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This week in PDF: Forms, (standards) bodies and Miami heat

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Welcome to the first edition of ‘This week in PDF,’ a new weekly column designed to give a quick overview of major developments in and around the PDF space. This week sees a new release of Jaws PDF Creator 4.0 for the Mac, while the Ghent PDF Workgroup takes center stage in Miami and an online HTML form processor adds PDF support.

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DSI releases Reflow Optimization Service for PDF

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Document Solutions, Inc. (DSI), has announed the immediate availability of Reflow Optimization Services for PDF. While there is a Reflow function available in Adobe Acrobat Professional, this alone is only reliable for relatively simple documents.

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PDF author creates spoof of Nielsen’s misguided ‘Alertbox’

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After reading the sometimes laughable criticisms of PDF made in a recent ‘Alertbox’ column by noted usability guru Jakob Nielsen, Doug Alford of Techneglas came up with a humorous spoof. We’re delighted to share his ‘CARS: Unfit for Human Transportation’ take-off on Nielsen’s ill-informed ‘PDF: Unfit for Human Consumption’ column.

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