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Grahl Software releases PDF Annotator 1.5

Nettie Hartsock

Germany-based Grahl Software has released PDF Annotator 1.5 which offers users Windows XP, 2000, Vista and Tablet PC compatibility.

Enterprise & Government   August 02, 2007

This week in PDF: PDF-to-InDesign conversion tool released

Dan Shea

During an action-packed seven days in the PDF world, this week in PDF has seen the announcement of a PDF-to-InDesign conversion tool, a brand-new PDF smart form and a new version of a PDF optical character recognition (OCR) product.

Enterprise & Government   August 02, 2007

Adobe rankles printing partners

Nettie Hartsock

A couple of weeks ago, we covered the response to the Adobe collaboration with FedEx in early June and how its truly tweaking the rancor amongst printers and the graphics and printing industry groups.

Creative & Print   August 01, 2007

PDF Tools AG releases PDF-to-PDF/A Converter

Nettie Hartsock

PDF Tools AG has announced the release of 3-Heights PDF to PDF/A Converter, terming the release a significant step ahead for meeting the new international PDF/A standard.

Enterprise & Government   August 01, 2007

Markup PDF pages with drawings

Dan Shea

Using Acrobat, PDF has been established as a popular and user-friendly medium for collaborative workflows. Not only can you add sticky notes or highlight text, you can even draw polygonal or freehand annotations. This tip explains how.

Enterprise & Government   July 27, 2007

PDFlib GmbH releases PDFlib PLOP 3 and PDFlib PLOP DS

Dan Shea

Munich-based software developer PDFlib GmbH has released PDFlib PLOP 3. In a related development, the company also launched the new product PLOP DS, used for digitally signing PDF documents.

Developer   July 26, 2007

This week in PDF: GWG celebrates fifth birthday

Dan Shea

In a period dominated by the launch of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, the final installment of J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter saga, this week in PDF has seen a standards body's anniversary and updates to PDF creation and security products.

Creative & Print   July 26, 2007

Ubiquitous PDF: Harry Patterns

Dan Shea

If, like every man, woman, child and their respective canine companions, you are a fan of J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter, you might be pleased to note that designs drawn from the series are now available -- as PDF knitting patterns, that is!

Enterprise & Government   July 26, 2007

This week in PDF: Acrobat 3D book launched

Dan Shea

In a busy seven days, this week in PDF sees an online E-Filing preparation tool become a free service, the release of a new text on Adobe Acrobat 3D and updates to products for PDF mail merging and PDF preflight.

Enterprise & Government   July 19, 2007

Recosoft rolls out PDF2ID

Nettie Hartsock

Japan-based Recosoft Corporation announced that they will be shipping their much-anticipated PDF2ID 1.0 tool for converting PDF documents to the Adobe InDesign CS2/CS3 format in September 2007.

Creative & Print   July 18, 2007

Bluebeam tweaks PDF Revu

Nettie Hartsock

Bluebeam Software announced the release of Bluebeam PDF Revu 5.5.

Enterprise & Government   July 18, 2007

This week in PDF: Martin Bailey to head XPS standards committee

Dan Shea

In a follow-up to last week's announcement of a pending PDF-competing standard, this week in PDF sees the head of the committee responsible named, an update to a PDF workflow tool and the State of Illinois adopting a suite of PDF solutions.

Enterprise & Government   July 12, 2007

Ubiquitous PDF: Pimp my (Lonely Planet) guide!

Dan Shea

Lonely Planet will soon be launching a customized guidebook creation service allowing users to purchase and compile their favorite Lonely Planet tips in PDF format.

Enterprise & Government   July 12, 2007

Symantec says latest spam threat comes in PDF

Nettie Hartsock

Symantec Corporation released its July monthly State of Spam report and one of the more startling trends in the report is the growing use of PDF image spam.

Enterprise & Government   July 11, 2007

This week in PDF: PDF competitor to form basis for new document standard

Dan Shea

While Adobe courted controversy with its "Send to FedEx Kinko's", this week in PDF sees drafting begin on a standard based on a PDF competitor, the release of a free, PDF-based patent widget and a major update to a PDF printing tool.

Enterprise & Government   July 05, 2007

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