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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

Looking for PDF signature and watermark programs

What are some good programs that can add a digital signature and/or a watermark to existing PDFs? We're all using Windows 7 computers at work. [more inside]
posted by filthy light thief on Aug 5, 2013 - 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

Looking for PDF software that can automatically append at creation

Looking for prompt-less PDF creation and appending [more inside]
posted by colecovizion on Jan 17, 2013 - 9 answers

Assemble JPGs into a PDF?

I have a folder of JPG files. I want to create a PDF with one of those JPGs on each page. I don't want to spend any money. I am using a Windows computer. [more inside]
posted by Egg Shen on Aug 9, 2012 - 11 answers

Crap, I told them I could do this, and now I can't.

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]
posted by woodvine on Dec 9, 2011 - 18 answers

Please enter your address for the 80th time.

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]
posted by Apollo's Favorite Mistake on Aug 17, 2011 - 6 answers

How does one create a paper form/survey that can be scanned and mapped to separate data sets?

How does one create a paper form/survey that can be scanned and have the info mapped to separate data sets? [more inside]
posted by lukeklein on Mar 23, 2011 - 4 answers

Help me with the nuance of this software....

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 - 1 answer

Please recommend bibliography software.

Bibliography software recommendations? [more inside]
posted by lab.beetle on Dec 20, 2010 - 11 answers

What are good apps for converting PDFs and other text files to non-PDF files?

What are good apps for converting PDFs and other text files to non-PDF text files? [more inside]
posted by GlassHeart on Sep 6, 2010 - 12 answers

How to export secondary citations from Google Scholar or similar database??

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 - 5 answers

Search, cross-link references in PDF articles?

Perhaps this is just a fantasy, but is there any application or online tool that could search through the references of an article I have saved as a PDF, in order to check whether I have those cited articles in my larger PDF library? It would be perfect if it would highlight, link, or somehow display cross-referenced relationships between all my articles. I am already familiar with many referencing/PDF organization software such as Papers (Mekentosj), Sente, and Devonthink. I suppose what I have in mind is a similar tool, but with the additional power of something like ISI Indexes. I have a fairly large library (about 300 references that I'm actively using, and more than 2000 total) and I'm just trying to get some "big-picture" grasp of how all these sources relate to one another.
posted by samac on Jun 20, 2010 - 5 answers

How can I best transfer all of my paper to the cloud and make it searchable?

How can I best transfer all of my paper to the cloud and make it searchable? [more inside]
posted by allfortheBoss on Jun 16, 2010 - 7 answers

Is it possible to track where a PDF file goes once in the wild?

How easy or possible is it to track when/where a PDF file is transmitted or opened once it goes out into the wild? [more inside]
posted by MuffinMan on May 7, 2010 - 12 answers

Are there any free Mac programs to remove PDF encryption?

Are there any free Mac programs to remove PDF encryption? [more inside]
posted by raddevon on Dec 12, 2009 - 6 answers

Editable PDFs?

I want to be able to create editable, form-based PDFs. What software do I need? [more inside]
posted by Kattiara17 on Sep 29, 2009 - 16 answers

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 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

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

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

Picture a Venn diagram with 3 circles: LaTeX, Emacs, Mac. I'd like to live in the intersection.

Mac users who write LaTeX documents in Emacs (with or without AucTeX), please tell me about your workflow. [more inside]
posted by gleuschk on Oct 4, 2008 - 10 answers

Revision/version control software for stuff that isn't source code...

Is there such a thing as version/revision control software for printed documents? Software developers have version control for their source code, but what about people who write sales brochures? [more inside]
posted by Chunder on Aug 22, 2008 - 12 answers

Configured, Boiled Down Numbers Please

A good, modern, local website traffic stats solution? [more inside]
posted by rokusan on May 14, 2008 - 4 answers

Receive Fax's as PDF

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 - 7 answers

Best Windows TIFF combiner?

What is the best Windows TIFF combiner? [more inside]
posted by yesno on Jan 24, 2008 - 11 answers

Where is the software to convert a PDF

I need some software that will take a PDF file (of a magazine) and produce an online version of it that does not require a PDF reader to view. [more inside]
posted by ajbattrick on Jun 1, 2007 - 5 answers

How to automatically extract graphical content from PDFs?

Are there any software packages or toolkits (preferably open source) available that allow me to automatically extract graphical content (such as pictures, diagrams, graphs, etc.) from batches of PDFs? [more inside]
posted by elbaso on May 9, 2007 - 4 answers

How to automate searchable PDF creation with automatic document feeder, PaperPort and OmniPage?

How can I automate PDF creation with my automatic document feeder, ScanSoft PaperPort and OmniPage? I need to have PDFs that look like the original document and are searchable (not image only). [more inside]
posted by ideaguy on Feb 1, 2007 - 9 answers

Help me catalogue 1000s of documents please.

I am responsible for locating from the internet and cataloguing several thousand scientific articles in PDF format in order to build a documentation library. I am looking for the best way of cataloguing and publishing these articles for a small workgroup to be able to search and find articles by specific criteria. [more inside]
posted by empedia on Dec 1, 2006 - 4 answers

Quark and PDFs

Does Quark play well with exporting PDFs? [more inside]
posted by fijiwriter on Aug 25, 2006 - 9 answers

How to make it mobile?

PDFfilter: How easiest to format/generate the same information to be sent to mobile phones and PDA's. [more inside]
posted by geekyguy on Apr 13, 2006 - 7 answers

Is there a better way to read .pdf's?

What software do you use to read academic papers online? [more inside]
posted by PercussivePaul on Jan 22, 2006 - 19 answers

What is a good business card making program, that will let me convert the cards to pdf format?

What is a good business card making program, that will let me convert the cards to pdf format? [more inside]
posted by Dean Keaton on Jul 10, 2005 - 5 answers

Printing document pages 2-up on both sides of a piece of paper

Printing a "booklet" from PDF on the cheap: I'm looking for software that will help me do 2-up on both sides of an 8 1/2 x 11 sheet, but I'm open to any suggestions. [more inside]
posted by weston on Jul 7, 2005 - 10 answers

I want to be able to take notes on PDFs.

I am looking for a cheap Mac (Tiger) program that will let me write on PDFs. [more inside]
posted by librarina on Jun 26, 2005 - 8 answers

Looking for Cross-Platform Software to Draw Upon or Merge PDFs

Hi, I'm looking for some PDF software that lets you draw ontop of an existing PDF (like lines, text), and some other software that lets you merge multiple PDF files (there was a similar question a few days ago but that was for OSX). If I get to be choosy, I'd prefer cross platform libraries. Thanks! [more inside]
posted by holloway on Sep 14, 2004 - 6 answers

Electronically filling in a PDF document not set up for input?

PDFFilter - I have a .pdf upon which I need to enter information (think of it like an application with blanks for application-y stuff like name and address). The .pdf is not a form, however. Currently, the only option seems to be printing the document and then using either a pen or a typewriter to fill in the blanks. There simply must be a way to get this information onto the .pdf electronically instead ... mustn't there? Your help is much appreciated.
posted by Sinner on Jul 16, 2004 - 10 answers

Photoshop, photo print, Print Photoshop, Print!

Can someone please help me print multiple documents in Photoshop 7? [more inside]
posted by dual_action on Jul 8, 2004 - 10 answers

How can I convert a scanned pdf to searchable text?

I need to convert a scanned pdf to searchable text, without printing it out and scanning it back in using OCR. Also, I'd like a cheap or free solution since I'm not likely to use it often ever again.
posted by nomis on May 6, 2004 - 17 answers

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