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Archive: Editing & Publishing

Why PDF in legal? #2 -- Because You Are a Publisher

David Fishel

Lawyers are publishers. They research, write, edit, and publish (under deadlines), just like journalists, authors, academics, etc. The good news is that, because of PDF's roots in the publishing industry, there is a huge body of knowledge about workflow, automation, and customization of PDFs in that business. Legal folks would do well to learn from existing workflows and tools.

Enterprise & Government   January 27, 2005

Duff Johnson: First Impressions of Acrobat 7.0

Dan Shea

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.

Enterprise & Government   January 20, 2005

Claudia McCue: First Impressions of Acrobat 7.0

Dan Shea

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.

Creative & Print   December 22, 2004

Overstating the threat of metadata in PDF documents

Ernest Svenson

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.

Enterprise & Government   December 16, 2004

OCR Tutorial for Acrobat

David Fishel

A step-by-step guide to making image-only PDF documents searchable using Acrobat -- a must-read for lawyers or other professionals looking to convert large volumes of scanned files. This tutorial from PDFforLawyers.com's David Fishel covers versions 4, 5 and 6 of Acrobat and explains their relative strengths with respect to Optical Character Recognition (OCR).

Enterprise & Government   December 02, 2004

Acrobat 7 Product Family Feature Matrix

Dan Shea

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.

Enterprise & Government   November 15, 2004

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

REVIEW: 'Getting Professional Results From Your PDFs'

Dave Wraight

What would the IT industry be without user documentation and tech books? Dave Wraight takes a look at one such text: Carl Young's latest book, "Adobe Acrobat 6.0: Getting Professional Results From Your PDFs".

Enterprise & Government   August 04, 2004

Traditional Proofreading in PDF

John Clifford

Part one of two in John Clifford's "PDF and Soft Proofing" series. Acrobat 6's enhanced feature set allows for traditional proofreading marks to be used in "soft" PDF proofs. John Clifford explains how to make the best use of Acrobat to save paper without alienating your proofreaders.

Creative & Print   July 21, 2004

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