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This week in PDF: Microsoft XML format accepted as ISO standard

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This week in PDF has seen Microsoft’s Office Open XML format officially placed on a par with PDF, the release of a 2D PDF barcode reader and an update to a PDF conversion utility. Also this week, Acrobatusers.com launched a PDF forms and LiveCycle Designer Templates contest.

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This week in PDF: Martin Bailey to head XPS standards committee

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In a follow-up to last week’s announcement of a pending PDF-competing standard, this week in PDF sees the head of the committee responsible named, an update to a PDF workflow tool and the State of Illinois adopting a suite of PDF solutions.

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This week in PDF: PDF competitor to form basis for new document standard

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While Adobe courted controversy with its ‘Send to FedEx Kinko’s’, this week in PDF sees drafting begin on a standard based on a PDF competitor, the release of a free, PDF-based patent widget and a major update to a PDF printing tool.

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This week in PDF: The X(ML) factor

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In what is becoming a recurring motif, both Microsoft and Adobe are making news this week, in this case, both with XML-relevant items. Datalogics has also gotten into the act, releasing a new version of the Adobe PDF Library for licensing.

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While you were sleeping… (off your holiday cheer)

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The world of PDF has been far from idle over the Northern Winter, and much has happened in and around the format that we know and love. Among other things, Adobe announced its Q4 financial results, Sony released a new dedicated eBook reader and Microsoft has made progress in its quest for standardization.

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Editorial: Microsoft’s open Office plan…

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After the announcement of native PDF support in the next version of Office, Microsoft breaks another long-held taboo: it has moved to publish the specifications for its proprietary Office formats and applied to have them made into international standards. What is going on? Dan Shea explores the issue in his latest editorial.

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