Archive: Pre-Press & Print
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.
ARTS PDF recently announced the release of Stratify, a
plug-in for creating, inserting, editing and controlling PDF
layers in Acrobat.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
Religion has played a significant role in the campaigns and
policy positions of both political parties leading up to the
Nov. 2 elections, so it seems appropriate that a "Guide to
Prayer for the 2004 National Election" has recently been
made available online.
We've named all eight randomly selected winners in our
recent promotional contest to give away to members of our
global community eight free copies of a book by Doug Sahlin,
published by Osborne/McGraw-Hill. This contest is now closed.
In the growing digital music competition, Hewlett-Packard
is showing its support for Apple's iTunes -- with a little
help from Adobe PDF -- by offering for download a variety of
free, suitable-for-printing tattoos designed for
personalizing an iPod.