PDFpen Tip: Compilations Made Simple

Philip Blog, PDFpen Tips, TextExpander Tips

We got this email from BJ Strass, the publisher of Scooter Rider: I finally am getting around to letting you know how much PDFpen has helped me out. It has saved me countless hours of reworking and reformatting prior PDFs. I produce a small magazine and after 4 years we decided to offer full year Journals — all the issues …

The Really Big Apple

Philip Blog, Public Appearances

Bob Dylan exhibit at the Morgan, Steve Reich at Carnegie Hall), and a moment of pure geek tourism: visiting the Apple Store on Fifth Avenue. The Apple logo was red in honor of the Project (RED) iPod. The entrance is very groovy, with the whole underground thing. You can take a cylindrical glass elevator car or a glass spiral staircase …

PDFpen Tip: Math Margin Notes

Philip Blog, PDFpen Tips, TextExpander Tips

For a long time I’ve wanted to be able to add math margin notes to a PDF. With OS X’s PDF-based display, this seemed like it should be possible, but Acrobat doesn’t do it. It cannot accept PDFs that are drag/dropped or pasted. I was even considering writing some tool to do it, but I found the way: a combination …

TextExpander Tip: Roll Your Own Site Search

Philip Blog, TextExpander, TextExpander Tips

Organize your abbreviations by context: Ever find a website that doesn’t have a search function? For me that site is Palm Addicts (http://palmaddict.typepad.com). Problem is that I can never remember the URL, and even if I could, that’s a lotta typing. Google will let you restrict their results to a website by adding “site:domain.here” such as “site:palmaddict.typepad.com” to your search …