Archive: Acrobat 6.0
The Printing Industries of America (PIA) and Graphic Arts Technical Foundation (GATF) is offering a new, hands-on "Advanced PDF for Print Production and Beyond" workshop in Pittsburgh from March 14-16.
The Ghent PDF Workgroup recently announced expanded
activities and a more aggressive growth plan for 2005.
Kofax has announced an agreement to integrate Adobe
Systems' LiveCycle Barcoded Forms into its Ascent Capture
platform, enabling companies, government agencies, and large
organizations which process large volumes of paper forms to
automate the collection of form data for use in business
applications and databases.
BinaryThing, the parent company of Planet PDF, PDF Store,
ARTS PDF and other Acrobat/PDF-oriented business ventures, is
expressing its concern and support for the Asian disaster
relief efforts through several fund-raising efforts aimed at
helping the survivors of the December 26, 2004 earthquake and
tsunami in the Indian Ocean region.
On the verge of the expected release of version 7.0 of its
Acrobat family of products before year's end, Adobe Systems
has posted update patches for the English and Japanese
versions of Acrobat 6.x (Professional and Standard) and the
free Adobe Reader 6.x.
We've named the final pair of winners in our now-closed promotional contest to give away eight copies of the "PDF Print Production Guide, Second Edition," by Joseph Marin and Julie Shaffer of GATF. The updated book covers PDF and production workflow solutions, Acrobat 6, Mac OS X, print-related PDF plug-ins, and an introduction to PDF forms.
Based on his own recent successes, a Canadian magazine
publisher proclaims there is a market for multimedia-rich,
interactive publications in PDF -- and reader feedback
suggests he's right in advocating more enlightened editorial
and advertising applications of the format.
Apple's iTunes Music Store addresses one of the shortcomings of downloaded music by offering a PDF-based booklet containing liner notes (and more) with U2's recently released 446-song "digital boxset" collection.
Amazon.com is currently accepting pre-orders for full
versions of and upgrades to the Acrobat 7 product family,
noting that the product will be released on December 29.
A liberal editorial cartoonist singled out the Portable
Document Format (PDF) and the free Adobe Reader in a recent
comic strip that referenced newspaper coverage of a recent
government report suggesting the U.S. has failed to
adequately explain its policies to the Muslim world.