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Converting and merging TIFF files to PDF

Found this on a forum. Very useful in converting Tiffs to PDF. tiff2ps -h 8.5 -w 11 *.tif > ps2pdfwr -g7920x6120 OR $ for f in *.tiff; do convert [options] $f $; done $ convert *.ps $ ps2pdf merged.pdf For the first method, you'll need Ghostscript Utilities installed. For the second, you'll need imagemagick installed.

Setting SCIM as default Input Method on Ubuntu Dapper and Edgy

Many people have asked me about this, so let me point to this wonderful piece of documentation on Ubuntu Wiki. [:] and if you're still stuck wondering why GTK IM Module isn't working for you on OpenOffice, there's [:|another] [:|wonderful piece of documentation] for you.


Looking around for some good Open source payroll software for a friend of mine, I came across this personal finance management tool by name [:|Grisbi]. It is a lot simpler than GnuCash (GnuCash looks heavily bloated and the latest version keeps crashing most times). It also has .QIF file support (although .QIF exported from Paypal didn't work very well). GnuCash files can also be imported into it.