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ARTS PDF Extends Link Tools to Include Web Link and Bookmark Auditing in Adobe

Melbourne, Australia — May 26, 2004

ARTS PDF, the leading developer of PDF tools for PDF professionals, today announced the release of ARTS PDF Linker 2.0, the industry standard Adobe® Acrobat® plug-in for editing, checking and reporting on links in large PDF collections. The editing tools expand Acrobat’s built-in link tool, enabling users to update multiple links and their properties in batch. The link checking and reporting tools help users to examine links and bookmarks, including all external dependencies and destinations.

Previous tools ARTS Link Tool and ARTS Link Checker have been combined and extended to form the latest ARTS PDF product. The major new features to ARTS PDF Linker enable users to: combine editing, checking and reporting tasks into the one process; check the validity of bookmarks; check links to URLs or Web pages; generate CSV and PDF reports; and replace URLs, file names and base URLs.

“At the New Economy Institute we are training our clients in industry and government how to set up knowledgebases with the Operating System file structure, Acrobat® 6 and plug-ins from ARTS PDF. ARTS Split & Merge Plus is indispensable. ARTS PDF Linker recently ran through 48,000 links in one knowledgebase for rocket scientists,” said Tom Carson, appliedPDF Project, New Economy Institute, and co-author of Adobe® Acrobat® 6.0: The Professional User’s Guide. “Being able to combine these two plug-in and their commands together is a great step forward. Now we can split large collections, retain working bookmarks and links, and then check and report on these links to ensure they all work — all in the one step. This and other features like being able to check bookmarks and URLs make a compelling reason for us to upgrade to ARTS PDF Linker 2.0.”

ARTS PDF Linker automates the painstaking task of auditing links for validity. Links and bookmarks between documents, to named destinations and to Web pages are all examined. ARTS PDF Linker generates several types of CSV and PDF reports, including ones that examine all links and bookmarks, all external dependencies and all bad actions. The editing tools enable users to copy and apply links across document collections and to delete dead ones. They also enable users to correct the properties and magnification of links, reset URLs, filenames and base URLs, and more.

ARTS PDF Linker further enhances ARTS PDF Publish Suite by enabling the user to combine most link-related tasks with others commands, meaning users can sequence additional tasks, such as stamping, bookmarking, splitting and merging, into the one process. ARTS PDF Publish Suite includes ARTS Split & Merge Plus, ARTS PDF Bookmarker, ARTS PDF Stamper, ARTS PDF Tools and ARTS PDF Linker.

Pricing and Availability

ARTS PDF Linker 2.0 works with Acrobat® 5.0 and 6.0, runs on Windows and Macintosh platforms, and is available immediately. The product can be purchased at PDF Store and our extensive range of resellers for US$299. It is also available as part of the ARTS PDF Publish Suite for $495. For further information about ARTS PDF Linker 2.0, and to download a demonstration copy, visit the Debenu Web site.

About ARTS PDF

ARTS PDF has been developing software and custom solutions focusing on Adobe Acrobat and PDF since 1997 and today has operations spanning North America, Europe, and Australia. The advanced range of ARTS PDF tools extends the power of Adobe Acrobat, making it easier for businesses to publish PDF documents efficiently and consistently. The company’s software is used by thousands of business, technical, print production, and creative professionals.

ARTS PDF is a division of Debenu.

About Debenu

Debenu is one of the world’s leading PDF and document management software vendors and has developed popular software and custom solutions for Adobe Acrobat, PDF and other file formats. It has the goal of making working with documents much easier. Its products such as Debenu PDF Maximus, Quick PDF Library, Benubird PDF, Quick PDF Tools and the entire ARTS PDF range of products, are used by tens of thousands of companies worldwide.