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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 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

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

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: PDF under fire (again)

Dan Shea

Dan Shea discusses threats to the PDF format past, present and future. After enduring years of supposed "PDF killers," he believes that the greatest threat to PDF comes from within. Read more in his editorial.

Enterprise & Government   May 26, 2005

Pam Deziel on Macromedia and future of Acrobat

Dan Shea

With the recent acquisition of Macromedia, Adobe-watchers around the world ponder the future of Acrobat and the PDF format. Planet PDF recently spoke to Adobe Acrobat's Director of Product Marketing, Pam Deziel at the Adobe Acrobat and PDF conference to find out. See the interview at Planet PDF.

Enterprise & Government   April 27, 2005

Leonard Rosenthol: First Impressions of Acrobat 7.0

Dan Shea

When Leonard Rosenthol co-founded PDF Sages, he was already one of the most well known and respected software developers for the Apple Macintosh, with a strong pedigree in PDF after noteworthy stints at Adobe and Appligent. Planet PDF recently caught up with this seasoned speaker and true PDF sage to get his take on Adobe's latest Acrobat offering.

Developer   February 03, 2005

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Adding a PDF Stamp Comment

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.