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[3 Sep 2008 | One Comment | ]

Long-time PDF expert Duff Johnson has shared some of his initial thoughts on Google’s new Chrome browser:
I had wondered if Google was going to (try to) write their own PDF viewer for Chrome.  Not this time; the installer seems to find and use the Acrobat/Reader plugin, assuming it’s already installed into Firefox or (presumably) IE. That’s a good start.
Too bad, that would have been a handy feature. Luckily, I think there’s a good chance this feature will be added in the future, since Google Doc’s users can already view PDFs in …

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[1 Sep 2008 | 2 Comments | ]

There’s a few online services that offer free PDF creation, but there are barely any that offer free online PDF editing, like PDFHammer does. It allows you to merge PDF files together, reorder and delete pages, apply password-based security and add and edit document metadata fields like author, title, subject and keywords.
All from the comfort of your browser, without having to download anything to your desktop. Pretty cool.

General News, PDF Conversion, PDF Creation, PDF Online »

[28 Aug 2008 | One Comment | ]

Mozilla Labs have just released Ubiquity, an experiment in using command-like calls to interact with web services. Users of the Google ‘command-line’ — if you don’t know what I’m talking about at this point type time in new york into Google — will most likely find this tool pretty useful.

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[27 Aug 2008 | No Comment | ]

No matter how much you like a particular piece of software, there’s almost certainly something about it that irks you, whether it be the installer, the start-up time, a bug that never gets fixed or featuritis. Enter Dear Adobe, a place where you can vent about Adobe products until your heart’s content.
Submit your own gripes or rate other peoples, with a Love It or Hate It tag. The results of the voting are shown on the Top 50 Gripes page, which makes for some interesting reading.
The top gripes are pretty clear:

Loosen DRM …

Editorials »

[26 Aug 2008 | One Comment | ]

…and now for something completely different. I guess these guys (omtool) must have read all those books on viral marketing. Anyway, good on them for spicing things up a bit — you don’t see much of this in the document management space — check it out:

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[26 Aug 2008 | No Comment | ]

Finally, after 3 years of struggling to hold onto my copious amounts of email and various document attachments, and battling with Outlook interfacing (poorly) with my Exchange Server, and Google Apps, I’ve found a solution.
As you can imagine, dragging and dropping email from one mailbox to another using IMAP, or POP3, just doesn’t cut it when you’re talking about 4-5 GB (ok, yeah, a few years of emails, I was never that good with deleting unrequired email).
But now — all of my problems have been solved – the Google Email …