Tag: media

Go social with Foxit Reader 5.1

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Foxit has released an upgrade to its popular PDF viewer. Foxit Reader 5.1 adds integration with Facebook and Twitter, along with Read Out Loud. Improvements to load time, text rendering, print and reading experience are also included in the upgrade.

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What do PDF and social media have in common?

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In the early days of PDF, most non-PDF people did not understand how much benefit this new technology was going to bring across all verticals in terms of changing how we all use content on a daily basis. And there really still is no way to predict in the next five or ten or twenty years all the new things that are going to emerge from the PDF world.

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This week in PDF: Global Graphics and Quark sign tech deal

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This week in PDF has seen a deal signed between Global Graphics and Quark, the release of a corporate ‘quick start’ package and an update to PDF compression tool.

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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: Esko-Graphics and Artwork Systems to merge

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While the threat posed by PDF-based spam waxed and waned, this week in PDF has seen the announcement of a PDF map repository, a Flash-based PDF tool and the official approval of a major merger.

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This week in PDF: New tool makes accessible PDF viewing a breeze

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This week in PDF sees another company announcing support for Adobe’s deluxe Acrobat product, Acrobat 3D, while Premier Assistive Technology teams with the University System of Georgia to make PDF documents more accessible.

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Picsel announces Proviewer

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Picsel Technologies has announced the release of its rich media solution for mobile devices will be available to consumers, citing public demand as the main reason for the release. Proviewer will support Symbian and Palm platforms at the time of its launch at the end of January.

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Adobe completes Macromedia acquisition

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Adobe has announced the completion of its acquisition of Macromedia, Inc. The stock-based transaction was formally finalized on December 3, and as a result, shares of Macromedia common stock were converted for the right to receive 1.38 shares of Adobe common stock.

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INM releases Impressario Xtra 2 and PDF Xtra 7

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Integration New Media has announced a pair of new releases centered around PDF integration for Authorware. Between them, INM’s Impressario Xtra 2 and INM’s PDF Xtra 7, bring a swag of new features including support for Acrobat and Reader 7, multi-line form fields, customizable toolbars, pre-scripted Knowledgebase Objects and a hands-on First Steps tutorial.

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MediaBox, BleedBox and TrimBox info in Adobe Acrobat 6

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When creating PDFs that are PDF/X compliant it is a requirement that the MediaBox, TrimBox and BleedBox are properly defined in the PDF. Acrobat 6’s Crop command is a handy tool to reference the various box sizes, as Cari Jansen explains in this tip.

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