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.Read More »
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.Read More »
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.Read More »
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.Read More »
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.Read More »
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.Read More »
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.Read More »