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The PDF Wrapup – 12 October 2007

12 Oct 2007 | | No Comment
  • Adobe PDF security flaw: This weeks PDF related headlines have been dominated by a recently uncovered vulnerability in Adobe Reader and Acrobat. The vulnerability was discovered by Petko Petkov, a security researcher, who seems to have a knack for discovering high profile flaws. In response, Adobe Systems have released a security advisory that provides details on how users can hack their registry to protect themselves. The vulnerability only affects machines that are using the combination of Windows XP and Internet Explorer 7. Adobe will release a patch before the end of the month that fixes this security hole.
  • Designing PDF forms with OpenOffice: PDF expert and author, Ted Padova, takes a look at the the PDF forms functionality in OpenOffice over at his Acrobat Users blog.
  • List PDF Bookmarks with a Free Script: Acrobat for Legal Professionals has a useful post on how to easily create a list of all bookmarks in a document.
  • Change PDF Versions using Acrobat: Sometimes when you submit PDF documents you need to use a specific PDF version. This article provides you with tips on how to check what version of the PDF specification a document is using and then change it.
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