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Ubiquitous PDF: Google Calendar's PDF widget

Dan Shea

Speaking of PDF ubiquity -- to which this space is dedicated -- Google's current Google Calendar beta now offers a PDF-based print preview function. Users simply need to open their Google Calendar, navigate to the time period they would like to display and hit the "Print my calendar" button. A PDF will be generated automatically, showing the current calendar sheet.

Enterprise & Government   April 20, 2006

Ubiquitous PDF: Dear dairy...

Dan Shea

Mystified by moo-juice? Confused by cream? If your meagre store of dairy knowledge has been milked dry, never fear! Leon the Milkman has condensed the most frequently asked lacteal questions in to a PDF glossary reference for the rest of us.

Enterprise & Government   April 13, 2006

This week in PDF: Pact and ready TerraGo

Dan Shea

This week in PDF, the ink dries on a pair of technology partnership pacts, Intergraph provides some direction for cartographers, and ceTe Software .NETs an update to its PDF creation widget. If that weren't enough, the busy folks at LinkTek have delivered a new link repair solution while the masters of the UNIVERSE (Software, that is) have added Acrobat 7 compatibility to that company's password-recovery software.

Enterprise & Government   April 13, 2006

Ubiquitous PDF: Shocking security

Dan Shea

Some document creators may feel that while conventional document security measures may protect documents from individual access attempts, they don't sufficiently deter subsequent, potentially successful attempts. Enter Locklizard Stingray, which literally "shocks" unauthorized users.

Enterprise & Government   April 06, 2006

This week in PDF: I spy...

Dan Shea

I spy with my little eye... PDF newsbits galore! This week in PDF was a big one, with IPEX in Birmingham generating a lot of news, a pair of announcements about April's pending Adobe Acrobat & PDF Conference in Orlando and an update to MetaViewSoft's free PDF viewer for mobile devices.

Creative & Print   April 06, 2006

Ubiquitous PDF: Vintage project designs available in PDF

Dan Shea

Ever felt the need for low-speed or a fascination with anachronism? If so, you might find that you drool over the "old school" DIY plans available at the Vintage Projects web site, which offers step-by-step instructions for creating your very own vintage bows, power tools, boats and more.

Enterprise & Government   March 30, 2006

Right Hemisphere Ships New Acrobat 3D Plug-ins

Dan Shea

Right Hemisphere, a provider of Product Graphics Management (PGM) software, today announced the availability of two new software plug-ins for its Deep Exploration CAD Edition client software and Adobe Acrobat 3D. The Right Hemisphere PMI Module and the Right Hemisphere PDF Publishing Module plug-ins add 3D collaboration and PDF publishing functionality, respectively.

Creative & Print   March 30, 2006

This week in PDF: Home sweet home

Dan Shea

This week in PDF, we cover tidbits from the Enfocus Retreat, the rush towards compliance, a PDF-to-CAD conversion tool and PixelPlanet's ten-year anniversary.

Enterprise & Government   March 30, 2006

Wrocklage Intermedia updates Aloaha PDF Saver, adds viewer

Dan Shea

German company Wrocklage Intermedia GmbH has released an update to its PDF saving solution. Aloaha PDF Saver is designed for users looking to fill, sign and save PDF documents and forms, and now boasts an integrated PDF viewer, eliminating the need for 3rd-party viewing software.

Enterprise & Government   March 22, 2006

Ubiquitous PDF: 2nd edition of Them Dukes! Them Dukes! available in PDF

Dan Shea

Fans of "The Dukes of Hazzard" can now go online an buy an updated guide to the places and personalities of the hit show. The PDF electronic version costs just US$4 and entitles customers to future updates of the publication.

Enterprise & Government   March 22, 2006

This week in PDF: From Georgia's First City

Dan Shea

This week's column comes to you from beautiful Savannah, GA. In PDF news, Universe Software aims to provide a cure to the headache of backward compatibility and PTS gets a facelift that is more than skin-deep.

Creative & Print   March 22, 2006

Ubiquitous PDF: Lottery ticket designs available in PDF

Dan Shea

The state of North Carolina has revealed the designs for several new lottery tickets, which will ultimately be valued from US$1 to US$5. The state lottery will be launched on March 30, 2006.

Enterprise & Government   March 16, 2006

PixelPlanet launches the PdfCrypter

Dan Shea

German company PixelPlanet has released a brand-new PDF security solution. PdfCrypter functions as either an application or a plug-in for Microsoft Outlook, and can be set to automatically secure outgoing PDF email attachments. The product is available in Standard and Professional versions, with certificate security features limited to the Professional version.

Enterprise & Government   March 16, 2006

This week in PDF: Standards and releases? Ides like to see that!

Dan Shea

The ides of March bode better for the PDF world than perhaps they once did for Shakespeare's favorite Julius (Caesar, that is). Standardization and conversion are in the air, with FESPA, Artwork Systems, Bamboo Solutions and CambridgeDocs all in the news this week.

Enterprise & Government   March 15, 2006

This week in PDF: Spring is sprung

Dan Shea

Spring is a time for new beginnings, and this year, there have been a few. This week, a former Time, Inc. production workflow expert takes a position at Enfocus, Abolix revises its PDF print driver, callas spawns a spin-off and Google compares itself to dental hygiene.

Enterprise & Government   March 09, 2006

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