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[16 Dec 2010 | 2 Comments | ]
4x PDF Blog & PDF News continues on at Planet PDF

As you may have read – we have now acquired Planet PDF, another PDF news site, but somewhat larger than 4x PDF. As such, we’re going to be moving the 4x PDF Blog and PDF News team across to continue their work at Debenu’s Planet PDF site. You can still view the rich library of the past three years of PDF news and blog entries here. Enjoy and thanks for visiting!

Acrobat 9, Adobe Acrobat, Adobe Reader 9, Editorials, Windows 7 »

[10 Jun 2010 | 4 Comments | ]

Late last year, I tried installing Adobe Acrobat 9 on the PC where I use Windows 7. I thought it was a good combination as I didn’t experience any troubles with the basic functionalities such viewing, printing, extracting and bookmarking PDFs. It turned out that a lot of others were not as lucky as I was.

Editorials, Featured, Free, General News, PDF Creation, PDF Editor, PDF Forms, PDF Reader »

[1 Jun 2010 | No Comment | ]
Nitro Reader Blasts Off

These days, it’s fairly difficult to get excited when you hear of yet another free PDF reader. I mean seriously, how many times can you read the one PDF, right? But whoa daddy – when it comes to Nitro Reader, you need to make sure you’re sitting down before you fire it up. It’s so jam-packed-full-of-features that just won’t cost you a cent – I can guarantee you’re going to make the switch – or at least come pretty darn close to it.

Editorials, General News, PDF Reader »

[7 Apr 2010 | One Comment | ]

For those who’ve rushed out to pick themselves up an iPad (I still can’t say I’m particularly attracted to that name) — one of the top 4 paid applications is the GoodReader.

Acrobat 9, Adobe, Adobe Reader, Adobe Reader 9, Editorials, General News, PDF Security »

[6 Apr 2010 | No Comment | ]

Jeremy Conway, product manager at NitroSecurity (no relation to Nitro PDF Software) has taken the weakness in PDF readers that Didier Stevens of Belgium discovered last week, and extended it to created a PDF worm that can freely wriggle its way around from PDF to PDF.

Adobe, Adobe Reader, Adobe Reader 9, Editorials, PDF Reader, PDF Standards, PDF/A »

[16 Mar 2010 | No Comment | ]
Four Free PDF Readers Reviewed

Read on as Appligent’s CEO Duff Johnson takes the Adobe Reader “Bloatware Bloviation” to task … “For those who still insist that applications can be measured by the time required for download or size of the installation, tell me how long does it take to deal with a PDF that breaks your preferred “lightweight” viewer? Somehow, that metric never makes it into the lazy claims of ‘bloatware’.”

Editorials, Free, PDF Reader, PDF Search, PDF Security, PDF Tools, Windows 7 »

[4 Mar 2010 | No Comment | ]

In browsing Windows 7 Download we noted, yet another range of PDF reader-esque products, yet this collection with a difference — Drumlin Security’s Secure PDF Reader and Publisher for Windows 7 include “military-strength” encryption and a free Digital Rights Management (DRM) service. Let us know how you go…. Shhh, but not too loudly as you might have someone on your tail!

Editorials, Free, PDF Online, Tips and Tutorials »

[4 Mar 2010 | No Comment | ]

Google Docs is really a wonderful alternative to Office applications where you can create your documents, spreadsheets, presentations, and forms. Suppose you have created a “Document” through Google Docs and wanted that document in PDF format.

Editorials, PDF Online, Tips and Tutorials »

[4 Mar 2010 | One Comment | ]

As you know, as a Gmail user, you can view the PDF attachments directly from within Gmail. But, did you know that you can view the PDF files in Plain HTML format using Gmail?

Editorials, PDF Reader, PDF Tools »

[2 Mar 2010 | No Comment | ]

A list of five freely available PDF viewers that supports Ubuntu, a Linux based Operating System (OS). Some of these PDF viewers support multiple OS and these PDF viewers have been developed as part of other projects.

Ebooks, Editorials, PDF Reader, Tips and Tutorials »

[4 Dec 2009 | No Comment | ]

PDF format is one of the most popular formats in e-readers. Among over 40 types of e-readers in the marketplace, the Sony Reader is one of the most favorite for many users worldwide. Read this article for improving your reading experience with the Sony Reader.

Editorials, Free, General News, PDF Conversion, PDF Creation, PDF Tools, PDF/A »

[1 Dec 2009 | No Comment | ]

Global Graphics today announced the launch of the most comprehensive enterprise-level free PDF creation software; gDoc Creator. The free PDF software will be available for download by individual office workers and consumers under a corporate licensing scheme for the enterprise.

Editorials, Free, PDF Creation »

[11 Oct 2009 | One Comment | ]

An oldie but a goodie — looking for a way to create a PDF (or XPS if you must) directly from Microsoft Word 2007. Then download the Add-In from the Microsoft website.

Editorials, General News, PDF Prepress »

[6 Oct 2009 | No Comment | ]

The top-tier digital publishing industry website, Future of Publishing, has (pre)released the report titled “Adobe’s Designs on Web Analytics: The Omniture Acquisition”. Report author, Thad McIlroy, aims to give a 360 view of the upside of the deal.

Editorials, General News, PDF Reader »

[14 Jul 2009 | No Comment | ]

Coming soon: A PDF viewer for the Nintendo DS. The NDS as it is sometimes abbreviated to, is a dual-screen handheld game console from the company that’s responsible for the RSI in my thumbs, Nintendo.