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[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 »

[14 Sep 2008 | No Comment | ]

Now about 10 months from its release in mid-to-late November in 2007 — enough time has passed to see what people really think of Amazon’s Kindle.
For those who haven’t owned one, used one, or otherwise seen one – you can find a floating copy of the original introduction video here on YouTube – The Amazon Kindle.
I’ve read through a slew of reviews ranging from the unimpressed, well-thought out response of “meh”, to the equal expression of literary genius, “it’s amazing” … and consequently compiled a (relatively) even-handed list below of more detailed …

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 …

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 …

Editorials, Featured, Tips and Tutorials »

[29 Sep 2007 | No Comment | ]

It’s easy enough to create PDFs on a Windows or Mac machine, but what about Linux? A quick search of the web will show you that Linux doesn’t have half the number of PDF creator options that Windows and Macs have, not even close, in fact your options on Linux are quite limited (which is hard for me to say, since I’m a Linux fan).
You might be asking why would anyone need more than one PDF creator? The answer is simple, if there was one free PDF creator that did …

Editorials »

[19 Sep 2007 | No Comment | ]

If you are interested in the technical side of PDF [and related technologies] then check out James King’s new blog called Inside PDF. He is the PDF Architect and a Senior Principal Scientist at Adobe — so you are definitely getting the inside word.
PC Magazine has praised the PDF format and provided readers with reviews of four different PDF creators — Adobe Acrobat, BullZip PDF Printer, deskPDF Professional and PDF Converter Professional 4. It’s definitely not a comprehensive list (or even close) of all the PDF creators out there, …