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