How will Acrobat’s new sandbox play with my workflow?

Following the addition of sandbox technology to Adobe’s flagship product, people (including we at Planet PDF) have been keen to nail down the practical implications of the move. Sure, it makes PDF viewing safer, but how will it affect my elegant PDF document workflow? In this article, Dan Shea takes a look at some of…

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Latest Acrobat patch beefs up security, adds sandbox

Unfortunately, exploiting security vulnerabilities in Adobe’s PDF products has become something of a growth industry. In response, Adobe has released major security updates to Reader (last November), Acrobat (two weeks ago) and their corresponding web browser plug-ins. These updates integrate “sandboxes” to isolate the software from system resources…

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A Web Developer’s Guide To Adobe InDesign

Over the past several years, there has been a big divide between designers: those who work in print distribution and those in digital distribution. The irony is that, despite the disputes, name-calling and flat-out arguments between the two camps, their techniques and methods are far more common than many believe. Both sides of this communications…

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Searching for PDFs on the web

Given the sheer amount of content on the web these days, it can be useful to filter results based on file format. In this PDF article, Dan Shea has a quick look at a recently released PDF-only search engine, explains how to find PDFs quickly using Google, and briefly compares the two…

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InDesign Secrets: creative Place and Story Linking

InDesign CS5.5 introduces a new feature called Linked Stories. I’ve just posted a contributor blog-post on InDesign Secrets that gives one example of how you could use this new feature. Cari Jansen – Training, Print & Electronic Publishing Consultancy, Technical Writing/Editing, Public Speaking…

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Best Acrobat keyboard shortcuts — a handy list

Acrobat is a powerful program with a lot of features. Unfortunately, this can mean that it can also take a little while to find the features that you want via the classic mouse-based approach. To help users get the most out of Acrobat, PDFforLawyers.com’s Ernest Svenson has made a list of his favorite keyboard shortcuts…

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Creating PNGs from Illustrator

We all get this question as designers: “Can you provide us with a copy of the logo or masterhead design in a format that we can use in Microsoft Word”… or “PowerPoint”? Illustrator CS, released back in 2003, introduced the Save for Microsoft Office command. (File menu), which converts your Illustrator artwork to a 150ppi…

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How to Make Your Website Mobile Friendly

Now-a-days mobiles become one of the main necessities in our daily life. The modern phone sets are capable to browse the web, to watch videos and download important information’s. For that reason most companies started rebuilding their websites mobile compatible. Today we present 15 Tutorials to help you developing websites for mobile compatible. Enjoy!…

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EPUB Export & Relative to Page Size

Updated 7 June 2011 (added additional notes ). One of the new InDesign CS5.5′s EPUB Export Option features is the ability to control whether images are exported with Fixed width or Relative to Page Size setting. In this blog-post I’m running through a few findings. I’m only looking at the Fixed / Relative to Page…

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