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  1. Hi guys We have scheduled downtime from our hosting partner, Fubra, on the following date: Between 2300 UTC and 0000 UTC 6th October. The downtime should last no longer than the timeframe stated above. Apologies for any inconvenience! -Ed
  2. Hi guys We have scheduled downtime from our hosting partner, Fubra, on the following date: Between 1600 UTC and 1700 UTC 12th August. The downtime should last no longer than the timeframe stated above. We are brining our slave DB server back in sync with the master DB server. Apologies for any inconvenience! -Ed
  3. Hi guys We have scheduled downtime from our hosting partner, Fubra, on the following date: Between 2000 GMT Monday 4th July until 0200 GMT Tuesday 5th July. The downtime should last no longer than the timeframe stated above. This is a database migration to address the numerous issues we've had this year, and will hopefully vastly improve stability. Apologies for any inconvenience! -Ed
  4. Forum Downtime and Status

    So sorry XtremeHacker
  5. Hi guys We have scheduled downtime from our hosting partner, Fubra, on the following date: Between 2200 GMT and 0000 GMT 20th April. The downtime should last no longer than the timeframe stated above. We are applying the extra storage to our hosting instance in addition to some planned maintenance. Apologies for any inconvenience! -Ed
  6. Hi guys We have scheduled downtime from our hosting partner, Fubra, on the following date: Between 2100 GMT and 2130 GMT 14th April. The downtime should last no longer than the timeframe stated above. We are having extra storage added to our hosting instance. Apologies for any inconvenience! -Ed
  7. Hi guys We have scheduled downtime from our hosting partner, Fubra, on the following date: Between 2300 GMT 7th March and 0100 GMT 8th March. The downtime should last no longer than 5 minutes within the timeframe stated above. A patch is being applied to improve security. Apologies for any inconvenience! -Ed
  8. Hi guys Just an FYI that we have scheduled downtime from our hosting partner, Fubra, tomorrow: Between 1100 and 1300 GMT on 1st March 2016 Our server is being migrated. Apologies for any inconvenience! -Ed
  9. Hi guys Just an FYI that we have scheduled downtime from our hosting partner, CatN, today: Between 2300 and 2359 GMT on 23rd February 2016 Our VMs are being moved. Apologies for any inconvenience! -Ed
  10. Hi guys Just an FYI that we have scheduled downtime from our hosting partner, CatN, today: Between 2300 and 0100 GMT on 18th February 2015 Two security patches are being applied and the server will be rebooted. Apologies for any inconvenience! -Ed
  11. Hi guys Just an FYI that we have scheduled downtime from our hosting partner, CatN, at the following date and time: Between 2300 and 0100 GMT on 8th December 2015 Our database will be migrating to a new hosting architecture during this time. Apologies for any inconvenience! -Ed
  12. Hi guys Just an FYI that we have scheduled downtime from our hosting partner, CatN, at the following date and time: Between 0800 and 1000 GMT on 25th October 2015 Apologies for any inconvenience! -Ed
  13. Typically one would need to install Adobe Acrobat to manipulate a PDF, or even use Adobe Illustrator for more complex edits: neither of these applications by Adobe come cheap, each running into the hundreds of dollars or, as Adobe is now fond of, a chunky subscription fee. Enter Wondershare’s PDFelement: a much more affordable, lightweight, yet surprisingly polished application at $99. Editing text & images The Mac interface of PDFelement is akin to that of Apple’s own Preview application: tools up top and multi-page thumbnails down the side. Simply switching into edit mode allows you to edit text on a field by field basis, and unlike with Adobe’s solutions there’s no warnings about font mis-matches: PDFelement just gets on with the job and lets you edit the text in place, without breaking the formatting or alignment. Making edits and saving a version of an edited PDF, then comparing to the original, it was impossible to tell which was the original document and which was the edited version. OCR There is an optional OCR plug-in for converting scanned text in PDF documents into actual native text. The plug-in can be installed directly from with PDFelement although be aware that it’s a 400MB+ download. Once installed, any scanned document can be converted so that bitmapped text becomes native text, which you can then edit. From our tests the OCR worked well with large chunks of text on scanned documents from a Fujitsu ScanSnap and even an iPhone. However, it wasn’t as effective on more complicated pages that included tables where text was quite close to table outlines, which led to the OCR simply missing text and leaving it as bitmap. Exporting Possibly one of the most common wishes for PDFs is converting them to a Word document. As you would imagine, PDFelement handles this well, albeit you should never expect the conversion process to be flawless: a relatively simple terms & conditions document inherited random exclamation marks throughout the document; a more complex document with tables and simple graphics held up reasonably well but certain tables lost their colour shading. However, the export to Word process is satisfactory enough to communicate the text in a document via Word. Summary If editing PDFs and re-saving them either as PDFs or converting them to Word (or the many other formats that it support) is important to you then PDFelement is a valuable and reasonably priced application that does exactly what it says it does in a solid, lightweight application. Compared to Adobe Acrobat it’s a no brainer unless you’re a graphics professional. At the $99 price point you’ve still got to be serious about regularly wanting to edit PDFs, but it’s one of those tools that you'll soon wonder how you ever managed without it. Download a free trial of PDFelement Click here to view the article
  14. PDFelement review

    Typically one would need to install Adobe Acrobat to manipulate a PDF, or even use Adobe Illustrator for more complex edits: neither of these applications by Adobe come cheap, each running into the hundreds of dollars or, as Adobe is now fond of, a chunky subscription fee. Enter Wondershare’s PDFelement: a much more affordable, lightweight, yet surprisingly polished application at $99. Editing text & images The Mac interface of PDFelement is akin to that of Apple’s own Preview application: tools up top and multi-page thumbnails down the side. Simply switching into edit mode allows you to edit text on a field by field basis, and unlike with Adobe’s solutions there’s no warnings about font mis-matches: PDFelement just gets on with the job and lets you edit the text in place, without breaking the formatting or alignment. Making edits and saving a version of an edited PDF, then comparing to the original, it was impossible to tell which was the original document and which was the edited version. OCR There is an optional OCR plug-in for converting scanned text in PDF documents into actual native text. The plug-in can be installed directly from with PDFelement although be aware that it’s a 400MB+ download. Once installed, any scanned document can be converted so that bitmapped text becomes native text, which you can then edit. From our tests the OCR worked well with large chunks of text on scanned documents from a Fujitsu ScanSnap and even an iPhone. However, it wasn’t as effective on more complicated pages that included tables where text was quite close to table outlines, which led to the OCR simply missing text and leaving it as bitmap. Exporting Possibly one of the most common wishes for PDFs is converting them to a Word document. As you would imagine, PDFelement handles this well, albeit you should never expect the conversion process to be flawless: a relatively simple terms & conditions document inherited random exclamation marks throughout the document; a more complex document with tables and simple graphics held up reasonably well but certain tables lost their colour shading. However, the export to Word process is satisfactory enough to communicate the text in a document via Word. Summary If editing PDFs and re-saving them either as PDFs or converting them to Word (or the many other formats that it support) is important to you then PDFelement is a valuable and reasonably priced application that does exactly what it says it does in a solid, lightweight application. Compared to Adobe Acrobat it’s a no brainer unless you’re a graphics professional. At the $99 price point you’ve still got to be serious about regularly wanting to edit PDFs, but it’s one of those tools that you'll soon wonder how you ever managed without it. Download a free trial of PDFelement
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