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PDF Bee 3.2 for InDesign updated

Nettie Hartsock

This week independent software developer Chris Paveglio released PDF Bee 3.2. This nifty tool outputs InDesign documents with each page in Postscript or PDF format as its own page.

Creative & Print   November 15, 2007

Adobe announces 2008 Adobe Design Achievement Awards

Nettie Hartsock

Adobe announced its call for entries for the 8th annual Adobe Design Achievement Awards. The awards honor promising student graphic designers, photographers, illustrators from leading institutions of higher education.

Creative & Print   November 15, 2007

This week in PDF: Adobe CEO passes the torch

Dan Shea

This week in PDF has seen Adobe's CEO pass the torch, an update that adds forms functionality to a PDF creation and editing application and the release of a piece of consumer book-to-PDF conversion software.

Enterprise & Government   November 15, 2007

SmileOnMyMac updates PDFpen Pro 3.3.1

Nettie Hartsock

San Francisco, California-based SmileOnMyMac has released an update to its PDF editing and form-filling utility.

Enterprise & Government   November 08, 2007

This week in PDF: Photography best practices whitepaper released

Dan Shea

This week in PDF has seen the release of a best practices whitepaper, along with the introduction of an automated transparency flattening tool and an Acrobat 3D plug-in.

Enterprise & Government   November 08, 2007

Ubiquitous PDF: Amazon toy shopping list

Dan Shea

It's getting to that time of year again, and those who are looking for gifts for young relatives might appreciate a little guidance for their gift purchases. Luckily, Amazon.com has released a version of its Holiday Toy List.

Enterprise & Government   November 08, 2007

This week in PDF: PDF information retrieval tool updated

Dan Shea

This week in PDF has seen a major update to a PDF information retrieval tool, while minor updates were released for a Java-based PDF library and a PDF forms solution.

Developer   October 31, 2007

Ubiquitous PDF: Downloadable 2008 calendars

Dan Shea

Looking for a 2008 calendar? KeepandShare.com has announced that a host of downloadable calendar PDFs for 2008 are available on its website. Built on KeepandShare.com's secure calendar sharing and printing technology, a printable calendar resource center is now live on the site.

Enterprise & Government   October 31, 2007

Advanced PDF Password Recovery Enterprise 4.0 released

Dan Shea

ElcomSoft Co.Ltd. has released a new version of its password recovery software. The enterprise edition of Advanced PDF Password Recovery 4.0 allows users to remove both password encryption and usage restrictions from Adobe Acrobat PDF files. APDFPR Enterprise supports all Adobe Acrobat versions (up to 8.0), including those that use AES encryption.

Enterprise & Government   October 25, 2007

This week in PDF: PDF printing standards updated

Dan Shea

This week in PDF has seen updates to a PDF-generation server application, a pair of PDF workflow software products and PDF printing standards. Last but not least, the last seven have also seen the release of a new text-to-video conversion tool.

Enterprise & Government   October 25, 2007

Ubiquitous PDF: 10 things you should do if you get laid off

Dan Shea

If you find yourself in the unfortunate position of being laid off by your employer, what should you do? In her downloadable PDF guide, Suzanne Thornberry explains eleven things that you should do if you are laid off.

Enterprise & Government   October 25, 2007

This week in PDF: Digital signature tool now complies with German Signature Law

Dan Shea

This week in PDF has seen an update to a digital signature solution, the release of a free mapping extension for US Department of Defense agencies and a piece of PDF Optical Character Recognition (OCR) software bundled with a new scanning solution.

Enterprise & Government   October 18, 2007

Ubiquitous PDF: Save the Children Australia's 2007 Christmas Gift Catalogue

Dan Shea

Christmas is just around the corner, as they say, and the spirit of giving is in the air. If you want to get a jump on your Christmas shopping -- and help out some needy kids in the bargain, you might be interested in browsing through Save the Children Australia's PDF-based 2007 Christmas Gift Catalogue.

Enterprise & Government   October 18, 2007

Docudesk releases PervasivePDF

Dan Shea

Plano, Texas-based Docudesk has released PervasivePDF, a lightweight, inexpensive PDF creation tool that has been streamlined for enterprise deployment.

Enterprise & Government   October 18, 2007

Adobe issues a work-around for PDF vulnerability

Nettie Hartsock

Adobe has now confirmed the bug in Acrobat and Reader that UK security researcher 'Petko Petkov' previously detailed on his blog, describing what he termed a "serious vulnerability in Adobe's PDF file system."

Enterprise & Government   October 11, 2007

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