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[20 Aug 2008 | No Comment | ]

Duff Johnson, head honcho at Document Solutions Inc., has been working with scanning to PDF intelligently for almost as long as computers had keyboards (in place of punched cards). I’ve had endless discussions with him over the years about the multi-resolution technique he developed to perform intelligent scanning, OCR’ing and downsampling — based on analysis of the contents of the page — to produce the smallest file possible, with the maximum reusability.
Well, finally, it appears that with the release of Acrobat 9 he’ll stand a chance of being run out …

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[17 Aug 2008 | No Comment | ]

The ability to remove sensitive information from PDFs is an important feature for many people, especially Legal Professionals. The good news is that enhanced redaction functionality, specifically the ability to find and redact sensitive information like Social Security Numbers, Email addresses, Credit card numbers, etc, was included in the latest Acrobat release. In this blog post, Creating and Using Custom Redaction Patterns, Acrobat for Legal Professionals shows you some of the ways that this new functionality can be leveraged.

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[17 Aug 2008 | No Comment | ]

AcrobatUsers.com is hosting a contest for the best PDF Portfolios, with prizes going to the first, second, and third place winners. To enter you need to create a visually interesting and/or media rich PDF Portfolio using Acrobat 9.
According to Lori DeFurio:
Entries will be judged based on use of Acrobat 9 features, originality & creativity, and overall polish & aesthetics. All entries will be displayed in the new PDF Portfolio Gallery on Acrobatusers.com (coming soon). First place will be a box of Acrobat 9 Pro Extended (Windows) or Acrobat 9 Pro (Mac); …

Adobe Acrobat, Adobe Reader, Document Management, General News, PDF Creation »

[15 Aug 2008 | No Comment | ]

I’ve been in the PDF business for at least 12 years now — back in the early days when Acrobat had just one toolbar (wow, that was a while ago) — and when you had to pay for a PDF reader — $50 it was. Now of course, you can’t count the number of free tools and online services to convert to PDF, view PDF, and there’s definitely no chance of counting the number of PDF files in existence.
In fact, so ubiquitious now, it’s even an ISO standard (ISO …

Adobe Acrobat, Adobe Reader, Tips and Tutorials »

[15 Aug 2008 | No Comment | ]

Adobe Systems have released a free utility which helps computer administrators take greater control of enterprise-wide deployments of Acrobat 9 and Reader 9.
The Adobe Customization Wizard allows administrators to customize the Acrobat 9 installer and the application features prior to deployment.
By using the Adobe Customization Wizard, you can:

Optimize the behavior of the installer by including silent installation, pre-serialization, reboot, multilingual, and custom setup choices

Customize key application preferences: Turn off automatic updates, add and set default job options, and customize collaboration and security settings

Help prevent users from modifying certain preferences

More information …

Adobe, Adobe Acrobat, Adobe Reader, General News, PDF Editor, PDF Reader »

[7 Jul 2008 | No Comment | ]

Terrago Technologies has just signed a binding agreement to team up with Adobe Systems Inc.

Adobe Acrobat, Adobe Reader, General News »

[24 Jun 2008 | No Comment | ]

June 23, 08 – Adobe have released a critical patch for Adobe Reader and Adobe Acrobat.
Read Adobe’s security bulletin here: Update available for Adobe Reader and Acrobat 8.1.2
A critical vulnerability has been identified in Adobe Reader and Acrobat 8.1.2. This vulnerability would cause the application to crash and could potentially allow an attacker to take control of the affected system.
Adobe recommends users of Acrobat 8 and Adobe Reader install the 8.1.2 Security Update 1 patch.

Adobe Acrobat, General News »

[21 Jun 2008 | No Comment | ]

I agree with the sentiments expressed in this PC World article Has Adobe Taken a Wrong Turn with Acrobat 9?.
Since the release of Acrobat 7 it seems like Adobe have run out of new PDF related ideas for Acrobat. Has it reached it’s peak point? Some of the non PDF related features they’ve introduced in Acrobat 8 and 9 would suggest that it has. There’s only really two paths let open to Adobe — 1) finish cannibalizing the feature ideas developed by the third party plug-in community and 2) use …

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[21 Jun 2008 | No Comment | ]

Here’s a bunch of the best links from various blogs covering the recent release of Acrobat 9:

Acrobat 9 Announced! New Features for the Legal Market.
Acrobat 9: A revolutionary release.
Acrobat 9 Knows Standards.
Reference XObjects, PDF/X-5 and Acrobat 9.
Preflight Audit Trails.
Acrobat 9 JavaScript Revealed.
See the New Adobe Acrobat 9 (FastCompany.TV).

Adobe Acrobat, General News »

[20 May 2008 | No Comment | ]

When I first heard that Adobe were releasing a web conferencing and eLearning product, and that they were calling it Adobe Acrobat Connect Pro, I thought that surely, in some way, it would just be an enhancement to the current collaboration tools available in Adobe Acrobat 8. Boy, was I wrong.
So far I have failed to find any real correlation between Adobe Acrobat (you know the one that creates PDFs and stuff) and Adobe Acrobat Connect Pro (the one that does web conferencing). The only reference to PDF that I was …

Adobe Acrobat, Adobe Reader, General News, PDF Security »

[24 Oct 2007 | No Comment | ]

Owners of Adobe Reader and Acrobat in lower versions than 8.1.1 installed in a Windows XP or Windows 2003 environment are being required to upgrade because of the rampant attack of a certain Trojan (Trojan.Pidief) to compromise computer systems.

Adobe Acrobat, Adobe Reader, General News, Tips and Tutorials »

[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 …

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[11 Sep 2007 | No Comment | ]

A few interesting links that I’ve come across today:

Rick Borstein on his Acrobat for Legal Professionals blog has attacked PDF clones as being cheap and inferior imitations of Adobe Acrobat. He obviously knows which side his bread is buttered on.
Want to convert PDFs to Word, Excel or JPEG? Computer Tips From A Customer Guy has some.. err.. tips.
Germany company UNIVERSE GmbH have released pdf-Office Professional in Version 7.0.