The Freelancer’s Guide to PDF Management

Dumb Little Man

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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Review: Sonic PDF Creator (iOS)

Simple Productivity Blog

The makers of Sonic PDF Creator for iOS contacted me and asked me to do a review of their product. You select the attachment in your email, open it in Sonic PDF, and away you go. Third time was the charm, and by not touching anything on my phone, I did get the document to convert to PDF. Converting documents to PDF is a great idea. App: Sonic PDF. The post Review: Sonic PDF Creator (iOS) appeared first on

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4 Reasons to Use PDF Readers

Small Business CEO

PDF readers are now found everywhere no matter what type of device you have. They are lightweight softwares that let you read and edit PDF files. PDF readers – try Soda PDF or any other readers you’re interested in – is your best bet when you want to view, edit, share, create and secure content on any file or document. Without much ado, here are 4 reasons to use PDF readers: 1. … Information Technology business tools PDF readers

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5 Fast and Easy Ways to Create a PDF File

Productive & Organized

  Creating a PDF file (one that can be read easily regardless of the computer it is being opened on) used to be cumbersome. The other day my client asked me how to create a PDF file. So, I went to my trusty resources and asked: " Quick tool question: What do you use to create PDF files? " " Here are the quick and easy ways they make PDF files and you can too: 1 -- "Microsoft Word, save doc as PDF." 

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Tips for Being a Good Boss | Online Executive and Admin Assistant.

ProAssisting Blog

pdf format) and suggested that we create a white paper for bosses entitled “Defining Executive Excellence&# that might help bosses create a better working relationship with their assistants. Home Blog About Us Who we are About the Program Program Specifics Execs, HR Depts.

2010 650

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

Professional Assistant Blog

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.

2008 118

How To Self Publish On Amazon, Kindle And iBookStore – the PDF Version

Brilliantly Better

Which means that the book “How To Self-Publish On Amazon, Kindle And iBookStore” is available as a PDF download too. As of today, the Kindle exclusivity – required by the enrollment in the Kindle Select program – is over. For those of you unaware, this ebook emerged from a blog post. A very popular one, [.]. Book Reviews Business amazon books ebooks iBookStore kindle self publishing

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Eight Ways to Keep Your Office Clutter-Free

Ian's Messy Desk

When the HVAC system was installed, someone thought we might want the user manual for the system: a 400 page PDF document. Instead of filing the PDF on the network, the document was printed and placed in a filing cabinet , where it will sit until doomsday. Despite the improvements in document handling technology, despite the the convenience of a PDF, we still produce a lot of paper. I can print any web page to pdf and store it on the drive.

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SignMyPad: Save Time and Money By Ditching Your Fax and Scanner

Productivity Bits

But what happens if you have the physical document instead of a PDF file? There are a number of scanner apps that will use your devices camera as a scanner and upload the picture as a PDF. Scan2PDF gave me the clearest PDF, but the lack of cropping and image adjustment was disappointing. With the addition of an additional image editor, to sharpen up and crop the picture, any of these applications will do a fine job of turning your picture into a PDF.

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Tech of the week: PDFescape

Practically Perfect PA

PDFescape is a free, online PDF reader, editor, form filler, & form designer. PDFescape let’s you use all of the PDF functionality for free online. It frees users from the typical software requirements for using the standard PDF document file format. Features include: Open PDF documents natively in your web browser. Rotate & zoom PDF pages to preferred viewing style. Select text and copy PDF content to your clipboard.

2017 112

Six Easy Ways to Format Numbers In Excel


If you need to, download the pdf at the bottom of each set of instructions to help you learn with pictures. How to Use the Number Format (PDF) How to Display Numbers as Fractions 1. How to Display Numbers as Fractions (PDF) How to Display Numbers as Currency 1.

2009 67

How to Edit PDFs With Preview in Mac OSX Leopard

Dumb Little Man

PDF files are more and more common ways to save documents. They are able to compress large amounts of data into a relatively small file size, create formats where only some of the information is editable, and has some relative security in the editing ability, as the software that is required to edit the body of a PDF is usually very expensive. Preview is a free, simple way to edit PDF documents and photos while using a Mac.

2015 155

How I Use Evernote


Evernote Workflow capture documents evernote sessentials hazel how to how to use evernote idea iOS iPad iphone Mac MacBook Air notebook PDF productivity WDSI’ve had Evernote on all of my Macs (and iOS devices) since it first came to market, but I never really dove into using it too much until my friend Brett Kelly delivered the goodness that is known as Evernote Essentials.

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Technology of the week –

Practically Perfect PA

Although free, if you sign up for membership (which is also free) users can convert unlimited number of files, there are no delays between conversions, no queues and users can convert all pages of the document to PDF. This is a really simple website for PDF conversion. Unlike some PDF converting websites users do not have to sign up to the website or wait for the document to be emailed. Assistants will probably convert something to a PDF once a day if not more.

2014 122

Technology of the week: Camscanner

Practically Perfect PA

The Camscanner App allows users to convert and save any document into a PDF using their mobile phone. Create PDF files for scans. Customise PDF page size: 10 page size options. This app is really handy for assistants for a number of tasks; including expenses, minute taking, emailing documents and anything else that needs to be scanned and converted to PDF. What is Camscanner?

2015 122

Tips for Being a Good Boss & An Update

ProAssisting Blog

pdf format) and suggested that we create a white paper for bosses entitled “Defining Executive Excellence” that might help bosses create a better working relationship with their assistants. A member of ours recently read our white paper, “Defining Assistant Excellence” (.pdf

2010 650

ProAssisting partners with IngBoo for Link services!

ProAssisting Blog

pdf) that we’re putting out: “With all the different websites that have job postings out there, trying to stay on top of them on a daily basis takes a lot of time and energy&# , said Ethan Bull, CEO and Co-founder of ProAssisting.

2010 756

How To Manage School Documents Efficiently

Dumb Little Man

Edit PDF files. Dealing with electronic files can be tricky, especially when you download or save materials in PDF, or you have a Word or PowerPoint document that should be turned into PDF.

2020 168

Save Web Receipts Easily

Clutter Coach

Instead of printing out your receipt, go to the Print menu, select the PDF button in the lower left corner and then select “Save PDF to Web Receipts Folder.” I’ve had my MacBook Pro for about a month now and, having been a PC user for so long, I continue to learn new things about it. Since I like to make things easier for myself, I also search out shortcuts and cool tips like this one from the Mac Observer to quickly save web receipts as PDFs.

2016 100

7 Ways to Create a Stunning Financial Report

Dumb Little Man

Aside from multimedia, you can also insert PDF files that will be essential in your financial report. There’s a free online PDF editor that can automatically and quickly create PDF files.

2020 168

Free Chapters From Joan’s Book: Who Took My Pen…Again?

Office Dynamics

DOWNLOAD PDF TO READ MORE. DOWNLOAD PDF TO READ MORE. DOWNLOAD PDF TO READ MORE. Thank You! It’s not very often that Office Dynamics can celebrate another book release by Joan but when we do, the amount of support shown is truly amazing.

2018 189

A Miracle Lasts Only 3 Days

Brilliantly Better

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). “I’m Serious About Action&# Worksheets (30-page PDF). A 128-page workbook (PDF). Rebel Fitness Guide (40-page PDF). Rebel Diet Guide (35-page PDF).

2011 74

4 Easy Steps to Break PDFs Into Parts

Professional Assistant Blog

One of my managers asked me to scan in a large number of pages of a document and create a PDF out of it. An interesting thing happened to me the other day. Then he wanted me to place it on the company’s network drive, so that other managers would be able to access it as well.

2010 141

My New Ebook: The Definite Collection of Effing Limericks


It’s in PDF form, with a Kindle and ePub version eventually forthcoming. Today I’m eventually releasing my new FREE ebook, The Definite Collection of Effing Limericks You can grab this poetic 39 page-turner by clicking the Add To Cart button below. You know you should ‘cos the poems are good.) For those of you that

2011 61

Eight Ways to Eliminate Paper and Clutter in Your Office

Ian's Messy Desk

When the HVAC system was installed, someone thought we might want the user manual for the system: a 400 page PDF document. Instead of filing the PDF on the network, the document was printed and placed in a filing cabinet , where it will sit until doomsday or at least until someone cleans out those files. Despite improvements in document handling technology, despite the convenience of PDF files, we still produce a lot of paper.

2014 164

100+ Ways to Write a Great Resume Cover Letter

Dumb Little Man

It came with a PDF containing a dozen or so resumes. I was literally in the middle of writing a long article for Dumb Little Man that pertained to my method of choosing applicants for an open position I have. As I got half way done typing, one of our company recruiters sends me an email. I am happy that we are making progress on my job opening but after opening the attachment, I was less than impressed.

The Doors Are CLOSING Soon

Office Organization Success

Build your business library with the recordings and PDF slides of each months’ training call. As a member in good standing you will receive: Monthly training calls that focus on the strategy (the what and why) and the systems (the exact step-by-step system set up) (or both!). Plan your action steps on the Monthly Action Worksheets. An “Any Topic Goes” Monthly Q&A call. Set up your systems quickly with the Template of the Month (or Cheatsheet/Checklist).

2014 132

Minute taking template

Practically Perfect PA

It is a PDF which you can download and use for all of your meetings in the future. Assistants have come a long way, we are all asked to do lots of different things as part of our role. However, nearly every assistant I know at some point will be asked to write a set of minutes. Love them or hate them – minute taking is never going to go away! Meetings are still a vital part of business and actions will need to be captured!

2017 164

Open Loops 5/23/2014: Articles I Think Worth Passing Along

Simple Productivity Blog

This week I highlight articles on disabling the built-in PDF view in Chrome and Firefox; avoiding Zero days to keep up a habit; changing how you say your tasks can motivate you to get them done; avoiding analysis paralysis with a comedian''s rule; essential summer lifehacks; and how to set a goal when you don''t have one. On Fridays I pull the best of my blog readings to share with readers. Topics can come from anywhere, and cover anything.

2014 152

Learning to See Clutter

Clutter Coach

It's on the website as a PDF. Me: Would it be okay to direct people who want a copy to download the PDF? by Sometimes my clients have trouble identifying what their clutter is. Here's a case in point. The desk and counters of Dave's office are piled fairly densely, making it hard for him to work. I select a pile at random and here's what happened. Me: Dave, what's this pile? Dave: Those are binders from our spring conference.

2016 100

How to Create Lead Magnets That Convert

The Solopreneur Life

This offer was for a PDF, created by Ian Brodie.). The Solopreneurship Self-Assessment Test: In 15 Minutes, Find Out How Close You Are To Becoming a Solopreneur (I developed this lead-magnet PDF product four years ago, and it still delivers three to five new prospects per day.) 52 Headline Hacks: A Cheat Sheet for Writing Blog Posts That Go Viral (PDF, by Jon Morrow). The Marketer’s Buyer Persona Kit (PDF). •

2015 162

10 Tips for Planning a Successful Event

Jen Lawrence

2) Send out meeting materials (pdf of presentation, list of resources, etc.) Planning an event for your company or business can be an insanely overwhelming. The sheer number of details can trip planners up. However, have no fear – there is a method to the madness. You just need to have some insight and help. Whether putting together an all-day meeting or holiday party, the tips below will set you on the right path to hosting a successful event.

2019 54

25 ways to get noticed on LinkedIn

Practically Perfect PA

If you don’t currently have an up to date CV you can turn your LinkedIn profile into a PDF. Tag on media at the bottom of your summary profile (videos, pdf, blogs, etc.) Congratulations! You have an ‘All Star’ LinkedIn profile. You must be doing something right. Before you become too complacent, please ask yourself the following questions. Am I really leveraging LinkedIn to its full effect? Am I using LinkedIn strategically to grow my Personal Brand?

2017 189

Day in the life: Tracy Reid

Practically Perfect PA

Also PA Life and Small PDF – This is a great website for converting PDF’s. This month’s Day in the life is from Tracy Reid, PA to two directors at Arup. Tracy recently attended the Assist Conference and has a very busy role supporting two directors and their teams at the world famous architect firm. Here is a day in the life: Tracy Reid. . Day in the life: Tracy Reid. What are the main aspects of your role? PA Support to our Group Leader and our Group Director.

2017 142

Webinar Replay Helping Your Executive Maintain a Competitive Edge

Office Dynamics

The Gatekeeper’s Guide – Downloadable PDF. Comprehensive Travel Planning Guide – Downloadable PDF. Our webinar replay for Helping Your Executive Maintain a Competitive Edge is now available for viewing. Leverage your skills and help your Executive achieve his or her goals by creating a positive reputation both inside and outside the organization. Learning Highlights. As an attendee, you will learn….

2016 171

Get Organized with a Business Binder

Jen Lawrence

Comprehensive Business Binder pdf – you can get it here! One of my biggest frustrations as a business owner is the sheer amount of information I have to maintain. Even being small, I still have to keep track of business licenses, client contracts, EIN documentation, web logins… the list can go on and on. Even with my organizational skills, I reached a breaking point. My contracts were stored electronically, but one glitch and it could all be gone.

2019 40

What Is Quality Content?

The Solopreneur Life

It might be a hard action, like placing an order, or a soft action, like downloading a PDF. W hen discussing content marketing, everyone talks about the need for “quality content.” ” But what is quality content? has taken a stab at that question. Here are the highlights of their article, and I encourage you to read the CMI piece in its entirety. Quality content is user-oriented and engaging.

2013 113

How To Do What’s Right With The Rest Of The Year


This year Jesse and I met while I was in his city at an event and we came up with the idea of offering a printable PDF of the calendar this year. You can check out the new printable PDF version of the calendar here. Once again, this year’s printed and PDF versions come in both tall and wide formats. Plus you’ll get a PDF that walks you through the process of using the calendar with the approach I created, The NOW Year™ Method.

2016 80

Just 20 minutes per week can get you new subscribers daily

Office Organization Success

Materials: Downloadable PDF workbook, “done-for-you” article marketing templates, and step-by-step cheat sheets. Did you know that by just spending 20 minutes per week updating your online marketing system, you can add new subscribers on a daily basis? Yep that’s right! It’s what I do, and have been doing for years. And I continue to get new subscribers on a daily basis. When you know exactly what to do and how to do it, just about anyone can build their list in this way.

2012 126

Developing Real Skills for Virtual Teams


It is available online and in PDF. The Kenan-Flagler Business School at the University of North Carolina recently published a useful white paper on the topical area of developing skills for virtual teams. What I found most interesting was the section on Virtual Team Challenges. Virtual Teams

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Book Review: The Fifth Age of Work

Small Business Labs

for the PDF or Kindle version. The Fifth Age of Work  describes how a broad mix of shifts and trends are transforming work and the workplace. The author, Drew Jones, is well suited to take on this subject.   He's a cultural anthropologist, partner in a coworking facility, business professor at Texas State and the co-author of one of the first books on coworking - I'm Outta Here. 

2013 188

PowerPoint 2007 | 2 Steps To Hide The Movie Frame


Under Movie Tools, on the Options tab, in the Movie Options group, select the Hide During Show check box Click on the link below to download a printable step-by-step pdf. How To Hide A Movie Frame (PDF) As always, let us know if there are things you need help with.

5 Awesome Productivity Apps for Android Phones

Productivity Bits

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. There are even cropping options to customize the size of the page before converting to PDF. Once you have created your PDF files, you will need somewhere safe to save them.

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