Tag Archives: PDF

Documents – the Swiss Army Knife of iOS

One of the most useful apps on my iPad and iPhone is Documents [iOS – free] from Readdle. It can be used to read documents (PDF, Office, text, etc.) as well as books (PDF and epub) but it can also be used to listen to music, watch videos and browse photographs. And, it has some […]

PDF Office for iPad

Would you like to turn those downloaded research forms into fillable ones? PDF Office can do that – and much more.

PDF Powerhouse Apps

Your iPad can become a research powerhouse with these two apps – Documents and PDF Office. Organize and manage files, read and annotate documents and even create fillable PDF forms. See how.

Digital Storytelling with MagCloud

MagCloud is Hewlett-Packard’s self-publishing platform. What is interesting about MagCloud is that it isn’t a book publishing business. Instead, its focus is on magazine-style publications. MagCloud not only supports magazines, it’s a great place to produce and publish quarterly journals, reunion souvenir booklets, brochures, flyers, catalogs and just about anything else your imagination can create. […]

Formatting for Tablets

My family has discovered the joys of tablets – which has given me an easy and effective way to share our family stories. Thanks to platforms like Scribd and it’s associated mobile apps, along with apps like Documents by Readdle, I’m discovering that I can create some amazing publications full of text and graphics to […]

Optimizing OCR

At Macworld, Joe Kissell has written a fascinating article on scanning to searchable PDFs. He explains how a searchable PDF file is constructed, which (Mac) apps work best and what settings create that sweet spot between file size and best resolution for OCR functionality. Even if you’re not a Mac user, it’s worth reading.

WordPress 101: Managing Media

This lesson looks at the many ways you can include media in your WordPress posts. From images and video to even audio and documents, WordPress can handle it all with style – and ease.

Scribd for eReading

Scribd makes it easy to distribute documents to mobile reading devices. Since just about every e-reader has the ability to read PDF documents, Scribd’s mobile features are yet another reason why it’s a great personal publishing platform. See for yourself!

Book Design for eReaders

Kindle readers – and NOOK readers too – can read PDF documents as well as ebooks. That gives us family historians an easy option for sharing family publishing projects. Just don’t try to distribute an 8 ½ x 11 document and expect it to be readable on a 6″ screen. Here are some design suggestions to help you format your projects to fit most of today’s e-readers.

Building Bookmarks

Navigating large family history projects can be a challenge. You can make it much easier by including bookmarks within your documents.