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I am a technology enthusiast, a great listener, a proud poppa of a 5 year old and a training and development professional with over 20 years of experience working in a classroom environment. I have gained a wealth of experience in my field that dates back to the early beginnings of DOS and Windows 3.1 where I  have developed my skills not only as an employee with various companies, but also as a business owner. For the past 10 years, I have been employed as an Instructional Technologist in the 4th largest school district in the state of Texas. As a natural progression to enhance my leadership role in my profession, I am currently pursuing my masters degree in Instructional Design and Technology with Walden University. Technology has been my journey and my passion. With great relish, I look forward to what tomorrow will bring – Imagine what you could be learning…

PDFs on an iPad

Here’s a little tidbit about working with PDFs on an iPad…

For the readings in my master’s classes, I have found that some PDF files do not have text that is recognizable. I use PDF Master on my iPad and it allows me highlight text, post notes, make comments, etc. When text is not recognized by PDF Master, I open the file in Adobe Acrobat Pro. Under Tools, go to Recognize Text, then select In This File. The program will run through the PDF and detect the text. To fine tune any text that might not get recognized, you will need to find the “suspects” under OCR Suspects. Once you go through the Suspect Wizard, save the file and upload it into the PDF Master. Done!