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A Portable Document Format (PDF) is a file format consisting of an electronic image resembling a printed document and can be viewed, printed, and electronically transmitted. PDF files can store various types of data, including formatted text, vector graphics, and raster images. The page layout defines the location, size, and shape of each page and each item on the page. The information looks the same no matter what device or program is used to open it.

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PDF Unlocker for Mac
Want to remove a security password from PDF files? Know simple tips and tricks to remove security and restrictions from PDF files on a Mac OS X. Follow each step carefully to unprotect an Adobe PDF document.
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Check Out How Miercom Evaluates Wi-Fi Security!
Check Out How Miercom Evaluates Wi-Fi Security!

It's not just about Wi-Fi connectivity anymore. A wireless security breach can cost your business large amounts of time, trouble, and expense. Plus, hear first-hand from Miercom on how WatchGuard's Wi-Fi security stacks up against the competition plus a LIVE demo!

Unlock PDF
Know the step by step procedures to split secured PDF documents. Also, learn a simple technique to remove passwords from protected PDF documents. This blog provides two ideal solutions that help users to split password protected PDF files.
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Unlock Secured PDF
Are you among those users who are facing Adobe Reader highlighting problems? Then don’t worry here we have described the reliable solution that can solve “highlight function not working in Adobe Reader DC” problem easily. So, read the blog and get your query resolved.
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Extract Data From PDF File
Learn simple and easy methods to extract text and images from PDF documents. Extract data from the selected pages of Adobe PDF files. The user either manual or professional solution to save data from PDF document.
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Free PDF Watermark Creator
To make data more confidential it is needed to generate a watermark on a PDF file. So, read the blog and get the complete knowledge about PDF watermarking. Also, learn simple ways to insert watermark in PDF files.
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PDF Restriction Remover
Here is the list of top 3 best PDF Restriction Remover software with their key features and pros and cons. One can choose the specific PDF security remover program according to their need.
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PDF Merger Software
Know simple methods to join multiple PDF files into one. This article explains both a manual as well as a trouble-free method to merge multiple PDF files. Select any method as per your requirement.
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by:Andrew Leniart
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SysTools,

Very nice piece of software. Thanks for making it available as Freeware.

Endorsed.
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PDF Restriction Remover tool
PDF files can have any type of restrictions one among them is editing. It is applied to protect the document from any modifications. But, sometimes in order to update the details user demands to edit a secured PDF form. Therefore, in this blog, we have discussed a simple approach to edit locked PDF.
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by:Edwin Hoffer
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Thank You
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Free PDF Watermark
A Watermark is applied to protect intellectual property, basically, it adds more professionalism. Many people want to add a paid invoice watermark in PDF files so that paid invoices can be easily identified. Read this blog & learn some techniques to add a text watermark in PDF invoices.
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Free PDF Merger
Most of the times we combine PDF files using online PDF joiner software. But, is it safe to use online PDF merger tools? So, to get all answers read the blog and get the complete knowledge to merge PDF files efficiently.
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Angular Fundamentals

Learn the fundamentals of Angular 2, a JavaScript framework for developing dynamic single page applications.

Extract data from PDF invoices in just a few clicks. Know complete details about PDF invoices and understand the need to obtain text from PDF invoices. This blog is going is going to describe the complete and best solution to perform PDF invoice data extraction.
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PDF Toolkit
PDF is a worldwide trusted document format known for its portability and security measures. Yet, every well-informed user knows that PDF files require holistic management for the best output. SysTools PDF Toolkit provides assurance of absolute management for your PDF files in a reliable manner.
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by:James Frend
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Thank you for reviewing the capabilities of this product and I think that for me this utility will be useful. I work as a writer here and I save many of my files in PDF format with subsequent parsing and formatting. I hope to use this guide as many functions are still to be tested in practice.
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by:Edwin Hoffer
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Thanks..
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Do you have so many invoice documents and searching for a method to separate invoices. If yes, then read this blog and know about best PDF Invoice Splitter tool. With this advanced utility, you can easily perform the splitting of invoices into several documents and save them in the desired location.
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pdf bates stamp
Nowadays Bates Stamping is used in many legal firms, lawyers, etc. because adding bates numbers at header or footer of your documents helps in the unique identification of the pages. Identify best legal Bates Stamp Software and insert Bates numbers to PDF documents effortlessly.
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pdf recovery
Are you looking for the perfect solution to fix the error message "The File is Damaged and Could Not Be Repaired"? Then, go through this post and know the step by step process to resolve the error message.
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PDF Page Numberer
Know simple techniques to insert page numbers in Adobe PDF files. Learn both online as well as offline solution to add page number to PDF. Complete steps are given to to carry out bates numbering task efficiently.
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pdf watermark
Know the simple process to add, remove and update PDF watermark by using Adobe Acrobat Pro. Follow the steps described in this blog carefully and perform PDF watermarking in an easy manner.
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remove security from pdf
Want to delete password from PDF files permanently? If yes? Then, go through this post and get the best solution to remove password security from PDF in bulk.
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PaperPort
I. Introduction

In a previous article (now deprecated), I discussed how to upgrade — at no cost for licensed users — Nuance's PaperPort Version 11 (hereafter, PP11) and PaperPort Version 12 (PP12) to the latest "point" releases, namely, 11.2 and 12.1. At the time of that article's publication, PP11 and PP12 were the two latest versions. Now the latest version is PP14 (yes, Nuance was superstitious and skipped 13), and its latest "point" release is 14.5.

I decided that adding PP14 to the previous article would result in a long, unwieldy article. In addition, a user of one version is not going to be concerned about the other two versions, so I decided to create three separate articles for PP11, PP12, and PP14 users. This is the PP14 one.

The earlier point releases of PP14 — 14.0, 14.1, 14.2 (there was not a public release for either 14.3 or 14.4) — are known to have bugs that were fixed in 14.5. This article provides links to 14.5, as well as other useful information on upgrading.

II. Comparison of Standard and Professional Editions

For PP14, there are two consumer editions – Standard and Professional. The feature comparison matrix is available in the Files section of this PaperPort wiki:
http://sites.google.com/site/wikipaperport/files

Here is a direct link to the PDF:
Comparison Matrix of PP14 Standard and PP14 Professional

III. Links to Downloads

The links are to a direct download
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by:Brian Wright
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You're right!  It's NAPS2.  I may try to fix Paperport later, but it's taken me so much time that I need a break from it.  The NAPS2 was easy and meant the immediate need that I had in scanning a document.

Thanks again for all your help and support!

Brian
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by:Joe Winograd, Fellow&MVE
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You're welcome. Good luck with NAPS2. Let me know how it goes for you after you've had more experience with it. Regards, Joe
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Cloud as a Security Delivery Platform for MSSPs
Cloud as a Security Delivery Platform for MSSPs

Every Managed Security Service Provider (MSSP) needs a platform to deliver effective and efficient security-as-a-service to their customers. Scale, elasticity and profitability are a few of the many features that a Cloud platform offers. View our on-demand webinar to learn more!

pdf splitter and merger
Know how to split one Adobe PDF document into multiple PDF files in an efficient manner. Learn different solutions i.e. manual as well as professional solution to divide PDF into multiple files.
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by:vinay d
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SPLITTING OF SINGLE PDF FILE INTO MULTIPLE RANGE SMALL PDF FILES

lets say 400 PAGES PDF FILE
SOFTWARE REQUIREMENTS:
VISUALLY SELECTING PAGES RANGES and renaming as user defined in batch
1-5 - (5 pages) - file output name as ---> pdffile10001_number
6-10 - (5 pages) -file output name as --- pdffile10002_number
11-35 - (25 pages) - file output name as ---pdffile10003_number
36-47 - (12 pages) -file output name as --- pdffile10004_number
----
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378 -400 (3 pages -file output name as --- pdffile10300_number

should be batch process in saving pdf files separtates based on user defined pages and renaming name.
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by:marry smith
Comment Utility
To split PDF file into multiple parts, you can try few easy manual tricks which doesn't require any third party software or any other cost. You can use some built-in features and functions of one PDF file into multiple new PDF files. Read more:- http://www.split.pdffile.org/
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Power PDF Advanced
This article explains how to perform batch conversion of PDF, TIFF, and other image file formats into PDF, PDF Searchable, and TIFF files via a command line interface, using Nuance's latest document imaging software — Power PDF Advanced.
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by:Chris S
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Hello,

i tried to use the command line but i always get the error message "File open error" although I have write to all directories stated in the command?! It always says "Converting H:\TEST.HTML TO H:\TEST.PDF" which I think means that the Syntax itself is correct but either the Input or Output file cannot be opened?
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by:Joe Winograd, Fellow&MVE
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Hi Chris,
First, thanks for joining Experts Exchange today and reading my article — I appreciate it!

The input file cannot be an HTML file type. The Help output, even in the latest version 2.1 of Power PDF Advanced, still says this:

-I input file full path. * can be used for filename (*.pdf, *.tif)

As I mentioned in the article, I discovered through experimentation that the input file type may also be GIF, JPG, JPEG, PNG, and TIFF. But I just tried HTML in both v2.0 and v2.1, and can confirm that the input file may not be HTML. As you saw yourself, it gives an error message that says "File open error." My advice is to open the HTML file in whatever web browser you prefer and then print it to whatever PDF print driver you prefer. Once you have the PDF file, run Power PDF again, this time using the PDF file as the input instead of the HTML file. Of course, you may not even need to do that if you're happy with the file from the PDF printer. Regards, Joe
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This article is in response to a question here at Experts Exchange. The Original Poster has a scanned signature and wants to make the background transparent so that the signature may be placed on documents without obliterating the surrounding text. Here's an example of the problem, showing how the surrounding document is overlaid when the non-transparent signature is placed on a PDF (in this case, via the Custom Stamp feature in Adobe Acrobat):

Signing PDF in Acrobat with non-transparent stamp
The solution described in this article requires a product called IrfanView, excellent (and free!) imaging software:
http://www.irfanview.com/

At the URL above, click the Download link on the left to download IrfanView and click the PlugIns link on the left to download the PlugIns, which are needed to give you PDF capability. Installing the PlugIns is optional – required only if you want PDF support (and the other features that come with the PlugIns). Install IrfanView first, then install the PlugIns. Although I recommend adding the PlugIns to get PDF support, that's for general, future usage. For this situation, you don't need them, unless your scanned signature is in a PDF file, in which case you do need them.

Here are the steps for making your signature background transparent after installing IrfanView:

(1) Run IrfanView and open the file that has your scanned signature.

(2) I recommend cropping the signature by dragging the mouse from the upper left to the lower right and selecting the Edit menu, then
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by:WeThotUWasAToad
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Joe, two questions:

1) What site do you use to download software like IrfanView? The link you provided led to a page with about a dozen download links. The first of those (Download.com) resulted in a pop-up notice saying "iview440_setup.exe is malicious, and Chrome has blocked it". I found one of the sites which did not trigger that notice but still wanted me to accept a bunch of extra stuff. I unchecked all those boxes but it makes me wonder what is downloaded and installed without my knowledge. Is there a site where you can count on getting only what you are after and nothing more?

2) After installing and using the IrfanView app, I closed it. But then when I went back to open it again, it was nowhere to be found in my Start > All Programs list of apps and folders. I was only able to find it by Start > Search but that led to the .exe file and I had to go through the install process all over again. Is there something I could be doing wrong or is that just what's required each time you want to use the software?
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by:Joe Winograd, Fellow&MVE
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> What site do you use to download software like IrfanView?

Yes, the download page provides many links, but I recommend the TUCOWS link to download IrfanView:
http://www.tucows.com/preview/194967

This will download a single install file called <iviewNNN.exe> or <iviewNNN_setup.exe> with no adware and no junk!

And the TUCOWS link for the PlugIns, which are required for PDF support:
http://www.tucows.com/preview/415586

This will download a single install file called <irfanview_plugins_NNN_setup.exe> with no adware and no junk!

In both cases, NNN is the version number (currently 440, meaning Version 4.40).

Install IrfanView first, then install the PlugIns.

There's also a new 64-bit version (started with the 4.40 release), available here:
http://www.irfanview.com/64bit.htm

The download links for the 64-bit core product and the 64-bit plugins are at the bottom of the page. I have both the 32-bit and 64-bit versions installed on the same W7/64-bit system (in different folders) — no problem.

> Is there something I could be doing wrong or is that just what's required each time you want to use the software?

Perhaps you're not telling it to create shortcuts. Here's what I select in the installer:

IrfanView install shortcuts
That gives me an IrfanView program group with shortcuts, as well as a shortcut on the desktop. I keep an ultra-clean desktop, so I move the shortcut into a folder of shortcuts where I have my most frequently used programs. Regards, Joe
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A Portable Document Format (PDF) is a file format consisting of an electronic image resembling a printed document and can be viewed, printed, and electronically transmitted. PDF files can store various types of data, including formatted text, vector graphics, and raster images. The page layout defines the location, size, and shape of each page and each item on the page. The information looks the same no matter what device or program is used to open it.