Checklist of Essential Small Business Technology in 2018

It is safe to say that small businesses and technology go hand in hand. In order to raise productivity, efficiency, grow the revenue of your business and improve expenses and performance, you should embrace technology and what it has to offer. It is important to follow the trends of technology as it has been changing every year.

According to Insight statistics from February 2017, 41% of small businesses have a plan to spend more on technology, especially for Internet of things. It is believed that in 2015 they spent 50% more on technology. Many business cannot work without wireless and mobile technology. Cloud solutions have also become inevitable part of every small business.

To help you keep up with the latest technology we compiled a list of essential technology your business should have in 2018.




cyber security

Your business data may be at risk of cyber attacks if you rely on unsecured technology. According to Information Management, 58% of businesses experienced data breach at least once during the last year. We live in a world where information has become more valuable than gold. Losing you clients and business data in general can leave a bad reputation and not to mention losing profit. With the rise of Internet of things and the increased usage of online tools, cyber attacks have become easy to accomplish. The year 2018 will be a true challenge when it comes to protecting your sensitive data against cyber attacks and responding to security breaches. It is predicted that there will be new types of cyber attacks but also new ways of cyber defence and threat remediation that businesses can use.

Businesses should invest in cybersecurity technology but also provide their staff with appropriate training programs. Using outsourcing cybersecurity is also a good idea- working with professionals who will assess all the potential risks and come up with a right solution.

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How to Spell Check in Excel

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When working in a Word document, users have a good habit to check for spelling and grammar mistakes. It seems very unprofessional to send a document to your business partner or a client, with spelling mistakes. But people often forget to do that when they deal with Excel spreadsheets. Excel cells contain mostly numerical data and maybe that’s the reason no one bothers to check the text part. Although there is not so much text, you should spell check in Excel as well and not only in Word.

Here is how to spell check your Excel data

Way one: Use your keyboard to spell check in Excel by pressing the F7 keyboard. First you will be asked if you want to start the spell check from the beginning of the sheet. Continue reading >>

How to Convert PDF to PNG

There are different formats of image files, such as PNG, JPEG, TIFF, RAW, BMP and many other.  Every image file format has its advantages and disadvantages. PNG files are often used for Internet purposes, when uploading photos to a website. In some situations, especially when you need to print an image or to transfer it somewhere, converting PNG to PDF form is a right choice. But later on when you need to rework your image with image tools, you need to know how to convert that PDF to PNG.


You can turn a PDF to PNG with PDF Converter Elite and here is a detailed guide:


Download a free trial of our PDF Converter Elite program. The free trial lasts for 7 days and you can convert as many PDFs as you like for that time. Have in mind that you can convert only three pages per document.


When you run the program, go to the File menu and then Open, or click on the Open icon on the toolbar.


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How to Insert PDF into PowerPoint

PowerPoint is the first choice when you need to make a presentation for business or school. It has a variety of different templates and themes for every purpose. You can use them as an outline and add information you need or you can make a presentation all by yourself. PowerPoint has a lot of different options that will enhance the look of your presentation. The Insert menu is particularly useful, because you can add different objects, images, illustrations to your presentation. The last time we talked about this powerful presentation tool, we showed you how to embed a YouTube video in PowerPoint. In this article, you will learn how to insert PDF into PowerPoint.

Compared to images and illustrations, PDF files can be tricky especially if a PDF has more than one page. In that case, only one page of a PDF can be visible. If you need to make all the pages visible, you need to split PDF into smaller, one-page documents, and then to insert PDF into PowerPoint.

On the other hand, if it isn’t important for you whether the content of a PDF is visible or not, you can display an icon instead. The icon will represent a PDF and when you click on it, the PDF will open.

But, let’s start from the beginning step-by-step.


Insert PDF into PowerPoint via Insert menu


Open PowerPoint presentation and left-mouse click on the exact area of the document where you want to insert a PDF. Click on the Insert menu in the navigation bar.


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How to Recover an Unsaved Word Document

Does this situation sound similar to you? You were working in a Word document and suddenly the computer crashed. Maybe it crashed because of technical reasons or the loss of electric power. Or, you closed the document without thinking and now you don’t know how and if is it possible to retrieve it. Luckily, it is possible! Find out how to recover unsaved Word document and save your hard work.


There are two different types of unsaved documents:


  • A document that was originally saved but some of its updated versions wasn’t saved. In other words, you worked in a Word document and you saved one version. After some time you added more data in the same document but something went wrong and the latest version of your work wasn’t saved.
  • A document that was never saved at all. You were working in a document and you didn’t save it at all. This is more complex situation.


So let’s start from the first situation!


No matter what version of MS Word you are using, there is a way to retrieve unsaved document. The following guide explains how to recover unsaved Word document in versions 2010, 2013 and 2016.  All these three versions of Word have the same process. Later on in the text, we will explain how to recover unsaved Word document in older versions Word 2007, 2003 and 2002.


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How to Convert PNG to JPG without Losing Quality

PNG and JPG files are the most used image file formats. Both files formats have their own purpose. For instance, .png files are good for images that are used on the websites. This file format has lossless compression whereas .jpg file format has lossy compression. Since these two formats have differences, it is often necessary to turn PNG to JPG or vice versa.


Lossless or lossy compression?

PNG files are in nature lossless which means the quality of the image stays almost unalterable when the file is compressed. JPG files are of lossy compression- in other words, when you compress a JPG file it loses quality which cannot be restored.


Which is better quality PNG or JPG?

If you have understood the difference between lossless and lossy compression, you know that PNG files are of better quality. But that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t use JPG files and not convert PNG to JPG format. JPG files are quite useful when you need a file of a small size. Continue reading >>

How to Write on a PDF with PDF Converter Elite

If you have searched for guides on how to write on a PDF, you are probably aware of all PDF benefits. Not only can PDF be used on different operating systems and viewed on every device, but it can also keep your data secure. In addition to that, PDF files are usually of smaller size which means more memory on your computer.


PDF files are often used for business or school, when you need to prepare a portfolio or a presentation. You can save different types of content in a PDF, such as images, video and audio,etc. It is very easy to create a PDF from any native application, such as Microsoft Word, Excel and other Office formats.


But here’s the thing,


The problem arises when you need to add text to a PDF and you don’t want to convert a PDF to Word, make changes in Word and create a PDF again. You need something quicker, to type on a PDF directly.


Can you type in a PDF document?

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How to Double Space in Word

How skilled are you at text formatting? If you are using Word for business or school purposes, you should know how to format your document properly. Content does matter, but the way it is presented in a document is equally important. A well formatted document is easier for reading and reviewing. If you need to send your Word document to your boss or teacher for a review, double check if your text was formatted well. Here you will learn how to double space in Word and have your text presented in a more visible way.


What do you mean by double spaced?

Double space refers to the text formatting option in Microsoft Word, that actually makes space between text lines. For instance, if you want to use the printed version of a Word document, it would be better to make wider space between lines so you write comments under specific part of the text. Also, when there is double space between the lines, your text will be easier to read.


How do you double space words in Word?

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How to Delete a Page in Word

No matter how often do you use Microsoft Word, you have probably encountered the following problem at least once. Even though it sounds pretty easy to solve, it is always frustrating when you need to delete a page in Word, especially when it is a blank page. So how to delete a page in Word document?

There are different ways to do that and you can choose the right one depending on the position of your (blank) page. A (blank) page can usually be found at the end of the document, but also in the middle of it. Blank pages usually emerge when you make a page break or when your document contains empty paragraphs which you don’t see. Before you start removing the page you should figure out why the blank page is showing up.


You don’t know why the blank page appears


Follow this short tutorial to discover why there are blank pages in your document:

Use keyboard commands CTRL+SHIFT+8  to have the paragraph marks turned on, or click the Show/Hide ¶ option on the right top side of the Home tab. Continue reading >>

Document Shredding: What Documents You Should Keep

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Document shredding is a process of destroying paper documents with a paper shredder. As you can guess from its name, a paper shredder is a tool that cuts papers into strips. People, companies and of course governments usually have urge to destroy their paperwork and to save their privacy in that way. If you are worried about privacy and you possess documents that are too sensitive to keep, you can consider document shredding.

For instance, all kind of documents that contain personal information such as bank and credit card details, social security numbers, ATM receipts and other bills, airline tickets, expired visas and passport or credit cards, can be shredded.

What Documents You Should Keep

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