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Latest PDF Standards

Karl De Abrew

Years ago (and years!) when we used to talk about PDF as being the most prominent document format, we'd always have to add a quick, under-the-breath, "de-facto standard". But when it came to being 100 percent assured that it would be around in years to come, it's always been a case of biting our collective lips and hoping for the best. What we would do if Adobe pulled the plug? Over the past two years, though, it's been nothing but standards, standards, standards when it comes to PDF. In fact, there are so many that it's easy to lose track. In this feature article, Planet PDF Editor Karl De Abrew helps to de-mystify the ever-increasing range of PDF-based standards.

Enterprise & Government   January 11, 2017

Reducing PDF File Size (Optimizing PDFs)

Dan Shea

PDF is a powerful technology that can produce large, unwieldy files. Ideally, each PDF should be optimized for its intended purpose, audience and delivery method. This article talks about optimization and shows how to slim down over-sized PDF files using Acrobat.

Enterprise & Government   April 07, 2014

EDITORIAL: Most PDF viewers can't handle PDF/X

Dan Shea

Report cards are in after VIGC recently tested PDF viewers for compatibility with PDF/X (PDF-based standards for printing). Sadly, the most common grade was "F". Dan Shea sings a few bars in praise of the humble Adobe Reader, and explains why you might want to save a little extra hard drive space to use it over its "leaner" competitors.

Creative & Print   April 07, 2011

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

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

Review: callas pdfToolbox 3 and DeviceLink-Add-on

Filipe Pereira Martins and Anna Kobylinska

The makers of Acrobat's preflight engine, callas software, have released the third generation of callas pdfToolbox to a growing interest among industry professionals in prepress and print. This review by Filipe Pereira Martins and Anna Kobylinska of Soft1T Consulting provides an in-depth look at the new product suite from callas software.

Creative & Print   March 06, 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

Jaeggi on standards, training and PDF University

Nettie Hartsock

Planet PDF's Nettie Hartsock interviews noted PDF figure Stephan Jaeggi, who spoke about the upcoming PDF conference that he'll chair, his work with standards body the Ghent PDF Workgroup (GWG) and the world of PDF training.

Creative & Print   January 18, 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

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