Journalism Technology Toolbox | Clean, Analyse & Visualize Data

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As you may know, we’ve started up the first annual Investintech – CAJ Data Journalism scholarship, and we wanted to take a moment to focus on you, the student, who may be interested in applying.

The scholarship is aimed at helping students develop strong storytelling chops and the data skills to back it up, now a common expectation in the journalism industry. 

As a student, you can expect to come up against a number of challenges as you embark on your career, not only financially, but also technically.

The storytelling tools you need come in all shapes and forms. Thus, if you’re just getting your feet wet as a student journalist, we’ve put together a few tip offs on some tools you can expect to encounter in your career as a journalist, and where they may help you out the most.

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How To Annotate and Review PDF Files

Annotating and reviewing PDF content

Dealing with PDF documents for business, research or academic purposes requires different types of reading and reviewing. In most cases, it also requires interacting with the text, namely marking up text, highlighting passages or underlining important points.

For instance, with business documents, you can come across company content such as business contracts or departmental information you’d need to collaborate amongst your colleagues. 

Highlighting text and writing short summaries in the margins for academic and school readings is a regular habit that can’t be avoided while studying. 

Moreover, heavy research would normally require that you mark up, cross-reference or make notes on significant data or statistics 

Now that most documents are digital, though, how do you do all of that electronically? 

We’ll show you how you can fully annotate your PDF using Able2Extract PDF Converter and Editor in all three of the above instance, putting this feature into context for you.

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How RPA Can Help Businesses With PDF Workflows?

Automating PDF tasks with Robotic Process Automation

You constantly hear about robots and AI taking over the workforce, and it isn’t any surprise. With digital workflows becoming more common, companies are looking to create “digital workforces” to perform the manual and repetitive tasks, faster and more accurately.

As a way to cut costs while scaling up, businesses are exploring their business automation options, and are gravitating towards Robotic Process Automation (RPA)

What is it and how can it help businesses with digital and document workflows? 

Below, we take a look at RPA technology, what it does for businesses, and how you can start automating PDF tasks on a small scale.

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How A PDF Suite Can Help Your Startup Run Smoothly

document management for startups

There are a number of things we all wish we could do better. When you’re a one-person team who’s trying to launch a startup, you need all the help you can get to be more efficient, more effective and do things better.

To that end, you can’t underestimate the value of a good, well-oiled, well-organized document management system. In addition to personality and grit, the tools you have at your disposal that will determine how well you can accomplish the multiple day to day digital document tasks.

Tools can fill those gaps as you start scaling up, and, as a bonus, those same tools can even help your future employees establish an official workflow. Though you may not think it, just having a tool like a desktop PDF converter can help kick start your digital document system into gear after its all mapped out.

Here’s how a professional PDF suite like Able2Extract can help a budding startup run more smoothly.

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Convert, Create & Edit PDF In Virtual Desktop Environments

Work with PDF in virtual desktop environments.

No one would argue that having the right software and utilities allows you to function at a high level. However, the only issue is that sometimes not all the software and utilities you normally use are available in a way that is cost effective, secure, and scalable for multiple users.

You already know that Able2Extract Professional is first widely known for its existing individual desktop installation.

Secondly, there’s also a server version of the software that offers more flexibility for large corporations, and thirdly, there are SDK versions which developer-oriented users can easily implement.

However, if you’re looking for a more convenient way of using Able2Extract Professional that falls in between a desktop installation and multi-user environment, we have a fourth solution for you.

We’re talking about a solution that works with virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) systems, or what you may refer to more commonly as virtual desktop environments (VDE).

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