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Acrobat & PDF News 1998-2003

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Sneak Peek at Total Makeover of Planet PDF
During the past year we solicited and compiled feedback from community members, using the helpful responses to plan the first total makeover of our PlanetPDF.com Web site. We are pleased to announce the forthcoming re-launch of the leading independent Web site focusing exclusively on Adobe Acrobat and PDF-related technologies.. Friday, July 02, 2004

BCL Technologies launches multi-function PDF tool
The people behind Acrobat's native content extraction capabilities have just released a new multi-function PDF application. ALLPDF Converter integrates PDF Creation capabilities of BCL's easyPDF utility with the PDF extraction technology (to RTF) for which it has become well-known. Friday, July 02, 2004

Learning Center - Introduction to Acrobat Development
Approaching Acrobat development for the first time is a daunting task for any neophyte. In this Learning Center, Dave Wraight attempts to make the process a little more painless by explaining the relevant resources and technologies clearly and concisely. Friday, July 02, 2004

Adobe, AIGA strategic alliance advances communication design
Adobe Systems and AIGA recently announced a long-term alliance dedicated to advancing design and the use of technology across the creative industries. Wednesday, June 30, 2004

Learning Center - PDF Color
Despite the best efforts of Adobe and others, color usage in PDF remains a murky area. In the interests of professional enlightenment, Contributing Editor Gary Armstrong sheds some light on this tricky-but-crucial topic. Thursday, June 24, 2004

Deque releases upgraded Web accessibility software
Deque Systems has released an upgrade to its Ramp Ascend software for remediating Web site accessibility. A companion product empowers the transformation of non-accessible PDF content. Wednesday, June 23, 2004

Adobe PDF/XML Forms Developer Workshops
Adobe Systems is hosting a series of free, half-day workshops for PDF developers on "Working with PDF & XML Electronic Forms" in several cities during July and August. Wednesday, June 23, 2004

WindJack Solutions releases AcroButtons
WindJack Solutions has released AcroButtons for adding custom, scriptable buttons to the Adobe Acrobat 6 toolbar. Monday, June 21, 2004

Adobe, IPTC collaborate on metadata standards for news orgs
Adobe Systems is collaborating with the International Press Telecommunications Council to extend IPTC metadata through the use of Adobe's Extensible Metadata Platform (XMP), an XML-based specification that provides a standardized framework to capture and manage information describing files. Monday, June 21, 2004

Final winners of 'Acrobat 6.0: Getting Professional Results' book
We've named all eight winners in our promotion for the recently released Acrobat 6 book by Carl Young, published by McGraw-Hill. This contest is now closed. Monday, June 21, 2004

Seybold San Francisco 2004 announces redesigned program
MediaLive International has announced a redesigned, four-track conference program for Seybold SF 2004 (August 16-19), offering tracks in four aspects of content creation and publishing. Tuesday, June 15, 2004

Adobe offering free PDF Developer Workshop at JavaOne Conf.
Adobe Systems is offering several sessions of a free June 29 workshop, exploring the integration of PDF and XML within enterprise applications, aimed at PDF Developers attending the upcoming JavaOne Conference in San Francisco. Monday, June 14, 2004

ARTS PDF Stamper 3.0 offers unprecedented control, flexibility
ARTS PDF recently announced the release of PDF Stamper 3.0, its new Acrobat plug-in for applying text, image and PDF stamps to large PDF collections. Users can insert text, dynamic text, numbering, watermarks and stamps. Friday, June 11, 2004

Adobe expands free Reader to Linux OS & PDF on consumer devices
Adobe Systems has announced a new version its free Reader for Linux, and highlighted the first commercial application -- embedding the PDF-enabling product in Sony's newly announced car navigation system for the Japanese market. Thursday, June 10, 2004

Adobe Designer 6.0 (formerly Form Designer) launched
Adobe has launched its newly revamped Adobe Designer 6.0 (Windows only), a WYSIWYG design tool for creating intelligent XML templates and both HTML and PDF forms. A tryout version is available for download (after registration). Tuesday, June 08, 2004

Out with ePaper, in (officially) with Intelligent Document Platform
Adobe has introduced a Java-based server platform and several new and/or updated PDF-oriented products, all part of its Intelligent Document Platform -- the now official moniker for what the company had called ePaper. Tuesday, June 08, 2004

Adobe & partners piloting first-of-kind, PDF-based ID authentication
Fruit of their strategic relationship, Adobe Systems and Identrus are offering a digital signature solution that creates legally binding electronic documents, combining Identrus signatures into Adobe PDF files. Following a pilot test, Wells Fargo Bank plans to deploy the solution across its multinational businesses. Tuesday, June 08, 2004

Adobe posts v.6.0.2 updater for Acrobat & Reader
Adobe Systems has posted a version 6.0.2 update for both its commercial Acrobat 6.0.1 -- Professional and Standard -- and its free Adobe Reader 6.0.1 software, which fixes a number of problems and adds some enhanced functionality. The v.6.0.2 updates for Macintosh and Windows are available from the PDF Store, an official mirror site. Tuesday, June 08, 2004

Acrobat 5.0.10 plug-in update fixes PDF vulnerability
For those still working with the previous full version of Acrobat, Adobe Systems has posted a 5.0.10 plug-in update for Acrobat 5.0.5 (Windows), designed to fix a vulnerability with the potential to "execute arbitrary code from a malicious PDF document." Tuesday, June 08, 2004

Free Acumen Journal newsletter for June 2004
The current issue of John Deubert's free monthly newsletter features articles on "Acrobat 6 Layers and Forms" for Acrobat users and "Binary Tokens" for PostScript techies. Monday, June 07, 2004

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