Monthly Archives: May 2011

How to Manage PDF Pages in OS X

Using the print dialog box, in some cases, can allow you to save a subset of pages instead of the entire PDF. [...]

How to Import PDF Files on a Droid X

Some smartphones, such as the Motorola Droid X for the Verizon network can’t open or display Adobe PDFs. According to eHow’s James Crider, Android Market now has a version of Adobe’s Acrobat Reader that allows a user to view and download PDFs. [...]

PDF/VT: A New Communication Standard

Excellent article form Printing Industries of America on PDF/VT, and the role it is going to play in the future of printing and output management. What solutions can it offer to large printers? [...]

Preparing for PDF/A in the US Courts

US Courts are beginning to make the move to PDF/A as their preferred technical standard for electronic case filing in the Case Management and Electronic Case Filing (CM/ECF) system. Though no specific deadline has been set overall, each Court may determine its own deadline–and for some jurisdictions it may be soon. According to blogger Bruce Carton, “In the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania, for example, the court will start posting documents in PDF/A format beginning June 1, 2011, and all court ECF filings uploaded on or after Jan. 1, 2012, must be in PDF/A format.” If the thought of such a conversion catches you unaware, a primer is available from the PIT IP Tech Blog. [...]

Easy Tips for Using a PDF as a Presentation

An eHow article by Wendy Lau offers a guide to saving your presentation as a PDF for use when there is only text or static images in it. She writes, “Saving a presentation as a PDF eliminates the chance of complications, such as others not having PowerPoint, formatting changes that may occur when opened in a different version of PowerPoint from your version, and the ability to restrict copying and pasting content directly for your presentation to somewhere else.” [...]

Comparing PDF Standards: PDF/A vs PDF 1.4

An extensive family of sublanguages and specifications make up the PDF file format, making it richer and helping it to meet the requirements of real-world scenarios. Where does PDF/A fit into to the picture? [...]

U.S. Bankruptcy Court, District of New Mexico Delays PDF/A Implementation

New Mexico’s Bankruptcy Court has delayed implementation of the PDF/A standard until software vendors support the format in their systems and standard word processing packages. The New Mexico Courts web page says, “The Bankruptcy Clerk’s Office is considering requiring that all documents be filed in PDF/A format with the upgrade to CM/ECF 4.1, which is anticipated to occur in the fall of 2011.” They believe the transition to PDF/A will occur soon after and encourage potential e-filers to check the compatibility of software they may use. [...]

Autonomy Jumps into Digital Storage, Acquires Digital Services From Iron Mountain

Autonomy is acquiring the majority of Iron Mountain’s digital product lines, digital archiving, e-discovery and online backup businesses, for $380 million in cash, placing itself as one of the world’s top 10 data protection providers. According to eWeek’s Chris Preimesberger, “Autonomy has been quietly gathering the pieces it needs to become a big-time digital content handler. In 2005, Autonomy acquired Verity, one of its main competitors, for approximately $500 million. In July 2007, it acquired Zantaz, an email archiving and litigation support company, for $375 million.” [...]

Canadian University Embraces PDF/A

Concordia University in Canada is now requiring theses be submitted to their Spectrum Research Repository in PDF/A format. Microsoft Word files and regular PDFs will no longer be accepted. The University has provided a handy how-to guide providing step-by-step instructions for saving as PDF/A. [...]

PDF/VT: What Can It Do for the Printing Industry?

Printing technologies are continually evolving to produce materials as quickly and effectively as possible. One big issue faced by the printing and publishing industry includes the tradeoff of engine speed versus data processing–and the PDF/VT standard offers a solution. To learn more, please read on. [...]