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How to Read the Leaderboard in Golf

Golf is game of numbers. Lots of numbers. This becomes evident when looking at a golf tournament leaderboard. There are all kinds of information posted on a leaderboard, informing the audience exactly of what is happening on the golf course at any given moment. Not all leaderboards look the same, and some include statistics that […]



How to Solve an Adobe Reader That Cannot Print Documents

Portable Document Format (PDF) files let you share documents with others on a variety of platforms including Mac and Windows. Sometimes problems arise when printing PDF documents using Adobe Reader, including not all of the pages printing properly, pictures not printing, Adobe Reader not being able to access your printer and the PDF file not […]



How to Read a Jeweler’s Ring Sizer

Jewelers have two different ways to identify the size of a person’s ring finger. There is the ring sizer and the graduated ring mandrel. The purpose of both is to find the perfect ring size. A perfectly fitted ring is one that the person wearing it is completely unaware of. Figuring out the ideal ring […]



How to Fix the Registry for Acrobat Reader

Adobe Reader stores data and settings in the Windows registry. Corruption of these registry entries results in Adobe Reader not working properly. Whether Reader doesn’t launch properly or PDF files can’t be viewed in your Web browser, a repair installation fixes the problem. You can fix Adobe Reader’s registry entries using Adobe Reader’s repair installer. […]



How to Install an Internal Card Reader

A simple way to get data from your camera or other portable device into your computer is by inserting the memory card into a card reader on your computer. This eliminates the need to hook up the external device, such as a camera, using a USB cable. The card reader allows you to simply remove […]



How to Read a Greyhound Program

Many people would like to try their hand at handicapping greyhound races, but they find deciphering a greyhound program too daunting. However, if you know what you are looking at, you can quickly come up with the key info you need to make a well-educated wager. This article will walk you through some of the […]



How to Read a Scuba Tank

Familiarization with equipment and establishing a regular maintenance routine are habits that ensure a diver’s safety. The scuba or air tank is no exception, and each scuba tank should be visually inspected every two years and complete hydrostatic testing every five to ensure the interior and exterior of the tank are sound enough to support […]



How to Read Road Map Directional Signs

At first glance, a road map looks a mass of arrows, letters, numbers, symbols and lines and it is to understand that many people find them daunting. Nonetheless, they are actually quite easy to learn. We just need to know how to read these indicators and what they mean. Locate the large arrow at the […]



How to Read an RTF File

Rich Text Format (RTF) is a file type recognized by several common word processing software applications. Microsoft Word, OpenOffice and Wordpad are a few of the applications that recognize the RTF format. Wordpad is a free tool installed with your Windows operating system. If you do not have advanced word processing software installed, you can […]



How to Read Fan Belt Numbers

A “fan belt” is also called a “v-belt” because it is shaped like the letter “V.” This belt is made of rubber, and powers everything from your vehicle’s water pump to the alternator. When this belt breaks, stretches or frays, it is necessary to replace it immediately to ensure your vehicle runs correctly. The first […]



How to Use Reading Aloud to Learn a Foreign Language

As a language teacher, I believe reading aloud should be used more in foreign language learning. Whether you are learning English as a second language or another language, reading aloud is a simple way to learn faster and better. And it is easy to do by yourself, in your own home! Reading aloud can help […]



How to Read & Interpret a Multimeter

A multimeter is an electronic device for testing electrical circuits for proper performance. Multimeters are equipped with a settings control to test voltage, amp output and ohms, which is a measure of current resistance. Two probes wired to the multimeter attach to the positive and negative terminals on the circuit. The measurements display on a […]



How to Read a Time Card

As its name suggests, a "time card" is a document onto which an employee — or, in some cases, a company computer — enters the time he worked on a certain day. Although time cards come in different formats, they always contain certain pieces of key information. After all, their ultimate purpose across all industries […]



How to Start a Playreading Group

Play-reading groups are a fun way to tackle difficult plays such as Shakespeare’s. They can be useful for actors, students, or anyone else interested in plays and performing. They are a good way to get your feet wet if you have always wanted to act but have been too shy, and they are also a […]



How To Read an Ultrasound

Ultrasound is a very challenging imaging modality to comprehend. Sonograms are two-dimensional, grayscale images. Ultrasound waves are sent into the body in pulses. Before another pulse is sent, the time lapsed since the last pulse and the intensity of the returning sound waves (bouncing off of tissues) are used to form an image. Ultrasound waves […]



Why Is it Important to Read Labels?

If you take the time at the supermarket to pause and inspect the nutrition labels of the food you buy, you’ve already taken a significant step in improving your health. Being familiar with the nutritional value of what you plan to eat helps you keep on track with your diet, eat foods that nourish your […]



How to Read a Stopwatch

There are two main types of stopwatches, the traditional non-digital watch with a large hand that circles the clock in a clockwise motion and more modern digital clocks that typically show readout times up to one-hundredths of a second. Depending on which clock you use you’ll want to know how to read them. Reading a […]