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PDF Master: Aandi Inston talks with Planet PDF

Karl De Abrew

Planet PDF talks with Aandi Inston of Quite Software (www.quite.com). Aandi, a one-man oracle on the technology, has most certainly answered more Acrobat/PDF-related questions and offered more free online assistance in the past decade than anyone we know. In addition, Quite Software's products are used and publicly acclaimed by many, including former Adobe Systems CEO and co-founder John Warnock.

Creative & Print   February 20, 2003

John Warnock's 'Camelot' signalled birth of PDF

John Warnock

In the Spring of 1991 Dr. John Warnock wrote a paper he dubbed "Camelot" in which the Adobe Systems Co-founder and CEO laid out the foundation for what has become Acrobat/PDF. With the author's permission, Planet PDF is pleased to publish the full-text of that historic document.

Enterprise & Government   January 18, 2002

Acrobat/PDF: Thoughts on the First Decade

Karl De Abrew

Karl De Abrew, Planet PDF CEO, reflects on the near-decade since Acrobat v.1.0 was hatched (1993), noting several key stages in its development and toward the ever-growing acceptance and use of PDF, to Acrobat's current status as a major breadwinner for Adobe Systems. This commentary was first published in a Seybold Seminars newsletter.

Enterprise & Government   January 04, 2002

Adobe Acrobat's Display "Qualities"

Shlomo Perets

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.

Creative & Print   December 06, 2000

PDF eBooks are Here to Stay

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.

Enterprise & Government   July 27, 2000

PDF - Is the Standard in Need of a Standard?

According to The Pfeiffer Report, a single PDF standard is no longer viable, given the range of diverse applications for which the technology is suited. It's time "for each market segment to push the implementation or version which makes sense," resulting in several solution-specific standards, the report concludes.

Creative & Print   June 23, 2000

JavaScript - Instant Printing From a PopUpMenu

Dave Wraight

The following JavaScript code can be added to a button, bookmark or even link. When the user activates the button / bookmark / link a popup menu will be displayed on screen listing the page numbers (in page blocks of 20).

Developer   April 15, 2000

Internet Publishing & PDF

Gordon Kent

Gordon Kent, author of "Internet Publishing With Acrobat", talks to Planet PDF about his book, Acrobat 4.0 and publishing on the Web.

Developer   April 10, 2000

Filling PDF Forms

Aandi Inston

What can you do when you want to fill out forms on your computer or online? Aandi explores this and the options you have available.

Enterprise & Government   November 22, 1999

PDF - Remembering the first time

Kurt Foss

It's hard to forget the first time. For each of us the experience was unique and one most of us cherish. Planet PDF's Editor, Kurt Foss, reminisces on his first time with PDF and how it all began with Acrobat v. 1.0. Kurt shares his thoughts and knowledge on the world of PDF technology.

Enterprise & Government   November 04, 1999

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