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Archive: Editing & Publishing

Editorial cartoonist links PDF to U.S.-Muslim misunderstandings

Kurt Foss

A liberal editorial cartoonist singled out the Portable Document Format (PDF) and the free Adobe Reader in a recent comic strip that referenced newspaper coverage of a recent government report suggesting the U.S. has failed to adequately explain its policies to the Muslim world.

Creative & Print   December 01, 2004

ARTS PDF launches Stratify for PDF layer creation, control

ARTS PDF recently announced the release of Stratify, a plug-in for creating, inserting, editing and controlling PDF layers in Acrobat.

Creative & Print   November 23, 2004

Ubiquitous PDF: Princess Cruises debuts interactive, PDF-based eBrochures

Kurt Foss

Princess Cruises has launched what it's proclaiming as the industry's first-ever "interactive eBrochures," with the first PDF-based edition highlighting its Alaska 2005 tours.

Creative & Print   November 23, 2004

Free Acumen Journal newsletter for November 2004

The current issue of John Deubert's free monthly newsletter features articles on "JavaScript: Creating a Nagware PDF Document, Part 2" for Acrobat users and "Using EPS Files in Handwritten PostScript Code" for PostScript techies.

Creative & Print   November 22, 2004

Adobe Acrobat 7 Feature

Kurt Foss

With the shortest Acrobat product cycle in company history, Adobe Systems today announced the forthcoming release of its Acrobat 7 lineup of Portable Document Format (PDF)-oriented products. They are slated to begin shipping by the end of 2004, according to the company; Acrobat 6 shipped in mid-2003. Acrobat has more typically been on an 18-month product cycle. Planet PDF is developing a range of articles to showcase the next version of Acrobat and the free Adobe Reader, including a variety of new and enhanced features. Check back soon for further details.

Enterprise & Government   November 15, 2004

Acrobat 1.0 vet Pam Deziel back at Adobe for Acrobat 7 launch

Kurt Foss

On the eve of Adobe's announcement of Acrobat 7, Planet PDF talked with Pam Deziel, Director of Marketing for Acrobat on the desktop, about a few of the new and enhanced features in the product family and about her history with the company -- and particularly her decade-old involvement with PDF. Deziel was a member of the Acrobat team from versions 1.0 to 3.0, then returned as plans were taking shape for the just-announced version that is due to begin shipping in late 2004.

Enterprise & Government   November 15, 2004

Promotional contest for PDF Print Production Guide, 2nd Edition

In collaboration with GATF Press, we're hosting a promotional contest to give away during the next month eight copies of the "PDF Print Production Guide, Second Edition," by Joseph Marin and Julie Shaffer of GATF. The updated book covers PDF and production workflow solutions, Acrobat 6, Mac OS X, print-related PDF plug-ins, and an introduction to PDF forms.

Creative & Print   November 09, 2004

TOC: PDF Print Production Guide, 2nd Edition

Browse the Table of Contents for the "PDF Print Production Guide, Second Edition," by Joseph Marin and Julie Shaffer of GATF, and download an excerpt from the recently updated book.

Creative & Print   November 09, 2004

Ubiquitous PDF: Election Keepsakes - Newspaper Front Pages

Kurt Foss

The Newseum -- an Interactive Museum of News -- features an online exhibit titled "Today's Front Pages" that each day features PDF versions of the respective 'Page 1' from more than 300 newspapers from around the world. Headlines and coverage of the outcome of the recent U.S. presidential election will be available on the site November 4, following the delayed vote count and subsequent concession.

Creative & Print   November 03, 2004

Bluebeam Software, Autodesk enhance AutoCAD file-sharing

Autodesk and Bluebeam Software are developing joint solutions to enable AutoCAD users to more easily convert AutoCAD drawings into DWF (Design Web Format) digital files.

Enterprise & Government   October 27, 2004

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