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Planet PDF launches all-new Planet PDF Forum

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A while ago now, we told you that big happenings were afoot at Planet PDF, and that we were in the process of making some changes to the site. Well, we have now rolled out the first big one: a brand-spanking-new forum.

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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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Debenu releases Quick PDF Library 8.11

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Debenu, the company behind both Planet PDF and leading Acrobat plug-in developer, ARTS PDF, has released version 8.11 of its stand-alone PDF Library. Quick PDF Library 8.11 boasts a number of new features and improvements, including support for PDF/A-1b-compliant output, AES-256 encryption, TrueType font subsetting, HTML5 renderer output, plain text extraction with natural reading order, PDF417 stacked linear barcodes.

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Ubiquitous PDF: DIY PDF magazines, courtesy of CNET and Magazinify

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Thanks to Magazinify.com, it’s possible to have web articles delivered right to your inbox in PDF form. If that weren’t enough, the nice folks at CNET have been nice enough to publish a step-by-step guide about how to set this all up using just a little time and a free Magazinify account.

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Adobe PDF apps coming soon to an iPhone/iPad near you?

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Adobe has released a PDF creation app for iOS, and plans to launch a pre-release version of Adobe Reader for the iPad. What can users expect? Dan Shea comments on some early feedback and offers some speculation about the future of Adobe software on iOS.

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PDF/A Competence Center to run PDF/A-2 webinar series

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The International Standards Organization (ISO) published the PDF/A-2 standard in June. The latest version of the standard for long-term document archiving offers a range of extra functionality, including high performance JPEG2000 compression, support for transparency, and embedding of OpenType fonts. To help users get their heads around the new standard, the PDF/A Competence Center will be running a series of webinars.

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The SF Gateway to offer out-of-print genre titles as eBooks

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Gollancz, the science fiction and fantasy (SFF) imprint of the Orion Publishing Group, has announced the launch of what it claims will be the world’s largest digital SFF collection. The SF Gateway will make thousands of out-of-print titles by prominent genre authors available as eBooks.

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This week in PDF: PDF 3D tools updated

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This week in PDF has seen updates to a pair of PDF 3D products, including one from the team who took over Adobe’s 3D technology.

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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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Ubiquitous PDF: New OS X Lion review eBook available

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Ars Technica has just released its 27,000-word review of Mac OS X Lion — available as a PDF, of course!

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