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This Week in PDF: Updates to content extraction and OCR tools

Dan Shea

This week in PDF has seen major updates to a tools for extracting information from PDF documents and PDF OCR.

Enterprise & Government   November 10, 2010

Debenu acquires ARTS PDF, announces free upgrades to Acrobat X for plug-ins

Rowan Hanna

Debenu has acquired ARTS PDF and its range of Acrobat plug-ins and PDF solutions. In addition, it announced today that all owners of its existing plug-ins will receive free upgrades to Acrobat X compatible versions.

Enterprise & Government   November 10, 2010

Google's Chrome now with integrated PDF viewer

Karl De Abrew

Google announced that they have added an integrated PDF viewer to the Chrome beta channel. This would allow users to open PDF documents in the browser without any need for additional software or any plug-ins.

Enterprise & Government   November 05, 2010

Ubiquitous PDF: Make your own "Ghost Phone"

Dan Shea

Want to get started early preparing for Halloween 2011? Well, by downloading the PDF instructions, courtesy of MAKE magazine, you can make your very own Ghost Phone that brings back the voices of the dead!

Enterprise & Government   November 03, 2010

PDF-XChange now available for free for creating PDFs

Rowan Hanna

Tracker Software is offering PDF-XChange Lite 4.0, its lightweight software for creating and editing PDFs, as a freeware for non-commercial and academic use. PDF-XChange Lite 4.0 is derived from company's flagship PDF-XChange line of commercial products.

Enterprise & Government   November 02, 2010

Aiseesoft PDF Software for converting PDF files

Karl De Abrew

Aiseesoft Studio offers a number of individual and also all-in-one package software for converting PDF files to ePub, Word and Image files. Aiseesoft's software include PDF to ePub Converter, PDF to Word Converter, PDF to Image Converter and PDF Converter Ultimate.

Enterprise & Government   November 01, 2010

Adobe acknowledges another critical PDF vulnerability

Karl De Abrew

Adobe Systems acknowledges another critical vulnerability in Flash Player, Reader and Acrobat products which exposes its users to malicious attacks from hackers with an intention to steal sensitive data. Adobe is expected to issue an update by 15th November to close this vulnerability.

Enterprise & Government   October 29, 2010

DuoDimension Software releases PDF Duo .NET 2.4

Anne Shea

DuoDimension has released an update to its PDF Duo software. Users will now be able to convert HTML to PDF with tables, styles, graphs, images, hyperlinks and fonts intact.

Developer   October 28, 2010

Ubiquitous PDF: Script for The Social Network available in PDF

Anne Shea

A 162-page PDF document containing the script for Aaron Sorkin's The Social Network is available online following a Hollywood leak.

Enterprise & Government   October 28, 2010

Qoppa releases enhanced Java PDF Libraries and Components

Rowan Hanna

Qoppa Software announced the release of new versions of its Java PDF Libraries and Java PDF Components. The new libraries and components include new PDF features and improved memory management and performance.

Developer   October 26, 2010

A new version of Scan2CAD for PDF Conversion

Rowan Hanna

Softcover announced a new version v8 of Scan2CAD, its flagship Raster to Vector conversion software, now with integrated capability for PDF to CAD conversion. Scan2CAD v8 now supports conversion of PDF files into DXF files which can be edited or used on GIS, CAD and CNC software.

Creative & Print   October 22, 2010

UK chapter of PDF/A Competence Centre launched

Karl De Abrew

PDF/A Competence Centre (PDFACC) has launched its UK Chapter to assist UK-based customers and companies that offer PDF/A products and services. The launch of UK Chapter is marked with a series of educational seminars with the first seminar in London on 19 November.

Enterprise & Government   October 22, 2010

Adobe begins staggered release of Acrobat X

Anne Shea

Adobe has begun staggered release of Acrobat X, with the first products available October 18. The upgraded family of products promise improved security with sandboxing, user collaboration, and a more integrated PDF experience.

Enterprise & Government   October 21, 2010

This Week in PDF: LockLizard announces new DRM product

Dan Shea

This week in PDF has seen the announcement of a partnership to provide 3D functionality to users of Acrobat X, along with the release of a new digital rights management (DRM) product.

Enterprise & Government   October 21, 2010

Docs for Facebook

Anne Shea

Facebook Docs, built in collaboration between Facebook and Microsoft, now offers support for PDF files. Once uploaded, PDFs become viewable online via an Silverlight-based viewer and can be shared with friends.

Enterprise & Government   October 21, 2010

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