Tag: opinion

EDITORIAL: Control versus convenience with eBooks

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There has been a lot said, printed, blogged and tweeted about eBooks over the years, both good and bad. Recently, the main focus of this discussion has been the issue of copyright, along with its close companions, document security and piracy. In this article, Dan Shea takes a trip down memory lane and outlines his position of cautious optimism about the future of eBooks.

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EDITORIAL: Should malformed PDF files be automatically repaired?

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PDF files come in all shapes and sizes. They vary from relatively simple to mind-numbingly complex. PDFs can also differ in their degree of conformance to the PDF specification — the bad ones are often called malformed PDFs. In this article, Rowan Hanna discusses the pros and cons of Adobe Acrobat automatically repairing these malformed PDF files.

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Letter to the editor: Acrobat 8 the weakest upgrade in years

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Not everyone is impressed by Adobe’s latest Acrobat offering. In this letter to the editor, well-known electronic publishing consultant, analyst and author Thad McIlroy claims that, despite his enduring love for Acrobat, version 8 is the weakest upgrade in years.

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Editorial: PDF under fire (again)

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Dan Shea discusses threats to the PDF format past, present and future. After enduring years of supposed ‘PDF killers,’ he believes that the greatest threat to PDF comes from within. Read more in his editorial.

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Claudia McCue: First Impressions of Acrobat 7.0

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A seasoned professional speaker, the Principal of independent training provider Practicalia has been an active participant on expert panels around the US for years. Planet PDF recently caught up with Claudia to find her first impressions on Adobe’s latest PDF offering.

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Commenting on PDF Comments

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How effectively do you use the native commenting features of Acrobat? Many times, the problem is that adding annotations and comments can almost be ‘Too easy’ resulting in cluttered documents that make life harder.

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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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