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Archive: Editing & Publishing

PDF Conference preview and must-see sessions

Dan Shea

With mere days to go until the Crystal City Hilton opens its doors for the 2005 PDF Conference, PDF luminaries and neophytes alike are preparing to make their way to the US capital for a dose of PDF education. In this piece, Dan Shea previews key sessions from the show's program.

Enterprise & Government   September 21, 2005

PDF security: Redaction and 3rd-party tools

Dan Shea

The fifth and final part in a series on PDF security, this installment covers censorship (AKA redaction) of PDF content and profiles several 3rd-party PDF tools relevant to PDF security. This article covers the concept and process of redaction, while also addressing the capabilities and uses of several third-party applications.

Enterprise & Government   September 14, 2005

PDF security: Digital signatures

Dan Shea

Part three in a series on PDF security, this article covers the key issue of digital signatures. "What are they?" "How are they used?" "When should they be used?" This article tackles these questions and more in order to further de-mystify PDF security.

Enterprise & Government   August 31, 2005

PDF security: eEnvelopes and security policies

Dan Shea

Part two in a series on PDF security, this article covers the important issue of which parts of the document need to be encrypted, the concept of 'eEnvelopes' and provides a little information about security policies. The latest installment attempts to take some more of the pain out of devising document security strategies.

Enterprise & Government   August 24, 2005

Introduction to PDF security

Dan Shea

The application of security on documents has always been a delicate balancing act between ease-of-use and adequate protection for the document's contents. Too little, and you risk the exposure of sensitive information; too much, and you can impede the authorized use of the document. Dan Shea's latest article attempts to take some of the pain out of devising document security strategies.

Enterprise & Government   August 17, 2005

OCR: Yuor Sarech Enigne Cna't Raed Tihs

David Fishel

Optical Character Recognition (OCR) is a godsend to anyone looking to create an electronic archive from large paper records, but just how accurate is it? How can responsible record-keepers compensate for the occasional errors? PDFforLawyers.com's Dave Fishel explains in this piece on the perils of relying too heavily on OCR.

Enterprise & Government   July 27, 2005

Legacy Content Conversion: Generating citations, revenue and goodwill from your publication history

Duff Johnson

Document Solutions CEO and Planet PDF Contributing Editor Duff Johnson's latest article, "Legacy Content Conversion: Generating citations, revenue and goodwill from your publication history" appears in the Summer, 2005 issue of Journal Publishing, and is free for your download and use under the terms of the Reprint and Citation Policy.

Enterprise & Government   July 27, 2005

Editorial: Community becomes Industry

Dan Shea

Back in early 2001, the PDF community was a very different animal. Competition was taboo, profits were secondary, and PDF was viewed as primarily a print format. Dan Shea takes a slightly nostalgic look back to that more innocent time in his latest editorial.

Enterprise & Government   July 13, 2005

Editorial: Turf Wars

Dan Shea

Is the turf war between PDF and Microsoft's Metro the title fight of the decade? Who will win? What the heck is Metro, anyway? Whatever happened to Xdocs? Dan Shea tackles these questions and more in his latest editorial.

Enterprise & Government   June 29, 2005

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

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