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Archive: Editing & Publishing

This week in PDF: Competition and conversion...

Dan Shea

Server-side conversion to our favorite format seems to be the flavor of the week, with RealObjects, CambridgeDocs and Bluebeam Software all getting into the act. In other news, Adobe honcho unsurprisingly plays down the threats to Adobe's PDF-based revenue posed by competitive products and UNIVERSE Software offers a solution to the PDF equivalent of losing your keys.

Enterprise & Government   May 11, 2006

This week in PDF: Resistance is futile...

Dan Shea

This week in PDF, FTA jumps on the Ghent PDF Workgroup (GWG) bandwagon, Prepress Training Solution (PTS) adds online training for Enfocus's PDF creation tool, and Adobe's Q2 revenue set to slip due to lower-than-expected Spring demand.

Creative & Print   May 04, 2006

Planet PDF team gears up for Adobe Acrobat & PDF Conference

Dan Shea

In a few short weeks, delegates from around the US and the world will converge on Disney's Coronado Springs Resort in Orlando, Florida to hawk their PDF-related wares, educate and be educated at AGI's annual PDF love-in (AKA The Adobe Acrobat & PDF Conference). The event is becoming an important fixture in the event calendars of many PDF professionals, and Planet PDF will again be a media sponsor and active participant in the show.

Enterprise & Government   May 04, 2006

This week in PDF: Jaws PDF Editor 3 released

Dan Shea

This week in PDF, the column looks at major updates to the PDF viewer that looks like a Windows app but sounds like a killer shark and a conversion utility that allows users to open PDF files in Microsoft Office along with the release of a new tool that should make exporting to PDF that much easier.

Enterprise & Government   April 27, 2006

PDF Tools AG updates 3-Heights range, announces PDF/A compliance

Dan Shea

PDF Tools AG has announced the release of new product 3-Heights PDF Validator and the PDF/A compliance of its 3-Heights Image to PDF Converter. The PDF Validator verifies whether PDF documents conform to a specific version of PDF or to the new international standard for long-term electronic archiving: PDF/A.

Enterprise & Government   April 27, 2006

This week in PDF: CanOpener sesame!

Dan Shea

This week in PDF sees the release of an updated Acrobat plug-in to look "under the hood" of PDF files, a heavy-duty application for bringing PDF into the third dimension, and Adobe adds a feature to its online PDF creation service.

Enterprise & Government   April 20, 2006

This week in PDF: Pact and ready TerraGo

Dan Shea

This week in PDF, the ink dries on a pair of technology partnership pacts, Intergraph provides some direction for cartographers, and ceTe Software .NETs an update to its PDF creation widget. If that weren't enough, the busy folks at LinkTek have delivered a new link repair solution while the masters of the UNIVERSE (Software, that is) have added Acrobat 7 compatibility to that company's password-recovery software.

Enterprise & Government   April 13, 2006

This week in PDF: I spy...

Dan Shea

I spy with my little eye... PDF newsbits galore! This week in PDF was a big one, with IPEX in Birmingham generating a lot of news, a pair of announcements about April's pending Adobe Acrobat & PDF Conference in Orlando and an update to MetaViewSoft's free PDF viewer for mobile devices.

Creative & Print   April 06, 2006

This week in PDF: Home sweet home

Dan Shea

This week in PDF, we cover tidbits from the Enfocus Retreat, the rush towards compliance, a PDF-to-CAD conversion tool and PixelPlanet's ten-year anniversary.

Enterprise & Government   March 30, 2006

This week in PDF: From Georgia's First City

Dan Shea

This week's column comes to you from beautiful Savannah, GA. In PDF news, Universe Software aims to provide a cure to the headache of backward compatibility and PTS gets a facelift that is more than skin-deep.

Creative & Print   March 22, 2006

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