O'Reilly logo

Adobe Reader 7 Revealed: Working Effectively with Acrobat PDF Files by Ted Padova

Stay ahead with the world's most comprehensive technology and business learning platform.

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required

Foreword

According to the history books, in A.D. 105 the Chinese court official Ts'ai Lun invented papermaking from textile waste using rags. This could be considered the birth of paper as we know it today. Some 1886 years later, in the spring of 1991, Adobe Systems' founder and former CEO, Dr. John Warnock, first described the market opportunity for PDF and Adobe Acrobat in a memo code-named “Camelot.”

You could think of this as the birth of electronic paper.

The Camelot project's goal was to solve the fundamental problem of communicating visual material between different computer applications and systems. At the time Dr. Warnock believed that industries badly needed a universal way to communicate documents across a wide variety of machine configurations, ...

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, interactive tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required