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How To: Generate random numbers (with decimals) in Excel

This video shows you how to generate random numbers with decimals in Microsoft Excel.When generating random numbers you must have a lower and upper limit, so that your number will be generated between the two limits. For a number without decimals, you only have to use the "=randbetween" function. If you want to use decimals, you will have to use a different but similar function. Start by typing "=rand()". Next, you multiply this by the difference between the limits and add the lower limit. Fo...

How To: Create a Basic Attendance Sheet in Excel

If you're a teacher in any type of school, whether it's high school, college, or middle school, it's imperative that you keep an attendance sheet. The paper and pen route can get pretty messy, and very disorganized, and that's where Microsoft Excel comes in. With this software, you can create a simple yet functional attendance sheet to keep track of your students.

How To: Use x-ray techniques in Photoshop to show naked skin through clothing (NSFW)

Do those new naked body scanners have you freaked out at the airports? As far as the TSA is concerned, those x-ray machines are here to stay, but you might as well take comfort in knowing that airport security guards aren't the only ones looking at your private parts. Practically anyone with a computer can manage to see through your clothes, and it's all thanks to a little program called Photoshop. Thanks, Adobe.

How To: Put your MS Access databases on your website

To start off the process of publishing your access database online we first look at a sample MS ACCESS database with typical formats and a online searchable application where users can search by library name or city and get details of the library. There are 3 steps to publish the database. The first step is importing data which can be done through clicking on the file menu and then click on import data through a Microsoft Access Database. Now select the file you want to import through the bro...

How To: Check your voicemail in Microsoft Outlook

In this how to video, you will learn how to check your voice mail in Microsoft Office Outlook. Your exchange administrator must enable unified messaging for these messages to appear. First, open the program to set up your voice mail options. Go to options and click the voice mail tab. Your phone number should appear in the correct form. Click call to check your voice mail. Enter your number and click x and okay. Now you are ready to listen to your voice mail messages on your computer. From Ou...

How To: Remove Vocals from Songs Using Audacity

Need to remove the vocals from a song? Audacity just might be the answer. It's one of the few free audio editing programs out there with many, many features, making it simple to create a track for karaoke or simply to listen to an instrumental version.

How To: Change Skin Tone in Photoshop

With Adobe Photoshop on your computer, it's super easy to change or adjust the skin tone of somebody in a digital photo. The process uses some basic selection and color adjustment tools, and it's a fun way to make a friend's face nauseously green or lessen the effects of overly strong, sometimes even orange, makeup.

How To: Enter formulas in Excel with a macro

In order to enter formulas in Excels with a macro, you will need to open your spreadsheet. Formulas are used to do calculations. Go to the field, where you want to enter a formula. Type in the formula. Then, highlight the formula. Press Control + C to copy the formula. Next, delete the contents of the cell. Press Alt + F11.

How To: Remove JPEG artifacts in Photoshop

Photoshopuniverse shows how to remove JPEG Artifacts in photoshop. It's simple. Sometimes it happens that, you get the best picture which is related with your work, but unfortunately its low quality or small. If you zoom in a small picture it will pixilated. You will see some blocks. Luckily there is a way to remove it from photoshop. Go to- filter, then noise, then reduce noise. There will be an options of removing JPEG artifact. Check that. After watching the video you can remove JPEG artif...

How To: Mirror geometry in Zbrush

This software tutorial shows you how to mirror geometry when modeling in Zbrush. This is a more non-organic method of sculpting in Zbrush but it allows you to duplicate details on both sides of an object without having to redo the details. Learn how to mirror geometry in sections using masks, and how to make sure the seams line up and keep your scuply accurate in Zbrush.

How To: Create falling snow in Flash CS3 and After Effects CS3

This Adobe software tutorial shows you how to create falling snow in Flash with the help of some animation in After Effects. See how to use CS3 integration to create falling snow over an image of cedar trees. Use After Effects to create the falling snow, then export the effect as a Flash video and drop it on top of the image. Experiment with blending modes to get some creative results. This is a great solution for anyone who doesn't want to have to write a ton of ActionScript to create fallin...

How To: Create a percentage frequency table in Microsoft Excel

If you use Microsoft Excel on a regular basis, odds are you work with numbers. Put those numbers to work. Statistical analysis allows you to find patterns, trends and probabilities within your data. In this MS Excel tutorial from everyone's favorite Excel guru, YouTube's ExcelsFun, the 4th installment in his "Excel Statistics" series of free video lessons, you'll learn how to create a frequency table and percentage frequency table using a Pivot Table (PivotTable).

How To: Resize images and video in Sony Vegas

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to re-size an image or video in Sony Vegas. Begin by opening the image or video that you want to re-size in Sony Vegas and drag it into the time line. Then click on Event/Pan Crop on the right side of the clip in the time line. Now re-size/rotate the video/image by dragging in and out. Finish by simply closing the window. This video will benefit those viewers who create videos using Sony Vegas and would like to learn how to make their video image smal...

How To: Cross-check two lists for discrepancies in MS 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 528th installment in their series of digital spreadsheet magic tricks, you'll learn how to check two data sets (lists & tables) to see if there are discrepancies using the MATCH and VLOOKUP functions.

How To: Build a 15-minute schedule in Microsoft Excel

Want to make a time schedule in Microsoft Excel partitioned into perfectly regimented 15-minute intervals? It's easy, provided you know how to go about it. And in this Excel tutorial from ExcelIsFun, the 543rd installment in their series of Excel magic tricks, you'll learn how to do just that using the Fill Handle. For a complete walkthrough, watch this Microsoft Office how-to.

How To: Create confidence intervals for proportions in Excel

If you use Microsoft Excel on a regular basis, odds are you work with numbers. Put those numbers to work. Statistical analysis allows you to find patterns, trends and probabilities within your data. In this MS Excel tutorial from everyone's favorite Excel guru, YouTube's ExcelsFun, the 86th installment in his "Excel Statistics" series of free video lessons, you'll learn how to construct confidence intervals for proportions using NORMSINV function and other formulas.

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: Format proper & improper fractions in Microsoft Excel

Tearing yourself to pieces trying to format fractions in Microsoft Excel? Give this video tutorial from everyone's favorite YouTube Excel guru, ExcelIsFun, your undivided attention. With it, you'll learn how to format fractional values via the custom number formatting tool in the number tab in the format cells dialog box. This video discusses proper, improper, like, unlike and mixed fractions.

How To: Save a file in Microsoft Word .docx and .doc format

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to save in .doc file format in Microsoft Word 2007. When saving a file, click on File and select Save As. In Format, change it to Word 97-2004 Document(.doc) and check Append file extension. To set .doc as the default format, go to Word and select Preferences. Under Output and Sharing, click on Save and change the format to .doc in Save word file as. This video will benefit those viewers who want to learn how to save files in .doc format so that it ca...

How To: Use volume envelopes in Sony Vegas Movie Studio

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to use volume envelopes in Sony Vegas Movie Studio. Begin by importing the audio track into the time line. Then right-click on the audio control panel, go to Insert/Remove Envelope and select Volume. This will place a purple line through the audio track. Users are able to control the volume by moving the line up or down to increase or decrease the volume. Users are also able to select certain points by creating starting and ending points in the audio ...

How To: Calculate probability in an Excel pivot table

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 55th installment in their series of digital spreadsheet magic tricks, you'll learn how to calculate probabilities with a pivot table (PivotTable). Specifically, you'll learn how to find joint, marginal and conditional probabilities.

How To: Change an object's color in Photoshop using magic wand

Use the "Magic Wand" tool to select the color you wish to change. The next step is to open the replace color box. Go to Image > Adjustments > Replace Color. After the Replace Color box is open, you may have to select the color that you want to change in the image. Sometimes, it will automatically select the color you're changing, but sometimes you will have to use the Eyedropper Tool and click a hue of the color you wish to change. After the color is selected in the "Replace Color" box, you c...

How To: Create an Excel inventory template with running totals

Love Microsoft Excel? This clip contains a tip that just might induce you to. With this free video tutorial from ExcelIsFun, the 79th installment of his "YouTubers Love Excel" or YTLE series of free video MS Excel lessons, you'll learn how to add conditional formatting to an entire table based on the content of a cell outside the table area. Learn to love digital spreadsheets more perfectly with the tricks outlined in this free Microsoft Office how-to.

How To: Record streaming audio from the Internet with Audacity

In this video from PCRescueRepair we learn how to record streaming audio from any website using audacity. To get audacity just go to google, type in audacity, click on the link for audacity, and download audacity to install this on your computer. Also you need the LAME mp3 encoder which is on the audacity website. Now he takes you through the steps to do this task. Go into audacity and from the drop down change to stereo mix from microphone. On output adjust to max. and on input adjust the vo...

How To: Force text formulas to wrap with Excel's CHAR function

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 228th installment in their series of digital spreadsheet magic tricks, you'll learn how to use the CHAR (10) function to add hard line returns (forced wrapped text) to a text formula created with the ampersand (&) and concatenation tools.

How To: Group quantitative data into classes in MS Excel

If you use Microsoft Excel on a regular basis, odds are you work with numbers. Put those numbers to work. Statistical analysis allows you to find patterns, trends and probabilities within your data. In this MS Excel tutorial from everyone's favorite Excel guru, YouTube's ExcelsFun, the 20th installment in his "Excel Statistics" series of free video lessons, you'll learn how to take raw quantitative (numerical) data and figure out how to group it into classes so that you can have categories an...

How To: Insert a horizontal line in Microsoft Office 2007

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to a horizontal line in Microsoft Office 2007. Begin by clicking on the Page Layout tab and select Page Borders. Then click on Horizontal Line. Scroll through the list and select a type of horizontal line. When finished, click on OK. Users are able to drag the horizontal line around by holding down the left button on the mouse and moving it. When users highlight the line, right-click on it and select Format Horizontal Line. There users will be able to...

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