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Best of Planet PDF 2 released

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Planet PDF has just released the long-lost second edition of its annual ‘Best bits’ compilation. The free Best of Planet PDF publication contains Planet PDF’s biggest articles from 2004 (yep, 2004). Volume 2 is 83 pages full of select Planet PDF news features, tips, interviews, product information and more that was published at Planet PDF during 2004.

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PDF Master: Bruno Lowagie

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To commemorate 20+ years of PDF, Planet PDF has conducted a new series of interviews with PDF masters, movers and shakers in the PDF universe. In this instalment, iText’s Bruno Lowagie talks about key changes in the PDF landscape, including recognition as a standard, the status of XFA, and and the impact of the rise of mobile computing.

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Leonard Rosenthol: First Impressions of Acrobat 7.0

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When Leonard Rosenthol co-founded PDF Sages, he was already one of the most well known and respected software developers for the Apple Macintosh, with a strong pedigree in PDF after noteworthy stints at Adobe and Appligent. Planet PDF recently caught up with this seasoned speaker and true PDF sage to get his take on Adobe’s latest Acrobat offering.

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Duff Johnson: First Impressions of Acrobat 7.0

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One of the pioneers introducing PDF to the enterprise, Duff Johnson founded Document Solutions, Inc. in 1996 to leverage the power of the then-emerging PDF format in publishing and business communications. In an interview with Planet PDF, the PDF and accessibility guru shares his thoughts about Acrobat 7.0 and what it means for the PDF industry. Dan Shea reports.

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Max Wyss: First Impressions of Acrobat 7.0

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Styled ‘The guru of PDF scripting,’ this genial Swiss’s expertise with PDF-based forms has seen him in great demand as a speaker and consultant on four continents. Planet PDF caught up with the PRODOK Engineering principal to chat about the recent release of Adobe’s Acrobat 7.0 product family, which ships with an updated and renamed forms application in Adobe LiveCycle Designer. Dan Shea reports.

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Q/A: Adobe’s John Landwehr on LiveCycle Policy Server

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Adobe’s John Landwehr talks with Planet PDF about the highly-anticipated LiveCycle Policy Server — a server-based solution that allows for the real-time administration of security ‘policies’ for PDF documents. Planet PDF Editor Kurt Foss reports.

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diron Head Talks PDF, Standards and Automation

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Inspired by his family’s scientific background, Thomas Roedding began developing software at 15, and by 1991, had already founded his own company. Thirteen years down the track, Planet PDF gets the workflow automation specialist’s take on PDF’s present and near future.

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PDFaloud Creator Speaks Up About PDF

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Martin McKay has worked all his adult life in assistive technology. His company, Texthelp, has been helping to make the most popular document formats accessible to people who cannot read. This ultimately resulted in a strong focus on PDF, so Planet PDF caught up with him to get his take on PDF’s present and future with respect to assistive technologies.

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PDF Master: Thomas Merz’s Take on PDF and Acrobat

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PDFlib GmbH founder and head Thomas Merz is a long-time expert in the areas of PostScript and PDF. Planet PDF recently caught up with the seasoned speaker and author to talk about PDF, the path that’s taken him to this point, and what the future holds for the format.

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Hans Hartman chats with Planet PDF

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Seybold Seminars Amsterdam Conference Chair shares his thoughts on PDF, conferences, and the future.

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