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Document Management, Editorials, General News »

[21 Aug 2008 | No Comment | ]

How do you find a lost document? Probably not by using the Windows Search Assistant, his name is Rover, but let’s just say he’s not exactly a greyhound…
Nope — when you’ve really got to find something in a hurry, and you’ve no clue at all where you left it, it’s time to step up and give the big boys a chance, see what Larry Page and Sergey Brin have to offer.
Possibly somewhat alarmingly Google Desktop indexes just about everything on your hard disk(s) … no matter what the format. So …

Free, General News, PDF Creation »

[20 Aug 2008 | One Comment | ]

Rowan reported back in late June that (very) popular PDF Download 2.0 Firefox add-on had hit beta, well, now after almost a month, its ready for center stage.
One of the main benefits it offers is the generation of active hyperlinks within the PDF — which has been a common complaint amongst other free online HTML -> PDF converters.
In addition, the new version also offers a feature to convert (any) web page to PDF and shoot it off to you via email, free of charge.
Disclaimer: pdf download is sponsored by Nitro …

Document Management, Editorials, General News »

[20 Aug 2008 | No Comment | ]

We’re always interested to hear about new developments in digital documents whether they be online, offline, xps, flash, pdf, or in fact, anything at all — even a notepad text file, if you’ve got a cool way of using it.
Our number one concern is sharing the knowledge — so if you’ve got something worth hearing about — send it on over… (links to our Debenu Contact Us page – hit the back button when you’re done).
Of course, while we like to think that we know everything — there’s a …

Acrobat Plug-in, Adobe Acrobat, General News, PDF Scanners »

[20 Aug 2008 | No Comment | ]

Duff Johnson, head honcho at Document Solutions Inc., has been working with scanning to PDF intelligently for almost as long as computers had keyboards (in place of punched cards). I’ve had endless discussions with him over the years about the multi-resolution technique he developed to perform intelligent scanning, OCR’ing and downsampling — based on analysis of the contents of the page — to produce the smallest file possible, with the maximum reusability.
Well, finally, it appears that with the release of Acrobat 9 he’ll stand a chance of being run out …

Acrobat Plug-in, General News, PDF JavaScript »

[20 Aug 2008 | No Comment | ]

I’ve had the inside tip that a new website, pdfscripting.com, a site focused on scripting Acrobat and PDF — with a healthy dose of JavaScript is on the boil. Using a subscription model, you’ll have the opportunity to access a swagger of videos, script examples, automation tools, and cut-and-paste libraries.
It’s owned and operated by WindJack solutions— who’ve been knee-deep in Acrobat & PDF since version 5.
I’ve taken a look through the beta site and I’m quite impressed — you can sign up to get the word when it’s publicly released. …

Document Management, Editorials, General News »

[19 Aug 2008 | No Comment | ]

Over the past three years the California Research Center has been working on what they say is a radically simple approach to personal document management.
They call this “Save everything!”
Unlike most document management systems, Save Everything! is primarily focused on capturing information that runs through hardware systems, such as printers, copiers, and fax machines … with ‘zero effort’.
Their report states that:
Overall, we captured 38,384 documents comprising 152,251 pages and saved them in 12 Gbytes of disk space.
One of the key features was the method of retrieval without worrying about paths, …

Editorials, General News »

[19 Aug 2008 | No Comment | ]

I’m pleased to hear that companies (such as 3G Hutchinson [and banks, gas, fuel, etc…]) are beginning to only provide their bills in electronic form, or rather they ask for $2 fee for every bill if you choose to stick with the parchment.

Editorials, General News »

[19 Aug 2008 | 3 Comments | ]

In 2006 Microsoft revealed XPS (codenamed “Metro”) to the world, it’s an an XML based final-form-file-format (try saying that 3 times in a row), with similar goals to PDF.

Document Management, General News »

[19 Aug 2008 | No Comment | ]

We’re all well aware of just how integrated Google (and the internet in general) has become with the Western world. Almost an inseparable part of our our lives, in such a short amount of time (well, at least mine anyway). My internet connection went haywire a few weeks back, and given I’ve already burnt all my books, I felt like I was Giligan on Giligan’s Island …. by myself.
So that said, I was pretty pleased to see that Google’s has revised yet-another technical masterpiece from its labs…
“The new Google Search …

Ebooks, General News »

[18 Aug 2008 | No Comment | ]

Whilst we’re on the ebook theme, and PDF-based at that — if you already haven’t, it’s definitely worth taking the time to download a copy of Scott Adam’s God’s Debris as an eBook (PDF of course).
Published free for electronic download — it’s been so successful that it made its way over the electron-to-paper divide for sale at Amazon as a printed book (and other bookstores too), with new copies almost $11 including shipping.
But you’re free to shoot the PDF around to as many of your friends as you like, in …

Adobe Reader, Ebooks, Free, General News »

[17 Aug 2008 | No Comment | ]

As a follow on from my previous post, for those interested in PDF-based eBooks, I should draw your attention to the free books site Planet eBook — a site I co-founded with Planet PDF.
Whilst it’s now dedicated to to publishing a variety of classics — as unlocked free ebooks (and if requested, will hunt one down and perform the conversion for you) — at the time, it was dedicated to “hot off the press” news related to eBooks, which was front and center circa 2000.
One of the more interesting …

Ebooks, General News »

[17 Aug 2008 | One Comment | ]

I’d presume that most of you will have heard of Project Gutenberg, it’s the non-profit organization started by Michael S. Hart, with a mission:
“To encourage the creation and distribution of ebooks in as many formats as possible for the entire world to read in as many languages as possible.”
Only public domain books are added, and there’s a few restrictions based on re-use of a Gutenberg title, with the brand intact, although if the Gutenberg reference is removed, a reader is free to do what they will with it — fancy …

General News, Tips and Tutorials »

[19 May 2008 | No Comment | ]

Ever since the PDF format came into existence people have extolled it’s potential as an alternative to paper documents. But we don’t live in a completely electronic world, so from time to time, we’re forced to print our PDF documents to paper. Upto this point there hasn’t really been a product that focuses on reducing potential waste in PDF documents that could be printed to paper. This is where GreenPrint comes in.
From printgreener.com:
GreenPrint eliminates wasteful pages in any printout automatically, saving you time and money, and maybe more importantly, saving …

Editorials, General News, PDF Reader »

[18 May 2008 | No Comment | ]

Cerience has announced its plans to release the world’s first native PDF viewer for BlackBerry.
RepliGo Reader will provide basic PDF viewing functionality such as zooming in and out of documents and  intelligently reformatting pages to fit the width of your BlackBerry screen. In addition, bookmarks, hyperlinks and searching will also be supported.
You can signup for the beta program of RepliGo Reader on this page.

Adobe Acrobat, Adobe Reader, General News, Tips and Tutorials »

[12 Oct 2007 | No Comment | ]

Adobe PDF security flaw: This weeks PDF related headlines have been dominated by a recently uncovered vulnerability in Adobe Reader and Acrobat. The vulnerability was discovered by Petko Petkov, a security researcher, who seems to have a knack for discovering high profile flaws. In response, Adobe Systems have released a security advisory that provides details on how users can hack their registry to protect themselves. The vulnerability only affects machines that are using the combination of Windows XP and Internet Explorer 7. Adobe will release a patch before the end …