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Ubiquitous PDF: Election Keepsakes - Newspaper Front Pages

Kurt Foss

The Newseum -- an Interactive Museum of News -- features an online exhibit titled "Today's Front Pages" that each day features PDF versions of the respective 'Page 1' from more than 300 newspapers from around the world. Headlines and coverage of the outcome of the recent U.S. presidential election will be available on the site November 4, following the delayed vote count and subsequent concession.

Creative & Print   November 03, 2004

AdLib eXpress 2.9 released

Dan Shea

AdLib eDocument Solutions has announced an update to AdLib eXpress. Adding support for Unicode fonts, version 2.9 can be accessed from multiple platforms such as Linux and Unix due to its integration with AdLib's complimentary Exponent product.

Enterprise & Government   November 01, 2004

Bluebeam Software, Autodesk enhance AutoCAD file-sharing

Autodesk and Bluebeam Software are developing joint solutions to enable AutoCAD users to more easily convert AutoCAD drawings into DWF (Design Web Format) digital files.

Enterprise & Government   October 27, 2004

Ubiquitous PDF: Guide to Prayer for U.S. Election

Kurt Foss

Religion has played a significant role in the campaigns and policy positions of both political parties leading up to the Nov. 2 elections, so it seems appropriate that a "Guide to Prayer for the 2004 National Election" has recently been made available online.

Creative & Print   October 27, 2004

Using Acrobat 6 and PDF for Document Reviews

Doug Sahlin

Chapter 10 -- titled 'Review PDF Documents' -- is an excerpt from the book "How to Do Everything with Adobe Acrobat 6.0" by Doug Sahlin and McGraw-Hill/Osborne Media. It includes illustrated techniques on how to use the Comments tab, Note tool and the File Attachment tool, and how to add Comments and Audio Comments.

Enterprise & Government   October 20, 2004

Final winners of 'How to Do Everything with Acrobat 6' book

We've named all eight randomly selected winners in our recent promotional contest to give away to members of our global community eight free copies of a book by Doug Sahlin, published by Osborne/McGraw-Hill. This contest is now closed.

Creative & Print   October 19, 2004

Five Across Introduces Document Workflow Software

Dan Shea

Five Across, Inc. has announced the immediate availability of InterComm, a workgroup collaboration application designed to streamline document workflow for distributed workgroups. InterComm offers centralized file management and an integrated instant messaging interface.

Enterprise & Government   October 18, 2004

Global Graphics Launches New Developer Tool for Customized PDF Creation

With its introduction of the Jaws PDF Creator software development kit (SDK), Global Graphics is offering software developers and system integrators a new tool to incorporate PDF-creation capability into their own or their customers' applications.

Developer   October 14, 2004

AdLib Releases Exponent, Raises AdLib Server Applications to a Higher Power

AdLib eDocument Solutions announces the release of AdLib Exponent 1.2, providing intelligent job management, load balancing between multiple AdLib eXpress Servers, extended connectivity to UNIX machines, a fault-tolerant architecture and enterprise scalability.

Enterprise & Government   October 14, 2004

Ubiquitous PDF: HP offers free, printable iPod tattoos

In the growing digital music competition, Hewlett-Packard is showing its support for Apple's iTunes -- with a little help from Adobe PDF -- by offering for download a variety of free, suitable-for-printing tattoos designed for personalizing an iPod.

Creative & Print   October 13, 2004

Rating the Presidential Debates with PDF ballot

Kurt Foss

The Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) provides a PDF-based "debate ballot" for use in evaluating the remaining presidential debates between Pres. George W. Bush and Sen. John F. Kerry.

Creative & Print   October 06, 2004

MacFixit posts fix for slow Acrobat 6, Reader 6 printing suggests that deleting Preferences files for Acrobat 6 or Reader 6 under Mac OS X may resolve a significant printing slowdown some users have reported after upgrading.

Creative & Print   October 06, 2004

Adobe, GeoTrust join forces to certify PDF documents

Kurt Foss

Adobe Systems and GeoTrust Inc. are partnering to offer a new Adobe Acrobat Certified Document Services solution for digitally signing and verifying PDF-based documents.

Enterprise & Government   October 06, 2004

Adobe Joins Planet PDF as Major Sponsor

Dan Shea

Adobe Systems -- originator of the Portable Document Format (PDF), Acrobat software suite and the Intelligent Document Platform (IDP) -- has signed on as a Gold Sponsor of Planet PDF, joining PDFlib and AdLib eDocument Solutions as a major financial supporter of the site.

Enterprise & Government   October 01, 2004

Apago ships update to PDF Enhancer

Apago Inc. recently announced a new version of PDF Enhancer 2.6 for Mac OS X, Windows and Sun Solaris.

Creative & Print   September 29, 2004

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