Thursday, November 29, 2007

Extract ISO for Visual Studio 2008 ISO-13346 "UDF"

I downloaded Visual Studio 2008 professional RTM and tried to extract the file en_visual_studio_2008_professional_x86_x64wow_dvd_X14-26326.iso using 7-zip but the only file I got was README.TXT with the following content:
This disc contains a "UDF" file system and requires an operating system
that supports the ISO-13346 "UDF" file system specification.

What I then did that solved this was to run Microsoft Virtual PC 2007 and dragged the ISO file to the CD/DVD icon and then I could drag and drop all files from the virtual PC to the host computer.

Update. A friend send an email and recommended a couple of alternatives. I only tried the first one below.

Virtual CloneDrive is a freeware that virtually mounts the ISO to a drive and it worked great in Vista with the VS 2008 ISO. No 64-bit version yet though.

DAEMON Tools Lite is a freeware that supports both X86 and X64. Be aware that you might want to don't want to or want to uninstall DAEMON Tools Searchbar and Save Now that is included.

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Right click trouble in Vista

Suddenly my Internet Explorer in Windows Vista started to act strange. I could not right click and get the shortcut menu showing and nothing happened when I clicked on the >> for example.

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Suddenly IE7 crashed after I had clicked around for a while. Usually IE starts again and I waited a while. In the meantime I went over to Outlook and right clicked on an email and it didn't show the menu there either.

I found in the task manager that iexplorer.exe was still running so I killed the process and things started to act normally again. Not a permanent solution as I still don't know why it failed in the first place but I have not seen it again.

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Windows Live OneCare 2.0 released

One thing I noticed during the beta was the performance enhancement.

Don't know what Windows Live OneCare is?

Here is what it includes:

  • Protection Plus, with its antivirus and antispyware scanners, managed, two-way firewall, and integrated anti-phishing technology, helps protect your computer from viruses, worms, Trojan horses, hackers, phishing, and other threats. It runs continuously in the background, but you can scan individual files and folders for viruses on demand simply by right-clicking them. You can even scan attachments you receive via Windows Live Messenger or MSN Messenger.
  • Performance Plus regularly defragments your hard disk, removes any unnecessary files that can clog your computer, and helps make sure important security updates from Microsoft are installed efficiently and on time.
  • Backup and Restore regularly copies your important files and settings to CD, DVD, external hard disk, network drive, or other data-storage device.
  • Instant Support provides online help anytime you need it, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
  • Monday, November 26, 2007

    JTB FlexReport 4 released

    JTB FlexReport is a reporting tool that can help you analyze the usage of your network licenses.

    The major news in this release of JTB FlexReport are:

    • FLEXnet license denial notifications. You can get automatic emails sent when license requests are denied. The information on the denials are also saved to the database so they are available for study.
    • Support for applications like 12d Model from 12D Solutions.
    • The latest JTB FlexReport Detailed Reports.mdb must be downloaded separately if you upgrade an existing installation or you can rename JTB FlexReport Detailed Reports.mdb before installing.
    • Groups defined in the detailed report are now correctly saved to the JTBFlexReport.NET.mdb again. For help to migrate the groups contact us.
    • For other fixes and news see the Revision History on the website.

    Existing customers should contact us for a new license file before installing. The license file should be located in the installation folder.

    Detect educational plot stamped drawings with SmartPurger

    SmartPurger can be used to help you detect drawings that has been created or saved by an Educational (Student and Faculty) version of AutoCAD® or AutoCAD-based software.

    Why would you like to find these? PRODUCED BY AN AUTODESK EDUCATIONAL PRODUCT will be added along all four edges of any plot of these drawings. If one or more drawings with this stamp is circulating among your non educational drawings you might end up with getting more and more drawings affected. This can happen if you attach an xref or insert a drawing as block. If the xref or block has the stamp the host drawing will get it too.

    A dialog box "AutoCAD Alert" shows when opening a drawing like that.

    It says: "Educational plot stamp detected. If you continue with this operation, the drawing will be plotted with the following banner: "PRODUCED BY AN AUTODESK EDUCATIONAL PRODUCT" Do you want to continue?"

    AutoCAD Alert

    Learn your users or yourself to not answer Yes to the above question unless they know about the consequences.

    Here is how SmartPurger can help. It's a bit semi automatic. But it can help if you want to go through thousands of drawings.

    SmartPurger automatically creates a log file named SmartPurgerClosedPopUps.log in Windows temp folder. If a dialog box shows up that SmartPurger closes, it will be listed in this log file like this:
    2007-11-25 15:34:34;D:\test\Educational Plot Stamped.dwg;AutoCAD Alert

    Notice "AutoCAD Alert". This indicates that it could be an educational plot stamp in that drawing. If you script through 1000 drawings and find 10 with Alert you can open them manually and check if they have the Educational plot stamp or if the Alert was about something else.

    Make sure to check "Close Popups Automatically" in SmartPurger>Options>Settings.

    General

    In this case you don't want SmartPurger to do anything with the drawings so make sure to just save the drawings to a temp folder that you can empty afterwards. If you have older drawings it can be a good idea to set "Convert to" as showed below.

     SaveAs 

    Here is a sample DWG with the Educational plot stamp that you can try with.

    UPDATE: We now have a separate application EduFinder that quickly can identify all drawings with the educational plot stamp.

    Saturday, November 24, 2007

    Now you can get Camtasia Studio 3.1.3 absolutely free

    and if you want the latest and greatest Camtasia Studio 5.0 screen recording software you can upgrade with a great deal. It is time limited so grab your copy unless you already have it. Not suitable for Windows Vista though.

    Download Camtasia Studio 3.1.3 and get the license key.

    If you want to find what has been added between the versions 3.1.3 and 5.0 take a look at this comparison chart.

    Via updatexp.

    Now you can get SnagIt 7.2.5 absolutely free

    and if you want the latest and greatest SnagIt 8.2 Screen Capture and Image Editor software you can upgrade with a great deal. It is time limited so grab your copy unless you already have it. Not sure if it's suitable for Windows Vista though.

    Download SnagIt 7.2.5 and get the license key.

    If you want to find what has been added between the versions 7.2 and 8.2 take a look at this comparison chart.

    Via updatexp.

    Friday, November 23, 2007

    Optimize scanned PDF using Acrobat

    A useful feature in Acrobat is to optimize scanned PDF's.

    Recently I got a bunch of JPG files that I combined to a PDF and because they where so skewed the deskew option was really useful.

    Available from Document>Optimize Scanned PDF.

    Optimize Scanned PDF 

    Here is the result with the deskewed image to the right. Much better.

    skewed page deskewed page

    Thursday, November 22, 2007

    Autodesk Plant Customer Council

    Just wanted to repost this comment on a previous post.

    We're doing something similar in the Plant group, but we're using the Myfeedback portal to host it. To sign up for the Plant Customer Council, go to http://myfeedback.autodesk.com/ and use the keywords Plant Customer Council for the Beta Code when signing up.
    Peter Quinn, Autodesk

    Friday, November 16, 2007

    Operating system that starts up in less than 1 second

    Zebor Technology, a Swedish company makes this possible.

    ZDOS is a 32-bit real time operating system for the X86-platform and was written entirely in assembly language for maximum performance.

    Via PC FÖR ALLA

    New PR Manager for Autodesk Northern Europe

    Mikael Löwenhielm is the new PR Manager for Autodesk Northern Europe. He comes from PTC where he was Nordic marketing and PR Manager.

    According to the press release in Swedish his first working week will be attending Autodesk University. Wonder what he will say about Autodesk PLM.

    MikaelLöwenhielm1

    More in Swedish at It24.

    AutoCAD 2008 startup errors

    This Autodesk Knowledge Base document: Errors during program startup includes a lot of great tips how to find a solution to problems to start AutoCAD 2008 or AutoCAD LT 2008.

    In addition to this I can mention that yesterday something happened with my AutoCAD Architectural 2008 and I could not start it no matter what I did. The solution was simple though. All I had to do was to restart the computer.

    Thursday, November 15, 2007

    Windows Live Hotmail comments and bugs

    The change the other day to from the old Hotmail to Windows Live Hotmail introduced some changes that where not only for the good.

    Before it was possible to set the background color for a whole email. The background color extended for the whole width of the message. Now it's only the text that can have a background.

    This is how it could be before.

    But now it look like this.

    Before animated gif's where animated when viewing a email message in Hotmail but now they are not animated.
    A small thing is that the emoticons has changed slightly. image

    The emoticon to the left is the new one and to the right the old one. The old one is looking better on a black background as you see.
           

    And as you can see there are two different gif's used.
    http://graphics.hotmail.com/i.p.emsmile.gif is the old one.
    http://gfx1.hotmail.com/mail/w2/emoticons/smile_regular.gif is the new one.

    I also find wonder when Microsoft will stop using Trend Micro for safety check and scanning for viruses instead of their own Windows Live OneCare or Microsoft enterprise security product. The agreement was extended at Apr 10, 2006 and I'm not sure for how long that was.

    Calculate surface area of a Mass Element in AutoCAD Architecture

    I got an email with the question how to achieve this on a very complex Mass Element and here is one solution how it can be done.

    Mass Element

    To get the surface area of a Mass Element use ConvertTo3dSolids (or select the Mass Element, right click and select Convert To>3D Solid) to convert to a 3DSolid and then use the Area command with the Object option and select the 3D Solid.

    Wednesday, November 14, 2007

    Registry Cleaners might get you in trouble

    Be very careful if you want to use a registry cleaner if you have products like AutoCAD, AutoCAD Architecture or the like installed. These programs are quite sensitive to the problems that some registry cleaners create for them. It can lead to that some functions no longer works or even that you cannot start the application. Sometimes you can repair the installation and sometimes you even have to reinstall the application to get it working again.

    Some examples of registry cleaners that have resulted in these problems are:

    • Abexo Free Registry Cleaner
    • Eusing Free Registry Cleaner
    • Norton SystemWorks
    • Registry Mechanic
    • Microsoft RegClean utility

    Some Autodesk Knowledge Base document that deals with these problems:

    Another mentioning is in this blogpost No Properties in your AutoCAD Properties Manager? Perhaps it was an Overzealous Registry Cleaner.

    Some advices if you still want to use a registry cleaner.

    • If possible backup the registry so you can restore or undo the changes it if any problem shows.
    • To avoid this problem, it is recommended that you configure your registry cleaner so that it does not scan Active X Com Sections and Active X Com Sub Key Sections

    Tuesday, November 13, 2007

    Autodesk MEP Customer Council

    If you use Autodesk Revit MEP and/or AutoCAD MEP and want to provide feedback on Autodesk's MEP software's head over to http://adskmepcc.com and sign up.

    Dynamsoft SourceAnywhere Hosted Updated

    The hosting plans for Dynamsoft SourceAnywhere has been updated as you can see.

    Before it was only the Free Plan and the Standard Hosting Plan (US $28/user/month). Now it might be easier to find a plan that works and make sense for your team. Notice also the "Powered by Dynamsoft SourceAnywhere" Plan that is identical to the Enterprise Plan except that the price is less and you are Required to Display "Powered by Dynamsoft SourceAnywhere" Logo. The downside is that the Free Plan is going down from 3 users to 2.

    Sunday, November 11, 2007

    Registry Jumper

    Registry Jumper is a free tool I use very often since I use the registry editor regedit.exe so often. It works great also in Windows Vista, just make sure to set the Privilege Level to Run this program as an administrator or right click and Run as administrator.

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    You can even have a web page with a bunch of registry key locations and when you click on the links you will get where you want.

    Saturday, November 10, 2007

    AutoLISP.NET

    Wondering when we might see AutoLISP for .NET from Autodesk. Possibly at the same time when support for VBA is removed and support for VSTA (Visual Studio Tools for Applications) comes for AutoCAD and why not for Revit. It would really be a great step forward for AutoLISP to also have access to the complete .NET Framework.

    Rob Blackwell speaks about "If time was more plentiful I’d certainly be thinking about building a LISP or LSharp IDE using Visual Studio Extensibility."

    Thursday, November 8, 2007

    FLEXnet license denial notifications

    If your users are having a lot of denials of their FLEXnet/FLEXlm licensed applications I invite you to beta test the latest version of JTB FlexReport that will enable you to get email warnings when license requests are denied. Contact me if you are interested.

    License report for 12D Solutions applications

    If you are using applications like 12d Model from 12D Solutions from Australia and want to get great reports I invite you to beta test the latest version of JTB FlexReport. Contact me if you are interested.

    Microsoft SharedView Beta reviewed

    I just finished a netmeeting session with a customer using SharedView Beta 2 and it worked really good. It was a bit slow when I took control but other than that it worked good to share applications and chat. I liked how my mouse location showed where I clicked even if I did not have the control. If you want you can also connect with up to 15 people at the same time.

    Inside Windows Live Messenger, there is a SharedView menu item on the Activities menu.

    I just noticed that it's only to be used within US so if you are in the US give it a try. It is also available on www.get.live.com under "more betas".

    Another alternative is Windows Meeting Space. The difference is described to be mainly that "SharedView is a service that allows communication across firewalls with no IT involvement, and runs on Vista, XP SP2, and Windows 2003 Server.  It is designed for ad hoc meetings, either face to face or remote (users are in different physical locations).  SharedView also provides integration into Office applications and Windows Live Messenger."

    3DVIA Shape Beta for free 3D modeling

    Last month I mentioned about the new way to upload models to Virtual Earth 3D/Live Search and now there is a freestanding application 3DVIA Shape from the Dassault Systèmes brand 3DVIA.

    Take a look at Introducing 3DVIA Shape Beta a "new and easy to use 3D modeling application that is free to install and use".

    sample 3D models

    Error 1606. Could not access network location.

    If you get this in AutoCAD 2008 or AutoCAD LT 2008 take a look at this Knowledge Base document: Error 1606 during stand-alone or network installation on Windows Vista

    Wednesday, November 7, 2007

    Autodesk PLM

    We have all probably heard or read how Autodesk frowns on the PLM term for quite a type.

    "PLM is a marketing slogan created to satisfy the financial community" according to Autodesk CEO Carl Bass.

    Instead it has been a lot of talk about Autodesk Digital Prototyping lately.

    "Digital Prototyping is the word Autodesk has coined as the non-PLM person's PLM." - Autodesk Gets the Press Thinking

    So first of all I was surprised to see Autodesk among the headlines in a Swedish online IT magazine it24 and then more surprised reading that Ensio Aikio at Autodesk says that "We are on our way into a bigger market, the product lifecycle management market."

    Maybe Ensio was just saying that Autodesk want to take a share of the so called PLM market but the wording made me wonder if he have heard what Carl Bass and Andrew Anagnost have been saying.

    Windows Live Mail 2008 is bugging me

    I pretty often get this message saying that "The TCP/IP connection was unexpectedly terminated by the server." It's when I change from one newsgroup to another this often happens.

    I found on tip mentioning to uncheck Tools>Options>General>Use newsgroup Communities support features but that didn't help for me.

    image

    Configuration:
       Account: discussion.autodesk.com
       Server: discussion.autodesk.com
       Protocol: NNTP
       Port: 119
       Secure(SSL): 0
       Code: 800ccc0f

    Even with the latest released Windows Live Mail 2008 I get this.

    Any ideas on how to get rid of this message or the underlying cause?

    Tuesday, November 6, 2007

    Restore disappeared network and volume icon on notification area

    Problem

    In Windows Vista (and also Windows 7 the speakers icon goes missing), suddenly I noticed that the volume icon (speaker icon) next to the clock on the notification area was missing. I right clicked on the taskbar selected Properties>Notification Area and found that both the Volume and the Network checkboxes where grayed out.

    Solution from Microsoft

    Fix it for me

    To run a workaround for this problem automatically, click the Fix this problem link (only work for Windows Vista).

    Then, click Run in the File Download dialog box, and follow the steps in this wizard.

    Link to Microsoft Fix it

    If you want to use a more manual solution, follow the three steps below.

    1. Download this reg-file and merge it by double clicking on it.

    Or you can just click on the link select Run and then Allow and in the UAC dialog box click continue, when the Registry Editor asks if you want to continue click on Yes and finally click on Ok.

    This is the content of the reg file above.

    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00[-HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\Local Settings\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\TrayNotify]

    It simply deletes the TrayNotify key.

    If you open up Regedit you can also locate this key and you will notice that there are two values; IconStreams and PastIconsStream. They can be deleted manually to achieve the same thing.

    2. Now to be able to get this working you either need to log out and log in from Windows or restart the computer or you can just restart Explorer.

    3. Go back to Taskbar>Properties>Notification Area>System icons and you will find that you can activate the Volume icon again.

    It it still does not work you can start Regedit.exe and search for IconStreams and delete the value were it is found. If you are unsure take a backup.

    There can also be another reason why they don't show up and that is if a policy have restricted them to be showed.

    Run gpedit.msc (Group Policy Object Editor) and look at User Configuration>Administrative Templates>Start Menu And Taskbar and then the settings "Remove the networking icon" and "Remove the volume control icon". They must not be enabled. If you disable or do not configure these settings the icons will be displayed in the system notification area.

    Reset icon or recover icon is now done.

    Windows Live Writer v1 released

    And this blog post is posted using Windows Live Writer 2008 (12.0.1366.1206) that is confirmed to be the final release 1. You can right now get the download if you look at my previous post.

    Update. Now it's on the official WLW blog as well. Download here.

    Still there is only spell checking for 4 languages so if you want it for other languages take a look at my previous post Spell checking in other languages in Windows Live Writer 2008.

    Windows Live Mail v1 is released (not yet)

    Not sure yet if the release is here or not. It probably is version 1 and the days of beta are gone.

    According to the Windows Live Mail blog it is released but then it's gone. Could it be that it should be released first tomorrow? Take a look at www.countdowntobetter.com

    image

    The link for the post is now broken. But using this download installs a newer version (12.0.1606) of WLM and it is a bit different than the latest beta version 12.0.1365. It seems like the version also is called Windows Live Mail 2008.

    Update! Now the post is posted again on the Windows Live Mail blog. You find it here and now http://get.live.com/wlmail works as well. I guess they needed to get this site up first.

    Google Analytics review

    I was looking at Google Analytics and the visitors of this blog comes from 197 countries/territories representing 122 languages so there are only a handful of countries not represented. These countries are white in the image below or so small that the they can not even be represented as dots in the image.

    jtbworld.blogspot.com visitors

    My website has had visitors from 210 countries/territories.

    Common for both the blog and the website is that most traffic comes from Northern America and the least from Central Asia, Middle Africa and Melanesia.

    And to some statistics for last months on browsers used where you see that Internet Explorer and Firefox is topping the list leaving Opera, Safari and Mozilla behind.

    browsers used to visit jtbworld.blogspot.com

    browsers used to visit jtbworld.com

    This is just a few of the things you can find using Google Analytics. It's free so why not use it.

    Great to see you here and welcome back!

    Monday, November 5, 2007

    Enable Target and Change Icon of shortcuts

    Have you tried to right click on a shortcut and found that Target text box is locked, disabled and grayed out? You have also seen that Open File Location is disabled.

    Have you wanted to change icon of a shortcut just to find that the Change Icon button for the shortcut is disabled?

    Have you tired to Run as administrator and you cannot find it on the right click menu and on Advanced Properties the checkbox cannot be checked?

    When I drag a file and drop it on the shortcut it does not launch the program, why is that?

    Often I have found this is the case and been irritated about. A typical user case is that you have an AutoCAD shortcut or some other shortcut that you want to take a copy of and add some command line arguments or switch like /p for starting with a specific profile. Depending on the installer sometimes the desktop shortcut is editable but not the shortcut on the Start menu>All Programs.

    The solution is not so much help if you have the product installed so this tip is more useful for the IT manager or the CAD manager.

    If you have the product already installed it's probably easiest to locate the EXE executable and make a shortcut manually.

    Not long ago I found that this is called "advertised shortcuts" and for example Visual Studio installers creates that as default. It can also be set in tools like Wix, InstallShield, Tarma, etc.

    Solution or workaround.

    You can run a msi file disabling this behavior using
    msiexec.exe <path to msi-file> DISABLEADVTSHORTCUTS=1
    or
    setup.exe DISABLEADVTSHORTCUTS=1

    Or you can set it permanently in the MSI file using the free Orca.

    If you want to do this more automated it's possible to use a post build event in Visual Studio and then update the MSI file. Included with the Windows Installer SDK there is WiRunSql.vbs that can be used for this purpose. The SQL look like this:
    INSERT INTO Property(Property, Value) VALUES ('DISABLEADVTSHORTCUTS ', '1')

    Open the MSI file with Orca and add a new row to the Property table use the name DISABLEADVTSHORTCUTS and the value 1.

    Now when installing the shortcuts will behave like expected.

    From the Windows Installer Guide on MSDN: DISABLEADVTSHORTCUTS Property.

    How to use post build with MSBuild to create non-advertised shortcuts.

    Advertised shortcuts.

    But what is "advertised shortcuts" and when can this be useful?

    This can be useful when deploying applications via GPO (Group Policy Object).

    Advertised shortcuts ensures that the shortcuts always have an icon, even if users move from machine to machine. The advertised shortcuts also trigger the installation of an application missing on the machine where the user is currently active. More about advertisement.

    Add personal mtext symbols or text snippets in AutoCAD

    If you right click in the mtext editor or click on the symbol icon a list of predefined symbols is showed. It is possible to add your own symbols or text snippets to that list.

    I can confirm that it still works with AutoCAD 2008. For some reason it didn't work in AutoCAD 2007 and I'm not sure if it works in AutoCAD 2006.

    To have this work you need to use the AutoLISP code found at
    http://www.jtbworld.com/lisp/PersonalMtextSymbols.htm

    Below is a cheat sheet showing what the symbols look like. (For a future version of AutoCAD it would be great to also see the symbols instead of the cryptic text codes)

    The symbols are Degrees,Plus/Minus,Diameter,Almost Equal,Angle,Boundary Line,Center Line,Delta,Electric Phase,Flow Line,Identity,Initial Length,Monument Line,Not Equal,Ohm,Omega,Property Line,Subscript 2,Squared and Cubed.

    Sunday, November 4, 2007

    Comparison of antivirus software's

    If you visit AV comparatives and click on Comparatives to the left there are reports that compares the major anti-virus products available. Tests done are are detection of polymorphic viruses and demand detection of virus/malware. Tests include the following products and new tests are done at a regular basis.

    avast! Professional Edition 4.7
    AVG Anti-Malware 7.5
    AVIRA AntiVir Personal Edition Premium 7.04
    BitDefender Professional Plus 10
    Dr.Web for Windows 4.44.0 (beta)
    eScan Anti-Virus 9.0
    ESET NOD32 Anti-Virus 2.70.39
    Fortinet FortiClient 3.0
    F-Prot for Windows 6.0.7.1
    F-Secure Anti-Virus 7.01
    G DATA AntiVirusKit (AVK) 17.0
    Kaspersky Anti-Virus 7.0.0
    McAfee VirusScan 11.2
    Microsoft OneCare 1.6
    Norman Virus Control 5.91
    Symantec Norton Anti-Virus 14.0
    TrustPort Antivirus Workstation 1.4.2


    Friday, November 2, 2007

    Registration - Activation online of Autodesk products

    This site will guide you through registration and activation of your Autodesk product.

    Another link is http://register.autodesk.com that requires an Autodesk account.

    One way I've used with great success when upgrading network licenses is installing Network License Activation Utility that is included on the CD/DVD media. Except one bug once.

    Thursday, November 1, 2007

    Online vectorization using VectorMagic - review

    How many times have you got a logo, image or bitmap and need to have it in a vector format? Many times I guess. I've run into this so many times. Have you ended up tracing the image manually?

    With this online flash solution (SaaS) you can convert a raster image to a vector image for free and the result is great. Input can be All major bitmap formats like BMP, JPG, PNG or teh like. Output is in either EPS or SVG format.

    Take a look and give VectorMagic a try.

    If you want to use it in AutoCAD you can use Gsview>Edit menu>Convert to vector format and convert the EPS file to dxf. Or you can use the freeware ABC Amber EPS Converter and convert the EPS to a WMF and then WMFIN in AutoCAD and you have a DWG.

    Below I show how I started with a JPG file of the JTB World logo. The process was very easy to follow and I was ready within a minute. If the result is not good enough it's easy to try with other settings. Even photographs can be vectorized.

    VectorMagic review

    notice the great result on the right hand

    showing the nodes of the vector result 

    If you want to edit the vector file give Incscape a try. It's a free Vector Graphics Editor.

    A comparison with Corel's and Adobe's solution is here and you will be amazed how much better VectorMagic is.

    One feature I thing would be useful is to be able convert it to plain black and white. I was not able to do it in my tests with a satisfying result because of the bright yellow colors in the logo.

    BW

    SourceAnywhere Hosted update

    Among the news are "Added IP Filter functionality." and "Database encryption improved".

     

    There is also an interesting white paper describing how the security works with this SaaS (Software as a Service) solution.

    For all news in SourceAnywhere Hosted see the news section on Dynamsoft's website.

    One thing I noticed after upgrading and when starting the application was a Global Message telling about that a new version is available. It would be better if it knew what version I have installed.

    Other than that SourceAnywhere Hosted is really useful when you collaborate with an extended development team. I recommend you to give it a try.

    Copy or move pages between PDF files using Acrobat

    In my opinion the easiest way to copy or move pages between two PDF documents.

    • Open two documents in Acrobat and place the windows beside each other.
    • Open the Pages navigation panel in both windows. (View>Navigation Panels>Pages)
    • Select the pages you want to copy and drag and drop them to the new location.
    • If you want to move the pages hold down the CTRL key while dropping the pages.

    Adobe Acrobat Professional 8.1.1 was used in this example.


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