus over the last few years has been developing custom Acrobat JavaScript tools and solutions for our clients," said WindJack Solutions' CEO Thom Parker. "We are leaders in this field and have devoted a lot of resources to educating to the community about Acrobat scripting by authoring articles, presenting sessions at PDF industry events, and offering Acrobat JavaScript training classes. What we are seeing is explosive growth in the need to use scripting in Acrobat and PDF forms and documents. Many of these document authors are not formal programmers, and beyond the official Adobe documentation, there is no single source of good training or comprehensive materials for them. What is available is scattered all over the web in the form of various user forums and blog entries. What we are doing with pdfscripting.com is offering a convenient one-stop-shop for all things Acrobat scripting at a very affordable price to fill this growing need in the community."

Visit pdfscripting.com for the details.

Last but not least, LockLizard has added branding functionality to its secure PDF DRM viewer. This enhances the ability of publishers to create a user environment that is more consistent with their own branding, allowing them to present their customers with a more coherent and seamless appearance.

"Previously we provided branding features such as a picture displayed whilst protected documents are loading, and allowed the first page of a document to be displayed without overlays or watermarks, providing the equivalent of a book cover or a document title page with the publisher’s full branding displayed," noted Dr T Mathews, Chairman of LockLizard.

For full product information, check out the LockLizard website.

That's it for this week. Watch this space!

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