Re: [CGUYS] Highlighting PDFs

2008-02-16 Thread Charles Ballinger

Micheal,

This might not help you with given you're on XP. I use an OSX app  
called Skim to manage and annotate sources for my papers.  Its a  
fantastic tool.  Might even make it worth going to a Mac.


Charles

http://skim-app.sourceforge.net/

Skim is a PDF reader and note-taker for OS X. It is designed to  
help you read and annotate scientific papers in PDF, but is also  
great for viewing any PDF file.


Stop printing and start skimming.

Explore the links to the right to investigate Skim and consider  
helping out with the project.

Features:

* Viewing PDFs
* Adding and editing notes
* Highlighting important text
* Making snapshots for easy reference
* Navigation using table of contents or thumbnails
* View all your notes and highlights
* Convenient reading in full screen
* Giving powerful presentations
* Handy preview of internal links
* Focus using a reading bar
* Magnification tool
* Extensive AppleScript support
* Bookmarks
* Support for Apple Remote Control
* Interaction with LaTeX and PDFSync
* Spotlight support
* Highly customizable
* And much more...






On Feb 13, 2008, at 3:47 PM, Michael S. Altus wrote:

I might be ordering PDF files of medical journal articles and might  
have to
highlight them to support statements in text of an article that I  
am working

on. I have a Windows XP computer.





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Re: [CGUYS] Highlighting PDFs

2008-02-14 Thread Andy Gallant
I've had some PDF files that couldn't be printed directly to the Adobe 
PDF printer (WinXP Pro) - couldn't copy/paste, couldn't save as another 
file type, couldn't do anything except look at it or print hard copy.  
Security won.


So, a work-around that worked was to print hard copy and then scan the 
physical printout back into a PDF file.  Then I had a file I could work 
on.  The setup was Adobe Acrobat 7.0, which has been OK for what I need, 
and a Brother 8840DN multifunction printer/scanner/copier/fax, which 
came with a non-updatable version of ScanSoft PaperPort.  If I had had 
the time, I might have tried to OCR the file, but it was a form with 
boxes and multiple fonts, and quick and dirty was good enough then.


So, maybe some combination of printing and/or OCR could work for you.

-Andy



Daniel Else wrote:
There are various tricks of the trade to recreate files that have 
various reproduction restrictions. I don't have Adobe Reader on the 
computer, but with Professional I can print a PDF to an Adobe PDF 
printer, which may be what is referred to with the Mac. This prints 
the document to a new file. Does Adobe sales say that a document 
created in this manner transfers the security restrictions? I'd be 
willing to play with one of your documents if you want to send it to 
me outside the listserv (I have Adobe Acrobat 8 running on Windows XP 
Pro).


Dan


b_s-wilk [EMAIL PROTECTED] 02/13/08 7:46 PM 

Can the file be printed? On a Mac you can print to Preview, then save
again as a PDF. Is there a Windows equivalent you can use?


Daniel Else wrote:
Mike, if you have someone in the family who qualifies for the Adobe 
Acrobat
Education pricing structure, I'd recommend that you go ahead and 
purchase AA
Professional. It is a terrific discount. That will allow you to do 
anything you

want to a pdf.

Dan,

Not anything! Turns out that the creator of a PDF file can lock it in 
such a
way as to prevent any markup even by a recipient who uses Adobe 
Acrobat 3D
Version 8, the highest version of Adobe Acrobat. I confirmed this 
with Adobe's

sales.

Or do you have a different experience?

I'll be purchasing articles and then might have to highlight them. 
That's why
I want to be able to highlight. I might have to print out and 
highlight hard

copy.

Thanks,

Michael






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Re: [CGUYS] Highlighting PDFs

2008-02-14 Thread Tom Piwowar
Andy Gallant and Daniel Else

STOP!

Criminal acts are not allowed on this discussion list. You are committing 
speech crimes that violate the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA). 
Providing directions for circumvention is a criminal act.

If you want to put yourselves in danger of prosecution that is your 
business, but do it off list. Criminal speech on the list puts the entire 
list in peril of being shut down. I don't want this to happen.

If you continue with criminal speech I will have to protect the list by 
restricting your ability to post. So please STOP!

Dan, I am particularly surprised that someone posting from LOC would so 
brazenly break the law. Working for one of the primary DMCA arbiters you 
should know better than the rest of us what the DMCA requires.

Michael, if the creator of a PDF file locks it you have to respect that 
lock. That is the law. Any speech about breaking the lock violates the 
DMCA. You either respect the lock, find a more open supplier, or apply to 
the LOC for a waver (I think they accept petitions every 2 years). If you 
take the long view, not voting for corrupt politicians might help too.

Tom



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Re: [CGUYS] Highlighting PDFs

2008-02-14 Thread Michael S. Altus
Tom Piwowar wrote:
Michael, if the creator of a PDF file locks it you have to respect that lock. 
That is the law. Any speech about breaking the lock violates the DMCA. You 
either respect the lock, find a more open supplier, or apply to the LOC for a 
waver (I think they accept petitions every 2 years).

I apologize for bringing up the issue and for drawing in others to provide 
workarounds.

Michael

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Intensive Care Communications, Inc.®
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Re: [CGUYS] Highlighting PDFs

2008-02-14 Thread Tom Piwowar
I apologize for bringing up the issue and for drawing in others to provide 
workarounds.

Thank you. I wish we lived in a freer country, but we don't.

So that our shackles don't get screwed even tighter everyone needs to pay 
attention to the Network Neutrality law introduced in Congress this week. 
Rep. Markey (D-Mass) has introduced the Internet Freedom Act of 2008 
with Rep. Pickering (R-Mo.).

http://www.informationweek.com/news/showArticle.jhtml?articleID=206503693



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Re: [CGUYS] Highlighting PDFs

2008-02-14 Thread b_s-wilk
Michael, if the creator of a PDF file locks it you have to respect that lock. 
That is the law. Any speech about breaking the lock violates the DMCA. You 
either respect the lock, find a more open supplier, or apply to the LOC for a 
waver (I think they accept petitions every 2 years).


I apologize for bringing up the issue and for drawing in others to provide 
workarounds.


Are the files locked? If not, then you can follow suggestions from the 
list.


Even if they are locked, you can request unlocked copies. That's often 
possible if you sign an agreement not to sell or distribute them 
commercially. It can be done that way for research purposes.


Betty



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Re: [CGUYS] Highlighting PDFs

2008-02-13 Thread Daniel Else
Mike, if you have someone in the family who qualifies for the Adobe Acrobat 
Education pricing structure, I'd recommend that you go ahead and purchase AA 
Professional. It is a terrific discount. That will allow you to do anything you 
want to a pdf.
 
Dan




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Re: [CGUYS] Highlighting PDFs

2008-02-13 Thread Michael S. Altus
Daniel Else wrote:
Mike, if you have someone in the family who qualifies for the Adobe Acrobat 
Education pricing structure, I'd recommend that you go ahead and purchase AA 
Professional. It is a terrific discount. That will allow you to do anything you 
want to a pdf.


Dan,

Not anything! Turns out that the creator of a PDF file can lock it in such a 
way as to prevent any markup even by a recipient who uses Adobe Acrobat 3D 
Version 8, the highest version of Adobe Acrobat. I confirmed this with Adobe's 
sales.

Or do you have a different experience?

I'll be purchasing articles and then might have to highlight them. That's why 
I want to be able to highlight. I might have to print out and highlight hard 
copy.

Thanks,

Michael

Michael S. Altus, PhD, ELS
Intensive Care Communications, Inc.®
Biomedical Writing and Editing
3626 Fords Lane   Baltimore MD  21215
410-585-1522 (voice/fax)
[EMAIL PROTECTED]



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Re: [CGUYS] Highlighting PDFs

2008-02-13 Thread b_s-wilk
Can the file be printed? On a Mac you can print to Preview, then save 
again as a PDF. Is there a Windows equivalent you can use?



Daniel Else wrote:
Mike, if you have someone in the family who qualifies for the Adobe Acrobat 
Education pricing structure, I'd recommend that you go ahead and purchase AA 
Professional. It is a terrific discount. That will allow you to do anything you 
want to a pdf.


Dan,

Not anything! Turns out that the creator of a PDF file can lock it in such a 
way as to prevent any markup even by a recipient who uses Adobe Acrobat 3D 
Version 8, the highest version of Adobe Acrobat. I confirmed this with Adobe's 
sales.


Or do you have a different experience?

I'll be purchasing articles and then might have to highlight them. That's why 
I want to be able to highlight. I might have to print out and highlight hard 
copy.


Thanks,

Michael




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Re: [CGUYS] Highlighting PDFs

2008-02-13 Thread Daniel Else
There are various tricks of the trade to recreate files that have various 
reproduction restrictions. I don't have Adobe Reader on the computer, but with 
Professional I can print a PDF to an Adobe PDF printer, which may be what is 
referred to with the Mac. This prints the document to a new file. Does Adobe 
sales say that a document created in this manner transfers the security 
restrictions? I'd be willing to play with one of your documents if you want to 
send it to me outside the listserv (I have Adobe Acrobat 8 running on Windows 
XP Pro).

Dan

 b_s-wilk [EMAIL PROTECTED] 02/13/08 7:46 PM 
Can the file be printed? On a Mac you can print to Preview, then save 
again as a PDF. Is there a Windows equivalent you can use?

 Daniel Else wrote:
 Mike, if you have someone in the family who qualifies for the Adobe Acrobat 
 Education pricing structure, I'd recommend that you go ahead and purchase AA 
 Professional. It is a terrific discount. That will allow you to do anything 
 you 
 want to a pdf.
 
 Dan,
 
 Not anything! Turns out that the creator of a PDF file can lock it in such a 
 way as to prevent any markup even by a recipient who uses Adobe Acrobat 3D 
 Version 8, the highest version of Adobe Acrobat. I confirmed this with 
 Adobe's 
 sales.
 
 Or do you have a different experience?
 
 I'll be purchasing articles and then might have to highlight them. That's why 
 I want to be able to highlight. I might have to print out and highlight hard 
 copy.
 
 Thanks,
 
 Michael



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