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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: Major update to pharmaceutical toolbox

Dan Shea

This week in PDF has seen major updates to a toolset for managing regulated documents in the pharmaceutical industry and an advanced PDF library for PDF creation, content extraction, editing, viewing and printing.

Enterprise & Government   February 14, 2008

PdfMeNot launches on Valentine's Day

Nettie Hartsock

Just in time for Valentine's comes a handy service which will launch on February 14th at Keep in mind the site won't officially launch till Thursday, but the company did give an early peek at its services to Cnet's Webware readers.

Enterprise & Government   February 13, 2008

Adobe shutters Adobe Stock Photos Service

Nettie Hartsock

Adobe has quietly shuttered its Adobe Stock Photo service saying in an FAQ that the service which shipped as part of Adobe Bridge will be shut down on April 1, 2008.

Creative & Print   February 06, 2008

Chief Win releases PDF Converter 2.2

Nettie Hartsock

Chief-Win has released its updated PDF conversion tool, PDF Converter 2.2 with the latest release addressing a fix to a bug in the conversion program.

Enterprise & Government   February 06, 2008

Sneak peek at PDF Conference 2008

Nettie Hartsock

Before you know it, the Adobe Acrobat and PDF Conference 2008 at Disney's Coronado Springs will be here. The conference will run this year April 30th through May 2nd and attendees will be treated to a rousing Disneyian keynote by Michael Eisner, former CEO of Disney.

Enterprise & Government   February 06, 2008

This week in PDF: PDF-to-iPod conversion

Dan Shea

This week in PDF has seen an update to a tool that can convert PDF slideshows for viewing on iPods and the release of a moderate volume scanning solution.

Enterprise & Government   February 06, 2008

This week in PDF: Google Docs beefs up PDF support

Dan Shea

This week in PDF sees the launch of PDF export feature for an online document editor, the release of a developer kit that allows for the injection of 3D content into PDF files and the introduction of a tool for reliable transparency flattening.

Enterprise & Government   January 31, 2008

This week in PDF: The skinny on PDF services online

Dan Shea

This week in PDF sees the launch of a Macintosh-compatible version of an established PDF conversion tool, a handy summary of free PDF services online and updates to a PDF prepress software suite.

Enterprise & Government   January 24, 2008

Synactis announces release of All In-The-Box

Nettie Hartsock

Synactic has announced the release of it document viewer and PDF writer aimed at professional developers working on the Windows platform.

Developer   January 24, 2008

Visual Technology Services rolls out updated PDF3D

Nettie Hartsock

Visual Technology Services has upgraded its PDF3D technology adding dynamic 3D labels for easier model annotation as well as enabling scenes to include novel 3D TrueType annotation labels and variable transparent textures.

Creative & Print   January 24, 2008

Recosoft Announces PDF2Office Personal 4.0 for Mac Users

Nettie Hartsock

Japan-based Recosoft Corporation has announced the release of PDF2Office Personal 4.0 for Mac OS X. The release features significant upgrades for users including Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard support.

Enterprise & Government   January 16, 2008

Apago Announces PDF Shrink 4.2

Nettie Hartsock

Apago has rolled out PDF Shrink 4.2 at this year’s MacWorld Conference and Expo where the company is showcasing the utility for shrinking PDF file sizes.

Enterprise & Government   January 16, 2008

This week in PDF: Updates and price-cuts for the new year

Dan Shea

This week in PDF, we note that Adobe has reduced the price of its premium Acrobat desktop software, Bluebeam has announced a major update to its flagship product and PDF Tools has updated its 3-Heights PDF programming tools.

Enterprise & Government   January 15, 2008

Ubiquitous PDF: Making up for lost Times

Dan Shea

The New York Times (NYT) has released all of its public-domain articles from 1851-1922 as image-based PDF documents. The collection, which includes all 11 million articles from 1851-1980, is currently available, free-of-charge from the NYT web site.

Enterprise & Government   January 15, 2008

ISO gives Adobe PDF thumbs-up

Nettie Hartsock

The International Organization for Standardization voted in December to approve PDF 1.7 as an international document format standard, and will meet in late January to iron out the technical details of moving PDF 1.7 from Adobe to ISO management.

Enterprise & Government   January 10, 2008

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