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Google trials an integrated PDF viewer for Chrome

Anne Shea

Given recent security hassles at Adobe, Google's decision to integrate a native PDF reader within Chrome 6 is big news. Google says it's designed to be foolproof, since users who wish only to view PDF don't need to download an add-on. Moreover, updates will be made to the PDF reader without user prompting.

Enterprise & Government   July 15, 2010

Ubiquitous PDF: Free tool maps traffic incidents

Anne Shea

When something goes wrong on the roads, arguments over who did what often turn into heated and inefficient disagreements. A new PDF tool may give you an advantage after an accident: the ability to show exactly what chain of events led to that dented bumper.

Enterprise & Government   July 15, 2010

This Week in PDF: A pair of geospatial PDF-related tools announced

Dan Shea

This week in PDF has seen Avenza Systems announce both a new geospatial PDF app for Apple iOS and an update to a product that adds geospatial PDF export functionality to Adobe Photoshop.

Enterprise & Government   July 14, 2010

This Week in PDF: PDF/A Conference to be held in Rome

Dan Shea

This week in PDF has seen the announcement of a PDF/A Conference, an update to a PDF imposition tool, and the release of localized versions of a free application for creating and viewing PDF documents.

Enterprise & Government   July 01, 2010

Ubiquitous PDF: Free PDF map of Taste of Chicago festival

Anne Shea

A free PDF map to the Taste of Chicago festival is now available online. Taste of Chicago is Illinois' second largest tourist attraction, and there'll be more hickory smoke in the air than petrol fumes. For ten days, this free-admission festival, now in its 30th year, is the place to be for thousands of locals who bring picnic blankets and spend the day sampling treats from the city's best restaurants.

Enterprise & Government   July 01, 2010

Make a comfy chair using PDF

Anne Shea

From MAKE magazine comes a PDF pattern for a rocking recliner. It's built out of a single piece of 4x8 plywood.

Enterprise & Government   June 24, 2010

GoodReader gets a PDF-friendly update

Anne Shea

Updates to the popular GoodReader app for iPad include a number of PDF-friendly changes. GoodReader 2.8, from Good.iWare, offers a more book-like reading experience with double-page spreads and a horizontal page-turning feature.

Enterprise & Government   June 19, 2010

SWING Software announces SWING PDF Converter 2.0

Anne Shea

SWING Software has announced the release of SWING PDF Converter 2.0 -- a software tool for Lotus Notes email and document archiving, sharing and web printing. Notes users will be happy to see that the converter can be easily deployed as a toolbar add-on.

Enterprise & Government   June 18, 2010

Cool PDF Tool: Web Snapper 2.5.1 for Mac users

Nettie Hartsock

If you need a quick way to capture whole web pages exactly as they are rendered online, then Web Snapper (formerly known as Red Snapper) might be the cool Mac PDF tool for you.

Enterprise & Government   June 17, 2010

Ubiquitous PDF: World Cup 2010 schedule available

Anne Shea

The World Cup is well underway and fans worldwide are sharing a crazy schedule full of late nights and absurdly early mornings, all in the name of sporting glory.

Enterprise & Government   June 17, 2010

This week in PDF: A pair of developer products updated

Dan Shea

This week in PDF has seen an update to a Java-based PDF library and the release of a component that allows software developers to build server-based, two-way PDF conversion into their applications.

Developer   June 17, 2010

iBooks to add PDF support

Anne Shea

Apple CEO Steve Jobs has announced that iBooks will soon offer native PDF support. According to Jobs' keynote address at WWDC, on June 7, PDFs look "just gorgeous" when viewed in the updated app.

Enterprise & Government   June 10, 2010

Adobe warns of security risks

Anne Shea

Adobe has released a security advisory warning of vulnerabilities in Adobe Flash Player, Adobe Reader, and Acrobat on Windows, Macintosh, Linux, and Solaris operating systems.

Enterprise & Government   June 10, 2010

Cool PDF Tool: E-Xtract

Nettie Hartsock

The latest ubiquitous tool to use for your PDF data gathering is E-Xtract. If you're frustrated at not being able to extract those pesky email addresses from existing PDF documents, then this is the tool for you.

Enterprise & Government   June 10, 2010

This week in PDF: Enterprise PDF security solution announced

Dan Shea

This week in PDF has seen the announcement of an enterprise PDF security solution, the launch of a server-based redaction product, a major update to a PDF developer component, and support for searchable PDFs added to a popular scanning product.

Enterprise & Government   June 03, 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.