Author: Ernest Svenson

OCR in Acrobat — a few quick thoughts

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Acrobat can be used to make scanned documents searchable via a process known as ‘OCR’, or optical character recognition. In this article, PDFforLawyers.com’s Ernest Svenson gives his take on OCR in Acrobat.

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The disadvantages of locked PDFs

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One thing that makes the PDF format suited to storing and exchanging digital documents is that PDF documents can be secured against unauthorized access. Applying document security can sometimes be more of a hindrance than a help, however. PDFforLawyers.com’s Ernest Svenson explains.

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iPhone 3Gs as a portable scanner that creates PDFs

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The wide range of available iPhone apps allows them to have a staggering variety of uses. Given the right app, an iPhone 3GS can even act as an effective portable scanner. PDFforLawyers.com’s Ernest Svenson explains.

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Bates-Stamping documents the easy way

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Bates-Stamping documents can be a tricky proposition, but, as outlined in this article by PDFforLawyers.com’s Ernest Svenson, there’s an easier way than going through the effort of doing this manually.

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OCR, PDFs, and bates-numbered documents

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Finding the interplay of PDF creation, Optical Character Recognition (OCR) and bates numbering a little confusing? PDFforLawyers.com’s Ernest Svenson explains in this piece on just that topic.

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Password protect PDF documents

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One advantage that PDF documents have over other image files (i.e. TIFFs or JPGs) is the ability to secure the document. When it comes to legal, this is a big advantage. PDFforLawyers.com’s Ernest Svenson explains in this piece on PDF password security.

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Digital Signatures with PDF

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What are digital signatures, and why would you want to use them? Are they secure and legally binding? PDFforLawyers.com’s Ernest Svenson answers these questions and outlines some of the pros and cons of digital vs physical signatures in this introductory piece.

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Electronic transactions – why aren’t there more of them?

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When Bill Clinton was President, he signed into law legislation that was supposed to pave the way for electronic transactions. Well, Clinton’s been gone for quite a while now, but the legislation remains — so why aren’t more legal transactions carried out electronically? PDFforLawyers.com’s Ernest Svenson explains.

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Using Mac OS X Preview Application for PDF Lite

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Mac OS X comes with an excellent PDF viewer built in. The Preview application is a fast, simple viewer. It doesn’t have all the bells and whistles of even Adobe Reader, but it uses a lot less overhead. Best of all, it’s fast. PDFforLawyers.com’s Ernest Svenson explains.

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Printing Your PDF Bookmarks

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Bookmarks are wonderful navigational tools for PDF documents, and they are also a great way of organizing your documents. But what if you want to print out a list of the bookmarks you have in a document? This tip from PDFforLawyers.com’s Ernest Svenson explains how.

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