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Unlock PDF Files

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Unlock Adobe PDF FilesPDF (Portable Document Format) has become the standard for any downloadable document, manual, newsletter – due to its ability to reliably reproduce regardless of “application software, hardware, and operating systems.”

Whilst most people associate the PDF standard with Adobe it’s actually available for anyone to develop software without paying royalties.

Which means that there are LOADS of PDF programs available if you don’t want to pay the AU$17.00 per month for access to Adobe’s flagship “Adobe Acrobat Pro DC”.

For instance – one of my biggest annoyances is manuals that come in a ‘locked pdf’ format – meaning that you can’t remove the foreign language pages that are of no use to print a handy manual … unless of course you get a password removal utility.

My current favourite is released by Tenorshare –  PDF Password Remover

Tenorshare PDF Password Remover - Unlock PDF

PDF Password Remover allows you to get access to password protected PDF instantly. It can unlock PDF documents and remove editing, copying, converting and printing restrictions within seconds. It supports all password protecting or locking PDF documents created with all versions of Adobe Acrobat or any other PDF application.

The user interface is a little ‘clunky’ & you cannot ‘drag & drop’ but – It could hardly be any easier to use!

Select the file(s) you need unlocked & press Start – your unlocked files are almost immediately available.

This is ‘trial-ware’ – you get a certain number of functions before you need to purchase the full version … currently US$14.95

My rating:  4.5 stars.

Australian States & Territories

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Found this handy snippet in the Google Cache when searching for a list of Australian States – original page seemed to be deleted

Handy if you’re having to make drop-down lists of Australian States & Territories


<!-- States & Territories by Size -->

<select name="state">
	<option name="nsw">New South Wales</option>
	<option name="vic">Victoria</option>
	<option name="qld">Queensland</option>
	<option name="wa">Western Australia</option>
	<option name="sa">South Australia</option>
	<option name="tas">Tasmania</option>
	<option name="act">Australian Capital Territory</option>
	<option name="nt">Northern Territory</option>
</select>

<!-- States & Territories Alphabetical -->

<select name="state">
	<option name="act">Australian Capital Territory</option>
	<option name="nsw">New South Wales</option>
	<option name="nt">Northern Territory</option>
	<option name="qld">Queensland</option>
	<option name="sa">South Australia</option>
	<option name="tas">Tasmania</option>
	<option name="vic">Victoria</option>
	<option name="wa">Western Australia</option>
</select>

<!-- Complete List of States & Territories Alphabetical -->

<select name="state">
	<option name="aci">Ashmore and Cartier Islands</option>
	<option name="aat">Australian Antarctic Territory</option>
	<option name="act">Australian Capital Territory</option>
	<option name="ci">Christmas Island</option>
	<option name="ki">Cocos (Keeling) Islands</option>
	<option name="csi">Coral Sea Islands</option>
	<option name="himi">Heard Island and McDonald Islands</option>
	<option name="jb">Jervis Bay Territory</option>
	<option name="nsw">New South Wales</option>
	<option name="ni">Norfolk Island</option>
	<option name="nt">Northern Territory</option>
	<option name="qld">Queensland</option>
	<option name="sa">South Australia</option>
	<option name="tas">Tasmania</option>
	<option name="vic">Victoria</option>
	<option name="wa">Western Australia</option>
</select>

And if you’re after an abbreviated Capitalized list for the WordPress ‘Contact Form 7‘ plug-in


ACT||NSW||NT||QLD||SA||TAS||VIC||WA

I wonder if someone hosts a worldwide list somewhere?? (Not that I would ever want to use it) It appears that some one does: ISO Country List – HTML select/dropdown snippet Or if you’re more adventurous – a dynamically generated Country AND State list ready to insert into your html forms.