How to Track Financial Data from Web in Microsoft Excel 2013

import data from web in excelAnyone 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.

Microsoft Excel 2013 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  Microsoft Excel 2013.

Once you open your Microsoft Excel 2013 spreadsheet, go to the Data tab and click on “From Web.”

import data from web in excel

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.

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How to Instantly Convert Speech to Text Free

convert speech to textHere at PDFConverter.com, we specialize in providing both free and affordable professional document conversions to and from PDF. Thanks to Optical Character Recognition Technology, our PDF Converter Elite 3 also offers the capability to extract text from scanned and image documents and turn the text into usable and editable MS Word documents or Excel spreadsheets. With this technology, we are able to offer pretty powerful tools for manipulating and managing text documents in order to increase productivity and save time.

However, time is scarce these days and people are always on the go. The way we create and use documents is changing. For example, after hours of staring at a computer, tablet or smartphone screen, people often feel eyestrain and prefer listening to their PDFs and other documents rather than reading them. That is why some time ago we blogged about free solutions for converting text to audio.

However convenient this may be, many business people and office administrators who regularly create lots of documents and write numerous business emails and memos probably prefer dictating over typing. But not everyone has the opportunity to dictate their documents and communications to someone else who will write their words down and format accordingly. Thankfully, technology is advancing and trying to accommodate the needs of business professionals and computer users.

As a result of technology advances, today we have speech to text service providers.

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How to download multiple PDF documents from a web-page in one click

how to download pdfPDF documents and eBooks are widely available on the web. Nowadays you can find great business-related, educational, entertaining or informative resources online that you can download for free in PDF format. Not only that, you can often find multiple interesting PDFs on a single web-page. All you need to do is to download each of them. If there are only two or three PDFs of interest available on the page, it is not a big deal. But if you come across a page with a dozen or more documents that you simply must have, downloading PDF files individually may become a time intensive and mundane chore.

Let’s take for example one Google search query:

[business tips filetype:pdf ]

This search will return many great PDFs for free download. If you are just starting a business or writing a paper or article, or preparing a lesson for your students, you may want to check out as many resources as possible. If you start downloading each resource separately, you may end up doing this for hours, right?
But don’t worry. If you are a Google Chrome user, there is great news for you.

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How to Create Thank You Cards with Microsoft Word 2010

thank you cardsMicrosoft makes it easy for users of their Office suite to create all sorts of documents and cards by providing a myriad of pre-designed themed templates. You don’t need any design skills, talent or experience to make beautiful business cards, flyers, invitations or thank you notes for miscellaneous occasions. Creating captivating thank you cards in MS Word 2010 is as easy and quick as creating any other Word document.

 

Here’s how to create thank you cards

 

1) Open a new MS Word 2010 document.

2) Click on the File ribbon and then select New. Once you do that, the Word will present you with a plethora of MS Office templates.

office templatesYou will find there, for example, pre-made templates for creating brochures and booklets, budgets, lists and to-do checklists, inventories, forms, letterheads, resumes, and much more.

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How to instantly translate text in image on Android

google translate appGoogle Translate is an Android application that seems to be constantly evolving and unveiling new updates. The latest update features an integration of Google Goggles’ OCR (optical character recognition) technology. The integration of this technology enables people to input text for translation without actually having to type the text that they want to be translated. Instead of typing the text, you use the camera of your Android device to translate text in image.

For example, if you want to translate something from a restaurant menu that is in French, you don’t have to type in the phrases – all you have to do is to take a snapshot of the words, highlight the desired words, and the OCR technology will go to work in order to recognize the characters and have the text translated on your device’s screen. You can even listen to translation.

Here’s how you use this great and free Android app to translate text in image on the fly and have it spoken to you.

1. First, take a picture of the text that you want translated. You should have previously designated what languages you are translating from and into.

tap to read text

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