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Letter to the editor: Acrobat 8 the weakest upgrade in years

Dan Shea

Not everyone is impressed by Adobe's latest Acrobat offering. In this letter to the editor, well-known electronic publishing consultant, analyst and author Thad McIlroy claims that, despite his enduring love for Acrobat, version 8 is the weakest upgrade in years.

Enterprise & Government   November 14, 2006

This week in PDF: Prepress, design and automation software released

Dan Shea

This week in PDF, newsworthy developments have focused on the design and print side of PDF, with training and software releases from callas software, TerraGo Technologies and Total Training, while the Ghent PDF Workgroup (GWG) held its quarterly summit in Amsterdam.

Creative & Print   November 14, 2006

Ubiquitous PDF: Java Game Programming for Dummies

Dan Shea

Keen to add a little action to your Web site but don't know how? One option is to add Java-based games -- perhaps a viable option for even the less coding-savvy among us with the help of free PDF eBook Java Game Programming for Dummies. According to its entry on Ebooknetworking.com, the eBook is "The fun and easy way to create your own games and put them on your Web page."

Developer   November 14, 2006

Karl's Corner - PDF goes to Iowa

Karl De Abrew

The latest rumblings and ramblings from BinaryThing/Debenu CEO Karl De Abrew. This week, Karl talks about the Melbourne Cup and the inaugural PDF Central Conference.

Enterprise & Government   November 09, 2006

Ubiquitous PDF: Free PDF Calendar

Dan Shea

Designlicious.com is offering a 2006 PDF calendar illustrated by a small group of selected artists that includes Jeremyville and Superdeux. Although the year is almost over, the appeal of these designs may last for years to come. The November entry has recently been released and December's offering should follow shortly.

Enterprise & Government   November 08, 2006

This week in PDF: Acrobat 8 rolls out

Dan Shea

This week in PDF, Adobe released a major update to its flagship product range, with PDF security vendor FileOpen immediately announcing full compatibility, while AIIM declares a push towards a standardized document format in healthcare. Conference attendees at the PDF Central Conference were given a full overview by Adobe's Lori DeFurio (see Karl's Corner for more).

Enterprise & Government   November 08, 2006

Ubiquitous PDF: Glowing pumpkins

Dan Shea

Halloween is upon us again! If you feel like a change of pace from traditional Jack-O'-Lanterns, you might like to try your hand at carving a pumpkin with the image of, say, Johnny Carson or Groucho Marx. Printable PDF templates of these and more are now available for free download, courtesy of PumpkinGlow.com.

Enterprise & Government   November 01, 2006

This week in PDF: Treats, no tricks

Dan Shea

Happy Halloween! Luckily, this week in PDF sees more 'treat' than 'trick'. PDF editing and security is in focus, with software updates from Global Graphics, OneVision and LockLizard.

Enterprise & Government   November 01, 2006

Adobe Digital Editions and Free eBooks, A Great Combination

Richard Crocker

Being a regular Windows user, I've been lucky enough this week to get a first look at Adobe's new lightweight PDF and XHTML document viewer -- Adobe Digital Editions. We Windows users might have to wait far longer than Mac users for a new operating system, but we always win when it comes to getting access to more software titles sooner. But enough of my gloating.

Creative & Print   November 01, 2006

Ubiquitous PDF: Acrobat 8 Professional vs PDF Enhancer

Dan Shea

This edition of Ubiquitous PDF is about PDF itself rather than just an instance of the format's use. WebSiteOptimization.com has posted a performance review of Adobe Acrobat 8 Professional's optimization functionality, benchmarked against the popular PDF Enhancer application.

Enterprise & Government   October 25, 2006

This week in PDF: Gore to headline May PDF conference

Dan Shea

As Halloween and tip-off for the NBA's 2006/07 regular season approach, this week in PDF sees the announcement of a PDF conference and the release of PDF forms and routing solutions.

Enterprise & Government   October 25, 2006

Karl's Corner: Digital Editions

Karl De Abrew

The latest rumblings and ramblings from BinaryThing CEO Karl De Abrew. This week, Karl talks about Adobe's new eBook viewer, currently in beta.

Enterprise & Government   October 25, 2006

This week in PDF: Standard killer

Dan Shea

As Microsoft's "PDF-killer" hurtles towards standardization, this week in PDF sees the release of various products to convert PDF documents into more readily editable formats and an update to an established PDF routing solution.

Creative & Print   October 19, 2006

Karl's Corner: Bodyblow, bodyblow - XPS versus PDF

Karl De Abrew

The latest rumblings and ramblings from BinaryThing CEO Karl De Abrew. This week, Karl talks about Microsoft's push to standardize its XML Paper Specification (XPS).

Creative & Print   October 19, 2006

Karl's Corner Adobe Acrobat PDF Central Conference 2006

Karl De Abrew

There's little over a month to go and I've got to admit, I'm getting pretty excited about the upcoming PDF Central Conference, 2006. Not surprisingly, Acrobat 8 is going to be one of the hot topics at the event.

Enterprise & Government   October 17, 2006

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