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Nitro Pro 10 Review

When I need to do something with a PDF on Windows, more often than not I use Nitro Pro. It has the power of something like Adobe Acrobat, but is nicer to use. It doesn’t hurt that it’s much less expensive as well. They just released Nitro Pro 10, and I downloaded a review copy […]

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Scan Business Cards To Outlook

How do you take the business cards you receive and scan the contacts to Outlook? Here’s one way to do it on Windows using the Fujitsu ScanSnap scanner and its included business card scanning application, CardMinder. I find it faster to start up CardMinder first. Then when you scan business cards, they’ll go right in. […]

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Create Encrypted Disk Image On Windows With BitLocker

In a recent issue of the DocumentSnap newsletter I wrote about the options for encrypting your electronic documents on Mac and Windows. Encryption can take multiple forms. You can encrypt your entire drive (something I do), but you can also create what is called an encrypted disk image – a special folder (sort of) that […]

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Use Breevy On Windows To Supercharge Paperless File Naming

Having to go through and name each document is one of the less fun aspects of going paperless. There are tools that can help make this easier, and Breevy, a Windows text expansion application, is one of them. If you aren’t familiar with text expansion tools, they’re awesome for anywhere on your computer that you […]

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How To Fix PDF Search In Windows 7 and Windows 8 64-Bit

One of the best things about modern operating systems like Mac OS X and Windows 7 and 8 is that search, particularly PDF search, is built right in. You don’t need to have a third party tool to search the contents of a searchable PDF – the OS will do it for you. That is, […]

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Best Practices For Paperless Productivity Webinar

One of the best programs for working with PDFs on Windows is Nitro Pro, and they have a pretty great cloud service as well. I’m happy to announce that on Wednesday, September 17 I will be doing a free webinar with Nitro called Best Practices for Paperless Productivity. The webinar is not about Nitro specifically, […]

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Create Fillable PDF Forms With Nitro

This past weekend, I finally implemented Mike Vardy’s excellent 1Password Emergency Kit so that if I get hit by a bus, my wife will know how to get into all our stuff. Mike’s kit is a helpful PDF form, but since I have the handwriting of a four year old, I prefer to type it. […]

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Cool OneNote and Surface Pro 3 Video

I haven’t used a Microsoft Surface myself, but I know it has its fans, as does Microsoft OneNote. Windows users have used OneNote on a tablet for years and years. I remember someone demoing it to me at Gnomedex 2005. The new Surface Pro 3 looks like a pretty cool device, and I came across […]

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ABBYY PDF Transformer+ Review

I’ve long been a fan of ABBYY’s OCR software, so I was interested when I saw they’ve released a more fully-featured PDF editing suite. It’s called ABBYY PDF Transformer+, and the company threw me a review copy to check out. It is Windows only, so Mac readers are going to have to sit this one […]

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Search For Documents In Lucion FileCenter

When Windows users ask me about document management software, I almost always point them to FileCenter by Lucion. I can’t think of one person who hasn’t liked it. It can be simple to use and it can be extremely powerful, and searching for files in FileCenter is a perfect example. I get questions from time […]

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