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Archive: Development

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

PDFTextStream Upgraded, v1.4 extracts PDF form content

Dan Shea

Snowtide Informatics Systems, Inc. has this week announced an update to its PDF content extraction library for Java applications and web services. Version 1.4 expands PDFTextStream's Pure Java API to include support for extracting PDF form data, enhances performance, and introduces an expanded PDF document model.

Developer   November 23, 2005

PDF Conference closes with a drumroll...

Dan Shea

Another PDF Conference is over, and it's time to look at what we've learned. Positive changes include a stronger practical focus in the seminar program and the new expo structure, which resulted in far less down-time in the exhibit hall. The show ended on a high note with the conference's grand prize draw.

Enterprise & Government   September 27, 2005

PDF Conference opens strongly

Dan Shea

A virtual stone's throw from Washington DC's halls of power, the tenth PDF Conference produced by Carl Young today kicked off in earnest. Arlington, Virginia's Hilton Crystal City this week played host to delegates from businesses hungry for knowledge or solutions, with presenters and exhibiting vendors more than happy to provide both.

Enterprise & Government   September 26, 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

Apago launches Cluster Workflow

Dan Shea

Earlier this week, Apago Inc. announced the release of Cluster Workflow, a solution for creating reliable and highly scalable workflows for prepress, magazine and newspaper publishers, and printers.

Creative & Print   September 14, 2005

Global Graphics releases Jaws PDF Server 4.0

Dan Shea

Global Graphics has released version 4.0 of its server-based software solution that allows for the creation of automated PDF workflows that manage the conversion of users' documents into PDF files for corporate file sharing.

Enterprise & Government   September 14, 2005

Adobe updates LiveCycle server offerings

Dan Shea

Adobe announced today significant enhancements to its Adobe LiveCycle server platform. The update means that LiveCycle now delivers visual assembly of process automation applications without the need for programming and Business Activity Monitoring (BAM) for visibility into business processes and the ability to integrate data from two-dimensional (2D) barcoded forms for paper-to-electronic automation.

Enterprise & Government   September 07, 2005

I.R.I.S. releases IRISPdf 4.0

Dan Shea

Image Recognition Integrated Systems (I.R.I.S.) has released an update to its Optical Character Recognition (OCR) production solution. IRISPdf 4.0 boasts new features such as high-speed OCR, multiple output formats, image compression, simplified network configuration and integration and support for Dualstream Images.

Enterprise & Government   August 17, 2005

Big Faceless Organization announces PDF Library 2.4.3

Dan Shea

Big Faceless Organization (BFO) has announced version 2.4.3 of its PDF Library. The new offering now supports XFA forms, Acrobat 7 encryption, PDF417 and QR Code barcodes.

Developer   August 03, 2005

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