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Archive: Editing & Publishing

Digital Publication Design - PDFs Improve the Creative Process

C. Scott Miller

Over the last dozen years, the explosive use of computer graphics has greatly expanded, speeded up, and improved the creative process. It has also cemented our reliance on telecommunications devices to quickly transfer proofs and files. In his latest article Scott Miller explores the use of PDF in content sharing, proofing, workgroups, prepress and more.

Enterprise & Government   December 15, 1999

PDF Web Capture - Creating a Millennium Family Tree

C. Scott Miller

Looking for a good use of the Web Capture feature of Adobe Acrobat 4.0? Scott Miller explores its use and how it has been useful for tracing his family roots and building a family tree.

Enterprise & Government   December 02, 1999

Making portable documents accessible

Kurt Foss

For some users, key attributes of PDF -- i.e. the ability to preserve complex layouts and use high-quality graphics -- may in fact be barriers to communication. Adobe Systems has been working for years to improve the accessibility of PDF-based information for the visually disabled. Recent updates to Access Adobe, its accessibility-oriented Web site, describe a range of current solutions -- including a new PDF Forms demo -- and outline the company's future plans.

Enterprise & Government   November 23, 1999

Filling PDF Forms

Aandi Inston

What can you do when you want to fill out forms on your computer or online? Aandi explores this and the options you have available.

Enterprise & Government   November 22, 1999

PDF - Remembering the first time

Kurt Foss

It's hard to forget the first time. For each of us the experience was unique and one most of us cherish. Planet PDF's Editor, Kurt Foss, reminisces on his first time with PDF and how it all began with Acrobat v. 1.0. Kurt shares his thoughts and knowledge on the world of PDF technology.

Enterprise & Government   November 04, 1999

PDF Anatomy 101

Bryan Guignard

This article examines what a PDF document is made up of. Comprised of document objects, page objects and content objects, it explains how these objects relate to form the PDFs you make and use.

Developer   October 31, 1999

All about compression in Distiller

Aandi Inston

So what is compression and which settings are the best? In this special, in-depth column, Aandi looks at what the compression types and settings in Acrobat Distiller mean, and what settings suit particular sorts of images.

Enterprise & Government   October 08, 1999

Moving live business process to the Web

Tony McKinley

Tony McKinley looks at how businesses cope with the running their business at Internet speed. Adobe Acrobat provides the architecture of a multiple enterprise software environments WITHIN the document. Electronic Document Management Systems, Search-ability of PDF Content, and Collaboration.

Enterprise & Government   October 06, 1999

PostScript - Using PostScript to concatenate PostScript and EPS file

Aandi Inston

This piece of PostScript can be used with any version of Adobe Acrobat Distiller to allow a sequence of PostScript or EPS files to be concatenated together into a single PDF file.

Developer   June 18, 1999

IAC - How to remove a single bookmark from a folder of PDFs using VB6

A simple program that allows you to remove a single bookmark from a folder of PDFs.

Developer   May 30, 1999

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