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More immersive reading in Acrobat

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Clutter is the natural enemy of immersive on-screen reading. Toolbars, icons and menus can really get in the way if you are settling down with a good eBook or giving that document a final read-through before sending it out. This PDF tip explains how to reduce on-screen clutter and make the reading process as painless and distraction-free as possible.

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Creating Links to a Web page

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One way to keep your static PDF documents relevant is to create web links to ‘live’ websites that are regularly updated with the latest information. In fact, the process is even easier than creating web links in HTML! This PDF tip explains how.

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Editorial: Turf Wars

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Is the turf war between PDF and Microsoft’s Metro the title fight of the decade? Who will win? What the heck is Metro, anyway? Whatever happened to Xdocs? Dan Shea tackles these questions and more in his latest editorial.

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Comparing differences between PDF documents

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During a document review process, it’s often necessary to compare different versions of the same document. The good news is that Acrobat takes a lot of the pain out of this process with its automated document comparison feature. Read more in this tip.

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FormRouter, Adobe join forces to offer low-cost Reader Extensions service

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FormRouter announced last week announced a new subscription pricing schedule for its LiveCycle Reader Extensions Service. The service allows subscribing organizations to deploy individual PDF forms with advanced usage rights such as digital signatures functionality and the ability to fill and save them offline.

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Editorial: PDFs that read you — don’t believe the hype

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‘Head for the hills, they’ve just invented PDFs that read back!’ The knee-jerk reaction to one company’s solution that tracks the number of times a given PDF has been opened is just hype, says Dan Shea. Read more in his editorial.

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Editorial: Quality before quantity

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Much has been said about PDF type, but what about quality? It’s a bit scary to think that there are processes out there creating bad PDF files capable of choking workflows due to minor errors that nevertheless still result in incompatibilities. Read more in this editorial.

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Editorial: Horses for courses — Making the right PDF

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Due to the many options available to PDF document authors, it’s no longer appropriate to say, ‘Looks like a job for PDF!’ It’s now more important to know which PDF. Dan Shea discusses the differing requirements of various PDF workflows. Read more in his editorial.

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A pair of awards for activePDF Toolkit

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activePDF has had a great month. The prominent provider of PDF server and development tools has announced two industry awards for its activePDF Toolkit 4.0 product — the highly-coveted Reader’s Choice Award in Visual Studio Magazine’s ‘PDF Tools’ category and the 2005 Codie Award for Best Software Component.

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Infommersion brings dashboards to PDF

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Infommersion has recently revealed software that can integrate Flash-based presentations into Adobe PDF documents, offering enterprises a secure way to distribute business intelligence reports and dashboards.

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