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Thread: Those of you who subscribe to digital quilting mags,

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    Those of you who subscribe to digital quilting mags,

    do you have any tips for how to create a personal index? I see quilts I would like to try later, but how do I find them again? So far all I can figure out is to create a Word file with categories such as "children" and then subcategories such as "puppies" and then the file name of the downloaded magazine issue that contains the pattern. What I would really like is to have categories with photos of the quilts.

    So far I have subscribed to Quilter's World digital mag and am in the process of downloading all the archived issues. However, as I download I would also like to be somehow indexing the patterns I am especially interested in.

    Help???

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    I am in the exact same boat of downloading all the QW mags and wishing I could take snippets out of each one. Will be watching...
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    I don't subscribe to digital mags so am not sure what format they are saved in.

    IF they are .pdf files and if you are using a PC (not Mac or tablet or Kindle etc) you can purchase a program called Cute PDF Professional online. It lets you extract and save selected pages from .pdf files and save them separately. Costs about $30.00 or so. Use it at work and is well worth the price. Just Google it and take alook.

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    I select print and then select as my printer Cute PDF. It saves the selected pages I want to print as pdf. file.
    Cute PDF is a free program. You don't need the professional version. http://www.cutepdf.com/ I select send to Kindle in my printing options if I want to save the pages on my Kindle.


    send to Kindle: http://www.amazon.com/gp/sendtokindle
    Last edited by BellaBoo; 04-07-2013 at 06:00 PM.
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    Thanks to both of you!!! I just downloaded CutePDF Writer (the free version) and was able to save a pattern by printing it to CutePDF. Very easy!

    I'm thinking I would need to pay for the pro version if I wanted to create a file that consists simply of single pages from multiple magazines (I am thinking just photos of quilts), right? The pro version is $49.95.

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    I print one page or multiple pages using CutePDF. The page can be photo or text or both. Then I create a new folder, name it and put any of the single pdf files in it. My folder has pictures and patterns from different magazines and issues.
    Last edited by BellaBoo; 04-08-2013 at 05:32 AM.
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    Will certainly have to do this. Thanks, all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BellaBoo View Post
    I print one page or multiple pages using CutePDF. The page can be photo or text or both. Then I create a new folder, name it and put any of the single pdf files in it. My folder has pictures and patterns from different magazines and issues.
    My printer has "save as a PDF file" as an option. Click on print and in lower corner it has options. I have folders on my on my desk top and save file to appropriate folders or save to desk top and file later. No app needed.

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    I guess I'm confused. When I see a free pattern or pic of something I want to save. I download it and save in my download files. Then I go back to my download files and make folders and just highlight the file and move it to the folder. What am I missing? If it's just a pic, you can always go back and rename the file from a jpg or bmp to a pdf or vice versa.

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    Oh, speaking of online mags. I was wondering, do you feel the $10/yr you will use it enough to warrant.

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