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Could that PDF link really be a virus?

Kurt Foss

A Danish security vendor is warning users of Microsoft's Internet Explorer of a spoofing vulnerability that could allow a virus to be disguised as a link to a PDF (or another common file format). The site offers a 'File Download Extension Spoofing Test' -- a PDF file -- to help determine vulnerability, as we summarize in our Planet PDF Weblog for Thursday.

Enterprise & Government   January 29, 2004

Heads roll at BBC after Hutton reports findings

Kurt Foss

The 300-plus page Hutton Report released today -- available for download in PDF -- strongly criticized the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) for mistakes made in reporting allegations that the government led by Tony Blair deliberately falsified intelligence on Iraq's weapons program, as we outline.

Enterprise & Government   January 28, 2004

First Acrobat 7 Development Reference

Kurt Foss

In a recent news item revealing that work will begin earlier than planned on the expansion of Adobe's R&D facilities in India is the first public mention we've seen regarding the in-progress development of Acrobat 7.

Enterprise & Government   January 27, 2004

Screamin' Dean offers PDF-on-the-fly Posters

Kurt Foss

With his presidential campaign slumping, Howard Dean is hoping his supporters can again tap into its Internet-based bag of tricks -- including on-the-fly campaign posters and flyers in PDF -- to improve his chances of winning the Democratic Party nomination.

Enterprise & Government   January 23, 2004

Acrobat 6 Downloads -- To Try and/or Buy

Kurt Foss

In addition to providing a free 30-day tryout version of Acrobat for the first time, Adobe now offers the option of ordering and immediately downloading from the Adobe Store both full and upgrade versions of Acrobat 6.

Enterprise & Government   January 21, 2004

SmallBusiness Computing.com names Acrobat 6 Pro a Product of the Year

Kurt Foss

While much of Adobe's recent promotion of Acrobat has focused on the larger corporate and government markets, small business users also consider the company's PDF technology as among their most valuable software products, according to the results of voting by readers of SmallBusinessComputing.com.

Enterprise & Government   January 21, 2004

Feature(s) you'd like to see in future Acrobat?

Kurt Foss

You don't need to be an official Adobe beta tester to be able offer feature suggestions on future product releases, including Acrobat or the free Reader. Provide your feedback -- description and reasoning -- via an Adobe.com form (HTML).

Enterprise & Government   January 16, 2004

Belated Rose betting admission fuels thorny baseball debate

Kurt Foss

Banished baseball legend Pete Rose hoped the long missing-in-action confession in his new book admitting that he did bet on games in the mid-1980s would resolve the debate and enhance his chances of getting into the sport's Hall of Fame. But the 225-page report that led to Rose being banned -- made available for downloading in PDF by the lead investigator -- also makes for great reading as we report.

Enterprise & Government   January 14, 2004

Recent Acrobat 6 books offer tips, in-depth instruction

Kurt Foss

Watch for our upcoming double promotion and contest featuring two recently released Acrobat 6 books, both by Donna Baker (one in collaboration with Tom Carson.

Enterprise & Government   January 13, 2004

Jan. 16 is early reg. deadline for Microtype's PDF-oriented seminars

Kurt Foss

Friday is the deadline for early discounted registration for a pair of multi-city and multi-date seminars led by Shlomo Perets of Microtype. 'Interactive PDFs with InDesign CS' and 'FrameMaker-to-Acrobat Advanced Techniques' will be held at various locations over the next few months. Perets is also the author of our 'PDF Best Practices' series of columns.

Creative & Print   January 12, 2004

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