• Software,  Tips and Tutorials,  Utilities

    Scanned PDF to Word Conversion Proves That Brain Is Better Than Brawn

    “There’s a way to do it better – find it. Thomas A. Edison”. These are the wise words of Thomas Edison and, by all means, he was right. In today’s digital world, working in informational technology means constantly seeking to improve and develop in each field. It is crucial to always discover new and interesting ways to do better, to increase productivity and to get things done in the most efficient way. Since everything is changing rapidly, people need to learn how to be effective in simple daily tasks. One thing that has become a usual work routine is managing different electronic documents that you receive. No matter which profession…

  • Software,  Tips and Tutorials,  Utilities

    How to Convert Scanned PDFs with PDF Converter

    Different types of professionals like lawyers, accountants, teachers and many others need to share and use a lot of documents in their work, and a great number of them have started to digitize their work in recent years in a positive global trend to minimize the use of paper in business and preserve the forests of Earth. One of the usual and important aspects of work in everyday office environment, besides cutting down the use of paper, is converting all past databases into digital form, which basically means that business professionals often need to scan each paper individually, and save them on their hard drives. The most rewarding format to…

  • Excel,  Software

    3 Reasons to use customized PDF to Excel conversion

    The following is a guest post by the team. Most Excel users need tools for PDF conversion, especially when they want to preserve the spreadsheet data. Converting Excel files to PDF is usually not a daunting task but things get complicated when you need to edit your document and add more data in the same spreadsheet. That’s why it can come in handy to use an advanced option of PDF to Excel conversion, but not many PDF tools have such feature. One PDF tool that has custom PDF to Excel option is PDF Converter Elite 4. It is a tool that converts PDF documents to MS Office and Open…

  • Office,  Techtites Featured,  Tips and Tutorials

    What is NPV?

    If you’re here and reading this post, then you’ve probably been asked to calculate the Net Present Value of a set of cash flows in Excel. Over the next few posts, I’ll walk you through Net Present Value (or NPV) as a concept and then go into the details of how to calculate this in Excel. Introducing NPV, PV and FV Net Present Value, as the name suggests, is the sum of the present values of future cash flows. Both incoming (i.e. receipts) and outgoing (i.e. payments) are considered for calculating the NPV. So, what’s present value (PV)? Let’s try to understand this via a simple example. Imagine that you…

  • Excel,  Office

    2 Tips to become more efficient at Microsoft Excel

    As part of my day job, I’ve spent a lot of time working with Microsoft Excel and Microsoft PowerPoint. Not only with 2010, but also with Excel 2003 and Excel 2007. And with any task or software, the more you use it, the more efficient you get with it. Below are two key tips that I have learnt and practice all the time. Are you ready to take that step to become a Microsoft Excel Expert?! Tip 1: Throw away your mouse and embrace your keyboard One of the biggest things that slows down Excel users is the constant need to switch from their keyboard to their mouse, drag it to where they want to reach within the Excel window. This…

  • Office,  Software,  Techtites Featured,  Tips and Tutorials

    Convert PDF inside Google Drive to Excel and PowerPoint

    In it’s portfolio, Google has a large set of free useful services. One that is most frequently used is Google Drive, which is used for storing and sharing digital data. This service is used by almost everyone because it is free and it integrates with other Google services. A feature that many users like is its ability to convert PDF documents, including scanned PDFs into editable text for further reuse. To access this feature, all you need to do is to right click on the file and click on Open with Google Docs. However if you want to convert a PDF into a spreadsheet, a presentation or an image format,…

  • Lookeen Desktop Search
    Software,  Utilities,  Windows

    Lookeen Desktop Search – How to save time through better search

    Everyone creates and shares files and documents, everyone uses email, and everyone struggles to manage the excessive amounts of data flooding into our lives every day. The Findwise Findability Survey 2014 found that time wasted searching and dealing with documents cost organizations more than 20% of their total productivity, and almost $20,000 per employee per year. Lookeen Desktop Search is a great solution for anyone who has ever struggled to find an important email or document, or who has given up on their extensive and time-consuming filing system.   What is Lookeen? Lookeen is a Windows desktop search tool that makes the task of finding your documents, emails, attachments, appointments…

  • BenQ GW2255
    Browsers,  Multimedia,  Software

    6 ways to stream local media files to Chromecast

    I finally decided to buy a Chromecast to complement the new screen that I bought. Although Chromecast states that it works with TVs, it works with pretty much any screen that has an HDMI port, e.g. my new BenQ monitor. The next step after setting this up was an extensive amount of research which is still ongoing. Top of my list is figuring out how I can stream videos to Chromecast. I love the YouTube app which comes inbuilt with excellent support. As well as my Google Play movies app which let’s me easily stream movies to my monitor via Chromecast. But, if you’re looking at streaming anything else, e.g. my…

  • Excel Paste Special
    Excel,  Office,  Techtites Featured,  Tips and Tutorials

    This amazing Excel shortcut will save you hours!

    This is one very powerful and, in my opinion, less used feature of Microsoft Excel. Many of you are familiar with Paste Special, also popularly called Alt + E + S after the legacy Excel 2003 shortcut which still holds true to this day. Below is what the Paste Special window looks like. You can hit any of the underlined letters of your keyboard to follow the dialog. E.g. “V” will paste the current copied contents as values. Another one of my favourites is “w” or column widths. The Operation shortcuts are especially useful when you’re working with numbers and want to easily add or subtract the same number or…