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Editorial: PDF under fire (again)

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Dan Shea discusses threats to the PDF format past, present and future. After enduring years of supposed ‘PDF killers,’ he believes that the greatest threat to PDF comes from within. Read more in his editorial.

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Ubiquitous PDF: Just weeks to go for Google Puzzle Championship

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Web search powerhouse Google is sponsoring a US qualifying event for the World Puzzle Championship 2005, to be held in Hungary this October. The rules of the competition state that participants have two and a half hours to answer as many questions as possible, and that hopefuls have until June 16 to enter.

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Immersive Design offers interactive 3D PDF generation

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Massachusetts-based Immersive Design has released IPA 8.1, which incorporates support for interactive 3D PDF and U3D generation. When used in conjunction with Adobe Acrobat Professional 7.0, IPA 8.1 adds the ability to quickly create interactive 3D PDF files that can be used by anyone with free Adobe Reader 7.0 software.

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Military gaffe results in classified data leak

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A gaffe by the US military has caused an inadvertent information leak in a report that was posted to the Pentagon website over the weekend. Just a few clicks were enough to reveal names, training procedures and other secrets the U.S. military thought it had blacked out in a PDF report — a process formally known as ‘redaction.’

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Q&A: Ted Padova talks about ‘Reader 7 Revealed’ book

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Q&A with Ted Padova on his Adobe Reader 7 Revealed: Working Effectively with Acrobat PDF Files which publisher Peachpit Press calls ‘the first-ever book on this wildly popular PDF viewer.’ Read the full interview at Planet PDF.

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ARTS PDF launches low-cost Acrobat alternative

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Prominent PDF software company, ARTS PDF, has released a new product that may change the way that frustrated IT managers think about desktop PDF creation. Known primarily for its Acrobat plug-ins, ARTS PDF has taken a bold step into the dual arenas of PDF creation and editing. The new application, entitled Nitro PDF, is a lightweight, Windows-only Acrobat alternative that is priced at a mere US$99, which is sure to make prospective volume licensors smile.

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Adobe Acrobat and PDF Conference exceeds expectations””

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After the second and final day of the Adobe Acrobat and PDF Conference, it’s time to look back on the conference that was. Having been on the spot on the show floor of the exhibit hall, I can personally say that even on the traditionally quiet second day, the booth traffic was surprisingly good. Exhibitor Charles James of Quite Software gushed over his experience, ‘It was a great show, good quality people, and I had a great time.’

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3rd annual Adobe Acrobat and PDF Conference opens with a bang

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Today marked the opening of the 3rd annual Adobe Acrobat and PDF Conference in Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort. Despite the sunny Orlando weather, the delegates put aside the fun of the magic kingdom and got down to the serious business of PDF. Of course, that’s not to say that the conference was without a little magic of its own.

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Acrobat 7 Product Family Feature Matrix

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With the announcement of Adobe Acrobat 7.0, Planet PDF sheds some light on the comparative merits of Adobe Reader and Acrobats Standard and Professional. Since a picture tells a thousand words, we’ve also included a detailed side-by-side feature comparison.

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Acrobat 7 Product Family Feature Matrix

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With the announcement of Adobe Acrobat 7.0, Planet PDF sheds some light on the comparative merits of Adobe Reader and Acrobats Standard and Professional. Since a picture tells a thousand words, we’ve also included a detailed side-by-side feature comparison.

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