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[15 Aug 2008 | No Comment | ]

There’s a useful tip from Karl in the comments section for the post Free Online PDF Converts on how to extract text from a PDF into an Excel file, for free. I thought I’d share it with everyone:
Download Foxit Reader 2.3 from Foxit Software at http://www.foxitsoftware.com/.
1. Fire it up and open the document.
2. Activate the selection tool.
3. Highlight the table that you want to convert.
4. Copy it to the clipboard.
5. Open Notepad and paste the text.
6. Save the file and open in Excel.
7. The Text Import Wizard should display.
8. Use …

Document Management »

[14 Aug 2008 | One Comment | ]

Although it might seem a little tedious, take the time to add tags, properties and info about a file when you want to rush it out the door — it will save you an incredible amount of time when you’re looking to retrieve it later. And it can give you a much better idea about the relevance of a document, without leafing through its contents
How do you find and edit this info? — if you can’t do it within your creation app (usually listed under ‘Properties’) — then you can …

Adobe Acrobat, Adobe Reader, General News, Tips and Tutorials »

[12 Oct 2007 | No Comment | ]

Adobe PDF security flaw: This weeks PDF related headlines have been dominated by a recently uncovered vulnerability in Adobe Reader and Acrobat. The vulnerability was discovered by Petko Petkov, a security researcher, who seems to have a knack for discovering high profile flaws. In response, Adobe Systems have released a security advisory that provides details on how users can hack their registry to protect themselves. The vulnerability only affects machines that are using the combination of Windows XP and Internet Explorer 7. Adobe will release a patch before the end …