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Digital Publication Design – PDFs Improve the Creative Process

Over the last dozen years, the explosive use of computer graphics has greatly expanded, speeded up, and improved the creative process. It has also cemented our reliance on telecommunications devices to quickly transfer proofs and files. In his latest article Scott Miller explores the use of PDF in content sharing, proofing, workgroups, prepress and more.

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PDF Web Capture – Creating a Millennium Family Tree

Looking for a good use of the Web Capture feature of Adobe Acrobat 4.0? Scott Miller explores its use and how it has been useful for tracing his family roots and building a family tree.

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Making portable documents accessible

For some users, key attributes of PDF — i.e. the ability to preserve complex layouts and use high-quality graphics — may in fact be barriers to communication. Adobe Systems has been working for years to improve the accessibility of PDF-based information for the visually disabled. Recent updates to Access Adobe, its accessibility-oriented Web site, describe a range of current solutions — including a new PDF Forms demo — and outline the company’s future plans.

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PDF – Remembering the first time

It’s hard to forget the first time. For each of us the experience was unique and one most of us cherish. Planet PDF’s Editor, Kurt Foss, reminisces on his first time with PDF and how it all began with Acrobat v. 1.0. Kurt shares his thoughts and knowledge on the world of PDF technology.

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All about compression in Distiller

So what is compression and which settings are the best? In this special, in-depth column, Aandi looks at what the compression types and settings in Acrobat Distiller mean, and what settings suit particular sorts of images.

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Getting text out of your PDF

Aandi talks about getting text out of your PDF and into other applications — why it does and doesn’t work, and what you can do with the new Acrobat.

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