Articles Archive for January 2009
Ebooks, Editorials, General News, PDF Creation, PDF Reader »
Karl De Abrew recently conducted an interview with Foxit Software CEO Eugene Y. Xiong about the upcoming release of Foxit’s eSlick Reader. Foxit are of course famous for their free PDF reader, Foxit Reader, which is also used on the eSlick Reader for displaying PDFs.
I recently interviewed Foxit CEO Eugene Y. Xiong about the upcoming release of Foxit’s eSlick Reader — which we first covered back in December, 2008.
A quick recap: the eSlick Reader is an e-reading device and competitor to Amazon Kindle and Sony Reader, amongst others. Its focus is on providing support for ebooks that use PDF as the file format of choice and includes reflow technology which ensures that the content you’re reading fits the screen in the best way possible. Like the Kindle and Sony Reader, it uses E-Ink technology for the …
Free, General News, PDF Creation, PDF Online »
Nitro PDF has updated PDF Download to include a bookmarklet that can be used to save web pages as PDFs.
According to a Brad Stone blog post at the New York Times Bits blog, Amazon will introduce the next generation of its popular Kindle reader in New York City on February 9. It’s great to see that the release of the new Kindle, and other electronic reading devices, are getting so much attention at the moment. Here’s a roundup of some of the news relating to the Kindle 2.0:
Amazon’s Kindle 2 Will Debut Feb. 9
A look at the new Kindle’s (possible) design features
Amazon Set To Unveil Kindle 2.0 : MediaBytes …
Document Management, Ebooks, Editorials, PDF Reader »
Previously we’ve covered the announcement of the Foxit eSlick, a competitor to Sony Reader and and Amazon’s Kindle — now we have footage of the first prototype of the Foxit eSlick to share with you.
Foxit Software has also posted a video on YouTube demonstrating the hotly anticipated reflow feature in the eSlick.
The reflow functionality is important because it means that the text in the PDF document can automatically be reorganized to fit the screen size. More information about the eSlick Reader can be found here.
Acrobat 9, Adobe Acrobat, Featured »
A few days ago I tested Adobe Reader 9 on Windows 7 and didn’t discover any major issues. Adobe Reader worked correctly despite the fact that Windows 7 is not yet a supported platform. Today I thought I’d try the same with Adobe Acrobat 9 Pro.
Editorials, PDF Reader »
There are some aspects of Windows 7 that are noticeably different than that of it’s predecessors. For me the most striking difference is the introduction of libraries in Windows Explorer. Almost instantly, with what feel like mostly minor changes, the user interface for Windows Explorer and general usability has been rocketed into the 21st century.
Acrobat 9, Adobe Acrobat, Adobe Reader, Adobe Reader 9, Featured »
Installing software on an unsupported operating system isn’t usually a good idea. In fact, it is quite often fraught with risk, as a lot of people found in 2006 when they tried to install software on Windows Vista that was originally been built for Windows XP and hadn’t been updated yet. Luckily — so far — it seems like it is going to be a far smoother transition from Windows Vista to Windows 7.
Acrobat Plug-in, Adobe Acrobat »
Acrobat for Legal Professionals has published a video from an Acrobat plug-in developer which demonstrates how you can use the AutoInk plug-in and Acrobat to write directly on top of PDF documents.
Thom Parker, CEO of WindJack Solutions has been developing world-class plug-ins for Adobe-related products since 1997. He’s been kind enough to to provide us with a tip from his website pdfscripting.com. This tip is designed at showing you how you to effectively copy PDF Scripts from one PDF to another.
General News, PDF Tools »
Big Faceless Organization (BFO) has released an updated version of their Java PDF Library. Version 2.11.1 takes advantage of new Java applet features found in Java 6 Update 10 to make improvements in BFO’s Java PDF Viewer.
General News »
Within 5 years, PDF is expected to be in use as a long-term storage format by 93% of the organizations surveyed in the AIIM research report, Content Creation and Delivery – The On-Ramps and Off-Ramps of ECM.
For those interested of you who are interested in XPS I’ve written a short piece on the new developments for XPS in Windows 7.
The evolution of the XPS format continues. With the release of Windows Vista users were able to view XPS documents in a viewer that was hosted within Internet Explorer 7. A separate independent viewer was also available for download as part of the XPS Essentials Pack (supported on XP and Vista), however, this independent viewer did not include support for features like digital signatures. It felt like a somewhat sloppy introduction to the XPS format that reflected the formats infancy. It was certainly an experimental beginning.
The good news for those …