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Archive: Development

Max Wyss: First Impressions of Acrobat 7.0

Dan Shea

Styled "The guru of PDF scripting," this genial Swiss's expertise with PDF-based forms has seen him in great demand as a speaker and consultant on four continents. Planet PDF caught up with the PRODOK Engineering principal to chat about the recent release of Adobe's Acrobat 7.0 product family, which ships with an updated and renamed forms application in Adobe LiveCycle Designer. Dan Shea reports.

Developer   January 12, 2005

Acrobat 7.0 - Planet PDF's Take

Karl De Abrew

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.

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

diron Head Talks PDF, Standards and Automation

Dan Shea

Inspired by his family's scientific background, Thomas Roedding began developing software at 15, and by 1991, had already founded his own company. Thirteen years down the track, Planet PDF gets the workflow automation specialist's take on PDF's present and near future.

Enterprise & Government   November 11, 2004

Popup Menu Programming in Acrobat JavaScript

Thom Parker

The popup menu is one the most useful and easy to use User Interface Items available to the Acrobat JavaScript programmer. Unlike many of the other UI options it can be used in Folder level scripts as well as at the Document level and lower. In this piece, Thom Parker explains how to use this item.

Developer   October 21, 2004

Navigating the Internal Structure of a PDF Document

Thom Parker

"A PDF Document is a many layered thing." So says Thom Parker, who in this article tries to make sense of the structures and objects that compose a PDF Document with a view to fostering a better understanding of the PDF Specification.

Developer   October 07, 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

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

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

Introducing SOAP

Dave Wraight

SOAP or Simple Object Access Protocol has become a standard mechanism in the world of Web Services. In this piece, Dave Wraight takes a closer look at the use of SOAP with Acrobat.

Developer   March 18, 2004

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