How to Spell Check a PDF File

spell check pdfPDFs are, as the name says, portable documents. One of their obvious advantages and reasons for wide use is that they are not easily editable. When you send someone your report, essay, article or any other work you authored, it’s like saying: “Here is the document I want to show you or submit for your review. Open it, read it, send me your feedback or use it for obtaining information, but don’t change it. It’s not meant to be changed.” Basically, PDF is an electronic version of a paper, printed document.

But, documents are not always perfect and they can or should be double-checked and often improved on before they are published or used for various business and educational purposes. One real-life example would be if one of your students sent you a great book report that you would like to share on your class website, so other students and book readers can benefit from it. But, as great as your student’s work is, you need to spell check it at least and correct possible errors without alerting your student or asking them to send you an editable version of the document. So, how do you do that with the PDF document? Continue reading >>

13 Free Online Tools to Convert Text and Quotes to Images

Beautiful and appealing images and graphics can liven up any document, report, presentation, lesson or book. Graphics, photos, charts and other imagery are important not only because of their aesthetic aspect, but also because they help us convey our message more clearly, learn and grasp new concepts more easily quickly, and easily understand business and financial data better.

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One of the best indicators of how visual presentations of words are important in our lives is the ubiquitous popularity of image sayings, quotes and other text images on social web sites. They simply grab people’s attention, just like nice charts and graphs work better for presenting financial and numerical data. Images with text can be used not only on the web, but also in business or school presentations, documents or ebooks. If you think beautiful pictures with text are difficult to create if you have no designing skills, this might be true. However, there are many web apps that can make up for your lack of design prowess. All you need are basic Internet skills, text to convert to images, and some time to test and choose your favourite tools from this list of free online apps for creating quote images that the PDFConverter.com team has put up for you.

 

1. Quozio

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Quozio lets you quickly and easily convert a text quote to an image. All you need to do is type in or paste the text you want converted to image in the field Enter your quote…. and the name of the author in the Who said it field. Click the Go button and choose among 28 styles for your picture quote. You can download the text image to your computer and share it on social networks as well. Quozio additionally offers the option of creating a free Quozio user account, or you can log in with a personal Facebook account. If you do that, you will be able to save your image quotes in your account by clicking the Keep button or by sending them directly to your Facebook album of choice.

 

2. Pinwords

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Pinwords  allows you to instantly add stylized text to images. You can add your poetry, headings and titles, notes, stories, love letters or quotes to images in a few moments. Pinwords offers you the possibility of uploading your own image from a computer or the web. If you don’t have an image, you can choose among four attractive patterns or backgrounds for your text image. Style your text with one of six caption styles, eight fonts and an unlimited number of font colors. Continue reading >>

How to View and Edit Publisher Files on Windows without MS Office

open .pub files without ms officeMicrosoft Publisher is a desktop publishing application that is included in some editions of Microsoft Office suite. It is not as popular and used as core Office applications like Word, Excel and PowerPoint. However, there are still quite a few users who consider it to be a simple way to create high-quality, professional looking and stylish publications.

So, it is safe to say that you’re likely to encounter .PUB and .PUBX files, especially if you are in the business of printing, publishing or simply reviewing and approving business publications like brochures, flyers, monthly company magazines and event resources. As Microsoft Publisher is included in more expensive Office suite editions, chances are you don’t have the right edition, even if you use MS Office suite. And, of course, it is quite possible that you are using on your Windows machine a completely different office productivity suite – LibreOffice, OpenOffice or Google Drive. So, there is really no out of the box way to open and view, let alone edit, that .PUB or .PUBX file with it being installed on your machine, because Microsoft doesn’t provide free viewer for Publisher formats even though it offers freely viewers for Word, Excel and  PowerPoint.

Then how can you view and edit that pesky .PUB file without appropriate Microsoft Office edition installed on your MS Windows machine?

Well, there is a workaround and a quick way to view the .PUB. And it’s free!

 

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How to Digitize and Modify Thanksgiving Recipes without a Scanner

digitize edit thanksgiving recipesNowadays it is so easy to find amazing recipes on the Internet for virtually any occasion, taste or diet. There are so many amazing blogs and sites with not only detailed recipes, but also step-by-step instructions for preparation. Thanks to this, you don’t need to be a world-class cook to make an amazing meal or even a Thanksgiving dinner. But despite the Internet and tons of recipes circling around the Web, many of us have that one priceless old family cookbook with everyone’s favorite recipe for the most savory, perfect Thanksgiving dinner (and all other important holidays). It has become a family treasure long ago and you open it only for those special occasions, because you fear that it will get damaged or that too much touching and page turning will ruin it. Another very common scenario would be that you collected recipes from magazines, recipe cards or scribbled them on any piece of paper or note-card you could find whenever you came across a yummy recipe. Now you have so many recipes that it is impossible to organize them, or, even worse, to find the one you want. Wouldn’t it be great to be able to digitize them, organize, tag and search them by ingredients or some other criteria? Not to mention the ability to add notes or even edit them?

If you have a scanner, it is no problem to scan them and turn them into images, which you can then easily convert to editable document formats, like Microsoft Word, using a file converter like PDF Converter Elite. It uses cutting-edge OCR technology, which enables you to easily pull out text from images into a Microsoft Word. But not everyone has a scanner in the first place, right? However, chances are you have a smartphone which lets you easily take pictures and transfer them to your computer. That, a Windows-powered computer and PDF Converter Elite are all you need to convert your recipes to usable electronic file formats. Here is how: Continue reading >>

How to Quickly Create Last-Minute Halloween Party Invitations in Microsoft Word

halloween party invitationsHalloween is one of the most entertaining holidays in the year, when ghosts, spiders and other scary motifs decorate our home and inspire our wardrobe. It is also a holiday when we get to eat a lot of candy in the trick ‘n’ treat tradition.

On October 31 many people organize costume parties and people get dressed up as goblins, witches, vampires or some other scary creature that no one has yet thought of.

If you are hosting a Halloween party this year, we’d like to give you some last-minute advice on how to invite people to your fun event. Everyone loves receiving original invitations and since we only have one day left, this will be a very quick and easy tip on how to create stylish party invitations for your guests in a snap! If you are a Microsoft Office user, you may want to know that you can create fun invitations in MS Word without any drawing or designing skills at all, using professional predesigned templates. And here’s how! Continue reading >>

Happy Thanksgiving, Canada!

We want to extend our warmest wishes to you, dear Canadians, who celebrate Thanksgiving Day.

We hope you’ll spend today with your closest friends, family members and loved ones, enjoying your day off in good company.

We also want to use this opportunity to thank all our friends, followers and PDFConverter.com users and supporters for using our PDF tools and spreading the word about them!

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Happy holiday!

The PDFConverter.com Team

25 Must-Follow Pinterest Boards for CPAs and Accountants

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Pinterest is one of the most popular photo-sharing websites that allows users to create their own image boards where they can “pin” images they like. People usually start by creating different boards for different categories of their interest spheres: art, food & drink, geek, design, technology, travel, etc. Then they start filling each of their boards with photos, illustrations or videos that belong in that group, either by adding visuals they created or browsing the Internet to find good content, or by repinning images they like on other Pinterest users’ boards.

If you’ve ever used or just seen a Pinterest account, you know that many of these pins are light, humorous aspects of a topic or interest sphere. So, one would think that serious, intellectual content for CPAs and accountants-to-be doesn’t belong to such a fun-sharing portal. You’d be surprised!

Pinterest hosts many Pinterest boards designed for accountants, bankers and other finance professionals, but also those who are just entering this exciting field. Pins in the CPA and accounting category are there to:

- Motivate
- Provide money-saving tips and other frugal advice
- Offer sympathy to CPA exam takers
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The Quickest Way to Fit Excel Spreadsheet into One Page PDF

print excel to pdfIf you are a Microsoft Excel user, then you probably know that you can save your Excel spreadsheets as PDF without using any additional piece of software. This function is natively available in Microsoft Office 2007, 2010 and 2013 suite update. All you need to do is choose to save you active spreadsheet as PDF. However, creating the perfect and professionally looking PDF from a spreadsheet is not always so quick and straightforward. You’ve probably experienced it if you’ve tried to make a print ready PDF out of an extensive, data-rich spreadsheet with multiple rows, columns, charts and other graphics or data tables. You put in a lot of work into developing your spreadsheet and then when you save it as PDF, it ends up broken into multiple-page PDF without visible connection or order. Does it sound familiar?

The real reason behind this is that MS Office is using your print settings for saving Excel spreadsheets as PDF files. Since default print setting is No Scaling (meaning that sheets will be printed in their actual size), your bulky spreadsheet will be converted to PDF using this setting. Should you want to fit your spreadsheet to a one page PDF, it means that you need to change your printing options to Fit Sheet on One Page before saving the spreadsheet as PDF. It’s all simple, but it is usually an extra step that you need to think about and take.

 

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For those computer users who want to make the most of their time and accomplish routine tasks as fast as possible without sacrificing quality, there is a quick solution to fitting an Excel spreadsheet into a single page PDF. The solution’s called a Continue reading >>

How to Turn Excel Data Spreadsheets Into Stunning Interactive Charts

Excel chartsMicrosoft Excel is the leader among data spreadsheet applications. Used by over half a billion people across the globe, it is regularly updated with new versions to improve its functionality. The latest version, MS Excel 2013 pushes the limits of creating and working with tables, charts, graphs and macros even further.

Obviously, MS Excel is a powerful spreadsheet editor for advanced data processing and manipulation. Millions of financial and business analysts, auditors, accountants, bookkeepers and managers around the world probably can’t even imagine their world without Excel. However, one of the greatest dangers of working with data, especially if the results are to be presented to a third party, is the risk of creating very dry, dull data reports that nobody actually likes to dive into and peruse. Continue reading >>

4 Easy and Quick Ways to Convert a Facebook page into a Website

convert facebook page to websiteCreating a Facebook fan page for a local business, cause, hobby, interest, charity or anything else is pretty easy and even fun. Furthermore, setting up a simple Facebook fan page doesn’t require lots of time, technical or other specialized skills. With over a billion users around the world, Facebook is the perfect place to present your products and services, and spread the word about what you support. Besides, creating and publishing a Facebook page is fully free for every Facebook user. As a matter of fact, one user can create and maintain multiple Facebook pages. And Facebook features make it so easy for us to spread the word and support what we like or believe in. Thanks to all these advantages, Facebook pages have become a more common way of establishing an online presence than a website. Even though having a Facebook page is great, having a professional website as well is even better and more effective. If planning and creating a website isn’t an option for you right now, and you already have a Facebook fan page, then try these four apps that can turn your Facebook page into a website quickly and painlessly. Continue reading >>