Summary of PDF-related Sessions at Open Publish 2001

Below is an overview of all PDF-related sessions of Open Publish 2001 - the Asia Pacific region's first annual conference for people working with standards in traditional, electronic and digital media. (Full program.)

ACROBAT 5 INTENSIVE TRAINING

Carl Young, DigiPub Solutions, USA

In this tutorial you will learn time-saving techniques that you can apply to your job as a PDF creator. You will also learn about the major features in Acrobat giving you new insights into how to deploy Acrobat in your organization. Topics include:

  • Creating PDFs from Word, FrameMaker and other applications.
  • Troubleshooting techniques.
  • Enhancing PDFs with bookmarks, links, video and audio.
  • Adding comments to PDFs.
  • Using JavaScript.
  • Creating forms from paper, page layout applications and the web.
  • Using PDFMark to cut down on post-creation time and energy.
Tuesday, 31 July

YXML? WHAT'S WRONG WITH PDF?

Tom Worthington, Dept. Comp. Science, ANU

PDF's origins are as a page description language and consequently it has inherent limitations when compared to the printed page. This presentation looks at the limitations of PDF and considers whether XML can overcome them.

THANK GOD IT'S NOT IN PDF!

Vickie Richardson, Netimpact Online Publishing, ACT

Innovative publishing with PDF tends to become subsumed by the overwhelming number of poorly published PDF documents and the perception that PDF is difficult to use. This session looks at examples of innovative and imaginative processing of PDF files.

MAC OS X AND DESKTOP PUBLISHING TWENTY YEARS ON

Eric Persijn, Apple Computer

Apple have been at the front of desktop publishing since that term was coined in the 1980s. OS X now boasts native PDF support.

CASE STUDY: APPLICATION OF PDF IN A CHILD WELFARE CONTEXT

Morri Young, Matrix Organisation Support, Australia

In 1997 the major Australian children's charity, Barnardos Australia and the University of NSW, began to research a new way of capturing information about children and young people who live in foster care and children's homes. This presentation will describe how a solution based on Acrobat Forms technology was developed and deployed.

GETTING STARTED WITH THE ADOBE ACROBAT 5 SDK

Karl De Abrew, BinaryThing.com, Australia

There are many ways to extend Adobe Acrobat to inter-operate with your development projects. This session gives you an introduction to plug-ins, Inter-Application Communication (IAC), Dynamic Data Exchange (DDE), and the rest of the Acrobat SDK toolbox. It will also highlight the new features of the Acrobat 5.0 SDK to assist you in getting started in designing and developing Acrobat plug-ins or integrating Acrobat with your application.

Acrobat 5 SDK Developers' Forum

Chaired by Karl De Abrew

Karl De Abrew is the founder and CEO of BinaryThing.com, the team that brings you the Planet PDF Web community. Karl is a moderator at industry events such as Seybold Seminars PDF Special Interest Day and a writer for the Adobe.com ePaper center with his column "Pulp Free". Karl has been involved with almost every aspect of PDF development.

ACROBAT 5 AND PDF 1.4

Carl Young, DigiPuB Solutions, USA

PDF 1.4 (Acrobat 5) brings the Portable Document Format to a new level. Not only are the files themselves portable, but so is the data. With tagged PDF and structured PDF, data can more easily be brought into and extracted from PDF files. For users, this means it is easier to save a PDF file as richly-formatted text, or to extract the graphics. For developers, applications can be written to move data into and out of PDF files.

INSIDE ACROBAT PLUG-INS AND TOOLS

Daniel Shea, BinaryThing.com, Australia

There are well over 480 products that complement the functionality of Adobe's PDF tools. In this session, we'll give you an overview of the 10 most popular PDF tools from BinaryThing.com's Planet PDF community. These are: Jaws PDF Creator, Gemini V3, ARTS Split & Merge Wizard, StampPDF, EZ-PDF, PDF Converter, ARTS PDF Workshop, PDF ImageWorks, BCL Drake, & Quite Imposing Plus.

Acrobat 5 Discussion Forum Charles Myer, Adobe; Karl De Abrew, BinaryThing.com; Craig Tegel, Adobe; Carl Young, DigiPub Solutions

Chaired by Carl Young

In this forum, a diverse team of industry authorities will field questions collected from the audience during the day, as well as from the floor. They will attempt to answer all issues and questions related to the use of PDF for electronic documents. Topic areas will include:

  • Server-side PDF
  • PDF forms
  • XML and PDF
  • PDF and handheld devices
  • Cross-platform PDF
  • Digital signatures
  • Interactive PDF
  • CD distribution of PDF files.

PDF WITHIN THE OS. WHAT WILL IT MEAN?

Eric Persijn, Marketing Manager, Apple Computer

Apple Computer's native support for PDF in its new Unix-based Mac operating system, OS X, represents the first time PDF has been richly supported at the operating system level. In this presentation, Creative Markets Marketing Manager, Eric Persijn, will outline what Apple is doing to bring PDF workflows to the masses and how this decision may herald wider and more effective use of PDF technology.

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