Thursday, October 1, 2009

Fall: The Season of Horror… Hallowe'en, the return to school, and most horrible of all… Funding applications!


If you have to deal with either of the latter two, then you probably encounter your fair share of digital documents or .pdf files…

PDF files are super handy, but they can be a source of huge frustration if they’re been locked for editing (or have any number of other restrictions). You’d think this wouldn’t happen that often, but I am amazed by the number of .pdf files I come across that actually require printing because they don’t allow modifications (ironically defeating the purpose of a digital document in the first place!).

Time for PDF Pirate!

As its name implies, PDF Pirate is a online application that will make an exact copy of any PDF file you throw at it... well… almost exact… it just forgets to include all those security restrictions- oops! Have a PDF that won’t let you enter text? Passworded? Have one you can’t print? Just upload your .pdf file to the site, wait patiently, and then download your new (restriction free) .pdf - Huzzah!

Here’s to a slightly less horrible application process!

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posted by Marcus at 7:04 PM |


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