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This week in PDF: Adobe CEO passes the torch

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This week in PDF has seen Adobe’s CEO pass the torch, an update that adds forms functionality to a PDF creation and editing application and the release of a piece of consumer book-to-PDF conversion software.

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Adobe’s Chizen says Adobe Reader experience will change

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Adobe’s CEO Bruce Chizen this week during a Q&A session at the American Association of Publishers was quoted as saying, ‘We’re changing the experience of Acrobat Reader.’ Chizen went on to say that Adobe is aiming to take advantage of the growing numbers of people who access the Web through non-PC devices than PC devices in the next five years.

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This week in PDF: Competition and conversion…

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Server-side conversion to our favorite format seems to be the flavor of the week, with RealObjects, CambridgeDocs and Bluebeam Software all getting into the act. In other news, Adobe honcho unsurprisingly plays down the threats to Adobe’s PDF-based revenue posed by competitive products and UNIVERSE Software offers a solution to the PDF equivalent of losing your keys.

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Adobe to acquire Macromedia

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Adobe Systems has announced a definitive agreement to acquire Macromedia in an all-stock transaction valued at approximately $3.4 billion.

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Adobe promotes Narayen to President & COO

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Adobe Systems announced the promotion of Shantanu Narayen to the newly created position of president and chief operating officer.

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Adobe CEO Chizen has company on track, exceeding expectations

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In a recent interview with the Wharton School, Adobe CEO Bruce Chizen talks about the current company makeover toward becoming the ‘enterprise software company,’ in step with goals he shared with Planet PDF in mid-2001.

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Chizen outlines Adobe future for, beyond Acrobat

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In a Computing interview, Adobe CEO and president Bruce Chizen discusses the company’s plans for the future, including its Acrobat/PDF-oriented opportunities and others related to imaging products and services. He cites custom PDF development as the company’s ‘biggest competitor.’

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Adobe CEO Chizen hopes to build Acrobat PDF legacy

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Bruce Chizen, President and CEO of Adobe Systems, recently discussed with Planet PDF a range of related, Acrobat-centric topics. In the interview, he talks about the growing importance of Acrobat within the company’s product line, the launch of Acrobat 5.0, his own Acrobat-dependent legacy, Adobe’s new ‘Network Publishing’ vision, its approach to ebooks, an upcoming release of a PDF Forms Fill-in product and the future release of a single, dual-purpose Reader.

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