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This week in PDF: Whitepaper on PDF/VT released

Dan Shea

This week in PDF has seen the releases of a whitepaper on the ISO standard for variable data printing and a booklet that explains common PDF issues.

Enterprise & Government   March 30, 2011

Enhanced Aspose.Pdf for Reporting Services released

Rowan Hanna

Aspose has announced the enhanced version of Aspose.Pdf for Reporting Services, its .NET solution that allows users to produce PDF reports from Microsoft SQL Server 2000, 2005 and 2008 Reporting Services. The new version (2.1.0) supports PDF bookmarks, HTML tags, XMP metadata, custom embedded font and rendering watermark for pages.

Enterprise & Government   March 27, 2011

Debenu releases Quick PDF Library 7.24

Dan Shea

Debenu, the company behind both Planet PDF and leading Acrobat plug-in developer, ARTS PDF, has released version 7.24 of its stand-alone PDF Library. Quick PDF Library 7.24 boasts a number of new features and improvements, including major enhancements to the rendering engine and updates that upgrade the handling of form fields.

Developer   March 25, 2011

Bluebeam PDF Revu launched

Dan Shea

Bluebeam Software has announced the launch of its new Bluebeam PDF Revu 9, the latest version of its tool for creating, marking-up, editing and managing PDF files. Unveiled at CONEXPO 2011, an international gathering for the construction industry, Revu 9 boasts more than 30 enhanced features to streamline PDF markup, viewing, processing, collaboration and sharing.

Enterprise & Government   March 22, 2011

Redax 5.0 released

Dan Shea

Appligent Document Solutions has launched version 5 of its Redax plug-in for Adobe Acrobat on Windows. The software allows users to permanently redact (censor) information in PDF documents.

Enterprise & Government   March 22, 2011

Enolsoft launches two new PDF Tools for Mac

Rowan Hanna

Enolsoft has launched two new PDF tools for Mac platform for converting PDFs to Text and SWF. The new tools are named Enolsoft PDF to Text for Mac and Enolsoft PDF to SWF for Mac. These tools allow Mac users to reuse or edit PDFs without any need for Adobe Acrobat and other Adobe products.

Enterprise & Government   March 20, 2011

Readdle releases PDF Expert 2 for iPhone

Karl De Abrew

Readdle has announced that PDF Expert 2 for iPhone is now available from the App Store. PDF Expert is a PDF viewer that allows users to annotate, add highlights to, search and fill PDF forms. The iPhone edition of PDF Expert is priced at USD 9.99.

Enterprise & Government   March 20, 2011

Enhanced version of Smart PDF Converter Pro announced

Rowan Hanna

SmartSoft has announced a major update to Smart PDF Converter Pro, its flagship desktop-based application for converting PDF documents into commonly used editable formats and vice-versa. The enhanced version features advanced tools for handling PDF files.

Enterprise & Government   March 14, 2011

e-iceblue to launch PDF creation component for .NET

Karl De Abrew

e-iceblue has announced that it will soon launch Spire.PDF, its PDF creation component for .NET applications. e-iceblue already provides XLS, DOC and Office components for integration with .NET applications.

Developer   March 14, 2011

Nuance introduces PDF Converter for Mac

Karl De Abrew

Nuance Communications has introduced Nuance PDF Converter for Mac, its new software for Apple Mac users to create, convert and edit PDF files. Nuance PDF Converter for Mac is priced at USD 99.

Enterprise & Government   March 09, 2011

Drumlin launches "Click and Go" PDF publishing solution

Rowan Hanna

Drumlin has announced the launch of its new "Click and Go" PDF publishing solution, a single combined "Document plus Reader". The new solution does not require any software installation and pricing starts from 25 cents per book.

Enterprise & Government   March 09, 2011

Zevrix launches Mac-based output automation suite

Dan Shea

Zevrix Solutions has announced BatchOutput Office Suite, a collection of output automation applications for Microsoft Office on Mac OS X. The software is designed to automate printing and PDF output processes. As with most automation solutions, users of BatchOutput Office simply need to select the files for conversion or printing, adjust a few settings and the software should handle the rest. This "set and forget" model allows users to set the software to process a large batch of files overnight for a morning pick-up.

Enterprise & Government   March 07, 2011

PDF Decrypter Pro for removing password restrictions

Rowan Hanna

PDFDecrypter.com announces PDF Decrypter Pro 3.0, its new utility for removing the password protection from Adobe PDF documents. The software creates a separate copy of the PDF document without any restrictions and this document can be printed, copied or modified.

Enterprise & Government   March 03, 2011

Qoppa Software announces improved PDF Studio

Karl De Abrew

Qoppa Software has announced the release of an improved version 6.6 of PDF Studio, its desktop-based software for PDF editing. The new version includes the ability to import text and MS Word documents into PDFs, along with providing enhanced user experience and user control.

Enterprise & Government   March 03, 2011

JustSystems releases plugin for designing PDFs from XMetaL

Dan Shea

JustSystems has announced the availability of XMetal TopLeaf Plugin, an add-on for the DITA Open Toolkit that allows users without expertise in XSLT, XSL:FO or Toolkit to create PDF output. The new product means that users working with the TopLeaf workstation application XMetaL Author Enterprise can more easily design and generate PDF content directly from XMetaL.

Creative & Print   March 01, 2011

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