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PDF Store closes

Rowan Hanna

After more than a decade selling PDF-related software online, PDF Store closes its virtual doors to make way for Debenu's increased focus on its own products. Rowan Hanna looks at a little history and explains what existing customers can expect.

Enterprise & Government   August 16, 2011

MyDoc2PDFConverter launched for converting documents into PDF

Rowan Hanna

Retina-X Studios, a developer of mobile applications, has announced the launch of MyDoc2PDFConverter, its PDF converter for iOS devices. The new software allows users to convert documents, images, contacts and web pages into PDFs from within the application interface.

Enterprise & Government   August 10, 2011

iPubsoft announces PDF DRM Removal for Windows

iPubsoft has announced the release of PDF DRM Removal for Windows, a tool for the removal of Digital Rights Management from PDF files. The new product is designed to allow eBook users to quickly remove DRM constraints from PDF eBooks and view these on iPad, Sony Reader or any other devices.

Enterprise & Government   August 05, 2011

PDF Checkpoint now compatible with Mac OS X Lion

Karl De Abrew

Zevrix Solutions has announced the new version 1.4 of PDF Checkpoint, its PDF preflighting and conversion automation product. The latest edition of PDF Checkpoint has been made compatible with the new Mac OS X 10.7 Lion.

Enterprise & Government   August 02, 2011

PDF Reader Pro now supports RAR, CBR and CBZ

Rowan Hanna

YUYAO Mobile Software has announced the release of a significant update to PDF Reader Pro, its flagship PDF application. The new PDF Reader Pro supports RAR, CBR and CBZ file formats, and now supports FTP downloads.

Enterprise & Government   August 01, 2011

QuadriSpace introduces Share3D PDF

Rowan Hanna

QuadriSpace has announced the release of Share3D PDF, its new entry-level software for the rapid production of three-dimensional (3D) PDF documents. Share3D PDF enables the fast, easy and reliable translation of 3D models from popular CAD software formats into 3D PDF.

Enterprise & Government   July 26, 2011

Ubiquitous PDF: New OS X Lion review eBook available

Dan Shea

Ars Technica has just released its 27,000-word review of Mac OS X Lion -- available as a PDF, of course!

Enterprise & Government   July 24, 2011

This week in PDF: Adobe sued over newly acquired digital signature tech

Dan Shea

This week in PDF has seen Adobe acquire EchoSign for its digital signature technology -- and then be promptly sued the next day for patent infringement.

Enterprise & Government   July 21, 2011

Wondershare PDF Editor and PDF Converter now supports OCR

Karl De Abrew

Wondershare Software has announced new versions of PDF Editor Pro and PDF Converter Pro, its popular PDF editing and conversion utilities. The latest versions feature advanced Optical Character Recognition (OCR) technology for scanning paper-based documents into PDF. The new OCR technology can be used to recognize characters from 17 different languages.

Enterprise & Government   July 18, 2011

Most users running obsolete versions of Adobe Reader

Dan Shea

Security firm Avast Software has released a report revealing that most users are running outdated versions of Adobe Reader. These older versions don't have all of the neat security bells and whistles (e.g., sandbox tech) that have been built into the latest versions of the free software. As such, they may still contain the security holes that these innovations later closed.

Enterprise & Government   July 17, 2011

This week in PDF: iPads and PDF to save pilots from back-ache?

Dan Shea

This week in PDF has seen updates to a specialized PDF viewer for aeronautical charts, a digital signature application, and a .NET component for the creation and manipulation of PDF documents.

Enterprise & Government   July 17, 2011

Ubiquitous PDF: Guide to making "realistic" PDF books

Dan Shea

Joel Friedlander has posted an article at about making good PDF books. As he points out, the PDF version of a book is important at every stage of the production workflow. It can be used for proofing, printing, eBook conversion, archiving and retailing. Friedlander's article gives readers a few tips about how to produce PDF books that look like their paper equivalents.

Enterprise & Government   July 15, 2011

This week in PDF: Bluebeam patents Compare Documents feature

Dan Shea

This week in PDF, a patent has been granted, while the latest version of an established document management product can now handle encrypted PDF documents.

Enterprise & Government   July 12, 2011

callas releases an improved pdfToolbox 5

Rowan Hanna

callas software has announced a new maintenance release of callas pdfToolbox, its PDF preflight and correction software. The new version of callas pdfToolbox 5 is packed with improvements and fixes to known-problems with page sizes, page orientation and bleed.

Enterprise & Government   July 04, 2011

ISO publishes version 2 of the PDF/A standard

Rowan Hanna

The PDF/A Competence Center (PDFACC) has announced that the International Standards Organization (ISO) has published an update to the PDF/A standard. Formally known as ISO 19005-2, the new version is referred as PDF/A-2. The latest standard supports compression, transparency effects and layers, embedding OpenType fonts, digital signatures.

Enterprise & Government   July 03, 2011

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OK, so you want to stamp your document. Maybe you need to give reviewers some advice about the document's status or sensitivity. This tip from author Ted Padova demonstrates how to add stamps with the Stamp Tool along with related comments.