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Archive: Doc-Management & Workflow

Editorial: Quality before quantity

Dan Shea

Much has been said about PDF type, but what about quality? It's a bit scary to think that there are processes out there creating bad PDF files capable of choking workflows due to minor errors that nevertheless still result in incompatibilities. Read more in this editorial.

Enterprise & Government   June 08, 2005

Editorial: Horses for courses -- Making the right PDF

Dan Shea

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.

Creative & Print   June 01, 2005

Password protect PDF documents

Ernest Svenson

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.

Enterprise & Government   May 19, 2005

Digital Signatures with PDF

Ernest Svenson

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.

Enterprise & Government   May 05, 2005

Pam Deziel on Macromedia and future of Acrobat

Dan Shea

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.

Enterprise & Government   April 27, 2005

Electronic transactions - why aren't there more of them?

Ernest Svenson

When Bill Clinton was President, he signed into law legislation that was supposed to pave the way for electronic transactions. Well, Clinton's been gone for quite a while now, but the legislation remains -- so why aren't more legal transactions carried out electronically? PDFforLawyers.com's Ernest Svenson explains.

Enterprise & Government   March 24, 2005

Making a PDF for e-filing

David Fishel

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.

Enterprise & Government   March 10, 2005

Understanding PDF Metadata

David Fishel

Much ado about metadata. What is it, and when is it useful? Perhaps more importantly, when is it a liability? PDFforLawyers.com's Dave Fishel answers these questions and many more, providing useful "real-world" examples in this piece on metadata in PDF and source formats.

Enterprise & Government   March 03, 2005

Using Mac OS X Preview Application for PDF Lite

Ernest Svenson

Mac OS X comes with an excellent PDF viewer built in. The Preview application is a fast, simple viewer. It doesn't have all the bells and whistles of even Adobe Reader, but it uses a lot less overhead. Best of all, it's fast. PDFforLawyers.com's Ernest Svenson explains.

Enterprise & Government   February 17, 2005

Why PDF in legal? #3 -- The Unified Document Theory

David Fishel

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.

Enterprise & Government   February 03, 2005

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