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[6 Nov 2008 | No Comment | ]

Adobe has released a patch for Adobe Reader 8 and Acrobat 8. The patch fixes critical vulnerabilities in these two applications that could cause the application to crash and could potentially allow an attacker to take control of the affected system.

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[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, Adobe Acrobat, General News »

[19 Sep 2008 | No Comment | ]

Back in November 2006, Thad McIlroy, publishing consultant and analyst from The Future of Publishing sent a scathing letter to the Planet PDF Editor, Dan Shea:
I think that Acrobat 8 is one of the weakest upgrades I’ve seen in years. Adobe is apparently angry with me for saying so, but that’s just Adobe getting all imperial, as it does (as do so may so may other U.S. organizations, like the old Republican administration).
However, with version 9 — Thad thinks that Adobe has provided a elegant upgrade:
Adobe Acrobat has evolved in so …

Document Management, Ebooks, Editorials, General News, PDF Reader »

[8 Sep 2008 | 5 Comments | ]

Adobe have announced plans to immediately discontinue the development of FlashPaper… Although some once touted FlashPaper as a PDF-killer, it never really fulfilled it’s promise in that regard. And, as you can imagine, any lingering PDF-killer thoughts, were quickly laid to rest when Adobe acquired Macromedia in 2005.

Adobe, Adobe Acrobat, Adobe Reader, Document Management, Editorials, Tips and Tutorials »

[4 Sep 2008 | No Comment | ]

Ever encounter the problem where you’re reading, writing, and publishing more than one document at the same time?  
Rhetorical question!
You know the scenario — you’ve got multiple windows open — all stacked on top of each other, you’re alt-tabbing applications to the point of arth-thumb-ritis. Even with 2 x 21″ screens and your Intel® Core™2 Extreme processor QX9770, you feel like you’re driving your Ferrari F430 Spider with the hand-break on.
Well, a quick and easy solution to this problem is to pick yourself up a copy of Desktop Rover™ v4.0. You will need multiple …

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[27 Aug 2008 | No Comment | ]

No matter how much you like a particular piece of software, there’s almost certainly something about it that irks you, whether it be the installer, the start-up time, a bug that never gets fixed or featuritis. Enter Dear Adobe, a place where you can vent about Adobe products until your heart’s content.
Submit your own gripes or rate other peoples, with a Love It or Hate It tag. The results of the voting are shown on the Top 50 Gripes page, which makes for some interesting reading.
The top gripes are pretty clear:

Loosen DRM …

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
Summary:
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 | ]

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).

General News, PDF Creation »

[22 May 2008 | One Comment | ]

Microsoft have announced that Office 2007 Service Pack 2 (SP2) will include native support for PDF.
With the release of SP2 users will be able to save documents directly to PDF from within Office applications, without having to install any additional add-ons. This marks a return to Microsoft’s original plan for PDF support.
When planning for Office 2007 Microsoft initially planned to include ‘Save as PDF’ support natively, but after a dispute with Adobe, they relented and instead offered ‘Save as PDF’ support through an optional add-on, which is available for free download.
Since PDF …

Adobe, Adobe Reader, General News, PDF Mobile »

[14 Aug 2007 | No Comment | ]

Mobile users will now be able to read PDF documents on their mobile phones using Adobe Reader LE 2.5.