About 10 years ago, the industry practice was to scan paper documents to TIFF images, run an OCR process to create a searchable text record, and then add the relevant metadata to a bibliographic database. Managing three layers of data for every document was time-consuming and inefficient. Surely there had to be an easier way! PDFforLawyers.com's Dave Fishel explains.
When Leonard Rosenthol co-founded PDF Sages, he was already one of the most well known and respected software developers for the Apple Macintosh, with a strong pedigree in PDF after noteworthy stints at Adobe and Appligent. Planet PDF recently caught up with this seasoned speaker and true PDF sage to get his take on Adobe's latest Acrobat offering.
Chris Dahl is the Chief Technology Officer of ARTS PDF Global Services (APGS), a leading global provider of PDF professional services, and can boast a CV that firmly places him in an exclusive group of CTOs leading the largest and most innovative PDF projects in the world. Planet PDF recently spoke to him about Acrobat 7.0 and its impact on developers and forms workflows. Dan Shea reports.
Lawyers are publishers. They research, write, edit, and publish (under deadlines), just like journalists, authors, academics, etc. The good news is that, because of PDF's roots in the publishing industry, there is a huge body of knowledge about workflow, automation, and customization of PDFs in that business. Legal folks would do well to learn from existing workflows and tools.
One of the pioneers introducing PDF to the enterprise, Duff Johnson founded Document Solutions, Inc. in 1996 to leverage the power of the then-emerging PDF format in publishing and business communications. In an interview with Planet PDF, the PDF and accessibility guru shares his thoughts about Acrobat 7.0 and what it means for the PDF industry. Dan Shea reports.
There are many excellent reasons to get good at using PDF in legal practice. One compelling motivation is that it is the standard for electronic filing in the Federal Courts. The rollout of the eFiling/case management program from the Administrative Office for the US Courts is well underway.
If you are used to searching long PDF documents and folders full of PDFs, then you will probably have spent a lot of time waiting. This tip from Cari Jansen explains how to dramatically improve the efficiency of your Acrobat searches.
Styled "The guru of PDF scripting," this genial Swiss's expertise with PDF-based forms has seen him in great demand as a speaker and consultant on four continents. Planet PDF caught up with the PRODOK Engineering principal to chat about the recent release of Adobe's Acrobat 7.0 product family, which ships with an updated and renamed forms application in Adobe LiveCycle Designer. Dan Shea reports.
Adobe's John Landwehr talks with Planet PDF about the highly-anticipated LiveCycle Policy Server -- a server-based solution that allows for the real-time administration of security "policies" for PDF documents. Planet PDF Editor Kurt Foss reports.
A seasoned professional speaker, the Principal of independent training provider Practicalia has been an active participant on expert panels around the US for years. Planet PDF recently caught up with Claudia to find her first impressions on Adobe's latest PDF offering.
Earlier this year, Law Technology News published an article by Donna Payne and Bruce Lewis entitled: "Metadata: Are you Protected?" The article is informative and its authors to be commended for raising awareness of the dangers of metadata. However, in their zeal to warn people about metadata, the authors may have overstated the problem in one key area.
A step-by-step guide to making image-only PDF documents searchable using Acrobat -- a must-read for lawyers or other professionals looking to convert large volumes of scanned files. This tutorial from PDFforLawyers.com's David Fishel covers versions 4, 5 and 6 of Acrobat and explains their relative strengths with respect to Optical Character Recognition (OCR).
The June 2004 release of Adobe Designer 6.0 finally provided an intuitive way by which to design PDF forms. With the release of Acrobat 7.0 just around the corner, Chris Dahl takes a sneak peek at what's going into Adobe's new form design product.
With the announcement of Adobe Acrobat 7.0, Planet PDF sheds some light on the comparative merits of Adobe Reader and Acrobats Standard and Professional. Since a picture tells a thousand words, we've also included a detailed side-by-side feature comparison.
Adobe is taking the Acrobat family mainstream with the version 7.0 release. While feature-for-feature Acrobat 6.0 launched with many more (and really surprised Planet PDF with its improvements), Acrobat 7.0 has launched with what is arguably the most important change to the Acrobat family since Reader was made free back in version 2.0: Acrobat 7.0 Professional users can now give any Adobe Reader (6.0 or 7.0) user permission to review and markup PDF documents. Planet PDF's CEO Karl De Abrew and the team give you our take on the latest Acrobat.
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