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Date Added Extension Description MIME Type
2007-10-12 PDF Adobe Acrobat Portable Document File. Detailed spec. application/pdf

Third Party Resources

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Software Able2Extract PDF Conversion Transfer of native PDFs into formatted MS Excel spreadsheets and editable MS Word for editing, analysis and other reversioning. Conversion from PDF to PowerPoint (PPT), HTML, Text and more.
Blog Entry Adobe Mars: a counter-strike against Microsoft's XPS Adobe announced a new file format, code-named "Mars" an XML friendly representation of PDF documents. The Mars file format incorporates additional standards such as SVG, PNG, JPG, JPG2000, OpenType, Xpath and XML into a ZIP-based document container.
Blog Entry Adobe to Release PDF for Industry Standardization Adobe (in partnership with AIIM) is submitting the full PDF 1.7 format to the ISO. It is an important move to counter Microsoft XPS, but PDF/A is already in the works at ISO and is more important for digital preservation. Via Gary McGath.
Websites Association for Information and Image Management (AIIM) AIIM is the international authority on Enterprise Content Management (ECM) - the tools and technologies used to capture, manage, store, preserve, and deliver content and documents related to organizational processes. ECM enables four key business drivers: Continuity, Collaboration, Compliance, and Costs.
Websites ElcomSoft Password Recovery Software Forgot your password? Need to access some password-protected files or systems? Former employees leave without un-protecting their files? Passwords destroyed? Are you worried that your encrypted files may not be secure? We can help! Using our software you can easily recover passwords for the files created in most popular applications.
SDKs ICEpdf PDF viewer that can also export PDF files to JPG, PNG and SVG
Blog Entry Making PDF files accessible An excellent article on alistapart about PDF accessibility. Bottom line: if you pay a little attention, PDF files can be as accessible as HTML, and more accessible than anything else.
Blog Entry Metro - a new document format from Microsoft Microsoft announced a new document file format at WinHEC. While everyone is saying it is direct competition to Adobe's PDF format (which is true), the real target is much larger.
Blog Entry MSOffice 12 PDF Amusement Well, no sooner than I post about a MS blog on PDF support in MSOffice 12, she stops blogging. And the blog she points to is all about XPS, Microsoft's new competitor to PDF. It gets better:
Blog Entry MSOffice 12 PDF blog Cyndy Wessling, a Microsoft program manager, has started to blog with details of the PDF support in MSOffice 12. Sounds pretty good.
Blog Entry MSOffice 12 to support PDF Brian Jones announced that Microsoft Office version 12 will support creating Adobe Acrobat PDF directly.
Websites National Printing Equipment Society (NPES) NPES is the Association for Suppliers of Printing , Publishing and Converting Technologies is a trade association of over 400 companies which manufacture and distribute equipment, systems, software, supplies used in printing, publishing and converting.
Blog Entry PDF Forward Compatibility Issues A couple of interesting articles on pdfzone.com highlight the perils of digital preservation.
Books PDF Hacks
Books PDF Reference: Version 1.4
Websites PDFBox Java library for extracting text from PDF files
Books Portable Document Format Reference Manual
Blog Entry Stephen O'Grady on PDF Standardization An interesting analysis of Adobe's PDF standardization effort by Stephen O'Grady.
Software VeryPDF A variety of PDF tools for convert to MSWord, convert to text, create, append, split, merge, stamp, encrypt and decrypt.

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