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ABBYY announces new OCR SDK for Linux

Dan Shea

ABBYY has announced the availability of ABBYY FineReader Engine 9.0 for Linux, a robust software development kit (SDK) to integrate ABBYY optical character recognition (OCR), barcode recognition, and PDF conversion technologies into Linux-based applications.

Developer   April 22, 2010

This week in PDF: New HTML-to-PDF developer library announced

Dan Shea

This week in PDF has seen the announcement of a new developer library for integrating HTML-to-PDF functionality and the launch of a new printing platform.

Developer   April 22, 2010

Adobe releases critical advisory updates

Nettie Hartsock

Late last week Adobe was struggling with the automation launch flaw, first discovered by Didier Stevens, and which Gottwals, a member of Adobe's security team noted on the Adobe blog saying, "We are currently researching the best approach for this functionality in Adobe Reader and Acrobat," and it may introduce changes in a future update.

Enterprise & Government   April 15, 2010

This week in PDF: A pair of developer products released

Dan Shea

This week in PDF has seen PDF features added to a developer toolkit, along with the launch of an enterprise-class PDF accessibility solution, and the release of a new developer tool for converting CAD data into 3D PDF documents.

Developer   April 15, 2010

callas software develops module for LuraTech's document conversion platform

Dan Shea

LuraTech has announced that callas software GmbH is the first third-party developer to create a module for LuraTech's DocYard platform. The callas pdfaPilot 2 module enables users to seamlessly integrate the ability to convert digital file formats into PDF/A into the workflows created with DocYard, a flexible software platform that enables organizations to build their own production-level document conversion and capture environments.

Enterprise & Government   April 15, 2010

Apago releases PDF Enhancer 3.5

Nettie Hartsock

Apago has announced the release of PDF Enhancer 3.5.

Enterprise & Government   April 08, 2010

Ubiquitous PDF: Free PDF templates for sketching, wireframing and note-taking

Dan Shea

Thanks to Shai Perednik, an IT guru and developer, users can now find and download free PDF templates for sketching, wireframing and note-taking.

Enterprise & Government   April 08, 2010

Anark Interactive PMI Pro plug-in, server component released

Dan Shea

Anark Corporation has released two Adobe product extensions that enable users to interrogate 3D PDFs containing 3D Model Based Definition (MBD) and Product Manufacturing Information (PMI).

Enterprise & Government   April 08, 2010

New possible PDF exploit discovered

Nettie Hartsock

Security researcher and PDF researcher Didier Stevens alerted the world to a new PDF hack he discovered this week while testing PDFs.

Enterprise & Government   April 01, 2010

PDFOCR.net releases PDF OCR 3.2

Nettie Hartsock

PDFOCR.net has announced the release of PDF OCR 3.2, an updated release of its OCR conversion software, which provides instant recognition of characters and converts to text without the need for typing.

Developer   April 01, 2010

This week in PDF: iPhone app adds PDF scanning and copying

Dan Shea

This week in PDF has seen an update to an established suite of PDF tools and the addition of scan-to-PDF functionality to an iPhone app.

Enterprise & Government   April 01, 2010

Kofax releases Kofax Desktop 2.0

Nettie Hartsock

California-based Kofax has released Kofax Desktop 2.0, an updated release of its document automation software. The latest release offers more PDF functionality.

Enterprise & Government   March 25, 2010

OCR in Acrobat -- a few quick thoughts

Ernest Svenson

Acrobat can be used to make scanned documents searchable via a process known as "OCR", or optical character recognition. In this article, PDFforLawyers.com's Ernest Svenson gives his take on OCR in Acrobat.

Enterprise & Government   March 25, 2010

This week in PDF: PitStop Connect released

Dan Shea

This week in PDF has seen the launch of a tool for simplifying PDF preflight and a website that both explains and promotes the benefits of searchable PDF documents.

Creative & Print   March 18, 2010

Ubiquitous PDF: 2009 IRS income tax forms available for download

Dan Shea

With less than a month to go until Americans will be scrambling to file their 2009 tax paperwork. Luckily, printable PDF versions of forms such as the 1040 can be downloaded for free from the IRS website.

Enterprise & Government   March 18, 2010

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