Thursday, April 16, 2009

Cat Skinning, Made Easy

[Click on the story, above, to enlarge it.]

My friend, Debi, wants to put a newsletter article about herself on her LinkedIn page. All she has is the pdf for the entire magazine issue. She doesn't even have a PDF writer on her Windows box.


Piece of cake.
  1. She mails me the pdf.
  2. I use Ubuntu's Document Viewer to bring up the PDF.
  3. I print page 2 to a file, as PDF.
  4. I use convert(1) to turn that pdf into a png.
  5. I import the png into my blog.
  6. We verify that she can see it, and that it suits her needs.
  7. We use Blogger to create her a blog, put the same png into her own blog entry, and point to it on her LinkedIn page.


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