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Sponsor Spotlight: LockLizard

Nettie Hartsock

As part of the ongoing series on Planet PDF's sponsors, we wanted to highlight LockLizard's DRM software products including Lizard Safeguard, Lizard Protector and Lizard Guardian.

Enterprise & Government   July 10, 2008

Review: Adobe Acrobat 9 sets foot in Web 2.0 with web-based live collaboration

Filipe Pereira Martins and Anna Kobylinska

With the release of Acrobat 9, Adobe's focus is all about re-inventing collaboration to enhance efficiency and performance. Some features such as forms have been somewhat improved, others, such as preflight, have been considerably enhanced. Yet if there is one signature feature of this release, it is live collaboration with free web services on Acrobat.com. This review by Filipe Pereira Martins and Anna Kobylinska provides an in-depth look at the new version of Adobe's flagship PDF product.

Enterprise & Government   July 03, 2008

Sponsor Spotlight: PDFTron

Nettie Hartsock

As part of the ongoing series on Planet PDF's sponsors, we wanted to highlight PDFTron and its innovative PDFNet SDK v4 which was released in February. The latest version added full Java support to the PDF library. Version 4.0 also includes a new Java interface that offers API functionality as a set of Java classes to give developers an easier and more expedient way to integrate PDFTron's PDFNet API into already existing applications.

Developer   April 10, 2008

Review: callas pdfToolbox 3 and DeviceLink-Add-on

Filipe Pereira Martins and Anna Kobylinska

The makers of Acrobat's preflight engine, callas software, have released the third generation of callas pdfToolbox to a growing interest among industry professionals in prepress and print. This review by Filipe Pereira Martins and Anna Kobylinska of Soft1T Consulting provides an in-depth look at the new product suite from callas software.

Creative & Print   March 06, 2008

2008 Adobe Acrobat and PDF Conference coming soon

Nettie Hartsock

Christopher Smith, Aquent Graphics Institute, graciously made time to speak with Planet PDF in regard to the upcoming conference and giving us an insider's view on what will most likely be yet another great PDF conference for all!

Enterprise & Government   February 28, 2008

DocGuruz releases PowerPoint to PDF 2.8

Nettie Hartsock

DocGuruz has released its updated PowerPoint to PDF 2.8 tool which enables users to convert PowerPoint presentations to PDF format without requiring Adobe Acrobat.

Enterprise & Government   February 28, 2008

Sponsor Spotlight: Drumlin Security

Dan Shea

Drumlin has been designed to strongly encrypt standard PDF files so that they can only be read by individuals you have authorized and cannot be read if copied from machine to machine.

Enterprise & Government   January 31, 2008

Bates-Stamping documents the easy way

Ernest Svenson

Bates-Stamping documents can be a tricky proposition, but, as outlined in this article by PDFforLawyers.com's Ernest Svenson, there's an easier way than going through the effort of doing this manually.

Enterprise & Government   November 01, 2007

How e-signatures empower the Web 2.0 business

Nettie Hartsock

As the technology of e-signatures continues to grow and as the use expands, more and more companies are turning to this affordable signature automation application as a way to "virtually ink" all their business documents.

Enterprise & Government   August 23, 2007

EDITORIAL: Joost "leaks" partnership plans

Dan Shea

Due to a security-related faux pas, it seems that Joost has inadvertently "leaked" details of its strategic planning.

Enterprise & Government   May 24, 2007

Christopher Smith on Adobe, Gore and eco-friendly PDF

Nettie Hartsock

We had a chance to catch up with AGI's Christopher Smith, director of the upcoming PDF 2007 conference, to find out the latest on this "must-PDF" conference and all that it will provide.

Enterprise & Government   March 15, 2007

The ten questions I want to ask Al Gore at the upcoming PDF 2007 Conference

Nettie Hartsock

We're all going to have our favorite sessions to pick from at the upcoming and power-packed PDF 2007 conference and this year's conference features over 80 sessions in two days as well as the opportunity to attend pre-conference and post-conference training sessions.

Enterprise & Government   March 15, 2007

PDF goes to ISO: The road ahead

Duff Johnson

In his second of two articles on the topic, Duff Johnson looks at the consequences of PDF's adoption as a formal standard, drawing on input from 3rd-party PDF gurus and PDF originator, Adobe Systems.

Enterprise & Government   March 01, 2007

PDF goes to ISO: Some background

Duff Johnson

In his first of two articles on the topic, Duff Johnson delivers some background and context on Adobe's new move to push PDF towards publication as an ISO Standard.

Enterprise & Government   February 14, 2007

Jaeggi on standards, training and PDF University

Nettie Hartsock

Planet PDF's Nettie Hartsock interviews noted PDF figure Stephan Jaeggi, who spoke about the upcoming PDF conference that he'll chair, his work with standards body the Ghent PDF Workgroup (GWG) and the world of PDF training.

Creative & Print   January 18, 2007

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