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Our news articles are archived in a series of categories for easy access. Select the category to the left to display only the articles related to that category.

This week in PDF: Cloud-based PDF viewers released

Dan Shea

This week in PDF has seen the releases of a pair of cloud-based PDF viewers, along with a Mac-based PDF-to-text conversion tool.

Enterprise & Government   May 04, 2011

PDF Postman MS Outlook add-in released

Dan Shea

Encryptomatic has announced the release of PDF Postman, an add-in for Microsoft Office Outlook that uses PDF to add a layer of security to email and file attachments.

Enterprise & Government   April 27, 2011

Bluebeam PDF Revu 9 wins at Australia's leading architecture event

Karl De Abrew

Bluebeam Software has announced that its Bluebeam PDF Revu 9 has been selected as a winner of the 2011 DesignEX Sustainability Award. Bluebeam PDF Revu 9 is a powerful PDF creation, markup and editing product for the architecture, engineering and construction industries. DesignEX is Australia's leading design and architecture event, and was held from April 13-15 this year in Melbourne.

Enterprise & Government   April 27, 2011

Enhanced Perfect PDF 7 Premium launched

Rowan Hanna

soft Xpansion, a German-based software developer, has unveiled the new version 7 of Perfect PDF Premium, its complete all-in-one solution for creating and editing PDFs. Perfect PDF 7 Premium allows users to create PDFs from any application that can print, including Windows Explorer, Microsoft Office,, Internet Explorer, Mozilla's Firefox and Thunderbird.

Enterprise & Government   April 27, 2011

Qoppa Software updates Java PDF Components

Dan Shea

Qoppa Software has updated its PDF libraries and components. Collectively, these offerings allow software developers to build PDF-related features into their web- and Java-based applications, including PDF viewing, printing, signing, form-filling, markup and manipulation.

Developer   April 25, 2011

SysTools releases Lotus Notes to PDF Converter

Dan Shea

Swedish-based company SysTools has launched SysTools Lotus Notes to PDF Converter, a tool allowing users to archive Lotus Notes mail in PDF format.

Enterprise & Government   April 24, 2011

PDF Developer Libraries

Dan Shea

Please click here to read about PDF Developer Libraries.

Developer   April 18, 2011

GoodReader for iOS adds file-level security

Dan Shea

It has been announced that GoodReader, a popular PDF viewer for iOS devices, now utilizes iOS's ability to secure individual files, ensuring that important data remains secure even in the event that the iOS device is lost or stolen.

Enterprise & Government   April 18, 2011

Simpo launches its PDF to Word Converter for Mac

Rowan Hanna

Simpo Technologies has announced the release of Simpo PDF to Word for Mac version 1.0, its PDF to Word converter for Mac users. The new software also supports PDF-to-text conversion.

Enterprise & Government   April 17, 2011

Nuance PDF Converter Enterprise now integrates with NetDocuments

Karl De Abrew

Nuance Communications, Inc., has announced that it has added a new connector to Nuance PDF Converter Enterprise 7.1 for enabling its integration with NetDocuments, a leading Web-based document management service provider.

Enterprise & Government   April 12, 2011

callas software releases pdfToolbox 5

Dan Shea

callas software has announced the release of callas pdfToolbox 5, a major update to its PDF production toolkit. In addition to general performance improvements, the latest version of the software adds full 64-bit support, a new batch-processing feature, automated visual comparison of PDF documents, and ability to convert files in a range of formats into production-ready PDF.

Creative & Print   April 12, 2011

iFunia releases its PDF2Text for Mac

Karl De Abrew

iFunia Corporation has announced the release of iFunia PDF2Text for Mac, its new PDF conversion software. The new software is now available on the Mac App Store with a 90% discount. iFunia PDF2Text for Mac allows users to extract and reuse unformatted text from PDF documents.

Enterprise & Government   April 08, 2011

Wondershare debuts its PDF Editor Mac

Rowan Hanna

Wondershare Software Co., Ltd. has announced the release of PDF Editor Mac, its new PDF editing software. The new product provides a simple way to edit text and images in a PDF document, add comments or annotations, extract the contents from a PDF to a Microsoft Word document.

Enterprise & Government   April 08, 2011

TallComponents releases .NET-based web-to-PDF converter

Dan Shea

TallComponents has announced that its new .NET component for converting web content (i.e., HTML) into PDF has finally left the beta phase and been released as WebToPDF.NET 2.0.

Developer   April 08, 2011

Windows 8 will have its own PDF viewer

Rowan Hanna

Screenshots of a PDF viewer for Windows 8 called Modern Reader have been leaked onto the web. The sleek and minimalistic PDF viewer utilizes a new AppX application package type, indicating that the PDF viewer might be cross-device compatible with Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8.

Enterprise & Government   April 05, 2011

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