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Planet PDF releases new resource centers

Dan Shea

Planet PDF has this week launched two new PDF resource centers, with more to follow in the near future. The Resource Centers serve to aggregate PDF content such as whitepapers, case studies and product information that relate to PDF. The centers are a great first port of call for users of third-party software, as they can find in-depth information on the products -- straight from the vendors themselves.

Enterprise & Government   October 27, 2005

Ubiquitous PDF: Truckblog Halloween pumpkin stencils

Dan Shea

Ever wondered what it would be like to make a Jack O' Lantern with the female image that has adorned trucks around the US? Whether you love it or hate it, Truckblog now offers this iconic image, along with several popular favorites, as pumpkin stencils for download.

Enterprise & Government   October 27, 2005

Essential Taceo released

Dan Shea

Bellevue, Washington-based Essential Security Software has released Essential Taceo -- an email and document security small business rights management (SBRM) solution. Features include the ability to encrypt around 30 distinct file types -- including PDF, of course -- by dragging and dropping the files into email messages.

Enterprise & Government   October 27, 2005

Adobe releases v7.05 patches for Reader, Acrobat

Dan Shea

Adobe has released an update patch for Acrobat and Reader that adds Mac OS 10.4 "Tiger" support and a handful of new features which presumably didn't make it into the original Acrobat 7.0 release. The update fixes a compatibility issue with Quicktime 7 on the Mac platform, adding support for Firefox 1.0 and Mozilla 1.7 browsers. The update will also allow for the entry and display of Hebrew, Thai and Vietnamese text.

Enterprise & Government   October 19, 2005

FileOpen becomes Planet PDF sponsor

Dan Shea

PDF security and digital rights management (DRM) specialist FileOpen Systems has joined Planet PDF as a sponsor of the site. The software company's products include FileOpen Publisher and FileOpen WebPublisher, which are powerful tools that allow users to encrypt PDF documents to set expiry dates and manage usage rights.

Enterprise & Government   October 19, 2005

CADopia releases CADopia 6 software

Dan Shea

CADopia, a developer and distributor of products based on the OpenDesign and IntelliCAD technology, announced that CADopia 6 is now shipping. The new product adds the ability to export drawings as PDF or DWF files, along with an assortment of other features.

Creative & Print   October 19, 2005

LockLizard adds Mac support

Dan Shea

LockLizard recently released its secure PDF Viewer for Apple Mac OS X platforms. Lizard Safeguard enforces PDF controls, including document expiration and instant revocation. The software will allow Mac users running OS X 10.2 and above to access PDF files secured with Lizard Safeguard in the same way as users running the supported Windows platforms.

Enterprise & Government   October 12, 2005

Texthelp announces Lexiflow software

Dan Shea

Assistive technology software publisher Texthelp Systems, Inc., has announced the release of a new software program that converts textbook publishers' content to a new digital format. Lexiflow is a set of tools that works with Adobe Acrobat to convert textbooks and other instructional materials saved in PDF format into an electronic "talking Flash" presentation.

Enterprise & Government   October 12, 2005

SWOP Certifies ORIS Soft Proof

Dan Shea

CGS Publishing Technologies International LLC has announced that its Adobe Acrobat-based soft proofing workflow has been approved for advertisers and publishers of web-printed publications. With solid approvals by the review committee, CGS' interactive soft proofing system, ORIS Soft Proof, was granted SWOP certification for the 23" Apple Cinema and the Eizo ColorEdge CG2200 displays.

Creative & Print   October 12, 2005

Texthhelp ships new literacy support software

Dan Shea

Assistive software publisher Texthelp Systems, Inc., announced that it is shipping Read&Write 7.1E Gold, a literacy productivity tool that helps struggling students in grades 3 and up to access curriculum content on a computer and complete reading, writing and research assignments independently.

Enterprise & Government   October 05, 2005

IMSI launches IMSI PDF to Word v2.0

Dan Shea

IMSI recently announced the release of IMSI PDF to Word version 2.0. The tool converts PDF files into Microsoft Word (.DOC) and Rich Text Format (RTF) files to allow for easier access and editing, should source documents be unavailable. The program is designed to convert the text, graphics and formatting of the original PDF, and does not require either Acrobat or Word in order to function. The program can also be used to convert Word files into PDF documents.

Enterprise & Government   October 05, 2005

PDF Conference closes with a drumroll...

Dan Shea

Another PDF Conference is over, and it's time to look at what we've learned. Positive changes include a stronger practical focus in the seminar program and the new expo structure, which resulted in far less down-time in the exhibit hall. The show ended on a high note with the conference's grand prize draw.

Enterprise & Government   September 27, 2005

PDF Conference opens strongly

Dan Shea

A virtual stone's throw from Washington DC's halls of power, the tenth PDF Conference produced by Carl Young today kicked off in earnest. Arlington, Virginia's Hilton Crystal City this week played host to delegates from businesses hungry for knowledge or solutions, with presenters and exhibiting vendors more than happy to provide both.

Enterprise & Government   September 26, 2005

Enfocus Software launches PitStop Automate at Print 05

Dan Shea

Enfocus has announced a new solution for automation and quality assurance in print production environments. Enfocus PitStop Automate was launched at Print 05, and has been built on the Enfocus PitStop Library platform in order to add automation power to the production process.

Creative & Print   September 26, 2005

PDF Conference filling post-event workshops

Dan Shea

As it has in previous years, PDF Conference will be running a series of pre- and post-show workshops that run anywhere from a half day to two full days in length. The range of topics includes forms, JavaScript, developer topics, LiveCycle Designer and others, and some tutorials will feature giveaways to sweeten the pot.

Enterprise & Government   September 21, 2005

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