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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.

Introducing Planet PDF Q&A

Rowan Hanna

Planet PDF will be releasing a new, wiki-based question-and-answer site. Contributing Editor Rowan Hanna explains what the new Planet PDF Q&A platform will mean for Planet PDF and its readers.

Enterprise & Government   December 01, 2010

Debenu releases Quick PDF Library 7.22

Dan Shea

Debenu, the company behind Acrobat plug-in developer ARTS PDF, has updated its popular PDF SDK.

Developer   December 01, 2010

Quite Imposing Plus updated

Dan Shea

Quite Software announced today a new version of its flagship pre-press Quite Imposing Plus plug-in. The new version includes full Acrobat X (10.0) compatibility and a host of new features focused on productivity. In related news, Quite has also announced that a beta preview of Quite Hot Imposing 3.0 is available now on its web site.

Creative & Print   December 01, 2010

This Week in PDF: Free PDF library improves text drawing, technology partnership announced

Dan Shea

This week in PDF has seen a free PDF library enhance its text drawing features; meanwhile, a 3D technology company and a PLM specialist have inked a partnership deal.

Developer   December 01, 2010

iBooks to get better PDF management

Karl De Abrew

Are you a regular reader of PDF on iBook app. But you regularly cry yourself to sleep at night because you can't store them in folders on your virtual bookshelf. Well Jonny Evans of 9to5mac fame suggests that according to the latest Stevenote, that's going to be how things are done in an up and coming version of the iBook app.

Enterprise & Government   November 26, 2010

Adobe Reader X released, sandbox included

Rowan Hanna

Adobe Systems, creator of the PDF format, has released Adobe Reader X, the 10th version of its ubiquitous PDF viewing software.

Enterprise & Government   November 24, 2010

Acrobat X product family released

Dan Shea

Adobe has launched the Adobe Acrobat X software family, which includes: Acrobat X, Reader X, the Acrobat X Suite and new document exchange services at

Creative & Print   November 24, 2010

This Week in PDF: PDF creation comes to iOS devices

Dan Shea

This week in PDF has seen the launch of a new iPhone and iPad app for converting documents into PDF format and an update to an iPad app for viewing and working with existing PDFs.

Enterprise & Government   November 24, 2010

This Week in PDF: Tool for repairing corrupted PDF files released

Dan Shea

This week in PDF has seen the release of a tool for repairing corrupted PDF files, along with updates to a PDF reader and a PDF preflight tool.

Enterprise & Government   November 17, 2010

Recover PDF Password for Mac and Windows

Karl De Abrew

Recover PDF Password is a system utility from Eltima that allows users to recover lost or forgotten password of protected PDF documents. Recover PDF Password is available for Mac and Windows platform.

Enterprise & Government   November 15, 2010

PDF Watermark Software for stamping PDF documents

Rowan Hanna

PDF Watermark Software is a system utility for watermarking PDF documents. PDF Watermark Software allows users to insert text and image as background onto the PDF pages.

Enterprise & Government   November 13, 2010

This Week in PDF: Updates to content extraction and OCR tools

Dan Shea

This week in PDF has seen major updates to a tools for extracting information from PDF documents and PDF OCR.

Enterprise & Government   November 10, 2010

Debenu acquires ARTS PDF, announces free upgrades to Acrobat X for plug-ins

Rowan Hanna

Debenu has acquired ARTS PDF and its range of Acrobat plug-ins and PDF solutions. In addition, it announced today that all owners of its existing plug-ins will receive free upgrades to Acrobat X compatible versions.

Enterprise & Government   November 10, 2010

Google's Chrome now with integrated PDF viewer

Karl De Abrew

Google announced that they have added an integrated PDF viewer to the Chrome beta channel. This would allow users to open PDF documents in the browser without any need for additional software or any plug-ins.

Enterprise & Government   November 05, 2010

Ubiquitous PDF: Make your own "Ghost Phone"

Dan Shea

Want to get started early preparing for Halloween 2011? Well, by downloading the PDF instructions, courtesy of MAKE magazine, you can make your very own Ghost Phone that brings back the voices of the dead!

Enterprise & Government   November 03, 2010

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