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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: PDF competitor to form basis for new document standard

Dan Shea

While Adobe courted controversy with its "Send to FedEx Kinko's", this week in PDF sees drafting begin on a standard based on a PDF competitor, the release of a free, PDF-based patent widget and a major update to a PDF printing tool.

Enterprise & Government   July 05, 2007

Adobe's Send to FedEx Kinko's kicks off controversy

Nettie Hartsock

According to a story posted on GraphicRepro, Adobe has seriously tweaked the rancor of PIA/GATF, the world's largest graphic arts trade association by including a "send to FexEx Kinko's" button in Adobe Acrobat and Adobe Reader.

Enterprise & Government   July 04, 2007

Adobe announces new document generation solutions

Nettie Hartsock

Adobe recently announced the release of Adobe LiveCycle Enterprise Suite, which encompasses LiveCycle Production Print ES and LiveCycle Output ES.

Enterprise & Government   July 04, 2007 releases PDFTypewriter 5.6

Nettie Hartsock has rolled out PDFTypewriter 5. 6 which enables users to create PDFs from any Windows-based application including Microsoft, Excel and Auto-CAD.

Enterprise & Government   June 28, 2007

Enfocus donates PitStop Professional to Cal Poly

Nettie Hartsock

Enfocus recently donated 60 user site licenses for its PitStop Professional to Cal Poly University’s Graphics Communications Department.

Creative & Print   June 28, 2007

This week in PDF: Assistive Technology goes multi-lingual

Dan Shea

As we reach the mid-point of the year, this week in PDF sees an assistive technology vendor add support for French and Spanish, the release of an update to a popular preflight tool and a workflow solution integrate the Adobe PDF Print Engine.

Enterprise & Government   June 28, 2007

Adobe's record revenues fail to impress all

Dan Shea

The big news of the week revolves around Adobe's financial situation. Adobe has outlined its record performance for its second quarter of 2007, but not everybody is impressed.

Enterprise & Government   June 20, 2007

Ubiquitous PDF: Complaint letters made easy!

Dan Shea

Ever wanted to write a letter of complaint but weren't sure where to start? Consumer advocacy group has launched a new free online tool enabling consumers to generate effective complaint letters pre-formatted for distribution. According to the press release, this free service is designed to help consumers bring their disputes to faster resolution.

Enterprise & Government   June 20, 2007

This week in PDF: Adobe releases eBook software

Dan Shea

This week in PDF sees Adobe announce its new eBook software offering, while Cyproof releases an automated proofreading product for PDF documents.

Enterprise & Government   June 20, 2007

This week in PDF: Acrobat 3D training package released

Dan Shea

With the update to Acrobat 8.1, this week in PDF sees the release of a training package specifically relating to Acrobat 3D, a server-side password recovery solution and a new PDF creation tool.

Enterprise & Government   June 14, 2007

DWG Tool Software releases DWG to PDF Converter MX 4.0

Nettie Hartsock

DWG Tool Software has released version 4.0 DWG to PDF Converter MX 4.0 giving users the power to convert DWG to PDF without the need of AutoCAD.

Creative & Print   June 14, 2007

SmileonMyMac releases PDFpen3.2, PDFpenPro 3.2

Nettie Hartsock

SmileonMyMac announced updates to its popular PDFpen utility, with the latest update featuring a new Library panel: proofreading marks. Users can now use the proofreading mark symbols to add professional editing marks including delete, insert and transpose.

Creative & Print   June 14, 2007

soft Xpansion GmbH announces PDF Master Server 3.0

Nettie Hartsock

Germany-based soft Xpansion GmbH has released PDF Master Server 3.0 which enables server-based conversion of documents into PDF-files on a network.

Enterprise & Government   June 13, 2007

Adobe tweaks Acrobat 8.0

Nettie Hartsock

Adobe released an update to Acrobat 8 Professional and Acrobat 8 Standard which provides support for Microsoft Windows Vista and Office 2007.

Enterprise & Government   June 13, 2007

Adobe adds PDF tool to LifeCycle

Nettie Hartsock

Ok, if you can afford the LiveCycle Enterprise Suite, which starts at US$50,000, then you'll be glad to hear that Adobe has widened the software program (per its announcement on Monday) to enable users to create Form Guides and flash-based graphics so users can more easily utilize and incorporate online PDF content.

Enterprise & Government   June 07, 2007

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