Mastering PDFs: How to create, convert, and search

When it comes to preserving any type of document in a format that anyone can later open and be sure it looks right, it’s hard to beat the PDF format. PDF, or portable document format, was developed by Adobe in the early 1990s to make it easy to share formatted documents regardless of the sender and receiver’s systems. The format was based on and is essentially a simplification of postscript, a programming language developed by Adobe 10 years earlier to describe documents for printing in a technology-neutral way. PDF (and postscript) uses code to describe where text, images, and graphic elements should be placed on a page. A rasterizer turns the code into either pixels on a screen or dots in a printout. PDF files are extremely common and are used for all sorts of things, as an archive format for scanned and digitized documents of various kinds, as a standard format for scientific articles, for digital contracts and to save something for later printing, just to name a few examples. Acrobat Reader DC.Foundry Read PDF files Windows still has no built-in program for viewing and editing PDF files. The default program for opening a PDF in the system is Microsoft Edge, which like most browsers, has a built-in PDF viewer. It works really well for just reading, with the basic features you would expect. For example, you can view the table of contents and click on sections to jump directly to them, and mark up the files with tools like a marker pen and text... Continue reading at 'PC World'

[ PC World | 2023-11-29 11:30:00 UTC ]
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Mastering PDFs: How to create, convert, and search

When it comes to preserving any type of document in a format that anyone can later open and be sure it looks right, it’s hard to beat the PDF format. PDF, or portable document format, was developed by Adobe in the early 1990s to make it easy to share formatted documents regardless of the... Continue reading at PC World

[ PC World | 2023-11-29 11:30:00 UTC ]
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The big bang created the universe. What created the big bang?

Quantum cosmologist Laura Mersini-Houghton winds back the clock to ponder the origin of our universe's origin. Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2022-08-05 10:00:13 UTC ]
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Convert eBooks/Office documents to PDF with Icecream PDF Converter

Utilities developer Icecream Apps has released Icecream PDF Converter, a capable tool for converting a range of file formats to and from PDF. There are plenty of similar applications around, but what’s interesting here is most conversions are handled in the background by a bundled copy of Open... Continue reading at Betanews

[ Betanews | 2014-11-20 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Create and sell an e-book for just $25 this January

If you’re looking for more ways to earn an income or diversify revenue streams, e-books are a great avenue. You don’t need to be an expert, either. With My AI eBook Creation Pro, you can create premium e-books in a matter of clicks without the writing or design expertise. Powered by... Continue reading at PC World

[ PC World | 2024-01-10 08:00:00 UTC ]
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Encyclopedia Britannica once published a catalogue of humanity’s ‘102 Great Ideas’ – and it created more questions than answers

Mid-century encyclopaedias claimed the power to decide what counted as knowledge and what didn’t – much as online publishing platforms and social media companies do today. Continue reading at The Conversation

[ The Conversation | 2024-01-09 17:02:30 UTC ]
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Master your Kindle with these 10 tips

Of all the tech products Amazon offers, Kindle is the only one I’d seriously miss if it went away. I was never much of a book person, but that’s changed as I’ve tried to divert more time away from social media. Kindle—not just the e-reader, but the mobile apps—are where a lot of that... Continue reading at PC World

[ PC World | 2023-12-04 11:00:00 UTC ]
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Christopher Paolini Wanted a Job Involving Dragons, So He Created One

Paolini, a best-selling author of young adult fantasy novels, has a new book out, “Murtagh.” In it, he returns to the world of “Eragon” and the adventures he began creating as a teenager. Continue reading at The New York Times

[ The New York Times | 2023-12-02 10:02:30 UTC ]
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Warner Bros studios in Leavesden to expand, creating 4,000 UK jobs

Studios behind Harry Potter films to undergo 400,000 sq ft expansion by 2027, in boost to struggling industryThe Warner Bros studios behind the Harry Potter film series are to undergo a major expansion, creating 4,000 jobs and providing a boost to Britain’s beleaguered film and TV production... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2023-09-21 21:30:09 UTC ]
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'Big Bang of Numbers' – The Conversation's book club explores how math alone could create the universe with author Manil Suri

A book-length thought experiment uses math to investigate some of life’s big questions. Continue reading at The Conversation

[ The Conversation | 2023-09-18 12:19:43 UTC ]
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Searching for Intimacy in the Gig Economy

Kathleen Cheng is having a hell of a Saturn Return. The late-20s protagonist of Jenny Xie’s debut novel Holding Pattern has just been dumped by the man she thought she’d spend her life with. Unmoored and questioning, she drops out of her cognitive psychology graduate program on the East Coast... Continue reading at Electric Literature

[ Electric Literature | 2023-07-05 11:00:00 UTC ]
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Adventures in Memory: On Searching for Truth by Writing Fiction

As a fiction writer, I’ve always felt compelled, memoir style, to pore over my life’s timeline. But in a novel, I can erase, revise, smash, crash, reconstruct, and transfigure that squiggly narrative. A novel has no obligation to mirror or represent anything familiar, recognizable, or real. And... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2023-06-28 08:52:54 UTC ]
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NASA is creating a ChatGPT-like assistant for astronauts

Despite our intrinsic distrust of AI in space taught to us by movies like 2001: A Space Odyssey ("I'm afraid I can't do that, Dave"), it offers large advantages to both manned and unmanned missions. To that end, NASA is developing a system that will allow astronauts to perform maneuvers, conduct... Continue reading at Engadget

[ Engadget | 2023-06-26 08:19:03 UTC ]
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‘Metal Gear Solid: Master Collection Vol. 1’ heads to consoles and PC on October 24th

Konami has finally shared a release date for Metal Gear Solid: Master Collection Vol. 1. In case you missed the publisher’s original announcement, Konami announced the compilation alongside Metal Gear Solid Delta: Snake Eater during Sony’s recent PlayStation Showcase. At the time, the company... Continue reading at Engadget

[ Engadget | 2023-06-21 17:00:09 UTC ]
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ChatGPT will create winners and losers in the corporate world. Economists tried to rank them

According to the National Bureau of Economic Research, these 15 firms could be poised for a stock market rally. Ever since ChatGPT’s release, Americans have been wrestling with the idea of generative artificial intelligence automating our existence. Large language models are trained on... Continue reading at Fast Company

[ Fast Company | 2023-05-08 14:36:00 UTC ]
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On creating a board game that is also a work of literature.

Telling good stories in games is really hard. It’s hard in any medium, of course, but games provide a set of challenges over and above those faced by novelists and screenwriters. Take the question of agency—if the player is allowed to make the primary narrative decisions in the game, then the... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2023-05-01 15:00:45 UTC ]
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Who is Junji Ito? An Introduction to the Master of Horror Manga

Here's everything you need to know about the master of manga horror Junji Ito, his career, and his notable works. Continue reading at Book Riot

[ Book Riot | 2023-04-27 10:34:00 UTC ]
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HarperCollins Creates New Font for Non-English Titles

HC Arc will improve the reading experience and contribute to the publisher's sustainability efforts by reducing page counts, the publisher contends. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2023-04-20 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Book Review: ‘Stalking Shakespeare: A Memoir of Madness, Murder, and My Search for the Poet Beneath the Paint,’ by Lee Durkee

In “Stalking Shakespeare,” Lee Durkee describes his quest to find a true, authentic image of the famous playwright, a search that becomes a tragicomic tale in its own right. Continue reading at The New York Times

[ The New York Times | 2023-04-15 09:00:13 UTC ]
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Google Drive now caps the number of files you can create

You might not want to use Google Drive for large system backups or other many-file transfers. Ars Technica has learned Google quietly instituted a user "creation limit" of 5 million files sometime in February. As Reddit user ra13 discovered, personal (Google One) and business (Google Workspace)... Continue reading at Engadget

[ Engadget | 2023-04-03 19:12:30 UTC ]
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