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Archive: Editing & Publishing

Wondershare PDF Editor and PDF Converter now supports OCR

Karl De Abrew

Wondershare Software has announced new versions of PDF Editor Pro and PDF Converter Pro, its popular PDF editing and conversion utilities. The latest versions feature advanced Optical Character Recognition (OCR) technology for scanning paper-based documents into PDF. The new OCR technology can be used to recognize characters from 17 different languages.

Enterprise & Government   July 18, 2011

This week in PDF: iPads and PDF to save pilots from back-ache?

Dan Shea

This week in PDF has seen updates to a specialized PDF viewer for aeronautical charts, a digital signature application, and a .NET component for the creation and manipulation of PDF documents.

Enterprise & Government   July 17, 2011

Ubiquitous PDF: Guide to making "realistic" PDF books

Dan Shea

Joel Friedlander has posted an article at about making good PDF books. As he points out, the PDF version of a book is important at every stage of the production workflow. It can be used for proofing, printing, eBook conversion, archiving and retailing. Friedlander's article gives readers a few tips about how to produce PDF books that look like their paper equivalents.

Enterprise & Government   July 15, 2011

This week in PDF: Bluebeam patents Compare Documents feature

Dan Shea

This week in PDF, a patent has been granted, while the latest version of an established document management product can now handle encrypted PDF documents.

Enterprise & Government   July 12, 2011

callas releases an improved pdfToolbox 5

Rowan Hanna

callas software has announced a new maintenance release of callas pdfToolbox, its PDF preflight and correction software. The new version of callas pdfToolbox 5 is packed with improvements and fixes to known-problems with page sizes, page orientation and bleed.

Enterprise & Government   July 04, 2011

Assorted newsbits: A freebie, an update and a PDF-HTML5 converter

Dan Shea

This article covers a pair of announcements from ARTS PDF; meanwhile, a new PDF-to-HTML5 conversion product from IDRsolutions commences its (invitation-only) public beta.

Enterprise & Government   June 30, 2011

Thomson Reuters EndNote now supports PDF annotations

Karl De Abrew

Thomson Reuters has released a major upgrade to Thomson Reuters EndNote for Windows, its bibliographic management and publishing solution. The new EndNote X5 now allows researchers, librarians and students to view and annotate PDFs. In addition to PDF annotations, EndNote X5 includes several new and improved features to help users save valuable time managing their reference collections.

Enterprise & Government   June 20, 2011

PDF Expert 2.5 for signing the PDFs on iPad

Rowan Hanna

Readdle has announced a new version of PDF Expert 2.5 for iPad. PDF Expert allows users to read and annotate PDF documents, highlight text, write notes and draw. The update adds the ability to sign PDF-based agreements and contracts on the iPad. It also supports signature fields in PDF forms.

Enterprise & Government   June 10, 2011

Lepide introduces new PDF to Word tool

Rowan Hanna

Lepide Software has announced the launch of Kernel for PDF to Word, its new PDF to Word conversion software. The new Kernel for PDF to Word is designed for day-to-day PDF conversion and modification, and does not require a separate PDF editing tool.

Enterprise & Government   June 04, 2011

Debenu releases Quick PDF Library 7.25

Dan Shea

Debenu, the company behind both Planet PDF and leading Acrobat plug-in developer, ARTS PDF, has released version 7.25 of its stand-alone PDF Library. Quick PDF Library 7.25 boasts a number of new features and improvements, including significant enhancements to the rendering engine that improve its handling of malformed PDF files.

Developer   June 03, 2011

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Adding a PDF Stamp Comment

OK, so you want to stamp your document. Maybe you need to give reviewers some advice about the document's status or sensitivity. This tip from author Ted Padova demonstrates how to add stamps with the Stamp Tool along with related comments.