In reality, however, this level of eco-friendliness and sustainability has yet to be achieved. Many of us, especially businesspeople and college students, can’t always avoid printing – no matter how environmentally conscious we are. However, we can all print less if we put our minds to it. To help you do that, we have prepared five actionable and easily implementable tips for environmentally friendlier document printing. Continue reading
Running a small business by yourself is no small task, and small business owners need all the help they can get. Thankfully, organizing your business does not have to be that hard if you are a Microsoft Office user.
Microsoft offers a huge amount of free templates for its 2013 Office suite that can make running and organizing your business a much easier process. Here are 25 great Microsoft Office templates to check out if you need some help keeping all of your business-related data in order.
This is a great template for Microsoft Word that allows you to effortlessly plan out the agenda of a business meeting. You can quickly note all of the topics that you need to discuss at the meeting and share the agenda with everyone who will be in attendance so that they can prepare for the meeting ahead of time. Continue reading
If you’re in the process of looking for a job, there’s a good chance that you are struggling with putting together all of the elements you are going to need to create a strong job application.
Not only do you have to create a resume that is informative, well-presented and unique, but you are also probably spending a lot of time thinking about and writing cover letters, seeking out letters of recommendation, sprucing up your portfolios and whatever else you need to make a good case for yourself when applying for a position.
One of the most important aspects of this preparation process is to make sure that all of your materials look great and are presented in the best possible way. If you are student fresh out of college and looking for your first real place of employment, then you probably don’t have a lot of money to spend on productivity apps and software that can help you to create these documents.
Thankfully there are free alternatives. For example, you can use the Google Docs suite instead of Microsoft Office to create resumes and cover letters. And on top of that, Google has creative a bunch of great add-ons for Docs that can help you to create professional-looking and compelling job application documents even when you are working with no budget at all.
Here are some great Google add-ons to check out if you are looking for tools to make your job applications shine in order to get you your dream job.
Just like Microsoft Office offers a lot of great template for getting started when creating professional resumes, CVs and cover letters, Google offers some great ones as well. This template gallery offers a huge variety of fantastically designed templates that can get you started when trying to put together a neat and professional-looking job application.
If your writing skills are not up to par with the skills presented in your resume and you don’t want your mediocre writing to ruin your chances of getting a job, this is a great tool to use. It allows you to improve your writing by showing you mistakes that you make. It helps you to avoid redundancies and clichés in your writing while helping you to brush up on grammatical mistakes and much more.
Anyone who works in the financial industries knows the importance of keeping good statistics. More likely than not, you are using a spreadsheet program on an everyday basis – most commonly, Microsoft Excel.
Excel has a great feature for importing financial data that and stats that you find online into your own spreadsheet and tracking data from Excel itself. This comes in very handy for anyone who works with stocks, currencies or any other type of constantly fluctuating data. With this Excel feature, you are able to not only import data you find online, but also set it up to automatically refresh these statistics within your spreadsheet whenever they change.
Here’s a step-by-step how-to guide at how to do this if you have the latest version of the Microsoft Office suite and are using Excel 2013.
Once you open your Excel spreadsheet, go to the Data tab and click on “From Web.”
Enter the URL from which you want your data to be taken in the line on top of the window that says “Address” and then click Go. Continue reading
If you want to remember to do something, you had better write it down. This is especially true when it comes to our daily chores, tasks and all other to-do’s that just seem to keep piling up and coming down on us. One has to remember all sorts of dates like anniversaries and birthdays, groceries and other items to buy, an ever growing number of assignments and tasks to accomplish at work as an employee and a team member, and the list goes on and on. Most of us find it hard to keep up with all these responsibilities without a sort of to-do list that helps us get things done on daily basis. Some prefer to scribble down their chores and tasks on a piece of paper, while others, mostly business people and employees, have long preferred neatly typed and printed assignment lists. However, we all know that paper is very expensive in terms of environment sustainability. Thankfully, technology offers solutions and a really wide array of alternatives to printable to-do lists. It’s all a matter of finding and choosing the most suitable one. Let’s then inspect some of the best available free ones out there, for desktop and mobile productivity. Continue reading
PDFs are, as the name says, portable documents. One of their obvious advantages and reasons for wide use is that they are not easily editable. When you send someone your report, essay, article or any other work you authored, it’s like saying: “Here is the document I want to show you or submit for your review. Open it, read it, send me your feedback or use it for obtaining information, but don’t change it. It’s not meant to be changed.” Basically, PDF is an electronic version of a paper, printed document.
But, documents are not always perfect and they can or should be double-checked and often improved on before they are published or used for various business and educational purposes. One real-life example would be if one of your students sent you a great book report that you would like to share on your class website, so other students and book readers can benefit from it. But, as great as your student’s work is, you need to spell check it at least and correct possible errors without alerting your student or asking them to send you an editable version of the document. So, how do you do that with the PDF document? Continue reading
Beautiful and appealing images and graphics can liven up any document, report, presentation, lesson or book. Graphics, photos, charts and other imagery are important not only because of their aesthetic aspect, but also because they help us convey our message more clearly, learn and grasp new concepts more easily quickly, and easily understand business and financial data better.
One of the best indicators of how visual presentations of words are important in our lives is the ubiquitous popularity of image sayings, quotes and other text images on social web sites. They simply grab people’s attention, just like nice charts and graphs work better for presenting financial and numerical data. Images with text can be used not only on the web, but also in business or school presentations, documents or ebooks. If you think beautiful pictures with text are difficult to create if you have no designing skills, this might be true. However, there are many web apps that can make up for your lack of design prowess. All you need are basic Internet skills, text to convert to images, and some time to test and choose your favourite tools from this list of free online apps for creating quote images that the PDFConverter.com team has put up for you.
Quozio lets you quickly and easily convert a text quote to an image. All you need to do is type in or paste the text you want converted to image in the field Enter your quote…. and the name of the author in the Who said it field. Click the Go button and choose among 28 styles for your picture quote. You can download the text image to your computer and share it on social networks as well. Quozio additionally offers the option of creating a free Quozio user account, or you can log in with a personal Facebook account. If you do that, you will be able to save your image quotes in your account by clicking the Keep button or by sending them directly to your Facebook album of choice.
Pinwords allows you to instantly add stylized text to images. You can add your poetry, headings and titles, notes, stories, love letters or quotes to images in a few moments. Pinwords offers you the possibility of uploading your own image from a computer or the web. If you don’t have an image, you can choose among four attractive patterns or backgrounds for your text image. Style your text with one of six caption styles, eight fonts and an unlimited number of font colors. Continue reading
Microsoft Publisher is a desktop publishing application that is included in some editions of Microsoft Office suite. It is not as popular and used as core Office applications like Word, Excel and PowerPoint. However, there are still quite a few users who consider it to be a simple way to create high-quality, professional looking and stylish publications.
So, it is safe to say that you’re likely to encounter .PUB and .PUBX files, especially if you are in the business of printing, publishing or simply reviewing and approving business publications like brochures, flyers, monthly company magazines and event resources. As Microsoft Publisher is included in more expensive Office suite editions, chances are you don’t have the right edition, even if you use MS Office suite. And, of course, it is quite possible that you are using on your Windows machine a completely different office productivity suite – LibreOffice, OpenOffice or Google Drive. So, there is really no out of the box way to open and view, let alone edit, that .PUB or .PUBX file with it being installed on your machine, because Microsoft doesn’t provide free viewer for Publisher formats even though it offers freely viewers for Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
Then how can you view and edit that pesky .PUB file without appropriate Microsoft Office edition installed on your MS Windows machine?
Well, there is a workaround and a quick way to view the .PUB. And it’s free!
Nowadays it is so easy to find amazing recipes on the Internet for virtually any occasion, taste or diet. There are so many amazing blogs and sites with not only detailed recipes, but also step-by-step instructions for preparation. Thanks to this, you don’t need to be a world-class cook to make an amazing meal or even a Thanksgiving dinner. But despite the Internet and tons of recipes circling around the Web, many of us have that one priceless old family cookbook with everyone’s favorite recipe for the most savory, perfect Thanksgiving dinner (and all other important holidays). It has become a family treasure long ago and you open it only for those special occasions, because you fear that it will get damaged or that too much touching and page turning will ruin it. Another very common scenario would be that you collected recipes from magazines, recipe cards or scribbled them on any piece of paper or note-card you could find whenever you came across a yummy recipe. Now you have so many recipes that it is impossible to organize them, or, even worse, to find the one you want. Wouldn’t it be great to be able to digitize them, organize, tag and search them by ingredients or some other criteria? Not to mention the ability to add notes or even edit them?
If you have a scanner, it is no problem to scan them and turn them into images, which you can then easily convert to editable document formats, like Microsoft Word, using a file converter like PDF Converter Elite. It uses cutting-edge OCR technology, which enables you to easily pull out text from images into a Microsoft Word. But not everyone has a scanner in the first place, right? However, chances are you have a smartphone which lets you easily take pictures and transfer them to your computer. That, a Windows-powered computer and PDF Converter Elite are all you need to convert your recipes to usable electronic file formats. Here is how: Continue reading
Halloween is one of the most entertaining holidays in the year, when ghosts, spiders and other scary motifs decorate our home and inspire our wardrobe. It is also a holiday when we get to eat a lot of candy in the trick ‘n’ treat tradition.
On October 31 many people organize costume parties and people get dressed up as goblins, witches, vampires or some other scary creature that no one has yet thought of.
If you are hosting a Halloween party this year, we’d like to give you some last-minute advice on how to invite people to your fun event. Everyone loves receiving original invitations and since we only have one day left, this will be a very quick and easy tip on how to create stylish party invitations for your guests in a snap! If you are a Microsoft Office user, you may want to know that you can create fun invitations in MS Word without any drawing or designing skills at all, using professional predesigned templates. And here’s how! Continue reading