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Why PDF in legal? #3 -- The Unified Document Theory

David Fishel

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.

Enterprise & Government   February 03, 2005

Why PDF in legal? #2 -- Because You Are a Publisher

David Fishel

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.

Enterprise & Government   January 27, 2005

Why PDF in legal? #1 -- Because the Judge Said So

David Fishel

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.

Enterprise & Government   January 20, 2005

Overstating the threat of metadata in PDF documents

Ernest Svenson

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.

Enterprise & Government   December 16, 2004

OCR Tutorial for Acrobat

David Fishel

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).

Enterprise & Government   December 02, 2004

Acrobat 7 Product Family Feature Matrix

Dan Shea

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.

Enterprise & Government   November 15, 2004

Acrobat 7.0 - Our First Look

Richard Crocker

Planet PDF has published its first impressions of Acrobat 7.0. As with most major releases, new users are bound to get a little lost. If you're in need of a helping hand, why not spend some time taking our product tour of this important product suite.

Enterprise & Government   November 15, 2004

PDF Master: Thomas Merz's Take on PDF and Acrobat

Dan Shea

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.

Developer   September 08, 2004

PDF Continuing Education: Real World Document Makeovers

Duff Johnson

In collaboration with Duff Johnson of Document Solutions, we're launching a new series that will analyze and improve a selection of PDF files we routinely encounter, along with his non-judgmental comments on why and how the file was improved.

Enterprise & Government   November 06, 2003

Jakob Nielsen's PDF Phobia is seemingly incurable

Kurt Foss

The noted usability guru strays outside his area of expertise once again in a new "Alertbox" column denigrating any uses of PDF other than printing. We can't help but wonder -- due to the silliness of some of his comments and suggestions -- whether he's being serious. We're afraid he is. Nonetheless, to show our respect, we've christened a special Google Advanced Search setting in his honor.

Enterprise & Government   July 28, 2003

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