How to Create a Digital Photo Album in Microsoft PowerPoint

digital photo albumCreating, managing and sharing images online have become very popular thanks to handy free online image tools and social networks. As a result, we increasingly organize and keep our photos in a digital photo album. We often forget that on personal computer sit amazing applications that we paid for but don’t use to their full potential. One such piece of often underused software is Microsoft PowerPoint with tons of amazing features, like the ability to create totally attractive digital photo album with original and personalized design.

Not only that, but there are many advantages of using Microsoft PowerPoint for this purpose. For one, you don’t need Internet connection to do it, which means that you can easily work on your digital photo album literally wherever you and your laptop are (for example, on the plane back from your awesome vacation where you made all those wonderful photos).

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How to Visualize Data in 7 Different Ways

how to visualizeOne of the first things people learn, before learning to properly speak and count, is to recognize and categorize objects by color, size and shape. This is probably the main explanation of the explosion and huge popularity of different data visualization trends on the Internet in the past few years. But not so many people actually know how to visualize data.

Data analysts, researchers, statisticians, finance professionals, students –  basically everyone who works with data and needs to create all sorts of reports which they share with their stakeholders – have benefited greatly from this popular visual data trend.

Reports that were previously boring, dry and in many cases difficult to grasp because of too many numbers, calculations and sentences with dense terminology, can now be viewed in attractive visual forms.

 

How to visualize Data Reports easily

Thanks to the Internet and many wonderful online and desktop tools, it is so much easier to learn how to visualize complex information and data in a way that will help people not only understand it, but also enjoy viewing it.

Today we are recommending seven different ways how to visualize data in an appealing and effective visual form.  Continue reading >>

Export LinkedIn Profile to PDF Resume

download resumeLinkedIn is the world’s largest network of professionals. It is an increasingly important tool in every job seeker and business professional’s toolbox. Job seeking is one of the most common uses of LinkedIn. But, with over 175 million members worldwide, it is also a place to connect, share knowledge, and network with experts from virtually any field. Savvy business people use LinkedIn to uncover new business opportunities and attract and reach out to potential clients and customers.

Most career and networking experts claim that the stepping stone to LinkedIn success is a well-rounded and complete profile. There are many tips for creating LinkedIn profiles and users spend quite a lot of time and effort filling in all the available information and sprucing up their profiles.

Despite the power of LinkedIn, most active job seekers still need a good printable resume. One of the best and most common ways to create a professional CV or resume is using Microsoft Word or Google Documents. As a matter of fact, Microsoft Word 2010 provides excellent tools for creating winning resumes. Resumes created in MS Word are highly editable, printable, and easily converted to PDF – which is one of the best formats for sending and sharing documents.

 

Download Resume as PDF

 

However, if you already have a great LinkedIn profile, you may want to turn it into a printable file instead of creating a resume from scratch. Fortunately, LinkedIn has already figured this out and offers an option for exporting profiles to PDF.

To help you convert your profile into a compelling PDF resume as quickly as possible, you just need to do the following:

1. Login into your Linkedin account

2. Click on the Profile menu Profile Edit Profile →  View button

3. Choose Save to PDF. Linkedin will automatically download resume as PDF and save on your computer.

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Three Online Tools to Spruce up Your PowerPoint Presentations

Presentations play an important role in different spheres nowadays. Business professionals, freelancers, small businesses and corporations, teachers, students, public speakers, project managers, and many others use presentations on a regular basis. Microsoft PowerPoint is probably the best known and most popular software program for creating and editing slideshows. It is packed with tons of powerful features which allow for creating and publishing striking and effective presentations. However, most professional presenters are always on the lookout for additional tools and presentation tips that will help them differentiate their presentations and make best possible impression. If you are one of them, here are three easy to use and free tools that will help you spruce-up your .ppt and .pptx files.

 

1. Convert presentations into 3D slideshows

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SlideShare 3D is a fully free web-based tool that enables users to easily turn any Slideshare presentation into a 3D slideshow. These 3D slideshows work on all modern browsers, mobile phones and tablets, including touchscreen devices. The tool is very easy to use. Continue reading >>

How to Annotate Web Pages Free with These 7 Apps

add notes to websitesIt is practically unimaginable to conduct any kind of research without the Internet these days. No matter if you are a student, educator, professional researcher, or simply a curious person, when you want to explore a certain subject chances are you will start your research on the World Wide Web. As far as we know, the Web is the best source of information on a wide range of topics.  Actually, you will most likely come across tons of great resources and materials that you can use for your project, paper, presentation, report or anything else.

However great and awesome it is, you will need to learn how to annotate all these amazing web pages in order to properly manage and moderate your research. Thankfully, there are numerous web applications that will enable you to add notes to web pages and much, much more. Today we share with you seven great apps for annotating the web and managing information online.

 

1. ZOTEROzotero

Zotero is a free tool that can help you collect, organize and edit your research sources. As a personal research assistant, it allows you to share your research and add content with a single click, directly to your library. As the tool supports thousands of sites, you can easily add PDFs, audio, images, and video files, and basically anything else.

The tool also organizes your research into collections, something similar to playlists, where you can name, add numbers or organized them however you like.

If you wish to create footnotes, citations and more, Zotero will, in no time, help you do that so you can concentrate on more relevant work. It can also automatically synchronize your data across as many devices as you use so you are able to add to your research library on your home computer or organize your collections right within your mobile device.

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Batch Print HTML to PDF via Email

html to pdfThe Internet is so full of good stuff for reading, with many knowledgeable, creative, fun, and experienced people freely sharing their expertise, tips, tricks, research and resources with other patrons of the World Wide Web. Today, it is easy to do business and academic research online because of the high-quality resources and materials that are freely available in the form of webpages. One problem with this excess of information is that you might not have the time to read and peruse all the articles, texts and blog posts that you come across during your research at once. Perhaps you`d rather bundle them into a book and print out or transfer the info to your favorite eBook reader so you can peacefully study them in a manner that is more convenient for you. Besides, it may prove useful to organize similar resources topically in separate eBooks that you can save and archive on your computer or elsewhere. This way, you can go back to them when you need to reference them in the future. Continue reading >>

5 Accounting Apps for Small Businesses

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There’s so much effort that needs to be put into running a small business that you might not have time to manage your finances efficiently if you are not familiar with accounting. Fortunately, there are a lot of applications that can help you out and make the entire process easy enough for even laypersons to handle. If you are looking to save some additional money by not involving a professional accountant in your business dealings, here are some excellent apps that can help you do it on your own.

 

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Five Great HTML5 Editors

html5 editorsHTML5 Editor is a software application for creating web-pages. While any text editing program can be used for writing HTML web-pages, specialized HTML editors are usually robust applications which enable web authors to work with related technologies like CSS and JavaScript, communicate with remote web servers via FTP and more. They present a more convenient and advanced way to author websites.

HTML5 is increasingly changing the landscape of our beloved virtual world, and website creators are already using it to structure and present content for the World Wide Web. Paired with powerful editing software which supports it, HTML5 editor can help you to create amazing web-pages with lots of useful or fun content. Here are five of the best free or commercial, standalone or web-based HTML5 editors:

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How To Share PDF Files With Your Facebook Friends?

Unfortunately, Facebook doesn’t offer the possibility to upload your PDF files and share them with your friends directly from the Facebook platform. But, don’t get discouraged, there is an awesome way to share your PDF books, presentations, essays, papers, reports and other kinds of PDF documents with your friends on Facebook.

Scribd is a website that allows you to upload PDF, Word and PowerPoint documents and share them with the whole world. All you need to do is create an account and start uploading your PDFs. Best  of all, creating and hosting of your files is absolutely free.

Scribd - share your PDFs, Word, PowerPoint documents

Basically, there are two ways to share the files hosted on Scribd with your Facebook friends. Continue reading >>

Ten Tutorials to Master MS Excel 2010

ms excel 2010For all you spreadsheet users out there who have decided to upgrade to the latest version of Microsoft Excel 2010, you’ll be happy to know that there are plenty of sites that can help you make the transition to the updated program as painless as possible.

Whether you are completely new to Microsoft Office Excel spreadsheet program or you are upgrading from the 2003 or 2007 version to the latest 2010 edition, there are a number of sites out there to help you find your way around the new program.

Here are ten of the best online tutorials for learning Excel 2010. Continue reading >>