Friday, September 26, 2008

Facebook Ads : No business profile rant

So I was interested in experimenting with Facebook Advertising. I went to their site and started to complete the sign-up procedure. It then asked me to sign-in to my Facebook account, but the only one I have is my personal one which wouldn't be suitable for a business (as we need multiple people to login and change the ad campaign). I signed up with a generic sounding name, uploaded my campaign and it was approved pretty quickly. Good start. But...

Logging in later I see that the entire account has been suspended because they didn't like the name on the account. I emailed support to explain all we wanted was to advertise on Facebook, we are not interested in having a profile and that I couldn't use my personal FB account as that would mean I'd have to share the login details with colleagues. Their answer is they don't support this! Does this mean that every company has to have a nominated individual willing to share access to his/her entire FB profile in order for them to run advertising? Madness.

Monday, September 08, 2008

Nitro PDF Error 2738 and Regsvr32 Error 0×80004005

I finally gave up my search for a free pdf editor today and decided to test both Foxit's and Nitro's offerings before, theoritcally, buying one for about $99 (£55).

Anyway, the first error with Nitro was "Error 2738". This is to do with registering VBScript engine within Vista. The solution from Nitro is as follows:

The VBScript engine can be quickly registered by following these steps:

1. Run Command Prompt as administrator
1.1 Start Menu -> All Programs -> Accessories
1.2 Right click on Command Prompt and select Run as administrator
2. Type cd %windir%\system32 into the Command Prompt and hit Enter
3. Type regsvr32 vbscript.dll into the Command Prompt and hit Enter

However, when I tried this I got another error (doh!) from Windows, referring to a Regsvr32 Error 0×80004005. This was caused because I didn't run Command Prompt as an administrator - i.e. I skip-read point 1.2 above and missed the "right click" part. So there you go, I hope this stops you making the same mistake as me!