Free or creative-commons books to help me improve my knowledge of SQL. [more inside]
I have about 4000 pdfs that i need to scrape data from and put into a database. [more inside]
How can I create a .pdf form that a) is able to be filled out, and b) will tally a running total of the "score" as it is filled in? The problem: I need a free program. [more inside]
How do I put lines on these pdf documents? I'm going blind trying to match descriptions to dollars! [more inside]
Can somebody please explain to me image compression, specifically with regard to creating smallish PDFs from Indesign files that contain large linked vector graphics? [more inside]
What's the best ebook reader for reading PDF-s, specifically academic papers? [more inside]
Why can't PDF files from Google Books downloaded via GooReader be modified in Adobe Acrobat? I need to modify the font size size so these books can be read on my Kindle. My copy of Acrobat Standard will not recognize these Google PDF files as editable. Why does Acrobat not recognize these PDF files?
Is there a way to send a message through Adobe Acrobat? [more inside]
I have to read a lot of academic papers. They are usually formatted into 2 columns per page. This is fine if I print them out, but when I read them on a computer screen, it is difficult/annoying for me to scroll up and down - I lose my place easily (I recognize this may be unusual). Is there software out there that will strip the text from a pdf into one column (and maybe put all the figures at the end or somewhere)? Like the Readability extension for text on the web, but for pdfs. Maybe a plugin for Adobe Acrobat? Linux or Windows, please. Thanks.
My (very) small office just got a new whiz-bang scanner that can scan stacks of paper to image-only PDFs. Ideally, I'd like to use this to do away with paper filing, but this is harder (for me) than it sounds. [more inside]
Instapaper + Kindle is reading bliss. How do I extend this bliss to PDF documents with annoying formatting? [more inside]
I have been trying to convert PDFs downloaded from Google Books with GooReader3 to DOC files. The conversion programs tried gave files that are readable, but not editable, in Word. I can grab the text and move it around the page as a block. The PDFs seem to have been converted into some Word readable graphic. I have other PDF files that I use as controls. These control files can be edited in Word after conversion. I am trying to convert PDF files of public domain books from Google Books downloaded with GooReader3. I need to change the font size so they are readable on my Kindle. GooReader downloads are to only PDF files that behave as a Word readable graphic after conversion. What am I looking at here?
Can anyone recommend a plug-in that allows adobe acrobat to sort pages by page number? I inserted page numbers into a document; extracted certain pages into separate files, and then combined them again; the page numbers were off as a result (and there are some dupes). I'd like to make them resort by page number. Any ideas?
Help me extract text from a PDF of a Powerpoint presentation! [more inside]
How can I turn a 28 page pdf of a timeline, into a border for a single page document? [more inside]
I'm trying to turn PDFs made from presentations on the Prezi website (prezi.com) into text documents and am looking for a program to OCR them with. Since Prezi's PDFs come out rather odd with some text trailing off the edge that isn't pertinent to the current slide I need something that will allow me to make a selection box around the text I wish to OCR as opposed to auto OCR'ing the entire page. What Windows program should I be looking at?
I want to save documents as pdf files instead of xps files in using Windows 7 print utility. There's a plug in from Microsoft to do it in Office 2007 programs, but I want to do it with other programs, specifically accounting software. Anyone know a plug in to do this?
I've an idea to take a group of industry standard PDF forms & build a website that allows you to enter your information once to populate all of the forms. The problem: how do I do that? [more inside]
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]
How's your little US nonprofit avoiding Adobe Acrobat and printing PDFs for free? [more inside]
Chrome is printing web pages as image-only PDF by default. Why? [more inside]
I want to read and mark-up ebooks and pdfs and word docs using a stylus but not be bound to Apple. Your experiences with the Xoom or other tablet? [more inside]
What's the best device for reading and annotating PDFs? I'm trying to decide between a tablet pc (maybe the Lenovo X220T), a netbook fitted with a PixelQi screen, an Entourage Edge, an OLPC, or some sort of e-reader. Any other suggestions, are of course, welcome. [more inside]
PDF-filter: I'm running a website that allows users to upload files. I'm looking for a converter that would allow User B to view a files uploaded by User A, even if User B doesn't have the same software used to develop the file. My guess is converting everything (that's not a simple image) to PDF would work, but my Google-fu is failing me and I can't find a PHP script or Apache module that will do this. [more inside]
Can I add handwritten annotations to PDFs on an iPad? [more inside]
The full version of Adobe Acrobat has a way to OCR scanned images, so that the image is still viewed in the PDF, but you can search for text in the document. How do you do that without Acrobat? [more inside]
Acrobat Plugin to open the Next/Previous File in a Folder? [more inside]
I need help automatically encrypting PDFs in OSX [more inside]
PDFilter: What's the best way to share my PDF online? [more inside]
I have been asked to provide a quote for digitizing a bunch of documents. What is the going rate for this type of work? More details inside. [more inside]
How do I script PDF "printing" in Windows XP? [more inside]
What is your method for reading PDF files in Firefox 4? [more inside]
How can I convert powpoint presentations (.ppt and .pptx) to PDF for editing on iPad 2? [more inside]
I'm looking for a "flipping page" online catalog viewer for print catalogs. Hoping to find something that will work for iPad, iPhone and Android. Ideally I'd like something self-hosted, but that is not a deal breaker. The ability to add image map-like links to URLs is needed. The source file is a PDF built in InDesign.
Where can I find entire chapters of the CFR available in one PDF file? [more inside]
Can I bring a search phrase into a PDF from a URL? [more inside]
Looking to 'collect' NCAA Men's Basketball printable blank "brackets". Help me find some links/resources? [more inside]
What are the best practices and strategies for publishing ebooks? [more inside]
How do I use a highlighter? [more inside]
Please help me create a pre-recorded conference presentation and reliable delivery and display method. Thanks!
I'm in the UK, and will be giving a pre-recorded video conference presentation remotely next month in the US. What is the deliverable I should be aiming for (YouTube link, QuickTime video, PDF with MP3, something else?) and what is the easiest, most hassle-free way of creating and delivering it? [more inside]
I've got a PDF (a magazine). I'm trying export some pages from this PDF (my article), as a separate PDF. I'm on a Mac (10.6.7). This seems like it should be easy, but I can't print my selected pages to PDF (it's grayed out in the "Save to PDF" drop-down), nor can I find any options to save-selected-pages-as or export-to. My searches have only turned up now-obsolete, non-functioning programs like PDFlab and PDFsam. What am I missing? Should I just print out the pages and scan them back in?
How does one create a paper form/survey that can be scanned and have the info mapped to separate data sets? [more inside]
Is there a service or setup that replicates instapaper for pdfs? [more inside]
New network scanner/copier. Scanned files (PDF) are 4x larger than old model for same settings. What? Why? [more inside]
How can I easily export/print many emails to pdf? [more inside]
How do I make a PDF file of several photos that will show the names of each photo. On a Mac. Preferably, just using the MacOS' Preview application. [more inside]
How do I mimic a binder in digital form? [more inside]
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?