Tag: office

This week in PDF: Microsoft licenses Adobe mobile tech

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This week in PDF has seen Microsoft and Adobe ink a new licensing pact, Adobe announce its first quarter financial results and the Ghent PDF Workgroup (GWG) release downloadable specifications for Microsoft Office document printing.

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Recosoft announces PDF2Office Professional 4.0 for Mac users

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Japan-based Recosoft Corporation has announced the release of PDF2Office Professional 4.0 for Mac OS X. The release features significant upgrades for users including Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard support.

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This week in PDF: The X(ML) factor

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In what is becoming a recurring motif, both Microsoft and Adobe are making news this week, in this case, both with XML-relevant items. Datalogics has also gotten into the act, releasing a new version of the Adobe PDF Library for licensing.

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This week in PDF: Office-to-PDF widget released

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This week in PDF, Microsoft launches its PDF export widget, Adobe introduces a new document security solution and the PDF/A Competence Center welcomes its first official member in the US.

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OPINION: Clash of the Titans

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BinaryThing CEO Karl De Abrew (now Debenu CEO) explores the pending conflict between software giants Adobe and Microsoft. Reports are coming in all across the globe that Adobe isn’t content to let Microsoft shoot forth with a basic Save As PDF for Office 12. The WSJ is reporting that talks between the two software companies have reached an impasse during the past week as are The Street, Slashdot and many, many others.

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This week in PDF: Jaws PDF Editor 3 released

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This week in PDF, the column looks at major updates to the PDF viewer that looks like a Windows app but sounds like a killer shark and a conversion utility that allows users to open PDF files in Microsoft Office along with the release of a new tool that should make exporting to PDF that much easier.

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While you were sleeping… (off your holiday cheer)

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The world of PDF has been far from idle over the Northern Winter, and much has happened in and around the format that we know and love. Among other things, Adobe announced its Q4 financial results, Sony released a new dedicated eBook reader and Microsoft has made progress in its quest for standardization.

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Editorial: Microsoft’s open Office plan…

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After the announcement of native PDF support in the next version of Office, Microsoft breaks another long-held taboo: it has moved to publish the specifications for its proprietary Office formats and applied to have them made into international standards. What is going on? Dan Shea explores the issue in his latest editorial.

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ThinkFree Office Online adds PDF and German language support

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ThinkFree has recently added significant features to its innovative online solution. ThinkFree Office Online offers functionality similar to that of Microsoft Office via a free online service. While already intriguing, the PDF relevance was introduced with the latest update, which adds support for PDF output and the German language.

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Editorial: Microsoft comes to the PDF party

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For a long time, it has appeared as though Microsoft wasn’t a big fan of PDF. In recent times, the Redmond giant has released various technologies that have been tagged as ‘PDF killers.’ That may now be set to change, as the next version of Office is to have native PDF support. Dan Shea explores this topic in his latest editorial.

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