This week in PDF, we note that Adobe has reduced the price of its premium Acrobat desktop software, Bluebeam has announced a major update to its flagship product and PDF Tools has updated its 3-Heights PDF programming tools.
The New York Times (NYT) has released all of its public-domain articles from 1851-1922 as image-based PDF documents. The collection, which includes all 11 million articles from 1851-1980, is currently available, free-of-charge from the NYT web site.
Recosoft Corporation, the developer of the PDF2Office family of products, has released a updated its PDF-to-InDesign conversion utility. PDF2ID v1.1 improves conversions and is fully compliant with Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard. Additional enhancements have been made to both Macintosh and Windows versions to maximize PDF content reuse capabilities within InDesign.
Forest Hills, New York-based CVISION Technologies has announced the release of its PDF compression and OCR (Optical Character Recognition) tool. Improvements in CVista PdfCompressor 4.0 include enhanced OCR recognition accuracy, compression quality and speed.
Irvine, California-based Drawloop has released a new Google Gadget for converting files into PDF documents. LOOP to PDF combines the iGoogle's user-defined homepages with Drawloop's free online document service, making it easy to convert files to PDF.
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.