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PDF Master: Duff Johnson

To commemorate 20+ years of PDF, Planet PDF has conducted a new series of interviews with PDF masters, movers and shakers in the PDF universe. In this installment, we speak to Duff Johnson, long-time friend of Planet PDF and a man right at the centre of PDF, as international Project Leader for the PDF specification itself (ISO 32000).

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Recovery Test

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

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)

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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tetra4D updates 3D PDF Converter

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

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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Linking to Pages or Destinations Within PDFs

Ever wanted to link through to specific pages or named destinations within your PDF files? This tip from Jeremy Koadlow explains how.

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Debenu Quick PDF Library version 10 Upgrade – includes Delphi XE5 support, AES-256 Encryption, QR Code and more

Debenu, released version 10 of their pioneering PDF SDK, Debenu Quick PDF Library. Available in single and multi licenses for Windows, Mac and Server development. In an important step forward for the SDK a range of great new innovative features and enhancements have been included.

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Create A PDF in OS X

Programs exist offering the functionality to export, save or convert a file you are working on to a PDF. Sometimes (like viewing webpages) this isn’t supported but you do have a workaround. You are still able to create a PDF of your work.

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Microsoft Word 2013 Welcomes PDF Reflow Integration Into Software

Microsoft Office Word 2013 brings a host of added new features to your desktop toolkit, with this years update integrating saving and sharing files in the cloud, shared online meetings and automatic formatting of data from Excel. In addition to the ability to open and edit PDF file types within the Microsoft word document, called PDF reflow.

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