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Archive: Editing & Publishing

OPINION: Electronic books: The final analysis

Karl De Abrew

In this somewhat tongue-in-cheek opinion piece, Planet PDF founder Karl De Abrew offers his take on the value and future of electronic books.

Enterprise & Government   December 31, 2000

Adobe Acrobat's Display "Qualities"

Shlomo Perets

Shlomo Perets inspects Adobe Acrobat's capabilities specific to on-screen reading, offers explanations and illustrations of several commonly cited shortcomings and poses questions about possible improvements in future versions.

Creative & Print   December 06, 2000

PDF101 - An Introduction to Using Adobe Acrobat/PDF

Carl Young

Carl Young of DigiPub Solutions Corp. and the PDF 2000 II Conference shares some tips on creating PDFs that make optimal use of Acrobat's feature set -- suggesting that users develop a checklist that can guide consistent production of PDFs.

Enterprise & Government   October 03, 2000

Using PDFs on Corporate CD-ROMs

C. Scott Miller

C. Scott Miller shares his thoughts and experiences on an expanding demand for cross-media documentation that is driving new interest in PDF, part of his recent PDF Day presentation. It includes an overview of a fundraising project, combining multimedia with PDF documentation on a CD-ROM, that his company helped produce for Wells Fargo Bank.

Creative & Print   September 29, 2000

Listen to Your PDFs

Bryan Guignard

Bryan Guignard isn't yet talking to his PDF files, but he's spent a good deal of time listening to them lately. He's impressed with the Text-to-Speech technology, as he explains in his article, and sees opportunities beyond just an accessibility solution.

Enterprise & Government   August 23, 2000

XML and PDF: Of applications and philosophy

Gordon Kent

As you consider how to maintain the integrity of data for future use, the best format is a structured format and there is no better format than XML, Gordon Kent writes in his latest article. Alternatively, you may have requirements to maintain the branding image or look and feel of your documents; here PDF is an excellent choice. How can you get the maximum value from what both XML and PDF offer?

Enterprise & Government   July 27, 2000

PDF eBooks are Here to Stay

Karl De Abrew

With Stephen King sending a second round of shock waves through the book publishing industry this week, we're re-purposing a column written initially for Adobe.com by Planet PDF's Karl De Abrew that reflects on King's first venture into the world of eBooks and PDF -- the record-setting release of "Riding the Bullet" a few months ago.

Enterprise & Government   July 27, 2000

Using Digital Signatures with Acrobat

Karl De Abrew

With the recent signing of a new digital signatures law by U.S. President Bill Clinton, we're re-posting a "Pulp Free" column first written by Planet PDF's Karl De Abrew for Adobe.com -- a look at using using digital signatures in PDF documents.

Enterprise & Government   July 06, 2000

Using Digital Signatures with Microsoft Outlook

Karl De Abrew

In a related "Pulp Free" column by De Abrew for Adobe.com, he offers guidance on using digital certificates and digital signatures with Microsoft Outlook email.

Enterprise & Government   July 06, 2000

PDF - Is the Standard in Need of a Standard?

According to The Pfeiffer Report, a single PDF standard is no longer viable, given the range of diverse applications for which the technology is suited. It's time "for each market segment to push the implementation or version which makes sense," resulting in several solution-specific standards, the report concludes.

Creative & Print   June 23, 2000

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