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Cordova, Xamarin, and PDF

PDF is platform independent, and a well-worn veteran in the world of document exchange. That said, the delivery, display and usage environment has changed somewhat over the past 5 years. Fancy applications that perform all those useful tasks…

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UWP and PDF

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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Back to the past 2002

Looking back to 2002, it’s amazing how much of the prediction became a reality. Take a read and see what you think!

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Acrobat & PDF Developer Libraries

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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PDF Standards

Years ago (and years!) when we used to talk about PDF as being the most prominent document format, we’d always have to add a quick, under-the-breath, ‘de-facto standard’. But when it came to being 100 percent assured that it would be around in years to come, it’s always been a case of biting our collective lips and hoping for the best. What we would do if Adobe pulled the plug? Over the past two years, though, it’s been nothing but standards, standards, standards when it comes to PDF. In fact, there are so many that it’s easy to lose track. In this feature article, Planet PDF Editor Karl De Abrew helps to de-mystify the ever-increasing range of PDF-based standards.

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PDF Master: Eugene Y Xiong talks with Planet PDF

Planet PDF talks with another Master of the PDF Universe, Eugene Y. Xiong, Founder and Chairman of the Board at Foxit Software Inc. in Fremont California. Xiong is a quiet yet astounding achiever, you (usually) won’t find him talking at conferences, exhibits, or publishings, but what you will find is the result of his leadership in places you would never expect.

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Scanned documents to high-compressed PDF

Color scanning is state-of-the-art today. Scanner hardware can produce color scans with high-quality from small MFP scanners up to high-end production scanners.

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Why eBooks and mobile devices don’t (yet) pose an existential threat to the PDF

Continuous upheaval is what makes watching the technology industry so exciting. David vs. Goliath battles are waged every day, with startups often winning against much larger businesses. For years and years, many have predicted the decline of the PDF given its age and perceived disadvantages. Today, with the PDF losing ground in emerging areas like mobile and eBooks, the calls for its ultimate demise are growing louder.

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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 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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