Category Archives: Business, Collaboration & Productivity


Dragon Dictation

Dragon Dictation Suite Update

If you’re a user of Dragon dictation software for Mac then you’ll be pleased to hear that a bunch of upgrades have been rolled out to give users access to enhanced features and customization capabilities to further improve workflow and productivity in the workplace. Nuance, the creators behind the Dragon suite of products, have also introduced a “Batch Mode” which allows for work on multiple files at once. A special upgrade pricing scheme will also be in place for users with existing products to upgrade to the new versions.

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Confused. A college student is confused by her class notes

Confusing Instructions? We Agree!

We love Infix users who tell us what they think – even if it’s not all roses.

One blogger has gone the extra mile to point out the good, the bad and the ugly in Infix 7. roserodent highlights some glaring omissions from our on-line user manual, particularly when it comes to selecting multiple objects on a page. Oh and a really confusing explanation of how to delete objects across pages – even we found that confusing when we re-read it this morning.

The great thing about the new on-line manual is it’s easy for us to change and all users see the updates straight away. So the confusing text is now gone and we hope the explanation of how to select multiple objects is now clearer.

Roserodent has lots of other suggestions for how we can improve Infix – some of which we plan to include in the next update. Some will take us a bit longer.

Visit roserodent‘s blog now for a really informative report of her experiences with Infix 7.

Confused image courtesy of CollegeDegrees360

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SDL’s Paul Filkin takes a look at Infix 7

Language Division’s Client Communities Director – Paul Filkin gets to grips with Infix 7 and TransPDF.com to translate a real-world PDF.
It’s fair to say he likes what he sees both with Infix 7 and the XLIFF translation facilities of TransPDF.com.

“This is really a wonderful tool even without the translation options.”

Paul helpfully includes screenshots and a short movie showing his efforts translating a highly styled car brochure.
Finally he ends with his own wish-list for features he’d like to see in future from us.
You can read his full and informative blog post Paul Filkin’s blog.

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Key On Computer Showing Privacy Password Or Unlocking

PDF Certificate Security

You may think that using a password on valuable PDF documents is enough, and to some degree, password protection does give security against unauthorised access by people not allowed to view the file. However, passwords can be guessed or shared accidentally, so enabling certificate security is the next step up, and ensures that the person’s identity is verified before they can view the document. This will help prevent against tampering and eavesdropping from unauthorised personnel.

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Mark Moz – Creative Commons

Don’t let an awkward PDF get in the way of a dream home

I work for a large real-estate broker and have need of a solid, reliable, easy to use PDF editor for replying to banks, counter-offers etc. I have tried at least 15 other PDF editors including ‘cloud based’ editors (which concern me a little because of confidentiality).

I found the Infix PDF Editor in a review of several other editors, after using the Infix PDF Editor I am amazed that it took me so long to hear about it.
I have shown it to many professionals and they all agree it is the best PDF editor option they have seen, balancing ease of use, power, options, speed, local processing (security), and reasonable price. The interface is easy to use and my secretary only needed a few minutes to begin using it efficiently.

Overall, I would recommend Infix PDF Editor to everyone who needs to edit/create/fill-out pdf forms, it is a great product.

– Ken Gadway

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Teamwork

Productivity & Innovation Week held by Singaporean firm Straits Construction

Would a Productivity & Innovation Week benefit your business?

Straits Construction, based in Singapore, held their inaugural Productivity and Innovation Week last week, wc 28th March, and have reported great feedback to the event.

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1stFlip

1stFlip Flipbook Creator Enables Users to Convert PDF Documents to Flash/HTML5 Flipbooks

In January we reported that the Chicago Tribune had created an online flipbook to showcase their evening news, and it seems the return of the flipbook hasn’t stopped there. Chinese company 1stFlip have launched 1stFlip Flipbook Creator, which enables users to convert PDF files into Flash/HTML5 flipbooks easily, and then embedded into webpages or shown to users as separate pages of a site. The Flipbooks created feature a realistic page flipping effect and as such are perfect for showcasing company brochures or news pages.

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Under the hood

Infix – it’s real power is under the hood

Under The Hood of a PDF Engine

Infix is one of the few PDF editors which gets things done.

First of all, very useful in my line of work is the option to export the PDF for use with CAT tools (xml only so far, but probably other options will be available in time).

Second, I was amazed by the many options for manipulating the text. Replacing fonts is easier than ever, resizing, splitting or joining textboxes is just a child’s play. You can rebuild a textbox just with the selected text, split a textbox in several others containing a paragraph each, and most important, formatting of the text almost never fails.
After translating the exported .xml, importing the translation is just a breeze and in less than a minute you have a document with the exact same look as the original. And very accurate, too.

An intuitive interface might let you think that Infix is just a simple tool, but don’t be deceived:
it’s real power is under the hood.
It’s not perfect, but it’s still one of the best .pdf editors I’ve tried

– Sandu Ionut


You should try TransPDF.com for PDF translation – it uses the same PDF engine as Infix but has been super-charged for translators offering XLIFF import/export and superior handling! – Guy.


I tend to scribble a lot -Nic McPhee

Spelling Errors in Academic Texts

Minding Your Ps and Qs in Academic Papers

In my work, I frequently produce documents such as scientific papers in PDF format from text setting systems such as Latex or Docbook.

The problem: With each of these documents, I need to run a spell checking before the document can be released. With the typesetting systems I use, the source from that the PDF is created is a mixture of the actual text content that I’d like to spell-check, and directives or XML elements that control the type setting systems. Running a spell checker on the source would thus give me tons of false positives in the non-text parts of the source.
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Document Numbering

Document Numbering Aids Productivity

Ever opened up a document, looked for the table of contents and had the sudden realisation that you’re alone on this one – no page numbers to be found! In vain you check the corners of the page, hoping that a number will present itself somewhere but no – the document, as interesting and important as it may be, is sadly number-less and as such instantly less productive than one that allows you to reference the chapters you need at a glance and bookmark them accordingly.

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