first_imgQoppa Software announced version 12 of PDF Studio, the company’s PDF editor for Windows, Mac and Linux. With this new version, users have access to new features like PDF Imposition, Scanning Configuration, Excel to PDF conversion, page resize, and 4K display support.According to the company, professionals in the prepress and print industry can use PDF Studio 12 to preview or rearrange pages in a PDF using the new PDF Imposition function. It supports industry standard binding methods, and when combined with other features, it can be a useful tool for prepress and print professionals that run Windows, Mac or Linux, said the company. The Scanning Configuration feature will allow users to save time on scanning tasks. PDF Studio 12’s scanning configuration feature can be started with a single click from the scanning menu, and it will keep all of the information about the scanner to use, the color options, DPI resolution, and more, according to the company. PDF Studio 12 can also convert Excel spreadsheets to PDFs “on the fly,” Qoppa explained. Users have options to create a bookmark for each sheet and define how the spreadsheets should fit on the page. Users do not need Microsoft Office to be installed on the machine in order to use Word to PDF and Excel to PDF since they are based on Qoppa’s own proprietary code.Other features in this new version include the PDF Optimizer, which comes with a new audit feature that analyzes the sizes of all different objects in a PDF document, and new text annotations are also available for enhanced support for multi-language character sets.last_img read more

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first_imgGitLab has announced it will be adopting a Developer Certificate of Origin (DCO) and license, and abandoning the industry-standard Contributor License Agreement. After this decision, Debian and GNOME both are planning on migrating their communities and projects to GitLab.According to the company, this represents a move towards a more modernized, collaborative way of working in today’s open source world.“Many large open source projects want to be masters of their own destiny, but overly restrictive licensing can be a barrier to attracting talented contributors and driving innovation in the project,” said Sid Sijbrandij, CEO at GitLab. “With a DCO and license, developers no longer have to surrender their work and enter into legal terms. They will now have the freedom to contribute to open-source code and the flexibility to leverage their contributions as they need.”C# 7.1 announcedMicrosoft has announced it is releasing C# 7.1. With the C# 7.0 release wave, it is planning to release updates more frequently to coincide with Visual Studio updates. These “point releases” will allow the C# team to align updates with the release of other related features, such as .NET features. New features of the language include async main, which means that the Main entry point method can return a Task and the execution will wait for the task to complete before it shuts down the program. Other new features are inferred tuple element names and default literals.MariaDB completes Series C fundingMariaDB has completed Series C funding of $27 million. The investment is led by Alibaba Group and other existing investors such as Intel Capital, California Technology Ventures, Tesi, SmartFin Capital, and Open Ocean. The company also recently received another $27 million investment from the European Investment Bank, bringing its total funding to $54 million for 2017. “Companies around the world are standardizing on open source for modern application development,” said Michael Howard, CEO of MariaDB Corporation. “From global banks to leading telecommunication companies, MariaDB is selected over proprietary offerings for its complete set of database features built for the next generation of applications. This investment allows MariaDB to further accelerate growth, while delivering new solutions for the cloud and automation through machine learning.”Google announces first four startups to join Launchpad StudioGoogle has announced the first four startups to join Launchpad Studio. Launchpad Studio is a six-month mentorship program aimed at helping applied machine learning startups build products using the latest tools available. The four startups are Augmedix, BrainQ, Byteflies, and CytoVale. They were chosen based on the way they apply machine learning to challenges in the healthcare industry.last_img read more

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