Create PDF documents easily and for free

PDF is an extremely popular document format, and for good reason. The popular PDF viewer software Adobe Reader is free and widely installed – if you send a PDF document to your customer it will be unusual if they cannot open it on their computer.

If you wish to create PDF documents I invite you to try doPDF, a free PDF converter for both personal and commercial use. You can create PDF documents from Microsoft Word, Excel, Powerpoint and other programs.

To create the PDF document all you have to do is ‘print’ the document – just like printing a document to a physical printer, but instead you will create a PDF document.

The screenshot below demonstrates how easy this is – select Print, choose the ‘doPDF’ printer, and click Ok to create your PDF document.

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Invoiceplace featured customer – Smart Productions

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Smart Productions has been operating for seven years in Australia and has clients around the globe. We produce corporate videos, TV commercials, filming for sporting events, video for the web, business promo DVDs , music video, mobile phone content, travel video and can deliver on a variety of formats. I enjoy the creativity of the media industry and seeing the raw footage come together into the finished product.

It’s a great feeling to finish a project and exceed the clients’ expectations. There were many challenges to overcome, as with most new businesses, like building up a steady client base and the necessary equipment. Invoicing/quoting was also a hassle, until now.

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Clear Blogging book – free chapter available

Bob Walsh at Safari Software has released Clear Blogging – a book for those who are interested to find out what blogs are, what makes them tick and how to go about having a successful blog.

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Clear Blogging sets out to answer in nontechnical terms what blogging has to offer and why and how you should blog. If you’ve never read a blog, but you keep hearing that term on the news, Clear Blogging will show you why blogging has shaken up mainstream media, and how a blogger can end up on CNN.

If you’re just starting to read blogs, Clear Blogging is your native guide to the blogosphere, covering how to get the best, most interesting information with the least amount of time and effort.

The main course of Clear Blogging shows what you stand to gain from blogging, and how you can go from your first post to being welcomed aboard the blogosphere’s A-list.

There is a free sample chapter (“Successful Blogging”) available for download here as a PDF document.

Over one fifth of Australians use Firefox

According to a 2006 survey by Neilsen Net Ratings, over one fifth of Australian internet users use the free Mozilla Firefox web browser.

In a report detailing Australian internet use in 2006, Nielsen reported that Microsoft’s Internet Explorer was still dominant in the market, with 81 per cent. Firefox accounted for 22 per cent of the market, while Apple’s Safari, which shares some open source code with Firefox, was the third most popular at 5 per cent.

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