Author: Kurt Foss

Ubiquitous PDF: Online Vatican newspaper as Pope memorabilia

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While millions are flocking to Rome, Italy to celebrate the life of Pope John Paul II, who died last week, some may instead turn to the online home of The Holy See to read about the most recent Pope’s 26-year reign and the upcoming procedures to select a new head of the Catholic Church. The Vatican-based newspaper is available for download in multiple languages and in PDF.

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Ubiquitous PDF: Living Will forms dictate health-care decisions

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The controversial case of Terri Schiavo, lingering for 15 years in a persistent vegetative state and the center of a medical conflict pitting her husband against her parents, has highlighted the value of having a living will prepared in advance. Numerous organizations and Web sites offer guidance and example forms in PDF.

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Ubiquitous PDF: NCAA Basketball Tournament Brackets Abound

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With the annual college basketball tournaments set to begin this week, U.S. sports fans are busy filling out the brackets — many versions available for download in PDF — that outline the playoff matchups. Many office pools offer small rewards, or at least water cooler bragging rights, to those who pick the most winners.

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Ubiquitous PDF: Don’t be a Super Bowl couch potato

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Download a one-page, printable PDF describing
a set of easy exercises that can be done during
this weekend’s Super Bowl game.

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Ubiquitous PDF: Hush cards in PDF fight cell phone abuse

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A set of free-to-download, printable ‘SHHH! cards’ are intended to be used to alert cell phone users that their public bantering is annoying to others.

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Ubiquitous PDF: Documents detail 55th Presidential Inauguration

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Numerous PDF-based documents available on a special
federal government Web site offer insights into some of the
logistics of and the ensuing hoopla associated with the 55th
Presidential Inauguration.

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Ubiquitous PDF: Updated dietary guidelines — Americans should eat less, exercise more

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The newly revised, PDF-based ‘Dietary Guidelines for
Americans 2005′ from the federal government suggests that
citizens eat smarter and less, and exercise regularly and
more.

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Q/A: Adobe’s John Landwehr on LiveCycle Policy Server

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Adobe’s John Landwehr talks with Planet PDF about the highly-anticipated LiveCycle Policy Server — a server-based solution that allows for the real-time administration of security ‘policies’ for PDF documents. Planet PDF Editor Kurt Foss reports.

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BinaryThing reaches out to support, promote Tsunami disaster relief

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BinaryThing, the parent company of Planet PDF, PDF Store,
ARTS PDF and other Acrobat/PDF-oriented business ventures, is
expressing its concern and support for the Asian disaster
relief efforts through several fund-raising efforts aimed at
helping the survivors of the December 26, 2004 earthquake and
tsunami in the Indian Ocean region.

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Acrobat 7.0 now available for online purchase & download

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Adobe Systems has begun selling both the full version of and
upgrades to its Acrobat 7.0 family of software products,
currently available only for online purchase and immediate
download from its Adobe Store.

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