Author: Dan Shea

GWG releases whitepaper on PDF/VT, PDF variable data printing standard

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The Ghent Workgroup (GWG) has released a whitepaper that explains PDF/VT, the ISO standard for use with PDF-based variable data and transactional printing.

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Reducing PDF File Size (Optimizing PDFs)

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PDF is a powerful technology that can produce large, unwieldy files. Ideally, each PDF should be optimized for its intended purpose, audience and delivery method. This article talks about optimization and shows how to slim down over-sized PDF files using Acrobat.

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Debenu updates PDF SDK to version 10.14

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Melbourne-based Debenu has released an incremental update to its flagship developer product. Debenu Quick PDF Library 10.14 adds new functions, fixes several bugs and features a range of enhancements to existing functionality.

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Mac-based digital signature application updated

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Today saw the release of PDF Signet 1.3, the latest version of Czech independent developer Vaclav Slavik’s Mac OS X certificate-based digital signature tool.

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tetra4D updates 3D PDF Converter

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tetra4D has announced the release of 3D PDF Converter 4.1, a conversion utility for creating 3D PDF documents. The latest version adds support for a range of new technologies, including: Autodesk Inventor 2014, CATIA V5-6R2013 (R23), Rhino 4.5, Solid Edge ST6, SolidWorks 2014, and NX 9.0.

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Siteimprove Adds PDF Validation Feature

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Minneapolis-based Siteimprove has just announced the integration of a new PDF scanning feature into its SaaS Web Governance Suite. The new functionality can be configured to scan through hosted and embedded PDFs for broken links and issues with accessibility.

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Sony’s E Ink-Based Digital Paper to See US Release

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The May US release of Sony’s Digital Paper has been announced by World Software Corporation, the US distributors of the PDF reading and editing devices. Digital Paper features not one but two touch screens, allowing input from stylus, finger or a combination of these.

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PDF Printer Updated for iOS 7, Adds PDF Scanner

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Odessa, Ukraine-based DAR Software has announced a major update to its iOS-based PDF creation app. PDF Printer 3.0 adds support for iOS 7, but more importantly, introduces an integrated document scanner for creating PDFs from hard copy documents.

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Debenu releases commercial PDF Viewer SDK add-on

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Australian-based Debenu has released a paid add-on to its flagship developer product, Debenu Quick PDF Library. Known as Debenu PDF Viewer SDK, the add-on works with the core technology to quickly add PDF viewing functionality to Windows-based applications.

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OPINION: PDF Continues its March Toward Ubiquity

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About 20 years on, it looks like PDF’s inexorable march into dominance continues. The latest development is the US IRS’s decision to support PDF-based digital signatures on two key forms (8878 and 8879). The spec might say that ‘No specific technology is required’, but we all know that really means PDF. On a site called ‘Planet PDF’ though, we would say that!

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