Tag Archive: .pdf

Nov 23

Cory Doctorow: “Context” and “Content”

"Context" cover

Cory Doctorow is a sci-fi author and commentator, who is usually to be found in his capacity as co-editor at boingboing. His most recent essay collection, Context covers a diverse set of topics, trying to reconcile the “freemium” nature of the Internet (something we’re strongly in favour of here at emudir) and the need for …

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Mar 26

Poems by Elizabeth Barrett Browning

Now here’s a lovely thing. If you know of one piece of romantic poetry, it’s probably number 52 from Elizabeth Barrett Browning’s Sonnets from the Portuguese. You don’t? Really? Are you sure? Well, it goes like this: How do I love thee? Let me count the ways. I love thee to the depth and breadth …

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Dec 28

PDF to Word

PDF to Word

PDF to Word takes PDF documents and returns word processing documents in either Microsoft Word’s .DOC or .RTF format.

Nov 26

The Art of Caricaturing

Mitchell Smith

This 1941 book, written by Mitchell Smith, is a fascinating read in its own right. Not only is it fun just to look at – most of the caricatures raise a smile in their own right, even if Kaiser Wilhelm II is a distant memory by now – there’s a wealth of practical information in here. Either as a historical curio, or for an artist looking to create some 1940s styling, this is an interesting tome.

Nov 17

IBM Lotus Symphony

lotus_symphony

If you find the traditional look and feel of LibreOffice (aka OpenOffice) to be a bit old-fashioned, or perhaps you only use its core word processor and spreadsheet components and want a more integrated “feel” to the suite, then perhaps it’s worth considering IBM Lotus Symphony.

Nov 13

Gantt Project

Gantt project

One of the most maxims of project management is the 5 Ps: “proper planning prevents poor performance”. And one of the easiest ways to plan out a project is a Gantt chart, which details each phase of the project, what needs to happen before it starts, and what depends on each step. And that’s where Gantt Project comes in.

Nov 11

Free Mind

Free Mind

Mind mapping, as developed by Tony Buzan since the 1960s, is used widely as a note taking tool for business, a revision tool to aid memory, and as a general tool for organising information. Free Mind is pretty swift, easy to use and (in our testing) stable and bug-free.