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Free Software: Working with Simply MEPIS

GNU/Linux is a free open source alternative to Windows. Hundreds of versions of GNU/Linux exist because it's free — people download it and tinker with it, and then distribute it. SimplyMEPIS Linux is a [more…]

Editing Your Digital Photos Like a Pro with Advanced Image-Editing Software

If you edit pictures on a daily basis or just want a lot of control over your images, you may want to use an advanced photo-editing program, which provides you with flexible, powerful, and convenient photo-editing [more…]

Your Computer’s Operating System

The most important piece of software inside a computer is its operating system. And the operating system is no slacker. The operating system has several duties: [more…]

Moving, Resizing, and Deleting Objects in InDesign CS2

When working with InDesign CS2, the most common tasks you'll do with objects is rearranging them — both moving them and changing their dimensions, plus deleting the ones you don't want or no longer need [more…]

Taking Action When Norton AntiVirus Can't Repair an Infected File

Assume for a minute that the worst has happened: Norton AntiVirus finds something it really believes is a virus but doesn't seem to be able to act upon the file to repair, quarantine, or delete it. If [more…]

Using Hidden Slides in PowerPoint

In a PowerPoint 2007 presentation, you can hide a slide just in case you'll need it later. Create hidden slides if you anticipate having to turn your presentation in a different direction — to answer a [more…]

Cracking the Codes in WordPerfect 11

Every WordPerfect document consists of content (the stuff you type) and formatting instructions (the appearance of the document and text). Normally, you work only with the content and the visual results [more…]

Combining Documents in WordPerfect 12

Each WordPerfect document lives in its own cozy little file on your hard drive. But sometimes you want to break down the walls between your documents and get them together, throw a little party, or whatever [more…]

Working with Graphics in WordPerfect 11

A few basics before you jump into using graphics: [more…]

Fooling with Toolbars in WordPerfect 11

The WordPerfect window features several bars containing buttons and controls, which WordPerfect calls, loosely, toolbars.This article focuses on the three most prominent of them: [more…]

Opening SAS Data Sets

SAS data sets are the building block of many reports and analyses in SAS. A SAS data set is the standard data storage format for data created with SAS. The great thing about SAS data sets is that they [more…]

Is Your Excel Dashboard or Report Accurate?

Nothing kills an Excel dashboard or report faster than the perception that its data are inaccurate. Before you send out your finished Excel dashboard or report, be sure to check your reporting mechanism [more…]

Inserting Sound Files in a PowerPoint Slide

To play sound in a PowerPoint 2007 presentation, you insert a sound file in a slide. How and when the sound is heard is up to you. You can make the sound file play automatically when the slide appears [more…]

Different Types of PC Software

The operating system isn’t the only software you use on your computer. If you’re a typical computer user, you’ll most likely obtain all kinds of computer software — software to help customize your computer [more…]

Aligning and Positioning in Crystal Xcelsius

In Crystal Xcelsius, you can easily get sucked into spending hours lining up the edges of the components in a visual model. Avoid the meticulous adjusting of components by using the built-in alignment [more…]

Setting Up Speech Recognition in Word 2002

Word is fully speech-capable software, but you need to set it up first; speech recognition isn't installed until you activate it. So keep the Word (or Microsoft Office) CD handy. [more…]

Free Software: Autofilling Cells in Calc — a free alternative to Microsoft Office — includes Calc, a spreadsheet program similar to Excel. Calc provides an easy way to automatically create a column or row of numbers in any sequence [more…]

Creating Your First MindManager Map

Creating maps is what MindManager is all about, but creating a useful map can take some effort and creative energy. You want to use maps that are already started, called [more…]

Inserting a Chart in PowerPoint 2007

Instead of using boring and hard-to read tables in your presentations, insert colorful charts with PowerPoint 2007. Charts make it easy for your audience to visualize trends and patterns — and can prevent [more…]

Entering and Editing Text with Linux gedit

You're not stuck with just command-prompt-based text editors in Linux — gedit is the default GUI text editor for Fedora. gedit is strictly a text editor, [more…]

Indenting and Aligning Text in WordPerfect Office 2002

Pressing the Tab key isn't the only way to shove text across the page. You can also use WordPerfect's indent and justification options to change the way that text fits between the left and right margins [more…]

Minding MindManager's Task Info Pane

Effective planning with MindManager begins with a complete and accurate map of what was discussed and agreed to. If you are responsible for creating this initial map, bring your computer to the meeting [more…]

Adding Images to a MindManager Map

You can add images to almost any element of a MindManager map, including an image taken from the Library The method for adding an image is the same for all topics. The following steps show you how to add [more…]

Turning on the Project Log in SAS Enterprise Guide

The project log is an aggregated view of all the log files for all the tasks in your SAS project. Every task and SAS program that you run in SAS Enterprise Guide generates a log file as part of its output [more…]

Discovering Reporting Options in SAS Enterprise Guide

Tasks that you run in SAS Enterprise Guide typically create a report, which is a type of textual or graphical output that you can view, print, or save as a file. You can set the preferred output file type [more…]


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