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.
One of the pioneers introducing PDF to the enterprise, Duff Johnson founded Document Solutions, Inc. in 1996 to leverage the power of the then-emerging PDF format in publishing and business communications. In an interview with Planet PDF, the PDF and accessibility guru shares his thoughts about Acrobat 7.0 and what it means for the PDF industry. Dan Shea reports.
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.
Adobe's John Landwehr talks with Planet PDF about the highly-anticipated LiveCycle Policy Server -- a server-based solution that allows for the real-time administration of security "policies" for PDF documents. Planet PDF Editor Kurt Foss reports.
A seasoned professional speaker, the Principal of independent training provider Practicalia has been an active participant on expert panels around the US for years. Planet PDF recently caught up with Claudia to find her first impressions on Adobe's latest PDF offering.
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.
The June 2004 release of Adobe Designer 6.0 finally provided an intuitive way by which to design PDF forms. With the release of Acrobat 7.0 just around the corner, Chris Dahl takes a sneak peek at what's going into Adobe's new form design product.
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.
Adobe is taking the Acrobat family mainstream with the version 7.0 release. While feature-for-feature Acrobat 6.0 launched with many more (and really surprised Planet PDF with its improvements), Acrobat 7.0 has launched with what is arguably the most important change to the Acrobat family since Reader was made free back in version 2.0: Acrobat 7.0 Professional users can now give any Adobe Reader (6.0 or 7.0) user permission to review and markup PDF documents. Planet PDF's CEO Karl De Abrew and the team give you our take on the latest Acrobat.
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.
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.