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Docs for Facebook

Anne Shea

Facebook Docs, built in collaboration between Facebook and Microsoft, now offers support for PDF files. Once uploaded, PDFs become viewable online via an Silverlight-based viewer and can be shared with friends.

Enterprise & Government   October 21, 2010

Ubiquitous PDF: Halloween projects in PDF

Anne Shea

Looking to do something a bit different this Halloween? Look no further than this "PDFcast" from Make. It's a smorgasbord of the gory, the scary, and the just plain weird.

Enterprise & Government   October 14, 2010

This Week in PDF: Adobe releases updates as rumours of Microsoft buyout quashed

Anne Shea

This week in PDF has seen Adobe in the news. A rumor of acquisition by Microsoft spread to Wall Street but was rapidly quashed, and it's business as usual: with Adobe MAX 2010 just around the corner, new updates to Adobe Reader and Acrobat were released with more to come.

Enterprise & Government   October 14, 2010

Planet PDF changes hands, is acquired by Debenu

Dan Shea

Debenu, brainchild of Nitro PDF Software founder Karl De Abrew and the company behind the Quick PDF Library, has acquired Planet PDF from Nitro PDF Software, along with sister businesses PDF Store and ARTS PDF Software. Details of the deal were not disclosed.

Enterprise & Government   October 14, 2010

DistributorX announces a new Print Production Bundle for US market

Karl De Abrew

DistributorX announced that it is offering a new Print Production Bundle to the Printers and Graphic designers in North American market. The new bundle includes Enfocus PDF Preflight and Editing products, Dynagram's PDF imposition software, PitStop Pro 10 and inpO2 PDF imposition software.

Creative & Print   October 13, 2010

WindJack Solutions releases PDF CanOpener 4

Dan Shea

WindJack Solutions, Inc has released PDF CanOpener 4.0, its Adobe Acrobat plug-in for in-depth analysis and manipulation of the internal structure of PDF documents. Version 4.0 is compatible with Acrobat 8 & 9+ Professional and Standard on Windows XP, Vista and Windows 7 (both 32 & 64-bit).

Developer   October 07, 2010

Avenza PDF Maps app for Apple iOS released

Dan Shea

Avenza Systems Inc., producer of cartographic software and spatial tools, has announced the release of PDF Maps, a geospatial PDF reader for Apple iOS devices including the iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch.

Enterprise & Government   September 30, 2010

Ubiquitous PDF: Heat your pool with lily pads

Anne Shea

New water conservation standards require that at least half of a pool's surface be covered when not in use. But pool covers are ugly at the best of times, and the fear that children can be trapped underneath is a concern to many parents. Easily made from hula hoops and black polythene, Lily Pad pool warmers are cheap, safe, and a heck of a lot more fun than traditional covers.

Enterprise & Government   September 30, 2010

Global Graphics upgrades gDoc PDF Server

Anne Shea

Global Graphics has launched version 5.1 of gDoc PDF Server(TM), its server-based PDF software that manages the conversion of multi-format documents into PDF files. Version 5.1 includes updated platform support for Microsoft Windows Server 2008 (32- and 64-bit) and Windows 7. In addition, the integration with Microsoft Office has been updated with a ribbon toolbar, for Office 2007 and Office 2010.

Enterprise & Government   September 30, 2010

Ubiquitous PDF: Scan to PDF from your iPhone

Anne Shea

Phone cameras are handy for note-taking, but when you want to share images it's irritating to have to send them one at a time. The Pocket Scanner app lets you collate images from your photo library and print to PDF. You can then send the finished product from your phone's email client.

Enterprise & Government   September 23, 2010

activePDF DocConverter Enterprise 2010 released

Anne Shea

activePDF, Inc. have launched activePDF DocConverter Enterprise 2010, the latest iteration of its document conversion engine. This enterprise release allows users to convert files both to and from PDF. Documents can be converted to PDF or PDF/A, and PDF files to Word, Excel, Text, HTML or Image files.

Enterprise & Government   September 23, 2010

This Week in PDF: PDF-based standard developed for variable data printing

Dan Shea

This week in PDF has seen a major update to a 3D data viewing and manipulation tool, and the development of a PDF-based standard for variable data printing.

Enterprise & Government   September 22, 2010

Ubiquitous PDF: Free ebooks for designers and bloggers

Anne Shea

Stuck for ideas? In need of a little inspiration? This list of 20 free PDF ebooks may be just what you need. From SEO to engaging content, guerrilla marketing to type classification, there's bound to be something here to get your mojo back in action.

Creative & Print   September 16, 2010

Zero-day flaw discovered in Flash, Acrobat and Reader

Anne Shea

Adobe has warned that a critical vulnerability (CVE-2010-2883) in the most current version of its Flash Player is being actively exploited on Windows computers. The company said that the flaw, which was discovered by security firm Trend Micro, could allow attackers to "take control of the affected system."

Enterprise & Government   September 16, 2010

This Week in PDF: Mac-based PDF editor adds redaction functionality

Dan Shea

This week in PDF has seen major updates to a Mac-based PDF editing application and a PDF-to-InDesign conversion tool.

Enterprise & Government   September 15, 2010

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