Live stream at PDF Days Europe

Quickly jump in now to visit the real-time stream from PDF Days in Europe using YouTube. Topics will include PDF in the mobile device context, accessible PDF documents and forms, electronic invoice solutions and more. Planet PDF highly recommends attending this conference.

June 14, 2016
PDF In-Depth

Acrobat & PDF Developer Libraries

In addition to Adobe's PDF Library, numerous third-parties produce libraries that can be used to create PDF. This page collects some of the better known PDF developer offerings.

Scanned documents to high-compressed PDF

Color scanning is state-of-the-art today. Scanner hardware can produce color scans with high-quality from small MFP scanners up to high-end production scanners.

Why eBooks and mobile devices don't (yet) pose an existential threat to the PDF

Continuous upheaval is what makes watching the technology industry so exciting. David vs. Goliath battles are waged every day, with startups often winning against much larger businesses. For years and years, many have predicted the decline of the PDF given its age and perceived disadvantages. Today, with the PDF losing ground in emerging areas like mobile and eBooks, the calls for its ultimate demise are growing louder.

PDF Linearization (AKA Fast Web View): Why it Matters and How to Do it

In this article, Planet PDF's Dan Shea outlines what linearization means in the context of PDF, along with why and when it is most useful. The piece also briefly touches upon several available solutions for linearizing PDFs and/or viewing linearized PDFs.

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PDF Tips and Tricks

Adding a PDF Watermark

It's straightforward to apply watermarks to PDF pages if you have the right software. Using the example of a review process, this tip uses the example of adding a "Draft" watermark to a document in order to distinguish it from the final version. This tip shows you how to accomplish this popular task in Adobe Acrobat or Debenu PDF Tools Pro.

Convert scanned PDFs to text documents using Google Drive

Converting a scanned PDF to text hasn't always been easy or cheap, but with the optical character recognition (OCR) technology to Google Drive, it is now free and pretty easy to boot. In this article Rowan Hanna takes a closer look at how to convert scanned PDFs to text documents using Google Drive.

Linking to Pages or Destinations Within PDFs

Ever wanted to link through to specific pages or named destinations within your PDF files? This tip from Jeremy Koadlow explains how.

Reordering pages in Acrobat

Reordering pages in a PDF document is basically as easy and dragging and dropping. It is something that comes in handy when a document has been saved as a PDF and just needs slight reordering to make it perfect. Here is a step by step guide to do it in Adobe Acrobat 11.

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PDF News

PDF Days Europe 2016

The PDF Days Europe 2016 conference will be held between the 14th and 15th of June in Berlin, Germany. Topics will include PDF in the mobile device context, accessible PDF documents and forms, electronic invoice solutions and more. Planet PDF highly recommends attending this conference.

June 03, 2016

Karl's Corner: Creating web-ready PDFs

The latest rumblings and ramblings from Debenu CEO Karl De Abrew. This week, Karl talks 'electronic paper' and creating 'web-ready' PDF files.

November 20, 2015

Debenu Quick PDF Library 12 is a truly cross-platform PDF SDK

Let's be totally clear about this, providing support for all/most platforms is absolutely required nowadays in a PDF devkit - hence, I'm very pleased to hear that this update has finally been completed. I know that it has involved 2-3 years development behind the scenes.

Developer
November 06, 2015

PDF Is A Platform

With the PDF Technical Conference in San Jose coming up shortly -- 19th and 20th of October -- it's worth taking a few minutes to review one of the major themes that will be discussed at the conference: PDF as a platform.

Developer
October 09, 2015

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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.