This PDF contained 161 scanned pages from a book, but not one word could be accessed as text, despite using OCR on them. What can you do?
Open a PDF document, select a URL within it and Copy. Then paste it into a webpage for publication. Simple – but the URL then broke. Why?
Searching this PDF using Preview is hopeless. Is it a bug in Preview or macOS? How can you get proper access to its contents?
It can parse text in any combination of 8 different languages, showing parts of speech and even word roots.
One of the more confusing features of PDF apps, as none seems to work quite the same, and removing them isn’t quick or simple.
Presenting two or more versions of the same text close together is a challenge. Here’s how I arrived at one solution, and implemented it.
Ever wished you could read an original and translation of text right next to one another? Now you can do it easily in this new version.
The Books app demonstrates how stultified is the approach to text on computers. It’s carefully engineered to work like a book, not to bring any new powers to text or reading.
All I wanted was a black and yellow chequered flag to signify quarantine. I thought the emoji was even better – a yellow reminder ribbon. How wrong I was.
Tables of Contents, Outline, Bookmarks: what’s the difference, and how portable are they in PDF?