Posts Tagged ‘software’

Back in November 2010 I wrote about Nitro Software’s free PDF to Word web-based application for converting PDF files (with graphics) to editable Word files (with the graphics more or less intact). Since then, I’ve invested in Docudesk’s deskUNPDF convertor, which costs about $70 for a single-user licence (add another 14 or 20 dollars if you want 2- […]

I  took part in a conversation on Twitter recently about converting files from PDF to Word without losing the formatting. In this case, it was for translation purposes but there are plenty of other circumstances where this would come in handy. Filling in forms sent as PDFs, for example (so without having to print them out […]

A quick up-date to yesterday’s post comparing embedded tweet tools. Publitweet have now tweaked the code for their Blackbird bookmarklet to reduce font size a bit and include clickable #hashtags and @mentions. They’re also releasing a version that will in turn allow people to embed your embedded tweet in their site, with your site/tweet indicated […]

It’s now possible to embed tweets directly into your blog using free tools such as Twitter Media’s Blackbird Pie, Publitweet’s Blackbird bookmarklet, or Tweetshots. I’ve tried them out for size, here are the results. Blackbird Pie Cleverly done article (not the same tool that I used, BTW) RT @guardiantech: That Twitter embed tool – now […]

A productivity tip on typing expansion software “From the Desk of David Pogue” at the New York Times. Typing expansion applications work like Microsoft Office’s “AutoCorrect” feature but are system-wide and include a web-address shortening function: “Just copy some huge address, for example, and then type ‘/bitly’ into any program; TextExpander pastes in a tiny […]