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How To: Make a bootable ISO image or CD/DVD

Ali440134 demonstrates how to make a bootable ISO image or a CD / DVD disk. Making a bootable ISO disk is easy and requires just a few simple steps to complete. First, use the Magic ISO program to make the disk. Open Magic ISO and click your desired file. Then, click the open button. Your Magic ISO panel should then say Bootable which means that you can make a bootable disk. Next click tools and under the tools drop down menu click the burn CD / DVD with ISO option. Then, select your file and...

How To: Create a weighted gradebook in Microsoft Excel

New to Microsoft Excel? Looking for a tip? How about a tip so mind-blowingly useful as to qualify as a magic trick? You're in luck. In this MS Excel tutorial from ExcelIsFun, the 197th installment in their series of digital spreadsheet magic tricks, you'll learn how to use the SUM and VLOOKUP functions to create a grade book based on a specified total score with weights assigned to different categories.

How To: Get iSerial Reader for Mac

In this Software video tutorial you will learn how to get iSerial Reader for Mac. With this program you can get the serial numbers to use for various programs. Almost all programs are listed. There is nothing complicated about this. Download the iSerial reader from Serial Box. Once it is downloaded, open the folder and install it. After you open the program, follow the ‘installing serial box’ instructions. The file to add when you click ‘install now’ is the ‘serial box’ file that came with th...

How To: Calculate proportions and percentages in Excel

This Excel Statistics series of video shows how to calculate proportions and percentages in Microsoft Excel. This video shows how to do percentage calculations using formulas in Microsoft Excel. To make a formula for a percentage, you need to first make a formula to calculate the total sum of objects you are going to use. To do that, use the sum formula. Now, divide the current object's value with the previously generated sum formula, which gives you the frequency. When you multiply this by 1...

How To: Use YEARFRAC, INT, and DATEDIF in Excel

In this Excel magic trick video the tutor shows how to use the years worked formula using Yearfrac, Int and Datedif functions. He says that using this trick you can find out how many years some one has worked if we know his starting date and ending date i.e. he shows how to extract the difference in years directly by using formula to calculate it. He shows how to use Yearfrac function which gives the number of years in decimal form. He also shows how to extract integer from the decimal using ...

How To: Install additional fonts in Photoscape

Photoscape is a piece of free, photo editing software to use instead of more costly programs such as Photoshop. The program is pretty cool but you may want to install more fonts than what it comes with. If so, check out this video and you'll find out how to get it done. You'll need a zip program like winzip or winrar and you'll of course need Photoscape which you can get here.

How To: Model wavy window curtains in Autodesk 3ds Max

This video tutorial is meant to help you model your own curtains in Autodesk 3ds Max. If you need some window curtains, this is the best way to model them. You'll learn how to do it using several modifiers and layer techniques. You can download the finished curtain from VisualKnights, which you can fully edit to your needs. This tutorial can also work with older versions of 3ds Max (previously called 3d Studio Max).

How To: Avoid double-counting duplicates within a list in Microsoft Excel 2010

New to Microsoft Excel? Looking for a tip? How about a tip so mind-blowingly useful as to qualify as a magic trick? You're in luck. In this MS Excel tutorial from ExcelIsFun, the 726th installment in their series of digital spreadsheet magic tricks, you'll learn how to use the SIGN, COUNTIF and SUMPRODUCT functions to count 1 for each item in a first list that's also contained in a second list.

How To: Add yearly totals from monthly data in MS Excel 2010

New to Microsoft Excel? Looking for a tip? How about a tip so mind-blowingly useful as to qualify as a magic trick? You're in luck. In this MS Excel tutorial from ExcelIsFun, the 679th installment in their series of digital spreadsheet magic tricks, you'll learn how to summarize yearly totals from monthly totals when there Year Criteria is entered as a serial date. See the SUMPRODUCT and SUMIFS functions. Learn about criteria and how to enter it into the SUMIFS functions.

How To: Set up the calendar in MS Project 2007

In this tutorial, we learn how to set up the calendar in MS Project 2007. First, open up your calendar and then click on the "work week" tab. Now, set your working times into the slots for each different day. Make sure you set your start and end times correctly. Now, go to options and change the default start and end times so they match your working calendar. When finished, save this and then start to enter your task information to each different slot. When you enter this, the start and finis...

How To: Use straight & premultiplied alpha channels in Cinema 4D

This tutorial discusses the differences between a straight and a premultiplied Alpha channel in Cinema 4D. Learn how to spot the difference and ensure you interpret your files correctly when setting up your composite. Whether you're new to MAXON's popular 3D modeling application or are just looking to get better acquainted with Cinema 4D and its various features and functions, you're sure to enjoy this free video software tutorial. For more information, and to get started using this trick in ...

How To: Adjust hue saturation values (HSV) in Blender

This clip talks about what Hue Saturation Value is, and how to use Blender and the HSV node to isolate a specific color or range of values from an image. Whether you're new to the Blender Foundation's popular 3D modeling program or a seasoned graphic artist just interested in better acquainting yourself with the application, you're sure to be well served by this free video tutorial. For more information, including detailed instructions, take a look!

How To: Highlight dates falling within a given year in Excel

New to Microsoft Excel? Looking for a tip? How about a tip so mind-blowingly useful as to qualify as a magic trick? You're in luck. In this MS Excel tutorial from ExcelIsFun, the 633rd installment in their series of digital spreadsheet magic tricks, you'll learn how to create conditional formatting that will highlight the dates within a given year using the Year Function and Mixed Cell References in a logical TRUE-FALSE formula.

How To: Model the topology of a human head in Blender

Arguably the single most important aspect to modeling is topology. This overview tutorial takes a look at the topology of the human head, examining each of the main edgeloops, poles, etc. Whether you're new to the Blender Foundation's popular open-source 3D computer graphics application or are a seasoned digital artist merely on the lookout for new tips and tricks, you're sure to be well served by this free video software tutorial from the folks at CG Cookie. For more information, including s...

How To: Format reports with the Layout view in MS Access 2010

Learn how to use the Layout view option when working in Microsoft Access 2010. Whether you're new to Microsoft's popular database management application or a seasoned MS Office professional just looking to better acquaint yourself with the Access 2010 workflow, you're sure to be well served by this video tutorial. For more information, and to get started using the Layout view in your own Access projects, watch this free video guide.

How To: Create a new document from a template in Word 2010

Before you can work in Word 2010, you'll need to learn how to work with it. See how to generate a new document from a template in Microsoft Word 2010 with this free video software tutorial. Whether you're new to Microsoft's popular word processor or just wish to get to know Word 2010 a little better, you're sure to find much of value in this video lesson. For more and better information, and to get started using tempaltes in MS Word 2010 yourself, take a look.

How To: Create value-based formatting using data bars in Excel

See how to create value-based formatting using data bars and color scales in Excel 2007. See how to use the Format Cells dialog box and the pop-up mini-toolbar in Microsoft Excel 2007. Whether you're new to Microsoft's popular digital spreadsheet application or a seasoned business professional just looking to better acquaint yourself with this particular iteration of the program, you're sure to be well served by this video tutorial. For more information, including step-by-step instructions, w...

How To: Combine audio tracks in Audacity

If you have more than one audio track that you need to splice together, check out this tutorial. In this video, you will see just how easy it is to combine audio tracks using Audacity. Audacity is similar to Garage Band and is a way to edit and save music and other audio files. This software is widely used for podcasts as well.

How To: Decrease values in Microsoft Excel

New to Microsoft Excel? Looking for a tip? How about a tip so mind-blowingly useful as to qualify as a magic trick? You're in luck. In this MS Excel tutorial from ExcelIsFun and Mr. Excel, the 2nd installment in their joint series of digital spreadsheet magic tricks, you'll see two methods for subtracting 35% from a column of values.

How To: Compare loans with a spreadsheet in Microsoft Excel

Whether you're interested in learning Microsoft Excel from the bottom up or just looking to pick up a few tips and tricks, you've come to the right place. In this tutorial from everyone's favorite digital spreadsheet guru, ExcelIsFun, the 45th installment in his "Highline Excel Class" series of free video Excel lessons, you'll learn how to perform debt analysis with the following input variables: % Down Payment, APR, Years, Points, Extra Fee. See how to calculate Amount to Borrow, Monthly Pay...

How To: Use the Advanced Filter tool to extract data in Excel

Whether you're interested in learning Microsoft Excel from the bottom up or just looking to pick up a few tips and tricks, you're in the right place. In this tutorial from everyone's favorite digital spreadsheet guru, ExcelIsFun, the 19th installment in his "Highline Excel Class" series of free video Excel lessons, you'll learn about using Advanced Filter to extract data from an Excel List/Table/Database. See these 7 Advanced Filter examples:

How To: Scan a document in Word 2007

With technology nowaday, it has become so much easier to scan documents. In the past, people would always take their work to places like Kinkos and pay others to do something that would be simple and easy to do at home. But since the release of multi-functional printers that not only print, they scan, fax, and can even download pictures directly to your computer. This tutorial will show you how to scan a document and send it to your Word program. Enjoy!

How To: Use the "Unique Records Only" filter in MS Excel

Love Microsoft Excel? This clip contains a tip that just might induce you to. With this free video tutorial from ExcelIsFun, the 63.5th installment of his "YouTubers Love Excel" or YTLE series of free video MS Excel lessons, you'll learn how to use the advanced filter "Unique Records Only" option and the VLOOKUP, COLUMN, IF, ISERROR and IFERROR functions to merge 2 tables.

How To: Look up a time value with Excel's VLOOKUP function

Love Microsoft Excel? This clip contains a tip that just might induce you to. With this free video tutorial from ExcelIsFun, the 48th installment of his "YouTubers Love Excel" or YTLE series of free video MS Excel lessons, you'll learn how to use the VLOOKUP, ISTEXT, ISBLANK, OR and IF functions in one formula to look up a time value. Learn to love digital spreadsheets more perfectly with the tricks outlined in this free Microsoft Office how-to.

How To: Use Macromedia Flash Pro 8

If you want to use Macromedia Flash Pro 8 you should first open up the program. You should first take the brush tool and draw a stick figure person or an object so you can use the tool. Press F6 to add a few frames. You should also press the eraser and practice erasing. Erase an arm, press F6, draw in a waving arm and continue the process again. Now, watch this and press enter - your figure should wave. You can also pick up the entire figure and drag and move it so it moves when you watch it....

How To: Use the WORKDAY & WORKDAY.INTL functions in Excel 2010

This video tells us the method to use the WORKDAY & WORKDAY.INTL functions in Excel. These functions are used to find a workday after a finite number of workdays in the future. WORKDAY uses Saturday and Sunday as off days. Its syntax is WORKDAY(start date, days, [holidays]). 'days' refers to the number of days in the future and holidays is the list of holidays written below each other in the same column. If Saturday and Sundays are not your off days, use WORKDAY.INTL. Its syntax is WORKDAY.IN...

How To: Force a stuck formula to calculate in Microsoft Excel

New to Microsoft Excel? Looking for a tip? How about a tip so mind-blowingly useful as to qualify as a magic trick? You're in luck. In this MS Excel tutorial from ExcelIsFun, the 210th installment in their series of digital spreadsheet magic tricks, you'll learn what to do if your formula does not calculate and is showing the equal sign and the rest of the formula without calculating.

How To: Use autotune on Garageband with your Mac

Use autotune on Garageband with your MacFirst, create a new track. Click on real instrumental track. Create. Record your voice. Listen to the recording. Go to view, hide track editor. Go to enhance tuning. You can bring it to max for the TPain effect or choose the enhance tuning setting that you want. If you choose limit key, the program will keep you in the same key as your vocal key. (That was determined by the software.) For vocal effects, record a new track. Choose real instrument track, ...

How To: Customize a Watermark in Word 2007

Get to design your own watermark for your documents. Here's a video showing these easy steps to watermarking your documents. 1. Go to the "Page Layout" tab in Word 2007 and look for the "Page Background" section of the toolbar and select the "Watermark" button. 2. Click on the "Custom Watermark". 3. Click on either picture or text watermark, whichever you prefer. 4. If you select the Picture Watermark, you need to insert a picture by clicking the select picture. You can also customize the sca...

How To: Make rounded dots in GIMP

The first thing that you want to do is in a new image, create a new transparent layer. Then you want to use the oval shape tool and check "fixed" so that it forms a perfect circle. Draw the circle, fill it with any color that you want, and then duplicate the layer. Use the move tool to move the new circle underneath the one you just created, leaving some room. Merge this layer with the one you originally copied it from, and repeat this step until you have as many circles as you want. Then you...

How To: Remove objects from photos using paint.net

In this video from solvingtime we learn how to remove objects from photos using Paint. To get this program go to to install it. He uses the clone stamp tool to remove things. First he zooms in on the object he wants to remove using the magnifying glass. Then click the stamp which will switch to the clone stamp tool. Use the bracket keys near the letter P on the keyboard to adjust brush size. Then while holding the control key click once on an area near the object you wa...