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Editorial: Horses for courses -- Making the right PDF

Dan Shea

Due to the many options available to PDF document authors, it's no longer appropriate to say, "Looks like a job for PDF!" It's now more important to know which PDF. Dan Shea discusses the differing requirements of various PDF workflows. Read more in his editorial.

Creative & Print   June 01, 2005

Editorial: PDF under fire (again)

Dan Shea

Dan Shea discusses threats to the PDF format past, present and future. After enduring years of supposed "PDF killers," he believes that the greatest threat to PDF comes from within. Read more in his editorial.

Enterprise & Government   May 26, 2005

Password protect PDF documents

Ernest Svenson

One advantage that PDF documents have over other image files (i.e. TIFFs or JPGs) is the ability to secure the document. When it comes to legal, this is a big advantage. PDFforLawyers.com's Ernest Svenson explains in this piece on PDF password security.

Enterprise & Government   May 19, 2005

Digital Signatures with PDF

Ernest Svenson

What are digital signatures, and why would you want to use them? Are they secure and legally binding? PDFforLawyers.com's Ernest Svenson answers these questions and outlines some of the pros and cons of digital vs physical signatures in this introductory piece.

Enterprise & Government   May 05, 2005

Christopher Smith on Adobe Acrobat and PDF Conference

Dan Shea

At the Adobe Acrobat and PDF Conference last week, Planet PDF caught up with conference chair and American Graphics Institute CEO Christopher Smith to talk about the state of our favorite file format, the conference business, and the Adobe-Macromedia mega-deal. Check out the details at Planet PDF.

Enterprise & Government   April 28, 2005

Making a PDF for e-filing

David Fishel

Want to learn how to e-file your legal documents in 15 minutes or less? What are the rules and regulations, and how do they apply to your practice? Read on as PDFforLawyers.com's Dave Fishel explains in this piece on creating legal PDFs destined for electronic filing, or e-filing for short.

Enterprise & Government   March 10, 2005

Moonshine2: The art of Scripting to make your own Distillery

Nick Hodge

Nick Hodge from Adobe's Pacific division wrote Moonshine script to use the PDF rendering engine of Photoshop to generate JPEGs for web-site publication and client review. Rather than re-generate smaller PDFs, the original Moonshine asked Photoshop to open the PDFs, and render a JPEG from the first page. Moonshine2 updates this to work with Photoshop CS's JavaScript engine.

Developer   February 24, 2005

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

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