Panic Button/Silent Alarm with innovaphone IP PBX and optional Shelly button 1

Innovaphone has got a tutorial on how to implement a panic alarm with a function key on an IP phone which uses a BC conference object. This is good, but depends on the availybility of the function key. The key wouldn’t be available if you’re not on the IP phone’s home screen.

I needed something that can utilise a dedicated hardware button. Another helpful tip came from Nicos innovaphone Blog using multicast announcements.

This enabled me to build the following using a http command with a Shelly button 1:

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Splitting PDF files with pdfsam

I had some trouble saving MS Word form letters to individual files, since Word lacks this functionality and macros didn’t quite do what I needed.

After some more searching I found pdfsam, which is — in its Basic version — free and open source software.

Now after I create a form letter in Word, I save the merged file as a PDF. Afterwards I just run it through pdfsam to split the file into new ones every n pages.

Creating individual files from MS Word form letters (Update)

tl;dr: Use pdfsam

MS Word has a good form letter feature, but it’s limited in a way: when you want to save each form letter individually, you’re out of luck. You can only create a single Word document, which contains all letters. I was searching far and wide for a solution to my problem and stumbled upon some Add-ins, but what helped me the most is a simple macro.

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Serienbriefe als einzelne MS Word-Dokumente (Update)

tl;dr: Benutze pdfsam

MS Word hat eine gute Serienbrieffunktion, aber sie hat eine Einschränkung: es können keine einzelnen Dokumente gespeichert werden. Word erstellt lediglich eine Datei, die alle Dokumente enthält. Ich habe weit und breit nach einer Lösung gesucht und bin auf einige Add-ins gestoßen, aber letztendlich half ein einfaches Makro.

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