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[31 Oct 2008 | No Comment | ]

If you’ve been following this blog recently you will have noticed that I’ve developed a bit of an obsession with e-book readers. It persists. In this video we see a demo of the Sony Reader and the E-Ink technology that it uses — which not-so-coincidentally, I’m really impressed with.

Wouldn’t it be nice if your laptop screen was as crisp as that?

PDF Scanners, Tips and Tutorials »

[31 Oct 2008 | One Comment | ]

Do you want to learn how to create high-quality digital documents from paper documents? If you replied with an emphatic yes, then I’ve got the perfect article for you. A guide to sharing documents takes you through the entire process: from getting the best results when scanning, to explaining the OCR’ing process and finally a demonstration on how to the best results when converting the scanned image to PDF.
This guide specializes on how to produce a digital document that is worth sharing. Namely the technical aspect, the trade-off between quality …

Editorials, General News, PDF Tools, PDF/A »

[31 Oct 2008 | No Comment | ]

Nettie Hartsock over at Planet PDF has published an exclusive interview with Dr. Hans Bärfuss, CEO, PDF Tools AG, who is an internationally acclaimed expert in PDF technology.

Adobe Acrobat, PDF Scanners »

[30 Oct 2008 | No Comment | ]

If you’re looking on how to create PDF documents for sharing that get the trade-off between quality and file size just right, then I recommend reading this article.

Adobe, Ebooks, General News, PDF Reader »

[29 Oct 2008 | No Comment | ]

Don Fluckinger’s latest article at PDFzone looks at the e-Book market and how while the Kindle and Sony Reader are getting more popular, reading e-books — as PDF files of course — on personal computers is still the most popular method.

Acrobat 9, Adobe Acrobat »

[29 Oct 2008 | No Comment | ]

Spartcus of Acrobat has some very useful tips on how to initiate shared revies in Acrobat 9.

Ebooks, Editorials »

[29 Oct 2008 | One Comment | ]

Courtesy of Ian P. Christian, a review of BeBook, an E-Ink reader:

Document Management, Ebooks, General News, PDF Reader »

[27 Oct 2008 | No Comment | ]

iOMM have released PokatReader: a presentation and document management tool for PDFs.

Free, General News, PDF Creation »

[26 Oct 2008 | One Comment | ]

Interested in a list of all of the PDF creation and generation software that you can download and install totally free of charge? And when we say free, we mean that there’s no annoying watermarks, headers, footers built into the software — nada.
Just straight up PDF.
It’s on our sister site — 4xPDF on our constantly updated page, Create PDFs for Free – a List of Free PDF Creation and PDF Generation Software.

Editorials, General News, PDF Reader »

[26 Oct 2008 | No Comment | ]

BFO have just released a new Java-based PDF Viewer. It supports: printing, saving, search and/selection, forms, bookmarks thumbnails, annotations and more…

Editorials »

[25 Oct 2008 | 7 Comments | ]

The biggest problem with the implementation of the Paperless Office is that we tried to run before we could walk. That is to say, we tried to go paperless, before we had a compelling alternative to paper.
I think you’ll all agree that lugging around an awkwardly sized, and piping hot, laptop everywhere you go, just isn’t practical. And if it ain’t practical, it ain’t going nowhere.
In fact, it’s quite unreasonable and unrealistic, to ask someone to desist from using paper entirely —  including paper books — given that the experience and convenience of …

General News, PDF Prepress, PDF/X »

[24 Oct 2008 | No Comment | ]

Enfocus, a leading provider of printing and prepress software, have introduced a new addition to their PitStop product family: PitStop Extreme.

Free, PDF Conversion, PDF Online »

[23 Oct 2008 | No Comment | ]

The team behind PDF UNdo, a desktop PDF to Word converter, have taken their technology to the web and released PDF UNdo Online, a 100% free online PDF to Word converter.

General News, PDF Online, PDF Reader »

[23 Oct 2008 | One Comment | ]

The team behind PDFescape have added text selection to their online PDF Viewer. Users can now select and copy text in PDF files when viewing them online and paste the copied text to another location — a text file on their desktop for example.

General News, PDF Forms, PDF Online »

[21 Oct 2008 | One Comment | ]

Don Fluckinger of PDFzone.com reports that the latest Web-browser from Google, Chrome, is still yet to support Fast Web View (as well as forms submissions and online collaboration).