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Screamin’ Dean offers PDF-on-the-fly Posters

With his presidential campaign slumping, Howard Dean is hoping his supporters can again tap into its Internet-based bag of tricks — including on-the-fly campaign posters and flyers in PDF — to improve his chances of winning the Democratic Party nomination.

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Planning for Seybold(s) 2004

We’re looking ahead to this year’s major Seybold Seminars events, coming to Amsterdam in April and San Francisco in August.

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SmallBusiness Computing.com names Acrobat 6 Pro a Product of the Year

While much of Adobe’s recent promotion of Acrobat has focused on the larger corporate and government markets, small business users also consider the company’s PDF technology as among their most valuable software products, according to the results of voting by readers of SmallBusinessComputing.com.

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Acrobat 6 Downloads — To Try and/or Buy

In addition to providing a free 30-day tryout version of Acrobat for the first time, Adobe now offers the option of ordering and immediately downloading from the Adobe Store both full and upgrade versions of Acrobat 6.

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Federal court report suggests Microsoft targeting Adobe, Acrobat

Massachusetts is the lone state still pursuing harsher punishment for Microsoft’s antitrust violations, having not agreed to the previous settlement terms between the software company, the Department of Justice and a number of other states. Late last week the Massachusetts attorney general filed a court report alleging that Microsoft is continuing its monopolistic practices by stifling competition with several Internet search engines and with a similar campaign against Adobe Acrobat/PDF.

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Feature(s) you’d like to see in future Acrobat?

You don’t need to be an official Adobe beta tester to be able offer feature suggestions on future product releases, including Acrobat or the free Reader. Provide your feedback — description and reasoning — via an Adobe.com form (HTML).

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Belated Rose betting admission fuels thorny baseball debate

Banished baseball legend Pete Rose hoped the long missing-in-action confession in his new book admitting that he did bet on games in the mid-1980s would resolve the debate and enhance his chances of getting into the sport’s Hall of Fame. But the 225-page report that led to Rose being banned — made available for downloading in PDF by the lead investigator — also makes for great reading as we report.

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Recent Acrobat 6 books offer tips, in-depth instruction

Watch for our upcoming double promotion and contest featuring two recently released Acrobat 6 books, both by Donna Baker (one in collaboration with Tom Carson.

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Jan. 16 is early reg. deadline for Microtype’s PDF-oriented seminars

Friday is the deadline for early discounted registration for a pair of multi-city and multi-date seminars led by Shlomo Perets of Microtype. ‘Interactive PDFs with InDesign CS’ and ‘FrameMaker-to-Acrobat Advanced Techniques’ will be held at various locations over the next few months. Perets is also the author of our ‘PDF Best Practices’ series of columns.

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Las Vegas-area district court offers interactive PDF forms

Discounting the apparent joke wedding and annulment that made news in Las Vegas last weekend, the popular tourist area is considered one of the top destinations for getting hitched. The local district court does its part, making a wide assortment of relevant information — including PDF-based marriage application forms — available online.

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