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This week in PDF: Look, link, create.

Dan Shea

This week in PDF sees the release of a new PDF viewer program for smartphones, an update to absolutePDF's PDF generation library and Greiner Consulting Services' plug-in for linking external content resources.

Enterprise & Government   July 05, 2006

Vitrium Systems launches protectedpdf

Dan Shea

Vancouver, BC-based Vitrium Systems has recently launched a pair of new PDF DRM solutions. protectedpdf and protectedpdf.crm are both Software as Service (SaS) digital rights management (DRM) solutions, albeit with distinct functionality. protectedpdf allows business people to secure, control and audit access to sensitive documents, while protectedpdf.crm puts the same tracking and updating functionality in the service of sales & marketing professionals, allowing them to measure the reach and impact of white papers, sell sheets, and other collateral.

Enterprise & Government   November 09, 2005

Planet PDF releases new resource centers

Dan Shea

Planet PDF has this week launched two new PDF resource centers, with more to follow in the near future. The Resource Centers serve to aggregate PDF content such as whitepapers, case studies and product information that relate to PDF. The centers are a great first port of call for users of third-party software, as they can find in-depth information on the products -- straight from the vendors themselves.

Enterprise & Government   October 27, 2005

Planet PDF to sponsor conference at Xplor's Global Document Exchange

Dan Shea

Xplor International today named Planet PDF as sponsor of the PDF Forum and Tutorials for Production Print -- a series of 21 educational sessions spanning four days at Xplor's Global Document Exchange, which is to be held from February 1-5, 2006 in Miami Beach, Florida.

Enterprise & Government   September 20, 2005

Security Advisory: Acrobat and Adobe Reader plug-in buffer overflow

Dan Shea

Adobe today issued a security advisory relating to a vulnerability in Adobe Acrobat and Reader. Identified as a buffer overflow within a core plug-in that is part of both products, the vulnerability could be exploited to crash the application with an increased risk of malicious code execution.

Enterprise & Government   August 17, 2005

LineType Releases LineScale v1.60

Dan Shea

LineType Software, Inc. today announced the release of LineScale version 1.60. The new version is compatible with Adobe Acrobat and Reader 5.x and above. The Nashville, Tennessee-based software company develops electronic document tools for design professionals, and this plug-in fits into that niche nicely.

Creative & Print   June 29, 2005

WindJack Solutions releases AcroDialogs

Dan Shea

WindJack Solutions, Inc has just released a graphical designer for creating Acrobat JavaScript Dialogs. With the release of Acrobat 7, Adobe documented the use of fully-fledged dialog boxes with Acrobat JavaScript.

Developer   June 22, 2005

SkySof Software releases PDF Maker DLL

Dan Shea

Skysof Software has just released an ActiveX Dynamic Link Library for software developers. PDF Maker DLL gives programmers control over the creation of PDF files from numerous file types, and supports the application of standard PDF security.

Developer   June 22, 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

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

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