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Acrobat & PDF News 1998-2003
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ARTS Import 2.0 for Acrobat 4 is released
ARTS has finally released the new Acrobat 4 version of ARTS Import. The new version also incorporates a number of new features. Find out more NOW! or buy the Upgrade
Sunday, October 10, 1999
Forms and FDF
Adobe Acrobat allows you to create electronic forms that maintain your organisation's branding. You can either design and create a new form. Or you can convert your existing paper forms to PDF, and then add PDF form fields. Read our updated Forms and FDF page and find out all the news.
Friday, October 08, 1999
jPDF - A Pure Java PDF Viewer
Now PDF is even more portable with the advent of jPDF, a Pure Java PDF Viewer. It requires the Java 2 Plug-in v. 1.2.2 This will be installed online when you access the home page. With demos to show you the power of Java and of this technology you best check out the homepage now - http://www.realitaly.com/jPDF/
Thursday, October 07, 1999
Adobe signs more eBooks partners
New York, NY (October 6, 1999) (Nasdaq: ADBE)-Adobe Systems Incorporated today announced that CyberTrust, InterTrust, Plug'nPay, Publish One Inc., SheetMusicPlus.com and SoftLock.com will begin testing and product integration of Adobe® PDF Merchant software and Web Buy, a feature within Acrobat® Reader. The partners announced today join more than 12 others which were announced in August. Find out more.
Wednesday, October 06, 1999
ePaper Solutions - check the time?
So what is 'epaper' anyway. The latest columnist at Adobe's Pacific site and member of Planet PDF, Karl De Abrew, waxes lyrically about where epaper's at and why it's there. See his new ePaper column and his article 'Paper to ePaper, why bother?' here.
Monday, October 04, 1999
Running Reader 4 from a CD
Mark Anderson has produced a PDF to explain, for the non-expert, how to build a CD that will AutoPlay Acrobat Reader v4 from the CD. It pays particular attention towards using Windows PCs to
create CD-ROMs. He has kindly allowed us to offer it for download here.
Sunday, October 03, 1999
Planet PDF's review of Compose
Infodata's Acrobat plug-in, Compose, 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. See our review
Friday, October 01, 1999
Batch Printing PDFs
A new batch print program for PDFs is here for download for Win users - Print All. It was constructed to eliminate the problem of multiple document printing in Adobe Acrobat. It automatically opens all PDF files in a selected folder, prints them, and then optionally moves them to another selected folder. If you are a developer, download the VB code used to build it.
Monday, September 27, 1999
Do you have a PDF related project that you need some consulting for? Or perhaps you're a PDF consultant and you're scouting for work? Well, check out our Job Opportunities Conference at the AcroBuddies Forum. You can even sign-up via e-mail so you're always in the know.
Saturday, September 25, 1999
New e-book standard launched
The Open eBook Authoring Group, a consortium of companies involved in the fledgling eBook industry, announced Tuesday morning the final Open eBook Publication Structure 1.0. Read about this on the ZDNet site or see the Open eBook initiative website.
Friday, September 24, 1999
PDF Postcards on the Fly
The power of Flash and PDF join to create SANFACE Software's latest free service. Create your PDF Ferrari postcard is another example of their expertise in on the fly creation of PDFs via the web. You fill in the address and message details of your postcard and in an instant the PDF is created and emailed to the recipient. The service requires you to have Flash 4 installed.
Wednesday, September 15, 1999
Seybold San Fran '99
Seybold San Francisco '99 has just finished and naturally PDF was right in the midst of the
big news. InDesign, WebBuy, third party plug-ins and 21st century publishing. What did John Warnock tell Planet PDF about this Seybold? -- It's been a great conference, the InDesign reception has been fantastic, and Acrobat continues to get great support. See our special report.
Tuesday, September 07, 1999
Adobe Developers Conference
The Adobe Developers Conference finished last week. If you missed it, we have the talks given by various experts from Adobe and some candid photos of Adobe and PDF industry people chatting, speaking and having an all round good time. Here for more
Monday, September 06, 1999
Web Buy, PDF Merchant and ebooks
Adobe's big announcement, a plug-in that will come with future versions of Acrobat and Acrobat Reader, allows a user to download a secure PDF file from the Web and unlock it. There are two components: PDF Merchant for publishers to secure their PDFs, and Web Buy for the customer to unlock the PDF. We can't tell you much in such a short space, please follow us here for more.
Monday, September 06, 1999
Mac, Acrobat 4, and the promised land
Adobe announced this week at Seybold the prerelease versions of the plug-ins as promised (but not included in the initial Acrobat 4 release earlier release). I must know more
Monday, September 06, 1999
AcroBuddies Forum released
The AcroBuddies Forum has now been updated and released. If you want answers to your Acrobat and PDF questions, then try it out today! - http://www.AcroBuddies.com/
Wednesday, August 25, 1999
Planet PDF to co-sponsor PDF Day 2000
Seybold Seminars today announced the selection of Planet PDF as a co-sponsor of PDF Day at Seybold Seminars Boston/Publishing 2000, February 7-11, 2000. PDF Day is part of Seybold Seminars' Special Interest Days program and will be focusing on applications of Adobe Acrobat software and the portable document format (PDF). Find out the details here.
Thursday, August 12, 1999
New Acrobat Viewer and Bean now here
The latest versions of the Java Acrobat Viewer Beta and Acrobat Viewer Bean have just arrived, ready for download. A number of known issues have been identified since testing began and these are documented on the Readme page. The Acrobat Java Viewer Beta for custom Java development, allows you to integrate it into your products using the viewer classes in the bean interface.
Wednesday, August 11, 1999
Digital Applications, Inc. Releases
A Free 14 day Evaluation Copy of FDFMerge 2.0 For Windows NT is now available. FDFMerge is a command line-driven application that merges FDF file information into a PDF file. The evaluation copy is a full version of FDFMerge 2.0. More info and download http://www.digapp.com
Monday, August 09, 1999
BETA: New Tool For Data Extraction
BCL Computers have just released the beta version of an all new extraction tool for PDFs. Already known for Jade, Magellan
the new beta called Drake 4.0 is designed to faithfully
reproduce the look and feel of complex data (like tables) contained in your documents. How does it do it? By using using Word's drawing features. Head to the beta
page at BCL to try it.
Thursday, August 05, 1999
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