Most businesses and government agencies rely on PDF technology for everything from invoicing to project management to records storage. But what do CIOs, IT managers and ECM strategists really know about the electronic document format prevalent worldwide? Do they leverage the power of PDF to reduce costs, mitigate risks and create new opportunities for serving […]View Post
Kindle: Printed Page Fights Back
Some of us, those who have never read a paper book, may be forgiven for asking: “what’s a page number?” Apparently, the customers of Amazon’s Kindle software/service combination aren’t among them. The humble page is fighting back via the Kindle user; witness today’s announcement by Amazon that version 3.1 of their Kindle software will add “real […]View Post
What’s the purpose of PDF? Why can’t I just send Word or Excel files; why should I bother converting to PDF? Very few “love” PDF, but we all need it, because PDF is electronic paper. Not everyone understands exactly why the PDF format is so popular, but for the efficient and reliable delivery of final-form […]View Post
PDF Is Easy. Maybe Too Easy.
It’s fairly commonplace to think of PDF as a format for official or reference documents, or perhaps as a simple way to share content without worrying about whether end-users have the software to view it. It’s also fairly commonplace to think of PDFs as nothing but dumb pages, with no zippy interactive features or capabilities. […]View Post
The PDF Prescription for Health Care Cost Control
Healthcare costs in the US have significantly outpaced inflation for several decades. Alongside the question of universal coverage, the healthcare reform debate in Washington, DC, therefore, rightly centers on controlling costs. Policy-makers have recognized that current long-term trends are unsustainable – what to do about it is the subject du jour. To get my blood […]View Post
PDF Is Green Tech for Your Office
Every PDF sent, saved or submitted reduces your carbon footprint and saves money too. Appligent Document Solutions CEO Duff Johnson looks at the role PDF can play in the environmentally-aware and budget-conscious office. Going green is no fashion statement There are many reasons to focus on green technology. Even for those unpersuaded by ocean acidification […]View Post
Welcome to the PDF Perspective
I’ve been working with PDF for more than ten years on what I’ve often had occasion to think of as rather the sharper end of the stick. Since Acrobat 2.01, each time Adobe Systems or 3rd party developers came out with new PDF software, I was there to try to find a way to put […]View Post
Why Send a PDF?
There are lots of reasons to think about the files you email to other people. Of course, first and foremost, you want to know that they can read the file when they receive it. That’s a good place to start – and a good reason to start with PDF. Dependability When you make a PDF […]View Post