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Ask LH: How Can I Get Multiple People To Sign Electronic Documents?

Dear Lifehacker, My company has work-from-home employees, directors and contractors spread throughout Australia. When we have a document that requires multiple signatures, I ask each person to sign, scan and email their own copy back to me. Common sense would suggest that the collection of each of these individually signed (but otherwise identical) documents equals one fully signed document. But what does the law say about this, if anything? And is there a better way to do this? Thanks, Signing Off


Use The Word Web App As A PDF Viewer

Microsoft has updated the web version of Word to include a built-in PDF viewer. Any PDF files from your email or stored on SkyDrive can be viewed directly within the app, or the text extracted into a new Word document for editing.


Skitch Adds New Stamps For Instant Feedback And PDF Annotation

Mac/iOS: Evernote’s simple image annotation tool, Skitch, received an update today. It adds two new annotation features that make it easier to quickly provide feedback.


Use Google Cloud Print To Quickly Save Files As PDFs On Your Mobile Devices

Chrome: Google Cloud Print is an under-rated, yet awesome service that lets you print wirelessly and remotely to any printer. Beyond creating paper printouts, Cloud Print is also an awesome tool for sending content to remote devices, saving them as PDFs.


Batch Convert Word To PDF With PowerShell

Word can save documents directly to PDF format, but what if you want to convert multiple files simultaneously? They Hey, Scripting Guy! blog outlines how you can perform batch conversions using PowerShell to drive Microsoft Word. Check the post for the details. [Hey, Scripting Guy!]


Firefox Finally Adds A Built-in PDF Viewer With The Latest Update

Firefox users, the wait is finally over. Now you can read PDFs in the browser without needing a plugin. Firefox 19 also adds startup performance improvements, new features for developers and the usual bug fixes.


Dropbox For iOS Improves PDF Viewing And Adds Push Notifications

iOS: Dropbox has just released an update with significant improvements to the way you view PDFs. It also now has a new option to enable push notifications when someone shares a file with you.


Nitro PDF Reader Upgrades To 3.5, Pro Version Hits 8.5

We’ve never been fans of Adobe’s bloated and risky Reader for viewing PDFs. If you want to examine and edit PDFs, Australian-developed Nitro Reader remains our favourite. Version 3.5 of the free Reader product adds support for reading XML Forms Architecture (XFA) documents and incorporates various performance fixes, while the full-blown Nitro Pro package jumps to version 8.5 and adds the ability to convert files into PowerPoint format.


Can Dungeons & Dragons And PDFs Co-Exist?

Last week’s news that Wizards Of The Coast would make classic editions and modules for Dungeons And Dragons available for download had me initially excited; I love classic AD&D/D&D. Then I remembered. I still have all that stuff in physical form! How do the PDF versions compare?


Signature Signs PDFs Via Your Trackpad, Stores Them For Later Use

OS X: Need to sign a PDF but don’t have a pen? If you’ve got signature, you can use your finger and multitouch trackpad to sign it digitally.