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Archive: Editing & Publishing

Ubiquitous PDF Tool: PDF Ripper

Nettie Hartsock

If you're wondering how to extract images, text, charts, formulas, and vector drawings from Adobe PDF files, then this tool is for you.

Enterprise & Government   May 20, 2010

Ubiquitous PDF: Order custom printed or PDF books from Wikipedia

Dan Shea

According to Jolie O'Dell's post at, it is now possible to build and order custom (PDF or hard copy) books from Wikipedia. As O'Dell notes, "Because of the way Wikipedia's images and copy are licensed, they're free for anyone to access, use and share in this way."

Enterprise & Government   May 13, 2010

callas pdfaPilot 2.2 adds OpenOffice-to-PDF conversion

Dan Shea

callas software has announced the release of pdfaPilot 2.2. The new version of the PDF/A creation tool adds support for converting OpenOffice documents into PDF/A.

Enterprise & Government   May 13, 2010

Solid Documents announces Solid PDF to Word for Mac

Dan Shea

Solid Documents has announced the release of Solid PDF to Word for Mac.

Enterprise & Government   May 05, 2010

ABBYY announces new OCR SDK for Linux

Dan Shea

ABBYY has announced the availability of ABBYY FineReader Engine 9.0 for Linux, a robust software development kit (SDK) to integrate ABBYY optical character recognition (OCR), barcode recognition, and PDF conversion technologies into Linux-based applications.

Developer   April 22, 2010

This week in PDF: A pair of developer products released

Dan Shea

This week in PDF has seen PDF features added to a developer toolkit, along with the launch of an enterprise-class PDF accessibility solution, and the release of a new developer tool for converting CAD data into 3D PDF documents.

Developer   April 15, 2010

callas software develops module for LuraTech's document conversion platform

Dan Shea

LuraTech has announced that callas software GmbH is the first third-party developer to create a module for LuraTech's DocYard platform. The callas pdfaPilot 2 module enables users to seamlessly integrate the ability to convert digital file formats into PDF/A into the workflows created with DocYard, a flexible software platform that enables organizations to build their own production-level document conversion and capture environments.

Enterprise & Government   April 15, 2010

Apago releases PDF Enhancer 3.5

Nettie Hartsock

Apago has announced the release of PDF Enhancer 3.5.

Enterprise & Government   April 08, 2010 releases PDF OCR 3.2

Nettie Hartsock has announced the release of PDF OCR 3.2, an updated release of its OCR conversion software, which provides instant recognition of characters and converts to text without the need for typing.

Developer   April 01, 2010

This week in PDF: iPhone app adds PDF scanning and copying

Dan Shea

This week in PDF has seen an update to an established suite of PDF tools and the addition of scan-to-PDF functionality to an iPhone app.

Enterprise & Government   April 01, 2010

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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.