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Acrobat developer workshops in San Francisco in February

Adobe Systems is hosting a pair of free Acrobat developer workshops -- designed to show how Adobe's technologies can help organizations maintain control over how, when, and by whom documents are accessed -- in conjunction with the security-focused RSA Conference 2005 in San Francisco.

Developer   January 13, 2005

Kofax to integrate Adobe LiveCycle Barcoded Forms

Kofax has announced an agreement to integrate Adobe Systems' LiveCycle Barcoded Forms into its Ascent Capture platform, enabling companies, government agencies, and large organizations which process large volumes of paper forms to automate the collection of form data for use in business applications and databases.

Enterprise & Government   January 12, 2005

Ubiquitous PDF: Updated dietary guidelines -- Americans should eat less, exercise more

Kurt Foss

The newly revised, PDF-based "Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2005" from the federal government suggests that citizens eat smarter and less, and exercise regularly and more.

Enterprise & Government   January 12, 2005

Free Acumen Journal Newsletter for January 2005

The current issue of John Deubert's free monthly newsletter features articles on "Exporting Form Data to a Spreadsheet in Acrobat 7" for Acrobat users and "A Bulletproof Minimum Linewidth" for PostScript techies.

Creative & Print   January 11, 2005

Adobe announces Acrobat 7.0, Policy Server availability

Adobe Systems announces that its Acrobat 7.0 software is now shipping, as is its new LiveCycle Policy Server.

Enterprise & Government   January 05, 2005

BinaryThing reaches out to support, promote Tsunami disaster relief

Kurt Foss

BinaryThing, the parent company of Planet PDF, PDF Store, ARTS PDF and other Acrobat/PDF-oriented business ventures, is expressing its concern and support for the Asian disaster relief efforts through several fund-raising efforts aimed at helping the survivors of the December 26, 2004 earthquake and tsunami in the Indian Ocean region.

Enterprise & Government   January 04, 2005

Winners of Adobe Acrobat 7.0 software announced

We've randomly selected and notified the winners in our recent collaborative promotion with Adobe Systems to give away copies of the company's recently announced Acrobat 7.0 (Professional) software.

Creative & Print   December 29, 2004

Adobe announces record revenue and earnings

Dan Shea

A late drop in share price near the close of Q4 failed to dim the optimism of Adobe's faithful as the software giant reported record revenue figures. Adobe's strong financial results for the quarter and fiscal year ended December 3, 2004 came on the strength of Adobe Acrobat and Creative Suite adoption, and were assisted by the penetration of Acrobat and the Intelligent Document Platform into enterprise markets.

Enterprise & Government   December 22, 2004

Adobe Reader 7.0 available for download

Kurt Foss

Adobe Systems has posted the official release of its free Adobe Reader 7.0 software, offering enhanced features and capabilities.

Enterprise & Government   December 21, 2004

Acrobat 7.0 now available for online purchase & download

Kurt Foss

Adobe Systems has begun selling both the full version of and upgrades to its Acrobat 7.0 family of software products, currently available only for online purchase and immediate download from its Adobe Store.

Enterprise & Government   December 21, 2004

Adobe Acquires 3D Technology and Expertise

Dan Shea

Adobe Systems Incorporated announced it has acquired OKYZ S.A. -- a privately held French company specializing in 3D collaboration software. The acquisition allows Adobe to make good use of OKYZ's technology by adding 3D functionality to Adobe's enterprise process management system, the Intelligent Document Platform (IDP).

Enterprise & Government   December 16, 2004

Adobe posts v.6.0.3 updaters for Acrobat, Reader

On the verge of the expected release of version 7.0 of its Acrobat family of products before year's end, Adobe Systems has posted update patches for the English and Japanese versions of Acrobat 6.x (Professional and Standard) and the free Adobe Reader 6.x.

Creative & Print   December 14, 2004

Final winners of 'PDF Print Production Guide, v.2' book

We've named the final pair of winners in our now-closed promotional contest to give away eight copies of the "PDF Print Production Guide, Second Edition," by Joseph Marin and Julie Shaffer of GATF. The updated book covers PDF and production workflow solutions, Acrobat 6, Mac OS X, print-related PDF plug-ins, and an introduction to PDF forms.

Creative & Print   December 14, 2004

Ubiquitous PDF: Market ready for 'rich-PDF' magazines, says pioneering publisher

Kurt Foss

Based on his own recent successes, a Canadian magazine publisher proclaims there is a market for multimedia-rich, interactive publications in PDF -- and reader feedback suggests he's right in advocating more enlightened editorial and advertising applications of the format.

Creative & Print   December 13, 2004

Ubiquitous PDF: 446-song download includes PDF-based liner notes

Kurt Foss

Apple's iTunes Music Store addresses one of the shortcomings of downloaded music by offering a PDF-based booklet containing liner notes (and more) with U2's recently released 446-song "digital boxset" collection.

Creative & Print   December 08, 2004

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