Posts Tagged ‘pdf’

Adobe Reader XI Released

Wednesday, October 17th, 2012

Adobe Reader was in serious need of security fixes; hopefully, this new version not only took care of existing security problems but is also forward-looking enough to address any new problems that might arise in the near future …

Adobe has released a new version of Adobe Reader, a program that enables users to open and work with pdf documents on their computer. Adobe Reader XI is already available at the official Adobe website, both as a web installer and offline installer, and through the Adobe Reader update checker available under Help > Check for Updates in the program itself.

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Enable the Built-in PDF Reader in Firefox 15

Monday, September 10th, 2012

Here’s an interesting new development for Firefox users …

Mozilla recently rolled out Firefox 15, the latest version of the browser in their new rapid-release schedule.  With this new release there are quite a few new features, which have been outlined in the above linked post.  One interesting feature that bears a little more attention and some explanation is the new built-in PDF reader.

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Office 15 with PDF Support

Wednesday, May 30th, 2012

It will be interesting to see how well this works; most of the on-the-fly PDF editors that I’ve seen have left a lot to be desired …

Microsoft is not only working on a new version of its Windows operating system, but also on Office 15, the next installment of the popular Office suite of programs. Back in January of 2012, the Office team reached an important development milestone, releasing a technical preview version of Office 15 to a select group of customers, and the promise that a public beta will be released in the summer of 2012. The final version of Office 15 is expected to be released in the beginning of 2013.

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How to Extract Images or Text from PDF Documents

Wednesday, September 7th, 2011

In most cases, it’s pretty easy to extract text from a PDF file … but when it comes to images, this looks much faster than using the Print Screen key and Photoshop …

PDF documents can contain all kinds of media besides text. You may encounter images for instance or forms in them among other elements. Depending on the pdf viewer, you may be able to save those elements separately or not at all.

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Dealing with Protected PDF Documents and Batch Document Conversion

Tuesday, September 6th, 2011

This seems like a pretty useful trick for anybody who regularly uses PDF documents as reference material …

When you are dealing with important documents from professional and academic research sources, many of these documents are in a protected PDF format. Extracting text from these documents can seem nearly impossible. LotApps Free PDF to Text Converter is a free portable application that converts single or multiple PDF documents into Plain Text Format. You end up with a .txt file that may not be as pretty as the PDF, but at least you have the content. No PDF reader is required for this application to work. You can actually extract text from password protected and encrypted PDF documents.

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Nitro PDF Reader 2 Final Released

Tuesday, June 21st, 2011

This sounds like an interesting-yet-basic alternative to Adobe Acrobat …

When it comes to pdf readers Windows users have lots of choices. From Adobe Reader over third party alternatives such as Sumatra or Foxit Reader to built-in pdf readers in browsers such as Google Chrome. When it comes to creating pdf documents, the choice shrinks significantly.

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How to Search Multiple PDF Documents at Once

Monday, April 4th, 2011

Here’s a useful trick …

Most pdf readers provide you with a built-in search to find words or phrases in the active pdf document. But what if you want to search for a specific text or phrase in multiple documents? Sure, you could make use of Windows Search or another desktop search application to find what you are looking for; Or, you could use the advanced search capabilities of Adobe Reader or Foxit Reader to search multiple pdfs at once.

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iSafePDF – Free Software to Encrypt and Sign PDF Documents

Tuesday, March 1st, 2011

I haven’t tried this program myself, but it definitely sounds useful …

The open source software iSafePDF can be used to manipulate existing pdf documents. More precisely, it offers options to add information and security features to pdf documents. The portable application displays a list of tabbed options after it has been launched.

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JPG to PDF Converter – Free Software Giveaway

Thursday, February 24th, 2011

This looks like it would come in handy if you need to convert a series of images to one PDF format document

The authors of JPG to PDF are giving away a full licence for their product for anyone that wants it until March 22nd 2011.  The software, which you can download here along with your giveaway product key does just a single job, converting a range of graphics file formats to Adobe’s pdf, but those types of software can be good because they usually can do it better than full suites.

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jPDF Tweak – PDF Manipulation Software

Thursday, February 17th, 2011

This looks useful. I might actually try this one out myself …

The Open Source software jPDF Tweak offers options to manipulate one or multiple pdf documents. Have you ever felt the need to split or merge pdf files, move pages around or add watermarks to a number of pdfs? If you answered yes to at least one of the questions then jPDF Tweak is the software for you, providing that you have access to an operating system with Java installed.

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