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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.

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

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

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