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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.

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Australian-developed Nitro Reader 3 remains our favourite tool for working with PDFs: it's free, it lets you edit and sign PDF files, and it works far better and less intrusively than Adobe's Reader. Version 3 has just been released and adds several cool features, including auto-saving when you edit files and smart alignment of text when you are filling in scanned forms.

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One of the handiest features of Word 2013 is that it can now open and edit PDF files. Word has long been able to save into PDF format, but the ability to edit PDF files is a welcome addition to its arsenal.

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iPad: The iPad is by definition a touchscreen device, but there are times you want to use it but don't want to dirty up the display with your greasy fingers. MagicReader lets you read your PDFs and turn the pages by just moving your head so you don't have to use your hands at all.

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This infographic reminds us that Portable Document Format (PDF) remains a massively way of sharing documents, with more than 94 per cent of people having some familiarity with the format. While the figures are based on a US survey, I'd expect similar numbers in Australia.

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Getting ready to travel can be a pain because there's so much to remember. You have to pack, get a ride, figure out when to leave, prepare your itinerary, have your identification ready, and a lot more. To help you avoid the almost inevitable memory loss that comes with holiday preparation, we've put together a printable checklist to ensure you're ready to go.

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Dear Lifehacker, I'm trying to find software that could be used in conjunction with Dropbox or other features to allow people to put a signature on a document and email it back or otherwise. I'm trying to cut back on paper and hug some trees! Any suggestions? Thanks, Signing Up

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You probably don't need to look any further than your own desk to realise that the oft-discussed vision of a paperless office hasn't happened yet. This infographic highlights survey results that suggest we might be getting closer to that vision.

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Linux has quite a few PDF readers available, but Okular stands out as the best of the bunch, due to its ability to comment on, highlight, and otherwise annotate PDFs.

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iOS: Amazon just updated its iPhone and iPad apps in a big way: You can now send documents to your iOS device via a new Send-to-Kindle email address, including PDFs. There's a new layout too for viewing books, newsstand, and docs.

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Making your own books can be a great way to create a customised gift, or a tool to preserve online content, your own work, or anything else you want a physical copy of. It might seem a little daunting at first, but we'll guide you through the process of laying out your pages, printing, and binding.