Posts made in July, 2009

Creating PDF bookmarks from Microsoft Word on Mac OS X

Posted by on Jul 26, 2009 in Technology | 2 comments

The bookmark feature of Adobe Acrobat (PDF) is really useful. It allows the reader of a PDF document to see the structure of the document and by clicking on the structure, you can navigate to the referenced section. Microsoft Word creates such structures through the use of styles. The automatic generation of the table of contents is based on it. Adobe Acrobat for Windows allows users to transform the document structure (based on styles) into PDF bookmarks. But no such luck for the Mac version of Adobe Acrobat. The conversion settings are not Word specific, but are set in the Distiller settings, that are used for the whole system. I think that it is a shame that Adobe withholds this useful feature from the Mac users.

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Synchronizing your iPhone with the TU/e Exchange server

Posted by on Jul 13, 2009 in Documentation | 10 comments

This tutorial will show you how to synchronize your iPhone’s calendar, email and contacts with your Exchange account at the Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e). It does not matter which way you are connected to the internet, but you may want to read how you can connect to the wireless network of the University. You may also connect through the wireless network at home, or outside through the T-Mobile telephone network. This tutorial assumes that you are currently connected to the internet.

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Connecting your iPhone to the TU/e network

Posted by on Jul 13, 2009 in Documentation | 2 comments

This tutorial will show you how you can connect your iphone to the wireless network of the Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e). We will connect to the tue-wpa2 network, but the same process also works for the eduroam network. In another tutorial I show you how to synchronize with the Exchange server.

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Duplex printing on Canon Pixma iP4600

Posted by on Jul 11, 2009 in Technology | 0 comments

I have been looking for a new printer that could print on both sides of the paper (duplex). The Canon Pixma iP4600 caught my attention since it it supposed be able to print duplex. However, the specifications are unclear. It looks like only Windows computers can print duplex (see screenshot below). Since I am using a Mac, that would be rather dissapointing. I googled around and found no clear anwser. In the end I bought one and tried it out myself. I can confirm that it is possible to print duples on the iP4600 from a Mac (see printer dialogue below). Canon’s specifications should be more precise.

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Upgrade

Posted by on Jul 8, 2009 in Technology | 0 comments

Today I upgraded the back end of my website. WordPress has evolved considerably and the results are convincing. The website is now much faster. Some of the newer themes ever require a recent version. Maybe the best feature is the automatic upgrade. I hope that this was the last time that I had to move files around manually.

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