Monthly Archives: November 2011

Safari Browser Now Displays PDF Within Web Content

Mac and PC users utilizing the Safari web browser can now view PDFs within web content thanks to a patch issued by Apple on Tuesday. The fix also addresses bugs including some relating to memory usage and overall stability. [...]

3D PDF Technology Receives Patent

UK-based Visual Technology Services says it has received a patent for its PDF3D Compression Technology called “Triangle Mesh Compression”.The GB2477368 patent covers “proprietary methods used to compress large terrain grids, typical of digital elevation maps, bathymetric survey data, in a 3D triangle mesh surface packaged within a standard PDF file, such that the resulting document is up to 60% smaller and more efficient to communicate, while enabling the recipient to open and review the 3D model with rotation, pan, zoom, location probe, fly-through interaction.” [...]

Digital Printing: Then and Now

Global Graphics offers a good historical overview of digital printing and its relations to PDF/VT. The company highlights PDF as a strong option for variable data print because of the broad base of tools to manipulate PDF files, as well as its ability to handle different forms of transparency in VDP jobs, “as many older solutions cannot be efficiently extended to support all variations of PDF element blending.” Global Graphics notes that PDF/VT is designed to help make both creation and consumption of PDF-based variable data print jobs as efficient as possible. Would you like to learn more about the beginnings of digital printing or how PDF/VT can help you?
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Optimizing PDFs for Search Engines

PDFs, whether whitepapers, case studies, documentation or anything else, are an important traffic driver for your website. HubSpot Blog offers 6 simple tips for optimizing your PDF documents to gain more exposure for your company’s important materials. Wouldn’t you like to learn more about how to ensure web crawlers find your PDF files? [...]

Leveraging PDF in the Construction Industry

The construction industry is beginning to realize PDF’s potential by leveraging it as a tool for digital project communication and collaboration, including requests for information, submittals, bids, estimates, punchlists and more. “What truly makes PDF valuable is its ability to be redlined and edited while still maintaining the underlying content,” writes Don Jacob. He cites the example of construction management firm Berry and project architect Perkins+Will who “used PDF, rather than paper, to distribute most project documents, eliminating more than 42,000 pages of paper from the project ( Overlook Center in Waltham, Mass.).” [...]

Flexible Printing Control of PDF Documents from the Dealer Management System Using the 3-Heights™ PDF Printer

Vector Software Datenverarbeitung GmbH develops and markets a proprietary software package called CDP (Car Dealer Package) for small vehicle businesses. CDP is a dealer management system that covers all aspects of daily operational processes like customer management, vehicle trading, warehousing, repair shop etc. In order to enhance CDP, Vector needed a solution which could easily and efficiently print PDF documents based on specified settings. The software should be easy to integrate in the existing Java code, guarantee compatibility with all standard printer drivers, and offer a high level of flexibility during the printing process, i.e. with the print job parameters. [...]

Flexible printing control of PDF documents from the Dealer Management System using the 3-Heights™ PDF Printer

Vector develops and markets a proprietary software package called CDP (Car Dealer Package) for small vehicle businesses. CDP is a dealer management system that covers [...]

Tips and Pitfalls: Embracing PDF/A in the Legal Profession

A good slide presentation offering an overview of PDF/A and its use in the US Courts is available online. It includes tips for an organization preparing to embrace PDF/A and describes various PDF/A pitfalls including metadata, redaction, differing requirements for different agencies. The focus is on best practices and it lists a decent index of products for PDF/A creation and validation, and a lot more. Do you have customers preparing to embrace PDF/A? [...]

PDF Week (Winter, 2011)

Come one, come all to PDF Week, this time in Bellevue, Washington. [...]

Capture, Process and Store with ScannerVision

In today’s economic climate organisations are actively looking to increase efficiency and save costs. Consumers are also becoming aware of the costs associated with document production, distribution and storage. ScannerVision™ is an advanced, user-friendly document capture solution which enables users to scan, digitize, route, store and optimise their business critical information. Created with the philosophy of manageability, reliability and flexibility, but above all simplicity, ScannerVision™ can operate from the panel of many popular multifunctional devices, or from the PC desktop. [...]