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Acrobat/PDF: Thoughts on the First Decade

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Karl De Abrew, Planet PDF CEO, reflects on the near-decade since Acrobat v.1.0 was hatched (1993), noting several key stages in its development and toward the ever-growing acceptance and use of PDF, to Acrobat’s current status as a major breadwinner for Adobe Systems. This commentary was first published in a Seybold Seminars newsletter.

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OPINION: Electronic books: The final analysis

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In this somewhat tongue-in-cheek opinion piece, Planet PDF founder Karl De Abrew offers his take on the value and future of electronic books.

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PDF eBooks are Here to Stay

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With Stephen King sending a second round of shock waves through the book publishing industry this week, we’re re-purposing a column written initially for Adobe.com by Planet PDF’s Karl De Abrew that reflects on King’s first venture into the world of eBooks and PDF — the record-setting release of ‘Riding the Bullet’ a few months ago. Read More »

Using Digital Signatures with PDF

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With the recent signing of a new digital signatures law by U.S. President Bill Clinton, we’re re-posting a ‘Pulp Free’ column first written by Planet PDF’s Karl De Abrew for Adobe.com — a look at using using digital signatures in PDF documents.

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Using Digital Signatures with Microsoft Outlook

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In a related ‘Pulp Free’ column by De Abrew for Adobe.com, he offers guidance on using digital certificates and digital signatures with Microsoft Outlook email.

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PDF templates – the invisible paper

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Bryan Guignard takes a pragmatic approach to his column with his PDF Templates kit. This kit consists of two files. The Template Interface, and a second PDF file which is a sample of invisible PDF paper along with the PostScript code snippet used to create it.

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The PostScript Thinker

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Planet PDF talks to Glenn Reid, among other things, expert in PostScript. Glenn has written and published two books with Addison-Wesley on the PostScript Language – one is Adobe’s ‘Green Book’. Glenn disusses the development of PostScript and its relationship to PDF.

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