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Archive: Development

Appligent releases PDF Foundry

Dan Shea

Appligent recently announced the release of a server-based application that allows the creation of PDF from PostScript and TIFF data streams. In addition to its PDF creation capabilities, PDF Foundry can correct malformed PDF or add encryption and document information to existing PDF files.

Developer   July 27, 2005

Pre- and post-event workshops announced for Fall PDF Conference

Dan Shea

PDF Conference and Carl Young Training Associates (CYTA) have teamed up to bring a robust offering of pre- and post-event workshops to the PDF Conference this Fall. The conference, which will run from September 26-27 in the Washington, DC area, will be bracketed by a program of workshops run by PDF gurus from around the globe.

Enterprise & Government   July 15, 2005

PDFlib releases new text extraction package

Dan Shea

PDFlib Text Extraction Toolkit (TET) extracts text from PDF documents, converting it to Unicode strings while preserving font and glyph information. The toolkit is currently available as a library, component and a command-line tool.

Developer   July 06, 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

Best of Planet PDF 2 released

Dan Shea

Planet PDF has just released the second edition of its annual "Best bits" compilation. The free Best of Planet PDF publication contains Planet PDF's biggest articles from 2004. Volume 2 is 83 pages full of select Planet PDF news features, tips, interviews, product information and more that was published at Planet PDF during 2004.

Enterprise & Government   June 15, 2005

FormRouter, Adobe join forces to offer low-cost Reader Extensions service

Dan Shea

FormRouter announced last week announced a new subscription pricing schedule for its LiveCycle Reader Extensions Service. The service allows subscribing organizations to deploy individual PDF forms with advanced usage rights such as digital signatures functionality and the ability to fill and save them offline.

Enterprise & Government   June 15, 2005

A pair of awards for activePDF Toolkit

Dan Shea

activePDF has had a great month. The prominent provider of PDF server and development tools has announced two industry awards for its activePDF Toolkit 4.0 product -- the highly-coveted Reader's Choice Award in Visual Studio Magazine's "PDF Tools" category and the 2005 Codie Award for Best Software Component.

Developer   June 01, 2005

Big Faceless PDF Library version 2.4 released

Dan Shea

The Big Faceless Organization (BFO), a global provider of Java reporting solutions, has just released the latest version of its PDF library. The Big Faceless PDF Library version 2.4 offers non-technical users the ability to add additional signatures to digitally signed documents without invalidating the original signature. More at Planet PDF.

Developer   May 05, 2005

Appligent updates server-based tool for signing PDFs

Appligent has announced the introduction of SecurSign 3.0, a server-based application for signing PDF documents that now supports placing signature fields directly into documents.

Enterprise & Government   April 27, 2005

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