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Archive: Editing & Publishing

This week in PDF: Standards and releases? Ides like to see that!

Dan Shea

The ides of March bode better for the PDF world than perhaps they once did for Shakespeare's favorite Julius (Caesar, that is). Standardization and conversion are in the air, with FESPA, Artwork Systems, Bamboo Solutions and CambridgeDocs all in the news this week.

Enterprise & Government   March 15, 2006

This week in PDF: Spring is sprung

Dan Shea

Spring is a time for new beginnings, and this year, there have been a few. This week, a former Time, Inc. production workflow expert takes a position at Enfocus, Abolix revises its PDF print driver, callas spawns a spin-off and Google compares itself to dental hygiene.

Enterprise & Government   March 09, 2006

This week in PDF: Interesting times

Dan Shea

Although the week has been relatively quiet for PDF news, luckily, there's always something going on. This week's column talks about PDF redaction, an application for 3D PDF creation and a little-known festival that can take place in the privacy of your own PC or mobile device.

Enterprise & Government   February 21, 2006

Ubiquitous PDF: The writing is on the wall

Dan Shea

A PDF-savvy poster known as "saul" has created large-format wall hangings from several classic, public-domain texts. Not only this, but he has provided step-by-step instructions on how users can create their own.

Enterprise & Government   February 15, 2006

National Cancer Institute treads Highwire for customized reporting

Dan Shea

Corda Technologies has announced that its web page to PDF conversion tool has been used by the National Cancer Institute (NCI) to allow interested parties create customized versions of its biennial Cancer Trends Progress Report. Highwire can be used to quickly transform HTML Web pages into PDF documents. The product can also reformat documents during the conversion process, allowing for a more natural fit on the printed page.

Enterprise & Government   February 15, 2006

This week in PDF: Updates and executives

Dan Shea

This week in PDF, we see some new additions to the crowded PDF creation field, updates to Acrobat and Reader in the wake of Acrobat 3D's recent release and a personnel move by PDF security vendor Vitrium Systems.

Enterprise & Government   February 15, 2006

This week in PDF: Please release me!

Dan Shea

This week in PDF sees releases and updates galore, with SDKs, standalone applications and a developer library all represented. Big Faceless Organizations, security specialists and the extraction of vital information in this exciting installment.

Enterprise & Government   February 08, 2006

Ubiquitous PDF: Scrub documents the NSA way!

Dan Shea

According to a post on Boing Boing, Steve Aftergood of the Federation of American Scientists (FAS) has posted the US National Security Agency's guide to sanitizing Word and PDF documents.

Enterprise & Government   February 01, 2006

Adobe Acrobat & PDF Conference 2006 announced

Dan Shea

AGI Training has announced that its Adobe Acrobat & PDF Conference will return to Disney's Coronado Springs Resort in Orlando, Florida for 2006. The conference proper will be held from May 17-18, and a key topic of discussion will be the future direction of the PDF format after 2005's blockbuster merger between Adobe and Macromedia.

Enterprise & Government   February 01, 2006

This week in PDF: PDF/A, 3D and ASCII, oh my!

Dan Shea

This week in PDF sees the release of several new plug-ins that add functionality to the brand-new Acrobat 3D, the foundation of a PDF/A resource center by a pair of Swiss and German companies and news regarding the continued integration of Enfocus Software and its parent, Artwork Systems. To top off a bumper week for PDF news, absolutePDF has released a new Freeware application for the conversion of ASCII text to PDF.

Creative & Print   January 25, 2006

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