The Freelancer’s Guide to PDF Management

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Let’s say you’re receiving PDFs from a client or a collaborator or you want to re-use a photo from a previous PDF that you’ve made — what do you do? You can even convert a PDF to JPG with web-based extractors, like ExtractPDF and ZonePDF. Part of managing your PDF files is being able to mark them up. You can use apps like PDF Merge and Split and ZonePDF to get the job done. See Also: How to Merge PDF Files. To get started, pull the PDF in Adobe Acrobat.

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Need To Create a PDF? Don't Have the Software? Don't Panic!

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Home About Me Advertise Need To Create a PDF? This will enable you to create a PDF-like file where no one can manipulate information. Dont Have the Software? Dont Panic! By The Professional Assistant on Wednesday, October 15, 2008 Filed Under: MS-Access , MS-Excel , MS-Outlook , MS-PowerPoint , MS-Word , Productivity Y ou receive an e-mail from your manager.

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Copying Tables, Pictures or Text in PDF Files to Other Sources

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Home About Me Advertise Copying Tables, Pictures or Text in PDF Files to Other Sources By The Professional Assistant on Thursday, January 17, 2008 Filed Under: MS-Excel , MS-PowerPoint , MS-Word , Productivity D id your boss just ask you to copy a table, picture or text to another source of software, such as Microsoft Excel or Word ? If you want to copy text from a PDF file into another source, click on the following icon shown below.

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How I Use Evernote

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I know a lot of people who use Simplenote, nvALT, Google Docs ( don’t get me started ) or even the back-end of WordPress to capture their ideas for use in their writing.

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5 Awesome Productivity Apps for Android Phones

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With Document Scanner , your smart phone can scan the paper and convert it to a PDF file, making it easy to send as an attachment in email or save to a file and stop worrying about losing the hard copy. You can upload the PDF to other productivity apps in your phone as well.

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4 Tips For Keeping Important Documents Safe

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However, if you also want to be able to access them from anywhere then you might want to move to a cloud based system such as Google docs. Locking a document and making it accessible via a password is fairly straightforward with PDF software.

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A Miracle Lasts Only 3 Days

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The full version of the book, including bonus chapters, in PDF, EPUB, and AZW. An email fast guide (PDF). A decluttering quickstart guide (PDF). Living the Good Life (PDF). Email Triage (PDF). Reclaim Your Dreams ‚Äì “Everything Package&# (70-page PDF).

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Creating Powerful Presentations

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Try to think about your organisation’s brand in a more creative way – if for example the company colour is green do a Google search for ‘green’ and see what images appear and then use them for your slide backgrounds. Google Slides.

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Top 10 Productivity Tools For Chromebook

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Around December last year (2010) Google launched a pilot program in which they gave away thousands of notebook units they called “Cr-48″ – a prototype of the Chrome OS-based notebook. That prototype has now been fully developed and released as Chromebook which according to Google is: “A mobile device designed specifically for people who live on the web. Google Tasks. Add and manage your tasks from your Chromebook using Google Tasks. Google Docs.

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Steps for Creating a Paperless Home Office

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Simply configure your scanner software to use optical character recognition (OCR) to automatically turn every scanned document into a searchable PDF, which allows you to find documents by searching for words they contain. Options Use services such as Google Docs to easily share files with others.

Increasing Microsoft Excel 2007's Formula Bar Size

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Home About Me Advertise Increasing Microsoft Excel 2007s Formula Bar Size By The Professional Assistant on Wednesday, November 18, 2009 Filed Under: MS-Excel , Productivity D o you find that trying to either write or fix formulas in Microsoft Excel can be a pain?

How to Deal with Inconsiderate Co-Workers

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Home About Me Advertise How to Deal with Inconsiderate Co-Workers By The Professional Assistant on Wednesday, November 25, 2009 Filed Under: Office Gossip , Productivity D o you find that some of your co-workers can be extremely annoying, rude or just plain inconsiderate?

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Overlapping Calendars In Microsoft Outlook? Really?

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Home About Me Advertise Overlapping Calendars In Microsoft Outlook? Really?

The Apps I Use

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I have hooked up the built-in calendar so that it links up to Google calendars. Since my Google calendar has links to my husband’s calendar and the separate calendar I maintain for my elementary-aged daughter, everything for the family appears on the schedule.

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Need to Change Excel Details from Vertical to Horizontal or Vice.

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Home About Me Advertise Need to Change Excel Details from Vertical to Horizontal or Vice Versa?

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Administrative Procedures Manual - Does Your Department Need One?

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Home About Me Advertise Administrative Procedures Manual - Does Your Department Need One?

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Make No Mistakes With Meeting Request Attachments in Outlook 2007

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Home About Me Advertise Make No Mistakes With Meeting Request Attachments in Outlook 2007 By The Professional Assistant on Friday, November 20, 2009 Filed Under: Meetings , MS-Outlook Y ou sent a meeting request to a bunch of people.

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Best Business Technology for Small Businesses & Their Owners (28 ideas from them to you!)

Productive & Organized

My scanner serves all these purposes -- scan a document in and you can then e-fax it over the internet, print out a copy, edit it directly through OCR software, save it as a PDF and toss the paper. Can't Live Without Google. " Stephanie you are such a geek."

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Co-Workers Annoying You?

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Home About Me Advertise Co-Workers Annoying You? By The Professional Assistant on Monday, December 31, 2007 Filed Under: Meetings , Office Gossip , Productivity A re your co-workers annoying you at work by talking to loudly? Do you wish you could take a fog horn and toot it around, just so that they would quiet down? I also work in an environment where it gets a little too loud at times. Its an open-concept office and at times, I would like my colleagues to simmer down a bit.

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Windows 7: Will It Be Like XP or Vista?

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Home About Me Advertise Windows 7: Will It Be Like XP or Vista? By The Professional Assistant on Thursday, July 16, 2009 Filed Under: Productivity A re you a big fan of Windows XP? Did you feel that Windows Vista was a big flop? Well, look no further, since Windows 7 will be coming out very shortly. I am truly hoping that this new platform will be much smoother than Windows Vista.

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How to Copy Tables from Word to Powerpoint

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Home About Me Advertise How to Copy Tables from Word to Powerpoint By The Professional Assistant on Thursday, August 30, 2007 Filed Under: MS-Excel , MS-PowerPoint , MS-Word P eople often ask me, "How do you copy a table from Word into Powerpoint?" This actually is quite easy to do. Here are the simple steps on how to copy tables: Open your Word document that contains the table. Open Powerpoint and click on File, then select New, then Blank Presentation. You will see this screen at the bottom.

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Productivity With Shared Files

Professional Assistant Blog

Thanks for the tip, Richard Posted on 1 April, 2008 12:33 PM Anonymous Google docs is the best way Ive found to do this. You can share documents, spreadsheets, and photos across computers and networks: since your document is stored on Googles server, its accessible from anywhere !

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Blogging Here and There - Part 2

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Home About Me Advertise Blogging Here and There - Part 2 By The Professional Assistant on Thursday, April 24, 2008 Filed Under: A s you may have noticed, I havent been posting any articles for quite some time now. I do apologize for this, but my life has been really busy lately and unfortunately, could not share my thoughts with you during this time. I will try to post articles when I get a chance, but it will be quite infrequent.

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Do You Have a Pen?

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Home About Me Advertise Do You Have a Pen? By The Professional Assistant on Thursday, February 21, 2008 Filed Under: Client Service , Meetings , Productivity Y ou’re walking around the office and someone comes up to you, asking for a pen. You search your pockets and realize that you don’t have one. Has this ever happened to you? This has happened to me quite a few times in the past.

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Copying Pictures To and From Microsoft Word

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Home About Me Advertise Copying Pictures To and From Microsoft Word By The Professional Assistant on Monday, January 28, 2008 Filed Under: MS-Word , Productivity H ave you ever wondered how to copy pictures from and to Microsoft Word ? Do you have a big project coming up and want to show your boss that you can handle this type of task ? Recently, someone asked me how this is done. It’s actually quite simple.

Sorting Tables in Microsoft Word

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I wasnt sure if this was possible, but fiddled around on Google a bit and found that it is possible. Home About Me Advertise Sorting Tables in Microsoft Word By The Professional Assistant on Wednesday, January 23, 2008 Filed Under: MS-Word , Productivity H ave you ever wondered or tried to sort a table within Microsoft Word ? Do you already have a table set up in Microsoft Word, but dont want to copy to Microsoft Excel and back again, just to sort it?

Would You Relocate to Avoid Traffic Jams?

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Home About Me Advertise Would You Relocate to Avoid Traffic Jams? By The Professional Assistant on Thursday, December 06, 2007 Filed Under: Job Seeking , Productivity , Travel D o you find yourself getting stuck in traffic each morning and afternoon? Do you feel that people should relocate to a closer home or find a new job? Heres an interesting article I found about how most employees would rather get stuck in traffic jams rather than relocate to a new home or job.

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Macros: Shortcuts To Productivity With Microsoft Word

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Home About Me Advertise Macros: Shortcuts To Productivity With Microsoft Word By The Professional Assistant on Monday, October 13, 2008 Filed Under: MS-Word , Productivity D o you know what a macro is? Do you know how to create them?

Want Confidential Documents to Stay Confidential?

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Home About Me Advertise Want Confidential Documents to Stay Confidential? By The Professional Assistant on Friday, November 30, 2007 Filed Under: A re you looking for a way to make sure that others don’t open your letters or packages? Do you have confidential information that you need to send to someone, but want to make sure that it gets treated like registered mail? Then Redi-Tag Security Seals and Tape is the product for you.

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Worried About Your Online Resume?

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Home About Me Advertise Worried About Your Online Resume? By The Professional Assistant on Monday, November 26, 2007 Filed Under: Job Seeking A re you worried about online identity theft online? Do you worry about your current employer finding out that you are looking for a new job? Resume Rabbit will make all of this disappear. You can post up to 80 different job sites, such as Workopolis , Monster , CareerBuilder and many more, just with one submission.

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Most Irritating Habits of Co-Workers

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Home About Me Advertise Most Irritating Habits of Co-Workers By The Professional Assistant on Monday, November 19, 2007 Filed Under: Productivity D o you find yourself among co-workers that are not respectful of your privacy? Do they end up talking loud on the phone while you are trying to do some work? Are you being bombarded with people walking up to your cubicle and dont have the decency to see that you are busy?

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Sync Your Hand Held Device

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Home About Me Advertise Sync Your Hand Held Device By The Professional Assistant on Thursday, November 15, 2007 Filed Under: Networking , Organize , Productivity , Travel A re you looking for software that can synchronize most of your hand held devices? Heres a free piece of software that was recently released that can do just that. You can find instructions to setting up this software here and the software download page here.

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Hands Hurt From Typing?

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Home About Me Advertise Hands Hurt From Typing? By The Professional Assistant on Wednesday, November 14, 2007 Filed Under: Ergonomics , Productivity D o you find yourself typing too much? Using the mouse too often? Heres a product that will help you feel better and relieve pain, carpal tunnel syndrome and repetitive stress injury. It will also aleviate pain caused by arthritis, tendonitis, and poor cirulation. It even gives the person a massaging effect, for lasting comfort.

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Labelling The Features In Microsoft Word

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I’ve searched Google and they say to use the drawing tool. Home About Me Advertise Labelling The Features In Microsoft Word By The Professional Assistant on Thursday, September 04, 2008 Filed Under: MS-Word , Productivity D o you create letters or labels in Microsoft Word ?

"Excel"ing to Create Subtotal Row Totals

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Home About Me Advertise "Excel"ing to Create Subtotal Row Totals By The Professional Assistant on Wednesday, September 03, 2008 Filed Under: MS-Excel , Organize , Productivity Y our manager sends you an e-mail with a spreadsheet attached.

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Clock In The Right Time Zone: Booking Meetings in Microsoft Outlook

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Calculation of Discounts in Excel

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I tried searching around for an answer on Google, but no luck. Home About Me Advertise Calculation of Discounts in Excel By The Professional Assistant on Tuesday, August 21, 2007 Filed Under: MS-Excel H ave you ever wondered how to calculate discounts on certain products/services that you or your firm offers? One of my colleagues had this dilemma a few days ago. It kept providing me topics that werent relevant to the particular answer I was looking for.

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4 Ways to Cope with Difficult Colleagues

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Home About Me Advertise 4 Ways to Cope with Difficult Colleagues By The Professional Assistant on Tuesday, December 04, 2007 Filed Under: Productivity D o you find yourself having to deal with a difficult person in your office? Do you feel that they are overbearing and don’t know when to keep their opinions to themselves? Do they make inappropriate comments in a professional environment?

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Dealing With Unreasonable Requests

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Home About Me Advertise Dealing With Unreasonable Requests By The Professional Assistant on Thursday, October 08, 2009 Filed Under: Organize , Prioritize , Productivity Y ou receive an e-mail , among the many others that you receive each and every day. Your colleague or boss calls or comes up to you exactly 2 minutes later and asks if youve read it. You think to yourself, "What?!? Is this person crazy?!?" Has this ever happened to you?

2009 109

Too Many Applications Driving You Crazy?

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Home About Me Advertise Too Many Applications Driving You Crazy? By The Professional Assistant on Wednesday, October 07, 2009 Filed Under: Organize , Productivity D o you have too many applications open on your computer? Have you passed by a co-workers desk and noticed that they have 20 different things running all at once? Believe it or not, this can lower productivity. You actually end up thinking that you are working harder, yet you are reducing your productivity by about 30%.

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Finding The Best Travel Deals - Online!

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Home About Me Advertise Finding The Best Travel Deals - Online! By The Professional Assistant on Tuesday, October 06, 2009 Filed Under: Meetings , Research , Travel A re you trying to book a flight, hotel or car rental for your manager? Do you feel like you are going to lots of websites to find the best deal? I originally wrote a post on this entitled " Travel Plans " explaining that you can use Travelocity and Expedia to find the best deals.

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4 Steps to Setting up E-mail Distribution Lists

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Home About Me Advertise 4 Steps to Setting up E-mail Distribution Lists By The Professional Assistant on Thursday, March 27, 2008 Filed Under: MS-Outlook , Organize , Productivity D o you find yourself having to write each persons e-mail address over and over again for certain e-mails ?

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Co-Workers Not Cleaning Up After Themselves?

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Home About Me Advertise Co-Workers Not Cleaning Up After Themselves? By The Professional Assistant on Monday, February 11, 2008 Filed Under: Organize , Productivity D o you find that staff members leave their garbage around the kitchen area? Do you get annoyed that you are always the one that has to clean up after them? Do you start wondering if they treat their own house the same way? You’re not alone.

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