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Our news articles are archived in a series of categories for easy access. Select the category to the left to display only the articles related to that category.

PDF accessibility expert reviews the Australian Government's review on PDF accessibility

Susana De Abrew

Duff Johnson, CEO of Appligent Document Solutions and expert on PDF accessibility provides an insightful assessment of a review released by the Australian Government.

Enterprise & Government   January 06, 2011

AnyBizSoft announces Mac PDF Editor beta

Dan Shea

AnyBizSoft has announced the beta release of its PDF Editor for Macintosh systems. With the integration of the vendor's existing PDF to Word conversion technology, the product allows Mac OS X users to edit text, insert images, and annotate PDF files. The software can also be used to convert PDF files into Word documents.

Enterprise & Government   January 04, 2011

This Week in PDF: PDF-to-image software released

Dan Shea

This week in PDF has seen the launch of a pair of free PDF products launched by 4Videosoft, along with the release of a new application for converting PDF documents into static images.

Enterprise & Government   January 04, 2011

Ubiquitous PDF:

Dan Shea

OK, so you need to change the settings on your MP3 player, DVD player, or whatever, but you realize that you don't know how. Worse than that, you can't find the darn manual! Never fear, -- a search engine specifically for PDF manuals -- is here!

Enterprise & Government   December 31, 2010

PDF Expert for iPad fills forms, syncs with Dropbox

Dan Shea

Readdle has released PDF Expert for iPad 2.0, a major update to its PDF editing product for iPads. The new version allows users such as sales staff to fill out and sign PDF forms on their iPads. Various interactive elements of the forms can be manipulated in this way, including text fields, check boxes, radio buttons and list boxes.

Enterprise & Government   December 22, 2010

This Week in PDF: pdfaPilot adds support for PDF/A-2

Dan Shea

This week in PDF has seen an PDF creator and validator add support for PDF/A-2, while a 3D vendor confirms its product's compatibility with Adobe Reader X.

Enterprise & Government   December 22, 2010

Solid Converter PDF version 7 released

Rowan Hanna

Solid Documents announced the release of version 7 of Solid Converter PDF, its tool for converting PDFs into Word, Excel and other commonly used file formats. The new version features dozens of enhancements including improvements to workflow, editing and publishing.

Enterprise & Government   December 21, 2010

Debenu adds LIB edition of Quick PDF Library

Dan Shea

Debenu, the company behind Acrobat plug-in developer ARTS PDF, has updated its popular PDF SDK. With version 7.23, Quick PDF Library now includes a LIB edition of the SDK for use with C and C++.

Developer   December 21, 2010

SysTools launches PDF Recovery software

Karl De Abrew

SysTools Software has announced the release of PDF Recovery Software, a tool to recover or repair corrupt PDF files. The new software will allow users to resolve PDF corruption by repairing and restoring files.

Enterprise & Government   December 16, 2010

Planet PDF upgrade continues

Dan Shea

As mentioned on the Debenu blog, Planet PDF is currently in the process of being migrated across to a shiny new server. Once the move is complete, the new server will significantly improve site performance and uptime.

Enterprise & Government   December 16, 2010

This Week in PDF: WWF releases unprintable PDF-based format

Dan Shea

This week in PDF has seen the releases of a green PDF-based format and a tool for repairing corrupt PDF documents, along with an update to an Acrobat plug-in for PDF imposition.

Enterprise & Government   December 15, 2010

Free eBook for PDF Java Developers

Rowan Hanna

IDR Solutions, the company behind the JPedal Java PDF library, has released a free eBook for Java developers who are new to the complex world of PDF development.

Developer   December 15, 2010

activePDF launches activePDF Toolkit 2011

Dan Shea

activePDF has released the latest version of its component for the dynamic generation and manipulation of PDF files. activePDF Toolkit 2011 natively supports 64-bit applications, along with introducing a fully managed .NET API and support for AES-128 encryption. Other upgrades include various performance enhancements, improved support for transparent text and images and the inclusion of over 80 additional barcode symbologies.

Developer   December 14, 2010

Doremisoft releases Mac-based PDF-to-image converter

Dan Shea

Doremisoft, Inc., has announced the availability of its PDF to Image Converter for Mac users.

Enterprise & Government   December 08, 2010

Ubiquitous PDF: Free printable winter stationery

Dan Shea

With the holiday season upon us, why not get into the spirit with some free printable winter stationery, courtesy of In the Northern hemisphere, it fits the season, and in the Southern hemisphere, it's nicely ironic!

Enterprise & Government   December 08, 2010

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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.