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[15 Dec 2010 | No Comment | ]

callas software announced a newer version 2.3 of callas pdfaPilot, its PDF/A creation software. The new version fully supports all features of PDF/A-2 in regard to document validation and conversion. Additionally, the newer version is 64-bit enabled and features number of other enhancements.

General News, PDF Standards, PDF/A »

[21 Oct 2010 | No Comment | ]

PDF/A Competence Centre (PDFACC) has launched its UK Chapter to assist UK-based customers and companies that offer PDF/A products and services. The launch of UK Chapter is marked with a series of educational seminars with the first seminar in London on 19th November.

General News, PDF Creation, PDF Editor, PDF OCR, PDF Search, PDF Standards »

[10 Aug 2010 | No Comment | ]

Foxit announced the release of Foxit Phantom PDF Suite 2.1, its business-ready software for PDF creation. The new features includes OCR text recognition, enhanced to PDF standard 1.7 specifications, enhanced search capability and few other features to meet growing business needs.

General News, PDF Creation, PDF Metadata, PDF Prepress, PDF Standards »

[16 Jul 2010 | No Comment | ]

Enfocus has launched Instant PDF 09, its latest version of software for producing press-ready Certified PDFs. The latest version also supports Adobe CS 5 and QuarkXPress 8 applications.

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’.”

General News, PDF Standards »

[21 Aug 2009 | No Comment | ]

Jim King from Adobe has published a paper on the evolution of the PDF file format over the past 15 years.

PDF Standards »

[21 Aug 2009 | No Comment | ]

Years ago when we used to talk about PDF as being the most prominent document format, we’d always have to add a quick, under-the-breath, “de-facto standard”. But PDF has finally matured. It is no longer a de-facto standard used when and why it seemed appropriate. Nope, PDF is a big boy now.

Adobe Acrobat, PDF Standards »

[18 Aug 2009 | One Comment | ]

It’s funny. For years Adobe had to tread a thin line between generating revenue from the electronic document format that they created and not stepping on the toes of the vibrant community of independent developers which sprung up around the Portable Document Format in its early years — and played a significant role in the rise of this astoundingly popular format.

Adobe Acrobat, PDF Security, PDF Standards »

[18 Aug 2009 | 5 Comments | ]

Today a couple of PDFs landed on my desktop with an odd affliction that I have not previously encountered.

General News, PDF Standards »

[17 Jun 2009 | No Comment | ]

PDF/UA, most probably the next official ISO standard in the PDF family, has graduated to the ISO status of “Approved Work Item” (AWI).

General News, PDF Creation, PDF Forms, PDF JavaScript, PDF Metadata, PDF Reader, PDF Search, PDF Security, PDF Standards, PDF Tools »

[4 May 2009 | One Comment | ]

Debenu has released version 7.13 of Quick PDF Library, their popular PDF SDK. The new version includes numerous bug fixes, new functions and support for Delphi 2009 and is available for immediate download and purchase from www.quickpdflibrary.com.

General News, PDF Standards »

[13 Jan 2009 | No Comment | ]

Duff Johnson has announced on his PDF Perspectives blog that the AIIM PDF/UA Committee, which he chairs, has submitted their draft standard to ANSI.

PDF Standards »

[3 Dec 2008 | One Comment | ]

If you’re concerned whether your documents meet the requirements set by the PDF/A standard, you can use the free online service from Solid Documents.

PDF Standards »

[15 Oct 2008 | No Comment | ]

Jon Bosak, famous for being the driving force behind the creation of the XML specification at the W3C, wrote an article last June that addressed the ongoing struggle between ODF (Open Document Format) and OOXML (Office Open XML) in their quest to become the new standard format for office productivity software.

General News, PDF Standards »

[15 Oct 2008 | 2 Comments | ]

PDF became an ISO standard earlier this year, and while the official version can be purchased from the ISO website (and delivered on CD or as a downloadable PDF), Adobe have also published a free downloadable version on their website.