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Archive: Pre-Press & Print

REVIEW: PitStop Professional 7

Julie Shaffer

Speaker, author and educator Julie Shaffer puts in her (expert) 2 cents on the new release of Enfocus's flagship preflight, editing and automation plug-in for Acrobat, Enfocus PitStop Professional.

Creative & Print   August 02, 2006

Review: Adobe Acrobat 3D

Filipe Pereira Martins and Anna Kobylinska

With Acrobat 3D, its newest addition to the Acrobat family, Adobe pushed the envelope of PDF capabilities. Adobe Acrobat 3D expands next-generation PDF workflow into the 3D worlds of Manufacturing and AEC (architecture, engineering and construction). This review by Filipe Pereira Martins and Anna Kobylinska of Soft1T Consulting provides an in-depth look at the youngest Acrobat.

Creative & Print   April 06, 2006

PDF-FORUM gets the seal of approval

Dan Shea

In early February, the Miami Beach Convention Center played host to the inaugural PDF-FORUM for Print Production. Although I wasn't able to make it in person, intrepid Planet PDF CEO Karl De Abrew was our "Man on the ground" at the show, and last week gave our readers the lowdown on the show as a whole last week. In this exciting installment, he and I each review some intriguing sessions that you may have missed.

Creative & Print   February 14, 2006

Kleinheider: Moderator turned up the heat on 'Hot PDF Tools'

Karl De Abrew

Despite a missed flight due to poor weather, intrepid Planet PDF CEO Karl De Abrew gets the story. De Abrew speaks to prepress consultant Peter Kleinheider about one of the most fast-paced sessions from the recent PDF-FORUM for Print Production in Miami Beach, FL.

Creative & Print   February 07, 2006

Miami "PDF" Vice with Stephan "Sonny" Jaeggi

Karl De Abrew

As the one-time meeting place for print production quietly closes its doors, a new contender for that role has made its debut. The inaugural PDF-FORUM for Print Production looks set to fill the void left by the departure of Seybold Seminars with the guidance of PDF-industry veteran Stephan Jaeggi.

Creative & Print   February 06, 2006

PDF show-and-tell with Stephan Jaeggi

Dan Shea

XPLOR International will be holding the first "PDF-FORUM for Print Production" as part of its big annual event in Miami Beach in February, 2006. A supporting partner of the event, Planet PDF spoke with conference chair and well-known Swiss PDF expert Stephan Jaeggi about the highlights of this new show.

Creative & Print   December 19, 2005

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 is 4 foot 8½ inches

Tom Carson

PDF has been variously called many things, but "4 foot 8½ inches" seems to be a new one. What is the relationship between PDF and this apparently arbitrary imperial measurement? Tom Carson explains in his latest article for Planet PDF.

Creative & Print   November 08, 2005

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

PDF Conference 2005's presentations posted

Dan Shea

PDF Conference is winding down, but even if you have missed out, Planet PDF has posted speaker presentation files from the show for your browsing pleasure. For those that attended the relevant sessions, the posted files might help you better understand their content; for those that could not make it, the files will give you an idea of what you missed.

Enterprise & Government   September 27, 2005

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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.