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Acrobat & PDF News 1998-2003

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Will MS' Longhorn come up short on anti-monopoly compliance?
An article in the New York Post suggests that Microsoft's next operating system, dubbed Longhorn and due out in 2005, will bundle a variety of programs that compete directly with other companies and technologies, including Adobe and PDF. We run down the list in our Planet PDF Weblog for Thursday. Thursday, November 06, 2003

Recently added or updated Acrobat tech support documents
Adobe has posted a number of new or recently updated technical support documents of interest to Acrobat users; we offer a summary and links. Thursday, November 06, 2003

Acrobat Support Parity -- At Last
A year ago we first wrote about the increasingly annoying Adobe practice of not informing users of Acrobat for Macintosh about new or updated tech support documents, while anyone subscribed to receive updates for the Windows version received information about fixes or tips every month -- and some applied equally to Mac users. Just when it was looking like nothing had changed -- more of the same in the latest monthly email posting from Adobe -- we noticed for the first time an indication that this slight may soon end, as we explain in our Planet PDF Weblog for Wednesday. Wednesday, November 05, 2003

PR: Planet PDF celebrates five years as the home of the professional Acrobat and PDF community
Planet PDF today announced that it will officially celebrate its five-year birthday at PDF Conference, Anaheim, CA. Celebrations begin November 10 at Planet PDF's 'Welcome Reception' at which friends, supporters and contributors will meet, chat and listen to a special presentation by the Planet PDF team. Wednesday, November 05, 2003

Extended PDF Forms auf Deutsch
We recently noted that the German Tax Office has purchased and implemented Adobe's Document Server for Reader Extensions, but overlooked several examples of PDF forms with extended rights already posted on its Web site. With an assist from Max Wyss, we cite several examples in our Planet PDF Weblog for Tuesday. Tuesday, November 04, 2003

Free issue of Advertising Age in PDF
When reports from fire-swept parts of Southern California indicated there had been disruptions in delivery of its weekly Advertising Age magazine, the full November 3 issue was posted on the Web as four PDF files. We've got the details and links in our Planet PDF Weblog for Monday. Monday, November 03, 2003

D-Day at Library of Congress on DMCA exemptions
The Librarian of Congress expressed the opinion -- available in PDF -- that mattered the most, approving four exemptions to the controversial Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) but disallowing one for fair use for which many consumers and consumer groups had lobbied, as we report in our Planet PDF Weblog for Thursday. Thursday, October 30, 2003

New Twist for Adobe-Macromedia Relationship
Given the history of recent lawsuits between Adobe Systems and Macromedia, it'll be at the very least interesting to see what comes of Macromedia's recent announcement that it plans to acquire San Diego-based eHelp Corporation -- which produces among other products RoboPDF, an Acrobat competitor at the low-cost, fewer-features end of the PDF authoring spectrum -- as we note in our Planet PDF Weblog for Wednesday. Wednesday, October 29, 2003

PR: German Federal Finance Office Deploys Adobe Intelligent Documents
Adobe Systems today announced that Bundesamt fur Finanzen, the German Federal Finance Office, is deploying Adobe's intelligent documents to enable citizens to apply for tax credits electronically. Using Adobe Document Server for Reader Extensions, a server that enhances the functionality of Adobe Reader for forms-based processes, constituents can edit, save and sign tax forms in PDF using the free Reader. Wednesday, October 29, 2003

No Real Weak Spot, Says Adobe CEO Chizen
In an interview with the day after Adobe's meeting with industry analysts, CEO Bruce Chizen offered a rosy (but guarded) assessment of the company's future, noting that he sees no particular weak spot (other than the uncertain economy). We excerpt the Q&A in our Planet PDF Weblog for Tuesday. Tuesday, October 28, 2003

LA Times blankets firestorm coverage with PDF
With windswept fires currently raging out of control throughout heavily populated Southern California, the Los Angeles Times doesn't have to look far these days to find a 'hot' story of interest to its readers. In addition to the free PDF-based National Edition of the newspaper available on its Web site, the Times' special online firestorm coverage includes PDFs that combine satellite photographs, area maps and damage statistics. Tuesday, October 28, 2003

Rules -- apparently even Rumsfeld's in PDF -- meant to be broken
Given some of the recent news items reporting clashes between U.S. Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld and some of his Cabinet-level peers, it's probably a good thing the Pentagon at some point in the past year pulled the 'Rumsfeld's Rules' document from its Web site. His stated beliefs include avoiding public spats that might embarrass the president, as we revisit in our Planet PDF Weblog for Monday. Monday, October 27, 2003

Taking Control of Mac OS X 10.3 with PDF-based Guide
For Mac users who prefer to let others discover any glitches that might arise from installing the major OS X 10.3 upgrade that began shipping late last week, the Mac gurus at TidBITS have launched a new series of low-cost, PDF-based eBooks to help with the installation and customization. Monday, October 27, 2003

Adobe posts PDF Printer Fix for Mac OS X 10.3
Following last Friday night's release of Apple's Mac OS X v. 10.3, Adobe has posted in its forum a fix for a problem with the Adobe PDF Printer. Monday, October 27, 2003

PR: All-New Adobe Creative Suite Now Shipping
Adobe Systems today shipped its new Creative Suite, which combines new full-version upgrades of the company's market-leading creative professional software -- Photoshop CS, Illustrator CS, InDesign CS, and GoLive CS. It also incorporates Acrobat 6.0 Professional, and introduces the innovative Version Cue file version manager. Monday, October 27, 2003

PR: Bentley and Adobe Team to Drive PDF as a Standard for AEC
Bentley Systems and Adobe Systems today announced the two companies will collaborate on optimizing PDF to better address the complexities of Architecture, Engineering and Construction information and document workflows. Monday, October 27, 2003

Acrobat 6 Meets OS X 10.3 - Friend or Foe?
Apple rolls out the next update to its OS X software later tonight; Mac users will find enhanced capabilities for viewing and managing PDFs with a more powerful Preview application. Acrobat 6 users will soon find out if Adobe's commercial product performs as expected running under "Panther;" Adobe promises to post updates once they've tested the release OS X update from Apple. Saturday, October 25, 2003

Quick Flip for Acrobat 6 Tips from PDF Conference
A handy way to keep a brief overview of and summary of capabilities and tips for Acrobat 6 Pro is the inexpensive FlipCard, which attaches to either side of a computer monitor, currently available from the PDF Conference organizers. Likewise, a handy way to learn in depth about the issues and applications of Acrobat 6 is to attend the forthcoming PDF Conference, coming to Anaheim, CA on November 10-12, as we remind in our Planet PDF Weblog for Thursday. Thursday, October 23, 2003

Makeshift PDF Redaction Exposes 'Secret' Govt Info -- Again
A controversial consultant's report conducted for the U.S. Department of Justice on workplace diversity was recently posted on the DOJ's Web site, with a surprisingly large percentage of the PDF-based report blacked out. However, due to a flawed method used to redact the apparently sensitive portions, the entire contents of the file is easily accessed and viewed, as we explain in our Planet PDF Weblog for Wednesday. Wednesday, October 22, 2003

PR: Adobe Atmosphere Unleashes Power of Interactive 3-D MM
Adobe Systems today announced the new, full version of Adobe Atmosphere, a powerful professional authoring tool for creating multimedia-rich, interactive 3-D environments for the Web and PDF files. Wednesday, October 22, 2003

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