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Acrobat Reader- How to open the same document in separate windows?

How to open the same document in separate windows? One solution would be to rename it, but is there other better solution?
I have Adobe 9.4.6 and Windows 7


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Indenting paragraphs in Microsoft Word

I would like to format a Microsoft Word document such that the first line of every paragraph is indented, with the exception of the first paragraph in a section which would not be indented. How can I do this?


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Is there a Firefox plugin/extension for doc files?

There are plugins to view PDF files in-browser, without downloading. Is there an equivalent for doc/docx files? I'm on a Mac, although Windows is fine too.


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Converting .doc files to .pdf

Anybody aware of a piece of software which could do MS Office .doc to .pdf conversion for me?

I already tried OpenOffice but it appeared to be rather slow and resource-hungry for large documents.


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Which is an easy to use Document Management System given my requirements [closed]

Original question on SO.

I looked up a lot of threads on a good document management system on SO. So, given all that knowledge, here is my question: What is a very intuitive, open source (preferably with no commercial upgrade) document management system with a good a web interface. Some features that I am looking for :

  • Extremely easy to upload documents. Ideally I should have access to a shared folder and should just copy paste the file and it should version it and check changes. Something like what dropbox does.
  • Easy to use, search web interface. It would also be nice if I could modify search results to make it display richer information about the documents itself.

I have looked at some platforms like alfresco, Open KM, Jive etc but want a more workable solution. I know Apache solr can be configured to (re)crawl directories and the index can be configured to show richer info. I also just came across Apache JackRabbit that looks very similar. Please tell me if anybody has any experiences with such an implementation. Thanks in advance.


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How to save a position in a document for easy return? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate:
Is there a way to bookmark a wordpad or word file where you left off?
Is there a way to insert an internal anchor/bookmark into MS Word document and later reference it?

How to save the position in a document so that I can return to that exact position easily later?

For example when I ctrl-click on an internal link in a Word document, it takes me to the target of that link, losing my original position. Or when I search for something woth F3 from a certain position, it jumps to the next occurence of the term. Every time I find it rather painful to get back to the position in the document where I've started from. Of course this is no issue for small documents, but for hundreds of pages, scanning back to the desired page could take some time. Now I am aware of the fact that I can check/enter the actual page number in Word, but I am looking for a both a general solution for other documents and a solution that can be activated by simple keystrokes.

Is there a general method to handle such nuisances by e.g. saving a certain position in a document with a keystroke which I can use later to return that position? Maybe multiple positions saved with different keys? Is there a general method to handle .doc, .pdf, .txt, or any other file, perhaps even webpages displayed by a browser? If there is no general way to do this, perhaps only in Microsoft Word?


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Desktop app for wiki like markdown/markups?

Is there some kind of app i can use to write documentation for offline use then copy/paste the text later into wikipedia? If not is there some kind of wiki to pdf or doc to wiki converter?


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In Windows 7, how do I make the "start" menu Documents/Pictures/Music/Videos go to my Documents/Pictures/Music/Videos directory?

Right now, if I click on Documents, I go to Libraries > Documents. I want to go to [Logged In User] > My Documents.

Is there a way to configure this behavior?


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How can I add a full background to an A4-sized Word document?

I'm trying to add a background to an A4-sized Word document.

What is the correct background image size (in terms of resolution) to put into an A4 document? I tried Watermark, Fill effects, and tried to put the image into the header as well.

The image doesn't fit correctly – it will be centered and I need to scale it without causing a quality drop.


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Batch Convert OpenOffice (ODT) to MS Word (DOC) files?

I have a directory full of OpenOffice.org odt files that I'd like to batch-convert to doc files. Is there an easy way to do this?

(bonus points if your answer uses OpenOffice and a Linux command-line)


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Drowning in documents - recommend doc management solutions?

I've been researching document management lately.

I want to organise my docs at home and also at the office. Finding affordable solutions one can actually test drive is quite hard. Some that I've downloaded just don't seem to work (testing on brand new Vista PC). I've seen some software on Amazon like Paperport but not really sure what they're like.

For home I'd like something to organise files, full text search, good scanner integration, nice interface etc.

But for the office it seems harder. I need something that does proper workflow and keeps versions. It will have an audit trail. Documents can be approved, checked in/out etc. I know a few clients who would like something similar. It would be great just to import thousands of documents from a shared drive and get them indexed with dupes killed. I'd like to be super clear about how/where the documents are being stored so that maintenance and backups are clear.

My Google/twitter searches lead back to the same tired and vague webpages pushing what look like expensive and custom made solutions. Some might be very good I suppose but it's darn hard to tell.

I don't mind a hosted package but all in all I don't think something like Google Docs, as good as it is now, will work. There are too many quirks and missing features (as compared to Office). Being able to work directly with the common Office file formats is important.

I've noted a similar sounding question asked here back in August but it didn't seem to turn up too many solutions that I could easily and quickly apply. Also there could have been some changes since then so I feel it's worth asking.


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Is there any way to convert a LaTeX document to any Microsoft Word format, while retaining the document's structure?

I'm currently working on a developer's manual to go with an application I'm making for work. I wrote a simple script to go through all of my code, and parse all of my comments into a LaTeX document, and then added some additional reference material I wrote. My work term is coming to an end soon, however, and I don't want to leave them stranded with a document they can't change or update in the future.

LaTeX is certainly not standard-issue stuff here, we use mostly Microsoft Office products. My LaTeX document makes extensive use of in-document links to other sections (mainly with the hyperref package), so I'm trying my best to not have to rewrite the entire document. This is why I would prefer to keep the structure of the document over the appearance (I can change appearance later, I just want to keep all of my crosslinks).

Is there any kind of application which can parse my TeX source, and convert it into an equivalent Microsoft Word document (any version is acceptable)? Obviously, free/open source software would be preferred, but I'm willing to at least consider other paid alternatives. Also, note that I don't have administrative privileges on this machine, so a portable solution would also be preferred.

Again, I'd really like to retain all of the cross-references and links to other document sections. I'd prefer to keep the document structure over it's appearance.


If anyone at any time has another solution (either another alternative, or a better method), please post it as an answer and it will be considered. Thank you.


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How do I administer /var/www?

I'm new to Linux and I'm trying to setup a small testing server inside of a VM running Ubuntu Server. I've found the /var/www folder and it should be the one where my Apache documents are stored, in fact if I access my VM's IP I see the index.html page that's stored there.

My problem is that I can't write to that folder.

ls -l returns:

d-w-r-xr-x 2  root root 4096 2011-12-28 16:08 ./ 
drwxr-xr-x 13 root root 4096 2011-12-28 17:02 ../ 
-rw-r--r-- 1  root root 177  2011-12-28 16:08 index.html

My user is called gab.

What's the best thing to do when dealing with this folder to allow myself to edit and create files here? Should I create a new group or set myself as the owner of the folder?


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How can I do two columns in OpenOffice.org Writer?

I would like to structure my document with two columns in the middle of the page, and one column in the top and in the bottom. Like my example below. How can I do two columns like this in OpenOffice.org Writer?

My document My document My document My document My
 document My document My document My document My 
document My document

My document My document   My document My document
My document My document   My document My document
My document My document   My document My document
My document My document   My document My document
My document My document   My document My document
My document My document   My document My document
My document My document   My document My document

My document My document My document My document My
 document My document My document My document My 
document My document

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Word 2010: How to reference custom document properties?

Using Word 2010, I've added a custom property to my document, Something, and I've set the value to XYZ. In the document, I hit Ctrl+F9 to insert a reference, and I type { DOCPROPERTY [Something] }. When I go to print preview, the page is blank, and returning to my document, I find my reference is now gone.

What is the proper way to insert a reference to a document property?


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