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Below is an archive of all the PDF-related news we have published since the beginning of 1999. The news is archived periodically and is based on our Planet PDF Newsletter (now sent weekly). To receive an email summary of recent PDF news automatically as it is published, subscribe to our newsletter. If you're after a recent news item, visit our Latest News page which includes the last 100 news items to appear on Planet PDF.


20 December 2001 - Thanks for 2001, Please Come Again in 2002

Year-end Note to Customers, Partners & Visitors -- 'Tis the Season for Acrobat and PDF -- Planet PDF Postcard Service operates 24x7 -- New Product Release: ARTS PDF Tools 1.1 -- Acrobat patch -- update both Mac & Win to v.5.0.5 -- Sklyarov yearns for family, friends, snow ... life -- Expert preview of 'Learning Acrobat 5' CD-ROM -- The Ghost of PDFWriter Past -- PR: Adobe announces Distiller Server 5.0 -- PR: HELIOS Create PDF Server in beta -- PR: MightyWords content, providers to OverDrive -- Hit the end-of-2001 Software Jackpot! -- First Four Winners of Lynda.com CD-ROM -- Qualify to Win "Learning Acrobat 5" CD-ROM -- Eight Newsletter Promotion Winners -- 12/13/01 Planet PDF Newsletter posted -- Streamlining the search for Acrobat PDF products -- PDF Best Practices #3: Learn to Link -- Seybold PDF Conference NY 2002 - Schedule -- Special Promotion: CrackerJack from Lantana -- Now more than 550 PDF Tools listed!


13 December 2001 - PDF Best Practices #3: Learn to Link

PDF Best Practices #3: Learn to Link -- MightyWords folding: trouble for eBook owners? -- PR: Adobe releases Reader for Pocket PC -- First two "Learning Acrobat 5" CD-ROM Winners -- Hit the end-of-2001 Software Jackpot! -- Qualify to Win "Learning Acrobat 5" CD-ROM -- Six Newsletter Promotion Winners -- 12/06/01 Planet PDF Newsletter posted -- PR: Authentica Updates Security Solutions -- Adobe updates Acrobat/Windows to v.5.0.5 -- Updated Acrobat Reader 5.0.5/Windows posted -- Seybold PDF Conference NY 2002 - Schedule -- Seybold PDF Conference - Call for Speakers -- Special Promotion: CrackerJack from Lantana -- Streamlining the search for Acrobat PDF products -- Now more than 550 PDF Tools listed!


6 December 2001 - Acrobat & Reader to v.5.0.5

Adobe updates Acrobat/Windows to v.5.0.5 -- Updated Acrobat Reader 5.0.5/Windows posted -- Win "Learning Acrobat 5" CD-ROM -- Free Acumen Journal for Dec. 2001 -- PR: ABBYY FineReader 5 Pro - OCR for Mac -- PR: ScanSoft enhances imaging for Oracle database -- PR: Digital Signatures in UK Govt. Report -- Top 10 ePublish Store products for Nov. 2001 -- Pre-order PDF 1.4 Reference Manual -- Seybold PDF Conference NY 2002 - Schedule -- Seybold PDF Conference - Call for Speakers -- Special Promotion: CrackerJack from Lantana -- Four Newsletter Promotion Winners Named -- Planet PDF Newsletter Promo - Sign up a friend! -- Adobe Acrobat 5 Batch Processing Tips -- PDF Patriots print, fly the flag -- Streamlining the search for Acrobat PDF products -- Now more than 550 PDF Tools listed!


29 November 2001 - New Acrobat 5 Tech Docs

Adobe adds new Acrobat 5 Tech Docs -- PR: Lynda.com releases Acrobat 5 Training CD -- FM-to-Acrobat Seminars & Acrobat Workshops -- Sklyarov lawyers will challenge DMCA, jurisdiction -- Special Promotion: CrackerJack from Lantana -- Fix, Avoid PDF Colorspace Errors -- Planet PDF Newsletter Promo - Sign up a friend! -- Apago PSServices Now Shipping -- New Seybold News Briefs newsletter -- Seybold PDF Conference NY 2002 - Schedule -- Seybold PDF Conference - Call for Speakers -- Seybold SF 2001 transcripts - free MP3 files -- Free Acumen Journal for Nov. posted -- Top 10 ePublish Store products for Oct. 2001 -- Now more than 550 PDF Tools listed!


21 November 2001 - Creating 'Super Hero' PDFs

Creating 'Super Hero' PDFs -- Thanksgiving - Heading Home for the Holidays with PDF -- REMINDER: Seybold PDF Conference - Call for Speakers -- Planet PDF Newsletter Promotion -- Sign up a friend and WIN! -- No Black Hat as ElcomSoft awaits hearing -- Great DMCA Debate Transcript -- PDF 2001 West ends, PDF 2002 East next -- Planet PDF Newsletter posted -- PR: Zinio licenses Adobe PDF Library -- PR: Cardiff LiquidOffice v2.0 -- Top 10 Best-selling ePublish Store products for Oct. 2001 -- Now more than 550 PDF Tools listed!


15 November 2001 - Seybold PDF Conference NY 2002

Seybold PDF Conference NY 2002 - Schedule -- Seybold PDF Conference - Call for Speakers -- Seybold SF 2001 transcripts - free MP3 files -- Free PDF-Creation Service with Samba -- UPDATE: xpdf 0.93, a PDF viewer for X -- Google: Search for PDF, View in HTML -- Reader 5 - Mac OS X glitch, workaround -- Promotion - imageAlter from Apago -- Apago offers PDF/X Checkup & imageAlter bundle -- 'Why I keep coming back' to Planet PDF -- Adobe Discusses Merging Reader & eBook Reader -- PR: Oce & Adobe - PDF to CAD, tech docs -- Top 10 ePublish Store products for Oct. -- Free 'Better Way To Work' seminars -- Now more than 550 PDF Tools listed!


7 November 2001 - PDF 2001 West Highlights

PDF 2001 West Highlights -- PDF 2001 Speaker Presentations -- Acrobat PDF Power Panel Q&A -- Amazon.com hails PDF, but uses JPG -- Red Hat Linux Pro is no Acrobat -- Free Acumen Journal for Nov. posted -- Bye Bye Acrobat Business Tools -- PDF Page Counter Released -- ARTS Import, version 2.5 (stand alone) released -- PDForMail Released -- Promotion: imageAlter -- Free 'Better Way To Work' seminars -- PDF Uses, Users span the Planet -- Now more than 550 PDF Tools listed! -- Streamlining the search for Acrobat PDF products


1 November 2001 - Economy, terrorist aftershock jolt Adobe

Economy, terrorist aftershock jolt Adobe -- PDF 2001 West to feature global gurus -- SecuriTeam.com withdraws PDF security flaw item -- Top 10 Best-selling ePublish Store products for Oct. -- PR: Adobe announces PDF Transit -- PR: IKON to integrate PDF Transit -- PR: RemoteMAIL: postal mail to PDF -- PR: IBM announces Job Ticketing plug-in -- Adobe Download Centre/Europe opens -- UPDATE: xpdf 0.93, a PDF viewer for X -- Free 'Better Way To Work' seminars -- Planet PDF Forum - Recent Thread -- PDF Patriots print, fly the flag -- Now more than 550 PDF Tools listed! -- Streamlining the search for Acrobat PDF products -- Search or browse newsletter archives -- Planet PDF Privacy Policy -- Managing your Subscription


18 October 2001 - Global Gurus at PDF 2001 West

PDF 2001 West to feature global gurus -- Anthrax info in PDF from CDC -- Pre-order PDF 1.4 Reference -- CIC Sign-It now available at ePublish Store -- U.S. Navy licenses CIC's Biometric E-Signature Technology -- CIC's Sign-On supports Pocket PC -- ePublish Store now accepts AmEx -- Planet PDF Forum - Recent Threads Sampler -- Streamlining the search for Acrobat PDF products


11 October 2001 - Acrobat 5 Batch Processing

Adobe Acrobat 5 Batch Sequences -- Free Batch Sequence Scripts Descriptions -- Batch Script Repository for Acrobat 5 launched -- Acrobat and Digital Signatures featured -- PDF 2001 West to feature global gurus -- Embedding PDFs within HTML files -- Adobe Releases eBook Reader for International Readers -- BinaryThing launches ePublish Store -- Planet PDF Forum - Recent Threads Sampler -- Free Acrobat Developer Web Seminar on FDF Toolkit -- Streamlining the search for Acrobat PDF products


5 October 2001 - BinaryThing launches ePublish Store

BinaryThing launches ePublish Store -- ePublish Store Grand Opening Promotion -- PDF 2001 West to feature global gurus -- PDF Collaboration (WebDAV) In Action -- Free Web Seminars for Acrobat PDF developers -- Top 10 Best-Selling Products for September -- Adobe wants developer feedback on ADM -- Infodata announces Compose 4.1, free Webcast -- PDFMaker for Macintosh? -- Recently Added Acrobat Support Documents -- New hearing date, lawyer in Sklyarov/ElcomSoft case -- Publishers group surprised by Adobe's withdrawal -- AAP apologizes for inaccurate FileOpen comment -- PDF Uses, Users span the Planet -- Streamlining the search for Acrobat PDF products


3 October 2001 - Seybold SF2001 Wrapup

BinaryThing Launches ePublish Store -- Seybold to NYC in 2002, new PDF confab -- PDF Day for Print - Seybold SF 2001 -- PR: Enfocus Certified PDF from InDesign 2.0 -- PR: Enfocus announces Instant PDF 2.0, free upgrades -- PR: Cybernet launches PDF Forms Services -- PR: Ansyr Brings PDF Forms to Handhelds -- PR: Lantana Crackerjack 4.0 Announced -- PR: Adobe's SF 2001 announcements -- Adobe releases Acrobat Reader Beta for Pocket PC -- Seybold SF 2001 Hot Picks -- PDF 2001 West features global experts -- Consulting, Software Development and Training -- Streamlining the search for Acrobat PDF products


20 September 2001 - Seybold SF: The Show Goes On

Seybold SF 2001: The Show Goes On -- Planet PDF is a co-sponsor of PDF Day at Seybold SF -- PDF Day for Print, Sept. 24 -- PDF Day for Electronic Documents, Sept. 28 -- Digital Millennium Copyright Act Great Debate -- Free PDF Workflow Seminar at Seybold -- Free JDF Workshop at SSF 2001 -- Seybold SF 2001 Hot Picks! -- Planet eBook speaks to eBook and DRM Companies -- The Digital Millennium Copyright Act Great Debate -- AlQemy joins Planet PDF Store -- FDF Toolkit for Java 1.2+ now available -- ePublish Store - coming soon... -- Acrobat shines in Adobe's Q3 Earnings Report -- Apago releases PDF/X Checkup version 2.0 -- Is Adobe breaking Russian law? -- Dane Prairie Systems introduces Win2PDF -- Consulting, Software Development and Training -- Broadgun introduces pdfMachine -- UPDATE: Sept. 11 Terrorism Coverage in PDF -- 10 Winners in our Acrobat 5 PDF Bible Contest -- New PDF-JavaScript conference launched -- Planet PDF Store promotion for Jaws PDF Creator -- Adobe to present Acrobat 5.0 & Mac OS X -- Streamlining the search for Acrobat PDF products


12 September 2001 - Sept. 11 Terrorism Coverage in PDF

Sept. 11 Terrorism Coverage in PDF -- Computer seized in alleged PDF eBook crack -- New PDF-JavaScript conference launched -- Planet PDF Store promotion for Jaws PDF Creator -- Download ARTS PDF Management Suite! -- Adobe Third Quarter Earnings Conference Call Today -- Adobe to present Acrobat 5.0 & Mac OS X -- Planet PDF Store's Top 10 Best-Selling Products -- Streamlining the search for Acrobat PDF products


5 September 2001 - PDF Uses, Users span the Planet

PDF Uses, Users span the Planet -- Adobe to present Acrobat 5.0 & Mac OS X -- First Eight Acrobat 5 PDF Bible Winners Named -- Planet PDF Store promotion for Jaws PDF Creator -- Fixing Adobe Acrobat 5's Line Widths Problem -- Planet PDF Store's Top 10 Best-Selling Products -- Another free PDF utility from Appligent -- ElcomSoft Executive Responds To Federal Charges -- Adobe Comments on Sklyarov, ElcomSoft Indictments -- Now almost 550 PDF Tools listed! -- 31 pdfOutput Pro winners; contest closed now -- Updated Adobe Acrobat 5.0 SDK Tech Docs -- Streamlining the search for Acrobat PDF products


29 August 2001 - Adobe announces Acrobat Approval 5.0

Adobe announces Acrobat Approval 5.0 -- PDF-Talkback: Do you approve of Approval? -- Sklyarov, ElcomSoft indicted on five counts -- Press Release and Indictment in Sklyarov case -- Acrobat/PDF Use in the Planet PDF Community -- Four Acrobat 5 PDF Bible Winners Selected -- Stilll More Chances to Win Acrobat 5.0 PDF Bible -- Now Showing: Dmitry Sklyarov's Las Vegas Gamble -- ElcomSoft President to repeat controversial talk -- pdfOutput Pro winners from across the Planet -- Streamlining the search for Acrobat PDF products


23 August 2001 - Acrobat/PDF User Testimonials

Acrobat/PDF Use in the Planet PDF Community -- First Two Acrobat 5 PDF Bible Winners -- More Chances to Win Free Acrobat 5.0 PDF Bible -- FINAL Call for 7 minutes eDoc and Print Developers -- New Tech Notes on Acrobat Enterprise Deployment -- PR: Free Cardiff-Adobe-HP Automation Seminars -- Adobe Experts Team Tours Australasia -- Now Showing: Dmitry Sklyarov's Las Vegas Gamble -- ElcomSoft President to repeat controversial talk -- New features for ARTS PDF Workshop -- NEW: TransitionAny released in Planet PDF Store -- pdfOutput Pro winners from across the Planet -- Free Preflight Online trials for Forum members -- callas software releases beta for pdfInspektor2 -- Streamlining the search for Acrobat PDF products


15 August 2001 - PDF attachment virus

Call for 7 minutes eDoc and Print Developers -- PDF Best Practices - Create Effective Bookmarkss -- Apago seeking testers for new Acrobat plug-in -- How *not* to get infected by PDF attachment virus -- Appligent releases more versions of free anti-virus utilities -- Free Enfocus PitStop Action List to combat viruses -- Sample Chapter from Acrobat 5 PDF Bible -- Chance to WIN free Acrobat 5.0 PDF Bible -- Top 10 for July at Planet PDF Store -- PR: FileOpen Publisher 2.5 Released -- Streamlining the search for Acrobat PDF products


8 August 2001 - Create Effective Bookmarks

PDF Best Practices - Create Effective Bookmarkss -- New 'proof-of-concept' virus travels as PDF attachment -- Sample Chapter from Acrobat 5 PDF Bible -- Chance to WIN free Acrobat 5.0 PDF Bible -- Share your Acrobat PDF comments -- literally -- Call for 7 minutes eDoc and Print Developers -- Appligent's program to remove embedded files from PDFs -- Dmitry Sklyarov gets out of jail -- but not free, or far -- Read this PDF-based ebook -- FAST, or else! -- Open Publish 2001 Q&A posted to Forums -- artFORM releases SearchMaker at Planet PDF Store -- Streamlining the search for Acrobat PDF products


3 August 2001 - Acrobat SDK and Conference Updates

How to avoid 'Thank God it's not in PDF!' -- Acrobat 5.0 SDK Tech Docs Updated -- Standards & Process in Publishing -- Open Publish 2001 Conference -- Adobe blocks some unsolicited email, protesters cite indifference -- EuroPDF Conference postponed to Spring 2002 -- Open Publish 2001 Program and Presentation Summary -- ARTS Split & Merge Wizard - New Version Released -- PDF 2001 Conference West - Call for Speakers -- PR: Cardiff forms solution removes browser dependencies -- PR: Silanis Technology release to product updates -- PR: ebrary and Learning Network Launch Beta Site -- PR: Adobe, EFF Call for Release of Russian Programmer


23 July 2001 - Focus on PDF Security, Copyright Law

Legal showdown raises multiple, international issues -- Two US publishing associations see arrest of Sklyarov differently -- PDF 2001 Conference West slated for Nov. 5, 6 and 7 -- Appligent's Leonard Rosenthol helps in the Forum -- Now more than 530 PDF Tools -- Tech editor required for new Acrobat book -- ppligent offers six free PDF Utilities for Mac OS X -- First EuroPDF Conf. slated for Sept. 18-21, 2001 -- Planet PDF Store's Top 10 Best-Selling Products -- Streamlining the search for Acrobat PDF products


16 June - 21 June 2001 - Share Your Acrobat/PDF Comments (literally)

Share your Acrobat PDF comments -- literally -- Shipping: The Acrobat 5 PDF Bible by Ted Padova -- Appligent releases free PDF tools for UNIX -- Winners named in recent Lantana promotion -- callas updates MadeToPrint XT -- Coming: New 'PDF Best Practices' series -- 'I read the Planet PDF Newsletter because ...' -- First Call for PDF Day SF 2001 Speakers -- Official Call for eBook Day Speakers -- Registration for Open Publish 2001 opens -- Special: Upgrade to Quite Imposing Plus -- Still time for a "Looney" Offer -- PR: FullPress 11.0 - Hassle-free PDF Workflows -- Streamlining the search for Acrobat PDF products

8 June - 15 June 2001 - Usability guru pans on-screen PDFs

Usability Guru: 'Avoid PDF for on-screen reading -- Rebuttal to Nielsen usability column on PDFs -- 'PDF Newbie' Persepctive on Nielsen column -- Planet PDF to continue as PDF Day co-sponsor -- First Call for PDF Day SF 2001 Speakers -- Official Call for eBook Day Speakers -- Adobe announces PageMaker 7.0 -- Registration for Open Publish 2001 opens -- More PDF 2001 East Presentations Posted -- Capturing Legacy Content: A Primer for Action -- New Acrobat, PostScript features in Acumen Journal -- Coming SOON: The Acrobat 5 PDF Bible -- Upgrade to Quite Imposing Plus -- Variform PDF and Stratify PDF Promotion -- PR: Free Adobe 'Better Ways to Work' Seminars -- Streamlining the search for Acrobat PDF products -- Search or browse newsletter archives

SPECIAL - PDF 2001 Wrapup

PDF 2001 East Conference - Presentations available -- Dates for PDF 2001 West: Nov. 5-7 -- Acrobat/PDF Q&As from PDF 2001 East -- Flashbacks from PDF 2001 East -- First Call for PDF Day SF 2001 Speakers -- Variform PDF and Stratify PDF Promotion -- Upgrade to Quite Imposing Plus -- Special "Looney June" Promotion -- eBooks and XML -- More than 500 Acrobat PDF Tools! -- Extensis Preflight supports QuarkXPress Passport -- Shortcut Guides for Acrobat 5.0, Reader 5.0 -- Search or browse newsletter archives -- Coming Soon: The Acrobat 5 PDF Bible -- Streamlined Acrobat PDF product searches -- Order Acrobat 5 through the Planet PDF Store

26 May - 2 June 2001 - Live from the PDF 2001 East Conference

Live from the PDF 2001 East Conference -- PDF 2001 East Experts Roundtable Q&A -- First Call for PDF Day SF 2001 Speakers -- eBooks and XML -- Free Acrobat Reader 1.0 for Palm OS -- Tag Adobe PDF agent for Capture 3.0 -- CreoScitex releases new products -- Quite a list of Quite Imposing Plus Winners -- Upgrade to Quite Imposing Plus -- Variform PDF and Stratify PDF Promotion -- Now more than 500 PDF Tools! -- Search or browse newsletter archives -- Updated list of free Acrobat/PDF tools -- Streamlining the search for Acrobat PDF products -- Planet PDF Store's Top 10 Best-Sellers -- AportisDoc Now for Palm and Windows Devices -- Planet PDF, Extensis offer free Preflight Online trials -- Recent Planet PDF Forum Discussion Topics -- Planet PDF, Extensis offer free Preflight Online trials

17 May - 25 May 2001 - Paper Capture plug-in re-released

Paper Capture plug-in released for Acrobat 5.0 -- Talking with Adobe CEO Bruce Chizen, Part 2 -- More than 500 Acrobat PDF Tools! -- PDF 2001 East Conference - Still Time to Register -- Planet PDF Store welcomes callas software -- A Guy's GUI for PDF-to-HTML conversion -- Shortcut Guides for Acrobat 5.0, Reader 5.0 -- Quite a Win-Win Proposition -- Acrobat PDF Forms - Step-by-step tutorial -- Search or browse newsletter archives -- Coming Soon: The Acrobat 5 PDF Bible -- Streamlined Acrobat PDF product searches -- Order Acrobat 5 through the Planet PDF Store -- eBooks and XML -- Making Japanese PDF with English Acrobat -- PR: Scanfors A/S and Integration X release autoEPSport

3 May - 16 May 2001 - Talking with Adobe CEO Bruce Chizen

Talking with Adobe CEO Bruce Chizen (Part 1) -- Shortcut Guides for Acrobat 5.0, Reader 5.0 -- FDF does JavaScript -- Interactive Tic-Tac-Toe in PDF -- Quite a Win-Win Proposition -- Streamlined Acrobat PDF product searches -- Adobe's Sarah Rosenbaum to keynote PDF 2001 Conf. -- Enfocus opts not to release EZ-PDF update -- How Important is Acrobat 5? -- Coming Soon: The Acrobat 5 PDF Bible -- Mini-survey for Adobe Acrobat 5 users -- Updated list of free Acrobat PDF tools -- Forum Feedback" 'Great Board!' -- Canvas 8 adds enhanced PDF support -- PR: Adobe Systems launches 'eBook U' -- PR: ITM announces PDF inFusion eReview 5.0 -- PR: John Warnock joins ebrary Board -- 300 million Acrobat Readers served -- Planet PDF Hosting Adobe Acrobat Reader 5.0 -- Sister site for eBooks renamed Planet eBook -- Planet PDF, Extensis offer free Preflight Online trials -- Planet PDF Privacy Policy

15 April - 2 May 2001 - 300 million Acrobat Readers Served

300 million Acrobat Readers served -- Sister site for eBooks renamed Planet eBook -- Acrobat 5 Review: "Focus on the Document" -- PDF 2001 Conf. East to feature global Acrobat experts -- Take PDF out to the Ballgame -- ARTS Split & Merge Promo Winners -- Planet PDF, Extensis offer free Preflight Online trials -- "Monolithic" Reader 5 for Mac now at Planet PDF -- Planet PDF Hosting Adobe Acrobat Reader 5.0 -- May 2001 issue of Acumen Journal posted -- PDF Day speaker presentations available -- New or Updated Adobe Acrobat Tech Docs -- Winners of Enfocus software selected -- April 2001: Planet PDF Store's Top 10 Best-Sellers -- Near-Extinction of Printed Works -- and/or Visionaries? -- Varied opinions on 'Near-Extinction' piece -- Paper Capture returning to Acrobat 5 (Windows) -- FrameMaker-to-Acrobat Advanced Techniques seminars -- Online developer seminar on Text Extraction from PDFs -- Adobe Acrobat eBook Reader 2.1 released

29 March - 14 April 2001 - Much Ado about Acrobat PDF at Seybold Boston

Planet PDF, Extensis to offer free Preflight Online trials -- Download demos for chance to win Enfocus Software products -- Tribute to Adobe Co-Founders -- Paper Capture plug-in goes online in Acrobat 5.0 -- Early Registration for the PDF 2001 Conference ends April 27 -- Open Publish 2001 issues Final Call for Papers -- Adobe releases Acrobat 5.0 SDK -- Special Promo: ARTS Split & Merge Wizard -- Adobe InProduction goes out of production -- Acrobat 5: From Graphic to Corporate Focus -- eBooks and XML -- Acrobat Business Tools IS discontinued, but ... -- Acrobat 5.0 ships, beta Reader for Palm available -- PDF Power Panel Questions posted to Forum -- Seybold Boston news releases for Acrobat PDF products & services -- New Adobe Tech Support Docs for Acrobat 5.0 Available -- Order Acrobat 5 through the Planet PDF Store -- DocGuard added to Planet PDF Store -- Enfocus Software acquires EZ-PDF -- CreoScitex Creates New PDF Assembly Tool -- CreoScitex Synapse connects designers, print vendors -- Variform PDF from Lantana Extends Acrobat Forms -- Ansyr Delivers Growing Family of Software -- Top 10 Best-Selling Products at the Planet PDF Store

14 March - 28 March 2001 - Users Speak Out on PDF-TalkBack

Open Publish 2001 issues Call for Papers -- Early PDF 2001 Conference registration ends April 20 -- Submit your Seybold Boston/PDF Day news releases -- Register for the PDF 2001 Conference -- Hot Picks for Seybold Boston 2001 -- Acrobat 5.0 offers enhanced accessibility -- Acrobat Business Tools Going Out of Business -- PDF/X Checkup brought to Planet PDF Store -- Planet PDF Forum - TalkBack on Acrobat 5.0 -- ARTS products now available in license packs -- New eBook: Advanced Acrobat JavaScript -- Shlomo's Shortcut Guide for Acrobat 4.05 Windows -- Acrobat 5 at the Acrobat Developer Seminar -- Adobe's Warnock announces retirement -- Warnock reflects on Adobe, Acrobat & PDF -- Shlomo's Shortcut Guide for Acrobat 4.05 Windows -- activePDF range of products released -- Mac OS X with PDF-based graphics launches -- Update and demo version for StampPDF -- Enfocus updates its major product line -- Recent Planet PDF Forum Discussion Topics -- MicroType Updates FrameMaker-to-Acrobat TimeSavers

2 March - 14 March 2001 - Adobe announces Acrobat 5.0

COMING SOON: Adobe announces Acrobat 5.0! -- Planet PDF Forum - TalkBack on Acrobat 5.0 -- First Look: Highlighting Acrobat 5.0 Features -- Adobe's Carl Orthlieb on Acrobat 5 & JavaScript -- "Why Upgrade to Acrobat 5" by Ted Padova -- Acrobat 5.0 Tips and Techniques: A Sampler by Ted Padova -- Adobe Acrobat 5 for Prepress by Ted Padova -- Acrobat 5 at the Acrobat Developer Seminar -- Early Seybold Boston 2001 registration ends March 23 -- Register for the PDF 2001 Conference -- PDF Transparency - read the Spec -- Planet PDF Store's Current Top 10 Best-selling Products

15 February - 1 March 2001 - PDF Workflow Your Way

PDF Workflow: Doing It Your Way by Bernd Zipper -- PDF Tool Talk with PDF Guru Stephan Jaeggi -- Automation Benefits can be Compelling by David Zwang -- Jaws PDF Creator 2.0 Ships; Available at PDF Store -- Planet PDF announces the marriage of .. -- Adobe to host Acrobat Developer Seminar -- PDF/X FAQ Updated Feb. 2001 -- Shlomo reviews PDF-related aspects of FrameMaker 6 -- MicroType upgrades SP TimeSavers, FrameMaker edition -- ZoomOn releases Flat Out! & Hp2Design Pro -- Actino brings FormBar to Planet PDF Store -- PDF Xtra for Macromedia Authorware at Planet PDF Store -- Early Seybold Boston 2001 registration ends March 23 -- Lantana PDF ImageWorks winners cross the Planet -- Try our co-branded PDF-to-HTML Online Conversion -- Adobe adds new Tech Docs, Guides for Acrobat -- Planet PDF Fan Mail: Hey Paul, We Like You, Too! -- Planet PDF Store's Current Top 10 Best-selling Products -- Download the free Adobe Acrobat Reader 4.x -- Recent Planet PDF Forum Discussion Topics

2 February - 14 February 2001 - Cupid Does PDF

Cupid Does PDF for Valentine's Day 2001 -- 19 Winners from 10 Countries (more posted soon) -- Acrobat Wow! book seeks PDF submissions -- Adobe to host Acrobat Developer Seminar at Seybold Boston -- Transcript: What's Best: Application Files, PDF Files, Or ... ? -- Transcript: PDF -- An Output Manufacturing Format? -- Transcript: PDF for Web Publishing -- Early Seybold Boston 2001 registration ends March 23 -- eBooks and XML -- NEW: Acrobat Distiller Server for unlimited users -- Adobe responds to FrameMaker rumor -- Google converts, indexes PDF files -- Acquired Knowledge closes, negotiating sale of products -- New developer library released; PDFever

18 January - 1 February 2001 - PDF Forms Step-by-Step

Acrobat PDF Forms - Step-by-step tutorial -- Turbo-charge your Bookmarks! -- Updated JavaScript /Action, AcroForms archive -- Surviving with PDF: Survivor II eBook -- Early Seybold Boston 2001 registration ends March 23 -- PDF Day(s) Boston 2001: Final Call for Speakers! -- eBooks and XML -- Improved Search Tool for Planet PDF -- PDF-to-HTML -- First 10 Winners from 6 Countries -- PR: Adobe Acrobat eBook Reader 2.0, Content Server 2.0 -- FileOpen releases Publisher 2.4 -- Planet PDF Store's Top 10 List -- Scout Report features Planet PDF -- Latest newsletter delivered, posted -- Submit Your Press Releases, Announcements -- Recent Planet PDF Forum Discussion Topics

1 January - 17 January 2001 - PDF Day(s) Seybold Boston 2001: First Call!

PDF Day(s) Boston 2001: First Call! -- Planet PDF to co-sponsor PDF Day at Seybold Boston 2001 -- Early Seybold Boston 2001 registration ends March 23 -- PDF 2001 Conf. East seeks speakers, ideas -- Registration for PDF 2001 Conference East opens -- PDF ImageWorks: Special Planet PDF Store promotion -- Transcripts from Seybold SF2000 PDF Day -- Free Adobe Acrobat eBook Reader beta 2 available -- PDF Color Secrets: PDF workflows that work -- Enfocus Certifies PDF Workflows -- Mac OS X & PDF: The Real Story -- XML, PDF, Meet Mr. Barnes and Mr. Noble -- PR: 'Fastest possible turn-around for PDF Forms' -- Acrobat: 'Fastest-growing' Adobe product in 2001

2 December - 13 December 2000 [Last issue of 2000] - In the PDF Spirit

In the PDF Spirit -- And the WINNERS are ... -- Shlomo gives Acrobat a screen test -- Tab and Talk -- A wizard for a wizard -- Disorder in the Court -- Pick a Card ... -- A Crafty Bunch -- On a Musical Note -- Teachable PDF Moments -- What the Charles Dickens?! -- Top Ten Sellers -- PreFlight2000 Colour Chameleon updated

17 November - 1 December 2000 - Free software, last chance

It may PAY to PLAY along! -- Expanded list of free Acrobat/PDF goodies -- eBooks and XML -- Merlin OS joins Planet PDF Store -- Stephen King Kills The Plant -- CreoScitex updates PDF Seps2Comp -- Florida Supreme Court votes are in ... PDF -- At The Heart of eBooks -- Acrobat functionality loss with Netscape v.6 browser

2 November - 16 November 2000 - Adobe Acrobat PDF Makes Front Pages

On Deadline Headlines - PDF Makes Front Pages -- UPDATE: Instant e-Bio of U.S. President-Elect -- eBooks and XML -- Planet PDF Live at the PDF2000 II -- Acrobat/PDF Q&A from PDF2000 II -- Free PDF-to-HTML Conversions -- Free plug-in from Digital Applications -- Network Publishing Strategy -- The eBook Wars -- Write to Planet PDF, Qualify to Win -- Forum user loves Acrobat/PDF plug-ins -- New Shortcut URLs at Planet PDF -- Submit Your Press Releases, Announcements

19 October - 1 November 2000 - Go PDF if you're on the go Nov. 7!

Go PDF if you're on the go Nov. 7 -- MapSoft brings Maskit plug-in to PDF Store -- Associative arrays and JavaScript -- Latest PDF Tools additions -- Extensis' Preflight Online for AP's digital ads network -- Acrobat PDF in Hollywood -- Ansyr Technology brings Primer hand-held PDF Viewer to PDF Store -- King delivers fourth ebook installment

5 October - 18 October 2000 - Panel to clarify PDF Forms issues

Panel to clarify PDF Forms issues -- Thoughts on Acrobat plug-in development -- PDF viewing on Internet appliances -- Forum Tip Cuts the Fat -- On-the-fly PDF The Easy Way -- Name that NOT embedded font! -- FrameMaker 6 Keyboard Command Guide -- PDF RAT released -- PDF Toolkit Component released -- Magellan 4.2 released

20 September - 4 October, 2000 - Planet PDF acquires AcroForms.com

Planet PDF acquires AcroForms.com -- Prepress Help Sought -- Create Consistent PDFs -- Global PDF experts coming to San Diego -- Acrobat's Future -- Site Changes -- PDFs on Corporate CD-ROMs -- Interactive Portfolios -- Part III of King ebook is available -- Add fill-in fields to static PDF forms -- Creating ebooks in PDF -- A Useful PDF Reference Point?

2 - 20 September, 2000 - PDF Conference II filling fast

PDF Conference 2000 -- 'PDF Power-to-the-People Day' -- eBooks.com Launched -- Acrobat Reader & PDFs that reflow -- PDF Viewer for Palm -- PDF Converter from Aportis -- SecurSign from Digital Applications -- XML and/or PDF? -- PDF Tools -- eBooks and XML

25 August - 02 September, 2000 - Planet PDF's Siblings Arrive

Planet PDF's Siblings Arrive -- InOrbit: Using the 'P' Word -- Reflowable PDF: Could it finally be here? -- Everybook announce release of new PDF viewing software -- PDF Merchant: Under the hood

10 - 25 August, 2000 - PDF Day San Francisco 2000

Seybold: PDF Day -- Acrobat Capture 3.0x Test Drive -- Listen to Your PDFs! -- Custom Objects in PDF JavaScript -- Real Survivors in PDF -- Readers Pay, Stephen King Writes -- 'PDF Power-to-the-People Day' -- 'Going for the PDF' at the 2000 Olympics -- Sonar Bookends -- Quark Inc. -- Shop Securely -- PDF Tools -- PDF Conference 2000 Registration

27 July - 10 August, 2000 - New PDF Store Manager

PDF101 -- Talk with Seybold's Thad McIlroy -- Acrobat/PDF Developers Call -- AcroTip 55 Updated to include Acrobat Business Tools -- Warnock, CEO to Warnock Pro, the OT font -- BCL unveils Magellan 4.2 -- AMYUNI release PDF Converter -- PDF Store -- Transcript credits computer with speaking -- Rights Management and E-Books

11 - 27 July, 2000 - PDF Day Early Registration

XML and PDF: Of applications and philosophy -- Acrobat 4.x (Win) Security Update -- Stephen King -- eBooks Here to Stay -- PDF/X FAQ -- Transparency in PDF -- Windows PostScript Drivers & Adobe Type Manager -- Bidding on 40 PDF domains -- SimplEBook release -- BookVirtual releases proof-of-concept ebook

16 June - 11 July, 2000 - PDF Secrets Revealed

PDF Secrets Revealed -- Kas Thomas -- PDF Structure and Marked Content - Bryan Guignard -- Digital Signatures with Acrobat -- PDF Tools - More Than 400 Products to Search -- FileOpen -- Actino Software -- Lantana's Crackerjack Available -- Talk Back on PDF Standards Suggestions -- Craft and Witchcraft: Harry Potter in PDF -- Java FDF Toolkit on a server -- Acrobat Distiller Server released

2 - 16 June , 2000 - Our Survey Winner is ...

Planet PDF Survey Winner is .... -- /JavaScript Action -- PDF 2000 -- Acrobat Inquisition at PDF-2K Conference -- PDF - The Acronym, The Meaning -- Select AcroBuddies Hot Threads -- QuickLink: Search Planet PDF -- and MORE

16 May - 2 June, 2000 - Getting Smarter with Acrobat/PDF

Colors in Acrobat JavaScript -- Smart PDF Workflow -- In Orbit: Showtime at PDF 2000 Conference -- Acrobat 4.0/4.05 Toolbox -- PDF-related news -- Seybold SF 2000 -- Creating PDFs without Acrobat -- Illustrator's - native PDF support -- Quark, Inc's PDF Filter 1.5 -- Hot Threads

2 - 16 May, 2000 - Acrobat/PDF Tools Galore

PDF Seps2Comp shipping -- /JavaScript Action - by Kas Thomas -- 19 Ways to Improve Any PDF Document -- Quite Software product updates -- Enfocus Software Acquired -- IFilter 4.1 released -- Microsoft's proposed breakup detailed -- Adding Articles -- AcroTip Archives

10 April - 2 May, 2000 - A BinaryThing.com publication

The New IRS: Better to Give Than (just) Receive -- "Practical Smart PDF" column launched -- Image Mapping in PDF -- Planet PDF co-sponsor PDF 2000 -- Transitions Made Easy -- Why some PDF attributes vary from expectations -- Practice Safe PDF -- Cult3D for Acrobat released -- GASAA 2000 Conference downloads -- Free Stephen King ebook for Mac users -- Acrobat 4 Named Actions -- Adding Your Own Text

18 March - 10 April, 2000 - Downloading Horror: Tale of an eBook

Tale of a Stephen King eBook -- Tips for Writing Reliable Code -- In Orbit - "PDF, Anyone?" -- Improving Adobe Products Installers -- Stephan Jaeggi - Free PDF Workflow Brochures -- Using document-level JavaScripts -- Generating PDF on the fly -- Free plug-in -- txt2pdf CGI 2.0 released -- Acrobat Distiller Server -- Adobe Systems announces InDesign v.1.5 -- Adding Image Import Filters

18 March - 10 April, 2000 - Making PDF Fly!

PDF Postcard Service returns -- XML in PDF for Ultimate Functionality -- /JavaScript Action - Make it easy on yourself -- Free Bookmark Plug-in -- JavaScript with Acrobat Forms -- FDFGateway - A simple forms data redirector -- ExpertOptions for Distiller 4.0 -- PDF on-the-fly generator -- Advice on PDF email attachments -- Windows 2000: PostScript Printer Drivers Issues -- PDF Spotlight: An eCookBook -- Setting Your Own Page Numbers

February 9 - 18 March, 2000 - PDF in the Spotlight Again

PDF Postcards -- Acrobat 5.0 Interface Feedback -- PDF Day Feature -- PDF-related position at Adobe -- Acrobat Business tools releasesd -- Lantana announce -- Acrobat Capture 3.0 released -- Free PlaceHolder plug-In -- Displaying the current named destinations

1 - 9 February, 2000 - Planet PDF Tools List Launched

PDF Tools list released -- About compression in Distiller -- FDF -- PDF Day Presentations -- Acrobat 4.0 plug-ins released -- Overwhelming Experience (Acrobat 5.0 GUI Testing) -- pdfmark -- Preflight Online -- Quark 5: PDFs without Distiller -- Heidelberg and Creo plug-in -- Glassbook and Adobe's relationship -- Bring your Annotations together

25 January - 1 February, 2000 - WANTED: Acrobat 5.0 Interface Feedback

Acrobat 5.0 Interface Feedback -- Search Planet PDF -- How to develop an add-to-cart document -- Using PDFs for CD-ROM Publishing -- Gene Gable talks with Planet PDF -- Calendar for Acrobat -- PDF Xtra -- The Disappearing Bookmarks -- Developer Documentation -- activePDF site released

5 -25 January, 2000 - PDF for year 0

In Orbit: Mark Your PDF Calendars -- ARTS Security released -- PDF Web Programming -- New tool for PDF JavaScript programmers -- PDF developers -- Apple Announces Macintosh OS X -- PDFStat Generator -- New Media's PDFXtra -- PrintJam Batch Print Tool -- Primer pre-release

December 16 - 5 January, 2000 - PDF Day Developers & Developments

PDF Day Developers & Developments -- PDF Day Announcement - Software Vendors -- Adobe PDF IFilter 4.0 -- PDF and eBooks: Linking Form and Content -- PDFs Improve the Creative Process -- Glassbook offers electronic books and free reader software -- Adobe PDF Online Services

9 -16 December, 1999 - Planet PDF to co-sponsor PDF Day 2000

PDF Preparations for Y2K -- PDF Web Capture -- Adobe, PostScript Printer Drivers/FrameMaker & Acrobat 4.05 -- PDF Expert - Three useful tips -- Paper-to-PDF alternatives? -- Filling PDF Forms -- Making documents accessible

18 November - 9 December, 1999 - Adobe Release Acrobat 4.05 and Acrobat Reader 4.05

When bad things happen to good products -- Talk on the 4.05 upgrade -- Adobe Releases Acrobat 4.05 and Acrobat Reader 4.05 -- Web Buy released with Free eBooks -- Vision + Work Documents -- BCL Computers release Drake -- Acrobat 4 Named Actions -- NewPage plug-in -- Rotate pages -- Measure page sizes -- PrintToPDF Printer Driver

4 - 18 November, 1999 - PDF luminary Kurt Foss joins Planet PDF

In Orbit: Remembering the First time -- PDF Expert: PDF Anatomy 101 -- Adobe v Microsoft -- PDF templates: the invisible paper -- PDF Viewer for PalmOS and WindowsCE -- FrameMaker Cross-file Links in Acrobat -- Prinergy Roadshow -- Popup menu technique -- Converting Excel to PDF

9 October - 4 November, 1999 - Scotty, set the drives to Internet speed

ePaper -- Acrobat Forms -- Virus and antivirus software -- Running Reader from CD -- Pure Java Viewer -- Software Review: Compose -- Direct-to-pdf -- Apple helps Windows -- PDF IFilter updated

23 September - 9 October, 1999 - Rights Management, PDF and eBooks News

Ask Aandi -- Seybold Seminar -- Hot Picks at Seybold -- Job Opportunities -- Adobe Developers Conference -- New plug-ins for Mac -- PDF Postcards -- Web Buy, PDF Merchant and ebooks -- Rights Management for PDF -- New FDF Toolkit -- New Thinking in Java

27 August - 23 September, 1999 - Changes afoot for PDF users

AcroBuddies Forum's Big Release -- Ask Aandi -- Rich Reveals -- New Acrobat Viewer and Bean -- Acrobat Developer's Conference -- Acrobat Now 100+ million -- Gohtm.com -- Software News -- Acrobat Tips

6 - 27 August, 1999 - Fonts 'n' Forms 'n' More

Adobe Developer's Conference -- PDF Day -- Font Issues -- PDF Forms -- Acrobat Popularity grows -- PDF IFilter 4.0 Beta -- Merging PDFs -- Ari's Link Tool review -- Word files to PDFs -- ActiveX FDF developers -- Changing combo boxes -- Batch print PDF tool

19 July - 6 August, 1999 - Adobe's new Acrobat Viewer beta

Adobe Acrobat Viewer Prerelease -- Processing Acrobat Form Data -- Batch print PDFs -- PDF and Human Rights -- Plug-in review: Gemini -- Acrobat Distiller via OLE -- PDFs on the fly -- New Acrobat Reader 4.0

19 May - 19 July, 1999 - Acrobat Time

PDF and the future of books -- Acrobat's text tool -- PDF's relationship with Wordprocessors -- PostScript expert Glenn Reid talks -- Java and Perl FDF Toolkits -- Acrobat and PDF Tips -- Acrobat beta software -- New OLE, IAC, JavaScript and others

13 April - 19 May, 1999 - Acrobat 4 Available!

Acrobat 4.0 available -- Free software -- Acrobat 4.0 features -- Ask Aandi -- Latest releases -- Expert Interviews -- The PDF Expert -- Code Cuts -- Other PDF news Code samples -- Product of the month -- Books


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Two Passwords Are Better Than One: The Low-Down On PDF Security

For people who don't spend their time looking at PDF files in text editors*, PDF security is a sometimes misunderstood beast.

For example, those document restrictions that PDF files sometimes have -- no Printing, Content Copying, Page Extraction, etc -- are essentially useless unless the PDF also has a User Password.

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