The application of security on documents has always been a delicate balancing act between ease-of-use and adequate protection for the document's contents. Too little, and you risk the exposure of sensitive information; too much, and you can impede the authorized use of the document. Dan Shea's latest article attempts to take some of the pain out of devising document security strategies.
Some form of electronic signature has existed for quite some time. Almost all US states and a large number of countries have enacted or are considering some form of electronic signature legislation. If that's the case, why aren't there more of them in use? PDFforLawyers.com's Dave Fishel explains in this piece on electronic signatures.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
With the recent acquisition of Macromedia, Adobe-watchers around the world ponder the future of Acrobat and the PDF format. Planet PDF recently spoke to Adobe Acrobat's Director of Product Marketing, Pam Deziel at the Adobe Acrobat and PDF conference to find out. See the interview at Planet PDF.
Q&A with Ted Padova on his Adobe Reader 7 Revealed: Working Effectively with Acrobat PDF Files which publisher Peachpit Press calls "the first-ever book on this wildly popular PDF viewer." Read the full interview at Planet PDF.
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.
OK, so you want to stamp your document. Maybe you need to give reviewers some advice about the document's status or sensitivity. This tip from author Ted Padova demonstrates how to add stamps with the Stamp Tool along with related comments.