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Archive: Editing & Publishing

Editorial: Adobe-Macromedia -- Untangling the web

Dan Shea

The acquisition of Macromedia by Adobe is now complete, and the combined company can now get down to the serious business of integrating its operations. What will be the face of this new, "Macrobe?" Dan Shea speculates in his latest editorial.

Enterprise & Government   December 07, 2005

Introduction to PDF content extraction

Dan Shea

What is content extraction? When is it useful? What does "OCR" stand for anyway? Dan Shea addresses these questions and covers some of the tools that can help with the extraction process in his latest feature article.

Enterprise & Government   November 23, 2005

Editorial: When the dust settles, what can we expect from Flashy acquisition?

Dan Shea

Since the news of the Adobe-Macromedia merger, industry analysts, bloggers and other commentators have all put in their two cents. Since opinions vary wildly from source-to-source, that has included everything from dire predictions for users to untrammeled positivity and many shades between. Dan Shea explains his take in his latest editorial.

Enterprise & Government   November 16, 2005

PDF is 4 foot 8½ inches

Tom Carson

PDF has been variously called many things, but "4 foot 8½ inches" seems to be a new one. What is the relationship between PDF and this apparently arbitrary imperial measurement? Tom Carson explains in his latest article for Planet PDF.

Creative & Print   November 08, 2005

REVIEW: Monarch V8 Professional

Lee Ann Bond

This feature is a review of Windows-based business intelligence and reporting tool, Monarch V8 Professional. The product is designed to easily "mine" data from existing text-based or PDF reports -- an information source often overlooked by other BI tools. As a commercial user of the software, IPS-Sendero consultant Lee Ann Bond's review is based on firsthand experience. Read more in this review.

Enterprise & Government   November 02, 2005

Getting color right for print in PDF files, Part 1: Enfocus PitStop Professional

Pat Gilmour

Want to know how to get the color right in your PDF files? It is now easier than ever to produce reliable print-ready PDFs, however many creative professionals still make mistakes when outputting PDF files for print. This article from XChange Training's Pat Gilmour aims to help print professionals deal with colour issues in PDFs that have been incorrectly created by DTP operators.

Creative & Print   October 19, 2005

Adobe LiveCycle Designer and Acrobat PDF Forms: Under the Hood

Ted Padova

Form producers around the world now need to contend with not one, but two PDF-based forms technologies from Adobe: the older Acrobat (AKA AcroForms) model, and the newer XFA form model introduced with Adobe LiveCycle Designer. Which is better? Do we need both? Author Ted Padova's latest article for Planet PDF takes readers "under the hood" to find out.

Enterprise & Government   October 12, 2005

Editorial: Microsoft comes to the PDF party

Dan Shea

For a long time, it has appeared as though Microsoft wasn't a big fan of PDF. In recent times, the Redmond giant has released various technologies that have been tagged as "PDF killers." That may now be set to change, as the next version of Office is to have native PDF support. Dan Shea explores this topic in his latest editorial.

Enterprise & Government   October 04, 2005

PDF Conference 2005's presentations posted

Dan Shea

PDF Conference is winding down, but even if you have missed out, Planet PDF has posted speaker presentation files from the show for your browsing pleasure. For those that attended the relevant sessions, the posted files might help you better understand their content; for those that could not make it, the files will give you an idea of what you missed.

Enterprise & Government   September 27, 2005

Carl Young on PDF, Flash and his tenth PDF Conference

Dan Shea

At the PDF Conference today, Planet PDF caught up with trainer, author and conference producer Carl Young to talk about the future of our Flash, the conference business, and Adobe's newly-minted user group initiative. Check out the details at Planet PDF.

Enterprise & Government   September 27, 2005

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OK, so you want to stamp your document. Maybe you need to give reviewers some advice about the document's status or sensitivity. This tip from author Ted Padova demonstrates how to add stamps with the Stamp Tool along with related comments.