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How to convert PDFs to Word (and other formats)

While the PDF file format is a great tool for sharing documents, sometimes you need to use the text. Here are two ways to get text out of a PDF and into your word processor.

Easier ways to read files on the go

Want to read your own documents on the iPad or iPhone? Convert them to the ePub format and you can view them (complete with formatting and links) in the iBooks app.

Adobe CreatePDF comes to iOS devices

Adobe, the company responsible for bringing PDFs to the desktop computing masses, has launched an app that lets users create documents in the format on their iOS device.

Apple releases iOS updates to fix PDF vulnerabilities

Apple on Friday released updates for all its iOS devices to eliminate a PDF vulnerability first brought to its attention by the German government.

The Macalope Daily: Cutting off your face to spite your nose

iOS has a bug that gives a ZDNet blogger ants in his pants.

Mozilla to add built-in PDF viewer to Firefox

Mozilla is working on a project that will add PDF rendering to Firefox using HTML5 and JavaScript, eliminating the need for users to run Adobe's own plug-in.

Adobe patches second Flash zero-day in 9 days

For the second time in nine days, Adobe patched a critical vulnerability in Flash Player that hackers were already exploiting.

Automate slimming and sending PDF files

A reader would like to not only slim down his PDF files, but also e-mail them to his clients. With Automator it can be a one-step process.

Open two instances of one PDF in Preview

Need to see a single Preview document in two windows at the same time--maybe to compare different pages? Here's a simple way to do it.

Noterize for iPad

It may lack the flash and capabilities of some competitors, but this combined note taking and document annotation app for the iPad is stable and reliable.