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Archive: Development

ABC's of Adobe ADBC

Kas Thomas

In a first-person opinion piece, Kas Thomas asks, then answers, the question: 'Is Adobe Acrobat Database Connectivity (ADBC) ready for production use?' Post your thoughts in the Planet PDF Forum.

Developer   March 10, 2002

JavaScript - Response Dialogs, An interactive session

Kas Thomas

Introduces the use of the response dialog which he sees as a mechanism to let the programmer get special additional information from the user.

Developer   March 06, 2002

John Warnock's 'Camelot' signalled birth of PDF

John Warnock

In the Spring of 1991 Dr. John Warnock wrote a paper he dubbed "Camelot" in which the Adobe Systems Co-founder and CEO laid out the foundation for what has become Acrobat/PDF. With the author's permission, Planet PDF is pleased to publish the full-text of that historic document.

Enterprise & Government   January 18, 2002

Time for an Acrobat JavaScript Test

Kas Thomas

Kas Thomas offers a chance to test your knowledge of Acrobat JavaScript with a new 20-question quiz; answers and explanations provided.

Developer   January 07, 2002

Test your knowledge of standard JavaScript core-language functionality

Kas Thomas

Test your knowledge of standard JavaScript core-language functionality by taking this 20-question quiz developed by expert user, author and developer Kas Thomas; answers and explanations provided.

Developer   January 01, 2002

The Ghost of PDFWriter Past

Bryan Guignard

Bryan Guignard notes that PDFWriter is no longer part of the basic installation with Acrobat 5, and explains why that's a good thing for PDF users and PDF.

Developer   December 18, 2001

Intro to Acrobat 5 Batch Processing

Dr. D. P. Story

If you're an Acrobat 5 owner who has not yet discovered -- or at least explored -- the product's greatly enhanced batch processing capabilities, you're not getting your money's worth from the program. To show you just a taste of what you've been missing, Prof. D. P. Story offers an introduction to 'Batch' -- Acrobat 5 batch processing and scripting. He also offers tips on how to expand what you can do by easily creating your own custom sequences.

Developer   October 20, 2001

Make It Easy on Yourself

Kas Thomas

One of the things that makes JavaScript such a powerful, easy-to-use language is its relaxed data-typing. But sometimes, you NEED a number to be a number. New Planet PDF columinist Kas Thomas gives you the insight into a host of JavaScript tricks to perform variable type conversions.

Developer   September 20, 2001

Tips for Writing Reliable Code

Kas Thomas

Kas Thomas shares a few work habits and practices that will help you write better code--assuming, of course, that you already know at least the basics of programming!

Developer   August 23, 2001

Using Colors in Acrobat JavaScript

Kas Thomas

Kas offers a crash course in manipulating color in PDF files.

Developer   August 05, 2001

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