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Las Vegas-area district court offers interactive PDF forms

Discounting the apparent joke wedding and annulment that made news in Las Vegas last weekend, the popular tourist area is considered one of the top destinations for getting hitched. The local district court does its part, making a wide assortment of relevant information — including PDF-based marriage application forms — available online.

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Mad Cow Disease authors offer free book in PDF

Following a recently confirmed case of Mad Cow Disease in the US, authors of a 1997 book on the topic are rushing to get a paperback version printed and released. In the meantime, they’re offering free downloads of a PDF version of ‘Mad Cow USA: Could the Nightmare Happen Here?’ as we highlight.

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PDF-based horoscope explains Britney’s marital miscue

Had musical pop tart Britney Spears taken time to consult a freely available, PDF-based horoscope before marrying a boyfriend on the spur of the moment in Las Vegas this past weekend, she might have spared herself the embarrassment of now holding the record for the shortest celebrity marriage of the millennium.

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Chizen on Q4, Analysts and Microsoft

Following Adobe’s recent announcement of record quarterly and annual revenue, company CEO and president Bruce Chizen talked with Bloomberg.com about the financial success, about the apparent confusion among some analysts on the wisdom of investing in Adobe shares and about concerns over potential competition from Microsoft.

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Re-building Iraq with PDF

While the US government reaches out to solicit assistance from some allies that initially opposed the war in Iraq, it issues a PDF-based declaration that seems likely to undermine its own efforts to win back the support of key allies.

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Making Sense of BCS Rankings in PDF

Some fans of the year-end college football bowls in the U.S. were shocked by the results of the final Bowl Championship Series rankings, a computer-based system that is designed to pit the two best teams in a championship game. The developer of the mathematical formula explains the methodology in a detailed PDF, as we detail.

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Read a PDF, Feed a Christmas Tree

If cutting and decorating a Christmas tree is part of your year-end holiday ritual, someone will need to make sure throughout the festive season that the tree gets supplied periodically with water. Or you can download a PDF-based brochure describing a commercially available option for being reminded.

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Cut the Holiday Fat with PDF

‘Tis the season … for overconsumption. A better choice, as espoused in a series of weekly columns in The Washington Post dubbed the ‘Lean Plate Club,’ is to end the current year with a pledge to cut the fat and to be physically active — with PDF-based charts to help on both fronts.

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PDF goes to College

It’s that time of year in the U.S. for many high school seniors and juniors and their families to be contemplating educational life after graduation. Whether it’s boning up for pre-college examinations or actually applying to specific colleges, access to the free Adobe Reader or Adobe Acrobat will prove useful, as we illustrate.

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Embedding SVG in PDF

The interactive PDF file of a US Census 2000 map — containing an embedded SVG file — shows the country by ethnic and age distribution. The map contains interactive hotspots on each state — moving the cursor to different hotspots reveals data specific to that state about its relevant statistics.

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