Author: Karl De Abrew

Cordova, Xamarin, and PDF

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PDF is platform independent, and a well-worn veteran in the world of document exchange. That said, the delivery, display and usage environment has changed somewhat over the past 5 years. Fancy applications that perform all those useful tasks…

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Where oh where are PDF digital signatures from?

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Finally – after 41 years, from Diffie and Hellman’s concept in 1976 through to real-life production usage in 2017, digital signatures are now in regular use: yes, penned signatures, wax seals and paper itself are finally taking a back-seat. And a big driver in making this a success is PDF.

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Upcoming PDF Events

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PDF Camp Berlin September 21, 2017 PDF Camp Berlin is back! Mark September 21-22 in your agenda. BASTA! Anniversary Conference For over 20 years Basta! is the leading and independent conference for Microsoft-Technologies and JavaScript. Special edition of…

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Back to the past 2002

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Looking back to 2002, it’s amazing how much of the prediction became a reality. Take a read and see what you think!

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Microsoft’s Print to PDF has gone awry

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Well, this could be more than just a little problem. Using Microsoft Edge’s Print to PDF feature could put the wrong text in the wrong place at the wrong time.

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The European PDF Event of the Year 2017

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With less than two weeks to go, I’m getting pretty excited about the PDF Days Europe 2017. Aside from schooling my German, it also gives me some great access to the latest and greatest PDF experts.

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Great additions to Microsoft Edge preview with Insider Build 16188

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As part of the latest release of Windows Insider Preview Build, Microsoft Edge’s PDF Reader has been souped up to include new features to provide more support for PDF reading

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PDF Standards

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Years ago (and years!) when we used to talk about PDF as being the most prominent document format, we’d always have to add a quick, under-the-breath, ‘de-facto standard’. But when it came to being 100 percent assured that it would be around in years to come, it’s always been a case of biting our collective lips and hoping for the best. What we would do if Adobe pulled the plug? Over the past two years, though, it’s been nothing but standards, standards, standards when it comes to PDF. In fact, there are so many that it’s easy to lose track. In this feature article, Planet PDF Editor Karl De Abrew helps to de-mystify the ever-increasing range of PDF-based standards.

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PDF Master: Eugene Y Xiong talks with Planet PDF

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Planet PDF talks with another Master of the PDF Universe, Eugene Y. Xiong, Founder and Chairman of the Board at Foxit Software Inc. in Fremont California. Xiong is a quiet yet astounding achiever, you (usually) won’t find him talking at conferences, exhibits, or publishings, but what you will find is the result of his leadership in places you would never expect.

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Live stream! PDF Days Europe 2016

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Quickly jump in now to visit the real-time stream from PDF Days in Europe using YouTube. Topics will include PDF in the mobile device context, accessible PDF documents and forms, electronic invoice solutions and more. Planet PDF highly recommends attending this conference.

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