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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.

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

Layton Graphics spins out mapping software company

Dan Shea

Layton Graphics yesterday announced that it had separated its software division, known as GeoScience, from the parent company to form TerraGo Technologies. According to the press release, the move was made because the new comany would be better able to on the specific needs of its GIS customers and more easily attract investements due to its more specific focus.

Creative & Print   September 21, 2005

Planet PDF to sponsor conference at Xplor's Global Document Exchange

Dan Shea

Xplor International today named Planet PDF as sponsor of the PDF Forum and Tutorials for Production Print -- a series of 21 educational sessions spanning four days at Xplor's Global Document Exchange, which is to be held from February 1-5, 2006 in Miami Beach, Florida.

Enterprise & Government   September 20, 2005

PDF/Archive standard approved by ISO

Dan Shea

AIIM and NPES today announced that the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) has approved the proposed PDF/Archive (PDF/A) standard. PDF/A enables organizations to archive documents electronically in a way that will ensure preservation of that content over an extended period of time. In addition, those documents can be retrieved and rendered with a consistent and predictable result in the future.

Enterprise & Government   September 14, 2005

Apago launches Cluster Workflow

Dan Shea

Earlier this week, Apago Inc. announced the release of Cluster Workflow, a solution for creating reliable and highly scalable workflows for prepress, magazine and newspaper publishers, and printers.

Creative & Print   September 14, 2005

Global Graphics releases Jaws PDF Server 4.0

Dan Shea

Global Graphics has released version 4.0 of its server-based software solution that allows for the creation of automated PDF workflows that manage the conversion of users' documents into PDF files for corporate file sharing.

Enterprise & Government   September 14, 2005

Iceni updates innovative PDF word processing tool

Dan Shea

Iceni Technology Ltd. has released an update for its innovative PDF word processing tool. Infix PDF Editor v1.2, retails for US$99, and users can directly modify PDF documents, allowing for extensive full-text editing, while Infix handles the standard word processing tasks like reflowing and justifying text.

Enterprise & Government   September 07, 2005

Adobe updates LiveCycle server offerings

Dan Shea

Adobe announced today significant enhancements to its Adobe LiveCycle server platform. The update means that LiveCycle now delivers visual assembly of process automation applications without the need for programming and Business Activity Monitoring (BAM) for visibility into business processes and the ability to integrate data from two-dimensional (2D) barcoded forms for paper-to-electronic automation.

Enterprise & Government   September 07, 2005

Quickcut joins Ghent PDF Workgroup

Dan Shea

Quickcut recently announced its membership in the Ghent PDF Workgroup (GWG). The GWG is an international standards body, whose members comprise graphic arts professionals, prepress and publishing solutions providers and vendors of related software.

Creative & Print   September 07, 2005

Shareholders approve Adobe-Macromedia deal

Dan Shea

So now it's final. Adobe Systems, Inc. and Macromedia, Inc. announced last week that the stockholders of each company have voted in favor of the proposed acquisition of Macromedia by the San Jose, CA-based software giant. Of the outstanding shares voted by each company, the result was overwhelmingly in favor of the merger, with the "Yes" vote netting close to a unanimous result in both camps.

Creative & Print   August 31, 2005

INM releases Impressario Xtra 2 and PDF Xtra 7

Dan Shea

Integration New Media has announced a pair of new releases centered around PDF integration for Authorware. Between them, INM's Impressario Xtra 2 and INM's PDF Xtra 7, bring a swag of new features including support for Acrobat and Reader 7, multi-line form fields, customizable toolbars, pre-scripted Knowledgebase Objects and a hands-on First Steps tutorial.

Creative & Print   August 31, 2005

New conferences for Planet PDF Forum released

Planet PDF has just added several new conferences to its popular user forum. Ultimately, this is a response attributable to the growth of PDF usage in key industry verticals such as engineering and design, medical and pharmaceutical and the legal sector. Planet PDF hopes that the advent of the new forum conferences will foster communication between users to help them solve problems specific to their respective industries.

Enterprise & Government   August 24, 2005

Ubiquitous PDF: Free booklet on Internet "garbage"

The web has long been a playground for armchair critics and hobbyists, but it's also an important marketing medium for many businesses and a source of extremely high- and low-quality information about life, the universe and everything. How can one tell the difference between what is simply one person's opinion and a sales ploy, or even, *gasp* valid, unbiased information? The answer may be at hand for some, with the release of a free booklet on how to tell Internet garbage from the real thing.

Enterprise & Government   August 24, 2005

QuadriSpace launches 3D authoring tool for PDF

Dan Shea

QuadriSpace has launched a 3D desktop publishing packages for creating interactive PDF files that include 3D objects. Using the new application, entitled Document3D, creators do not need JavaScript programming or other intermediate translators to create interactive 3D files, and can import 3D CAD files directly into PDF documents, create exploded views, capture product information and create step-by-step instructions.

Creative & Print   August 24, 2005

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