Top 8 Tools To Fact Check Your Research

Fact checking online research information

The Internet is everyone’s main source of information. People perform online searches all the time. One disadvantage of the Internet, though, is how easy it is to publish wrong information.

With fake news getting the spotlight in the past few years, we’ve been forced to be even more vigilant about how credible the information we’re reading about or writing on actually is. However, it’s also forcing us as readers to personally take an active part in learning how to read critically and how to do proper research.

The following list of tools (in no particular order) will help you fact-check your online research, whether it be a video, an image or an article. These tools will help you tell the difference between fact and fiction.

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

 

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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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Content Creator’s Toolbox: Top 12 MS Office Productivity Plugins

Productivity has an altogether different meaning today than it did ten years ago, let alone five. It doesn’t mean just getting things done anymore — it means being able to get more complex things done in the same amount of time. This is especially true for content creators.

If you’re a blogger, freelance writer, analyst, presenter or online marketer, then creating content in MS Office is your bread and butter. It requires meeting tight deadlines and turning over projects quickly. Productivity-wise, it means your workflow and tools have to keep up.

One problem, though. The plugins that worked before won’t work effectively now. With the complexity of digital tasks increasing, you need a better list.

That’s why we put together a super collection of 12 productivity plugins for taking your work to the next level.

Note: Using any of these plugins requires an account with MS Office and in some cases an account with the plugin’s website, as well. To install add-ins, click on My Add-ins from the Insert menu. A window will appear that will display your options. Double-clicking an add-in will open it. Or you can click on the arrow next to the button and you can pick one of your recently-used add-ins from there.

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How to Repair PDFs

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Digital files are always susceptible to corruption. PDF documents are no exception. When you try to access a broken or corrupted PDF, it won’t open in your PDF reader but will instead display an error message such as:

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PDF issues can be caused by various reasons such as partial downloading from the Web due to Internet connection failures, power failures and improper shutdowns, incorrect encoding, and virus attacks. PDF creation issues are another common reason for a PDF viewer to return an error message. You usually experience this when you’re trying to open a PDF file created in a non-Adobe environment in Acrobat Reader.

Thankfully, most PDFs will not be corrupted or broken beyond repair. There are some things your can try to repair your PDF files.

Read on to learn the most successful methods for getting access to you seemingly lost PDF data!

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5 Tips on Optimizing your PDFs for Search

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The PDF is the world’s favorite format for sharing documents like reports, studies, survey results, guides and tutorials, manuals and more. As a website owner, you probably want to showcase documents relevant to your business and make them publicly available for download and use.

If you share PDFs on your website, you definitely want people to find them easily. Not just on your website, but through search engines like Google as well. For example, let’s say that you’re offering free Excel cheatsheets for download in PDF on your website. You’ll want people searching online for Excel keyboard shortcuts or Excel formula cheatsheets to easily find your handy freebies through search engines like Google.

To help people to find your PDFs, you first need to make it easy for search engines to discover and understand them, so they can include them in their index and then show them as high as possible in their SERPs (search engine result pages) for relevant queries.  

Now, the question is, how to optimize your PDFs for search engines? Fortunately, it isn’t rocket science and we have some easy tweaks for making your PDFs more search engine friendly.  

How To SEO Your PDFs

Follow these five tips to make your PDFs easy on the eyes of search engines:

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