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PDF Linearization (AKA Fast Web View): Why it Matters and How to Do it

In this article, Planet PDF’s Dan Shea outlines what linearization means in the context of PDF, along with why and when it is most useful. The piece also briefly touches upon several available solutions for linearizing PDFs and/or viewing linearized PDFs.

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PDF Days coming to Washington and NYC

In just a few weeks, PDF Days are coming to the US with dedicated multi-track, all-day educational events in both Washington (December 10) and New York City (December 11).

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PDF Master: Thom Parker

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. This time, we speak to Windjack Solutions’ Thom Parker about key changes in the PDF landscape, including the increasing sophistication of PDF forms solutions and the meteoric rise of mobile computing.

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Debenu Updates PDF Aerialist, Adds Visual Reports

Debenu today announced an update to its popular multi-function plug-in. Debenu PDF Aerialist 12.1 includes a range of new, improved or fixed features, with most changes relating to the handling of PDF bookmarks and links.

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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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PDF Master: Bruno Lowagie

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 instalment, iText’s Bruno Lowagie talks about key changes in the PDF landscape, including recognition as a standard, the status of XFA, and and the impact of the rise of mobile computing.

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PDF Master: Mark Stephens

To take stock, reflect and commemorate more than 20 years of PDF, Planet PDF has conducted a new series of interviews with PDF masters, movers and shakers in the PDF universe. To kick off the new series, IDRsolutions CEO Mark Stephens talks about PDF development and the implications of the rise of mobile technology.

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Adobe says No” to XFA support in Adobe Reader Mobile”

Due to their self-contained nature, page fidelity, and sophisticated forms technology, PDF forms seem ideally suited for mobile devices. Nevertheless, Adobe has stated categorically that Adobe Reader Mobile will not add support for XFA-based PDF forms. In this article, Planet PDF considers the implications of Adobe’s position for forms creators and users.

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Adding a PDF Watermark

It’s straightforward to apply watermarks to PDF pages if you have the right software. Using the example of a review process, this tip uses the example of adding a ‘Draft’ watermark to a document in order to distinguish it from the final version. This tip shows you how to accomplish this popular task in Adobe Acrobat or Debenu PDF Tools Pro.

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