Author: Dan Shea

PDF Master: Bruno Lowagie

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To commemorate 20+ years of PDF, Planet PDF has conducted a new series of interviews with PDF masters, movers and shakers in the PDF universe. In this instalment, iText’s Bruno Lowagie talks about key changes in the PDF landscape, including recognition as a standard, the status of XFA, and and the impact of the rise of mobile computing.

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Debenu Updates PDF Viewer SDK Add-on, Adds Full Text Search

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Debenu announced that it has today updated the PDF viewing add-on to its flagship developer product, Debenu Quick PDF Library. The launch of the new Debenu PDF Viewer SDK coincides with that of the library, and both products are now in version 11. As of this release, the SDK now allows developers to easily incorporate full text searching into their PDF viewing applications.

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Debenu Updates PDF Library to Improve Online PDF Viewing

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Debenu today announced the release of a major update to its flagship product. According to the developer, Debenu Quick PDF Library 11 adds support for Delphi XE7 and includes a combined 49 new functions, enhancements and bug fixes.

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PDF Master: Mark Stephens

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To take stock, reflect and commemorate more than 20 years of PDF, Planet PDF has conducted a new series of interviews with PDF masters, movers and shakers in the PDF universe. To kick off the new series, IDRsolutions CEO Mark Stephens talks about PDF development and the implications of the rise of mobile technology.

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Adobe says No” to XFA support in Adobe Reader Mobile”

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Due to their self-contained nature, page fidelity, and sophisticated forms technology, PDF forms seem ideally suited for mobile devices. Nevertheless, Adobe has stated categorically that Adobe Reader Mobile will not add support for XFA-based PDF forms. In this article, Planet PDF considers the implications of Adobe’s position for forms creators and users.

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Adding a PDF Watermark

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It’s straightforward to apply watermarks to PDF pages if you have the right software. Using the example of a review process, this tip uses the example of adding a ‘Draft’ watermark to a document in order to distinguish it from the final version. This tip shows you how to accomplish this popular task in Adobe Acrobat or Debenu PDF Tools Pro.

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SnackableApps releases Go PDF for iOS

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SnackableApps has announced the release of Go PDF for iOS. The app creates PDF from from browser-based content such as web pages.

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Recosoft ships PDF conversion iOS apps

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Osaka, Japan-based Recosoft announced that it has shipped a range of PDF conversion apps for use on iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch. PDF to Excel, PDF to PowerPoint and PDF to Word allow iPad users to convert PDF files into Office-compatible spreadsheets, slide-shows and documents, respectively.

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iApp releases Printer for iOS

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iApp technologies has released Printer, an app for iOS that allows users to convert documents into PDF. It also supports printing and compression, along with a range of storage and delivery options for resulting files.

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Vision-e releases free digital signature app for iPad

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Vision-e has launched eSign, a free iPad app for signing PDF documents. After signing the PDF, the new addition to Apple’s App Store can then be used to save or email the PDF document on.

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