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PDF SDK & PDF Developer Libraries

Rowan Hanna

Numerous third-parties produce libraries that can be used to create PDF. This page collects some of the better known PDF developer offerings.

Developer   September 14, 2017

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

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

Overpriced Acrobat upgrade

Thad McIlroy

Thad McIlroy talks about the pricing for Adobe's latest version of Acrobat and discusses whether this expense is justified for existing customers. McIlroy also assesses Adobe's "Top 10" reasons for making the switch.

Creative & Print   November 21, 2006

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

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

Moonshine2: The art of Scripting to make your own Distillery

Nick Hodge

Nick Hodge from Adobe's Pacific division wrote Moonshine script to use the PDF rendering engine of Photoshop to generate JPEGs for web-site publication and client review. Rather than re-generate smaller PDFs, the original Moonshine asked Photoshop to open the PDFs, and render a JPEG from the first page. Moonshine2 updates this to work with Photoshop CS's JavaScript engine.

Developer   February 24, 2005

Chris Dahl: First Impressions of Acrobat 7.0

Dan Shea

Chris Dahl is the Chief Technology Officer of ARTS PDF Global Services (APGS), a leading global provider of PDF professional services, and can boast a CV that firmly places him in an exclusive group of CTOs leading the largest and most innovative PDF projects in the world. Planet PDF recently spoke to him about Acrobat 7.0 and its impact on developers and forms workflows. Dan Shea reports.

Developer   January 27, 2005

Max Wyss: First Impressions of Acrobat 7.0

Dan Shea

Styled "The guru of PDF scripting," this genial Swiss's expertise with PDF-based forms has seen him in great demand as a speaker and consultant on four continents. Planet PDF caught up with the PRODOK Engineering principal to chat about the recent release of Adobe's Acrobat 7.0 product family, which ships with an updated and renamed forms application in Adobe LiveCycle Designer. Dan Shea reports.

Developer   January 12, 2005

Acrobat 7.0 - Planet PDF's Take

Karl De Abrew

Adobe is taking the Acrobat family mainstream with the version 7.0 release. While feature-for-feature Acrobat 6.0 launched with many more (and really surprised Planet PDF with its improvements), Acrobat 7.0 has launched with what is arguably the most important change to the Acrobat family since Reader was made free back in version 2.0: Acrobat 7.0 Professional users can now give any Adobe Reader (6.0 or 7.0) user permission to review and markup PDF documents. Planet PDF's CEO Karl De Abrew and the team give you our take on the latest Acrobat.

Enterprise & Government   November 15, 2004

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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.