Archiving and accessing PDFs

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Article from Issue 55/2005
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This month you’ll learn how to place articles in a private PDF archive and how to use a database to access those articles at a later time.

No matter whether it is an entertaining article in your local newspaper or an excellent political piece in the New Yorker, both make a good read on a rainy day, and you might like to put them in an archive for easier retrieval. Unfortunately, these gems of journalism are not available online, since their publishers haven’t taken the plunge into the Web yet. Not a good thing, as printed media take up a lot of room. But do you really want to rent a shed or fill up your bookshelves with row after row of folders?

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