Yippee - Firefox 3.0 has landed. Will this solve the most glaring problem with Firefox 2.x - unlike native Mac app Safari, Firefox can't load pdf's inline. [more inside]
posted by ericbop
on Jun 17, 2008 -
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 -
I have a vector-based image I have created in Inkscape. I will be printing it in a very large format - 3" x 4", - and my printer wants the image to be supplied as PDF. What do I need to do to export a PDF that will be of sufficient quality for printing? [more inside]
posted by Marquis
on Jun 6, 2008 -
DjVu is a sort of alternate to PDF. What (free) programs are available for editing DjVu documents? I need to: add pages, extract pages, delete pages and resize entire work for printing.
posted by stbalbach
on Jun 1, 2008 -
How do I create a PDF Letterhead Template?
or in other words:
Does any one how to print to a pdf letterhead template?
Thanks! [more inside]
posted by cmherskovic
on May 22, 2008 -
Is there a way that I can access some very old PDF files that are encrypted with a password I cannot remember any longer? I have a system running Mac OS X (Leopard), and I do need to do the decryption myself. [more inside]
posted by WCityMike
on May 16, 2008 -
How to print annotations on a PDF? I have a PDF from a colleague, which has annotations in the margin. They seem to use the standard annotation mechanism and are visible in Adobe Reader and Apple Preview. But neither application will let me print the annotations inline with the document. How can I do this, on Mac, Linux or Windows?
posted by beniamino
on May 12, 2008 -
I want to get a poster-sized art print of a PDF (all vector graphics). Since it seems like there are a thousand companies promising high quality prints online, I'd love to hear anybody's recommendations about who I should go to for this sort of job.
posted by eisenkr
on May 12, 2008 -
Is there an e-book reader that comfortably displays PDFs made by scanning type (i.e., PDFs that are images and don't have plain text data)? [more inside]
posted by grobstein
on May 9, 2008 -
Can I create a PDF that shows one footer when displayed on screen, but prints a (slightly) different one? [more inside]
posted by toxic
on May 9, 2008 -
What are the alternatives to pandoc
? I'm looking for tools that will allow me to maintain a large document in a simple plain text format such as markdown and compile it to PDF and HTML. [more inside]
posted by caek
on Apr 30, 2008 -
Is there a way to create a link in an Excel spreadsheet to a specific page or destination in an external PDF file? I've read some tutorials that show how to do this in html documents but can't seem to figure out if it's possible in Excel. I'm using MS Excel 2000 and Adobe Acrobat 8.1.2 Professional. Thanks!
posted by bepe
on Apr 17, 2008 -
I have a few pdfs of tabular data that I would like to use in a spreadsheet and/or database. Acrobat Reader is not cooperating; it converts obvious tabs into spaces. Is there some way to get this data, properly formatted? [more inside]
posted by johnofjack
on Apr 10, 2008 -
Quickbooks Pro 2005, MS Outlook 2003, and an intermittent PDF e-mailing problem. The PDF's that are e-mailed often are blank when opened on the other end. Why? [more inside]
posted by snowjoe
on Apr 6, 2008 -
I've been tasked with creating a fillable form for invoices at work. However, I need it to be dynamic/flexible, and I'm not sure how to do that. [more inside]
posted by O9scar
on Mar 24, 2008 -
I am looking for fax software that can receive faxes as a PDF file or other non proprietary file. Mac OS X or Windows would work.
Anyone have any recommendations?
posted by tirebouchon
on Mar 20, 2008 -
I am in need of a server-side Linux or Unix-based software solution that will sort uploaded PDF files that can be PDF-native (that is, created in such a way that the text in the PDF is freely copyable), PDFs with embedded text over images (usually the result of a previous OCR job), and PDF-scanned, which are PDFs containing no text, only scanned images. The PDF-native files and PDFs with embedded text it will extract text from, the PDF-scanned files it will then OCR and export that text. [more inside]
posted by Mo Nickels
on Mar 17, 2008 -
Is there a conversion site that converts pdf to mp3? If not, is there freeware that does it? [more inside]
posted by Eiwalker
on Feb 22, 2008 -
How can I make blurry PDFs (that use type 3 raster fonts) look better on screen? [more inside]
posted by advil
on Feb 10, 2008 -
Help! My laptop is a nightmare of unorganized .pdfs, and if I have to create any more staggered files I might just lose my mind. Is there a program specifically designed to help me manage this deluge of information? [more inside]
posted by numinous
on Feb 7, 2008 -
I have been trying to find a way to upload a pdf file (16 MB - a book with photos and text) to Vox for quite a while and I think I have finally come to the realization that it probably just won't work. Is this a losing battle from which I should bow out gracefully or might there be an alternate route?
posted by missregina
on Feb 5, 2008 -
How can I download a bunch of .pdfs from a webpage all at once? The page I'm looking at is a list of .pdfs available (for a class I'm in - course materials), with a link to download each .pdf file. I've tried using the Firefox extension downthemall
Is there a way to grab all of these at once, or am I doomed to clicking each and every link to open a new window, save as, etc.?
posted by entropic
on Feb 1, 2008 -
What's a good, idiot-proof way for my mom to scan and manage her old recipes on her iMac? [more inside]
posted by SansPoint
on Jan 20, 2008 -
How do I create a table of contents for a PDF file that is composed of a variety of different source documents? Open source/free software or methods are best. [more inside]
posted by procrastination
on Dec 20, 2007 -
Using Preview for PDFs, what can I do to maximize the size of the text as they appear on printouts? [more inside]
posted by numinous
on Dec 7, 2007 -
I need recommendations for a scanner that will scan documents into black-and-white PDF files in a quick, clear and crisp fashion. I am also interested in hearing of any brands to avoid. [more inside]
posted by invisible ink
on Oct 19, 2007 -
I am looking for a server-side application, which will convert Excel documents (separate books or entire documents) along with html files, txt files, and doc files. The application will need to be able to watch folders "HotFolders" and batch convert automatically. I have done a good bit of searching and have not found anything that will work so far. If this was not an application, but was a .dll file this will work as well. Thanks.
posted by utch
on Oct 18, 2007 -
Why do some PDF's open in Acrobat instead of Foxit when using Firefox, even when
Foxit is the default reader? [more inside]
posted by Nugget
on Oct 15, 2007 -
Help me destroy the rain forest: I'm want to print out a huge manual
that only exists as a web site. What (free? cheap?) app exists that will allow me to suck the entire site into a PDF or some other sort of printable document? I'm Mac based but can scare up a PC if necessary. [more inside]
posted by grumblebee
on Oct 14, 2007 -
I have the artwork/booklets for a number of CDs scanned in, and I would like to edit them and convert them to a PDF for use as a digital booklet in iTunes on OSX. What is the easiest way to go about doing this? Bonus points if I don't have to buy any software!
posted by drgonzo2k2
on Oct 14, 2007 -
I need to make a small change (tel #) to a PDF brochure I had done recently. The problem is that I don't have the original file the brochure was created from and won't be able to get it for at least three weeks. Is there any software I can buy that will enable me to do this or am I just going to have to wait until the designer returns to civilization?
posted by Umhlangan
on Oct 12, 2007 -