MicroType was started by Shlomo Perets in 1989.

Contact information:

MicroType, Kalanit 12, P.O.Box 632, Kfar Yona 40300, Israel

"A particular thanks to Shlomo Perets of MicroType, the technical editor of this book. Shlomo has pioneered the use of standards in the general PDF world, and he has done much to educate the technical writing community in the proper way to create electronic user manuals. Shlomo's Acrobat expertise was invaluable in the creation of this book" -- Carl Young, author, Adobe Acrobat 6.0: Getting Professional Results from your PDFs (McGraw Hill/Osborne, 2004).

Champions of PDF: The leading faces of PDF
PDFzone interview

(April 22, 2003)

One of the PDF world's document expertsshares his story and explains the strength of the FrameMaker-PDFconnection.

Celebrating a decade of Acrobat, PDFzone'sChampions of PDF series yields the stage to the most influentialpeople in the PDF world: developers, educators, consultants andvisionaries. This series will touch not only on the history ofAcrobat and how it evolved into its present state, but also onwhat the future holds for this versatile publishing tool.

This installment of Champions of PDF featuresShlomo Perets, founder of Israel-based MicroType, which specializesin helping FrameMaker users make excellent PDF technical documents.Perets' seminars on PDF best practices are always a hit with attendees,and for good reason: He jam-packs the sessions full of helpfuladvice, so much that even very experienced Acrobat users can enrichtheir knowledge.

Don Fluckinger, PDFzone: What got you started working with PDF?

Tell me, what is it aboutPDF that makes it useful to so many different people?

Explain what you do now withPDF for our site visitors who might not be completely familiarwith your software/services.

Tell me about your company's software.

You're a interactive documentationexpert--what do you see as the biggest problems that remain inPDF from that perspective?

What is your next PDF project?

Why are FrameMaker and PDFso good together for long documents?

Will there always bea place for FrameMaker in the publishing world?

How would you evaluate thePDF documents supplied with Acrobat?

Can Acrobat help us realizethe dream of a paperless office, or is that ideal complete nonsense?

Also see: PDFs Don't Have to Be an Internet Blight by Don Fluckinger, April 11, 2005