Tag: ubiquitous

OPINION: PDF Continues its March Toward Ubiquity

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About 20 years on, it looks like PDF’s inexorable march into dominance continues. The latest development is the US IRS’s decision to support PDF-based digital signatures on two key forms (8878 and 8879). The spec might say that ‘No specific technology is required’, but we all know that really means PDF. On a site called ‘Planet PDF’ though, we would say that!

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Ubiquitous PDF: DIY PDF magazines, courtesy of CNET and Magazinify

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Thanks to Magazinify.com, it’s possible to have web articles delivered right to your inbox in PDF form. If that weren’t enough, the nice folks at CNET have been nice enough to publish a step-by-step guide about how to set this all up using just a little time and a free Magazinify account.

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Ubiquitous PDF: Guide to making realistic” PDF books”

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Joel Friedlander has posted an article at http://www.thebookdesigner.com about making good PDF books. As he points out, the PDF version of a book is important at every stage of the production workflow. It can be used for proofing, printing, eBook conversion, archiving and retailing. Friedlander’s article gives readers a few tips about how to produce PDF books that look like their paper equivalents.

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A bedtime story of eBook piracy

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So, chances are that if you haven’t had your head buried in the sand, you have probably heard about Go the F**k to Sleep by Adam Mansbach. The provocatively titled, 32-page children’s book for grown-ups is racking up Amazon pre-orders like nobody’s business. The thing is, all of this buzz has reportedly been generated by the spread of a pirated PDF version of the book that went seriously viral.

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Ubiquitous PDF: Manuals-Search-PDF.com

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OK, so you need to change the settings on your MP3 player, DVD player, or whatever, but you realize that you don’t know how. Worse than that, you can’t find the darn manual! Never fear, Manuals-Search-PDF.com — a search engine specifically for PDF manuals — is here!

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Ubiquitous PDF: Free printable winter stationery

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With the holiday season upon us, why not get into the spirit with some free printable winter stationery, courtesy of FreePrintableStationery.net? In the Northern hemisphere, it fits the season, and in the Southern hemisphere, it’s nicely ironic!

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Ubiquitous PDF: Heat your pool with lily pads

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New water conservation standards require that at least half of a pool’s surface be covered when not in use. But pool covers are ugly at the best of times, and the fear that children can be trapped underneath is a concern to many parents. Easily made from hula hoops and black polythene, Lily Pad pool warmers are cheap, safe, and a heck of a lot more fun than traditional covers.

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Ubiquitous PDF: Free ebooks for designers and bloggers

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Stuck for ideas? In need of a little inspiration? This list of 20 free PDF ebooks may be just what you need. From SEO to engaging content, guerrilla marketing to type classification, there’s bound to be something here to get your mojo back in action.

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Ubiquitous PDF: Crochet a Yoshi

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Amongst the wonders (and occasional horrors) of Etsy.com we found this Mario-inspired PDF pattern. Feeling nostalgic for the days when Super Mario Bros. was the height of pixellated sophistication? This amigurumi doll is for you so find yourself some yarn and have at it.

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Ubiquitous PDF: The Crooked Letter now available as a free PDF download

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As reported on BoingBoing, publishing company Pyr has released Sean Williams’ novel, The Crooked Letter, as a free PDF download.

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