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Letter to the editor: Acrobat 8 the weakest upgrade in years

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Not everyone is impressed by Adobe’s latest Acrobat offering. In this letter to the editor, well-known electronic publishing consultant, analyst and author Thad McIlroy claims that, despite his enduring love for Acrobat, version 8 is the weakest upgrade in years.

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Ubiquitous PDF: The Boys to Beat Brazil

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Looking to add a little spice to the soccer World Cup this year? English-born, Australian-based author Charlie Lawrence has written an eBook novel that combines the themes of soccer, human cloning, ethical dilemmas and patriotism. From June 9, he’ll be posting a new chapter for free download every weekday, concluding with the final episode on July 6.

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Ubiquitous PDF: Dear dairy…

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Mystified by moo-juice? Confused by cream? If your meagre store of dairy knowledge has been milked dry, never fear! Leon the Milkman has condensed the most frequently asked lacteal questions in to a PDF glossary reference for the rest of us.

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Ubiquitous PDF: Pin the ponytail on the party girl

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Are you getting stuck thinking of party games? Why not try Pin the Ponytail on the Party Girl? Jacci Howard Bear of About.com has been kind enough to provide both the party girl and the ponytail — as printable PDF templates, that is!

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Ubiquitous PDF: The writing is on the wall

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A PDF-savvy poster known as ‘saul’ has created large-format wall hangings from several classic, public-domain texts. Not only this, but he has provided step-by-step instructions on how users can create their own.

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This week in PDF: Forms, (standards) bodies and Miami heat

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Welcome to the first edition of ‘This week in PDF,’ a new weekly column designed to give a quick overview of major developments in and around the PDF space. This week sees a new release of Jaws PDF Creator 4.0 for the Mac, while the Ghent PDF Workgroup takes center stage in Miami and an online HTML form processor adds PDF support.

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PDF show-and-tell with Stephan Jaeggi

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XPLOR International will be holding the first ‘PDF-FORUM for Print Production’ as part of its big annual event in Miami Beach in February, 2006. A supporting partner of the event, Planet PDF spoke with conference chair and well-known Swiss PDF expert Stephan Jaeggi about the highlights of this new show.

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PDF Forum for Print Production in Miami

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XPLOR has announced that it will be running its inaugural PDF FORUM for Print Production in Florida’s Miami Beach Convention Center. Swiss expert Stephan Jaeggi, well known for his extensive knowledge of PDF prepress, will chair the PDF FORUM.

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Ubiquitous PDF: The man behind the neutron bomb

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Boing Boing has just released a profile of Sam Cohen, the creator of the weapon descried by Cohen as ‘…the most moral weapon ever invented.’ The 10,000-word article, entitled ‘The Profits of Fear’ was written by Charles Platt, and is available for download in a variety of formats including PDF.

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Digital Signatures with PDF

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What are digital signatures, and why would you want to use them? Are they secure and legally binding? PDFforLawyers.com’s Ernest Svenson answers these questions and outlines some of the pros and cons of digital vs physical signatures in this introductory piece.

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