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PDF/A Update: Exclusive interview with Dr. Hans Bärfuss, CEO, PDF Tools AG

Nettie Hartsock

At Planet PDF, one of our goals is to always update our readers on all the latest and greatest affecting the PDF arena and its users. So we thought it might be good to get an exclusive interview about developments in the PDF/A standard for long-term archival with Dr. Hans Bärfuss, CEO, PDF Tools AG. Planet PDF's Nettie Hartsock reports.

Enterprise & Government   October 30, 2008

PDF vs Word (DOC): When to Use Each

Michael Cartwright

PDF and Microsoft Word DOC formats are two universally accepted document formats. Each has strengths and weaknesses. So which is the best for your documents? The answer is: It depends. Michael Cartwright takes a look at each of these two popular formats and discusses when it's appropriate to use each.

Enterprise & Government   September 26, 2008

Acrobat 9: A child grows up

Thad McIlroy

Thad McIlroy evaluates the latest version of Acrobat, and he likes what he sees. In his opinion, the Acrobat 9 product family reflects a fully mature product, with the version 9 release marking its "emergence into adulthood". Read the full review for more.

Enterprise & Government   September 18, 2008

The content that endures: What to know about PDF/A

Duff Johnson

What is PDF/A? Why do we need it and how do we use it? Duff Johnson answers these questions and more in his in-depth look at PDF/A -- the standard for long-term document archival.

Enterprise & Government   July 17, 2008

Review: Adobe Acrobat 9 sets foot in Web 2.0 with web-based live collaboration

Filipe Pereira Martins and Anna Kobylinska

With the release of Acrobat 9, Adobe's focus is all about re-inventing collaboration to enhance efficiency and performance. Some features such as forms have been somewhat improved, others, such as preflight, have been considerably enhanced. Yet if there is one signature feature of this release, it is live collaboration with free web services on Acrobat.com. This review by Filipe Pereira Martins and Anna Kobylinska provides an in-depth look at the new version of Adobe's flagship PDF product.

Enterprise & Government   July 03, 2008

2008 Adobe Acrobat and PDF Conference coming soon

Nettie Hartsock

Christopher Smith, Aquent Graphics Institute, graciously made time to speak with Planet PDF in regard to the upcoming conference and giving us an insider's view on what will most likely be yet another great PDF conference for all!

Enterprise & Government   February 28, 2008

Christopher Smith on Adobe, Gore and eco-friendly PDF

Nettie Hartsock

We had a chance to catch up with AGI's Christopher Smith, director of the upcoming PDF 2007 conference, to find out the latest on this "must-PDF" conference and all that it will provide.

Enterprise & Government   March 15, 2007

PDF goes to ISO: The road ahead

Duff Johnson

In his second of two articles on the topic, Duff Johnson looks at the consequences of PDF's adoption as a formal standard, drawing on input from 3rd-party PDF gurus and PDF originator, Adobe Systems.

Enterprise & Government   March 01, 2007

PDF goes to ISO: Some background

Duff Johnson

In his first of two articles on the topic, Duff Johnson delivers some background and context on Adobe's new move to push PDF towards publication as an ISO Standard.

Enterprise & Government   February 14, 2007

EDITORIAL: Adobe Reader rollercoaster slows to a halt

Dan Shea

After such headlines as "Adobe flaw may be 'worst' bug of 2007", one could perhaps be forgiven for feeling a little nervous. As it turns out however, this latest flaw now seems more like a falling acorn than a piece of sky. Dan Shea examines the latest PDF-related security scare.

Enterprise & Government   January 11, 2007

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