Weekly Roundup: Adobe’s way to archive old emails and good news for Ribbon-haters

For our Thanksgiving week Roundup: Adobe shows us how to print both entire batches and selected pdfs from an email portfolio (a great way to archive email for future reference), and if you hate the Microsoft Office Ribbon, you can get rid of it without downgrading your Office Suite.

Batch Printing an Email Portfolio — If you use Adobe Acrobat’s email archiving feature, you may have notice that in Acrobat X some of the print options have disappeared. Not to worry, according to Adobe’s Rick Borstein: you just have to know a trick or two to print either the entire batch or selected pdfs from the archive. Click here for the full tutorial. (Hat tip: Vivian Manning)

Five Add-ins for Users Who Hate the Office Ribbon — Second only to the weeping and gnashing of teeth that accompanied the WordPerfect-to-Word transition was the Microsoft Office upgrade from version 2003 to version 2007. The Ribbon has proved to be a major obstacle for some, so much so that several vendors offer add-ins that either mimic the old menus or at least provide some help with finding commands. They all appear to be pretty reasonably priced, and most come with a free trial. Click here to pick your favorite.

And for my readers in the U.S., Happy Thanksgiving, y’all!

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