"A PDF Document is a many layered thing." So says Thom Parker, who in this article tries to make sense of the structures and objects that compose a PDF Document with a view to fostering a better understanding of the PDF Specification.
Martin McKay has worked all his adult life in assistive technology. His company, Texthelp, has been helping to make the most popular document formats accessible to people who cannot read. This ultimately resulted in a strong focus on PDF, so Planet PDF caught up with him to get his take on PDF's present and future with respect to assistive technologies.
Douglas J. Alford
September 15, 2004
PDFlib GmbH founder and head Thomas Merz is a long-time expert in the areas of PostScript and PDF. Planet PDF recently caught up with the seasoned speaker and author to talk about PDF, the path that's taken him to this point, and what the future holds for the format.
September 08, 2004
September 01, 2004
Planet PDF's Dan Shea recently caught up with Independent System Integrators CEO Roelof Janssen in person to establish his views on Acrobat 6 Professional, the state of PDF prepress and the future.
What would the IT industry be without user documentation and tech books? Dave Wraight takes a look at one such text: Carl Young's latest book, "Adobe Acrobat 6.0: Getting Professional Results From Your PDFs".
Part two of two in John Clifford's "PDF and Soft Proofing" series. Acrobat 6 Professional has a number of preflight tools that come in very handy during the softproofing phase of your print workflow. John Clifford outlines how to take advantage of these tools during the softproofing phase.
Part one of two in John Clifford's "PDF and Soft Proofing" series. Acrobat 6's enhanced feature set allows for traditional proofreading marks to be used in "soft" PDF proofs. John Clifford explains how to make the best use of Acrobat to save paper without alienating your proofreaders.
Wendy Halderman and Ted Padova
In this tutorial, Ted Padova and Wendy Halderman explain how to best use the features of Acrobat 6 Professional to create a self-running multi-media kiosk for use with displays such as tradeshow exhibits.
Maureen P. Goulder
Maureen P. Goulder of the IRS outlines some of the steps taken to implement PDF accessibility at one of the World's most active PDF forms processors -- the US Internal Revenue Service.
Taking a break from keeping designers and printers on speaking terms, Practicalia principal Claudia McCue takes some time out to talk PDF.
Taking a break from applause-filled product demonstrations, Image Solutions, Inc. CEO Jinsoo Kim takes some time out to talk PDF.
Technical writer and Planet PDF Forum sage Doug Alford takes some time out to talk PDF.