Shlomo Perets inspects Adobe Acrobat's capabilities specific to on-screen reading, offers explanations and illustrations of several commonly cited shortcomings and poses questions about possible improvements in future versions.
In this piece in our Developers section, Kas Thomas shares some thoughts and experiences about Adobe Acrobat plug-in development, the Acrobat SDK and a variety of other related topics on his mind.
Kas Thomas reflects on where he thinks Acrobat and PDF are headed, and on where they fit in the greater communications technology picture. Agree or disagree? Post your thoughts on the future of PDF in the Planet PDF Forum!
Carl Young of DigiPub Solutions Corp. and the PDF 2000 II Conference shares some tips on creating PDFs that make optimal use of Acrobat's feature set -- suggesting that users develop a checklist that can guide consistent production of PDFs.
C. Scott Miller
C. Scott Miller shares his thoughts and experiences on an expanding demand for cross-media documentation that is driving new interest in PDF, part of his recent PDF Day presentation. It includes an overview of a fundraising project, combining multimedia with PDF documentation on a CD-ROM, that his company helped produce for Wells Fargo Bank.
PDF forms are turning up at an increasing number of Web sites, but many represent the most basic conversion. Rather than allowing their forms to be filled in on line, many sites post static versions that must be
downloaded, printed and filled in by hand. If you own the full version of Adobe Acrobat, you may be able to add fill-in fields to some forms so they can at least be completed electronically.
PDF Print All was constructed to eliminate the problem of multiple document printing in Adobe Acrobat.
September 20, 2000
Bryan Guignard isn't yet talking to his PDF files, but he's spent a good deal of time listening to them lately. He's impressed with the Text-to-Speech technology, as he explains in his article, and sees opportunities beyond just an accessibility solution.
Carl Young's PDF 101 articles -- intended as an introduction to using Acrobat/PDF -- explore the basics of adding fields to make your PDF Forms interactive.
As you consider how to maintain the integrity of data for future use, the best format is a structured format and there is no better format than XML, Gordon Kent writes in his latest article. Alternatively, you may have requirements to maintain the branding image or look and feel of your documents; here PDF is an excellent choice. How can you get the maximum value from what both XML and PDF offer?
Karl De Abrew
With Stephen King sending a second round of shock waves through the book publishing industry this week, we're re-purposing a column written initially for Adobe.com by Planet PDF's Karl De Abrew that reflects on King's first venture into the world of eBooks and PDF -- the record-setting release of "Riding the Bullet" a few months ago.
Karl De Abrew
With the recent signing of a new digital signatures law by U.S. President Bill Clinton, we're re-posting a "Pulp Free" column first written by Planet PDF's Karl De Abrew for Adobe.com -- a look at using using digital signatures in PDF documents.
Karl De Abrew
In a related "Pulp Free" column by De Abrew for Adobe.com, he offers guidance on using digital certificates and digital signatures with Microsoft Outlook email.