Tag: standard

OPINION: PDF Continues its March Toward Ubiquity

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About 20 years on, it looks like PDF’s inexorable march into dominance continues. The latest development is the US IRS’s decision to support PDF-based digital signatures on two key forms (8878 and 8879). The spec might say that ‘No specific technology is required’, but we all know that really means PDF. On a site called ‘Planet PDF’ though, we would say that!

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LULU Software launches next-generation Soda PDF products

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LULU Software has announced the launch of next generation of its Soda PDF software. Soda PDF is an award-winning range of software for editing and creating PDFs. The new Soda PDF product line features 3D technology, new customizable viewing options and enhanced editing capabilities.

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Foxit announces Adobe Acrobat Competitive Upgrade Program

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Foxit Corporation has announced its Adobe Acrobat Competitive Upgrade Program to provide an affordable and feature-rich alternative to expensive software upgrades. The Adobe Acrobat Competitive Upgrade program will allow Adobe’s existing users to purchase Foxit PhantomPDF for less than the cost of an Acrobat upgrade.

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Foxit PhantomPDF now available in German and French

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Foxit Corporation has launched German and French versions of Foxit PhantomPDF 5.0.3, its PDF software for viewing, editing, creating, designing, organising and securing PDF documents. Foxit PhantomPDF is available in three different editions: Express, Standard and Business.

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Why PDF?

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‘What’s the purpose of PDF? Why can’t I just send Word or Excel files; why should I bother converting to PDF?’ In this in-depth article, Appligent Document Solutions CEO Duff Johnson answers these questions and more as he makes the case for PDF.

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Is PDF an open standard?

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On May 13, the founders of Adobe Systems stepped up to the microphone to deliver a response to Steve Jobs’ open letter about Flash. They say Adobe has acted on open standards while Apple offers mere words. In this article, Appligent Document Solutions CEO Duff Johnson provides some background that places their claims in context.

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This week in PDF: PDF becomes an ISO standard

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This week in PDF has seen updates to an established document preparation engine, and a PDF forms application. Perhaps most significantly, though, PDF has now been accepted as an international standard format by the ISO.

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This week in PDF: Dynamic ads in PDF?

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This week in PDF has seen the release of an Adobe-Yahoo joint project to deliver ads in PDF documents, the passing of an ISO ballot for PDF 1.7 and an update to a PDF creation tool.

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This week in PDF: The X(ML) factor

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In what is becoming a recurring motif, both Microsoft and Adobe are making news this week, in this case, both with XML-relevant items. Datalogics has also gotten into the act, releasing a new version of the Adobe PDF Library for licensing.

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Karl’s Corner: Bodyblow, bodyblow – XPS versus PDF

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The latest rumblings and ramblings from BinaryThing CEO Karl De Abrew. This week, Karl talks about Microsoft’s push to standardize its XML Paper Specification (XPS).

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