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Red-hot conference sessions in Orlando

Robert Milne

After attending some truly informative sessions during the first day of AGI's Adobe Acrobat and PDF Conference in Oldando, Planet PDF's Robert Milne shares his impressions of two of the most notable, on forms and the new PDF/A standard, respectively.

Enterprise & Government   May 18, 2006

Planet PDF CEO reflects on Orlando PDF conference

Karl De Abrew

It's halfway through the AGI's latest PDF Conference -- 14 sessions in total across three tracks covering all manner of topics across the areas of general Acrobat/PDF, forms, print production, JavaScript, archiving and more -- and intrepid Planet PDF CEO Karl De Abrew gives his event highlights and observations.

Enterprise & Government   May 18, 2006

This week in PDF: Quiet innovation...

Dan Shea

This week in PDF has seen some gems released in time for the Adobe Acrobat and PDF Conference in Orlando, FL. There's been a major update to established Digital Rights Management (DRM) product, FileOpen Publisher, an update to a nifty PDF conversion utility and a brand-spanking-new PDF and PDF/A verification tool from Apago. This piece also includes the winners of Planet PDF's recent AGI Adobe Acrobat Conference competition, so check in to see if you have won!

Enterprise & Government   May 18, 2006

Day Two at the Orlando PDF Conference

Karl De Abrew

First up, with regard to the wild rumors that I'd discussed yesterday, well, it seems that these were indeed just that. I'd heard on the grapevine that Adobe was planning to remove support for AcroForms in preference for Adobe Designer in an upcoming version of Acrobat and, although initial Adobe reps were unwilling to either confirm or deny this wild speculation, Adobe Acrobat Group Product Manager Rick Brown categorically dispelled the rumor and stated that not only will AcroForms be fully functional, but that you'll also be able to create them from within Acrobat as well.

Enterprise & Government   May 18, 2006

Investintech.com announces server-based PDF extraction and creation software

Dan Shea

Investintech.com, a developer of PDF conversion solutions, has announced the pending release of its server-based PDF extraction and creation software. Absolute PDF Server brings the functionality of Investintech's PDF management tools to the server, allowing users to convert content to or from PDF.

Enterprise & Government   May 11, 2006

This week in PDF: Competition and conversion...

Dan Shea

Server-side conversion to our favorite format seems to be the flavor of the week, with RealObjects, CambridgeDocs and Bluebeam Software all getting into the act. In other news, Adobe honcho unsurprisingly plays down the threats to Adobe's PDF-based revenue posed by competitive products and UNIVERSE Software offers a solution to the PDF equivalent of losing your keys.

Enterprise & Government   May 11, 2006

Ubiquitous PDF: Free business stationery

Dan Shea

Wanting to make just the right impression but don't have time to design your own business stationery? Courtesy of HP, you can now download free business stationery templates in (what else) PDF format. If that weren't enough, you can even coordinate with matching business card templates, also provided for free on the HP Web site.

Enterprise & Government   May 11, 2006

This week in PDF: Resistance is futile...

Dan Shea

This week in PDF, FTA jumps on the Ghent PDF Workgroup (GWG) bandwagon, Prepress Training Solution (PTS) adds online training for Enfocus's PDF creation tool, and Adobe's Q2 revenue set to slip due to lower-than-expected Spring demand.

Creative & Print   May 04, 2006

Ubiquitous PDF: Storm warnings and handy hints

Dan Shea

Yes, folks, you read that right! The Life section of Northwest Florida's Pensacola News Journal is going to be offering daily hurricane preparedness tips until the official start of hurricane season on June 1. Today's tip addresses some crucial supplies: generators and chain saws.

Enterprise & Government   May 04, 2006

Planet PDF team gears up for Adobe Acrobat & PDF Conference

Dan Shea

In a few short weeks, delegates from around the US and the world will converge on Disney's Coronado Springs Resort in Orlando, Florida to hawk their PDF-related wares, educate and be educated at AGI's annual PDF love-in (AKA The Adobe Acrobat & PDF Conference). The event is becoming an important fixture in the event calendars of many PDF professionals, and Planet PDF will again be a media sponsor and active participant in the show.

Enterprise & Government   May 04, 2006

This week in PDF: Jaws PDF Editor 3 released

Dan Shea

This week in PDF, the column looks at major updates to the PDF viewer that looks like a Windows app but sounds like a killer shark and a conversion utility that allows users to open PDF files in Microsoft Office along with the release of a new tool that should make exporting to PDF that much easier.

Enterprise & Government   April 27, 2006

PDF Tools AG updates 3-Heights range, announces PDF/A compliance

Dan Shea

PDF Tools AG has announced the release of new product 3-Heights PDF Validator and the PDF/A compliance of its 3-Heights Image to PDF Converter. The PDF Validator verifies whether PDF documents conform to a specific version of PDF or to the new international standard for long-term electronic archiving: PDF/A.

Enterprise & Government   April 27, 2006

Ubiquitous PDF: What if?

Dan Shea

In a perfect future, pollution, famine, poverty and a host of other nasties would all be legacies of a bygone age. While such an era is no doubt a while off, the optimistic folks at commutercars.com have generated a graph of the projected energy savings if 50 million drivers of conventional vehicles switched to Tango electric cars.

Enterprise & Government   April 27, 2006

This week in PDF: CanOpener sesame!

Dan Shea

This week in PDF sees the release of an updated Acrobat plug-in to look "under the hood" of PDF files, a heavy-duty application for bringing PDF into the third dimension, and Adobe adds a feature to its online PDF creation service.

Enterprise & Government   April 20, 2006

Ubiquitous PDF: Google Calendar's PDF widget

Dan Shea

Speaking of PDF ubiquity -- to which this space is dedicated -- Google's current Google Calendar beta now offers a PDF-based print preview function. Users simply need to open their Google Calendar, navigate to the time period they would like to display and hit the "Print my calendar" button. A PDF will be generated automatically, showing the current calendar sheet.

Enterprise & Government   April 20, 2006

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