How to Re-associate and Open PDF with PDF Reader?

Many people may meet this situation: you want to view a PDF file but just find that it is not opened with Adobe Reader, but opened by other programs that do not support PDF format. You may wonder, ‘what is the problem? I have installed the newest version of Adobe Reader on my computer, but can not open PDF file with it.’

Some times the PDF files can not be recognized by PDF reader and you need to re-associate those PDF files with the PDF reader, then you can view all PDF files as normal.

How to re-associate and open PDF with Adobe Reader? Actually, it is easy.

Step 1, choose a PDF file, then right click, go to Open With and select Choose Program.

Step 2, select Adobe Reader from Recommended Programs list, andd check ‘Always use the selected program to open thsi kind of file’ option. If you can not find Adobe Reader from the list, click the Browse button to open the the program.

Step 3, done. Now you can try to open other PDF files with Adobe Reader.


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How to Download Google Documents to Other File Formats

There are more and more Word process software that you can make use of, Microsoft Office is the most popular one, but not most of us could have enough budget for its price. So, many online free programs now become common in people’s daily life and work, especially Google’s Drive, which is used to be Google Docs.

You just need a free Google account, you can use it to create new documents, spreadsheets and presentations instantly. Work together at the same time, on the same doc, and see changes as they appear. Of course, you can also download the Google Docs as other file formats like Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel and PDF, etc. onto your computer.

It is easy. After logging in Google, go to Google Drive and you will see the Create button, many options for choice. Generally, Document created with Google drive can be saved as Microsoft Word, Presentation can be saved as Microsoft PowerPoint, and Spreadsheet can be saved as Microsoft Excel.

Of course, you can also saved all these created files to PDF format if you need.

Google Drive also provides a function to allow uploading a PDF file and downloading as other file formats.

First, upload the PDF file. You can find the upload button next to CREATE button.

Second, open the PDF with Google Docs. Only Google Docs can be saved as other file formats.

Third, download the Google Docs to other file formats. Please note, all uploaded PDF files can be only save as below formats: Microsoft Word (.docx), OpenDocument Format (.odt), Rich Text Format (.rtf), PDF Document (.pdf), Plain Text (.txt), and Web Page (.html, zipped), even the PDF was created from PowerPoint or other files.

Actually, this function works just like a PDF converter, but the conversion quality is not as good as other PDF conversion software – Simpo PDF Converter Ultimate, which supports to convert PDF to Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Text, Html and images. It is a pity that this converter is not free to use, but you can download a free trial version.


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How to Insert One Word Document to Another Word File

Many people may meet this case: you just want to insert one Word document to another Word file or attach a Word to another Word. So, in this article, I want to share some experience on this topic and tell you some tricks to do this with easy ways.

Let’s take the simplest situation for example, you have two Word documents, Word A and Word B, now you want to insert Word A into Word B. Below are the steps:

First, open Word B in Microsoft Word;

Second, place the cursor in the position where you want to insert Word A document;

Third, click Insert in the Tabs bar and find Object, you will see two options: Object and Text from File. If you want to only insert plain text of Word A to Word B, please choose the second option, otherwise, you can insert the whole file of Word A to Word B.

Let’s choose Object for example.

Fourth, click Object to browse Word A;

Fifth, press OK to insert Word A to Word B;

The Word A – pdf converter sample is inserted into Word B – Simpo pdf to word sample.

Now you can click the icon to open Word A, but please make sure that Word A and Word B are located in the same computer; the icon is just a shortcut to Word A.

Now, you can try this way to insert one Word document or more to another Word as you need; and you can insert many Word documents into one if you want.

Of course, this way is not just applicable for Word documents, you can also insert PDF, PowerPoint and other files into Word.

It is just so easy, isn’t it? If you have other easier way to insert one Word document to another Word, please post your advice in the comments.

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Apple iPad 5 Rumors: Features to be ‘significantly Lighter and Thinner’

Apple released its third- and fourth-generation iPads last year with powerful processors and gorgeous Retina displays. So how will the Cupertino, Calif.-based company improve its full-size tablet in 2013? According to KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, Apple’s fifth-generation iPad, which we’ll call “iPad 5,” is expected to be released sometime in the third quarter of 2013.

This is absolutely different from others’ prediction. Brian Whit, another analyst of Topeka Capital Markets, said on Jan. 11 that, a new fifth-generation iPad and a second-generation iPad Mini are on the agenda in the next two months.

But both famous analysts agree that the iPad 5 will be significantly lighter and thinner than last year’s 9.7-inch models.

Besides the iPad 5 predictions, Ming-Chi Kuo also outlines his expectations of Apple’s 2013 product launches in his new research.








According to Kuo’s expectations, besdies the fifth-generation iPad and the second-generation iPad mini, in the coming third quarater of the year, Apple will also release two iPhones – iPhone 5s and a revamped iPhone 5; update the MacBook Pro with Retina, moving this line to all-Retinal lineup; introduce a scaled-back fifth-generation model with 8 GB of storage and no rear camera at $199.

Kuo has a very good track record in predicting Apple’s product plans. For example, last year, Kuo correctly predicted Apple’s entire product slate for the second half of 2012 — including two new iPads (the iPad Mini and iPad 4 at the end of the year), the Retina display MacBook Pro, the redesigned iMac and much more — as well as the respective release dates for each of those devices.

So, if his predictions are right this time, we will be expecting iPad 5 in few months. It’s really a good news for Apple fans, isn’t it? So, will you buy the iPad 5 when it is released?

Just post your comments to let us know how do you think this predictions.

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Tablet PC Versus Notebook, Steve Jobs Was Right.

As the tablet PC technology is developing maturely, many tablets of kinds of sizes are provided to users, like iPad Mini of 7.9 inches and iPad of 9.7 inches, and Kindle Fire of 7 inches. Smaller the tablet is, it is more portable and easier to take at hand or get into small handbags. However, most tablet PCs are under-power, comparing with notebook PCs, and mainly used for entertainment, just not capable with business, this may be the reason that’s why people still choose a notebook.

But according to NPD DisplaySearch Reports, Tablet PC shipments are expected to reach more than 240 million units worldwide in 2013, easily exceeding the 207 million notebook  PCs.

Below is an image shows the shipment share forecast by screen size, and we can know that the small size tablet under 9.7″ will account for almost 70%.

And from the reports, in 2017, tablet PCs will account for up to 74% in the worldwide. And this is just like Steve Job’s predictions.

Tablet PCs are more and more popular in our daily life, especially Apple’s iPad or iPad Mini, they can not onlybe used in schools for lessons, but they also give us much fun to play games with our friends. And I know why iPad is still the children’s best choice for presents now.

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Happy Holiday – Christmas Gifts Ideas 2012

The Doomsday was gone; Christmas Day is coming. What kind of Christmas gifts on the list  preparing for loved ones? It’s time to think about this, as there is only a few shopping days left until Christmas. And most of all, stores are rolling out discounts to kinds of merchandise to lure in procrastinating shoppers.

Here list some  gifts ideas for 2012 Christmas.

1. iPad 

According to a report from Nielsen, iPad is still the kids’ favorite gift for 2012 Christmas. And I think it is also on most people’s most wanted wish list for this Christmas.


2. iPhone 5 

Released in September, Apple’s smartphone – iPhone 5 tops at most wanted Christmas gift without any doubt, though it is the first phone without Steve’s passionate introduction.


3. iPad Mini

Released on the same day as iPhone 5, Apple’s new 7.9-inch tablet is also very popular with many people. And it is a good Christmas gift for both children and parents.


4. Kindle Fire

Another very popular e-book reader, is one of the most wanted Christmas gifts.


 5. Windows Surface

New released Windows Surface is also a very beloved gadget for Christmas gift.


6. Vacation

Plan a wonderful journey for family members to go on a vacation; spend times with families for a different Christmas. Do not forget to take beautiful photos to record these lovely memories.


7. Apparel 

The most practical Christmas gifts for all family members.  New look, new start!



8. Books

 A traditional Christmas gift. Though e-book reader like Kindle Fire and iPad mini are very attractive, this is also on the top three list of Christmas gifts if you have reading Nielsen’s 2011 Holiday Shopping report.


9. Movies

 Go to the movie theater to have a romantic Christmas, or just find a movie that you both like most to have a good time on Christmas Day.



10. Christmas Cards

Make a Christmas greeting card to express the best wishes to your family, friends, or teachers.



11. Business software

Besides offline stores give deep price cuts to entice shoppers, many online stores provide up to 50% off discount to consumer, like business software.



Of course, there are many other ideas for Christmas gifts, please post your comments to speak out your ideas or wishes for 2012 Christmas.

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Which Tablet Will You Choose, iPad Mini, Kindle Fire, Nexus 7 or iPad 4 Generation

On October 24, 2012, Apple released the smaller 7-inch tablet – iPad mini, which is really 7.9 inch in size and bigger than Google’s Nexus 7 and Amazon’s Kindle Fire. On the same day, Apple also launched an update for normal iPad and release the 4th generation of iPad. Both iPad Mini and iPad 4 will be available for pre-order at the Apple Online Store on October 26 and arrive in Apple Retail Stores starting at 8:00 a.m. on November 2.

Now, let’s take a look at these popular tablets from Apple and its competitors.

1. iPad Mini

  • $329 for base model with Wi-Fi only and 16 gigabytes of storage, $429 with 32 GB, $529 with 64 GB. Add $130 for versions with cellular capability.
  • Screen size: 7.9 inches diagonally
  • Screen resolution: 1024 by 768 pixels
  • Weight: 0.68 pound (0.69 pound for cellular versions)
  • Cameras: 5-megapixel camera on back and a low-resolution camera on front, for videoconferencing
  • Battery life: 10 hours
  • Operating system: Apple’s iOS
  • Pros: Unmatched access to third-party applications, high-quality Apple software and the iTunes store. High-resolution screen. Available with access to fast 4G wireless broadband networks, starting at $459.
  • Cons: Data storage cannot be expanded with memory cards.

 2. Inc’s Kindle Fire

  • Price: $199 with 16 gigabytes of storage, $249 with 32 GB
  • Screen size: 7 inches diagonally
  • Screen resolution: 1280 by 800 pixels
  • Weight: 0.87 pound.
  • Cameras: Front-facing camera.
  • Battery life: 11 hours.
  • Operating system: Modified version of Google’s Android
  • Pros: Cheap and portable. Convenient access to Amazon store. High-definition screen. Dolby audio. Larger-screen version coming Nov. 20, including option for cellular broadband.
  • Cons: Small selection of third-party applications available from Amazon. No rear camera for taking video and photos. Data storage cannot be expanded with memory cards.

3. Google’s Nexus 7

  • Price: $199 with 8 gigabytes of storage, $249 with 16 GB.
  • Screen size: 7 inches diagonally
  • Screen resolution: 1280 x 800 pixels
  • Weight: 0.75 pounds
  • Cameras: Front-facing, 1.2 megapixel camera
  • Battery life: 9.5 hours
  • Operating system: Google’s Android
  • Pros: Access to a variety of games, utilities and other software for Android devices, though not as extensive as apps available for iPad.
  • Cons: Integrates with Google Play store, which is still new and isn’t as robust as Apple or Amazon’s stores. Data storage cannot be expanded with memory cards. No option for cellular wireless broadband.

4. Apple’s iPad

  • Price: Starts at $499 with 16 gigabytes of storage, goes up to $699 with 64 gigabytes. Add $130 for versions with cellular data access. (Apple still sells the older, iPad 2 for $399.)
  • Screen size: 9.7 inches diagonally
  • Screen resolution: 2048 by 1536 pixels
  • Weight: 1.44 pounds
  • Cameras: 5-megapixel camera on back and a low-resolution camera on front, for videoconferencing
  • Battery life: 10 hours.
  • Operating system: Apple’s iOS
  • Pros: Unmatched access to third-party applications, high-quality Apple software and the iTunes store. Unique high-resolution screen. Widest range of cases and accessories available. Available with access to fast 4G wireless broadband networks, starting at $629.
  • Cons: Data storage cannot be expanded with memory cards.

Will you wait for the new iPad 4 or iPad Mini? Or just cannot wait to buy a Nexus 7 or Kindle Fire? Just leave your comments below to let me know your choice :D .

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How to delete a page from PDF file

In the daily life and work, we work with numerous PDF files. Sometimes, we only need several specific pages from a large PDF, in this case, you may wonder how to delete a page from PDF file? Here, I want to introduce you an economical PDF split software – Simpo PDF Merge & Split which not only supports to delete PDF pages easily and efficiently, but it also allows you to combine many PDF files into a single PDF. And I am willing to share with you this tutorial how I delete a page from PDF file.

But first of all, you need to download this PDF split software and install it following the installation guide step by step.

Step1. Launch the PDF split software and add PDF file

Double click the shortcut icon on your desktop to run the PDF split software. Click browse button in the File name field to import a PDF file.

Step2. Choose correct method to delete a page from PDF file

There are three ways to split a PDF file. You can choose the right way as need.

1) Split a PDF to multiple PDFs by every “N” page. For example, if your PDF is with 23 pages, the “N” is 4, the PDF will be splitted to 5 PDFs with 4 pages, and another PDF with latest 3 pages;

2) Extract pages. This function is used to extract any specific PDF pages you need to a new one;

3) Remove pages. This is exactly we need to delete a page from PDF file. Just type the page number of the page you want to delete in the blank field.

Step3. Rename new PDF and set output folder

Due to the multiple PDFs splitted, you can rename the new PDFs for convenient use. Also, setting the output folder is allowed to your custom.

Step4. Advanced setting and delete PDF pages

Click Advanced Setting button to encrypt and set password for splitted PDFs. And then, click Split to delete PDF pages. Two or three seconds later, the page you selected is deleted from PDF quickly.

Just 4 steps, you can easily delete a page from PDF and retain the useful pages, and if you want to delete more pages from PDF, just type the page number of them same as step2 method3.

Tips: Simpo PDF Merge & Split is combined with a PDF merger and PDF splitter, so, it could not only delete a page from PDF, but also support to merge many PDF files into one. If you occasional have to combine two PDF files into a single one, it’s a better choice to get this application to save money.

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How to Convert PDF with Adobe Acrobat Pro?

Though Adobe Acrobat X Pro is really an expensive PDF tool, it provides various solutions for PDF releated questions. For example, it not just works as a PDF creator that allows you easily create PDF, but also supports to convert PDF: you could effortlessly save PDF as Microsoft Word or export PDF to Excel with the famous PDF converter – Adobe Acrobat X Pro.

You may have met some cases that need to convert files to PDF or convert PDF to other file formats. Anyway, you could count this professional PDF creator and PDF converter.

Convert to PDF (Create PDF as a PDF creator)

As PDF is really an excellent file format in our daily life and work, people want to convert files to PDF for sharing information or exchanging documents or long-term archiving. Luckily, if you have purchased Adobe Acrobat, you could use it as a PDF creator to convert to PDF.

Office to PDF: Create PDF files with one-button ease in Windows® from Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, Publisher, and Outlook — without ever leaving your authoring application.

HTML to PDF: With a single click from to create PDF from a web page in Windows, capture web pages as PDF files, keeping all links intact. Convert only a portion of the page by selecting just the content you want.

And you could even create PDF from your scanner and make the scanned text searchable automatically with OCR, and then check and fix suspected errors. Text can be exported for reuse in other applications.

Convert PDF to other file formats

If you want to convert PDF back to other file formats, you can also count on Adobe Acrobat, as it could work as a PDF converter.

Export PDF to Word/Excel: Reuse content from PDF documents to get a head start on new projects. Save PDF files as Microsoft Word or Excel files, retaining layouts, formatting, and tables.

Of course, you could also convert PDF to Image with Adobe Acrobat when you need.

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Microsoft to show more details on its Windows 8 app sotre next week

News from Winrumors show that, Microsoft is planning to reveal details on its Windows Store plans for Windows 8 in a briefing on Tuesday next week.

The software giant has invited a number of press, analysts and developers to a two-hour preview event in San Francisco on December 6. ZDNet’s Mary Jo Foley reports that the event is entitled “Windows Store Preview” and looks set to provide developers with key information about the company’s plans in Windows 8.

Microsoft previously detailed its Windows Store efforts at its Build conference earilier this year in mid-September. The Windows Store is a Metro style application. The application is built on the same WinRT APIs that developers can use themselves across their Windows 8 Metro apps. Windows Store takes advantage of HTML5 and JavaScript to provide end users with a portal for secure, tested applications. All applications include a brief overview, full detail page and reviews. The overview section will indicate the supported platform for the application (x86/64/ARM).

Trying to outdo Apple’s Mac App store, the Windows Store will let users download free trial copies of Metro-style apps to check out for a limited time. So developers won’t have to cook up both paid and “lite” versions of their applications. Beyond that, both free and paid apps would be available. Microsoft will also run security checks and other tests to certify each app.

One of the more interesting aspects of the Store is the ability for websites to advertise their Windows 8 Metro application for download on their own site. Websites with an application will include a button for end users to launch or download the application. The launch surface will push the user straight into the Metro Windows Store experience and offer them the ability to download or trial the application. If the application is already installed then it will simply work as a launch surface for the existing app.

What do you think of Windows 8 app store? You could share your opinion with comments.

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