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Archive: Editing & Publishing

QuadriSpace launches 3D authoring tool for PDF

Dan Shea

QuadriSpace has launched a 3D desktop publishing packages for creating interactive PDF files that include 3D objects. Using the new application, entitled Document3D, creators do not need JavaScript programming or other intermediate translators to create interactive 3D files, and can import 3D CAD files directly into PDF documents, create exploded views, capture product information and create step-by-step instructions.

Creative & Print   August 24, 2005

I.R.I.S. releases IRISPdf 4.0

Dan Shea

Image Recognition Integrated Systems (I.R.I.S.) has released an update to its Optical Character Recognition (OCR) production solution. IRISPdf 4.0 boasts new features such as high-speed OCR, multiple output formats, image compression, simplified network configuration and integration and support for Dualstream Images.

Enterprise & Government   August 17, 2005

ARTS PDF releases Crackerjack 5.1

Dan Shea

ARTS PDF has released an update to its popular ARTS PDF Crackerjack software. The software vendor has called Crackerjack 5.1 its biggest ever dot release, and the new version adds support for image editing and imposition. For the initiated, imposition refers to the shuffling of pages so that they will appear in the correct order when printed and bound.

Creative & Print   August 10, 2005

Software602 releases Print2PDF 5.0 Server Edition

Dan Shea

Software602 has released a server-based PDF creation tool that boasts a redesigned GUI and allows for one-click PDF creation. Print2PDF 5.0 Server Edition allows network users to assemble PDF documents from multiple sources and apply digital signatures. The new version even supports all 128-bit RC4 PDF security permissions, including low-resolution printing and text access for screen-reading devices.

Enterprise & Government   August 10, 2005

Quite Software releases Quite Imposing Plus 2.0

Dan Shea

Lochawe, Scotland-based developer Quite Software has announced the release of version 2.0 of its well-known desktop imposition product. Quite Imposing Plus 2.0 offers a swag of new features, including support for Acrobat 7 on Windows and Mac, the use of XML to describe imposition tasks, Bates Stamping, n-up centering and PDF/X.

Creative & Print   August 03, 2005

Ubiquitous PDF: Paper craft motorbikes and rare animals for free download

Dan Shea

Yamaha Motors currently offers paper craft models of its most popular motorcycles and various rare animals from around the globe. Paper craft models are designs that, when printed, cut and folded correctly, closely resemble those of the subjects down to typical coat markings or paint jobs!

Enterprise & Government   August 03, 2005

Appligent releases PDF Foundry

Dan Shea

Appligent recently announced the release of a server-based application that allows the creation of PDF from PostScript and TIFF data streams. In addition to its PDF creation capabilities, PDF Foundry can correct malformed PDF or add encryption and document information to existing PDF files.

Developer   July 27, 2005

Pre- and post-event workshops announced for Fall PDF Conference

Dan Shea

PDF Conference and Carl Young Training Associates (CYTA) have teamed up to bring a robust offering of pre- and post-event workshops to the PDF Conference this Fall. The conference, which will run from September 26-27 in the Washington, DC area, will be bracketed by a program of workshops run by PDF gurus from around the globe.

Enterprise & Government   July 15, 2005

PDF Webinars to offer Section 508 clinic

Dan Shea

PDF Webinars has announced that it will be running a Section 508 clinic in early August. The two-part clinic targets U.S. Federal Government agencies who need to produce Section 508-compliant PDFs and private sector companies and contractors who work with U.S. Federal agencies. Attendees will learn how to best use new tools in Acrobat 7 to make legacy PDFs accessible, and will cover strategies for making accessible forms from scratch.

Enterprise & Government   July 15, 2005

Markzware releases FlightCheck Workflow 2.0

Dan Shea

Markzware has now released version 2.0 of its preflight toolkit, FlightCheck Workflow. The updated product adds new support for Adobe FrameMaker, Microsoft Word, Publisher and Powerpoint.

Creative & Print   July 13, 2005

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