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 experts shares his story and explains the strength of the FrameMaker-PDF connection.

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

This installment of Champions of PDF features Shlomo Perets, founder of Israel-based MicroType, which specializes in 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 helpful advice, so much that even very experienced Acrobat users can enrich their knowledge.

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

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

Explain what you do now with PDF for our site visitors who might not be completely familiar with your software/services.

Tell me about your company's software.

You're a interactive documentation expert--what do you see as the biggest problems that remain in PDF from that perspective?

What is your next PDF project?

Why are FrameMaker and PDF so good together for long documents?

Will there always be a place for FrameMaker in the publishing world?

How would you evaluate the PDF documents supplied with Acrobat?

Can Acrobat help us realize the 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