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Archive: Forms & FDF

Day Two at the Orlando PDF Conference

Karl De Abrew

First up, with regard to the wild rumors that I'd discussed yesterday, well, it seems that these were indeed just that. I'd heard on the grapevine that Adobe was planning to remove support for AcroForms in preference for Adobe Designer in an upcoming version of Acrobat and, although initial Adobe reps were unwilling to either confirm or deny this wild speculation, Adobe Acrobat Group Product Manager Rick Brown categorically dispelled the rumor and stated that not only will AcroForms be fully functional, but that you'll also be able to create them from within Acrobat as well.

Enterprise & Government   May 18, 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

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: 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

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: Forms, (standards) bodies and Miami heat

Dan Shea

Welcome to the first edition of "This week in PDF," a new weekly column designed to give a quick overview of major developments in and around the PDF space. This week sees a new release of Jaws PDF Creator 4.0 for the Mac, while the Ghent PDF Workgroup takes center stage in Miami and an online HTML form processor adds PDF support.

Creative & Print   January 18, 2006

FormRouter announces new pricing for Reader-enabling service

Dan Shea

FormRouter, Inc. has announced new pricing options for organizations deploying PDF forms that require extended rights such as local save and digital signatures. FormRouter is currently the only PDF Application Service Provider (ASP) licensed by Adobe to activate PDF usage rights for customers within North America.

Enterprise & Government   December 14, 2005

pdf-Office Professional 4.0 released

Dan Shea

Universe Software GmbH has announced the release of a new, low-cost application that it has billed as a competitor to Adobe Acrobat Professional for the creation of PDF forms for use with the free Adobe Reader. The interface of pdf-Office Professional 4.0 resembles that of Microsoft Word, and allows for the direct manipulation of text, graphics and form fields.

Enterprise & Government   November 30, 2005

PDF Conference closes with a drumroll...

Dan Shea

Another PDF Conference is over, and it's time to look at what we've learned. Positive changes include a stronger practical focus in the seminar program and the new expo structure, which resulted in far less down-time in the exhibit hall. The show ended on a high note with the conference's grand prize draw.

Enterprise & Government   September 27, 2005

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