How to Create a Word to PDF Converter Script in Powershell

This is a little Powershell script that I came up with to convert a folder full of Word documents into PDF files. It takes a single command-line parameter, which is the directory containing the files that you wish to convert. It puts the PDF files in the same directory alongside the originals.

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Hey Microsoft, Where Are My Keyboard Shortcuts!?

I recently upgraded to Microsoft Office 2010. I really like the way the design team is going on their newer versions. It is really sleek and nice feeling, but I’ve noticed something missing… my keyboard shortcuts! I’m a Linux guy at heart (I install cygwin on every Windows machine I own and/or use) so performing …

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Have you “binged” anything lately? If not, then don’t sweat it. Microsoft just release a new search engine called Bing, which you may or may not have heard about yet. Really? Another search engine? I thought was their SE of choice. Well, if you go to now it actually points to So …

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Revolution OS – The Linux Story

Revolution OS is a 2001 documentary which traces the history of GNU, Linux, and the open source and free software movements. It features several interviews with prominent hackers and entrepreneurs (and hackers-cum-entrepreneurs), including Richard Stallman, Michael Tiemann, Linus Torvalds, Larry Augustin, Eric S. Raymond, Bruce Perens, Frank Hecker and Brian Behlendorf. The film begins in …

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Just Say No! To The Microsoft Office Format As An ISO Standard

Did you know Microsoft is trying to get their proprietary Office format passed as an ISO standard? Neither did I until I ran across this. Below are reasons that this should NOT be accepted as a standard. There is also a link where you can go and sign the petition… do the right thing! I …

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Microsoft Offering AdWare, What?

It appears that the software and operating system giant, Microsoft will be offering it’s next version of Microsoft Works as a free ad-supported software suite. For the time being, however, the new version of Works will be ad-funded, according to Satya Nadella, the newly minted Corporate Vice President of Microsoft’s Search & Advertising Platform Group. …

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