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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.

Security firm issues Buffer Overflow alert for Reader 5.1

Kurt Foss

Security researchers have posted a public advisory to warn Reader 5.1 users of a "high-risk" buffer overflow flaw in the XML forms data format that creates a risk of system takeover.

Enterprise & Government   March 04, 2004

Latest pdfFactory prints to paper and PDF in one step

Kurt Foss

The latest versions of pdfFactory and pdfFactory Pro from FinePrint Software allow the use of a default print driver for both printing to paper and creating a PDF.

Enterprise & Government   March 03, 2004

Enfocus to announce JDF & Job Ticket Support at drupa

Kurt Foss

At the drupa 2004 conference in May, Enfocus Software will preview how Job Definition Format (JDF) and Job Ticket support will be incorporated across its entire product line.

Creative & Print   February 26, 2004

MailDefense v.3 protects email from malicious content in PDFs

Kurt Foss

nDefense, Inc. has released updated versions of its MailDefense products that now feature the ability to systematically remove any malicious code embedded in PDF file attachments.

Enterprise & Government   February 25, 2004

PDF facing new accessibility challenges at some government Web sites

Kurt Foss

Recent news items from Ireland and New Zealand indicate that concerns remain over PDF use on and by governmental Web sites.

Enterprise & Government   February 24, 2004

New Coredge software enables PDF capture of e-mail

Kurt Foss

Coredge Software's family of e-mail management software products now allows users to create a PDF version of Lotus Notes e-mail for improved content management.

Enterprise & Government   February 24, 2004

nCipher launches Acrobat-based digital signing system

Kurt Foss

nCipher has announced pdfProof, its turnkey solution that can be used to establish "a single point within in the enterprise to digitally sign and securely time stamp" any PDF document directly from any desktop equipped with Acrobat 6.

Enterprise & Government   February 24, 2004

Mobidisk carries personal medical history in PDF

Kurt Foss

Looking for a way to make his patients' medical records more portable, a Cincinnati doctor turned to the portable document format.

Enterprise & Government   February 24, 2004

Mapping the redrawn NYC subways in PDF

Kurt Foss

All four subway tracks on New York City's Manhattan Bridge are now being utilized for the first time in a couple decades, following completion of major reconstruction. The city's Transit Authority has posted updated PDF maps and schedules on its Web site as part of its informational campaign for the 600,000 daily riders potentially impacted by the changes.

Enterprise & Government   February 23, 2004

Magazine columnist puzzled by PDF

Kurt Foss

In explaining her obsession for stalking her ex-lover online, an otherwise-respected magazine writer notes she's limited in her pursuits by a lack of technical expertise. She underscores that by asking 'What ... is a PDF?'

Enterprise & Government   February 20, 2004

Adobe seeking beta testers for XML/PDF form designer software

Dan Shea

Adobe Systems is soliciting prospective beta testers for a future release of XML/PDF form designer software. According to the company's Web site, the testing with selected, qualified participants will begin on or after March 8.

Developer   February 18, 2004

Adobe announces new Policy Server, renamed PDF JobReady

Dan Shea

Adobe recently announced the latest additions to its Acrobat/PDF-based Intelligent Document Platform -- new enterprise document control software dubbed "Policy Server," and a renamed and enhanced PDF JobReady (formerly PDF Transit) for Internet printing and online document delivery.

Enterprise & Government   February 18, 2004

Chizen outlines Adobe future for, beyond Acrobat

Kurt Foss

In a Computing interview, Adobe CEO and president Bruce Chizen discusses the company's plans for the future, including its Acrobat/PDF-oriented opportunities and others related to imaging products and services. He cites custom PDF development as the company's "biggest competitor."

Enterprise & Government   February 17, 2004

activePDF releases a free PDF creation tool

Kurt Foss

activePDF has released PrimoPDF, a free Windows-only printer driver that provides PDF-creation capabilities, including the ability to optimize the resulting documents for either printing or on-screen use.

Enterprise & Government   February 17, 2004

Adobe to host free Developer Workshop in NYC during AIIM 2004

Kurt Foss

Adobe Systems is offering a free, three-hour workshop on March 9 in New York City -- in conjunction with the AIIM 2004 conference -- for developers currently working with, or interested in developing with, PDF and/or XML. Conference registration is not required to attend Adobe's hands-on seminar.

Developer   February 14, 2004

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