On May 13, the founders of Adobe Systems stepped up to the microphone to deliver a response to Steve Jobs’ open letter about Flash. They say Adobe has acted on open standards while Apple offers mere words. At the outset, I must acknowledge that I owe my livelihood to the genius of these two gentlemen. […]View Post
Is Reader Really a Dog?
Saving PDF Forms in Reader
I recently exchanged emails with a client to answer questions about how their large insurance business could take advantage of Reader Extensions for PDF files. Here’s one question and my reply: > 1. When I download the PDF can I work on it and save it while I am > working on it in case […]View Post
Why Reader Remains the Standard for PDF Viewing
The installer is a big download and the application starts kinda slow – why use Adobe Reader when other free Readers are faster? Some pan Adobe Reader because it’s not as lightweight as some 3rd party options such as the Preview utility in Mac OS X. They argue that Reader is a dinosaur who’s time […]View Post
PDF Usability: Debate and Reality
Ever since it became possible to view PDF files online via the Adobe Reader plug-in to a Web browser, a debate has raged about whether and how one should take advantage of this fact. While for many this debate appears to be over – Google now counts 1.2 billion hits for “pdf” – a fierce […]View Post