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How to use Pagemaker to Split a Pdf into Several Pdfs

How do you break apart a multiple-page pdf into a bunch of separate-page pdfs in Pagemaker?
posted by joannemerriam on Sep 4, 2009 - 8 answers

Applications for converting XML to Word / PDF?

Applications for converting XML to Word / PDF? [more inside]
posted by UbuRoivas on Sep 2, 2009 - 6 answers

LaTeX + pdf = employment fail?

LaTeX + pdf = employment fail? I am looking for a job and have been using LaTeX to generate my resume and cover-letter. At a recent job interview I was told that they weren't able to print my resume. It looked fine on their computer but when they printed it, it was as if most of the document had been whited-out: a couple of phrases appeared approximately where they should but, most of it was just missing. [more inside]
posted by geos on Aug 18, 2009 - 23 answers

How do I create a "fill in form" on Adobe?

How do I create a "fill in form" on Adobe with text boxes and check boxes? [more inside]
posted by genniangel0 on Aug 18, 2009 - 9 answers

How to convert a pdf to a wallpaper?

Creating a high resolution jpg/bmp image from a pdf file. [more inside]
posted by sk381 on Aug 12, 2009 - 6 answers

Mac freeware for PDF Markups?

MacFilter: Anyone know of a free way to add markups and comments to PDF files in OS X? [more inside]
posted by el_lupino on Aug 9, 2009 - 8 answers

How to fix my PDFs ?

How to adjust brightness/contrast in PDF files? [more inside]
posted by GrooveStix on Aug 8, 2009 - 6 answers

Manipulate pdf file

Possible to edit contents and remove password from pdf? [more inside]
posted by Mr_Thirdworld on Aug 6, 2009 - 11 answers

Oh, THAT'S how you republish the same material.

Do you know of a newspaper or magazine that publishes to both the web and print and posts a PDF of the print version on their website? [more inside]
posted by Brandon Blatcher on Jul 15, 2009 - 25 answers

GIFs in PDFs

How do I insert a GIF in its native resolution into a PDF? [more inside]
posted by king walnut on Jul 9, 2009 - 4 answers

Kindle DX: What will I miss if I buy outside the U.S.?

I live in Romania and I'm considering a Kindle DX. (Sony Reader is a crappy competitor and the iRex products are expensive). What features will I miss if I bring the Kindle to Romania? Does it still worth it? [more inside]
posted by danburzo on Jul 7, 2009 - 6 answers

Powerpoint to PDF conversion

How do I set up my printer prefs / page settings to save an A0 size Powerpoint slide as a PDF? [more inside]
posted by roofus on Jun 11, 2009 - 1 answer

Splitting a PDF by bookmark

I'm looking for some inexpensive/free solution to splitting a PDF by bookmark (first level bookmark), and using the bookmark names for the filenames of the split PDF. [more inside]
posted by Ritchie on May 28, 2009 - 2 answers

How to build a really simple site that sells PDFs

Codefilter: I'd like to build a website that allows people to buy a PDF of a publication and then download it. Only problem is, I'm not an out-and-out coder/developer. [more inside]
posted by Sifter on May 16, 2009 - 13 answers

How do I print an old dos-era postscript file (font encoding: codepage 850) containing german umlauts?

MS-DOS/Legacy file format filter: How do I convert an old postscript file (font encoding: codepage 850) containing german umlauts to pdf?/ How do I print such a file on modern printers? [more inside]
posted by pu9iad on May 16, 2009 - 13 answers

Kindle or Tablet PC for taking notes on PDFs?

Tablet PC or Kindle DX for graduate school? [more inside]
posted by tonci on May 14, 2009 - 33 answers

How to Print the Interactive Fields in an Interactive Form

How do I get this fillable form PDF to print the information in the interactive fields. If I click "highlight fields" the information is there, but when I print it's gone. [more inside]
posted by kristymcj on May 5, 2009 - 5 answers

How can I add comments to a PDF?

I want to be able to make notes on a PDF file that has been sent to me, but don't know what program to use. I need to highlight or comment on errors in the original text, save the document, and send it on to someone else. [more inside]
posted by different on Apr 12, 2009 - 12 answers

Looking to go paperless but afraid to shred everything.

I'm looking to digitise all of my documents or as many as possible, but am slightly weary about shredding everything what sorts of documents should i keep original paper copies of and which should I digitise? I ask because I don't want to end up in a sticky legal situation where I would require the original paper copy. [more inside]
posted by Chamunks on Apr 10, 2009 - 6 answers

Most secure PDF viewer?

In light of the increasing number of PDF security exploits, what is the most secure PDF viewer for Windows? [more inside]
posted by benzenedream on Apr 1, 2009 - 5 answers

Help me pdf in PC!! Please…?

Acrobat+video filter: Anybody out there ever built a rich-media pdf on a Mac that PC users could view WITHOUT QuickTime? [more inside]
posted by dpcoffin on Apr 1, 2009 - 10 answers

Have I suffered a PDF exploit?

I tried to visit the web site of a local business, and a PDF was automatically and unexpectedly downloaded. What was it trying to do, and how can I know whether I avoided the exploit? [more inside]
posted by grouse on Mar 24, 2009 - 14 answers

Batch processing multiple-page PDFs

I need to batch process a 54-page PDF through Bridge (or Photoshop) and it doesn't seem to be saving properly. [more inside]
posted by Optimus Chyme on Mar 18, 2009 - 2 answers

Spam through a PDF?

Somebody downloaded a file off my server and now they are getting specific spam. How is this? [more inside]
posted by gonzo_ID on Mar 16, 2009 - 6 answers

How can I transfer text and pdf files to my iPhone?

Transferring files (namely txt and pdf files) to the iPhone 3G, how is it done? I broke it out of jail already, so what's my next step? [more inside]
posted by zardoz on Mar 7, 2009 - 10 answers

Print Downloader's Name on PDF Ebook

Is there an automated way to print a person's name on a PDF when they fill out a Web form to get it? Like, "this printed for your name here" [more inside]
posted by junger on Feb 26, 2009 - 12 answers

How can I increase contrast on a multi-page PDF?

How can I quickly and easily increase the contrast on every page of a PDF? [more inside]
posted by Outis on Feb 22, 2009 - 6 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

Printing to individual gifs... fast.

I have (several) word documents and have a need to convert each individual page of the word documents to a gif file. I am looking for a fast, efficient, batch-process way of completing this task. [more inside]
posted by yoyoceramic on Feb 11, 2009 - 9 answers

TIFF to PDF

What is the best way to convert large batches of multi-page TIFFs to PDF? [more inside]
posted by [expletive deleted] on Feb 11, 2009 - 10 answers

How do I edit PDF Title, Author and Publisher info so that titles come out properly in ADE Adobe Digital Edition?

How do I edit PDF Title, Author and Publisher info so that book information loads properly in ADE Adobe Digital Edition? [more inside]
posted by 925 on Jan 27, 2009 - 5 answers

Trying to download a whole batch of PDFs.

How to download a lot of PDFs? My wife is attending a conference, and the conference provides PDF downloads of all the papers, but only as individual papers, on individual pages. With a twist. [more inside]
posted by reddot on Jan 23, 2009 - 5 answers

How to scrub a .pdf?

Acrobat Pro filter: How can I remove unwanted highlighter from a color scanned pdf? [more inside]
posted by umbú on Jan 20, 2009 - 9 answers

Emacs wizardry for the non-programmer.

How can I automate emacs to open a file, execute a bunch of macros, then save the file in a new format? [more inside]
posted by Barry B. Palindromer on Dec 30, 2008 - 5 answers

How do I seek and destroy image-only PDF's?

Is there Mac-based software available that will search my entire hard drive or designated folders for image-only PDF files (have not been OCR'ed) and then automatically run OCR (using Acrobat Pro or whatever) and override the original file with a searchable version? [more inside]
posted by randex8 on Dec 16, 2008 - 4 answers

Easy way to add Print Setup button to Acrobat 8.0's toolbar?

Is there an easy way to add a Print Setup button to Acrobat 8.0's toolbar that is accessible inside a browser window? Full story inside. [more inside]
posted by toomanyplugs on Dec 16, 2008 - 1 answer

What software is helpful for writing a masters thesis?

What software is helpful for writing a masters thesis? [more inside]
posted by metricfan on Dec 4, 2008 - 14 answers

How can keep text from apprearing/disappearing when converting PPT to PDF?

I saved a PowerPoint presentation as PDF, but the PDF version has some extra exclamation points (!) all over the place and two entire text boxes missing. Can anyone help me fix that? [more inside]
posted by carofowler on Dec 2, 2008 - 10 answers

How to Create Non-Paginated PDFs from Current Webpage of Firefox?

Is there a Firefox extension, or Mac app that can work with what is currently on Firefox, which will export the current webpage as a PDF file that is not paginated and reproduces the screen appearance, such as what Saft's "Export PDF" feature offers for Safari? [more inside]
posted by WCityMike on Dec 1, 2008 - 6 answers

Software for organizing local digital library

Looking for a file/library management program with the following features : ability to look for duplicates by CRC comparison, search for text inside files (PDF,Djvu,doc, chm etc) extract and catalog metadata, display on which disk is the file located, even if it's offline. Yes I know about google desktop, but.. [more inside]
posted by elpapacito on Nov 30, 2008 - 1 answer

Military Range Card

PseudoMilitaryFilter: Looking for a pdf of a range card, the kind you used to fill out while sitting in your trench, OP or whatever. [more inside]
posted by furtive on Nov 29, 2008 - 7 answers

How can I organize and annotate my PDFs on linux?

Help me get my PDF's organised! I need to be reading large quantities of academic papers for research I am working on and currently don't have a way to keep my readings organised. Is there some snazzy yet simple software (preferably for linux) to help me keep a library of PDF files, and hopefully jot some comments down after I'm done reading? Additionally, any good linux software for simple highlighting/annotating of these files?
posted by comwiz on Nov 25, 2008 - 11 answers

Creating links to Adobe files

How can I link to downloadable Adobe Illustrator and EPS documents on our intranet? [more inside]
posted by Joleta on Nov 25, 2008 - 6 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

Yes book does mean TeX

How should one present books online? [more inside]
posted by jeffburdges on Nov 13, 2008 - 6 answers

I'm looking for this Dadaist poster I saw awhile ago.

I'm looking for this Dadaist poster I saw awhile ago. [more inside]
posted by parkbench on Nov 7, 2008 - 2 answers

Numbering Documents in a PDF

I have several Word and PDF documents that I want to combine into a single PDF using Adobe Acrobat Professional 8. Is it possible to label each document with a different number? [more inside]
posted by k8lin on Oct 27, 2008 - 4 answers

Virtual scissors and tape: Page assembly?

I want software to split, combine, tile, and imposition pages (produced by different apps) before sending the job to the printer. Can I do this without spending megabucks on Acrobat or learning to read and write PostScript by hand? [more inside]
posted by Myself on Oct 26, 2008 - 6 answers

High-Detail GDSII to EPS/PDF?

FileFormatFilter: Asking for a (not terribly computer-proficient) labmate in need. He uses flexible photomasks, printed on some kind of transparency. He has a company that will do this. He also has a layout, currently in CIF and GDSII format, with a very fine grid of dots. The company only accepts EPS or PDF. How can I accomplish this while A> maintaining a reasonable file size and B> maintaining the detail? [more inside]
posted by DoubleMark on Oct 22, 2008 - 5 answers

Free software to write on PDFs with my tablet?

PDF editing software for Mac to use with my Wacom tablet? [more inside]
posted by jk252b on Oct 21, 2008 - 2 answers

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