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PDF files can comply with Section 508. Now it’s your move.

Problem: you host PDF files, and they are some of the most heavily downloaded files on your site. You need to make them compliant with Section 508. At the same time, you want them to deliver a good experience to the end-user, beyond formal compliance. Can it be done?

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An Introduction to Accessible PDF

Accessibility is not an especially familiar concept in the computing world. Most of us encounter the idea of accessibility often enough by way of special vehicle parking spaces, ramps, braille signage, beeping crosswalks, and so on. Improving accessibility is more than a courtesy, it is an accepted and vital goal of any advanced society.

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Tags or Scripts for Accessible Forms?

Forms pose special challenges for PDF files. Early in 2003, I asked Bryan Guignard for his view on this complex and thorny subject.

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The many varied uses of PDF

Almost anything you can do with a piece of paper, you can do with a PDF. And with a PDF, you can do so much more. Here’s a simple list of the many ways in which business and government put PDF to use, everyday.

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What is Acrobat Reader?

‘Adobe Acrobat Reader’: was retired by Adobe in May, 2003 with the release of Adobe Reader 6.0. Where did it go?

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What is Adobe Acrobat?

The core desktop application from Adobe Systems for creating and managing PDFs. Adobe Acrobat 6.01 is available in Standard and Professional versions, as well as ‘Elements’ for large-scale corporate desktops.

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What is Adobe Reader?

The truly essential application, Adobe Systems’ Reader, now at version 6.01, sets the standard for viewing and printing PDF files. If you don’t already have Adobe Reader 6.01 installed, we strongly suggest you do so. It’s free.

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What is PDF?

Word, Excel, TIFF. PostScript, HTML, XML, all have their pluses and minuses – but none of them are PDF. What makes our favorite format so special to business and government? In celebration of PDF technology, Duff delivers a little history of the magic behind the world’s most popular electronic document file format.

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Why send a PDF?

Too many people sending too many Word files makes for clogged networks and nasty surprises. Find out why PDF just beats the pants off of Word files when it comes to reliable delivery of an original document. If you used to fax or mail it, you’ll want to PDF it.

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PDF Online 101″ – A Crash Course”

It’s easy to make sure a PDF is well groomed before you post it to the web or email it for all to see. In this article, we tell you want to check for.

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