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Saturday, May 31, 2014

Hoyer Lift - tons of Informative images

Hoyer Lift - Google Search

These pictures are worth thousands of words.

information embedded by ,,, in documents your create with your software. document properties.

> Recently one his students informed him that they were able to read a cover
> letter from a job application.
> That has personal information and I would like to kindly ask that you
> please remove this.

The person must be talking about part of the information embedded by
AOO in documents your create with your software. That is part of the
document properties. Microsoft Office does the same, as far as I know.


"If you plan to share an electronic copy of a Microsoft Office Word
document with clients or colleagues, it is a good idea to review the
document for hidden data or personal information that might be stored
in the document itself or in the document properties (metadata).
Because this hidden information can reveal details about your
organization or about the document itself that you might not want to
share publicly, you might want to remove this hidden information
before you share the document with other people.

"What types of hidden data and personal information are stored in Word
Several types of hidden data and personal information can be saved in
a Word document. This information might not be immediately visible
when you view the document in Office Word 2007, but it might be
possible for other people to view or retrieve the information.

Word documents can contain the following types of hidden data and
personal information:
    Document properties and personal information    Document
properties, also known as metadata, include details about your
document such as author, subject, and title. Document properties also
include information that is automatically maintained by Office
programs, such as the name of the person who most recently saved a
document and the date when a document was created. If you used
specific features, your document might also contain additional kinds
of personally identifiable information (PII), such as e-mail headers,
send-for-review information, routing slips, and template names."

The above is for Microsoft's office products but also applies to AOO.

In Apache OpenOffice, go to the menu option File->Properties, and in
the "General" tab remove the check box from "Apply user data".

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Print Software, Web-to-Print, and MIS analysis from WhatTheyThink

Print Software, Web-to-Print, and MIS analysis from WhatTheyThink

This section of WhatTheyThink aggregates allof the news, educational content, and analysis about the software
that drives print businesses, from order entry through shipping and
invoicing. It is combined in a single area so that our members and the
industry as a whole can go to a single place to learn how software is
changing the business of print and gain actionable ideas on how they may
apply new solutions to their own business problems.

 Jennifer Matt, Section Editor

An industry expert focusing on how software continues to impact the business of print.

The Feature Trap of Buying Print Software - WhatTheyThink

The Feature Trap of Buying Print Software - WhatTheyThink

Commentary & Analysis

The Feature Trap of Buying Print Software

By Jane Mugford

Published: May 27, 2014

There is a hidden pitfall most of us in the position of
purchasing print software are very susceptible to. We are all human, and
while we have the best of intentions to do thorough evaluations while
making a new print software purchase, we quickly fall victim to the
‘feature trap.’ This is where, despite starting out with the intention
of analyzing the software in a very in depth manner to see if it will
suit the complexity of our businesses and be able to stand up to the
day-to-day intensity of our environments, we often get sold on one or
two really fantastic features and bypass a thorough functional
evaluation.  We do our best, try to think big picture and evaluate the
technology from a ‘day-in-the-life’ perspective, but it is so hard to
look organically at how the technology will ‘function’ each and every
day in your environment.  Quite frankly, that analysis can be boring and
time consuming. Most of us are put in the position of needing to do our
evaluations through a couple of sales demonstrations or after standing
on the uncomfortable trade show floor with all of the distraction that
comes with 10,000 of your closest friends crowding through the booths
with you. In those situations, it is easy to get caught up in the
features and lose sight of the overall functionality.

Sunday, May 25, 2014

Digital dilemma: Amazon pushes to package up more profit - The Globe and Mail

Digital dilemma: Amazon pushes to package up more profit - The Globe and Mail

{Q}Amazon’s relationship with the traditional gatekeepers of the content it
sells – publishers, record companies, movie studios – has never been
straightforward. On one hand, the world’s most powerful online retailer
relies on those companies for the bulk of its digital media offerings –
one of the fastest-growing product categories in its catalogue. But at
the same time, Amazon is under growing pressure to finally start turning
its massive customer base into equally massive profits. That means, in
turn, that the retailer is under similar pressure to squeeze its content
partners even harder for lower prices.{EQ}