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iPad iDiot

Help me turn my iPad into a work productivity tool. [more inside]
posted by sardonyx on Feb 17, 2014 - 10 answers

"Nah, boss; I'm just a speedreader"

Before building my own... does this software exist? I need to search a collection of PDF & Word files for key phrases, and dump the surrounding lines (x-m to x+n characters/lines, where x is the found phrase) into text files. I occasionally need to search a few dozen files for a few dozen data items, which usually have some identifying text nearby. This needs to be automated. Big bonus if it implements OCR, but that's not essential. Freeware, or cheapware, obviously is best. Windows-based is preferable, but I can do Linux.
posted by IAmBroom on Feb 12, 2014 - 9 answers

Something like Evernote?

Is there a program along the lines of Evernote that can deal with .pdf and .doc files? [more inside]
posted by zardoz on Apr 3, 2013 - 12 answers

Could you help me with my Applescript?

I am trying to batch convert a bunch of MS Word documents via Pages on my Mac. I have an Applescript that I believe will work, but I am getting hung up on a dialog box, and I am trying to see if someone could proofread the script for me. [more inside]
posted by 4ster on Dec 18, 2012 - 3 answers

Converting lots of little excel into word?

ExcelFilter: I have a whole bunch of excel files. More than 100 of them. Each file has about one page of print area, but some in portrait and others in landscape. They are mostly text in cells; not a lot of formulas being used. I would like to (1) merge all these files into one Word document; (2) have a page break so that each file (more or less) is one page; and (3) do it with a minimum of cutting and pasting. Opening everything as a PDF and viewing in Preview is also an option, but less optimal since I'll certainly need to adjust some formatting and page breaks. Maybe on publisher? Is anything like this possible? Or do I need to do it page-by-page? What would you do? I'm on a Mac 10.8.2.
posted by RandlePatrickMcMurphy on Nov 19, 2012 - 9 answers

What determines where an application window opens in Windows 7?

What determines where an application window opens in Windows 7? [more inside]
posted by schoolgirl report on Mar 30, 2012 - 4 answers

PDF display problems

PDFs created in Word opening strangely on recipient's computer. Help? [more inside]
posted by piratebowling on Jan 25, 2012 - 7 answers

How to disappear completely.

How do I make MS Word (2008, for Mac) actually remove the author information when I save a document as a pdf? I am submitting a paper for blind review but can't expunge the author info. [more inside]
posted by Beardman on Aug 15, 2011 - 12 answers

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

Keeping hyperlinks when saving Word docs as PDF

Losing my hyperlinks when I save Word 2007 documents as PDF. [more inside]
posted by Dukat on Aug 5, 2010 - 4 answers

HTML printing problem

Can you help me with this HTML print-sizing problem? I have a 3x5 index card created in Word. When I convert it to PDF, it prints out full size, as in Word. But when I convert to HTML, either from Word or from the PDF, and then print the HTML page, it scales down. Is there a way to make it print full-size in HTML?
posted by markcmyers on Jun 4, 2010 - 8 answers

Is there a way to copy text out of a pdf without it starting a new paragraph at the end of each line of text?

Is there a way to copy text out of a pdf and paste it into a word document without word starting a new paragraph at the end of each line of text? [more inside]
posted by AZNsupermarket on Apr 11, 2010 - 4 answers

Pdf to text conversion

What is the best way of converting .pdf to .doc or .txt? [more inside]
posted by a womble is an active kind of sloth on Mar 2, 2010 - 10 answers

Word to PDF conversion - where'd my links go?

How can I keep the embedded links in my Word doc when I convert to PDF? (MacOSX solutions preferred, though not required.) [more inside]
posted by operating thetan on Feb 13, 2009 - 3 answers

Metadata best practice for new department names

metadata metafilter ! How to correctly keep updated metadata in our documents at work after departments change their names? [more inside]
posted by alchemist on Nov 24, 2008 - 4 answers

PDF = Pretty Damn Funky

How can I convert a Word document to a pdf while keeping the margins the same width? We are working on a 5 MB Word document, created with Word 2003 on a PC running Windows XP. The margins must be 1 inch wide. When we convert it to pdf, the right hand margin becomes 1.25 inches wide, and random phrases become boldface. We've tried Acrobat 8 and a freeware converter (dopdf).
posted by lukemeister on Aug 28, 2008 - 16 answers

Fonts-be-gone (from my PDF)!

Why are there 20 Mb of embedded fonts in my PDF and how can I make them go away? [more inside]
posted by heresiarch on Aug 28, 2008 - 6 answers

Help! Convert my docx to pdf!

Is there anyone out there who can convert a .docx file into a PDF for me within the next few hours? [more inside]
posted by lemonfridge on Jul 6, 2007 - 26 answers

How can I import high-quality (ie vector) PDFs into Microsoft Word for OS X?

Why does Microsoft Word (OS X v.11) hate PDFs? Or: Please help me make this stats assignment just a little less frustrating. [more inside]
posted by docgonzo on Feb 23, 2007 - 16 answers

Turning HTML into a book?

I'm trying to turn someone's blog into annual books for them as a gift (not Christmas). What's the best way to do this? [more inside]
posted by reborndata on Dec 20, 2006 - 15 answers

Making PDFs out of Word Docs and Preserving Embedded Links

How can I make a .pdf of a .doc file that maintains the copious hyperlinks in the original MS Word doc on Mac OS 10.4? [more inside]
posted by hwickline on Sep 28, 2006 - 8 answers

One PDF to rule them all

My g/f has printed a lengthy document for her university. Great! Now she needs to also send it as one PDF file. And there goes the question... [more inside]
posted by XiBe on May 2, 2006 - 16 answers

Why doesn't Word for Mac make a PDF with outside page numbers?

Why does Word 2004 (OS X 10.4.3) freak out when printing a PDF of a document with the "different odd and even pages" pagination setting? How can I convince it that everything is OK? [more inside]
posted by themadjuggler on Apr 12, 2006 - 3 answers

PDF'able Word Intra-document hyperlinks?

Intra-document hyperlinks (bookmarks) in MS Word Documents that can are preserved in PDF documents--Is this possible? [more inside]
posted by ParisParamus on Nov 25, 2005 - 8 answers

Word 2004 makes bad PDF?

Has anyone experienced Word 2004 on OS X generating malformed PDF? I have a friend who constantly has difficulty printing documents (that typically have a lot of equation editor objects in them.) [more inside]
posted by Wolfdog on Nov 11, 2005 - 6 answers

Is free pdf to word conversion possible?

Where/how can I convert pdf files to Word.doc/rtf format - for FREE? [more inside]
posted by porktrap on Oct 13, 2005 - 12 answers

Convert pdf > doc

I need a way to convert a pdf file to a Microsoft Word (.doc) file. It has to be free, preferably online if possible, and if there is no suitable online version it should be compatible with OS X. Any suggestions?
posted by teem on Aug 14, 2005 - 13 answers

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