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A Lean And Free Windows Music Player 3 months 4 days ago pvilan

Thanks Rob.
You are right, I am missing Winamp!
No doubt, I am testing Foobar 2000 right now.

Peter

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A Lean And Free Windows Music Player 3 months 3 days ago Realist

WinAMP is better by far. I am using an old version on Win 7 without any problem.

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A Lean And Free Windows Music Player 3 months 1 day ago Niefer

1By1 forever - http://mpesch3.de1.cc/1by1.html
Portable, plugin support, playlists, radio, etc. But my favorite feature is the ability to PLAY file DIRECTORIES, no need for playlists.

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A Lean And Free Windows Music Player 3 months 1 day ago RMG1999

Why not just use VLC media player ?

Plays audio and video (and does many other things besides), well supported, compact, can do platlists, etc etc

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A Lean And Free Windows Music Player 3 months 1 day ago Faziri

Because VLC can't do any of this: http://vgy.me/lTahpa.png

Vlc is a player. Foobar is a player + manager + tag editor + advanced tools like taking tags from filename patterns, not to mention the UI and other functions like auto-filename that can be customized to a level I can barely explain if you're not a programmer (it boils down to patterns and format strings).

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A Lean And Free Windows Music Player 3 months 1 day ago Faziri

It's nice that foobar gets some attention, but the article doesn't really do it justice... Foobar is way more than just a basic player, like what vlc and such would be. Its UI alone warrants an entire article. It's very much a thing for experts and one of the last few examples of good software in today's age of crapware. Of course, I don't blame the reviewer, I'm just putting it out there there's much more to be said for foobar than this.

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A Lean And Free Windows Music Player 3 months 1 day ago Sope

+1 for 1by1

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A Lean And Free Windows Music Player 3 months 1 day ago Remah

Including "the ability to PLAY file DIRECTORIES"

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A Lean And Free Windows Music Player 2 months 4 weeks ago Fairportfan

VLC. Not bloated. Does all sorts of good stuff.

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A Lean And Free Windows Music Player 2 months 4 weeks ago Kahomono

Uhh... guys... not for nothing, but:
http://winampenthusiasts.com/whats-happening-with-winamp/

For Windows and Android and maybe more.

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A Lean And Free Windows Music Player 2 months 4 weeks ago howiem

I've shifted to Light Alloy. It plays just about everything audio and video http://www.light-alloy.ru/ - portable 28MB or with installer 63MB. Irfan View, also free, plays many formats as well.

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A Lean And Free Windows Music Player 2 months 4 weeks ago zootsocket

I've used Foobar2000 for years and it would take a major earthquake to get me to change. It does need some setting up and it's a bit quirky in the way it does it, but some spectacular results can be achieved. Once set up, it's definitely not high maintenance.
A few points that may be of interest:
1) As is the case with some other software packages, you may need to tell it where your copy of LAME is installed to play or rip mp3s. Ditto other codecs, such as FLAC.
2) It includes a very effective and fast ripper for any format whose codec you have installed.
3) It does play by directory, as well as by album/artist/genre/year, provided the necessary data is present in tags.
4) There is a huge range of plugins and extensions available from Hydrogenaudio. Some, like lyrics display are very simple to install and use; others are more esoteric.
5) There are a number of good android control apps available (notably FoobarCon). Once foobar is running you can control playlists etc. via your phone or tablet.
6) Windows only, sadly. I'd love a native Linux version.
7) Actively developed and supported - I think I first used it on XP and it's still going strong. Latest version 2 Nov 2015.

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A Must-Have App for your Android Device 2 years 8 months ago Angels_thoughts

I think it's fantastic, but ONLY if the store/poster/item has the barcode updated correctly - lol my husband's pack of cigarettes rang up as a pack of men's underwear one time... oops!

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A New Free Windows Anti-Malware Suite 10 months 2 weeks ago David Roper

At 100MB LARGER than the "Fatso" AVG, I will let others use it. Excellent Article, Vic.

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A New Free Windows Anti-Malware Suite 10 months 2 weeks ago drh2020

A new and unknown "security" program based out of China? No thanks.
"Founded in November, 1998, Tencent, Inc. has grown into China's largest and most used Internet service portal..."
http://www.tencent.com/en-us/at/abouttencent.shtml

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A New Free Windows Anti-Malware Suite 10 months 2 weeks ago jonshim

My current malware programs says the site is dangerous. Either it is true or they are jealous

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A New Free Windows Anti-Malware Suite 10 months 2 weeks ago v.laurie VirusTotal and WOT both give the site a clean grade. view
A New Free Windows Anti-Malware Suite 10 months 2 weeks ago Remah It's hard to know how good the antivirus is without trying it. But Tencent Holdings is in the top ten Internet companies and might still be bigger (by market capitalization) than FaceBook. They have many products and own some big software and sites like the largest online game, League of Legends. On the one hand, they've had a lot of success copying products and services that already exist. Yet they seem to have some positive features like a link on their website for reporting illegal behavior by their corporations. The Qihoo 360IS antivirus, based on the BitDefender engine, was also "a new and unknown "security" program based out of China". It has turned out to be a success and a good product. In China, the Chinese version has helped Qihoo to gain market share from Baidu and other large Chinese sites so those competitors are also producing anti-virus products. I'm not sure if that is why Tencent now have an English-language antivirus but they're likely to make a better job of it than the mediocre Baidu antivirus which also uses the Avira engine. view
A New Free Windows Anti-Malware Suite 10 months 2 weeks ago v.laurie Thanks for the information, Remah. view
A New Free Windows Anti-Malware Suite 10 months 2 weeks ago Remah I had a look at the AV-Comparatives reports including the 2014 summary and Tencent performs well but I'd be wary of any antivirus that doesn't participate in the malware removal test. Neither Tencent, Qihoo or Baidu did but they ranked Qihoo ***, Tencent and Bauidu get * or ** in the real-world tests, which gives some idea of their relative performance. For they year past, 2014, AV-Comparatives considered BitDefender the winner (Kaspersky performed as well if not better but AV-Comparative share it around). This reflects well on Qihoo 360is which uses the same engine. view
A New Free Windows Anti-Malware Suite 10 months 2 weeks ago George.J Hopefully the readers just don't take these tests as their bible because certain test results differs from system to system. If they are having an average system with around 1GB RAM, then going with the top 2 choices (BitDefender, Kaspersky) for Performance, they will be surprised to see that they are the heaviest. They are nowhere in the league of ESET. Moreover BitDefender is known for False positives/bugs both from my own testing and the folks at Malwaretips. Not saying that AV-C is wrong, it depends on the virus samples that you test a product with, or do we have something fishy going on. Time will tell. view
A New Free Windows Anti-Malware Suite 10 months 2 weeks ago SwanKnight

I tried to download it but I got a warning as well: http://i.imgur.com/nnBwb4z.png

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A New Free Windows Anti-Malware Suite 10 months 2 weeks ago MidnightCowboy Browsing aids often give false positives. Instead, it is better to check sites with a range of specialist tools. MC - Site Manager. https://www.virustotal.com/en/url/a910da80c256124abc573c952dccfc77b61c03... http://www.urlvoid.com/scan/pcmgr-global.com/ http://zulu.zscaler.com/submission/show/b5eadcfc5965b7dda117b5a184f45436... view
A New Free Windows Anti-Malware Suite 10 months 2 weeks ago SwanKnight

Yeah, I thought so but I figured I'd report it here and confirm rather than ignore it.

I'll give a try later on my VM, thanks.

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A New Free Windows Anti-Malware Suite 10 months 1 week ago snakyjake

How much can "security" suites from China be trusted?

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A New Free Windows Anti-Malware Suite 10 months 1 week ago pecarroll

Sorry, anything computer-wise, especially in the area of safety, that's made in China or Russia is off limits. Don't care if every single techie group says its okay, I don't trust those countries and their abilities to "backdoor".

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A New Free Windows Anti-Malware Suite 10 months 1 week ago KetchupKid

Amen to that!

And if my own USA government is secretly behind any other similar software, I wouldn't trust that any more than the Chinese and Ruskies. But we don't really know, do we? Nope. :/

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A New Free Windows Anti-Malware Suite 10 months 1 week ago papavonschoen

Thank you sir! These appear to be very useful sites.

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A New Free Windows Anti-Malware Suite 10 months 1 week ago Fairportfan

Kroger's iWireless prepaid mobile phone service sells Coolpad phones, made in China - which have been proven to have a backdoor that reports to command & cotrol servers in China.

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A New Free Windows Anti-Malware Suite 10 months 1 week ago SwanKnight

If you're THAT paranoid, then what are you doing on the internet? I mean, then you might as well unplug your PC and throw away your cell phone. (no sarcasm intended)

There's nothing to guarantee that security software made by other countries is any better/safer and if you can't trust "every single techie group", then who can you trust to provide you with relevant information about the products you're interested in?

It's not possible to rely solely on your own judgement, no matter how skilled you are. This is true for anything, not just software.

I realize this off-topic and I'm probably adding fuel to the fire, but it's a good read in my opinion.

https://medium.com/message/everything-is-broken-81e5f33a24e1

I know that your paranoia is probably not entirely unjustified but I think in the end, it does you more harm than good.

Just my two cents.

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A New Free Windows Anti-Malware Suite 10 months 1 week ago MidnightCowboy Just to remind potential posters here that this article is about "A New Free Windows Anti-Malware Suite", and any comments not related to exactly that will be deleted, as will anything remotely racist. :) MC - Site Manager. view
A New Free Windows Anti-Malware Suite 10 months 1 week ago SoftwareBabe

What do you define as RACIST? If we find out that a particular nation offers bad code that will destroy your PC, is that considered RACIST? Just curious as to what your idea of RACISM is.

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A New Free Windows Anti-Malware Suite 10 months 1 week ago SoftwareBabe

I was always taught, IF IN DOUBT, DON'T. I think that holds particularly true FOR ALL SOFTWARE. Yes, you can go out and check the false-positive, but as a Software Engineer myself, A GOOD ENGINEER will test for those false/positives before offering it to the public. Just saying. So, I finally decided that whenever I get a false-positive, I UNINSTALL IT IMMEDIATELY AND MOVE ON. The software industry is saturated with GREAT FREEWARE that does NOT offer false/positives. And. another rule I have is to NEVER download ANY foreign software.

Just sayin'..........

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A New Free Windows Anti-Malware Suite 10 months 1 week ago SoftwareBabe

As an SE for most of my adult life, GOOD SOFTWARE does not lie. BAD SOFTWARE does.

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A New Free Windows Anti-Malware Suite 10 months 1 week ago SoftwareBabe

Why are you all wasting your precious time with foreign software when you can get great American software FREE for the asking? I don't understand how anyone can trust foreign software, especially in the political climate we are living in with almost all foreign countries hating America. Unbelievable and gullible Americans.

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A New Free Windows Anti-Malware Suite 10 months 1 week ago alexxx46

Racism is bad, but corruption and hypocrisy are bad as well.

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A New Free Windows Anti-Malware Suite 10 months 1 week ago maynak00

anyone compare with Qihoo 360 Total Security ?
http://www.360totalsecurity.com/en/features/360-total-security/
which is better?

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A New Free Windows Anti-Malware Suite 10 months 1 week ago BAITMAN

FIREFOX SAID TO GET THE HELL OUT OF THERE FAST ...
I THOUGHT GIZMO CHECKED THIS STUFF THOROUGHLY BEFORE SUGGESTING THEM TO US???
VERY DISAPPOINTED!!! :-(

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A New Free Windows Anti-Malware Suite 10 months 1 week ago maynak00

WOT result: https://www.mywot.com/en/scorecard/pcmgr-global.com

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A New Free Windows Anti-Malware Suite 10 months 1 week ago SwanKnight

I'm curious about this as well. I've had a lot of false positives with 360TS as of late, it's been getting annoying.

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A New Free Windows Anti-Malware Suite 10 months 1 week ago LuckyBoy

Regarding FireFox warning to stay away from the 10Cent site, one should know I also get this warning when I access:
My Credit Union
My Bank Login
The United States Post Office (USPS.GOV) and other sites. But whenI tried "known" PUPs site, Firefox did not warn nor complain.

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A New Free Windows Anti-Malware Suite 10 months 1 week ago MidnightCowboy Try reading the other comments first, in particular #121677, before commenting yourself. :) MC - Site Manager. view
A New Free Windows Anti-Malware Suite 9 months 1 week ago MrBrian

Tencent stripped of antivirus rankings for cheating on tests

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A New Release Of My Favourite FTP-Enabled Editor 1 year 4 months ago zdub

RJ TextEd has integrated FTP as well. I moved to this editor years ago when it surpassed PSPad in terms of features (tho' I don't know how it compares today.) Powerful, customizable, frequent updates for bug fixes (few, if any, these days) & enhancements, no bundling of unwanted junk.

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A New Release Of My Favourite FTP-Enabled Editor 1 year 4 months ago atomMan

PSPad has a major shortcoming in that it does not have a true column edit mode - this is a limitation of the edit control that is used

although i like PSPad for it simplicity and UI layout, it has not been the most stable editor in my experience, nor has RJ TextEd

for me, i'll stick with Notepad++ which uses the very capable and stable Scintilla edit control

also, most any capable code editor has an FTP client, whether it be native or through an extension

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A New Release Of My Favourite FTP-Enabled Editor 1 year 4 months ago ExFiler

During the install using the RAR file, this app tried to install Conduit.

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A New Release Of My Favourite FTP-Enabled Editor 1 year 4 months ago MidnightCowboy We indicate the bundled installer plainly in the article text. MC - Site Manager. view
A New Release Of My Favourite FTP-Enabled Editor 1 year 4 months ago rob.schifreen Unfortunately, RJ TextEd triggers the VirusTotal scanners so I am not able to recommend it. view
A New Release Of My Favourite FTP-Enabled Editor 1 year 4 months ago zdub

Sorry, my other comment was not added as a reply. But please let me know what you scanned that flagged RJ as problematic & I'll notify the author.

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A New Way to Read and Take Notes on the iPad 4 months 2 weeks ago BruceLeeRoy

Besides not being available for Android or Windows tablets, the inability to take handwritten notes goes against all the research that indicates that learning is better enabled than with typing notes. But, cool none the less. Thanks.

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A PDF File Allows Editing in 100% Layout Accuracy 2 years 3 months ago Altinkerer

This article should point out that one needs to install one of the Office programs it recommends BEFORE installing Oracle PDF Import Extension. Otherwise, Oracle will not install. Likewise, for clarity, it would be helpful to list the hyperlinks at the end in the order in which they need to be installed, not the reverse.

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A PDF File Allows Editing in 100% Layout Accuracy 2 years 3 months ago Altinkerer

Be warned, when I downloaded OpenOffice, all the WordPad documents I had saved on my hard drive were automatically converted to OpenOffice. Not exactly what I had in mind! I'm sure there's some default setting I can change to fix this, but I was not presented with this option in the process of downloading OpenOffice.

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A PDF File Allows Editing in 100% Layout Accuracy 2 years 3 months ago Altinkerer

Also, as an aside, "losing" was misspelled as "loosing" in the article.

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A PDF File Allows Editing in 100% Layout Accuracy 2 years 3 months ago Jojo Yee Thanks Altinkerer, the typo has now been fixed. view
A PDF File Allows Editing in 100% Layout Accuracy 2 years 3 months ago Jojo Yee A good comment Altinkerer. I've edited the article and hopefully it's now clearer. view
A PDF File Allows Editing in 100% Layout Accuracy 2 years 3 months ago Altinkerer

Awesome, Jojo! Thanks for being so responsive.

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A PDF File Allows Editing in 100% Layout Accuracy 2 years 3 months ago Altinkerer

I'm not so sure that if I were reading the article for the first time, I would gather from the new sentence, "[w]ith the Oracle PDF Import Extension installed on top of LibreOffice or OpenOffice, it produces a hybrid PDF / ODF file" that a user must have one of these Office programs installed before installing Oracle. I think that that point would seem obscure to me partly because this sentence is focused on trying to make another point--namely, what kind of file is produced; and partly because the term "installed on top of" sounds vague to me, probably simply since I'm not a techie. I guess it just depends on how broad an audience you're trying to reach! I do thank you for being so quickly responsive, though, and marking the Office program links as "Requirements" at the end does help (though I think listing these first would be even clearer). Oh my, I fear that too much editorial blood is coming out in me here...sorry!

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A PDF File Allows Editing in 100% Layout Accuracy 2 years 3 months ago Jojo Yee Agree with you Altinkerer. I've added another paragraph to emphasize what needs to be done with some other minor copy-editing. Hope this improves clarity. BTW, please click here if you're interested in joining us. We welcome all with some editorial blood. :) view
A PDF File Allows Editing in 100% Layout Accuracy 2 years 3 months ago Altinkerer

I just opened up a copy of my Adobe Acrobat-created resume through Oracle PDF Import Extension added onto Apache Open Office, and the formatting came out severely messed up. How disappointing! Is there something else I can do to actually obtain the 100% layout accuracy touted here?

Or, if I were to fix up the resume's formatting in Oracle, and then edit it, is it possible that the formatting would at least stay the same when the resume is opened again in Adobe Reader? I'm trying to be able to edit my resume at home as needed and send it to prospective employers in a form that they'd be able to view perfectly formatted, without my having to buy Adobe Acrobat or MS Word. I only have WordPerfect at home, and usually, that's all I need. I've tried translating the resume all sorts of ways and into various forms, but every time, the formatting seems to get messed up--even from Word Web App to Word.

Is there some better solution?

Also, is there a quick way I can get all my WordPad documents, which automatically converted into OpenOffice Rich Text documents when I downloaded OpenOffice, back into WordPad form again?

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A PDF File Allows Editing in 100% Layout Accuracy 2 years 3 months ago Jojo Yee Q. Is there something else I can do to actually obtain the 100% layout accuracy touted here? A. To create a pdf file that you can edit without losing the layout accuracy, you will need to use OpenOffice or LibreOffice to export the file as PDF as described in this article. A pdf file created by Adobe Acrobat is not a hybrid file. Q. Is it possible that the formatting would at least stay the same when the resume is opened again in Adobe Reader? A. Yes, so long as you edit the source document in OpenOffice and export it as PDF, including the option for creating a hybrid file. Q. I've tried translating the resume all sorts of ways and into various forms, but every time, the formatting seems to get messed up--even from Word Web App to Word. Is there some better solution? A. Unfortunately converting a file from one format to another is always subject to a loss in some features including layouts. This possibly includes saving a file using the same program but in a different version. Keeping only basic formatting in a file helps minimize issues in file compatibility. Q. Is there a quick way I can get all my WordPad documents... back into WordPad form again? A. In fact nothing have been changed except for the file association if I'm not mistaken. When you install OpenOffice, it probably changes your Rich Text documents (RTF) to be associated with it. You can change back the files to be opened with WordPad by default in a few steps below: 1. Right-click an RTF document in Windows Explorer and select "Properties" from the context menu. 2. Click the "Change" button next to "Opens with". 3. Select WordPad from the recommended programs and click OK. view
A PDF File Allows Editing in 100% Layout Accuracy 2 years 3 months ago Altinkerer

Jojo, thanks for the edits. Things are much clearer now. Part of the problem, I think, is that you are explaining something that is inherently quite complicated and confusing. Thanks for your patience! I don't think I have the courage to officially do that kind of editing right now! ;)

Thanks, too, for the timely tips. I would've given up by now without you! I see that I got confused into thinking that "100% layout accuracy" was being promised for any PDF files that one imports into, as well as exports out, of Oracle/Office, rather than only for documents that someone makes from scratch in the latter and then exports. It sounds like another reader or two may also have fallen into that trap; it might not be bad to emphasize this distinction in the article. Unfortunately, "keeping only basic formatting in a file" is something that I just can't afford to do with a resume, in which looks count for so much. Otherwise, I would just make an RTF version and call it a day!

Anyway, I started following the steps listed for creating a hybrid file, but the "Create Hybrid File" did not come up in the PDF Options window. I know that Oracle PDF Extension is installed on my system, because it is listed in the Extensions Manager of OpenOffice. Could you please tell me how can I get this tick box to show up?

Also, this is confusing to me: "If the PDF file is exported from LibreOffice/OpenOffice Writer, it opens directly in Writer." In other words, if the file is exported out of the location, it winds up right back in there? I guess what you're saying is the PDF version goes out and the ODF version comes in. Is that right?

It seems hard to believe that documents imported from Adobe into Writer/Oracle can become mangled in their formatting, but not the reverse. Anyway, I will try and see for myself, if I can get through the "Create Hybrid File" problem. Thanks!

P.S. Too bad that some of the formatting features I would want the most in OpenOffice are grayed out--I guess because I'm using the freebie version. It's easier for Oracle to promise "100% layout accuracy" when there are minimal layout features available in the program it supports! However, note to the wise: I was able to get horizontal lines for my resume in OpenOffice by copying them from my Adobe Reader version and then doing a lot of hand tweaking.

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A PDF File Allows Editing in 100% Layout Accuracy 2 years 3 months ago Jojo Yee While LibreOffice still keeps this line "Create hybrid file", I note that OpenOffice has now changed it to "Embed this document inside the PDF". They still work the same. Give that option a try. "If the PDF file is exported from LibreOffice/OpenOffice Writer, it opens directly in Writer." In other words, LibreOffice or OpenOffice opens up a hybrid file like it does the normal odt file for editing. When this file is exported as pdf, the odt file is embeded into a pdf file. Hope this helps. view
A PDF File Allows Editing in 100% Layout Accuracy 2 years 3 months ago Altinkerer

By gum, I think I got it! I created a file with this extension/suite using a bunch of varied formatting including lines, bolding, different font sizes, and bulletted items, saved it in the way you described, and was able to open it unchanged in Adobe Reader. The one thing I realized (which I guess should have been obvious to me from the start) is that one must export it this way each time directly prior to its being opened in another PDF reader. That is, it's not enough to go through these steps once and then just save from on, expecting the program to continue saving all the new material you create in hybrid form.

I think my main confusion with the concept "If the PDF file is exported from LibreOffice/OpenOffice Writer, it opens directly in Writer" is that to me, the term "export" means that something is sent out, whereas in this case, the "exported" file is just being converted into a different form and then reappears in exactly the same place that it came from originally. But I guess that's the software's terminology problem, not yours. Or maybe I'm being too much of a narrow-minded literalist!

Anyway, having achieved victory, I can overlook the weird sideline confusions. On to creating some targeted resumes...and the next step: employment!

Thanks,

Altinkerer

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A PDF File Allows Editing in 100% Layout Accuracy 2 years 3 months ago Jojo Yee Good to hear that it now works for you Altinkerer. view
A PDF File Allows Editing in 100% Layout Accuracy 2 years 3 months ago Himagain

Equally as valuable as the great reviews we get here is the personal support of the Editors themselves in clarifying any misunderstood points.
All of which is topped off by the intelligent friendly commenters to found here as well.

I've just downloaded Foxit and PDFX from the great reviews - will play with both(do like the idea of ocr conversion, I must say!)

THEN found this review!
Like most intelligent, good looking people, I am trying to escape Windoze and have dicovered Libre OpenOffice recently AND its amazing built-in PDF capabilties, all for the same price - FREE!

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A PDF File Allows Editing in 100% Layout Accuracy 2 years 2 months ago Altinkerer

I finally followed through your instructions for changing my WordPad docs that became associated with OpenOffice, back into WordPad-associated files. I was just curious why you suggested opening one of these RTF documents in Windows Explorer. Instead, I simply right-clicked on one of the documents (not "in Explorer"--I don't even know what this means or how one would do it) and then followed the rest of the procedures you mentioned, after which all my RTF docs changed back into WordPad.

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A PDF Reader That's Portable And 20 Times Smaller Than Adobe's 3 months 3 weeks ago J_L

With browsers supporting PDF's, and a similarly simple PDF viewer built-in on Windows 8+, I don't really see the need to even look for an alternative of Adobe Reader anymore.

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A PDF Reader That's Portable And 20 Times Smaller Than Adobe's 3 months 3 weeks ago pvilan

Excuse me J_L but the reason is simple: most of Windows users are still running Windows 7 (as me), for well known reasons.
And I have been using Sumatra for years.
Peter

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A PDF Reader That's Portable And 20 Times Smaller Than Adobe's 3 months 3 weeks ago Anupam

I don't use built-in pdf reader in the browsers. In fact, I turn it off from about: config in Firefox. I like it better to download the pdf file, and then read it on my computer. I use PdfXchange Editor.

Different people have different choices.

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A PDF Reader That's Portable And 20 Times Smaller Than Adobe's 3 months 3 weeks ago crosseyedlemon

Back in October 2013 over 150 million Adobe accounts were breached and their reputation has never really recovered from that. Add the problems they have had with their flash player and you can see why just about any other alternative to Adobe is probably a better choice. I've been using the PDF Xchange editor for the past couple of years with no complaints.

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A PDF Reader That's Portable And 20 Times Smaller Than Adobe's 3 months 3 weeks ago CASD

I've been using the adobe more because of the cloud, it lets me read books on my cell, If anyone knows of a another cloud PDF service let me know.

Chris

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A PDF Reader That's Portable And 20 Times Smaller Than Adobe's 3 months 3 weeks ago oblivion

Sumatra is also (helpfully) not subject to the sort of exploits that have occasionally plagued Acrobat users. And I can confirm that it runs perfectly on every version of Windows I've tried it on -- XP, Vista, 7, 8 and 10. It hasn't changed in a year, which might be a small cause for concern, but it remains an excellent product and one I cheerfully use and recommend.

Removing the PDF browser plugin and instead using Open with... for PDF documents works for me too :)

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A PDF Reader That's Portable And 20 Times Smaller Than Adobe's 3 months 3 weeks ago MendozaJJ

Chris, you can download MoonReader from Google Play and read pdf files stored in Dropbox or in Google Drive.

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A PDF Reader That's Portable And 20 Times Smaller Than Adobe's 3 months 3 weeks ago vpz

one more big plus: Sumatra can read djvu, xps, epub, chm, mobi....

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A PDF Reader That's Portable And 20 Times Smaller Than Adobe's 3 months 3 weeks ago sicknero

One thing I've always liked about Sumatra is that it lets you rename and delete pdfs while they are open. This does wonders for one's workflow when working with a large number of files.

Also as previously mentioned, it makes a decent ebook reader too.

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A PDF Reader That's Portable And 20 Times Smaller Than Adobe's 3 months 3 weeks ago Jorpho

There is, unfortunately, one trivial feature of Adobe Reader that doesn't seem to have been duplicated elsewhere yet: When you view the entire page, the scroll button will scroll one page at a time. For some baffling reason Sumatra and PDF X-Change both insist on smoothly scrolling, as if you'd ever want to have a giant page break smack dab in the middle of the screen.

(Foxit Reader is hardly worth mentioning anymore. It's getting just as bloated and obnoxious as Adobe.)

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A PDF Reader That's Portable And 20 Times Smaller Than Adobe's 3 months 3 weeks ago gruff

You can go into View and unclick Show Pages Continuously. Then it will scroll page by page.

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A PDF Reader That's Portable And 20 Times Smaller Than Adobe's 3 months 3 weeks ago wg1995

Does this application also serve as a virtual printer for files, converting them to pdf in process?

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A PDF Reader That's Portable And 20 Times Smaller Than Adobe's 3 months 3 weeks ago neilbt

As a mostly Ubuntu user, when i do use Windows i just use the Gnome Evince document viewer there as well.

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A PDF Reader That's Portable And 20 Times Smaller Than Adobe's 3 months 2 weeks ago AJNorth

Sumatra 3.1 has been released (2015.10.24).

Changelog:

* 64-bit builds.

* All documents are restored at startup if a window with multiple tabs is closed (or if closing happened through File -> Exit); this can be disabled through the RestoreSession advanced setting.

* Printing happens (again) always as image which leads to more reliable results at the cost of requiring more printer memory; the "Print as Image" advanced printing option has been removed.

* Scrolling with touchpad (e.g. on Surface Pro) now works.

* Many crash and other bug fixes.

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A Private Social Network For You And 11 Friends 5 months 5 days ago bernardz

11 people is probably too little for a social network even of a close family, however, what it may be good for is for a small organization of less than 11 people.

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A Private Social Network For You And 11 Friends 5 months 6 days ago crosseyedlemon

It's clearly designed for a business environment Bern but I suspect Rob intends to use it for a fantasy football league he has setup with the other Gizmo staffers. Notice also that the word start precedes free....which leads me to believe there is a surprise waiting for users after maybe a month using this.

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A Puzzle A Day Keeps the Doctor Away 1 month 3 days ago crosseyedlemon

I have meds to improve my memory....but I keep forgetting to take them.

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A Puzzle A Day Keeps the Doctor Away 1 month 1 day ago Rick Grunwald

I maintain lists where you can get free jigsaw puzzles. Free so help yourself
Would you like jigsaw puzzles in your inbox?
Main List
http://mail.grunwalds.com/mailman/listinfo/jigsaw-puzzles-for-all_grunwalds.com
Yahoo
https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/Jigsaw-Puzzles-for-All/info
Facebook
https://www.facebook.com/
Jigsaw.Puzzles.for.All
https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/Jigsaw-Puzzles-for-All/info
Google
https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/jigsaw-puzzles-for-all
All the puzzles for download
http://bit.ly/PUGCUf

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A Puzzle A Day Keeps the Doctor Away 1 month 1 day ago Catsup22

Nothing for Windows 7? Is that happening now, where publishers are creating apps so high tech that they won't run on Windows 7 or earlier? That is not good. Nice article though, and thanks for putting it out there for us. Just too bad the puzzles aren't for wider use.

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A Puzzle A Day Keeps the Doctor Away 1 month 1 day ago Catsup22

Thanks for the info!

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A Puzzle A Day Keeps the Doctor Away 1 month 1 day ago Catsup22

The grunwalds site has a broken "subscribe" function.

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A Puzzle A Day Keeps the Doctor Away 1 month 1 day ago Rick Grunwald

I just sent you a PM - the site is working as of now
http://mail.grunwalds.com/mailman/listinfo/jigsaw-puzzles-for-all_grunwalds.com

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A Puzzle A Day Keeps the Doctor Away 1 month 8 hours ago Catsup22

okay - thanks. I'll check it out.

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