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How to convert PDF to Word DOC for free: a comparison

If you are wondering whether you can do good PDF to Word (DOC, DOCX, or RTF) conversion for free, the answer is: Absolutely. This posting will present and compare a number of different ways to do this, for free, without any watermarks or restrictions. This is our fourth update of this article, which we believe

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Free Giveaway: WinPDFEditor, easily add or remove elements in PDF’s

WinPDFEditor is a not a revolutionary PDF editor, as most of what it offers can be had in various freeware PDF editing software. What is nice about it, however, is the simplicity of it’s interface and the fact that so many word-processor like tools are available in a single place, perfect for when you just

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Right click to merge, convert, and edit PDFs, with ‘Debenu PDF Tools’

If you work with PDFs, you may find it very useful to be able to simply right click one (or more) of them to perform operations such as split or extract pages, images or text, merge PDF files, convert PDFs to images (or images to PDFs), add or edit bookmarks or metadata, and perform a

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Compress PDF’s quickly, easily, and for free with PDF Compressor

Did you ever have to had to upload or email PDF files, or use PDF’s on your mobile or tablet, only to be surprised as to how large PDF files can be? If so, we have good news: PDF files, in most cases, can be compressed, sometimes with a very significant size reduction. PDF Compressor


Share and edit documents of any format online, with PDFZen

Digital documents come in a variety of file formats including DOCX, XLSX, ODT, and many more. When sharing these, you can never really be sure whether or not the other parties have software installed with which to view and edit them. For example, you could email an ODT file to your project group members but

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How to convert CBZ & CBR files to PDF

I noticed some users looking for this, so here’s how to convert CBZ and CBR ebook files into PDF. This can be easily done using free software. You will need 2 tools; a decompression program that can extract ZIP and RAR, and JPGtoPDF, a program that can convert multiple image files into a single PDF.

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Add thumbnail previews to PDF files in Windows with PDF Preview

Adobe Acrobat Reader is one of the first things most people install on a computer, but one thing which I do not understand is why it does not offer the option for thumbnail previews in Windows (other free PDF readers, such as PDF XChange Viewer, offer this by default). If you use Adobe PDF Reader

How to legally sign electronic documents online: DigiSigner and SignNow compared

For one or two jobs and an occasional personal instance, I have had to sign documents electronically. There are a few ways to do so online, for little or even no cost at all so I decided to take a look at a couple of them: DigiSigner and SignNow. This subject has always been an interest


“Soda 3D PDF Reader” adds a nice ‘page flipping’ effect to your PDF reading experience

What does “3D PDF” mean? A PDF reader that can ‘flip’ pages visually in 3D as if reading a real book. Soda 3D PDF a free PDF reader that can do this for PDFs as well as CBR and CBZ comic book formats. Additionally, it can also convert just about any document type into PDF.


Split, merge, paginate, or even change the layout of a PDF with Hexonic PDF Split and Merge

Do you ever need to split pages or sections of PDF documents, or merge several PDF files together into a single whole? Hexonic PDF Split and Merge can do this for you, but it can also do a few more things that distinguish it from many of the free programs in this genre: e.g. adding


The best freeware virtual PDF printer: a comparison

PDF Virtual printers are a convenient way of creating PDF files. These programs can save any kind of printable document as a PDF file; all you need to do is to select ‘print’ from your favorite program, then select the virtual PDF printer and get a PDF file. There are many excellent free virtual printers.


PDF2JPG: convert PDF to JPG or other image formats quickly and easily

PDF2JPG is a small, free program that can quickly convert PDF’s to JPG or various other image formats (TIF, BMP, PNG, GIF). There are many instances where you might want to convert PDF to JPG; e.g. to break up a scanned document or ebook into its constituent images in order to fix or enhance them,