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Take Control of PDFpen 5 by Michael E Cohen

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Introduction

Although I don’t remember the exact date, I do recall the first time I ever saw a PDF. I was working at the Voyager Company, a cutting-edge multimedia company housed in a condemned four-story building on the beach a half mile north of the Santa Monica pier.

In those days we were busy putting out a number of Expanded Books—books on floppy disk, presented in HyperCard—which were possibly the first commercially successful ebooks. Representatives from Adobe had come to Santa Monica to discuss some new technology with us, something that they called “Carousel,” to see if we would be interested in using it for a next-generation Expanded Book product line.

We sat in the shabby common room of the Voyager suite as staff, children, and dogs wandered ...

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