Use an online converter to remove a virus from a PDF

Here is a simple procedure you can use when your anti-virus program prevents you from opening a PDF email attachment because it detected a virus that you believe to be a false positive.

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Assessing Your Equipment When Making a Documentary

Submitted by J Miller
Jen Reviews
(abridged by Macsolvers)



In this guide that is targeted primarily but not exclusively to Visual Creatives and Storytellers, we’ll review the subject matter that makes up film documentaries and many of the equipment options that should be considered.
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How can I get my MacBook Pro to run faster?

Reader says, I’m running El Capitan 10.11.6 on my macbook pro with superdrive that I bought in 2012 and am frustrated by how slow everything loads and runs. It doesn’t matter whether I’m opening documents on my desktop or watching videos in any of my browsers. Rebooting doesn’t seem to help, either. My mac is a 2.5 gHz system with 4 gigs of ram. What do you suggest?

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Restoring Microsoft Word for Mac’s formatting menu

Customer says, For some reason when I go to Microsoft Word I no longer can access any of the formatting options, such as the ability to bold or italicize text or center paragraphs. Must be a simple correction. Please advise.

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Upgrading your macOS without forethought could cost you money – Part 3

Apple has been waging an effective marketing campaign during the macOSX/iPhone/iPad era, enabling the firm to attain dominance in a number of categories. Their promotional ads might contain a message similar to this: “Version 99.0 of our most popular widget has been updated so you can take full advantage of the latest technologies that enable you to enjoy life to the fullest and have fun in the process.” While product upgrades certainly serve a useful purpose and I’m not opposed to them in principle, the changes should not be so dramatic that they disrupt a company’s or a person’s workflow.

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Upgrading your macOS without forethought could cost you money – Part 2

Installing High Sierra on My Mac

I use a MacBook Pro for my daily computing tasks. A while back, I installed a 1TB solid state drive that I purchased from Other World Computing. When I decided to test the upgrade process, my laptop was running macOS 10.12.5 (Sierra).

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Upgrading your macOS without forethought could cost you money – Part 1

Apple recently released its latest macOS known as High Sierra (version 10.13). The technology firm continues its fairly recent practice of offering its latest OS upgrade as a free download from the App Store. While you may be tempted to take immediate action and initiate the upgrade process without much forethought, you need to be aware of the risks involved and what steps you should take first, especially if things don’t work out as expected and you need to restore the current OS that you’re running.

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