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Archive: Collaboration & Exchange

Upstartle adds PDF support to web-based document editor

Dan Shea

Silicon Valley-based Upstartle has announced the latest round of new features in its web-based, collaborative document editor. Entitled Writely, the product is currently in a free, public beta phase, but will ultimately be offered as a commercial service. The exciting part for Planet PDF readers, however, is the addition of PDF support.

Enterprise & Government   December 14, 2005

Adobe completes Macromedia acquisition

Dan Shea

Adobe has announced the completion of its acquisition of Macromedia, Inc. The stock-based transaction was formally finalized on December 3, and as a result, shares of Macromedia common stock were converted for the right to receive 1.38 shares of Adobe common stock.

Enterprise & Government   December 07, 2005

Bluebeam Revu for PDF released

Dan Shea

Bluebeam Software has just released a PDF viewing and markup application designed for AEC firms. Along with existing desktop products Pushbutton Plus and Bluebeam Lite, Bluebeam Revu for PDF forms a complete solution for the creation of PDF files from CAD, viewing of large format PDF files and easy markup of PDF designs.

Creative & Print   November 30, 2005

PDF Forum for Print Production in Miami

Dan Shea

XPLOR has announced that it will be running its inaugural PDF FORUM for Print Production in Florida's Miami Beach Convention Center. Swiss expert Stephan Jaeggi, well known for his extensive knowledge of PDF prepress, will chair the PDF FORUM.

Creative & Print   November 16, 2005

SwiftView Pro released

Dan Shea

SwiftView, Inc. has released SwiftView Pro, an enhanced version of the existing SwiftView PCL viewer. The product's enhanced rendering quality and PCL color support is also available in the latest release of SwiftConvert, which enables automated batch conversion to PDF.

Creative & Print   November 16, 2005

Kaon launches 3D PDF solution

Dan Shea

Maynard, Massachusetts-based Kaon Interactive has announced its induction into the Adobe Solutions Network (ASN) and the immediate availability of Kaon 3D PDF, a solution that brings 3D interactivity to sales and marketing documents in PDF.

Creative & Print   November 02, 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

Essential Taceo released

Dan Shea

Bellevue, Washington-based Essential Security Software has released Essential Taceo -- an email and document security small business rights management (SBRM) solution. Features include the ability to encrypt around 30 distinct file types -- including PDF, of course -- by dragging and dropping the files into email messages.

Enterprise & Government   October 27, 2005

Adobe releases v7.05 patches for Reader, Acrobat

Dan Shea

Adobe has released an update patch for Acrobat and Reader that adds Mac OS 10.4 "Tiger" support and a handful of new features which presumably didn't make it into the original Acrobat 7.0 release. The update fixes a compatibility issue with Quicktime 7 on the Mac platform, adding support for Firefox 1.0 and Mozilla 1.7 browsers. The update will also allow for the entry and display of Hebrew, Thai and Vietnamese text.

Enterprise & Government   October 19, 2005

CADopia releases CADopia 6 software

Dan Shea

CADopia, a developer and distributor of products based on the OpenDesign and IntelliCAD technology, announced that CADopia 6 is now shipping. The new product adds the ability to export drawings as PDF or DWF files, along with an assortment of other features.

Creative & Print   October 19, 2005

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