How to Set Slim PDF Reader as Your Default PDF Viewer

Set Slim PDF to always open PDF files by default

When working digitally with PDFs, you no doubt develop your own workflow and habits. From the files you open, to the tasks you perform to the software you use.

As a proficient computer user, you may be used to double-clicking a file and simply having it open as needed in the software you need instantly.

However, being able to do so first requires that you have your favorite software of choice set up to open the associated file format by default. If you don’t have a default program set up, you’re left to select the software you want to use each and every time. Fortunately, this is easy to fix.

For those of you who already use Slim PDF Reader and haven’t set it as a default yet, we’ll walk you through the process.

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How To Batch Create PDF On Windows 10 Using The Able2Extract Virtual Printer

 

windows 10 PDF tip

Creating PDFs with Able2Extract has always been a time saver. You simply open your file, add your security adjustments, and let the software do all the work. Even more convenient is the ability to use the Print functionality of the application you’re using to create those PDFs directly or to reprint already existing PDFs.

Well, what if we could make the process even easier than that?

Sure, the PDF creation feature makes turning your documents to PDFs easy with a single click, but if you need to create or reprint a number of PDFs, your job can easily grind to a halt.  

With Able2Extract, we’ve got a nifty little shortcut for Windows 10 that does away with even opening the application to generate or reprint your PDF.  That’s right. This tip lets you use the virtual printer and Windows Explorer to kick-start the process. All you need is a few settings in place.  

We show you how to set it up step by step. Take a look!

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How To Convert Any File To Excel

Analyzing data with Excel

In the world of digital file formats, conversion is always a necessity. There are times when you don’t always have the right format for a certain task or assignment.

But the good news is that you can always get your content formatted properly, whether you’re converting from YouTube to MP4, PNG to JPG or PDF to Excel.

There’s only one obstacle. When converting from one format to another, sometimes your content isn’t in a format from which your document converter can extract the data. And this is especially true with PDF converters. What happens when the tables you need aren’t within a PDF file?

You can have tabular data that’s in MS Word or PowerPoint, for example. After all, there’s no rule on where you’ll find your data!

Naturally, the most common solution people have is to convert that file to a PDF, so that they can convert that resulting PDF to the format they need. But that extra step that wastes so much time, and even more so if you don’t have a tool that can create PDFs on hand. You have to search online or even download free software to create a PDF first.

Believe it or not, there’s a shortcut that allows you to convert non-PDF content to Excel. 

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How to Get Rid of Headers and Footers in PDF Tables

Headers and Footers in PDF Tables

Being able to convert a PDF document without issue is rare if you don’t have the right tools. When performing full document conversions, for instance, the idea is to get everything converted in one sitting. More often than not though, those PDFs can contain long PDF tables.

Now, you can have as many PDF tools as you want that will handle a full document conversion without choking on it, but what they won’t do is give you the ability to deal with the smaller details.

What are we talking about? Headers and footers.

These headers and footers unfortunately get included with full document conversions. Consequently, when you convert the whole document, your converted results get cluttered with them popping up in between the tabular data you want. This means some post-conversion clean up in Microsoft Excel, which we all know is a waste of time.

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How To Start A Social Media Calendar For Your Business

Tips for creating a social media content calendar

If a company isn’t active on Facebook, Twitter or Linkedin does it really exist? Probably not. Joking aside, having a social media presence is of the utmost importance in today’s business world, no doubt about it.

All the major business players use various social channels to distinguish themselves from the vast amount of competition. The same goes for anyone trying to start and establish a brand, whether you want to make a living out of your hobby on YouTube or are a freelancer trying to promote your work and services on LinkedIn.

Furthermore, a properly executed social media campaign can significantly boost your business’ performance and revenue. Emphasis on the properly executed part. In order to get the results you want, you have to be creative, come up with clever social media posts and execute them in time.

Sounds good, but there’s one issue: How to keep your ideas and posts organized without losing track of everything?

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