Author: Rowan Hanna

Planet PDF Team

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Foxit’s Planet PDF Team’s experience extends back to the very beginning of PDF. We have not only watched the development of PDF as a standard document exchange format, we expanded our knowledge by using the technology.

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UWP and PDF

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Remember back in the 90s, when desktops were all the rage, and laptops and smartphones were, well, mostly non-existent. The powerful technology from Microsoft at that time included Windows 3.1, Windows NT and Windows 98. Well, fast-forward 30 odd years into the future, and powerful devices that can display things using Microsoft Windows Universal Platform (UWP) technology are everywhere. By using this technology, software developers can now create universal apps for use on Xbox One, Hololens and of course, Windows 10, and Windows Mobile..

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Acrobat & PDF Developer Libraries

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Numerous third-parties produce libraries that can be used to create PDF. This page collects some of the better known PDF developer offerings.

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ConnectedPDF_launches

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The number of PDFs currently distributed is estimated to be over 2.5 trillion! The main areas of concern are based on making use of PDF in medium to large businesses.

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PDF Days Europe 2016

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The PDF Days Europe 2016 conference will be held between the 14th and 15th of June in Berlin, Germany. 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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Foxit Acquires LuraTech

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Foxit Corporation, the company behind the hugely popular Foxit Reader and Foxit PhantomPDF, has announced the acquisition of LuraTech Imaging GmbH and all its subsidiaries.

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PDF Is A Platform

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With the PDF Technical Conference in San Jose coming up shortly — 19th and 20th of October — it’s worth taking a few minutes to review one of the major themes that will be discussed at the conference: PDF as a platform.

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PDF Technical Conference 2015

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The PDF Technical Conference 2015 will be held this year on the 19th and 20th of October in San Jose. It’s a two day conference that takes an in-depth look at PDF from the perspective of developers, IT managers and product managers.

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Convert scanned PDFs to text documents using Google Drive

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Converting a scanned PDF to text hasn’t always been easy or cheap, but with the optical character recognition (OCR) technology to Google Drive, it is now free and pretty easy to boot. In this article Rowan Hanna takes a closer look at how to convert scanned PDFs to text documents using Google Drive.

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Two Passwords Are Better Than One: The Low-Down On PDF Security

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For people who don’t spend their time looking at PDF files in text editors*, PDF security is a sometimes misunderstood beast.

For example, those document restrictions that PDF files sometimes have — no Printing, Content Copying, Page Extraction, etc — are essentially useless unless the PDF also has a User Password.

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