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Archive: Doc-Management & Workflow

This week in PDF: OCR, GWG and a virus alert

Dan Shea

This week in PDF sees the release of PrimeOCR 4.2, which offers improved PDF-processing performance, as another new member joins the Ghent PDF Workgroup and a time-bomb worm due to activate on Friday that will affect PDF and other documents.

Enterprise & Government   February 01, 2006

This week in PDF: PDF/A, 3D and ASCII, oh my!

Dan Shea

This week in PDF sees the release of several new plug-ins that add functionality to the brand-new Acrobat 3D, the foundation of a PDF/A resource center by a pair of Swiss and German companies and news regarding the continued integration of Enfocus Software and its parent, Artwork Systems. To top off a bumper week for PDF news, absolutePDF has released a new Freeware application for the conversion of ASCII text to PDF.

Creative & Print   January 25, 2006

Enfocus announces PitStop Professional 7

Dan Shea

Enfocus Software has announced that it will launch a major update to its flagship product, PitStop Professional, at the IPEX show in Birmingham. According to Enfocus, the updates PitStop Professional version 7 focus on productivity and usability. At the same show, Enfocus will also unveil PitStop Automate, a task-based production automation tool aimed at design studios, ad agencies, printers and publishers.

Creative & Print   January 25, 2006

Ubiquitous PDF: Cellphones as scanners

Dan Shea

Ever wished you could simply scan and send whiteboard notes without having to worry about re-typing them? Courtesy of an online service from scanR, it seems that is now possible to do just that using nothing but a camera phone. Images sent to the service are then forwarded as PDF files via email or fax, fixing alignment issues and cleaning up background noise en route.

Enterprise & Government   January 18, 2006

TallApplications introduces VisualMerge

Dan Shea

TallApplications has announced the release of VisualMerge. The new product enables users to create personalized mailings using PDF forms as templates and supports some of the most common mail merge scenarios, from simple letter mailings to personalized advertisements.

Enterprise & Government   January 18, 2006

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

DSI releases Reflow Optimization Service for PDF

Dan Shea

Document Solutions, Inc. (DSI), has announed the immediate availability of Reflow Optimization Services for PDF. While there is a Reflow function available in Adobe Acrobat Professional, this alone is only reliable for relatively simple documents.

Enterprise & Government   December 06, 2005

APSplit Desktop Edition released

Dan Shea

Appligent, Inc. has announced the release of APSplit Desktop Edition, a standalone application for preparing PDF files to meet the document size requirements imposed by the courts and other government institutions on electronic filing submissions. Because it is based on Appligent's SPDF libraries, APSplit DE runs independently as a desktop application rather than as a plug-in for Adobe Acrobat.

Enterprise & Government   November 23, 2005

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

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