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From the people that brought you the V12 Database Engine and PDF Xtra comes Impressario: an Xtra for the manipulation of PDF documents. OK, so it's true that PDF Xtra already provides navigation and zooming features to Director, but Impressario is PDF Xtra Pro. It enables you to use PDF documents in ways that, quite frankly, are really impressive. For the purposes of this review I downloaded the trial version that requires you to have a serial number e-mailed to you. It comes as an installer that, puzzled me at first, as I know where my Xtras folder lives. But I soon discovered that the installer also adds a library of button assets and another of behaviors to assist your journey and, having had a quick peek at the code in the behaviors, I'm very glad they did. The behaviors aren't the easiest for those unfamiliar with PDFs, but they don't need to be. Not only do y... (more)