How do you split the pages in half? If you had a PDF and you wanted to split the pages each in half and have twice as many half dimensioned pages how would you do it… Sadly the answer is perhaps to print the pdf to file with crazy print options. AFAIK there is no functionality in Adobe Acrobat Pro that lets me cut off the bottom half of each page and move it to a new page just below that one for each page. WHY would I/you ever want to do this…. well the PDF reader I have was being real lame about what it wanted to do so I had to feed it a gourmet PDF. Because I wanted to read the document in landscape mode… I had to rotate the PDF in an editor… but I also only wanted each half a page to be a page. DOES ANY OF THIS MAKE SENSE!!!! formatting PDFs for a specific screen size is a pain! But who wants to scroll? So it must be done. Text layout jams and flow are still related to the size of the medium. I know there are technologies that are suppose to be agnostic of that but there will always be things like diagrams or graphs that have to contain a certain amount of detail.. or lack of detail which is sort of up to geometry a little bit. Panning / scrolling makes me want to vomit a little less that zooming way out so that the whole figure is visible but without the detail. In the mean time I’ll be wasting time trimming, rotating, and gutting PDFs like the rotten fish of a medium they are.
Archive for July, 2010
I was trying to to a quick add of a repeating event. After a bunch of trial and error, SUCCESS!!
I think the toughest thing to figure out was that the event will not repeat if you do the quick add and do create event without first clicking edit event details.
In other words if you want the event to repeat … you must click edit event details.
Which is to say even if you enter the syntax exactly right the event will not repeat! Am I carzy?
My test string:
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