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Which is an easy to use Document Management System given my requirements [closed]

Original question on SO. I looked up a lot of threads on a good document management system on SO. So, given all that knowledge, here is my question: What is a very intuitive, open source (preferably ...
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Converting a word document to an image (free)

Is there any free way to convert a word document to an image? I suppose you can print screen, but that is pretty painful.
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Converting .doc files to .pdf

Anybody aware of a piece of software which could do MS Office .doc to .pdf conversion for me? I already tried OpenOffice but it appeared to be rather slow and resource-hungry for large documents.
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Is there any way to convert a LaTeX document to any Microsoft Word format, while retaining the document's structure?

I'm currently working on a developer's manual to go with an application I'm making for work. I wrote a simple script to go through all of my code, and parse all of my comments into a LaTeX document, ...
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How can I do two columns in OpenOffice.org Writer?

I would like to structure my document with two columns in the middle of the page, and one column in the top and in the bottom. Like my example below. How can I do two columns like this in ...
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Desktop app for wiki like markdown/markups?

Is there some kind of app i can use to write documentation for offline use then copy/paste the text later into wikipedia? If not is there some kind of wiki to pdf or doc to wiki converter?
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Opening local document files in Google Docs

Is there any way that I could simply double click on a document file and have it open Chrome straight into google docs?
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How to convert documents to .djvu format

I'm looking for a plug-in or program to convert some of my documents to .djvu format. My documents are mostly in Excel, Word, PowerPoint, .PDF and .TXT format.
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Recovering Data once a drive has been formated with windows re-installed

Here is the scenario. A co-worker of mine was performing a migration to windows 7 pro from an xp box. They made a backup of the general user folders, but managed to miss a few critical folders that ...
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How to remove a watermark from a PDF file?

I thought this would be a simple task, but it turned out the other way. The watermark is the very same (overlapping, but transparent) image on every single page. I created the PDF file myself (so no ...
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Subversion: Document Control for Non-Programmers?

I work for a small company in the Mechanical Engineering sector. Nobody here knows a thing about coding or databasing except for myself, and I know little more than basic SQL, some C#, some VBA. I'm ...
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how to use codefolding feature of notepad++ for normal text documents

When i open an reg file in notepad++ file in notepad++ , I see the amazing functionality to minimize and maximize the subkeys of a base key by clicking on that little arrow on the left .can I get this ...
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Batch Convert OpenOffice (ODT) to MS Word (DOC) files?

I have a directory full of OpenOffice.org odt files that I'd like to batch-convert to doc files. Is there an easy way to do this? (bonus points if your answer uses OpenOffice and a Linux ...
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Acrobat Reader- How to open the same document in separate windows?

How to open the same document in separate windows? One solution would be to rename it, but is there other better solution? I have Adobe 9.4.6 and Windows 7
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Merge 70,000 RTF/DOC files into one

I want to merge 70,000 RTF and DOC files into one. I tried to use Microsoft Word 2010 and do "Insert"→"Object"→"Text from file", but it has some limitations as it doesn't stich together ...
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Word 2010: How to reference custom document properties?

Using Word 2010, I've added a custom property to my document, Something, and I've set the value to XYZ. In the document, I hit Ctrl+F9 to insert a reference, and I type { DOCPROPERTY [Something] }. ...
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Word to PDF and PDF to Word

When we convert Word to PDF files we get good result – like any kind of alignment and pictures will be kept. But when we convert a PDF to word, most of the time we get very ugly results, especially ...
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MS Office files aren't synced to OneDrive if I'm not signed in to Microsoft account in MS Office

I reported problems with typing in IE11 and MS Word 2013 here: Programs in Windows 8.1 consume a lot of CPU resources while typing in them After many experiments I understood that the problem occurs ...
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Find and replace block of text (with other blocks of text) in multiple files [closed]

Is there a FREE utility out there for replacing blocks of text? Something like notepad++'s find in files works for simple lines but in my case it's unusable since I need to target the entire block to ...
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Printing to Power point

Similar to the print to pdf option, where we can choose PDF to be the output format in the print dialog box when printing something from a browser or other applications, I am searching for something ...
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How to tell if fonts are embedded in a Microsoft Word document

How can I confirm whether or not fonts are embedded in a Microsoft Word document? I already know the process to enable embedding in Word.
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How to repair a corrupted word 2013 document? [duplicate]

Yesterday I was working on a very important Microsoft Word (2013) document, when it suddenly crashed. Upon trying to reopen the file Word said: “The file is corrupted and cannot be opened”. I have ...