Category: ‘Windows Help’

Convert Files to PDF Format

October 30, 2011 Posted by Skai

Why convert files to PDF format?

PDF files are relatively smaller in file size than other documents. It is easier to transfer the file to other person via internet after you convert the file to PDF given the smaller size. If you need to send someone your document, however, do not wish that person to amend your file, converting it to PDF will aid to reduce chances of that person modify your file.

CutePDF is a free software to convert files to PDF files, including Word document and HTML; basically, any file that can be printed.

 

Download CutePDF at: http://www.cutepdf.com/products/cutepdf/Writer.asp
Or you can download the 2 individual files directly here:

CutePDF
Converter
(GNU Ghostscript displays, prints and converts PostScript and PDF files.)

Install the converter before the CutePDF.

Cute PDF

Cute PDF

After installation, when you want to convert your file to PDF file, use the same print command like normal printing, however, select the printer name “CutePDF Writer” instead.

CutePDF - save as

CutePDF - save as

After you click “Print”, a new “Save As” window will prompt you to save your new PDF file at your desired location.

Portable Document Format (PDF) is the de facto standard for the secure and reliable distribution and exchange of electronic documents and forms around the world. CutePDF Writer (formerly CutePDF Printer) is the free version of commercial PDF creation software. CutePDF Writer installs itself as a “printer subsystem”. This enables virtually any Windows applications (must be able to print) to create professional quality PDF documents – with just a push of a button!

FREE for commercial and non-commercial use! No watermarks! No Popup Web Ads!

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Photoshop Tutorial

October 30, 2011 Posted by Skai

Have you seen very nicely edited photo that you would “wow” at? Thereafter, would you ponder over who is the genius who did the work?

You can actually do the same things.

There are many tutorials available online, which can help you to learn photoshop step by step. All you have to do is to surf around the photoshop tutorial sites and look for the effects that you like. Then, start learning!

There are always different ways to produce similar effects to the finishing products; do not worry if you realise you are taking longer steps to get things done because the same skill you have learnt could have been applied to other design work as a better method.

One good Photoshop tutorial found online is Photoshop Essentials. It provides and teaches Print-Ready PDFs, Photoshop Basics, Brushes, Photo Editing, Photo Effects, Text Effects, Digital Photo Essentials, Photoshop Tips & Tricks.

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Most Useful Windows Keyboard Shortcuts

October 30, 2011 Posted by Skai

The two main input devices of computer are keyboard and mouse; both devices have their own advantages. Whenever I feel lazy, I would use the mouse to do practically everything that does not require typing. However, whenever I’m rushing work, I would maximize the use of the keyboard. The combination of both keyboard and mouse are essential at times.

There are some restrictions to the use of mouse. Moving the mouse to the correct position takes time, so does adjusting of the cursor to the exact position.

For example, to do a simple copy and paste, you have to right click, scroll to the “copy” function and click it, before you do the same thing for the “paste” command. Whereas, if you are using keyboard, you can simply use “ctrl + c” to copy and “ctrl + v” to paste, which is much faster.

ctrl + c Copy
ctrl + v Paste
ctrl + s Save
ctrl + z Undo
alt + tab switch windows on taskbar
alt + shift + tab switch windows on taskbar from right to left
ctrl + r refresh page/folder
ctrl + tab switch tabs
ctrl + shift + tab switch tabs in opposite direction
ctrl + t open new tab
ctrl + n open new window
ctrl + w close tab inside windows (for IE, Firefox, MS excel…)
ctrl + shift + t open last closed tab
F2 rename file/folder

Playing around with the keyboard shortcut speeds up work a lot. It can also help to secure piracy. Whenever you are working on your browser, a simple “ctrl + tab” or “ctrl + shift + tab” would change your tab so that whoever passes by you will not see what you are working on.

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