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Revision Control and Dash DDX

Did you ever need to track different versions – or revisions – of a document? You are not alone… This is really common in engineering settings with drawings and work instructions. Its also critical for ISO-certified companies that need to ensure that each revision of a document or work instruction is tracked adequately, and that […]


Dash Hack: Avoid the oops

Protecting the original from the office’s notorious “oopsie” over-writer How  many times have you lost something valuable because someone else has overwritten one of your documents. Maybe you’ve done this on occasion yourself. An innocent edit, then a click of the save button and poof – its too late to go back. There is a really […]



Not all PDF’s are created equal

If might seem like PDF’s are all the same. That’s their evil plan! You’re supposed to think that. But, the PDF specification is pretty broad and allows for some pretty radical differences in the way they are constructed. It’s a great framework for developers wishing to create software to consistently display documents across many platforms. […]


What is PDF?

A PDF describes a file format. It’s not Adobe, or Acrobat – though Adobe, and it’s Acrobat product, are huge players in the PDF world. Typically, its file name has a suffix of “pdf”. What is PDF good for? PDF stands for “Portable Document Format”. It is an open standard embraced by the International Standards […]


Alphabet Soup: Managing Your PDFs and ISO

A PDF is a PDF is a PDF, right? The ubiquitous PDF—or portable document format—was first released by Adobe in 1992. It’s the standard for encoding documents in a portable “as printed” form. And it’s the way many of us save, share and distribute documents. Yet, for manufacturers and companies who comply with global ISO […]