A while ago now, we told you that big happenings were afoot at Planet PDF, and that we were in the process of making some changes to the site. Well, we have now rolled out the first big one: a brand-spanking-new forum.
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.
ElcomSoft Co.Ltd. has released a new version of its password recovery software. The enterprise edition of Advanced PDF Password Recovery 4.0 allows users to remove both password encryption and usage restrictions from Adobe Acrobat PDF files. APDFPR Enterprise supports all Adobe Acrobat versions (up to 8.0), including those that use AES encryption.
As Adobe rightly grabs headlines with its announcement of the Acrobat 8 family of products, this week in PDF sees the announcement of a series of workflow seminars, the association of a PDF/A resource and updates to both a PDF censorship tool and a network PDF printing solution.
If you haven't heard yet, Google has just announced that a bunch of the books it has been scanning for its Google Books Library Program are now available for free download as PDFs. There's no doubt Google needs to be applauded for the idea, but the execution (i.e. the books they've produced) could definitely do with some work. The PDF books are difficult to download, large in size, of such low resolution they're difficult to read, cannot be searched, and do not allow the user to copy text from them. It's left me wondering what Google expects people to do with the books.
OK, so you want to stamp your document. Maybe you need to give reviewers some advice about the document's status or sensitivity. This tip from author Ted Padova demonstrates how to add stamps with the Stamp Tool along with related comments.