Tag: prepress

Best of Planet PDF 2 released

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Planet PDF has just released the long-lost second edition of its annual ‘Best bits’ compilation. The free Best of Planet PDF publication contains Planet PDF’s biggest articles from 2004 (yep, 2004). Volume 2 is 83 pages full of select Planet PDF news features, tips, interviews, product information and more that was published at Planet PDF during 2004.

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GWG releases whitepaper on PDF/VT, PDF variable data printing standard

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The Ghent Workgroup (GWG) has released a whitepaper that explains PDF/VT, the ISO standard for use with PDF-based variable data and transactional printing.

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PDF/A-3 Format For Electronic Invoicing To Be Presented By Callas Software

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Callas Software will present a solution for electronic invoicing using PDF/A-3 as exchange format.
This will be held in the upcoming CeBit, the world’s largest trade fair showcasing digital IT and
telecommunications solutions, from 5 to 9 March, 2013 in Hanover, Germany.

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callas software launches pdfToolbox 5.3

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callas software has announced the release of pdfToolbox 5.3. This maintenance release of callas’ PDF correction and preflight tool adds support for Mac OS X Lion, and provides full compatibility with the most recent version of the Adobe PDF Library.

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This week in PDF: A pair of developer updates

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This week in PDF has seen the releases of a beta for a PDF developer library, an update to a browser-based PDF viewing and editing solution.

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Bates-stamping over several sessions

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Bates-stamping is important if you want to keep track of documents you produce. If you don’t have all of the documents ready at the same time, you’ll need to conduct several production runs. In this article, PDFforLawyers.com’s Ernest Svenson discusses the related issues and suggests one way to accomplish Bates-stamping over multiple sessions.

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EDITORIAL: The next PDF-killer””

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The release of the new Computable Document Format (CDF) has been reported by some as ringing the death-knell of PDF. In this article, Dan Shea talks about the strengths, obstacles and possibilities for the new ‘PDF-killer’.

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What are you putting in your PDF files?

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PDF files are generally judged on how they appear. The problem is that a well-crafted PDF (basically, one that works) and a horrible PDF (one that doesn’t) can look identical onscreen. Mark Stephens from IDRsolutions explains how to spot the difference and why it matters.

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callas software releases pdfToolbox 5

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callas software has announced the release of callas pdfToolbox 5, a major update to its PDF production toolkit. In addition to general performance improvements, the latest version of the software adds full 64-bit support, a new batch-processing feature, automated visual comparison of PDF documents, and ability to convert files in a range of formats into production-ready PDF.

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EDITORIAL: Most PDF viewers can’t handle PDF/X

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Report cards are in after VIGC recently tested PDF viewers for
compatibility with PDF/X (PDF-based standards for printing). Sadly, the most
common grade was ‘F’. Dan Shea sings a few bars in praise of the humble Adobe
Reader, and explains why you might want to save a little extra hard drive space
to use it over its ‘leaner’ competitors.

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