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[22 May 2009 | No Comment | ]

“Extra, extra, read all about it – get your free PDF creator, free pdf converter, and free PDF reader!”
Check out the freebie low-down on free pdf creators we’ve listed over at 4xPDF — we’ve covered off the top eight that don’t include hideous watermarks, ordered according to the stats on Download.com.

Of course, it wasn’t always that way — there was a time when you actually had to pay $50 for a copy of Adobe Reader as well as $2,495 for a copy of Acrobat Distiller — wow, back in the good ol’ …

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[21 May 2009 | No Comment | ]

Drop by our sister site, 4XPDF for a quick top 7 reasons (and solutions) for what to do when your PDF will not open:
1. The display in browser feature is a dead duck.
2. Your PDF corrupted when you downloaded, and it’s stuck in the cache.
3. The PDF was damaged in the conversion process.
4.  You only have part of the file.
5. Your email scanner/spam agent renamed the PDF for security reasons.
6. Your PDF has an open-password.
7. Your PDF needs a custom security plug-in (usually for ebooks, corporate documents…)
Maybe next time, you shouldn’t leave …

Document Management, Editorials »

[30 Aug 2008 | 2 Comments | ]

An interesting question — obviously given our background we ask ourselves this question all the time. Is it an email, a PDF, an HTML file, a blog or a page of blogs, what about a mySpace page — or even your facebook profile.
What exactly is a tweet? A valuable document — or as some say, a waste of time and overuse of “social networking”. Ie. Do I really care that you’ve gone to make yourself a cup of coffee, and that five minutes later you’ve finished and you’re going to …

Adobe »

[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 …

Document Management, Editorials »

[22 Aug 2008 | No Comment | ]

Wow, if you look up personal information management (about as close as you’ll get to personal document management) on Wikipedia you’d be hard pressed to say that it’s easy to read with straight up lingo — or that it even makes much sense at all. In fact, even Wikipedia has a preface which states that,
“This article seem to speak in very vague, glittering generalities, and to contain quite a few business vogue-words…”
Well, ‘snap’, it seems it contain a cacophony of buzzwords — I’m glad I didn’t write it and I’d …

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[20 Aug 2008 | No Comment | ]

Roughly a year ago, Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary, included the word “Google”, albeit with a reference to it being a trademark.
arts technica’s Nate Anderson, even went so far as to make a prediction that within a decade, it will also become a word with an alternate (negative) connotation, i.e.
“Go google yourself”
Of course, presently it refers to the use of the Google search engine on the web. On the other hand, the same online dictionary isn’t quite so generous with fellow search-engine-classmate Yahoo – referring to it as a noun for a …

Editorials, General News »

[19 Aug 2008 | No Comment | ]

I’m pleased to hear that companies (such as 3G Hutchinson [and banks, gas, fuel, etc…]) are beginning to only provide their bills in electronic form, or rather they ask for $2 fee for every bill if you choose to stick with the parchment.