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Paper Just Got An Upgrade

Jeremy Koadlow

Innovation in paper is something that is welcomed in the PDF community. The work of physicist Kate Stone is combining conductive inks with paper to create interactive documents.

Creative & Print   July 30, 2013

IDC White Paper - Bridging the Information Work Productivity Gap: New Challenges and Opportunities for IT

Jeremy Koadlow

'Bridging the Information Work Productivity Gap: New Challenges and Opportunities for IT' is a white paper made available to the public by IDC, sponsored by Adobe. Which show better tools and systems are still needed to increase productivity

Enterprise & Government   July 24, 2013

PDF Mobile Apps Free and Paid On The Rise

Jeremy Koadlow

Android Mobile Devices come with a stock standard PDF viewers built in that allows any user to download, and view PDF documents. But there are always users who want more, functionality, power and just apps in general.

Creative & Print   July 23, 2013

PDF Security Up For Question In Ghana

Jeremy Koadlow

PDF has recently been thrust into the courtroom as a key feature in recent political legal action in the Ghana. There is an argument over whether or not the National Democratic Congress has forged electoral record sheets that are in a PDF format.

Enterprise & Government   July 19, 2013

Creative Commons PDF Convertor

Jeremy Koadlow

A new printer drive has emerged that enables Creative Commons licenses to be attached to documents being converted to PDF. Any program that allows a ‘print to PDF’ function can have the driver installed (CC PDF Convertor only runs Windows OS).

Creative & Print   July 11, 2013

PDF/VT An Emerging Format For Print

Jeremy Koadlow

Aron Allenson, a veteran in the graphics industry has actively participated in PODi's High Impact Personalization with PDF/VT webinar earlier this year in May. PDF/VT (ISO 16612-2.) is the standard for sending the PDF format, which has been optimized for variable and transactional printing. PDF/VT allows for the management of pages for High Volume Transaction Output print data.

Creative & Print   July 10, 2013

PDF Associations Europe Technical Conference A Success, Now For North America

Jeremy Koadlow

The first of a two part, multinational event tour by the PDF Association has been touted as a success. The event discussed a number of PDF related topics and celebrated the mile stone of 20 years for the PDF format. Participants gained a fully-grounded insight into all the different PDF standards from PDF/A and PDF/UA to PDF/X, PDF/E, PDF/VT and of course PDF itself. The second conference is being held in North America on the 14th and 15th of August.

Developer   July 09, 2013

ABCpdf PDF Library updates to Version 9.1

Jeremy Koadlow

ABCpdf by WebSuperGoo is a PDF library for Microsoft users has undergone a major update to version 9.1.

Developer   July 05, 2013

Portable PDF Scanner for iOS, Android or Windows Mobile

Jeremy Koadlow

With the advent of the smart phone, increase internet connectivity, popularity of app stores and increased processing power with decreased size. Mobile devices are now getting the functionality to create electronic copies of receipts, books, or anything else for that matter. And so much more! Smart scanners converting image to PDF are now appearing on the market

Creative & Print   July 03, 2013

Debenu PDF Maximus Unrivaled PDF Productivity

Jeremy Koadlow

Debenu released their batch processing and workflow automation software, Debenu PDF Maximus 2.0 earlier in the month. With a range of broad and specific features that can be added to action lists, PDF Maximus provides the benefit of removing hundres of hours and human error from tedious tasks relating to PDF the core promise is unrivaled PDF productivity.

Enterprise & Government   July 02, 2013

PDF Stacker New Organizer and Reader on the market

Jeremy Koadlow

PDF Stacker is a new, cheap, robust reader and organizer that sorts through PDF collating them based on Meta-data. Similar to an MP3 organizer/player or email client.

Enterprise & Government   July 01, 2013

BeamAir: photos and PDF from your iPhone To your Desktop or Laptop

Jeremy Koadlow

BeamAir: photos and PDF from your iPhone to your PC, Mac or Projector

Creative & Print   June 28, 2013

The PDF Association Technical Conference

Jeremy Koadlow

On August 14th there will be a 2 day technical conference in Seattle Washington put on by the PDF Association. Focusing on a broad range of technical education issues it will showcase three key speakers and be an exciting learning and networking opportunity for those in the PDF industry.

Developer   June 28, 2013

Adobe Releases PDF App for Windows 8 Mobile OS

Jeremy Koadlow

Adobe has finally created a PDF Reader PDF app for Windows 8 on mobile devices (Windows 8 was released in 2012). The free app has a range of basic functions for PDF.

Enterprise & Government   June 24, 2013

OfficeSuite Updated To v7.2: Additional PDF Export Options

Jeremy Koadlow

OfficeSuite And OfficeSuite Pro Updated To v7.2: Additional PDF Export Options, HP ePrint Support, And More

Creative & Print   June 20, 2013

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