Tag: technology

Paper Just Got An Upgrade

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Innovation in paper is something that is welcomed in the PDF community. The work of physicist Kate Stone is combining conductive inks with paper to create interactive documents.

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Sony 13.3 Inch Prototype E-Reader

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Sony announced a new 13.3 inch e-reader last week at SID Display Week in Vancouver. In a demonstration the Mobius’ flexibility and paper like qualities are shown. Allegedly it provides the best experience of any PDF e-reader on the market.

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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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Foxit announces a major release of its flagship PDF Reader

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Foxit Corporation has announced a major release of Foxit Reader, its flagship PDF reader. Foxit Reader is used by more than 100 million users for opening, viewing and printing PDF documents. Foxit Reader 5.0 offers a new set of integrations with Microsoft Office, capability to fill XFA forms, enhanced productivity features and additional security features.

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This Week in PDF: PDF-based standard developed for variable data printing

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This week in PDF has seen a major update to a 3D data viewing and manipulation tool, and the development of a PDF-based standard for variable data printing.

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This week in PDF: PitStop Connect released

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This week in PDF has seen the launch of a tool for simplifying PDF preflight and a website that both explains and promotes the benefits of searchable PDF documents.

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This week in PDF: Document distribution tool updated

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This week in PDF has seen updates to a PDF 3D solution and an electronic document distribution tool.

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This week in PDF: Photography best practices whitepaper released

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This week in PDF has seen the release of a best practices whitepaper, along with the introduction of an automated transparency flattening tool and an Acrobat 3D plug-in.

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Texthhelp ships new literacy support software

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Assistive software publisher Texthelp Systems, Inc., announced that it is shipping Read&Write 7.1E Gold, a literacy productivity tool that helps struggling students in grades 3 and up to access curriculum content on a computer and complete reading, writing and research assignments independently.

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PDFaloud Creator Speaks Up About PDF

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Martin McKay has worked all his adult life in assistive technology. His company, Texthelp, has been helping to make the most popular document formats accessible to people who cannot read. This ultimately resulted in a strong focus on PDF, so Planet PDF caught up with him to get his take on PDF’s present and future with respect to assistive technologies.

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