You can protect sensitive and private information in a PDF by password-protecting the file. When you password-protect a PDF, it encrypts the contents of the file so it can’t be read by any program without entering the password first. Here’s how to do it.
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WonderShare PDFelement is a speedy, lightweight, yet surprisingly powerful PDF editing application. I love it. Let me tell you why.
Firefox has picked up the pace with quick updates in a Chrome-like fashion. In another move similar to Chrome, Firefox now has a native PDF viewer. If you ask me, it’s about time!
Sometimes you might need the images in a PDF file. You could take screenshots of portions of the document, but there’s an easierr way, using a feature that Acrobat Pro has built in.
A free PDF reader is a lot like a free sample of perfume at Macy’s. Some of them stink, some of them smell good and either way there are plenty of them. SumatraPDF is one that smells good. It integrates nicely with Windows, Chrome, Firefox, and Opera.
Adobe Reader is a large and bloated PDF Reader. A better free alternative is Foxit Reader. It’s lightning fast compared to Adobe and has many features. Here’s a look.
OK, so you may know how to make a PDF with Microsoft Word 2010. If not just look at this How To by Austin Krause. I’ll go one step further by creating a PDF/A. What is a PDF/A you ask? It’s a PDF meant to be archived for 100 years or more. Federal courts – […]
PDF/A is a strict standard of Adobe’s Portable Document Format (PDF) that federal courts in the U.S. require for the presentation and archiving (that’s where the “A” comes in) of PDF documents. Here’s a simple technique to make PDF/As that the court will accept. The concept behind PDF/A is simple, but the instructions various vendors […]
Do you have a set of PDF files that you would like to convert into a single paginated document? I run into this problem occasionally, and while there are plenty of solutions out there, most of them require that you install some new piece of software. For a task that I rarely need performed, installing […]
Shortly after upgrading to Microsoft Office 2007 I ran across this nice FREE add-on from Microsoft which allows you to save your documents in the Adobe PDF or Microsoft XPS format using all eight Microsoft Office 2007 applications. I use the feature almost daily so I’m sure all you groovyReaders will appreciate the find! […]
If you’re sick of Adobe Reader, and tired of digging through the plethora of alternatives, Windows 8 will put an end to that. Shipping with Windows 8 will be a built-in PDF reader, code-named “Modern Reader,” that runs on the AppX engine. It’s sleek, has a simple interface, and while there isn’t much else to […]
Are you sick of Adobe Reader’s bloatware, sluggish performance, and security vulnerabilities? If you haven’t already switched to an alternative PDF reader, Google Chrome can also read PDFs; even ones that are already downloaded to your computer! Switching Chrome to be your default PDF reader is relatively simple, and we’ll guide you through the process […]
If you are looking for a free way to convert a PDF to an editable document, my first suggestion would be Google Docs. But, if you’re an avid Facebook user and you’d prefer something in-house –the PDF Converter (aka PDF to Word) app is worth a look. It isn’t without its limitations, but the app […]
On Thursday the Google Chrome team rolled out a new feature for Chrome 8 Beta, a PDF viewer. Say goodbye to adobe reader and other PDF plugins, Chrome is taking over. If you’re running the latest beta version of Chrome you can already test it out and view PDF files without any extra plugins. (more…)