Microsoft Paint Alternatives

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Microsoft Paint has existed for 32 years and recently it was rumored that it will be killed in the next Windows update. Windows denied those rumors and it turned out MS Paint will still be available but moved to Windows store. There won’t be new versions for sure, at least not in the near future. Since existence of MS Paint was put in question, it is better you get familiar with its alternatives.

Here is a list of free MS Paint alternatives:

Gimp is an open source software that can be used on Windows, Linux, Mac (10.6 and newer) and it other less known operating systems. It supports different file formats such as tiff, jpeg, gif, png, psd, bpm and others. Gimp is perfect solution for photo retouching, cloning objects, enhancing the quality of the photo.

Photoscape is an easy tool for photo editing and enhancing. The tool can remove red eyes, crop, filter or add objects or text, resize the photo or adjust colors. It even has a possibility to merge multiple photos in one or to create an animated gif from multiple photos. What is interesting, the tool has an option to find a similar face online, by using the existing photo. Continue reading >>

How to Extract Pages from PDF

When dealing with large PDF files, it may be hard to analyze data carefully and to scroll pages back and forth. Since you probably don’t need the data from the whole document at once, you can extract pages from your document and thus have two or more separate smaller documents. In that way, it will become easier to manipulate the data and make analysis. So here is a detailed guide on how to extract pages from PDF files and get a PDF of a smaller size.

When Do You need to Extract Pages from PDF?

Before we explain to you how to extract pages from PDF files, check out some situations when you will need to know this trick:

  • When you don’t have too much space on your computer and you don’t need the whole document, extract only the pages you need and delete the rest.
  • When you want to share the document with your colleagues or coworkers but it is too big to send it via Skype or email. Extracting only necessary pages will solve the problem.
  • When the file is too big to go through and analyze data.

How to Start?

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Three Ways to Save PDF As JPEG

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Being cross-platform files as they are, both PDF and JPEG are very popular. They can be open on any computer, no matter what operating system in question. It is highly recommended to use PDF files, when you deal with text documents or documents with vector images. Otherwise, you can use JPEG format. JPEG files take less space comparing to other image formats, but their quality suffers as well. Anyway, JPEG files are good to use then you need to upload images to a website or when you deal with non-textual documents. If you want to extract an image from your PDF and use it elsewhere, just save PDF as JPEG and edit JPEG file with any image editor.


How can I convert PDF to JPEG

Here we will present three different ways to convert PDF to JPEG, for every situation. When you at home, you can use your desktop computer and the program PDF Converter Elite to convert a PDF to JPEG, when you are on a business trip with your laptop and you don’t have the required program installed on it, you can use online tool and lastly, use mobile app when you are on the go and need urgently to convert a PDF.

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How to Convert OXPS to PDF

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Converting files from one format to another is nowadays very easy task to do because of PDF conversion tools. However, there are some file formats that are harder to convert to another format or simply users are less familiar with those types of conversions. It is safe to say that .oxps to PDF conversion is on that list. One cannot convert oxps to PDF with every regular PDF converter and the same goes for xps to PDF conversion.


What is an Oxps file extension?

Oxps file is actually xps file format, that is created on Windows 8. OXPS stands for Open XML Paper Specification format. You can create .oxps file with almost any Windows application. However, you can view .oxps files only with Microsoft XPS viewer.

What kind of file is Oxps?

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How to Split Cells in Excel

When working with Excel, you may encounter many difficulties that will slow down your work. Luckily, there are many Excel tips available online and you can find them and use them very easily. Whereas solutions to common Excel problems can be found quickly, solutions to those less common Excel problems are harder to find. One such difficulty you may experience while working with tabular data is to split cells in Excel. Oftentimes wrong data is placed together in one cell and you need to make more cells in order to split that data.

Unfortunately, there is no such option in Excel that can divide one cell into multiple smaller cells but still, there is a way to split cells in Excel. If you follow the steps below you will be able to divide content and place it in separate cells.

Firstly, select the cells you want to split. By clicking on the Data menu, a toolbar like this one shown on the image below will appear. Continue reading >>

How to Add Page Numbers in Word

Many Microsoft Word users don’t know how to add page numbers in Word. Even if they knew how to insert numbers, the problem arises when a document would have the introduction or a table of contents. That first introductory part of the document shouldn’t include numbers which means that a user must skip a couple of pages at the beginning. Since Word has automatic number labeling, a user must set up page numbering manually.

The following guide applies to Word 2016, 2013, 2010 and 2007. First, we will show you how to add page numbers in Word and then we will share with you some advanced techniques.


Guide 1: How to Add Page Numbers in Word


First, open the exact page in the document from where you want to start page numbering. Then click on Insert menu and then on Page Number option in the Header & Footer tab. Continue reading >>

How to Embed a YouTube Video in PowerPoint

With over 30 million presentations created every day, Microsoft PowerPoint is without any doubt the most popular slideshow creator on Earth. Used extremely frequently both in business and in education, this software allows users to expeditiously manage their presentations, which can later be applied to a wide array of possibilities.

Another interesting fact is that 120 million people use PowerPoint for business, and more than 6 million teachers depend on PPT files for classroom lectures. A relatively new feature to PowerPoint is that you can embed YouTube videos onto a presentation, which can be more than convenient at times.

As the world’s largest free video hosting service YouTube doesn’t really require any kind of special introduction, so if you require embellishing your presentation with a YouTube video and you’re not sure how to do it, continue reading this post!


So, how exactly to embed a YouTube video in PowerPoint?


Firstly, it is important that you own a 2016, 2013 or 2010 version of PowerPoint, because otherwise the embedding won’t work. Continue reading >>

Tax Day 2017 PDF Software Deal- 20% Discount

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With this year’s tax season almost at a finish, there is only a narrow time frame to get all of your taxes in order. If you don’t perform these types of activities as a professional accountant, it’s probably safe to say that you’ve left with this (let’s not fool ourselves) quite difficult and exhausting task for the last moment possible.

Analyzing huge amounts of documents can be a real hassle, especially if it has to be done in a very short period of time. To make things even worse, the majority of these tax returns, invoices, bank statements and other similar accompanying documents frequently come in PDF form, which makes them severely tough for editing.

In light of all this, we wanted to help everyone in need by lowering the price of our software, PDF Converter Elite 5.


You can use this 20% discount from today to April the 18th.


 How PDF Converter Elite Can Help You With Financial Data



With PDF Converter Elite 5 you can easily do almost anything with your PDF files:

  • edit text directly on a PDF
  • custom convert PDF to Excel and CSV
  • secure files with passwords and apply permissions only to the certain people
  • convert both regular and scanned PDF files
  • merge PDF files or pages
  • split PDF files or pages

Take advantage of this time-sensitive offer and make this tax season passes with lower stress levels than usual!

How to Rotate PDF Files

Performing classical editing options on a PDF file can be quite troublesome because of their read-only nature, and one of them is definitely the rotation of the entire document, or just specific pages of the document. The reasons to rotate PDF files can be numerous, ranging from either the need to fit a specific screen type, or rotating only the pages that have images (or graphics) on them, while preserving the original outlay of all the other pages. We shouldn’t focus too much on possible intentions for rotating PDFs, because each individual has their own unique requirement to do it, depending on the file in question, instead we should concentrate on how to overcome this distinctive, but fairly simple issue- to rotate PDF files.


Rotate PDF Files by using PDF Converter Elite

Download the free trial version of the software here, and once you’ve installed it on your computer, open the PDF you require to be edited. This is achieved by selecting the Open icon found on the upper left part of your monitor. Continue reading >>

How to Delete Pages from PDF

Working with big data can be exhausting and time consuming. Often those files that you need to analyze are kept in PDF format, which is known for its capacity to keep the document protected. That comes in handy for document safety purposes, but if you want to get rid of some parts of the document you will need to learn how to delete pages from PDF files.

If you deal with large PDF files, the only way to process all that data is to delete unnecessary pages. In a few steps you can get rid of information you don’t need and have a better organized PDF document.


Use PDF Converter Elite to Delete Pages from PDF Files


Install a free trial of PDF Converter Elite here.

Upon running the program, open the PDF file you are working with. To open a PDF file, click the Open icon or File > Open.

Delete Pages option is accessible via Edit button shown in the toolbar. You can also access the Edit options by clicking on Edit menu.

If you click on Edit button on the toolbar, a sidebar will show up on the left offering you different editing options. One of them is Delete Pages button.

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If you choose to click on Edit menu, a drop-down menu will appear where you will find Delete Pages option.

Note: This option is only available if your PDF contains more than one page.


So, what is the next step?

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