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How to automate tracking changes to legislation and U.S. Code?

Jobhack/automation filter: Please help me track legislation and its proposed changes to the U.S. Code. [more inside]
posted by jalexc on Aug 6, 2010 - 3 answers

What's the best way to print 300 pages worth of documents?

What's the best way to print 300 pages worth of documents? (Said documents are currently PDFs.) [more inside]
posted by aloysius on the mixing boards on Jul 28, 2010 - 18 answers

How do you handle paperwork?

Modern life brings with itself a flood of bills and letters and forms sent to us by utilities, banks, the government, etc. Some of them can be thrown away, others should really be shredded to prevent identity theft, yet others need to be retained for months and years. What do you do with yours? Do you have a filing system? Do you have a box or corner or bottomless pit you put all your paperwork into? Do you deal with it in batches or as soon as it arrives? [more inside]
posted by Zarkonnen on Jul 27, 2010 - 19 answers

How can I best preserve several boxes of family photos, letters, and documents?

I have a large amount of family letters, photos, and documents dating from the late 1800s to the 2000s, with most ranging from the 1930s to the 1960s. Some are in fair condition, and I'd like preserve them for future generations. Most are in English, but there's a smattering of Hebrew and French, neither of which I can read. My questions inside. [more inside]
posted by scottso17 on Jun 17, 2010 - 5 answers

Help Me Digitize these clips

How should I digitize/archive these clippings? [more inside]
posted by timsteil on Jun 5, 2010 - 4 answers

The (Facet-Searchable) Paperless Office?

Are there any commercial products intended to (or could be set up to) mine content from unstructured office documents (think: memos, presentations) and populate fields in a database for faceted search, or is this still the domain of research? [more inside]
posted by Alterscape on Jun 4, 2010 - 3 answers

disabled people and legal documents

How can a disabled (paralysed) person sign a legal document? [more inside]
posted by leticia on Apr 13, 2010 - 15 answers

Certified Translation

Certified Translator? I'm in Montreal and I need a certified translator for documents for immigration I'm having trouble finding a certified person/company who can do this for me. Spanish to English.
posted by Napierzaza on Feb 17, 2010 - 4 answers

You say "validation," they say "verification"....

How can I parse several largish (~6mb) text documents to produce a common index of keywords and phrases? I need something that will recognize phrases as well as key words, kind of like Amazon's Statistically Improbable Phrases. [more inside]
posted by cross_impact on Jan 15, 2010 - 5 answers

Word processor that organizes docs like OneNote does.

Word processor that organizes my docs right there in the interface? [more inside]
posted by giggleknickers on Dec 9, 2009 - 8 answers

Is there any way to deal with corrupt pages in non-OCR'd PDF files that occur after copying?

Is there any way to deal with corrupt pages in non-OCR'd PDF files that occur after copying? [more inside]
posted by mjklin on Oct 15, 2009 - 2 answers

What categories exist for publication types?

What type of publication has around 20 pages? [more inside]
posted by ergibson on Oct 2, 2009 - 18 answers

Which papers go in the rectangular file and which go in the circular file?

What important household papers and documents must I keep and file? What papers are OK to throw away? [more inside]
posted by fiercecupcake on Jul 28, 2009 - 7 answers

What document scanner do you recommend for many filing cabinets worth of scanning?

Where can I find recommendations for document scanner to handle what I'd consider "medium - large volume" scanning of our office files? [more inside]
posted by dukes909 on Jul 27, 2009 - 7 answers

Pretty Up My Word

How can I make my Word documents look less....boring? Seeking tips & tricks from people with an eye for design. [more inside]
posted by Miko on Jul 8, 2009 - 26 answers

We have always had weird in-laws

I've been tasked (by myself and others) with compiling an extensive history of my extended family on one side. More than a family tree, we're compiling stories, photos, everything we can gather about my weirdo relatives. What tools should I use to compile it? [more inside]
posted by tmcw on Mar 27, 2009 - 7 answers

How to streamline proposals, invoices, and so on?

Small home-based business creates its own standardized proposals, invoices, fax cover sheets, and so on. How best to manage them? [more inside]
posted by SpringAquifer on Jan 12, 2009 - 3 answers

London calling; can I answer?

The documents that the UK wants from me for a visit are extensive and horrifying. Will I be able to get into the country? [more inside]
posted by punishinglemur on Dec 11, 2008 - 26 answers

Help!

Need a method to search for, and possible change, long file paths inside documents. [more inside]
posted by bda1972 on Dec 1, 2008 - 3 answers

AutoFilter equivalent in Google Docs Spreadsheets?

I want to be able to filter my data in Google Docs Spreadsheets like the Data > Filter > AutoFilter function in Excel 2003. [more inside]
posted by Jacqueline on Oct 7, 2008 - 1 answer

Pushing the limits of PDFs. First, what are they?

When it comes to document interactivity, what are PDF files really capable of? Which features are best for creating dynamic displays of information? What are some of the best examples you've seen of interactive PDFs? [more inside]
posted by ElfWord on Sep 27, 2008 - 10 answers

Also, .docx can bite me

I need a website that will allow 20 people to quickly and easily view 30-40 short documents, without having to individually download them all. [more inside]
posted by showbiz_liz on Sep 22, 2008 - 11 answers

Can I recover My Documents from an XP Installation?

Will an installation of XP over 98 re-write over My Documents? [more inside]
posted by watercarrier on Aug 24, 2008 - 15 answers

Papers written in a spidery hand

Today I had a reason to be looking up a family document, and once again I became fascinated looking at the old family certificates and documents I have in my files. [more inside]
posted by zadcat on Aug 22, 2008 - 15 answers

Software to power an academic resource-sharing site?

My new grad school class (of about 140, if it matters) needs an easy way to post and share categorized notes, study guides, and sundry other files and documents with one another. What simple, easy-to-use open-source Web knowledgebase and/or document-management software might work well for this purpose?
posted by killdevil on Aug 19, 2008 - 7 answers

How do I dispose of LOTS of private documents?

Is there an easy way to get rid of hundreds of pages of private documents? [more inside]
posted by PandemicSoul on Jul 4, 2008 - 14 answers

How do I link a bunch of documents into a formatted binder of sorts?

How do I link a bunch of documents together into a binder which automatically updates when changes are made? [more inside]
posted by special-k on Jun 11, 2008 - 8 answers

squeezing grad school notebooks into a digital realm? is iphoto the way to go?

i'm about to embark on a document-imaging and archiving project. i have dozens of handwritten notebooks, a 7 megapixel camera, tripod, macbook, and large external drive. is iphoto going to be useful for this? (or sketchy i may use a separate iphoto library on an external drive?). are alternative software/strategies preferred for managing all these document images? (in case it matters, i'm not interested in putting them online at this point).
posted by garfy3 on Apr 25, 2008 - 12 answers

Looking for a (very specific) document storage box

I'm looking for a very specific kind of document storage box. [more inside]
posted by Ritchie on Apr 14, 2008 - 7 answers

Personal papers, receipts, and documentation -- should they stay or should they go?

Paper trails: Similar to this link, I am looking for a specific list of personal papers, receipts, and essential documents I should keep and for how long. Any and all receipts? Bank statements? [more inside]
posted by nathaole on Mar 19, 2008 - 3 answers

How so I get an Apostille done quickly from another state?

How so I get an Apostille done quickly from a state other than where the event occured? [more inside]
posted by brokekid on Jan 19, 2008 - 5 answers

How can I make sure there is proof I loaned someone money?

Would an agreement to pay back a personal loan by a specific date, signed and notarized by both parties be a legally binding document? [more inside]
posted by catatethebird on Jan 3, 2008 - 11 answers

Where is the little paper clip guy??

Arg! Help me figure out Word 2007! [more inside]
posted by unexpected on Dec 10, 2007 - 9 answers

Best eBook Compiling Software

I'm looking for the very best software out there (prefer mac but anything at this point) for creating eBooks. I'm hoping there is some intelligent software out there that can take a large text file, full of chapters, numbered paragraphs, and automatically create ebook reader compatible files, with a main index to each chapter. [more inside]
posted by passtehbrainz on Dec 8, 2007 - 4 answers

How to preserve old documents.

What should I do with old family documents? [more inside]
posted by thivaia on Nov 26, 2007 - 4 answers

What should I keep firesafe on a USB stick?

Wife and I finally got a proper fireproof document box. We have the usual birth certificates, kids SS cards etc. But one feature of the box is it claims it will keep digital media safe for 1/2 hour at 1500ºF. I want to put a USB stick in there but I am not sure what to put on it. Any suggestions?
posted by ShawnString on Aug 16, 2007 - 20 answers

Oh, Canada *sigh*

I'm going to Canada this morning and cannot find my birth certificate. [more inside]
posted by louche mustachio on Jul 5, 2007 - 24 answers

What is the best IP-based document sharing solution for small groups?

We have a typical small business with the typical documents to share (spreadsheets, plans, handbooks) and jointly edit. We also have a lot of remote workers and an allergy to tech support, so we're not going to set up a VPN or anything. I am looking for the category-killing, Insanely Great solution to document sharing over the internet. It should be: [more inside]
posted by eshepard on Jun 27, 2007 - 9 answers

Easy way to sell documents on the web?

Is there any easy way to sell downloadable electronic documents (PDF format) on the web? I'd prefer that it be closely integrated into the interface of an existing website that I maintain. I'm looking for a system where someone chooses a document they want to buy, pays through a third-party site (and the third party then passes the money on to me), and the document is instantly made available to the customer. I know about sites like Lulu.com, etc., but I would prefer that this be done on my website.
posted by jayder on Jun 23, 2007 - 3 answers

Software for documents management in Windows

Software for documents management Hi all, I am looking for a software for documents management. I mainly have .pdf files and some ms office documents, text files and a few .chm files. [more inside]
posted by panzerboy on May 21, 2007 - 5 answers

Lexis-Nexis pay as you go?

How do I get access to Lexis Nexis / Quicklaw for a one-shot search? [more inside]
posted by sweet mister on Apr 11, 2007 - 13 answers

Document collaboration and assembly solutions?

I'm looking for recommendations for tools and workflows to simplify my firm's document creation and assembly processes. [more inside]
posted by mjbraun on Feb 21, 2007 - 3 answers

What can a Linux fan use for consistent note taking and archival?

I am studying in human science (psychology), and I'm starting university next month. I have been using a laptop running Linux to take notes and write assignments during the past two years or so, but I feel my current technique for note taking is unsatisfactory. [more inside]
posted by a007r on Dec 29, 2006 - 10 answers

Secure my documents abroad.

I am taking a surf trip to costa rica. Because of the nature of the trip, I will not be able to keep important documents on my person for large chunks of time. Where can I put them so that they are secure? [more inside]
posted by |n$eCur3 on Dec 10, 2006 - 9 answers

Help me catalogue 1000s of documents please.

I am responsible for locating from the internet and cataloguing several thousand scientific articles in PDF format in order to build a documentation library. I am looking for the best way of cataloguing and publishing these articles for a small workgroup to be able to search and find articles by specific criteria. [more inside]
posted by empedia on Dec 1, 2006 - 4 answers

Best solution to manage documents?

What is the best solution for an IT department to manage documents? [more inside]
posted by aceyprime on Nov 17, 2006 - 6 answers

Split up my file! Argh!

I need help reformatting a .lst file for use in Excel (I think)... [more inside]
posted by knapah on Sep 6, 2006 - 6 answers

How to snail mail a document from a web form?

MailADocumentFilter: I want to auto-snailmail a document. [more inside]
posted by chrisfromthelc on Jan 3, 2006 - 9 answers

I need websites of Political Research

I am looking for reasonably well-known websites that deal with government corruption. I live in the United States, so I have a particular interest in any US corruption, but I'm interested in other countries as well. Logically, it is easy to find information on corruption of countries we don't like, so I'm mainly looking for websites dealing with the US and its allies. (more info inside) if you know of any respected political websites that issue indepth reports on various things like human rights (Human Rights Watch for example) or that release declassified documents and memos not necessarily from the us, but the US is great too ( http://www.gwu.edu/~nsarchiv for example) then tell me [more inside]
posted by VillainousJester on Dec 23, 2005 - 10 answers

Can I print multiple documents at once?

Is there any way to select and print, say, 30 documents at a time without having to individually open each one?
posted by BuddhaInABucket on Jul 13, 2005 - 12 answers

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