In software engineering it pays to be very generous to users, especially when it comes to interface design. All too often, programs’ GUIs require users to interpret graphics and menus that are more like complicated sobriety tests – rather than seamless, intuitive and near-automatic ways to speed through tasks. For example, one of my tasks when I joined the PDF Transformer team was to… Read more ›
Today we are glad to announce the release of a major update of ABBYY PDF Transformer+, our PDF software specially designed for easy editing and work with PDF documents. The update delivers three major improvements for work with PDF: printing speed became up to 3 times faster, navigation across multi-page PDFs was enhanced and now it has become possible to correct table separators before copying.
To learn all about new ABBYY PDF Transformer+ read the press release of the update.
by Maksim Pikhenko, ABBYY Head of PDF Tools Development Group
One of my most rewarding experiences has been my association with ABBYY’s Research Center for Arabic Languages. As a developer I was tasked by the Center with enabling PDF Transformer+ to collaborate, edit and work with PDF documents in Arabic – no small job given that the PDF software would have to understand all the rules of the language in order to work correctly. For example… Read more ›
by Anton Masalovitch, ABBYY Head of PDF Product Development
Challenges to the way developers think not only come from their peers. Many times they arise from user input and result in far better software, too. So I’d like to share an experience the PDF Transformer+ development team has had. We found, to our surprise, that a key unique tool – the eraser – wasn’t working for users in some instances. This was quite a shock since… Read more ›
Participating in the design of a new product is like an ongoing “Before and After” story. As with a lot of things in life, your initial purpose and plans change and grow – meaning that what you end up with doesn’t necessarily match the functionality you originally intended. For example… Read more ›