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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.

Hearst Magazines Adopt Adobe's Publishing Platform

Adobe Systems has announced that Hearst Magazines, one of the world's largest magazine publishers with 18 U.S. titles and more than 137 international editions, has adopted the Adobe(R) Creative Suite, which includes Adobe InDesign(R) CS software, as its standard publishing solution.

Creative & Print   July 06, 2004

BCL Technologies launches multi-function PDF tool

Dan Shea

The people behind Acrobat's native content extraction capabilities have just released a new multi-function PDF application. ALLPDF Converter integrates PDF Creation capabilities of BCL's easyPDF utility with the PDF extraction technology (to RTF) for which it has become well-known.

Enterprise & Government   July 02, 2004

PDF-based report: How to avoid July 4 fireworks injuries

Kurt Foss

The approaching July 4 national holiday weekend is traditionally a time across the United States for flying the American flag and for celebrating with fireworks. We've cited several PDFs relevant to both activities.

Enterprise & Government   July 01, 2004

BBC highlights sports characters with PDF caricatures

Kurt Foss

The BBC Sports Academy is featuring the faces of a number of world-class athletes -- currently competing in the Euro 2004 football playoffs or the Wimbledon tennis championships -- as PDF-based cutout masks ideal for use by Reader-equipped sports fanatics.

Enterprise & Government   June 30, 2004

Adobe, AIGA strategic alliance advances communication design

Adobe Systems and AIGA recently announced a long-term alliance dedicated to advancing design and the use of technology across the creative industries.

Creative & Print   June 30, 2004

Deque releases upgraded Web accessibility software

Deque Systems has released an upgrade to its Ramp Ascend software for remediating Web site accessibility. A companion product empowers the transformation of non-accessible PDF content.

Enterprise & Government   June 23, 2004

WindJack Solutions releases AcroButtons

WindJack Solutions has released AcroButtons for adding custom, scriptable buttons to the Adobe Acrobat 6 toolbar.

Enterprise & Government   June 21, 2004

Seybold San Francisco 2004 announces redesigned program

Kurt Foss

MediaLive International has announced a redesigned, four-track conference program for Seybold SF 2004 (August 16-19), offering tracks in four aspects of content creation and publishing.

Creative & Print   June 15, 2004

Hewlett-Packard posts Father's Day freebies in PDF

Kurt Foss

One option for procrastinating Father's Day (June 20 in U.S.) card-givers is the variety of downloadable, print-ready greetings available in PDF, some containing fillable form fields for adding a customized message.

Enterprise & Government   June 14, 2004

Adobe offering free PDF Developer Workshop at JavaOne Conf.

Kurt Foss

Adobe Systems is offering several sessions of a free June 29 workshop, exploring the integration of PDF and XML within enterprise applications, aimed at PDF Developers attending the upcoming JavaOne Conference in San Francisco.

Developer   June 14, 2004

ARTS PDF Stamper 3.0 offers unprecedented control, flexibility

ARTS PDF recently announced the release of PDF Stamper 3.0, its new Acrobat plug-in for applying text, image and PDF stamps to large PDF collections. Users can insert text, dynamic text, numbering, watermarks and stamps.

Enterprise & Government   June 11, 2004

Adobe expands free Reader to Linux OS & PDF on consumer devices

Kurt Foss

Adobe Systems has announced a new version its free Reader for Linux, and highlighted the first commercial application -- embedding the PDF-enabling product in Sony's newly announced car navigation system for the Japanese market.

Enterprise & Government   June 10, 2004

Out with ePaper, in (officially) with Intelligent Document Platform

Kurt Foss

Adobe has introduced a Java-based server platform and several new and/or updated PDF-oriented products, all part of its Intelligent Document Platform -- the now official moniker for what the company had called ePaper.

Enterprise & Government   June 08, 2004

Adobe & partners piloting first-of-kind, PDF-based ID authentication

Kurt Foss

Fruit of their strategic relationship, Adobe Systems and Identrus are offering a digital signature solution that creates legally binding electronic documents, combining Identrus signatures into Adobe PDF files. Following a pilot test, Wells Fargo Bank plans to deploy the solution across its multinational businesses.

Enterprise & Government   June 08, 2004

Adobe posts v.6.0.2 updater for Acrobat & Reader

Kurt Foss

Adobe Systems has posted a version 6.0.2 update for both its commercial Acrobat 6.0.1 -- Professional and Standard -- and its free Adobe Reader 6.0.1 software, which fixes a number of problems and adds some enhanced functionality. The v.6.0.2 updates for Macintosh and Windows are available from the PDF Store, an official mirror site.

Enterprise & Government   June 08, 2004

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