Tag: print

PDF Standards

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Years ago (and years!) when we used to talk about PDF as being the most prominent document format, we’d always have to add a quick, under-the-breath, ‘de-facto standard’. But when it came to being 100 percent assured that it would be around in years to come, it’s always been a case of biting our collective lips and hoping for the best. What we would do if Adobe pulled the plug? Over the past two years, though, it’s been nothing but standards, standards, standards when it comes to PDF. In fact, there are so many that it’s easy to lose track. In this feature article, Planet PDF Editor Karl De Abrew helps to de-mystify the ever-increasing range of PDF-based standards.

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iApp releases Printer for iOS

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iApp technologies has released Printer, an app for iOS that allows users to convert documents into PDF. It also supports printing and compression, along with a range of storage and delivery options for resulting files.

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Reducing PDF File Size (Optimizing PDFs)

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PDF is a powerful technology that can produce large, unwieldy files. Ideally, each PDF should be optimized for its intended purpose, audience and delivery method. This article talks about optimization and shows how to slim down over-sized PDF files using Acrobat.

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Paper Just Got An Upgrade

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Innovation in paper is something that is welcomed in the PDF community. The work of physicist Kate Stone is combining conductive inks with paper to create interactive documents.

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Creative Commons PDF Convertor

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A new printer drive has emerged that enables Creative Commons licenses to be attached to documents being converted to PDF. Any program that allows a ‘print to PDF’ function can have the driver installed (CC PDF Convertor only runs Windows OS).

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PDF/VT An Emerging Format For Print

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Aron Allenson, a veteran in the graphics industry has actively participated in PODi’s High Impact Personalization with PDF/VT webinar earlier this year in May.

PDF/VT (ISO 16612-2.) is the standard for sending the PDF format, which has been optimized for variable and transactional printing. PDF/VT allows for the management of pages for High Volume Transaction Output print data.

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This week in PDF: Apple pulls the plug on Print to PDF app

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This week in PDF has seen Apple remove a PDF creation tool from the App Store almost as soon as it was released. Dan Shea outlines the situation and offers some thoughts on the move.

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Print to PDF app launched for iOS

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ERCLab has announced the launch of Print to PDF, an app that uses the built-in print functionality on iOS devices to save emails, webpages or documents as PDF files. Print to PDF 1.1 is now available on iTunes App Store for iPhone, iTouch and iPad.

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DistributorX announces a new Print Production Bundle for US market

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DistributorX announced that it is offering a new Print Production Bundle to the Printers and Graphic designers in North American market. The new bundle includes Enfocus PDF Preflight and Editing products, Dynagram’s PDF imposition software, PitStop Pro 10 and inpO2 PDF imposition software.

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Ubiquitous PDF: Out-of-print craft books available as PDFs

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PDF ebooks offer a convenient and inexpensive way for publishers to make out-of-print titles available to interested readers. In that vein, Martingdale & Company has recently now sells a range of out-of-print craft books as PDF-based ebooks.

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