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callas software pdfaPilot garners top score in Bavaria Report

Nettie Hartsock

Germany-based callas software received the lead score among seven tested PDF/A validation tools in a comparative study by PDF expert Thomas Merz, CEO of PDFlib GmBH.

Creative & Print   April 09, 2009

Debenu launches Quick PDF Library and Quick PDF Tools

Dan Shea

Debenu, the company behind personal document management tool Benubird Pro, has released a pair of PDF products. The first, Quick PDF Library 7.12, is a PDF API that allows developers to build functions such as PDF creation, security administration and content extraction into their own software. The second new offering, Quick PDF Tools 1.3.0.1, is a freeware desktop application built using the Quick PDF Library.

Developer   April 09, 2009

This week in PDF: PDF Enhancer to power medical paperless office system

Dan Shea

This week in PDF has seen the announcement that an established PDF optimization tool will power a paperless office system for the medical industry. Meanwhile, one PDF extraction tool has passed a major download milestone and another has just been released.

Enterprise & Government   April 09, 2009

Eltima Software releases Recover PDF Password for Mac

Nettie Hartsock

Eltima Software has announced the release of its PDF password recovery tool, Recover PDF Password for Mac.

Enterprise & Government   April 02, 2009

Ubiquitous PDF Tools: MagCloud

Nettie Hartsock

The folks at Hewlett-Packard have recently launched a hip way to turn your PDFs into magazines via MagCloud. It's still in beta, but I predict it's well on its way to becoming the hippest way to publish your own magazine.

Enterprise & Government   April 02, 2009

This week in PDF: PDF validation and repair

Dan Shea

This week in PDF has seen updates to a PDF/A validation tool and a PDF repair application, while another vendor has released an optional PDF/A-related component. Staying in the same themes of quality assurance and compliance, a standards body has released a new suite for testing PDF workflows.

Creative & Print   April 02, 2009

Vitrium Systems updates web-based protectedpdf Small Business Edition

Nettie Hartsock

Vitrium Systems has updated its protectedpdf Small Business Edition and has it available for a free trial at the company web site.

Enterprise & Government   March 26, 2009

Bluebeam PDF Revu 7.0 released

Dan Shea

Bluebeam Software has announced the release of Bluebeam PDF Revu 7.0, the latest version of its PDF creation, markup and editing solution.

Enterprise & Government   March 26, 2009

This week in PDF: Third annual PDF/A conference announced

Dan Shea

This week in PDF has seen an update to a PDF-to-Word conversion tool and the announcement of a conference, while an established PDF vendor has revamped its website.

Enterprise & Government   March 19, 2009

This week in PDF: New online service converts PDFs into web-based presentations

Dan Shea

This week in PDF has seen the releases of a PDF-enabled electronic fax application and a service that converts PDF documents into web-based presentations, along with an update to a PDF creation tool.

Enterprise & Government   March 12, 2009

PDFs under attack

Nettie Hartsock

PDFs are indeed "under attack," as today Adobe noted a new security vulnerability and researchers also discovered the Foxit PDF Viewer is open to attack as well.

Enterprise & Government   March 10, 2009

Ubiquitous PDF: The Crooked Letter now available as a free PDF download

Dan Shea

As reported on BoingBoing, publishing company Pyr has released Sean Williams' novel, The Crooked Letter, as a free PDF download.

Enterprise & Government   March 05, 2009

PDF Standardizer released

Dan Shea

Following its announcement in November of last year, PDF Standardizer was commercially released on Feb 24. A joint project by Enfocus Software and Alwan Color Expertise, the new product combines Alwan's CMYK Optimizer technology with Enfocus' PitStop Server, using Enfocus FullSwitch tool to automate the workflow.

Creative & Print   March 05, 2009

This week in PDF: PDF reader for iPhone and iPod Touch devices released

Dan Shea

This week in PDF has seen the release of a PDF reader for iPhone and iPod Touch devices, and an update to a PDF branding and viral marketing application.

Enterprise & Government   March 05, 2009

Adobe Reader still vulnerable for hacker attack

Nettie Hartsock

Last week Adobe announced another flaw in its Adobe PDF Reader program that enables hackers to take over a computer. The flaw was also described at the Advert Labs blog.

Enterprise & Government   February 26, 2009

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