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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.

Ubiquitous PDF: 446-song download includes PDF-based liner notes

Kurt Foss

Apple's iTunes Music Store addresses one of the shortcomings of downloaded music by offering a PDF-based booklet containing liner notes (and more) with U2's recently released 446-song "digital boxset" collection.

Creative & Print   December 08, 2004

Adobe Acrobat 7 books on the publishing horizon

Kurt Foss

With the anticipated release of the English-language versions of Adobe's Acrobat 7.0 family of products due by year's end, numerous publishers, authors and bookstores are following close behind with a new array of educational books designed to help new and experienced users learn the respective capabilities of Acrobat 7.0 Professional and/or Standard -- and at least one book focusing on the version 7.0 Adobe Reader.

Creative & Print   December 08, 2004

Artwork Systems announces Enfocus integration, CEO resignation

Kurt Foss

Artwork Systems, parent company of Enfocus Software, has announced that Enfocus CEO David van Driessche has resigned his position, part of an ongoing integration and increased collaboration between the companies.

Enterprise & Government   December 02, 2004

Only three shopping weeks (or so) until Acrobat 7! is currently accepting pre-orders for full versions of and upgrades to the Acrobat 7 product family, noting that the product will be released on December 29.

Creative & Print   December 02, 2004

Editorial cartoonist links PDF to U.S.-Muslim misunderstandings

Kurt Foss

A liberal editorial cartoonist singled out the Portable Document Format (PDF) and the free Adobe Reader in a recent comic strip that referenced newspaper coverage of a recent government report suggesting the U.S. has failed to adequately explain its policies to the Muslim world.

Creative & Print   December 01, 2004

ARTS PDF launches Stratify for PDF layer creation, control

ARTS PDF recently announced the release of Stratify, a plug-in for creating, inserting, editing and controlling PDF layers in Acrobat.

Creative & Print   November 23, 2004

Ubiquitous PDF: Princess Cruises debuts interactive, PDF-based eBrochures

Kurt Foss

Princess Cruises has launched what it's proclaiming as the industry's first-ever "interactive eBrochures," with the first PDF-based edition highlighting its Alaska 2005 tours.

Creative & Print   November 23, 2004

Free Acumen Journal newsletter for November 2004

The current issue of John Deubert's free monthly newsletter features articles on "JavaScript: Creating a Nagware PDF Document, Part 2" for Acrobat users and "Using EPS Files in Handwritten PostScript Code" for PostScript techies.

Creative & Print   November 22, 2004

Five Across announces workgroup server, RSS support

Five Across recently announced a new workgroup server and the addition of RSS support for its instant messaging client software.

Enterprise & Government   November 22, 2004

Acrobat Developer Workshops in Europe to feature Acrobat 7

Adobe Systems is offering a series of free, English-language workshops for Acrobat developers in London, Munich and Paris during the week of November 22. With Adobe's recent announcement of Acrobat 7, the topics covered in this session will include new features and functionality in Acrobat 7, Adobe Reader 7, Adobe LiveCycle Designer 7 and how these products integrate with Adobe LiveCycle tools.

Developer   November 15, 2004

Adobe Acrobat 7 Feature

Kurt Foss

With the shortest Acrobat product cycle in company history, Adobe Systems today announced the forthcoming release of its Acrobat 7 lineup of Portable Document Format (PDF)-oriented products. They are slated to begin shipping by the end of 2004, according to the company; Acrobat 6 shipped in mid-2003. Acrobat has more typically been on an 18-month product cycle. Planet PDF is developing a range of articles to showcase the next version of Acrobat and the free Adobe Reader, including a variety of new and enhanced features. Check back soon for further details.

Enterprise & Government   November 15, 2004

Acrobat 1.0 vet Pam Deziel back at Adobe for Acrobat 7 launch

Kurt Foss

On the eve of Adobe's announcement of Acrobat 7, Planet PDF talked with Pam Deziel, Director of Marketing for Acrobat on the desktop, about a few of the new and enhanced features in the product family and about her history with the company -- and particularly her decade-old involvement with PDF. Deziel was a member of the Acrobat team from versions 1.0 to 3.0, then returned as plans were taking shape for the just-announced version that is due to begin shipping in late 2004.

Enterprise & Government   November 15, 2004

Planet PDF Survey Winners & Highlights

We've randomly selected the winners of an Apple iPod and ARTS PDF Aerialist software from the more than 1800 respondents who took part in our recent survey about Planet PDF and the PDF Store.

Creative & Print   November 10, 2004

Promotional contest for PDF Print Production Guide, 2nd Edition

In collaboration with GATF Press, we're hosting a promotional contest to give away during the next month eight copies of the "PDF Print Production Guide, Second Edition," by Joseph Marin and Julie Shaffer of GATF. The updated book covers PDF and production workflow solutions, Acrobat 6, Mac OS X, print-related PDF plug-ins, and an introduction to PDF forms.

Creative & Print   November 09, 2004

TOC: PDF Print Production Guide, 2nd Edition

Browse the Table of Contents for the "PDF Print Production Guide, Second Edition," by Joseph Marin and Julie Shaffer of GATF, and download an excerpt from the recently updated book.

Creative & Print   November 09, 2004

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