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Copy Before Submitting Web Forms

Filling in Web forms (like the one used to submit this tip) can be a bit of a gamble - you put in your pearls of wisdom, perhaps only to lose them all if the Web page flakes out or the browser crashes. Instead of losing all your text, "save" it by pressing Command-A to select all and then Command-C to copy the selected text to the clipboard. Do this periodically as you type and before you click Submit, and you may "save" yourself from a lot of frustration. It takes just a second to do, and the first time you need to rely on it to paste back in lost text, you'll feel smart.

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DealBITS Drawing: PDFpen 3.0

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I do a lot of work with massaging PDF files these days, and while I can't escape using Adobe's Acrobat Professional for certain tasks, I find that I prefer SmileOnMyMac's PDFpen for many activities, such as moving pages around when preparing print-on-demand versions of our Take Control ebooks, deleting pages to make Take Control samples, adding text to pages to make class copies, and so on. (For those who want to create PDF-based interactive forms, SmileOnMyMac offers PDFpenPro, which is otherwise identical, though nearly twice as expensive.) New features in PDFpen 3.0 include support for replacing text in original PDFs; moving, resizing, copying, and deleting images; copying and pasting rich text; and selecting and copying text across columns. If you work with PDF, it's an absolutely worthwhile tool.

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