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Nifty tool for saving photos as PDFs

Nettie Hartsock

Over the holidays most of us probably gathered a stellar number of photos that wed love to turn into PDFs. But what tool might one use to do this?

Creative & Print   January 10, 2008

This week in PDF: While we were sleeping...

Dan Shea

Since last time, DocsCorp has updated its flagship product, Windjack has updated its product range for compatibility and PIA/GATF has released a digital benchmarking tool.

Enterprise & Government   January 10, 2008

PDF-to-InDesign conversion tool updated

Dan Shea

Recosoft Corporation, the developer of the PDF2Office family of products, has released a updated its PDF-to-InDesign conversion utility. PDF2ID v1.1 improves conversions and is fully compliant with Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard. Additional enhancements have been made to both Macintosh and Windows versions to maximize PDF content reuse capabilities within InDesign.

Creative & Print   December 20, 2007

CVista PdfCompressor 4.0 released

Dan Shea

Forest Hills, New York-based CVISION Technologies has announced the release of its PDF compression and OCR (Optical Character Recognition) tool. Improvements in CVista PdfCompressor 4.0 include enhanced OCR recognition accuracy, compression quality and speed.

Enterprise & Government   December 20, 2007

Drawloop introduces LOOP to PDF for iGoogle

Dan Shea

Irvine, California-based Drawloop has released a new Google Gadget for converting files into PDF documents. LOOP to PDF combines the iGoogle's user-defined homepages with Drawloop's free online document service, making it easy to convert files to PDF.

Enterprise & Government   December 13, 2007

Apago adds 'Virtual Job-Ticket' software

Dan Shea

Alpharetta, Georgia-based Apago Inc. has announced an agreement with Prinux to take over the development and marketing of the company's AcrosuitePRO software product.

Creative & Print   December 13, 2007

Recosoft announces PDF2Office Professional 4.0 for Mac users

Nettie Hartsock

Japan-based Recosoft Corporation has announced the release of PDF2Office Professional 4.0 for Mac OS X. The release features significant upgrades for users including Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard support.

Enterprise & Government   December 06, 2007

This week in PDF: Dynamic ads in PDF?

Dan Shea

This week in PDF has seen the release of an Adobe-Yahoo joint project to deliver ads in PDF documents, the passing of an ISO ballot for PDF 1.7 and an update to a PDF creation tool.

Enterprise & Government   December 06, 2007

Solid PDF Creator 2.0 released

Dan Shea

Redmond, Washington-based Solid Documents has announced the release of Solid PDF Creator version 2.0. Along with several improvements to PDF creation quality, the new version supports encryption, document properties and output to standard PDF or PDF/A-1b archive compliant format.

Enterprise & Government   December 06, 2007

Docudesk announces deskUNPDF Professional

Nettie Hartsock

Docudesk has announced the launch of deskUNPDF Professional, the pro-version of its existing deskUNPDF solution.

Enterprise & Government   November 29, 2007

PIA/GATF's 2007 Color Management Conference coming in December

Nettie Hartsock

The 2007 PIA/GATF Color Management Conference will be held on December 9th-11th, in Arizona and features keynote speaker Todd Storbeck, senior publishing professional at Hallmark Cards Inc.. Storbeck will be delivering a keynote speech titled, "Delivering the Vision for Desktop Color Reproduction at Hallmark Cards".

Creative & Print   November 29, 2007

This week in PDF: Plug-in integrates Acrobat and document management systems

Dan Shea

This week in PDF has seen the release of a new Acrobat plug-in designed to save PDF documents directly into document management systems, and update to a piece of document management software which allows users to create PDF archives and enhanced PDF/A functionality added to a PDF creation utility.

Enterprise & Government   November 29, 2007

Metaobject releases PdfCompress 5.5

Nettie Hartsock

Metaobject has announced the release of PdfCompress 5.5, a Mac OS X tool for reducing the size of PDF files. The program features an easy to use interface where users can drag and drop their files on the PdfCompress icon and create a compressed PDF file for sending via email or posting on the Web.

Enterprise & Government   November 22, 2007

Ubiquitous PDF: PDFs and Sudoku, oh my!

Nettie Hartsock

David Gunkel has released Sudokumat 5.5 which not only lets users go sudoku crazy, but also generate PDF-based Sudoku books.

Enterprise & Government   November 22, 2007

PDF Blog Talk: Bloggers come in all ages

Nettie Hartsock

Ted Padova recently highlighted what he termed the "youngest PDF" user ever on his blog.

Creative & Print   November 22, 2007

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