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Need a Free Online PDF Converter?

September 21, 2006

Well, then, head on over to PDF Online (http://www.pdfonline.com/).  This nifty Web service will convert your file to a PDF and email it to you in no time flat. 

Converting your file to a PDF file will pretty much guarantee that your file will maintain its fonts and formatting no matter what machine it’s viewed on or printed from.   If you’ve ever created a file using Microsoft Works, you probably know the frustration of the person or company to whom you’re sending your file not being able to open it.  Converting it to a PDF solves that issue and gives your document a more polished and professional feel, too.  Just about everyone has Adobe Acrobat Reader, and if they don’t, it’s available for free from Adobe.com.

PDF Online will convert your DOC, PPT, XLS, JPG, GIF, TIFF, RTF, PPS, HTML, BMP, PNG, EMF, TXT and PUB files formats for free.  Your file cannot be larger than 2 MB. 

I converted a 75 kb Word document (about 13 pages) using PDF Online and the file was in my mailbox in less than 30 seconds.  I was quite impressed.  Because there’s no software to download and install, you can convert a file to a PDF pretty much anywhere you have an Internet connection. 

Happy PDF converting from a random broad.

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Public Rasterbation

September 9, 2006

Have you ever wondered how you could make those cool mosaic (well, mosaic-like) pictures?  You know the ones–a single image spanned over several sheets of paper arranged in such a fashion so that when viewed from afar it looks like one big picture.  Enter The Rasterbator

The Rasterbator allows you enlarge an image so that it can be printed spanning several pages.  This free, online rasterizer is one of the niftier web-based services out there.  With the Rasterbator, you can create ‘posters’ as large as a little over 21 yards, or 20 meters.

The Rasterbator is very easy to use. You can either upload a file from your computer or use any file that is publicly available in the Internet. After you have cropped the image and selected a desired size, the rasterbated image will be sent to you as an easily printable pdf file.

Using The Rasterbator requires that you have Macromedia Flash Player 7 and Adobe Reader(or other pdf viewer).

When you’re configuring your image to be rasterized, you can crop it and enlarge or shrink it to fit a specified number or pages or measurements.  Once your image has been created, pay close attention to the printing instructions–you’ll need to make sure certain printing options are enabled.

The Rasterbator online version is limited to images 1 MB or smaller.  You can, however, download a stand-alone version that allows you to rasterize images regardless of size.  Click here to download the stand-alone version.

Be sure to check out the galleryfor user-submitted pictures of their rasterized images.  There are some pretty spiffy entries, and it’s a great source for ideas, too.

Happy rasterbating from a random broad.

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