Tag: open

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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Ubiquitous PDF: The Free Penguin Project

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Some Linux fans woke up one day and asked themselves an important question. ‘Why is it,’ they said, ‘that on the one hand in the Linux world all code of software is freely available and on the other hand the code to compile a soft toy penguin is still not open source?’

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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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This week in PDF: Microsoft XML format accepted as ISO standard

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This week in PDF has seen Microsoft’s Office Open XML format officially placed on a par with PDF, the release of a 2D PDF barcode reader and an update to a PDF conversion utility. Also this week, Acrobatusers.com launched a PDF forms and LiveCycle Designer Templates contest.

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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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Using Bookmarks to open files and other tricks

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Acrobat bookmarks are capable of far more than just pointing to chapter headings in PDF eContent. What about the idea of linking to related resources from a master document? ‘Trial notebook,’ anyone? In this tip, PDFforLawyers.com founder Ernest Svenson explains how to get more out of your Acrobat bookmarks.

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Setting the Opening View in a PDF

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First impressions count. Whether it’s just to save time, or just to give the right impression, it’s possible to set the initial view of your PDF documents from within Acrobat. In this Acrobat tip, Ted Padova explains how.

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Opening and Navigating a PDF Document

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Acrobat provides many means for page navigation and viewing. In this tip, author Ted Padova teaches you to set a zoom level and scroll through pages with tools located in the Toolbar Well and in the Status Bar.

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PDF Makes Strong Showing Down Under at Open Publish

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PDF played a part in a number of sessions that were officially outside the PDF track this year. The conference, staged in Sydney’s CBD, has evolved from a strong XML and SGML base, which makes the increased prominence of PDF an encouraging sign for Adobe, whose focus in recent years has been on the integration of XML and PDF.

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Controling How Your PDF Displays on Opening

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To control how your PDF files are opened you need to adjust the Open Settings.

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