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Stuck with a Dumb pdf Form, Here’s How to Fill it Without Printing It

Stuck with a Dumb pdf Form, Here’s How to Fill it Without Printing It

Green Living
Save paper, save trees! When the Internet technology was first envisioned a few decades ago, it was believed that it would make the world paper free by the turn of the century. Unfortunately, we are far from realizing that dream even in 2015. While paper use may have reduced to some extent, it is something which is still constantly consumed in our day-to-day activities. For instance, how often do we get stuck with an online form which is available in a pdf form and simply cannot be typed in. This dumb pdf form needs to either be converted into a Word/Open Office file format which comes with its own hassles and doing so is not everybody's cup of tea. We also resort to copy-pasting it into a Word processor but even that jumbles up the form and makes the task even more complicated. Ulti...
Paper Wastage: What We Can (and Should) Do About It

Paper Wastage: What We Can (and Should) Do About It

Articles
My exams concluded recently, and the whole process, apart from making me dizzy (!), led me to think about the issue which stares us in our face, yet gets unnoticed so easily: paper wastage. All of us are aware that the ultimate source of paper is the forest. There is a direct correlation between the amount of paper used and the number of trees felled to obtain it. Although everyone talks a lot about "saving trees" and "deforestation", most of us don’t think twice about wasting paper. Paper is used everywhere - in schools, colleges, homes and offices - and very often, the wastage is much more than the usage. The reason for this is simply a careless and callous attitude: we use the whole sheet of paper just to note down a shopping list; we use a crisp new sheet to print a small paragraph; w

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