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Article about how to name files when handling large collection of photo and video files. It is important to use a naming that makes to organise and re-find a media file among 1000s of files. Also useful for naming project documents that can undergo multiple revisions.


The article “Create PDF Forms with OpenOffice” has moved to and example files and text have been updated to use OpenOffice 4.1.2.


The email client Thunderbird and the Internet browser Firefox can do spelling checks if a dictionary is installed. Dictionaries for multiple languages can be installed.

Usually a dictionary is installed by opening Add-ons menu, then in the search field write the English name of the language, e.g. German for Deutsch, to search for a dictionary.

For unknown reasons there is no Swedish dictionary to be found, even though this used to be available through the normal add-on menu search.

Nevertheless, it is possible to install a Swedish dictionary.

How To: Swedish Dictionary in Mozilla Thunderbird and Firefox


PDF is normally used as a final publishing format for sending documents that are complete and the receiver only read.

It is less known that PDF has an option which allow to create an entry form that can be edited and saved by the receiving user. Most standard PDF viewers can be used to edit the form. This provides a simple practical method to publish forms that a user can fill out by the keyboard rather than on paper.

The form makes it clear to the user what fields should be filled out and user editing does not risk breaking the layout of the form.

How To: Create PDF Forms with LibreOffice

New article about how to encode business card address details into a Datamatrix 2D bar code, that can be scanned by smart-phone or other scanner.

How To: VCard and Matrix Codes for Business Cards