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[3 Oct 2008 | One Comment | ]

I just posted a semi-comprehensive list of all of the the websites devoted to PDF over at 4xPDF. It includes news sites, forums and blogs. If you’re interested, click on the below link.
Wanna hear more about PDF?

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[3 Oct 2008 | One Comment | ]

It’s fair to say that the PDF has always possessed a very passionate following and I believe this is because Adobe have made some really smart decisions over the past 15 years, which have resulted in PDF’s current dominance.

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[3 Oct 2008 | No Comment | ]

The Acrobat & PDF Central Conference wrapped up last week and by all accounts it was a successful event. For those of us who weren’t able to attend, there is some good news, two free webcasts are available for us to watch.

PDF Metadata, PDF Security »

[3 Oct 2008 | No Comment | ]

Ever wondered exactly what the NSA does? Well a guidance paper they released a couple of years ago sheds some light on one area of their work. The guidance paper deals with how to properly edit PDF documents which are going to be released into the wild.

Document Management, Editorials »

[2 Oct 2008 | No Comment | ]

CMS WiRE, a web magazine focussed on content management, recently made the case for going paperless in an article titled Go Paperless, Save Money and the Planet. In the article they discuss how going “green”, through e-document manaement, has been gaining momentum, and how in a lot of ways this is the preferable option.
With an electronic document management system in place, staff all over, whether at headquarters or in sales offices, have the same instant and secure access to client files, as well as the ability to control access, audit user …

Acrobat 9, Adobe Reader, General News »

[2 Oct 2008 | No Comment | ]

AcroTeX PDF Blog is a new “blog” devoted to PDF topics. I used the quotation marks for the word blog because this is a different sort of blog.

Editorials, General News »

[2 Oct 2008 | No Comment | ]

Michael Cartwright has a new article up at Planet PDF where he revisits the old PDF vs Word debate.

Acrobat 9 »

[2 Oct 2008 | No Comment | ]

Leonard Rosenthol has posted a tip on how to automatically check a PDF for searchable text using Acrobat 9’s Preflight feature.

Document Management »

[2 Oct 2008 | No Comment | ]

Adlib Software and Good Products have inked a new OEM partnership that will see the integration of Good Products electronic document managements system, g-docs, with Adlib Software’s Express Server centralized PDF rendering tool.
The collaboration between the two industry-leading scientific software providers addresses the need from the pharmaceutical industry for streamlined and compliant regulatory document management. Using the new integrated system, pharmaceutical organizations will be able to store, manage and track regulatory documents and create high quality regulatory submission-ready PDFs with bookmarks and hyperlinks.
Read the full press release here.

Editorials, General News »

[2 Oct 2008 | No Comment | ]

Heads up! For those amongst you who can’t go a day without finding out the latest and greatest in the world of PDF — we’ve started a new blog running which caters only for those with a penchant for PDF.

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[1 Oct 2008 | No Comment | ]

Lifehacker.com has put together a list of their top 10 favorite PDF tricks.

Free, PDF Creation, PDF Tools »

[1 Oct 2008 | No Comment | ]

PDFCreator is a free tool for converting files into PDF documents from nearly any Windows application. Best of all it’s open source (GPL) and available in more languages than you could poke a stick at.

Acrobat 9 »

[1 Oct 2008 | No Comment | ]

Macworld.com take a look at the state of Acrobat and the PDF format in this article — Working with Acrobat 9 Pro — by James Dempsey.

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[1 Oct 2008 | No Comment | ]

XPS Associates offer an application called C-XPS Render which helps you to test the quality and accuracy of XPS renderers, RIPs, viewers, converters and printing systems. Some potential uses (as advertised on their website) are:

Use a single test page to check rendered, displayed, converted or printed XPS output.
Conduct benchmark tests to compare the quality and accuracy of competitive XPS products.
Easily identify missing or incorrectly positioned objects on a page.
Test the accuracy of your XPS conversion software to PDF or raster image formats.

XPS Review includes additional information about this product, and …

General News, PDF Conversion, PDF Tools »

[1 Oct 2008 | No Comment | ]

Verity Burns from Photographypress.co.uk reports that Abbyy just announced the availability of their FotoReader software — slick software that makes use of OCR to take a camera photo and instantly convert it to a document format such as Word, Excel or PDF (yes, our favorite).