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You love PDF — but you’re hankering for even more info about what’s going on in the digital documents world?
What is the best practice for including PDF links on your website? It’s simple, make sure that the user knows what they are getting themselves into. I can’t count the number of times that I’ve clicked on a web link, only to discover that the link goes to a PDF that’s 20MB, and on a low-speed Internet connection (read: broadband in Australia), that can be quite painful. You soon find yourself reaching for the Ctrl+Alt+Del keys because your web browser has been temporarily hijacked [and perhaps not so “temporarily” if …
The add-ons for Firefox just keep getting better. This new one from Drawloop Technologies allows you to create and combine multiple PDFs directly inside your Firefox browser. You have the option of converting files from your desktop or converting the web page that you are currently viewing or a combination of both.
This is a great tool for anyone who doesn’t already have a PDF creator and only occasionally needs to create hassle and cost free, PDFs.
Check it out: LOOP for Firefox.
I look forward to the next great Firefox add-on.
Edit: there …
Adobe PDF Print Engine will be incorporated on the next release of Agfa :ApogeeX Prepress Workflow.
I recently stumbled across a very insightful post by Max Wyss about “one of the little secrets of Acrobat since version 4″, which could be very useful for anyone who creates PDF forms for the web. Basically, if you create a PDF form for the web and you save the document with “Optimize for Fast Web View” turned on, then it has the opposite affect and actually makes the PDF form slower to load in a browser.
To find out the reason for this, read the full article here.
All this fast that …
Given the plethora of PDF Creators that are out there, you might expect there to be quite a few options for free PDF Readers as well, but this isn’t the case. There really are only two stand out options. The first option, Adobe Reader, is king of the mountain and has been around, in it’s current free form, since 1994. The second option, Foxit Reader, is a relative new comer and has developed a large following in a short period of time.
Adobe Reader. It wouldn’t be unfair to say that …
Solid Documents LLC has just announced the release of its upgraded version of Solid Converter DWG. Solid Converter DWG converts DWG and DXF files into PDF formats so they can be easily shared with clients and others.
The release of Adobe Acrobat 8.1 has been announced by Lori DeFurio on her Adobe Blog. This minor release includes support for Windows Vista, Office 2007 and 64-bit Citrix and Windows environments. The update is apparently available as of today, but so far the check for updates function in my Acrobat installation hasn’t picked up anything.
There are no real surprises in this release, but there is a feature that might get some Outlook 2007 users excited. According to Lori:
“Now, when you open an email message in preview mode that has …
My dislike for viewing PDFs inside an Internet browser grows every time a website finds a way to automatically bypass the PDF Download add-on that I have installed for Firefox and loads inside my browser. Don’t get me wrong. I am a big fan of the PDF format and use it whenever I can — but I just don’t like to use it in a way that affects the usability of my browser. I prefer to download the PDFs to my desktop and open them at a time of my …
Adobe Systems today revealed its intention of releasing the full Portable Document Format (PDF) specifications to AIIM, an enterprise content management association, for publication by International Organization for Standards (ISO).