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Acrobat & PDF News 1998-2003

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Seybold Seminars, Seybold PDF Conference coming to Amsterdam in April 2004
Seybold Seminars will return to Amsterdam next year with a series of topical conferences, including a pair of day-long programs focusing on applications of and issues related to PDF for both print and electronic publishing. Seybold will hold its flagship San Francisco event in mid-August 2004. Tuesday, December 02, 2003

PR: Bentley, Adobe to host Dec. 4 Webcast on PDF for AEC
Bentley Systems and Adobe Systems will host a live Webcast this Thursday to discuss joint development plans for optimizing PDF for the Architecture, Engineering and Construction industries, including the ability to create, navigate, and query PDF sets from within Bentley products. Advance registration is required. Tuesday, December 02, 2003

Intel showcases PC innovation with PDFs created on Mac
In an ironic repeat of an unintentional Apple endorsement from several months earlier, Intel promotes and highlights annual Intel-powered PC innovations in a pair of documents that appear to have been created on an Apple Macintosh. Monday, December 01, 2003

PDF Sages offers free Acrobat plug-in to embed SVG
Leonard Rosenthol of PDF Sages recently developed and posted for free download an Acrobat 6 plug-in that enables embedding a Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) file directly into a PDF. Monday, December 01, 2003

PR: FrameMaker 7.1 extends XML on Windows, Sun Solaris - not Mac
Adobe Systems today announced FrameMaker 7.1, an upgrade [for Windows and Sun Solaris, not available for Macintosh] to its award-winning, enterprise-class authoring and publishing solution. Monday, December 01, 2003

PDFaloud: 'Wish I'd thought of that,' author says
Writing in "Inclusion Times," Brian Friedlander sings the praises of PDFaloud, a plug-in that adds text-to-speech support to Adobe Reader, a tool he believes can help many schools "comply with Section 508 and IDEA mandates for accessible materials." Monday, December 01, 2003

Adobe Magazine for Spring (Australia) 2003 posted
The latest issue of the free, PDF-based publication from Adobe Pacific contains a variety of product-oriented articles and tips, such as "How to combine different types of files into one PDF document." Sunday, November 30, 2003

Chapter from Acrobat 6 PDF Bible on "Working with Layers"
As part of our current promotional contest, we've posted a sample chapter on "Working with Layers" from Ted Padova's recently released Acrobat 6 PDF Bible. To see other topics covered in the book, check out the Table of Contents. Monday, November 24, 2003

PR: activePDF Composer selected as Info Mgmt Awards 2003 Finalist
activePDF Inc. has announced that activePDF Composer, an easy to use, desktop-based PDF creation tool, has been selected as a finalist in the Document Management category at the IM Awards 2003. Friday, November 21, 2003

Smithsonian, NY Times Remember JFK in PDF
The Smithsonian Magazine shares a collection of reflections on the fatefully historic day forty years ago (Nov. 22, 1963) when Pres. John. F. Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas, and The New York Times has posted more than 20 historic newspaper pages from its 1963 coverage in PDF, as we note in our Planet PDF Weblog for Friday. Friday, November 21, 2003

Adobe posts Acrobat 6.0.1 updaters
Adobe has posted Windows and Macintosh updaters for both Acrobat 6 Standard and Professional to its Web and FTP sites. No detailed list of fixes is included. Friday, November 21, 2003

MS Dream Team job bad fit for former ePaper guru
Just a year ago we noted the departure of Adobe's Joe Eschbach to a new position at Microsoft as a member of its Information Worker Dream Team. The change of scenery helped fuel some of the rumors that Microsoft was intent on developing a 'PDF Killer.' Microsoft-Watch.com reports today that Eschbach has now resigned from the Gates' team, adding an unkind assessment of his performance in that key role, as we report in our Planet PDF Weblog for Thursday. Thursday, November 20, 2003

Prohibited and Permitted Aircraft Items
With the (U.S.) Thanksgiving holiday travel period fast approaching, the Air Transport Association has posted a set of travel tips, including a link to a government PDF document detailing the items currently permitted and prohibited to carry onboard, as we outline in our Planet PDF Weblog for Wednesday. Wednesday, November 19, 2003

PDF Continuing Education: Real World Document Makeovers #2
Duff Johnson of Document Solutions offers suggestions on and demonstrates ways to improve another of the newsworthy PDFs recently featured on Planet PDF. Wednesday, November 19, 2003

Promotional Contest for Acrobat 6 PDF Bible by Ted Padova
We've launched a new contest in collaboration with Wiley Publishing to give away 12 copies of the "Adobe Acrobat 6 PDF Bible" by Ted Padova during the next three weeks -- four randomly selected winners each week. Enter soon! Watch for a sample chapter from the book to be published next week. Wednesday, November 19, 2003

Adobe posts draft of Acrobat 6 JavaScript Multimedia Reference
Adobe Systems has posted an in-progress preview of the documentation for the new JavaScript interface to the multimedia functionality for Acrobat 6, and is seeking feedback from developers. Wednesday, November 19, 2003

Final Two 'Acrobat 6 Visual QuickStart Guide' Winners
We've randomly selected the final pair of eight eventual winners of free copies of the Acrobat 6 Visual QuickStart Guide by Jennifer Alspach, published by Peachpit Press. This contest is now closed, and books will be sent soon to our winners. Thanks again to Peachpit, which is offering this book and numerous others at a reduced price for members of the PDF community! Wednesday, November 19, 2003

Reseller Partners Seek Adobe Clarification
ComputerWeekly.com reports that some frustrated partner resellers are seeking clarification from Adobe on its channel strategy, as we relay in our Planet PDF Weblog for Tuesday. Tuesday, November 18, 2003

Acrobat 6 for IBM Tivoli Software Distribution
Adobe announced recently that the Acrobat 6 family of products have been certified "Ready for Tivoli" by IBM. Tuesday, November 18, 2003

PR: Global Graphics adds Mac OS X support to Jaws PDF Creator
Users of Mac OS X systems can take advantage of Global Graphics Software's award-winning and affordable PDF creation software, with the release of Jaws PDF Creator 3.4. Tuesday, November 18, 2003

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