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Jabberwock  Identity Verified
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Jan 13, 2009

A PDF converter is available for free (only today) on Giveaway of the Day:

http://www.giveawayoftheday.com/pdfzilla/

I do not know if it is any good, in fact, it might not be worth it at all (I use FineReader). However, for free it will not hurt to try, if only to have a tool for a quick wordcount of a PDF dcoument...


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esperantisto  Identity Verified
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My antivirus software (Vba32) issues a warning Jan 13, 2009

about malware and blocks the application.

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Roman Bulkiewicz  Identity Verified
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tried it Jan 13, 2009

Jabberwock wrote:
I do not know if it is any good, in fact, it might not be worth it at all (I use FineReader). However, for free it will not hurt to try, if only to have a tool for a quick wordcount of a PDF dcoument...


Thank you for the tip. It can't do what FineReader can -- it only extracts the text that is already in the text form (no OCR). And the resulting text is all in boxes. So, simple copy-and-paste is better for a quick wordcount.
But the result looks nice, as far as the layout goes. Have yet to see what it will look like in TagEditor, though...

esperantisto wrote:
My antivirus software (Vba32) issues a warning


Thanks for the warning about a warning. I downloaded and used the installer from the vendor's site, and my KIS didn't mind. It is not the same file as on the "giveaway" site. But the "giveaway" license key works with it.


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Samuel Murray  Identity Verified
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Not free Jan 13, 2009

Jabberwock wrote:
A PDF converter is available for free (only today) on Giveaway of the Day:
http://www.giveawayoftheday.com/pdfzilla/


Looks useful, but I can't figure out how to get it for free. It is also only free for personal use. I did a single conversion of a PDF to MS Word and the conversion looked really nice.

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Edited: Oh, I see I have to download it straight from the Giveaway web site, using the link lower down on that page, and not from the usual download location.

[Edited at 2009-01-13 10:51 GMT]


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Jabberwock  Identity Verified
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Personal use... Jan 13, 2009

I missed the notice about the personal use. That certainly makes it less useful for us...

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esperantisto  Identity Verified
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Both when installing and when uninstalling, Jan 13, 2009

that PDFZilla tried to connect to Internet without my consent or even any warning. This stinks like real malware to me. No, thanks, I don’t need garbage in my system.

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Jabberwock  Identity Verified
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That's how it works... Jan 13, 2009

Of course it connects to the Internet, as this is how you obtain your free license (which is possible only on the given day). All Giveaways licenses work that way, but of course some people know better...

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Vitals  Identity Verified
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Thanks Jan 13, 2009

Thank you for your timely notice. I am glad I read your message. I downloaded the soft and will use it.

Thanks again for taking your time and writing this in the forum.

Dziękuję, kolego!


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