Tag: livecycle

What happened to the Portable in PDF?

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A huge selling point of PDF has always been that it is not limited to any one echo-system, making document exchange possible no matter the hardware or operating system being used. In this article Rowan Hanna looks at how the portability of PDF is being threatened by crippled-PDFs.

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This week in PDF: Google Docs adds limited PDF support

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This week in PDF has seen Google add PDF functionality to its online document service and a pair of Adobe-related announcements, including an update to its LiveCycle enterprise solution and the inclusion of licensed preflight technology in Acrobat 9 Professional.

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This week in PDF: Adobe releases the Technical Communication Suite

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This week in PDF has seen an update to an established document and PDF conversion product, the release of a new Adobe product bundle and a new pact allowing a solution provider to offer Reader Extensions as a service.

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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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Adobe adds PDF tool to LifeCycle

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Ok, if you can afford the LiveCycle Enterprise Suite, which starts at US$50,000, then you’ll be glad to hear that Adobe has widened the software program (per its announcement on Monday) to enable users to create Form Guides and flash-based graphics so users can more easily utilize and incorporate online PDF content.

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FormRouter announces new pricing for Reader-enabling service

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FormRouter, Inc. has announced new pricing options for organizations deploying PDF forms that require extended rights such as local save and digital signatures. FormRouter is currently the only PDF Application Service Provider (ASP) licensed by Adobe to activate PDF usage rights for customers within North America.

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Adobe LiveCycle Designer and Acrobat PDF Forms: Under the Hood

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Form producers around the world now need to contend with not one, but two PDF-based forms technologies from Adobe: the older Acrobat (AKA AcroForms) model, and the newer XFA form model introduced with Adobe LiveCycle Designer. Which is better? Do we need both? Author Ted Padova’s latest article for Planet PDF takes readers ‘under the hood’ to find out.

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PDF Conference filling post-event workshops

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As it has in previous years, PDF Conference will be running a series of pre- and post-show workshops that run anywhere from a half day to two full days in length. The range of topics includes forms, JavaScript, developer topics, LiveCycle Designer and others, and some tutorials will feature giveaways to sweeten the pot.

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Adobe updates LiveCycle server offerings

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Adobe announced today significant enhancements to its Adobe LiveCycle server platform. The update means that LiveCycle now delivers visual assembly of process automation applications without the need for programming and Business Activity Monitoring (BAM) for visibility into business processes and the ability to integrate data from two-dimensional (2D) barcoded forms for paper-to-electronic automation.

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PDF security: Adobe LiveCycle Policy Server

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Part four in a series on PDF security, this article provides a little more information on Adobe’s server-based security solution. Adobe LiveCycle Policy Server (ALPS) allows for the creation, administration, application and authentication of security policies. This article covers the capabilities and uses of Policy Server.

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