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General News, PDF Conversion »

[30 Dec 2008 | One Comment | ]

BCL’s easyPDF SDK 6.0 now supports: 64-bit versions of Windows 2003/2008/Vista/XP; PDF/A Standard for long term archiving of electronic documents; PDF/X Standard for exchange of print-ready PDF files in printing/advertising industries.

Editorials, General News, Windows 7 »

[30 Dec 2008 | No Comment | ]

In Zack’s piece which covers “Some minor criticisms of the Windows 7 beta” he discusses XPS (“Metro”) which was once touted as being a PDF killer. He thinks that Microsoft should “Cut out the XPS nonsense” and acknowledge that PDF really is the document format of choice.

Adobe Acrobat, PDF Metadata »

[29 Dec 2008 | No Comment | ]

It’s an easy mistake to make: you create a Word document, write a green paper, convert it to PDF and then publish it on your company’s website. A customer then downloads the green paper and happens to have a look at the document’s properties. Oops!

Free, PDF Conversion, PDF Online »

[28 Dec 2008 | No Comment | ]

Interested in free online file conversion — Zamzar may be the answer for you. This online file service supports PDF conversion for a large number of file formats.

General News, PDF Security »

[28 Dec 2008 | No Comment | ]

Elcomsoft’s latest version of their product Advanced PDF Password Recovery claims to recover or remove passwords up to 100 times faster due to a bug they claim to have found in Adobe Acrobat version 9.0.

PDF Forms »

[28 Dec 2008 | 2 Comments | ]

Duff Johnson has put together some tips on how to save PDF forms in Adobe Reader over on his PDF Perspectives blog. Plus 4xPDF has some additional tips on how you can fill out PDF forms cheaply or for free.

Uncategorized »

[27 Dec 2008 | No Comment | ]

James King has started a series of posts on how digital signatures are handled in PDFs after his experience last year in getting PDF approved as an ISO standard.

General News, PDF Creation »

[27 Dec 2008 | No Comment | ]

Gnostice has released version 1.2 of Print2eDoc Application and Print2eDoc SDK.

General News, PDF Online »

[25 Dec 2008 | No Comment | ]

PDFescape.com, an online PDF editor, has been updated with a page rotation feature. Visitors to the website can now upload PDFs and rotate pages left or right on a page-by-page basis.

Free, General News, PDF Online »

[22 Dec 2008 | No Comment | ]

PDF Download, one of the most popular Firefox add-ons, is now available for Internet Explorer too. Version 2.1 of PDF Download supports Firefox 2 & 3, Flock 1, and Internet Explorer 7 & 8 (beta) web browsers.

Ebooks, General News, PDF Reader »

[22 Dec 2008 | 3 Comments | ]

Foxit Software, famous for their Adobe Reader alternative Foxit Reader, has entered the eBook Reader race with the release of Foxit eSlick. A competively priced (US$229.99 direct, US$259.99 rrp) alternative to the Kindle and Sony Reader, eSlick uses Foxit’s PDF viewer technology to let users read PDFs on the electronic reading device.

Ebooks »

[22 Dec 2008 | 3 Comments | ]

Foxit Software, famous for their Adobe Reader alternative Foxit Reader, has entered the eBook Reader race with the release of Foxit eSlick. A competively priced (US$229.99 direct, US$259.99 rrp) alternative to the Kindle and Sony Reader, eSlick uses Foxit’s PDF viewer technology to let users read PDFs on the electronic reading device.
All-in-all the specs for the eSlick are quite similar to its competitors. It uses E-ink technology for the display, has a 600 x 800 screen, includes 128MB of RAM, weights 6.4 ounces (180 grams) and measures 7.4 inches x 4.7 …

General News, PDF Online, PDF Reader »

[21 Dec 2008 | No Comment | ]

The tireless guys and gals at Google have just made Gmail even better by adding PDF viewing support. The new feature lets you view PDFs in your browser without the need to have a PDF reader locally installed on your machine. Simply click on the ‘View’ button next to the PDF attachment in an email message and the PDF will be opened in a new window.

Uncategorized »

[16 Dec 2008 | 2 Comments | ]

Deborah Edwards-Onoro from Refresh Detroit has published a detailed list of ten tips for creating usable and accessible PDFs. The list focuses on preparing documents for conversion to PDF and processing PDF’s once they have been created.

Acrobat 9, Adobe Acrobat, Document Management, Editorials »

[16 Dec 2008 | No Comment | ]

Rick Borstein, from Acrobat for Legal Professionals, takes a look at how PDF portfolios can be used for Case Analysis in a three part series.