Time for a fresh look Last March we reviewed a crop of free PDF readers available for Windows. This time, we add a new contender to the list (Nitro’s PDF Reader) and check for updates to the software reviewed in our previous survey. Bloatware? Really? It’s a sad fact that the quality of PDF files […]View Post
When You Think of PDF
While I work in technology, my wife works for the Boston Public Market Association. She stays a healthy distance from my rantings about PDF, servers, user interfaces, accessibility and the like. That said, my wife had a problem the other day which offered an exemplary use-case for PDF. It reminded me anew of why PDF […]View Post
Is Reader Really a Dog?
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
What Is PDF?
If PDF did not exist, it would have to be invented PDF stands for “Portable Document Format”. The key word is portable, intended to combine the qualities of authenticity, reliability and ease of use together into a single packaged concept. Adobe Systems invented PDF technology in the early 1990s to smooth the process of moving […]View Post