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Archive: Editing & Publishing

Visual Technology Services rolls out updated PDF3D

Nettie Hartsock

Visual Technology Services has upgraded its PDF3D technology adding dynamic 3D labels for easier model annotation as well as enabling scenes to include novel 3D TrueType annotation labels and variable transparent textures.

Creative & Print   January 24, 2008

Recosoft Announces PDF2Office Personal 4.0 for Mac Users

Nettie Hartsock

Japan-based Recosoft Corporation has announced the release of PDF2Office Personal 4.0 for Mac OS X. The release features significant upgrades for users including Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard support.

Enterprise & Government   January 16, 2008

Apago Announces PDF Shrink 4.2

Nettie Hartsock

Apago has rolled out PDF Shrink 4.2 at this year’s MacWorld Conference and Expo where the company is showcasing the utility for shrinking PDF file sizes.

Enterprise & Government   January 16, 2008

This week in PDF: Updates and price-cuts for the new year

Dan Shea

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.

Enterprise & Government   January 15, 2008

Ubiquitous PDF: Making up for lost Times

Dan Shea

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.

Enterprise & Government   January 15, 2008

Nifty tool for saving photos as PDFs

Nettie Hartsock

Over the holidays most of us probably gathered a stellar number of photos that we’d love to turn into PDFs. But what tool might one use to do this?

Creative & Print   January 10, 2008

This week in PDF: While we were sleeping...

Dan Shea

Since last time, DocsCorp has updated its flagship product, Windjack has updated its product range for compatibility and PIA/GATF has released a digital benchmarking tool.

Enterprise & Government   January 10, 2008

PDF-to-InDesign conversion tool updated

Dan Shea

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.

Creative & Print   December 20, 2007

CVista PdfCompressor 4.0 released

Dan Shea

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.

Enterprise & Government   December 20, 2007

Drawloop introduces LOOP to PDF for iGoogle

Dan Shea

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.

Enterprise & Government   December 13, 2007

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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.