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How to put a date-time stamp on a PDF file with free software - Foxit Reader
I previously published an Experts Exchange video Micro Tutorial that describes how to scan documents to a PDF file using an excellent, free product called Foxit Reader:

How to scan to a PDF file with free software

N.B.: As with any "free" software, there may be restrictions, which are always specified in the software's licensing agreement, typically known as the End-User License Agreement (EULA). I encourage you to read the entire EULA of this product to be certain that you are in license compliance.

This new video Micro Tutorial shows where to download the free Foxit Reader and explains how to use it to place a date-time stamp on a PDF file.

1. Download and Install the Free Version of Foxit Reader


Visit the website for Foxit Reader at Foxit Software:

https://www.foxitsoftware.com/pdf-reader/

Select the language and O.S. from the drop-downs, then click the big, red Download button:

After downloading, run the installer.

step1

2. Run Foxit Reader


The installer creates a Foxit Reader program group with a shortcut to the Foxit Reader program.

Click the shortcut to run Foxit Reader.

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3. Put a pre-defined date-time stamp on the PDF


After opening a PDF file, click the Comment menu.

Click the drop-down on the Stamp button.

Click one of the five pre-defined Dynamic Stamps, all of which have a date-time stamp.

Position the mouse wherever you want the stamp and click to place it.

step3

4. Create a custom date-time stamp


Click the drop-down on the Create button.

Click Create Custom Dynamic Stamp.

Select a Stamp Template and fill in the options in the dialog box.

Click Add.

Click OK.

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by:Andrew Leniart
Another great "Winograd Micro Tutorial" :)

Good stuff Joe, should be highly useful to point askers to.

Endorsed!
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by:Joe Winograd, Fellow&MVE
Hi Andrew,
Thank you for the kind words and the endorsement — I really appreciate both! Regards, Joe
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Acronis True Image 2019 just released!
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Acronis True Image 2019 just released!

Create a reliable backup. Make sure you always have dependable copies of your data so you can restore your entire system or individual files.

How to scan to a PDF file with free software - Foxit Reader
I've published three five-minute Experts Exchange video Micro Tutorials that describe terrific features in an excellent, free PDF product called PDF-XChange Editor:

How to rotate pages in a PDF with free software
How to OCR pages in a PDF with free software
How to password-protect a PDF with free software

PDF-XChange Editor has many other features in its free version, but, unfortunately, it cannot do scanning — you must purchase one of its non-free versions to get scanning functionality. Fortunately, there's another excellent, free PDF product that can perform scanning — Foxit Reader. However, the free Foxit Reader cannot do OCR, so you'll want to keep the free PDF-XChange Editor for its OCR capability, and add Foxit Reader for its scanning capability. The combination of the two products will allow you to create searchable PDFs (aka PDF Searchable Image files) with your scanner, utilizing free software.

N.B.: As with any "free" software, there may be restrictions, which are always specified in the software's licensing agreement, typically known as the End-User License Agreement (EULA). I encourage you to read the entire EULA of these products to be certain that you are in license compliance.

In order to scan, Foxit Reader requires an …
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by:Basem Khawaja
Joe if I say you are a genius. It would be an understatement. God bless you my friend:)
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by:Joe Winograd, Fellow&MVE
Hi Basem,
Thank you for the kind words and the video endorsement...both very much appreciated! Regards, Joe
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How to create signatures in the free Adobe Acrobat Reader DC software
In a question here at Experts Exchange, a member asked how to create a signature in Adobe Acrobat Reader DC (the free Reader product, not the paid, full Acrobat product). The member requested step-by-step instructions. This 5-minute Experts Exchange video Micro Tutorial provides detailed steps showing how to do it.

1. Open the PDF file and view the Tools


Open the PDF file with Adobe Acrobat Reader DC.

Click either:

the View>Tools>Fill & Sign>Open menu

or:

the sideways triangle on the right side to open the Tools panel.

Step1

2. Run the Fill & Sign tool


If you used the first method in Step 1, the Fill & Sign tool will be open.

If you used the second method in Step 1, click the Fill & Sign tool in the Tools panel to open it.

Either way, you'll have this:

Step2

3. Click the sign tool, which is the pen tip


Click the tip of the pen, which brings up the Add Signature and Add Initials choices.

Click Add Signature.

Step3

4. Select Type or Draw or Image


Click the Type or Draw or Image icon (default is Type).

Enter your signature, depending on the choice you made above.

Step4

5. Place your signature


Position the mouse on the page and left-click to place the signature.

Use the sizing handle in the lower right corner, if desired, to size the signature.

Step5

6. To edit/change signature, delete it and create new one


There is no way to edit/change the signature, so delete it and create a new one, if needed.

Click the minus sign to delete it, then start over at Step 3.

Step6

7. Save the file with the signature


After placing the signature, do a File>Save or Save As to save the file with your signature.

Sterp7
That's it! If you find this video to be helpful, please click the thumbs-up
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by:Andrew Leniart
Excellent tutorial. Thanks for making this Joe.
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by:Joe Winograd, Fellow&MVE
You're welcome, Andrew, and thanks back to you for the compliment and endorsement — both appreciated! Regards, Joe
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What to do when PaperPort crashes, hangs, or fails to start - delete metadata with CheckPPFolders
If you are (or ever were) a Mozilla Firefox user, I suggest that you immediately head over to this Experts Exchange article:

What to do when PaperPort crashes, hangs, or fails to start - popular fix for Mozilla Firefox users

The problem discussed in that article reached epidemic proportions in July 2018. The solution proposed there is very likely to solve your problem, but if it doesn't, come back here to try the idea in this video.

Please read the paragraph below before following the instructions in the video — there are important caveats in the paragraph that I did not mention in the video.

If your PaperPort 12 or PaperPort 14 is failing to start, or crashing, or hanging, it may be because of corrupt metadata (likely) or corrupt data files, such as bad PDFs (much less likely, but possible). This video Micro Tutorial shows how to use a utility called CheckPPFolders that ships with all releases of PaperPort 12 and PaperPort 14. CheckPPFolders is able to remove all PaperPort metadata, as well as identify problem files that may be causing PaperPort to crash, hang, or fail to start. PaperPort will rebuild the metadata, but there are two caveats. First, Folder Color and Folder Notes are in the MaxDesk.ini files, so you will lose those — and there's no easy way to retain the colors and notes. Thus, if you make heavy use of Folder Color and …
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How to scan a network for running services?
In this brief tutorial Pawel from AdRem Software explains how you can quickly find out which services are running on your network, or what are the IP addresses of servers responsible for each service. Software used is freeware NetCrunch Tools.
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What is WMI and how it can be used to get hardware and software information from remote computers?
Pawel from AdRem Software explains what is WMI and how you can pull very detailed hardware and software information from remote Windows computers without installing any software on them. Key concepts explained: WMI, remote information access, agent-less network monitoring. WMI-enabled software examples include free WMI Tools and NetCrunch network monitor.
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How to view most utilized nodes in your network?
Michael from AdRem Software explains how to view the most utilized and worst performing nodes in your network, by accessing the Top Charts view in NetCrunch network monitor. Top Charts is a view in which you can set several performance counters (such as PING response time, memory utilization, free disk space, and etc) and have the network monitor show you the outliers in your network.
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Network monitoring: why having a policy is the best policy?
Monitoring a network: why having a policy is the best policy? Michael Kulchisky, MCSE, MCSA, MCP, VTSP, VSP, CCSP outlines the enormous benefits of having a policy-based approach when monitoring medium and large networks. Software utilized in this video is NetCrunch network monitor, available at adremsoft.com.
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Network monitoring: why having a policy is the best policy?
Monitoring a network: why having a policy is the best policy? Michael Kulchisky, MCSE, MCSA, MCP, VTSP, VSP, CCSP outlines the enormous benefits of having a policy-based approach when monitoring medium and large networks. Software utilized in this video is NetCrunch network monitor, available at adremsoft.com.
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How to password-protect a PDF with free software - PDF-XChange Editor
This video Micro Tutorial shows how to password-protect PDF files with free software. Many software products can do this, such as Adobe Acrobat (but not Adobe Reader), Nuance PaperPort, and Nuance Power PDF, but they are not free products. This video explains how to do it with excellent, free software called PDF-XChange Editor from Tracker Software Products.

1. Download PDF-XChange Editor


Visit the PDF-XChange Editor section of the Tracker Software Products website:

http://www.tracker-software.com/product/pdf-xchange-editor

Click the white-on-green Download button for either product. It doesn't matter if you download PDF-XChange Editor or PDF-XChange Editor Plus, since you'll be selecting the Free Version when you install.

Step1

2. Run downloaded installer


Run the downloaded installer and select Free Version (unless, of course, you want more features and decide to purchase the Pro or Plus Version).

Step2

3. Open a non-secured PDF file in PDF-XChange Editor


Run PDF-XChange Editor and open a PDF file that does not currently have password protection on it.

Step3

4. Open Security section of Document Properties


Click File menu.

Click Document Properties.

Click Security category.

Step4

5. Open Password Security Settings dialog


Click Security Method drop-down.

Click Password Security.

Step5

6. Fill in Password Security Settings dialog


In Options section, select Compatibility from the drop-down and what you want encrypted via the radio buttons.

In Document Passwords section, enter password to open PDF and password to change permission settings.

In Permissions section, set Printing Allowed and Changing Allowed choices via the drop-downs; enable/disable content copying and
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by:Basem Khawaja
Genius man.
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by:Joe Winograd, Fellow&MVE
Hi Basem,
Very nice of you to say that! Thanks for endorsing the video. Regards, Joe
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CompTIA Network+
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CompTIA Network+

Prepare for the CompTIA Network+ exam by learning how to troubleshoot, configure, and manage both wired and wireless networks.

How to turn on large system cache
This is used to tweak the memory usage for your computer, it is used for servers more so than workstations but just be careful editing registry settings as it may cause irreversible results. I hold no responsibility for anything you do to the registry settings. You have been warned.
This is a step by step of how to turn on large system cache

1. Backup Registry.

 Go into Regedit and click File and export and choose a place on your computer to save it.

2. Making Registry Change.

Go to HKEY_Local_Machine > System > CurrentControlSet > Control > Session Manager > Memory Management. look into the right panel and locate "Large System Cache" double click it and set the value to a 1. Close out of the registry editor and restart your computer and you are done
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How to OCR pages in a PDF with free software - PDF-XChange Editor
We often encounter PDF files that are pure images, that is, they do not have text characters, but instead contain only raster graphics. The most common causes of this are document scanning software and faxing software/services that create image-only PDF files rather than PDF searchable image files, the latter having the scanned or faxed images and text created by Optical Character Recognition (OCR). The solution is to perform OCR on the image-only PDFs to create text. Many software products can do this, such as ABBYY FineReader, Adobe Acrobat (but not Adobe Reader) and Nuance's OmniPage, PaperPort, and Power PDF. Some can even do it in batch mode via a command line interface. But they are all non-free products, many quite expensive. This video Micro Tutorial shows how to OCR the pages of an image-only PDF, thereby creating searchable/copyable text, with excellent, free software called PDF-XChange Editor from Tracker Software Products.

1. Download the Free Version of PDF-XChange Editor


Visit the website for PDF-XChange Editor at Tracker Software Products:

http://www.tracker-software.com/product/pdf-xchange-editor

Tick the radio button for the installer you prefer and then click the DOWNLOAD NOW button.

Step1

2. Run the downloaded installer


Run the installer that you downloaded and select the Free Version (unless, of course, you want more features and would like to purchase the Pro Version).

Step2

3. Open the document in PDF-XChange Editor


The installer creates a program group called PDF-XChange with a shortcut in it for PDF-XChange Editor
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by:Andrew Leniart
The one negative however is that it does NOT provide OCR capabilities without a purchase of the Pro version
Absolutely a typo Joe, thank you for correcting it, and do give PDFelements a try. It truly is a great product.
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by:Joe Winograd, Fellow&MVE
Thanks for letting me know about the product, Andrew...I hadn't heard of it...looks very interesting! Regards, Joe
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How to rotate pages in a PDF with free software - PDF-XChange Editor
Sometimes we receive PDF files that are in the wrong orientation. They may be sideways or even upside down. This most commonly happens with scanned or faxed documents. It is possible to rotate the view of these PDFs with the free Adobe Reader product, but it is not possible to save the PDF with the rotated pages using Adobe Reader — not even with the latest Document Cloud (DC) version (or any earlier version of Reader). To do this with an Adobe product requires the relatively expensive Adobe Acrobat (Standard or Professional). This video Micro Tutorial shows how to rotate the pages of a PDF, and save the rotated document, with excellent, free software called PDF-XChange Editor from Tracker Software Products.

1. Download the Free Version of PDF-XChange Editor


Visit the website for Tracker Software Products:

http://www.tracker-software.com/product/pdf-xchange-editor

Tick the radio button for the installer you prefer and then click the DOWNLOAD NOW button.

Step1

2. Run the downloaded installer


Run the installer that you downloaded and select the Free Version (unless, of course, you want more features and would like to purchase the Pro Version).

Step2

3. Open the document in PDF-XChange Editor


Run PDF-XChange Editor and open the sideways or upside-down document in it.

Step3

4. Run the Rotate Pages feature


Click Document menu

Click Rotate Pages

Step4

5. Select desired rotation and which pages to rotate


In the Direction drop-down, choose Clockwise 90 degrees or 180 degrees or Counterclockwise 90 degrees
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Making a Flowchart with XMind Plus
XMind Plus helps organize all details/aspects of any project from large to small in an orderly and concise manner. If you are working on a complex project, use this micro tutorial to show you how to make a basic flow chart. The software is free when you download it from the site, but to export the file to anything other than HTML, you would have to purchase an upgrade.
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by:Kyle Santos
Great job, Arianna!!!
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Enrolling an Employee in Time Q Plus
An overview on how to enroll an hourly employee into the employee database and how to give them access into the clock in terminal.
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Downloading and Installing SARDU on Windows 8
The viewer will learn how to successfully download and install the SARDU utility on Windows 8, without downloading adware.
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Using SARDU on Windows 7
The viewer will learn how to successfully create a multiboot device using the SARDU utility on Windows 7.

1. Start the SARDU utility

2. Change the image directory to wherever you store your ISOs, this will prevent you from having 2 copies of an ISO with differing names

3. You can download many of the ISOs simply by clicking on the name, this will put it as an entry in the downloader queue

4. Some of the ISOs, such as the windows installers, will need licenses, if you wish to include them

5. Some of the links are no longer free, but free versions are mostly still available

6. Once you have selected all the items you wish to include, you can either create an ISO, or a bootable USB

7. Note that if you find you do not have enough space on your destination device, the largest files are the Windows installer ISOs

8. You will only need to interact with the software at the beginning of the creation process. SARDU will ask if you want to update the Windows Defender Offline images (32 and 64 bit) if they have been selected. I see no reason not to update them.

9. Successfully completed items are denoted in green, items not selected in Grey and the whitish items have not yet been parsed by the program

10. Here is an example of a boot ISO I created

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by:Thomas Zucker-Scharff
Glad I could be of some help.  It sounds like you are a SARDU power user already.  I have been unable to discover how to add extra tabs into the SARDU GUI.  I believe it is a software limitation, but am not sure.  I have been trying to add an installs tab, I would even be willing to put it in place of the Linux, or Windows tabs (I use both, but if I could figure this out I would try to move the necessary items to other tabs).  If you figure any of that out, I would appreciate it if you could either post back here or message me.
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by:Michael Machie
I will def share info when I figure it out. I had some luck this past weekend with adding extra ISOs but the button edits I made did not show properly. I'll figure it out eventually.
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Introduction to HootSuite
Viewers will learn how to use the Hootsuite Dashboard.
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Exporting Media
This video teaches viewers how to export a project from Adobe Premiere Pro and the various file types involved.
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Microsoft Azure 2017
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Microsoft Azure 2017

Azure has a changed a lot since it was originally introduce by adding new services and features. Do you know everything you need to about Azure? This course will teach you about the Azure App Service, monitoring and application insights, DevOps, and Team Services.

Using the Clone and Stamp Tools
This video demonstrates how to use each tool, their shortcuts, where and when to use them, and how to use the keyboard to improve workflow.
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Using Multiple Filters
The viewer will learn how to create multiple layers to apply various filters and how to delete areas from each layer’s filter.
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Using Content Aware
This video shows how use content aware, what it’s used for, and when to use it over other tools.
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by:Tony Baril
Thank you very much, and i'm glad you enjoyed the video. I have only thought about listing on Youtube, but never thought about a DVD book! Although I am a terrible writer, I could maybe make a DVD, who knows!
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by:Need -a- Clue
Hi, thanks for the response. I have some ideas for you. Mainly because I am a frustrated user of Photoshop. I don't use it enough to become proficient, but often enough that I NEED to learn more. Your method of teaching is great. I got the point the first time I watched it. What I Am good at is being able to know when an instructor is not giving enough information, or too much. You did just perfect. I'd be happy to act as your proofreader helper for free. It would be worth it just to learn more. Think about it. Many have made TONS of $$$$ writing similar types of tutorials on other subjects.
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Software

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Software is any set of instructions that directs a computer to perform specific tasks or operations. Computer software consists of programs, libraries and related non-executable data (such as documentation). Computer software is non-tangible, contrasted with computer hardware, which is the physical component of computers. Software written in a machine language is known as "machine code". However, in practice, software is usually written in high-level programming languages than machine language. High-level languages are translated into machine language using a compiler or interpreter or a combination of the two.