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Under The PDF Hood »

[13 May 2010 | No Comment | ]

I came across an interesting issue with PDF Text fields while debugging a file this week. We were sent a 2 page document created with iText, containing some text fields and we were displaying both pages with text fields containing identical values – they appear different in Acrobat. Obviously Acrobat is always right (even when it disagrees with the PDF specification) so we dug deeper to see what was going on…

General News, PDF Editor »

[24 Mar 2010 | No Comment | ]

Qoppa Software announced that PDF Studio 6, its software for PDF editing, is now available with support for Chinese, Japanese and Korean (CJK) fonts. PDF Studio is a software for small to medium businesses to edit and manage PDF documents.

Acrobat Plug-in, Adobe Acrobat »

[20 Jan 2009 | No Comment | ]

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.

Acrobat 9 »

[1 Oct 2008 | No Comment | ]

Macworld.com take a look at the state of Acrobat and the PDF format in this article — Working with Acrobat 9 Pro — by James Dempsey.

Adobe, Adobe Acrobat, Adobe Reader, General News »

[22 Sep 2008 | No Comment | ]

My old work-buddy Kurt Foss, Online Editor of Adobe Acrobat User Community, wrote a short piece on a video I’ve been trying to track down for some time. 
The video is centered around a typical “office of the 90s ” and is included on page 24 as part of a Flash-presentation that celebrates “25 Years of Innovation” at Adobe Systems.
It takes us back 15 years ago to the land of ascii text, overnight mail, copier jams and filing cabinets laden with paper-based-documents. Although Kurt says that “Acrobat humor is a narrow niche”, …

Adobe Acrobat »

[5 Sep 2008 | No Comment | ]

A number of online PDF editors are starting to emerge, and I believe it’s a trend that’s only going to continue, perhaps culminating in Adobe releasing a truly online version of Acrobat.
Previously we’ve looked at PDF Hammer and now we’re going to look at PDFescape. I found PDFescape generally pretty easy to use and the list of features it includes are impressive for an online editor:

View PDFs online
Fill out PDF Forms
Add text and shapes
Move and delete pages
Insert links
Create new form fields
Share & collaborate
Store PDFs online

There are some limitations in place …

Adobe Acrobat »

[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.

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 …

Acrobat Plug-in, Document Management »

[14 Aug 2008 | No Comment | ]

Omtool have released an update to their free Swiftwriter plug-in for Adobe Acrobat/Reader — a one-click solution that integrates PDF documents with popular document management systems.
Improvements in the new version include:

Allows users to not only save PDF documents from Acrobat or Adobe Reader directly into a configured DMS system (fully profiled), but to also allow users to open PDF documents from those same DMS systems, namely Interwoven WorkSite, Microsoft SharePoint, Open Text eDOCS (previously Hummingbird DM), and WORLDOX solutions.
Check-in and check-out capabilities are now inherent in this new plug-in version. …

General News, PDF Conversion, PDF Reader »

[16 Jun 2008 | No Comment | ]

Google Docs now includes support for PDFs. You can upload and share PDFs just like you can Word or Excel files. It also allows you to copy and search text in PDFs.

Tips and Tutorials »

[19 May 2008 | 2 Comments | ]

While usually the focus is on converting various different file formats to PDF, occasionally you may need to convert PDF documents to some other format. This Acrobat for Legal Professionals blog post provides details (and a script to automate the process) on how to convert PDFs to text files and TIFF files.
Generating TIFF and Text files from PDF for Concordance and Summation

Uncategorized »

[15 Mar 2007 | Comments Off on Software To Recover Lost PDF Password Released By ElcomSoft | ]

Adobe PDF encryption can now be broken in minutes if deemed necessary using ElcomSoft's latest software release.