Tag: ebook

Ubiquitous PDF: The Crooked Letter now available as a free PDF download

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As reported on BoingBoing, publishing company Pyr has released Sean Williams’ novel, The Crooked Letter, as a free PDF download.

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Ubiquitous PDF: Launching a WordPress Blog

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If you are keen to join the buzz of the blogosphere and get your opinions out there but don’t know the first thing about blogging services, help is at hand. Courtesy of authors Tina Clarke and Pat Geary, you can now download a free eBook that outlines the steps required to set up a blog using popular blogging service Word Press.

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This week in PDF: Adobe releases eBook software

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This week in PDF sees Adobe announce its new eBook software offering, while Cyproof releases an automated proofreading product for PDF documents.

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Ubiquitous PDF: Building Flashy Web sites

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Looking to create a Web site with a little more pizzazz? Now you can build complete, Flash-based Web sites with a little assistance from a free eBook, courtesy of http://www.ebooknetworking.com.

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Ubiquitous PDF: Java Game Programming for Dummies

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Keen to add a little action to your Web site but don’t know how? One option is to add Java-based games — perhaps a viable option for even the less coding-savvy among us with the help of free PDF eBook Java Game Programming for Dummies. According to its entry on Ebooknetworking.com, the eBook is ‘The fun and easy way to create your own games and put them on your Web page.’

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Karl’s Corner: Digital Editions

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The latest rumblings and ramblings from BinaryThing CEO Karl De Abrew. This week, Karl talks about Adobe’s new eBook viewer, currently in beta.

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Free PDF eBooks from Google

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If you haven’t heard yet, Google has just announced that a bunch of the books it has been scanning for its Google Books Library Program are now available for free download as PDFs. There’s no doubt Google needs to be applauded for the idea, but the execution (i.e. the books they’ve produced) could definitely do with some work. The PDF books are difficult to download, large in size, of such low resolution they’re difficult to read, cannot be searched, and do not allow the user to copy text from them. It’s left me wondering what Google expects people to do with the books.

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Karl’s Corner: Bigger than ‘Save As PDF’

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The latest rumblings and ramblings from BinaryThing CEO Karl De Abrew. This week, Karl talks about what several other commentators have to say about the developing situation between Microsoft and Adobe and Microsoft’s XPS format.

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Planet PDF CEO reflects on Orlando PDF conference

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It’s halfway through the AGI’s latest PDF Conference — 14 sessions in total across three tracks covering all manner of topics across the areas of general Acrobat/PDF, forms, print production, JavaScript, archiving and more — and intrepid Planet PDF CEO Karl De Abrew gives his event highlights and observations.

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Day Two at the Orlando PDF Conference

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First up, with regard to the wild
rumors that I’d discussed yesterday, well, it seems that
these were indeed just that. I’d heard on the grapevine that Adobe
was planning to remove support for AcroForms in preference for
Adobe Designer in an upcoming version of Acrobat and, although initial
Adobe reps were unwilling to either confirm or deny this wild
speculation, Adobe Acrobat Group Product Manager Rick Brown
categorically dispelled the rumor and stated that not only will
AcroForms be fully functional, but that you’ll also be able to
create them from within Acrobat as well.

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