New network scanner/copier. Scanned files (PDF) are 4x larger than old model for same settings. What? Why? [more inside]
posted by bartleby
on Mar 23, 2011 -
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]
posted by NatProp
on Mar 22, 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 -
What is the best electronic device to view a PDF outside of a computer? I have a crapload of PDFs and am tired of reading them on my laptop. I'm thinking of getting an ebook reader or maybe a tablet? Are any ebook readers good at PDFs? Most of the PDFs are mostly text. But some have some maps and tables and what not.
posted by nooneyouknow
on Mar 9, 2011 -
I need a PDF form. Employees will go into the field with this form loaded onto a tablet PC and fill out the form for constituents who will then sign it with their actual signature. The form itself is trivial, but how can we do the signature? [more inside]
posted by dirtdirt
on Mar 3, 2011 -
Help me choose the right software to create simple, multi-page PDFs that include diagrams and maps. [more inside]
posted by dowcrag
on Jan 27, 2011 -
iWork question: When exporting my document to PDF in Pages '09, the resulting text quality is really poor for the regions that are set in 8pt Helvetica Neue. If I do a Print->Save as Postscript, then open that in Finder and save as PDF, the quality is fine. Is there any way to get Pages to just do this properly? [more inside]
posted by krunk
on Jan 25, 2011 -
What's a good, user-friendly, free pdf reader that lets one add annotations
, for Window's 7?
posted by Tsuga
on Jan 18, 2011 -
How can I capture my blog pages as images to import into InDesign? (Tryin' to create a portfolio here...) [more inside]
posted by pearl228
on Jan 7, 2011 -
i need to print an access report to pdf and have it spit out a file for each company in the report. help please. [more inside]
posted by elle.jeezy
on Jan 5, 2011 -
Calling all Wordpress specialists (and I know there are many!). I have a small blog which is a source of business for me and I want my readers to have the option of getting a printer friendly version of each post in the form of a PDF. I need your experience on which plugin may work best for me. [more inside]
posted by Marzipan
on Jan 5, 2011 -
PDF Software Filter: Using Nuance PDF Converter Enterprise and finding very little online support for the software. I've authored several nifty forms, but any time a user opens them in a software external to Nuance two things happen. Details and snowflakes inside: [more inside]
posted by Draccy
on Dec 27, 2010 -
Link to 306 page
book in embedit.in which I want in a pdf. format. Can't do this with cute pdf as it tells me adobe keeps crashing. This is the only copy of his book I know anywhere, as the National Library of Colombia in Bogota does not have a copy. I am not very technical but I try. I use Firefox in XP and would greatly appreciate any help or if someone knows how to do this can they download it for me and send possibly using yousend it. Email in profile. Special Santa standing by !
posted by adamvasco
on Dec 15, 2010 -
What pixel dimensions are optimum for either a flat jpeg or PDF file meant to be circulated as a Christmas greeting card image, attached in email to a wide variety of recipients?
posted by zadcat
on Dec 7, 2010 -
I'm trying to save a document as a pdf in Microsoft Word 2007 in such a way that comment ballons (which are visible in the document) also show up in the pdf. Google isn't helping me find a solution. [more inside]
posted by ocherdraco
on Dec 1, 2010 -
Scanning, Excel, data input help needed. I need to convert info from a lot of hard copy bank statements into a an excel spreadsheet. Have tried scanning directly into xls and it results in a disorganized mess. Have tried to cut and paste from scan created pdf but it will not allow. Please help in automating this process and making my life a much happier place. [more inside]
posted by mbx
on Nov 10, 2010 -
I created a 20x28 inch poster in inDesign that I then exported to PDF. However, the exported PDF is much bigger than 20x28. Why is that? [more inside]
posted by gfrobe
on Nov 5, 2010 -
Improving how a print magazine is viewed online in PDF format/format that keeps the integrity of the print version: 1) What's your favorite PDF viewer and 2) What's this example? [more inside]
posted by sambiamb
on Oct 26, 2010 -
Any iFilm experts that can help me with this?
Basically...how do you add data to a movie dvd so it
1. Plays in a DVD player and
2. Has the data accessible on a computer....data consists of gps - gpx files, pdf, and .mov files.
I again bow to the hive mind with great thanks, and a six pack of warm Blatz.
posted by timsteil
on Oct 3, 2010 -
Looking for a PDF printer (or similar file printer) that can be used to print from remote locations. [more inside]
posted by dozo
on Sep 28, 2010 -
I have a series of text-based PDF documents that I need to export to Word, but the character encoding is messed up whether I use Reader's save to text or simply copy-and-paste. Help! [more inside]
posted by drlith
on Sep 21, 2010 -
I use Chrome for Mac. Is there any way to open PDFs inline, avoiding the clunky save-to-disk rigmarole?
posted by dontjumplarry
on Sep 18, 2010 -
I want to read pdfs on my iphone, but unless the pdf was created with larger than normal text, it's generally too small to read. They don't use the available space efficiently and there is often large margins that could have been used to enlarge the font. Here
are some shots
of what I'm talking about. I've read that epub is the format I am looking for but haven't been able to find my pdfs as epubs (the books I get are mostly textbooks or from small authors that sell their books on their own sites (like Smashing Magazine), not through e\retailers who may have multiple formats), and converting via online services or desktop apps like Calibre have not been successful, especially for large documents... [more inside]
posted by dozo
on Sep 14, 2010 -
Is there an adobe app available that will allow for data input on a pdf form on an iPad? [more inside]
posted by nataliecay
on Sep 13, 2010 -
I'm trying to help out my brother in law automate one of his daily work tasks. It involves going to several authenticated intranet sites, saving the data and then converting it to PDF and saving it to a directory.
I'm wondering what the best way to go about this is. [more inside]
posted by daHIFI
on Sep 10, 2010 -
I've commissioned someone to create a rendered "artist's impression" of a planned housing development, but he priced it under the assumption that the architect would release Autocad files of the project. It turns out that the architect will only supply PDFs of the building plans. How can I find someone to turn these plans into something my artist can use, and how much should I expect to pay? All I need is the outside of the building, including the grounds and property fence.
posted by Joe in Australia
on Sep 7, 2010 -
I want to create an epub file from several existing PDFs. What software can I use for this? [more inside]
posted by zardoz
on Aug 27, 2010 -
How can I create a high-quality but small file sized, multi-page PDF? I am assembling a design portfolio and have access to Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, Bridge and Indesign. [more inside]
posted by pulled_levers
on Aug 23, 2010 -
Is it possible to create a fillable PDF form that includes logic?
Assume there is a sum calculation with total of $1000.00
If check box = selected, tax=12%,
else if check box off, tax =0.
If check box is selected, the tax field will show $120.00 and the grand total below it (sum of total + tax) will be $1120.00
If check box is not selected, grand total will be $1000.00
posted by bright77blue
on Aug 18, 2010 -
Is there a way to embed
the same jpg image many times in a single PDF in Illustrator CS5? [more inside]
posted by Tom-B
on Aug 6, 2010 -
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 -
Exporting PDF binary blog data into an outfile with mysql. Yeah, remind me how to do that without getting corrupt files again? [more inside]
posted by bhance
on Aug 4, 2010 -
How can I extract a list of "second-generation" citations from Google Scholar search results, preferably in such a way that this information is easily parsable into lists of authors, titles, journals, and year published? [more inside]
posted by samac
on Aug 4, 2010 -
I have a multi-thousand PDF library of books. They are organized by directory (C:\Lib\Science, C:\Lib\History, etc..) I would like to be able to search across part or all of the library. For example, find all occurrences of "Charles Dickens" in PDF's in the C:\Lib\Literature directory. What (freeware) Windows software can do this and other features?
posted by stbalbach
on Jul 11, 2010 -