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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.

A pair of awards for activePDF Toolkit

Dan Shea

activePDF has had a great month. The prominent provider of PDF server and development tools has announced two industry awards for its activePDF Toolkit 4.0 product -- the highly-coveted Reader's Choice Award in Visual Studio Magazine's "PDF Tools" category and the 2005 Codie Award for Best Software Component.

Developer   June 01, 2005

Infommersion brings dashboards to PDF

Dan Shea

Infommersion has recently revealed software that can integrate Flash-based presentations into Adobe PDF documents, offering enterprises a secure way to distribute business intelligence reports and dashboards.

Enterprise & Government   June 01, 2005

Ubiquitous PDF: Patriotism on-demand

Dan Shea

Many Americans choose to express their patriotism by flying a US flag, AKA Old Glory. One site has now posted downloadable PDF patterns, which -- in combination with the free Adobe Reader and a color printer -- provide visible displays of US patriotism.

Enterprise & Government   June 01, 2005

Enfocus Software announces free seminar series

Dan Shea

Enfocus Software has announced the free Enhancing Your PDF Workflow seminar series, which it will be hosting around the US from June 15. The prominent print workflow solutions provider has enlisted industry experts James Lockman and Tim Plumer of Working Words & Graphics to present the full-day seminars, which will focus on real-world problems and solutions associated with PDF workflows.

Creative & Print   May 26, 2005

Ubiquitous PDF: Just weeks to go for Google Puzzle Championship

Web search powerhouse Google is sponsoring a US qualifying event for the World Puzzle Championship 2005, to be held in Hungary this October. The rules of the competition state that participants have two and a half hours to answer as many questions as possible, and that hopefuls have until June 16 to enter.

Developer   May 26, 2005

Immersive Design offers interactive 3D PDF generation

Dan Shea

Massachusetts-based Immersive Design has released IPA 8.1, which incorporates support for interactive 3D PDF and U3D generation. When used in conjunction with Adobe Acrobat Professional 7.0, IPA 8.1 adds the ability to quickly create interactive 3D PDF files that can be used by anyone with free Adobe Reader 7.0 software.

Creative & Print   May 26, 2005

Simpler compliance using PDF and XBRL

Dan Shea

CoreFiling has recently announced a new document generator that uses standard XBRL business reporting definitions to create intelligent PDF forms with TagTips data binding. The patent-pending invention stands to cut red tape for companies currently dealing with paper-based forms for financial and compliance reporting.

Enterprise & Government   May 19, 2005

Military gaffe results in classified data leak

Dan Shea

A gaffe by the US military has caused an inadvertent information leak in a report that was posted to the Pentagon website over the weekend. Just a few clicks were enough to reveal names, training procedures and other secrets the U.S. military thought it had blacked out in a PDF report -- a process formally known as "redaction."

Enterprise & Government   May 06, 2005

Acrobat alternative Nitro PDF Desktop goes on sale, starts "PDF wars"

Dan Shea

ARTS PDF has announced that its Acrobat alternative, Nitro PDF Desktop, went on sale this week at an aggressively-priced $99. Launched at the Adobe Acrobat PDF Conference in Orlando, Florida, two weeks ago, a pre-release version of the software was made available for download at the Nitro PDF web site. Following a strategy not dissimilar to Google with its beta product releases, ARTS PDF invited pre-release users to participate in the final testing and evolution of Nitro PDF by welcoming feedback and ideas.

Enterprise & Government   May 06, 2005

ARTS PDF quietly launches Aerialist Pro for Mac

Dan Shea

Software vendor ARTS PDF has quietly released a Mac version of its powerhouse plug-in. The tool includes all of the functionality of the established Aerialist product, but adds control and automation features. Find out more at Planet PDF.

Enterprise & Government   May 05, 2005

Big Faceless PDF Library version 2.4 released

Dan Shea

The Big Faceless Organization (BFO), a global provider of Java reporting solutions, has just released the latest version of its PDF library. The Big Faceless PDF Library version 2.4 offers non-technical users the ability to add additional signatures to digitally signed documents without invalidating the original signature. More at Planet PDF.

Developer   May 05, 2005

First 4 winners of 'Adobe Reader 7 Revealed' book

We've named the first four (of eight eventual) randomly selected winners in our current contest promoting the 'Adobe Reader 7 Revealed' book by Ted Padova, published by Peachpit Press. You can download a chapter excerpt from the book, and/or purchase the book online at a special discounted price.

Enterprise & Government   April 27, 2005

Appligent updates server-based tool for signing PDFs

Appligent has announced the introduction of SecurSign 3.0, a server-based application for signing PDF documents that now supports placing signature fields directly into documents.

Enterprise & Government   April 27, 2005

Aloaha releases Automailer-enabled PDF Suite 2.1

Aloaha's PDF Automailer allows PDF Suite users to create mass mailings of digitally signed PDF documents without having an email client installed.

Enterprise & Government   April 26, 2005

Lizard Safeguard 2.0 enhances PDF Digital Rights Management

Lizard Safeguard 2.0 ensures publishers are in complete control of their PDF documents with persistent end-to-end protection throughout a document's lifecycle.

Enterprise & Government   April 26, 2005

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