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Archive: Doc-Management & Workflow

This week in PDF: Standard killer

Dan Shea

As Microsoft's "PDF-killer" hurtles towards standardization, this week in PDF sees the release of various products to convert PDF documents into more readily editable formats and an update to an established PDF routing solution.

Creative & Print   October 19, 2006

Karl's Corner: Bodyblow, bodyblow - XPS versus PDF

Karl De Abrew

The latest rumblings and ramblings from BinaryThing CEO Karl De Abrew. This week, Karl talks about Microsoft's push to standardize its XML Paper Specification (XPS).

Creative & Print   October 19, 2006

PDF Central Conference brings PDF to the Midwest

Dan Shea

One region of the US that has seen a notable dearth of PDF-centric events has been the Midwest. Well, until November 6, that is, when pre-conference sessions for the inaugural Adobe Acrobat PDF Central Conference will commence. The conference proper will then kick off on November 7 with an Adobe keynote.

Enterprise & Government   October 04, 2006

The wait is over: Acrobat 8 family announced

Dan Shea

Ending months of speculation, Adobe has today announced its Acrobat 8 Family product line. In addition to several user interface tweaks designed to streamline popular features, the new version incorporates Web conferencing, thanks to the Breeze technology acquired with Macromedia.

Enterprise & Government   September 18, 2006

Adobe v Microsoft: The Next Move

Richard Crocker

Microsoft has just made its first PDF creation product available free for download from its web site, making good on its promise months ago to give the tools away. If you remember our original story, after much wrangling with Adobe, Microsoft backed down on providing the functionality inside its Microsoft Office 2007 range of products. Instead, it announced it would give them away free via download to any Microsoft Office 2007 user. Adobe had wanted Microsoft to charge for the software.

Enterprise & Government   September 08, 2006

This week in PDF: Change is as good as a holiday

Dan Shea

As a couch-jumping dynamo bids a not-so-fond adieu to his home studio of 14 years in Hollywood, the PDF world keeps moving apace. This week in PDF sees the release of a freeware PDF viewer, a new piece of PDF creation and conversion software and the launch of a new online mail merge to PDF service.

Enterprise & Government   August 30, 2006

This week in PDF: Slim those PDFs!

Dan Shea

The Californian power grid sputters and groans under the increased load as the mercury soars, and efficiency is the flavor of the week. Luckily, this week in PDF sees the release of some tools to help with just that, as Apago upgrades it's PDF compression software and UNIVERSE Software releases a new version of its PDF solution.

Enterprise & Government   July 26, 2006

This week in PDF: Optimization the order of the day

Dan Shea

This week in PDF sees a pair of PDF print-related upgrades, with an updated PDF Library and a PDF compression tool to round out the week.

Enterprise & Government   July 13, 2006

Absolute PDF Server Competition Winner Announced

Robert Milne

We've randomly selected and notified the sole winner of our recent collaborative promotion with to give one lucky Planet PDF enthusiast a license of the world's first server-based PDF extraction and creation software -'s Absolute PDF Server

Enterprise & Government   July 04, 2006

This week in PDF: Franciscan slip highlights need to "beef up" security

Dan Shea

This week in PDF sees another PDF censorship gaffe, while PDF support is added to a password-recovery tool and ARTS PDF updates its PDF creation and manipulation suite. Also this week, Planet PDF is proud to announce the latest crop of winners in its book promotion.

Enterprise & Government   June 29, 2006

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