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How to Read ISBN Numbers

An ISBN number is an International Standard Book Number. The ISBN is a unique identifying number for published books, cassettes, videos, DVDs and software. The ISBN identifies the publisher, the region where the publisher is located and the work that is published. An ISBN for a publication prior to 2007 would be a 10-digit number […]



How to Read CAD House Plan Drawings

You’ve got your contractor. You’re excited about your new home or remodel. Then the contractor hands you a set of computer-aided drawings (CAD) and the whole thing looks like Greek to you. If you have trouble reading computer-aided drawings you aren’t alone. Many design and architectural schools have entire classes dedicated to learning how to […]



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 Do I Read My Email in Microsoft Outlook?

Microsoft Outlook is the email application included with the MS Office suite of programs. Outlook also includes a calendar, journal, task managing system and more, so that you can stay organized and focused. You can set up your POP3, IMAP or HTTP email account to read in Outlook and make Microsoft Outlook your computer’s default […]



How to Read a Megger

In order to measure the insulation resistance in electrical wiring and electrical motors, electricians use the megohmmeter, also known as a megger. It differs from an ohmmeter in that, unlike the ohmmeter, it is able to measure resistances in ohm values of more than one million. This capacity is practical when measuring resistance in high-voltage […]



How to Have a PDF Open on the Last Page Read

Books have page markers and corners to fold down, but Adobe Reader, the most commonly used PDF viewer, doesn’t make it quite that simple. It’s much more convenient to return to the last page you viewed in a PDF document. You don’t need to remember page numbers or section headings if you enable Adobe Reader […]



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 Read a Lung CT Scan

A computed axial tomography scan, better known as a CAT scan or CT scan, is used to image the internal organs of the body using multiple x-ray beams taken successively from multiple angles. A lung CT scan is used to diagnose and monitor diseases that may have a nonspecific appearance on conventional chest x-ray. Doctors […]



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 Urine Reagent Strips

Medical workers use dry reagent strips, or “dipsticks,” to detect excretions in the urine that indicate disease. Different strips can test for different excretions–and therefore different diseases, from inadequate insulin to cancer. Test strips come in containers with color charts to which you would compare the test strip. They also come with color charts on […]



How to Read a Glass Thermometer To Check Body Temperature

Daniel Fahrenheit invented the glass thermometer, which contains mercury, to measure body temperature. On one end of the thermometer there is a silver colored bulb containing the mercury. When the mercury is warmed by body heat, it rises in a tube within the glass thermometer. To learn how to read a glass thermometer, check the […]



Tutorial for Reading Wiring & Electrical Prints

A blueprint or schematic represents an architect’s plan for construction of a building. The schematic contains technical drawings indicating the placement of electrical outlets, wiring, light fixtures and the building’s other structural components. By studying the print, an engineer or homeowner can determine where important fixtures like a single-pole light switch, doorbell or thermostat are […]



How to Read Blue Screen of Death Minidump Files

The Blue Screen of Death and the accompanying error message that "A problem has been detected…" is a dreaded occurrence for Microsoft Windows users, especially since the information given in the message rarely seems helpful. Even computer-savvy people require tools to decipher the error codes and hexadecimal addresses. Fortunately, tools are available that will help […]



How to Read a MOBI

The MOBI file extension, which is short for Mobipocket, is a popular e-book format. Digital Rights Management (DRM) can be used on the format to prevent illegal copying or viewing of e-books. You can read MOBI files on your computer with software that allows you to open them like the Kindle reading apps, FBReader and […]



How to Read Prescription Labels

Prescription bottle labels can seem very confusing, but with a few pointers, you’ll be able to read prescription labels with no trouble. This article will give you all the information you need to read and understand prescription labels. PHARMACY NAME AND ADDRESS At the top of the prescription label, you will see the name of […]



How to Read a Water Meter

Knowing how to read your water meter can help you detect leaks, as well as help you monitor your household’s water use on a daily or weekly basis. Most meters resemble a clock face with an inset odometer, although older models have faces with six small dials and the newest models are digital. All read […]



How to Read Basic EKG

Cardiac output is important to a patient because if the heart is not functioning properly there may not be enough oxygen pumped through the body. The electrocardiogram is a noninvasive procedure using ultrasound waves that charts the rate and rhythmic pulse of the heart over time. (Each small box on the EKG paper spans .04 […]



How to Read Sports Lines

In sports, the “line” on a game reflects an oddsmaker’s prediction not only of the outcome on the field, but also of the “action” on the game among bettors. Lines are set up in an attempt to get a roughly equal amount of money bet on both sides of each game, so that the sports […]



How to Improve Your Reading Speed

Whether you want to read faster for school or for work, there are simple and effective reading strategies that can help you read more quickly and improve your comprehension of the material. An average reading speed is about 250 to 350 words per minute. By applying speed reading strategies, you can increase this rate to […]