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Archive: Acrobat 6.0

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

Acrobat in the Browser

Dave Wraight

Using some simple JavaScript, it's possible to determine a whole range of version information from the PDF Viewing Component inside a Web Browser. If you need to, say, determine which version of the Acrobat Browser Plugin your web visitors were using, Dave Wraight explains how.

Developer   September 01, 2004

PDF and Prepress According to Roelof

Dan Shea

Planet PDF's Dan Shea recently caught up with Independent System Integrators CEO Roelof Janssen in person to establish his views on Acrobat 6 Professional, the state of PDF prepress and the future.

Creative & Print   August 23, 2004

REVIEW: 'Getting Professional Results From Your PDFs'

Dave Wraight

What would the IT industry be without user documentation and tech books? Dave Wraight takes a look at one such text: Carl Young's latest book, "Adobe Acrobat 6.0: Getting Professional Results From Your PDFs".

Enterprise & Government   August 04, 2004

Softproofing with Acrobat 6 Professional's Preflight Tools

John Clifford

Part two of two in John Clifford's "PDF and Soft Proofing" series. Acrobat 6 Professional has a number of preflight tools that come in very handy during the softproofing phase of your print workflow. John Clifford outlines how to take advantage of these tools during the softproofing phase.

Creative & Print   July 27, 2004

Traditional Proofreading in PDF

John Clifford

Part one of two in John Clifford's "PDF and Soft Proofing" series. Acrobat 6's enhanced feature set allows for traditional proofreading marks to be used in "soft" PDF proofs. John Clifford explains how to make the best use of Acrobat to save paper without alienating your proofreaders.

Creative & Print   July 21, 2004

PDF Master: Graphic arts guru talks PDF and peacekeeping

Dan Shea

Taking a break from keeping designers and printers on speaking terms, Practicalia principal Claudia McCue takes some time out to talk PDF.

Creative & Print   June 16, 2004

PDF Master: Enigmatic forum sage reveals secret origins...

Technical writer and Planet PDF Forum sage Doug Alford takes some time out to talk PDF.

Enterprise & Government   June 01, 2004

Hans Hartman chats with Planet PDF

Dan Shea

Seybold Seminars Amsterdam Conference Chair shares his thoughts on PDF, conferences, and the future.

Enterprise & Government   May 30, 2004

Generating Reports with JavaScript

Dave Wraight

Another underused tool in the Javascript toolkit is the Report Object. The object provides a mechanism to create detailed reports on almost anything that comes to mind. For example we could generate a report on the annotations in a document, detailing their type, content, destination (if any), author, date of creation etc. We could also generate a report across a whole series of PDF files using the Batch Processing function.

Developer   May 17, 2004

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