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[26 Feb 2010 | One Comment | ]

Vitrium Systems and Foxit Corporation announces new partnership to support Vitrium’s protectedpdf document in Foxit Reader.

General News »

[22 Nov 2009 | 4 Comments | ]
4x PDF Help: The Ultimate PDF Knowledge Exchange – PDF Questions and PDF Answers

Do you have any PDF related questions? Well we’ve got some good news for you. We’ve just launched a new question and answer site for all of your PDF questions. Visit 4x PDF Help and ask a question.

General News, Windows 7 »

[12 Nov 2009 | No Comment | ]

Apago Inc. introduces PDF shrink 4.5 for Windows, bringing the Mac utility to Windows users. PDF Shrink is an application for downsizing the PDF files to as much as 90% of the original file.
The application can shrink any file produced from Microsoft Office, Adobe Creative Suite, and other common software. To know more visit the company’s store at www.apagostore.com

Adobe, Adobe Reader, Document Management, Ebooks, General News, Press Releases »

[20 Oct 2009 | No Comment | ]

Adobe and Barnes announces further advancement for eBook distribution by joining hands to standardize the open EPUB and PDF eBooks and collaborating on a content protection standard based on Barnes & Noble and Adobe technology. Barnes and Noble will make all their content available to customers in PDF, which is one of the most compatible and secure file formats.

Acrobat 9, Adobe, Adobe Reader 9, General News »

[22 Feb 2009 | No Comment | ]

Worldlabel.com has released PDFplannerPRO Organizer, a free PDF document template planner, organizer and diary. PDFplannerPRO Organizer provides fully printable 8.5″ x 11″ PDF documents that you can use to keep your life on track.

Editorials, Featured »

[9 Oct 2008 | One Comment | ]
Use “Create Adobe PDF Online” to save as PDF — and view with (hopefully) any PDF reader…

If you’re a road-warrior, jet-setting about town, and you often leave your PDF creator at home — never fear, Adobe have a service called “Create Adobe PDF Online” you can use, as they say, to “Convert Documents Over the Web”.

Suitable for use on the desktop and at an Internet Cafe — for $9.99 USD per month (or $99 for 12), you can create as many “Adobe PDF files” (as Adobe now officially brand their own variant) as you like, including tagged PDF.

This is one of the features that you won’t find in many other online converters such as…

General News, Tips and Tutorials »

[3 Oct 2008 | One Comment | ]

I just posted a semi-comprehensive list of all of the the websites devoted to PDF over at 4xPDF. It includes news sites, forums and blogs. If you’re interested, click on the below link.
Wanna hear more about PDF?

Editorials, General News »

[2 Oct 2008 | No Comment | ]

Heads up! For those amongst you who can’t go a day without finding out the latest and greatest in the world of PDF — we’ve started a new blog running which caters only for those with a penchant for PDF.

General News »

[30 Sep 2008 | No Comment | ]

Useful Fruit software, a relatively new company run by Chad Sellers, a former system-level security developer who worked in the Linux environment —  has just released their Mac-based software, Pear Note — which is designed “… to help users take and understand notes”.
In detail, Useful Fruit say that:
Pear Note records audio and/or video while you take your notes, so later you can find what was being said when you typed something. 
and has key features as follows:

Records keystrokes, audio, video, and slides
Search to help you find your notes quickly
Instantly jump to anywhere in …

Ebooks, General News »

[29 Sep 2008 | One Comment | ]

An up-and-coming company, Flat World Knowledge plans to go live in January 2009, offering an alternative way for students to purchase their textbooks (in mostly digital form). Online versions will be free, PDF versions will be cheap, and print on demand versions will be modestly priced. You’ll be able to view these on devices such as Amazon’s Kindle, Sony’s e-Book reader, and so on.
All of the electronic versions will be DRM-free, meaning that even though it is not legal to copy for friends, it is possible (and quite easily so). …

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, 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 …

Adobe Reader, General News, PDF Online, Tips and Tutorials »

[11 Sep 2008 | One Comment | ]

On Wednesday, September 17, 2008, The Acrobat User Community Team will be hosting an eSeminar on how to drop a flash file inside a PDF without the need for any additional media players.

Editorials, General News »

[9 Sep 2008 | No Comment | ]

As you’d well know, you can grab the latest “news” from a plethora of sources on a variety of devices — email, web, phone, whatever…. some of the technophobic amongst us even use paper!
But what do you do when you want the oldest news — back before the Gold Rush (well, perhaps not quite that long ago). Well, if Google has their way, it’ll be stored in their Google News Archive — as they work hand-in-hand with publishers to digitize their content — ripe and ready for you to search through. …

Acrobat Plug-in, Document Management, General News »

[31 Aug 2008 | One Comment | ]

Rosebud PLM has moved to the next level with its WYSIWYG collaboration tool, Rosebud, based around Adobe PDF.
They announce that:

…”our unique method of collaboration on the Web — ‘Method and Software for enabling N-way collaboration work over the network for computers’ is officially designated as ‘patent pending’.”

and that….
Rosebud enables full lifecycle document review and supports both concurrent and independent collaboration in single platform independent software solution.

I have not had a chance to spend a great deal of time working with Rosebud myself — other than the original demo …