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Free Acumen Journal newsletter for September 2004

The current issue of John Deubert's free monthly newsletter features articles on "JavaScript: Creating a Nagware PDF Document, Part 1" for Acrobat users and "Colorizing Images with Separation and DeviceN" for PostScript techies.

Creative & Print   September 22, 2004

Book promo for 'How to Do Everything with Acrobat 6'

We're launching a new promotional contest in collaboration with Osborne/McGraw-Hill to give away eight copies during the next four weeks of the book "How to Do Everything with Adobe Acrobat 6" by Doug Sahlin. Enter soon!

Creative & Print   September 22, 2004

PDF Conference 2004 Speaker Presentations

We've added additional speaker presentations from the recent PDF Conference in Baltimore.

Enterprise & Government   September 22, 2004

2004 Print Workflow Summit Announced

Dan Shea

The one-day seminar, a collaborative effort from Electronic Publishing magazine and WhatTheyThink.com, will be held in the greater Boston and NYC areas. The summit aims to marry the latest in printing and publishing technology with the business strategy it takes to stay competitive.

Creative & Print   September 16, 2004

PDF 'Power Panel' Questions Posted to Forum

Attendees at the recent PDF Conference in Baltimore, MD ended the two-day educational event with a one-hour session during which they could submit questions to a select panel of experts.

Enterprise & Government   September 14, 2004

Carl Young's 9th PDF Conference opens in Baltimore

Kurt Foss

The PDF Conference opens today at the Baltimore Convention Center with a series of sessions led by experts from the world of Acrobat and PDF, including Karl De Abrew, CEO of Planet PDF, a founding co-sponsor and active participant in the event.

Creative & Print   September 13, 2004

ARTS PDF releases groundbreaking Aerialist for PDF document production

ARTS PDF today announced the release of Aerialist, its new Adobe Acrobat plug-in for precision PDF document control, with free demos available for both Windows and Macintosh.

Enterprise & Government   September 13, 2004

Leading Design Firm Adopts Bluebeam Pushbutton Plus

Dan Shea

Top 100 design firm David Evans and Associates, Inc. (DEA) has settled on Bluebeam Software's Pushbutton Plus solution. The move allows DEA employees to convert their CAD and Windows files to one of seven file formats including PDF, TIF, JPG, BMP, PNG, PSD, and PXL.

Creative & Print   September 09, 2004

Snowtide Informatics Updates PDFTextStream

Dan Shea

The new version (1.2) of the Java-based PDF text and metadata extraction library adds the ability to extract Adobe XMP (Extensible Metadata Platform) formatted metada streams.

Developer   September 09, 2004

codeMantra Releases PDF eBook Conversion Service

Dan Shea

The new service is designed to circumvent the technical and financial hurdles associated with conducting such a conversion in-house. Configured to be compliant with the requirements of 9 major electronic book distributors and several content aggregators, Universal PDF will primarily target smaller publishers looking to move into the eBook space.

Enterprise & Government   September 09, 2004

Dalim Software and Xitron Partner to Provide Linux-Based RIP

Dan Shea

Dalim Software and Xitron, Inc. have announced a partnership that will offer Xitron's Navigator RIP for Linux to Dalim Software customers. The collaboration will make the RIP available from certified Dalim dealers.

Enterprise & Government   September 01, 2004

CIP4 announces results of Interoperability Testing

Dan Shea

CIP4 announced today the results of its recent Interoperability Event in Vancouver, Canada. Twenty-three companies participated, testing 35 products, and the 108 successful pairings showed an increase of 32 from the previous event held in Switzerland during March.

Creative & Print   September 01, 2004

Recent Site News

Richard Crocker

We've just launched our new search. You can now search the whole site for info on industry news, tips, in-depth articles, presentations, forum discussions and PDF software tools.

Enterprise & Government   September 01, 2004

Adobe to discontinue Acrobat Approval, offering migration paths

Kurt Foss

Adobe recently announced it will soon discontinue Acrobat Approval, the Acrobat 5-based forms solution that was not updated with the release of Acrobat 6.

Enterprise & Government   August 30, 2004

Seybold Report launches 2004 PDF Survey

The Seybold Report has posted the third edition of its annual PDF Survey.

Creative & Print   August 27, 2004

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