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Adobe Acrobat 5.0

In "Focus on the Document," a review of Adobe Acrobat 5.0 (Windows version), Duff Johnson and Susan Frank of Document Solutions, Inc. focus on the new and enhanced features most significant to "document-heavy" organizations. Among their conclusions: "The new [PDF] 1.4 specification begins the long, slow transition to the complete XML-enabling of PDF."

Adobe Acrobat Capture 3.0x

Duff Johnson of Document Solutions, Inc. shares some of his initial perceptions based on first-hand experience with the long-awaited Acrobat Capture upgrade. Find out more

TextBridge Pro 9.0 and how it
compares with Adobe Capture

Adobe's Acrobat Capture hasn't faced much serious competition as a tool for converting paper to PDF -- but times may be changing. Duff Johnson of Document Solutions, Inc., an imaging service bureau whose work focuses on high-end conversions, tested ScanSoft, Inc's TextBridge Pro 9.0 for Planet PDF. Read Duff's review to see why he believes the gap has narrowed. Find out more


It allows one to achieve huge time savings with its suite of tools for PDF production. Batch process, manage and create links and bookmarks, and this just scratches the surface of what is possible. Find out more

Ari's Link Tool

If you regularly add interactive elements to PDFs, you may well be celebrating the arrival of Ari's Link Tool. Dealing with links and annotations, Ari's Link Tool enables one to do what has been lacking from Acrobat's built-in tools. Find out more


Gemini is probably the most versatile plug-in for extracting the contents from PDF files. It lets you convert PDFs to TXT, RTF or HTML, and there is a version for Win and Mac users. Find out more

Magellan 2.0

Magellan 2.0 is the fastest and easiest way to convert PDF to HTML, while retaining the page structure. Magellan 2.0 is a powerful PDF to HTML convertor, with the HTML page(s) produced being an almost exact copy of the original PDF file. Find out more

Quite A Box Of Tricks

Quite A Box Of Tricks is nothing less than its name says. It simplifies or expands on the existing options you can use to prepare your final PDFs for distribution or prepress with its rich set of tools. The plugin focuses on five areas: shrink, colour, transform, fields, and info. It is Win and Mac compatible. Find out more

Ari's Power Bundle 1.3

Ari's Power Bundle 1.3 is an essential group of plug-ins for serious PDF production and a must for making consistently high quality, interactive PDFs. The Power Bundle helps you with various stages in the production and review of PDFs. The ability to batch check multiple PDFs, the multifarious tools and its price make Ari's Power Bundle 1.3 PDF Store's Product of the Month. Find out more

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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.