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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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This is how you stop Trackback and Pingback spam in WordPress

When blogging started to gather steam a decade ago, you had (and still have) three ways of receiving comments. The first still which still holds to today are traditional style commenting done by a person reading your article. Then came the bots and the comment spam which has today become a more manageable issue given …

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Export projects from Google Code to Github

Over the years, Google has killed many services it offered including my favourite Google Reader. And, now it is time for Google Code to bite the dust. As a developer, I started actively using Github to manage my WordPress plugins. I like the interface GitHub provides and definitely the ability of git to control all the changes. …

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Excel Paste Special

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 …

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Email Self-Defense

Email Self-Defense – Secure your email in 30 minutes!

In light of the bulk surveillance issues that have found their way across the web, the Free Software Foundation has launched a guide to help secure your email communication. The guide recommends free software tools like GnuPG and Enigmail to secure your email. All you need is a computer with an Internet connection, an email …

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