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August 17, 2011 7:40 PM   Subscribe

Sciweavers' free online productivity tools include an international virtual keyboard, OCR, image format conversion, and just about every manner of PDF manipulation imaginable.
posted by Trurl (17 comments total) 134 users marked this as a favorite

 
Bookmarked!
posted by odinsdream at 7:43 PM on August 17, 2011


Wow, totally excellent! Thanks for the link.
posted by jasper411 at 7:55 PM on August 17, 2011


These free online productivity tools will ensure that I never get anything done again. PERFECT.
posted by louche mustachio at 8:31 PM on August 17, 2011 [2 favorites]


How have I missed this? Bookmarked!
posted by drhydro at 8:34 PM on August 17, 2011


That's amazingly excellent!
posted by wlai at 8:46 PM on August 17, 2011


Previously (though I hadn't noticed they did anything beyond the LaTeX Editor til this post).
posted by BungaDunga at 9:40 PM on August 17, 2011


Wow, it also has a formula creator...

Thanks!
posted by mitrieD at 9:46 PM on August 17, 2011


This is amazing. Thank you, thank you, thank you!
posted by tickingclock at 10:44 PM on August 17, 2011


Thanks, I'd never heard of this either but it looks very useful.
posted by joannemullen at 12:23 AM on August 18, 2011


The PDF2X tool mentions converting to something called "Burst Pages"; I have the vague impression this has something to do with concatenating text, but I've never heard of Burst Pages before. Anybody have a clue for me?

I'd love to find a utility to convert multiple scanned pages (images) in a PDF to a continuous stream of text; a multi-page OCR. As far as I can tell, Acrobat's OCR functionality only converts one page/image at a time...
posted by amtho at 2:00 AM on August 18, 2011


amtho: I don't think that does what you're seeking.

"Burst" just decomposes a multi-page pdf file into individual pdf files (one per page).
posted by pjm at 2:35 AM on August 18, 2011


Brilliant. Thanks, Trurl. Bookmarked indeed.
posted by Splunge at 4:06 AM on August 18, 2011


Oh, I was hoping that Burst would take a pdf of a photocopy of a book, 2-pages-to-a-page, and cut each page in half, so that each page of the pdf represents a page of the book. They still haven't figured that one out? Sigh.
posted by Casuistry at 4:49 AM on August 18, 2011


For bursting functions, I've had good experience using a unix tool called pdftk to do this. I use it now with a web script to break apart pdf documents into individual pages keyed to a unique id. It may be worth looking into that tool if you need to perform some of these operations local to your network.
posted by dgran at 7:12 AM on August 18, 2011


"online productivity tools"

Isn't that an oxymoron?
posted by Twang at 9:11 AM on August 18, 2011


Casuistry: "Oh, I was hoping that Burst would take a pdf of a photocopy of a book, 2-pages-to-a-page, and cut each page in half, so that each page of the pdf represents a page of the book. They still haven't figured that one out? Sigh"

So, Briss?
posted by Memo at 11:34 AM on August 18, 2011


This is a great resource. Thank you very much.
posted by joz1 at 12:17 PM on August 23, 2011


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