I have an urgent need for a way to share a daily journal + notes among multiple people, that is searchable by date and term. Bonus difficulty: it needs to have a very low learning curve. [more inside]
posted by BlahLaLa
on Apr 10, 2014 -
I am looking for a portable document scanner that will scan longer than legal size pages. [more inside]
posted by zaxour
on Feb 12, 2014 -
I need some help in translating further a curio I purchased recently - a short handwritten legal document (approx. 100 words) from Toulouse France, dated year 1672. My paid help has given up, so I am appealing to you! [more inside]
posted by 2ears1mouth0brain
on Jan 31, 2014 -
I have a small business of about a dozen which has a massive amount of paperwork to be scanned in, organized, and shared. Boxes and boxes. The shareholders are not all very tech-savvy, so I'm also looking for something easy for them to use. There's sort of a dizzying array of options out there. What do you recommend? [more inside]
posted by Addlepated
on Jan 23, 2014 -
I recently met with a lawyer to get a document reviewed. I had sent him my document that morning to look over before we met. At the end of our meeting he said once I had put in his suggested changes I could send him the document and he'd look over it again. His charge was $60, which I immediately paid. About a week later I sent him the document with his changes incorporated to look over again. If it matters, I had added a clause of maybe three sentences to the document that wasn't in the first version. I've now received another invoice for $60 from the lawyer, charging me for a second review. I didn't expect to get billed again since he was the one who offered to look at it again. Is he justified in billing me for a second review? What should I do if he's not justified?
posted by lillian.elmtree
on Sep 23, 2013 -
I really ought to know how to fix this, but I'm stumped. I copied a table with text from an html page (yes, probably my first mistake) into a Word document. [more inside]
posted by orrnyereg
on Sep 19, 2013 -
I recently saved a document in Microsoft Word. I closed it, and the next time I opened it, it was blank. I figured I had just forgotten to save or done something stupid, so I re-wrote the document and saved it again. I emailed it to myself for good measure. Next time I opened it, it was blank again. I'm very frustrated, and it was an important document that I would like to recover, if possible, without having to re-write it a third time. Has anyone experienced this situation? Can anyone help me recover my document? I'm desperate.
posted by Lee Shore
on Aug 25, 2013 -
I have some large documents that are riddled with errors (I am copy/pasting from PDFs), and correcting each error is prohibitively time consuming. Is there a resource that will autocorrect the entire document in one sweep? Right now it is just a Google Drive document, but I can convert to Word, etc. Thanks for any tips.
posted by Mo' Money Moe Bandy
on Jun 26, 2013 -
What are your opinions on Portable Document Scanners for my Samsung Galaxy III phone?
I am new to the Smartphone crowd and find the descriptions of the scanners available in Google Play lacking. I need to be able to scan old newspapers and other print media of similar quality. I am hoping for sufficient resolution to convert PDF scans to Word in ReadIris Pro 12.
posted by Raybun
on May 2, 2013 -
Is there an integrated system that will let me digitize scraps of paper very quickly? The intended use case would be removing the paper clutter from a busy person's desk. Household uses Linux, Android phones, an iPad and a Mac. [more inside]
posted by themel
on Apr 7, 2013 -
Friend is divorcing a high conflict personality (to put it more than politely). Since he is pro se, he generates a massive amount of emails and motions and false accusations etc. This results in having to collect a huge amount of documentation to be able to say in court "you're lying and here's the proof" [more inside]
posted by anon4now
on Jan 28, 2013 -
How do I prevent OCR on a document (typically a PDF but I could use another document format if necessary)? I know that when I scan it from a hard copy to a PDF I can disable/stop the OCR process, but Adobe allows it to happen on any PDF I scan in, whether OCR was eliminated at scanning or not, and I have to stop that (I have work product I'd like to distribute electronically, but my boss would like to make sure it's not searchable and it's as hard as I can make it to copy).
I can use any software or process within reason.
posted by mrs. taters
on Jan 25, 2013 -
If I'm using Word for Windows, I can double click at the bottom of a page to create one big page. But if I double click at the bottom of a document inside Word on MacOS it opens up the footer prompt. Does Word for Mac have a similar "join pages" feature?
posted by professor plum with a rope
on Jan 12, 2013 -
I have a word document (a functional specification) with a bunch of tables and in these tables every row is a requirement. The tables are often separated by blocks of text (business logic, calculations, screen shots, data modle, etc). Each requirement needs to be numbered. I want every row in every table to be numbered in increments of 10, the numbering continuing from table to table. I don't want to have to do this manually. [more inside]
posted by PuppetMcSockerson
on Jan 4, 2013 -
I'm giving a workshop to a group of humanities scholars (historians, philosophers, etc) on how to work with digitized sources that they have collected from various archives. What killer software/apps should I highlight? [more inside]
posted by arco
on Oct 18, 2012 -
Occupy Wall Street held a National Gathering
in Philadelphia which ended this week. There was supposed to be a collectively drafted "blueprint" document emerging from sessions. The last report I could find mentioned that it was still being compiled on July 5. It was supposed to be completed to hand off to a group marching to NYC over the course of this weekend. Does anyone have a link to this document? All I've seen are some painted signs that were used in the process.
posted by Miko
on Jul 6, 2012 -
Tell me about document control for the beginner, without specialist software? [more inside]
posted by b33j
on Jun 23, 2012 -
Cloud based Document Management System (DMS): what is the lastest and greatest (Mid 2012)? [more inside]
posted by Slackjaw37
on Jun 22, 2012 -
I want to make a 70-100 page report look as sleek and professional as possible. It includes text, references, figures, and photos, as well as "call-out boxes" of various sizes (100-500 words, plus 1-2 figures/photos) that need to be set apart from the text in a non-ugly way. Almost like a high school science textbook. I know there are a ton of Word "report templates" online, but I haven't found any that handle this many types of content, and I don't know if Word is really the way to go here. What *is* the way to go? Is there an easily learned, cheap software you would recommend for this?
posted by unknowncommand
on Feb 7, 2012 -
Hivemind: Do you know any respectable/trust-worthy company in North America specialized in document digitizing? Details inside. [more inside]
posted by helloworlditsme
on Jan 19, 2012 -
So I've been tasked to find some sort of 'document repository & tracking system' for use in the non-profit I work for. I could really use your help. [more inside]
posted by mordecai
on Dec 14, 2011 -
Is there a way to make all text at the beginning of a line, preceding a colon, BOLD in Microsoft Word? [more inside]
posted by lovableiago
on Dec 5, 2011 -
I just spent a lot of time writing something and now it is gone. Please please help me. [more inside]
posted by mrfuga0
on Oct 1, 2011 -
Looking for a document clustering application for a one-off search. Would prefer not to code my own. [more inside]
posted by benzenedream
on Aug 5, 2011 -
Do I need to keep the original
paper copy of my "Certificate of Insurance", and other documents? [more inside]
posted by antiquark
on Jun 11, 2011 -
I'm a Mac, my business partner is a PC. We use Dropbox. We are having compatibility issues between Pages and Word. [more inside]
posted by gauche
on Jun 9, 2011 -
How does one create a paper form/survey that can be scanned and have the info mapped to separate data sets? [more inside]
posted by lukeklein
on Mar 23, 2011 -
I work in a school and have made a number of resources of my own for my classes and my department. I would like to upload these to the school's website but I wanted to have them as PDF files where the content was not copyable.
I am currently running Windows 7, Microsoft Office 2010, and Adobe Reader X. I also have the Serif X3 Applications package installed on my machine.
Is what I want achievable with the software I currently have or should I forget the idea?
posted by ndaguiar
on Mar 16, 2011 -
I've found that the practice of tailoring resumes and cover letters (to various jobs in various industries) is a somewhat cumbersome process. I'm looking for ideas and/or software from those who have found an efficient workflow for doing so. [more inside]
posted by hungrysquirrels
on Oct 28, 2010 -
Is it silly or futile to try and convince my university to copyleft (rather than copyright) my Master's thesis? [more inside]
posted by tybeet
on Oct 20, 2010 -
Could anyone identify this antique document written in an unknown script (Kashmiri?) and perhaps comment on its purpose? (Pictures inside) [more inside]
posted by Petromyzon
on Sep 22, 2010 -
Needed: content management/collaboration for a new lab. Details inside. [more inside]
posted by googly
on Sep 10, 2010 -
I need a Digital Camera (Sub-$300) suitable for taking handheld pictures of documents. [more inside]
posted by Benjy
on Jul 7, 2010 -
Where can I find an old US government document? I found a reference to it in the June 1912 Monthly Catalogue of United States Public Documents:
Sabath, A. J. Report amending by substitute H. 23284, to authorize Great Northern Development Company to construct dam across Missisippi River from Scott Countv, Iowa, to Rock Island Countv
, 111. June 14, 1912. 3 p. (H. rp. 891.)
posted by clockworkjoe
on Jul 1, 2010 -
I'm looking for an open-source alternative to SharePoint for a small workgroup. The main thing we need is reasonably robust document management/distribution, but other features (workgroup calendaring, etc.) would be useful. We're using a wiki now to distribute docs and we need better metadata, version control, etc.
The solution needs to run on Linux (ideally). The obvious candidates seem to be Alfresco Community Edition
, but I have zero practical experience using or administering either. Thanks in advance, hive mind, for any tips or advice you can offer.
posted by enrevanche
on Jun 15, 2010 -
What's the best font to use for an approximately 20-page document? I'm applying for something and I need to send in a summary of the proposed project. I would normally use Times but I'm worried it's too cramped—it's really quite squeezed in there compared to other fonts. Is there a better one with a little more space? I feel like it should be common enough to be found on most machines, as I think the application will go in both electronically and on paper.
posted by saltykmurks
on Apr 25, 2010 -
Business document generation: How can I create a document / template system such that I can keep only the "body" of a document in a client's folder on my computer, and use a command or software package that merges that into my latest template design when I want to send it to them as a PDF? [more inside]
posted by circular
on Apr 10, 2010 -
How much does it cost for the city clerk's signature to be verified, on both a marriage license and a marriage certificate, by the county clerk of New York County? I cannot find this information anywhere and I need it for an apostille. [more inside]
posted by mdonley
on Feb 7, 2010 -
What document imaging company do you recommend that is user-friendly, cheap, and secure? [more inside]
posted by Merlin144
on Dec 25, 2009 -
Document Imagine/HR-Filter: How does your large company store its secure documents? [more inside]
posted by griphus
on Dec 21, 2009 -