Author: Rowan Hanna

Introducing Planet PDF Q&A

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Planet PDF will be releasing a new, wiki-based question-and-answer site. Contributing Editor Rowan Hanna explains what the new Planet PDF Q&A platform will mean for Planet PDF and its readers.

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Adobe Reader X released, sandbox included

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Adobe Systems, creator of the PDF format, has released Adobe Reader X, the 10th version of its ubiquitous PDF viewing software.

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Acrobat X is out in the wild, but you might not recognize it

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Hot off the production line, Acrobat X has just been released with a handful of new features and a slick new look. Planet PDF’s Rowan Hanna takes a closer look at the changes and speculates about whether Adobe has gone far enough with its redesign.

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PDF Watermark Software for stamping PDF documents

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PDF Watermark Software is a system utility for watermarking PDF documents. PDF Watermark Software allows users to insert text and image as background onto the PDF pages.

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Debenu acquires ARTS PDF, announces free upgrades to Acrobat X for plug-ins

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Debenu has acquired ARTS PDF and its range of Acrobat plug-ins and PDF solutions. In addition, it announced today that all owners of its existing plug-ins will receive free upgrades to Acrobat X compatible versions.

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Google Chrome gets its own slick PDF viewer

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A lot of people dislike the experience of viewing a PDF in a web browser. A common complaint is that users are typically in for a long wait, because a separate desktop application needs to be launched and embedded within the browser before the PDF can be displayed. Google Chrome’s new native PDF viewer offers a neat solution to this issue, according to Planet PDF’s Rowan Hanna.

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PDF-XChange now available for free for creating PDFs

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Tracker Software is offering PDF-XChange Lite 4.0, its lightweight software for creating and editing PDFs, as a freeware for non-commercial and academic use. PDF-XChange Lite 4.0 is derived from company’s flagship PDF-XChange line of commercial products.

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Qoppa releases enhanced Java PDF Libraries and Components

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Qoppa Software announced the release of new versions of its Java PDF Libraries and Java PDF Components. The new libraries and components include new PDF features and improved memory management and performance.

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A new version of Scan2CAD for PDF conversion

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Softcover announced a new version v8 of Scan2CAD, its flagship Raster to Vector conversion software, now with integrated capability for PDF to CAD conversion. Scan2CAD v8 now supports conversion of PDF files into DXF files which can be edited or used on GIS, CAD and CNC software.

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