Category Archives: Technology


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Using PDF Documents for Presentations

PDFs are an extremely useful media for presentations because they can include eye-catching fonts and graphics to capture the attention of your audience. In addition, PDFs are very stable, your design is crystallised into a format that will not become distorted and messed up when viewed with different browsers and devices. Your design remains faithfully as you created it.
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Translate scanned PDFs with TransPDF

We all know TransPDF makes the job of translating PDFs faster and easier than it’s ever been. If only it could handle our scanned PDFs, it’d be so much better…

Well now it can!

We’ve added automatic conversion (OCR) of scanned PDFs to make them fully editable and translatable. Simply upload your PDF to TransPDF and you’ll get beautifully clean XLIFF in return.

There’s no additional charge for the service but we do deduct your final-PDF fee at the start of the process rather than at the end like normal, even for users with a valid Infix license.

Try it now, it’s fab!

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1stFlip

1st Flip PDF Flipbook Creator Updates

Back in March we reported on the launch of 1stFlip Flipbook Creator, which allows users to convert PDF files into flash/HTML5 flipbooks with ease. Nearly a year on, 1stFlip have released an update to the service, which gives users the option to customise their flipbooks even more, including 4 page turning styles, new sounds and minor bug fixes to further optimise user experience of the program.

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New Save PDF to SVG feature introduced to Spire.Office

Spire.Office has been updated to include a new feature to save Word, PDF, Excel and PowerPoint files to SVG format. Spire.Office, part of E-iceblue’s portfolio of .NET, Silverlight and WPF development components, is available for all 3 frameworks and includes word processing, spreadsheet and presentation components.

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PDF Day Australia

PDF Day Australia

It’s not long now until PDF day in Australia – 4 days to be precise as it falls this year on 25th November. Scheduled to be held in Sydney at the Canon Information Systems Research Australia (CiSRA) HQ, the day is staged by the PDF Association and designed to assist those to whom PDFs are an integral part of business understand the ISO-standardised technology. This will include CIOs, electronic content policymakers and document management experts.

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PDF 2.0

PDF 2.0 due for Release in 2017

The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) have announced that PDF 2.0 is (finally) due for release in 2017, 9 years after Adobe turned over ownership in 2008.

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Dropbox

New Dropbox update allows for in-app PDF signing on iOS devices

If you’ve found it frustrating that you can’t sign a PDF “in-app” whilst using Dropbox, you’re sure to be pleased with the new update released for iOS users. Aimed at boosting mobile productivity for those who need to work on the move, the new update allows PDF users to sign where needed digitally and then re-save (either as a copy or to the original). Users can also edit other fields, adding text to appropriate fields and save to the file.

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File Sharing & Collaboration with GroupMe

If you’re a user of Microsoft’s chat app GroupMe, you’ll no doubt be pleased with the new update to allow file sharing of up to 50MB (per file). With the ability to share from a multitude of local or cloud storage locations including OneDrive, GoogleDrive, DropBox and Amazon Drive, this brings GroupMe higher into the league to compete with established networking apps such as WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger.

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A trip down memory lane

 

 

We’re celebrating 20 years of Iceni this year – take a trip down memory lane with us back to 1996! How many of these things do you remember?

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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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