Tag: johnson

PDF Master: Duff Johnson

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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 installment, we speak to Duff Johnson, long-time friend of Planet PDF and a man right at the centre of PDF, as international Project Leader for the PDF specification itself (ISO 32000).

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Appligent updates enterprise-class redaction software

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Appligent Document Solutions has announced the availability of version 3 of its enterprise-class Redax Enterprise Server software for Windows, Linux 32-bit and 64-bit, and Solaris. According to the company, AIX and HP-UX releases will follow shortly.

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PDF accessibility expert reviews the Australian Government’s review

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Duff Johnson, CEO of Appligent Document Solutions and expert on PDF accessibility provides an insightful assessment of a review released by the Australian Government.

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What you don’t know about PDF can hurt you

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There has been a lot written lately about the ‘insecurity’ of PDF. Depending on the case, security issues can arise due to complacency on the part of users, software vulnerabilities, or both. In this article, Appligent Document Solutions CEO Duff Johnson outlines the problems and offers advice for minimizing PDF-related security risks.

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Why PDF?

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‘What’s the purpose of PDF? Why can’t I just send Word or Excel files; why should I bother converting to PDF?’ In this in-depth article, Appligent Document Solutions CEO Duff Johnson answers these questions and more as he makes the case for PDF.

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Datalogics partners with Appligent Document Solutions, releases Appligent PDF Forms API

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Datalogics, Inc. and Appligent Document Solutions (ADS) have announced the release of the Appligent PDF Forms API through a technology partnership between the two companies.

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Section 508 and PDF: The facts

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OK, so you need to ensure that your PDF documents are accessible and compliant with Section 508. How do you go about it? In this article, Appligent Document Solutions CEO Duff Johnson outlines 10 key facts relating to making compliant PDFs.

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Word doesn’t do Section 508, PDF gets the blame

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So, you think PDF is a problem when it comes to accessibility and Section 508 compliance? Some of the key gripes about the compliance of PDF files are actually due to limitations in Microsoft Word. Appligent Document Solutions CEO Duff Johnson explains in this feature article.

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Is PDF an open standard?

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On May 13, the founders of Adobe Systems stepped up to the microphone to deliver a response to Steve Jobs’ open letter about Flash. They say Adobe has acted on open standards while Apple offers mere words. In this article, Appligent Document Solutions CEO Duff Johnson provides some background that places their claims in context.

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No, PDF is NOT owned by Adobe!

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It is commonly believed that PDF is a proprietary format and that is owned by Adobe. Neither of these claims is now true — we all own PDF, explains Appligent Document Solutions CEO Duff Johnson.

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