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Acrobat & PDF News 1998-2003

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PDF Extraction experts BCL Computers have just announced the release of a new free web service, which let's you convert your PDFs, RTF, TXT and Office formats to HTML. You select the file from your computer and within a few minutes recieve via email the converted HTML copy. It's a great service for Win and Mac users. More info Thursday, August 05, 1999

Acrobat Users Now 100+ million
Adobe recently commented in their Financial Results for Second Quarter of Fiscal 1999 that "Acrobat had an all-time record quarter, making it the Company's fastest-growing product. This success, coupled with the worldwide distribution of over 100 million Acrobat Readers, solidifies Acrobat and Adobe's Portable Document Format (PDF) as de facto standards for final form delivery and display of electronic documents." HTM PDF Monday, August 02, 1999

Mac Acrobat Exchange users get great freebie
Digital Applications, Inc. has released a free plug-in for Adobe Acrobat Exchange For Macintosh PPC. Attach a PDF File to an E-Mail simply by choosing a menu item. Adds a Send Mail... menu item to the File menu. Choose the Send Mail... menu item, it will automatically open your default mail application (as set in Internet Config). It creates a new message and attaches the currently opened. PDF File to the E-Mail message. It includes the name of the file as the subject. Full story Monday, July 26, 1999

Jumping Java Beans
The Acrobat Java Viewer BETA has just been released in bean format. You can use this for custom Java development by integrating it into your products using the viewer classes in the bean interface. See here to download. Monday, July 19, 1999

Ari's Link Tool has arrived - Mac and Win users celebrate.
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. Thursday, July 08, 1999

1999 Adobe Acrobat Developer's Conference
Adobe have announced the 1999 Acrobat Developer's Conference. The agenda will include extensive engineering information plus updates on market and company directions. You will have ample opportunities to ask questions and meet with the Acrobat Engineering and Marketing teams. See here for more information. Tuesday, July 06, 1999

Adobe PDF IFilter 4.0 Beta available
Adobe have just released the Beta PDF Filter 4.0. The PDF IFilter enables you to index PDF documents with Microsoft Index Server so visitors to your web site can search text within PDF documents on your site. Thursday, July 01, 1999

Popularity grows
Over 30% of Netscape users have the Acrobat plug-in installed, according to StatMarket, who daily monitor almost 29 million web visitors. In the past six months, the number of Netscape users with Acrobat has risen around 7%. See stats - Acrobat compared, Acrobat only. Thursday, July 01, 1999

PDF Day at Seybold
PDF day at Seybold Seminars San Francisco on Wednesday September 1 is just around the corner. Do you have an interesting or unique application for the use of Acrobat or PDF? If so, the PDF Day organisers want to hear from you. Read on Sunday, June 27, 1999

Merging PDFs the easy way
David Wraight created a tool for merging PDFs and he has generously provided it to us for distribution on Code Cuts. Included in the Zip file is an executable file and the code used to create it. Thursday, June 24, 1999

Batch print PDFs
David Wraight created a nice tool for batch printing PDFs and has kindly allowed visitors to Code Cuts to download a copy. You must have MS Excel to use it. You select a folder of PDFs, build a list, and then print. It's a great little time saver. Friday, June 11, 1999

PDF and Human Rights
There's more than meets the eye when we look closely at PDF and human rights. Human rights on PDF. The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights has the largest collection, in over 250 languages, of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. They encourage the mirroring of their content on web sites and we've taken them up on the offer. Here for the PDF in your language. Wednesday, June 09, 1999

Plug-in review: Gemini
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. See here for our review. Sunday, June 06, 1999

Acrobat Distiller via OLE
If you are using the new Acrobat Distiller via OLE in Visual C++, you may have had trouble working out how to instantiate it. Read on. Saturday, May 29, 1999

Acrobat Reader 4.0 international versions
Mac and Win users of the world unite! Acrobat Reader 4.0 is now available from Adobe's site for Dutch, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Spanish and Swedish speaking users. These will be added to Planet PDF shortly. Friday, May 28, 1999

Acrobat Reader 4.0 + Search
Adobe announced today that an Adobe Acrobat Reader CD-ROM will be available soon and so will Acrobat Reader with Search (this will be downloadable from Planet PDF, among other places, immediately upon it's release). Stay tuned. Wednesday, May 26, 1999

SANFACE and PDFs on the fly
SANFACE demonstrate their latest software - data2pdf - here. Developed with Perl it's a great example that shows how scripts can be used to generate PDFs on the fly. They have also added a new feature to their web site. See here for more. Monday, May 24, 1999

Beta program for new form making plug-in
Mapsoft is currently running a beta program for their soon to be released product PageForm. Used in PageMaker, it allows you to create forms containing controls typically found within PDF on-line forms. You can then convert the PageMaker file to PDF for electronic distribution, filling in on-line and printing with Acrobat. Try it out. Thursday, May 20, 1999

Everybook, ebooks and PDF
We recently spoke to Everybook Inc. - one of the big players in the market of electronic book readers. The file format their EB Dedicated Reader uses is PDF. Have a look at their unique double-page book reader, find out why PDF was chosen and see the features the reader includes. The EB Dedicated Reader is coming on sale in the 4th quarter of 1999. Wednesday, May 19, 1999

Sunday, May 16, 1999 How to use Acrobat 4.0's Web Capture to convert HTML files stored on your computer into PDF.

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