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How to Read a TXF File

TXF files contain tax data. The format is standard with tax and accounting software. When you have a TXF file, you can easily open it in TurboTax, Microsoft Money, H & R Block At Home and Mint.com software. This is handy when a tax preparer creates a file with your tax information that you would […]



How to Open a UDF Reader Disc

CD-R or CD-RW discs which have been formatted using Universal Disk Format (UDF) will require the use of specific software to open and view the contents of the disc. UDF was used with the Easy CD Creator program from Roxio. If a copy of this program is no longer available, an alternative will be needed […]



How to Make a Closet into a Reading Nook

Many people enjoy curling up in a cozy space to read a new novel, learn about current events from a newspaper or expand their knowledge on a favorite hobby or pastime through a magazine. A place free from distractions and tucked away from the general hubbub of home life can make reading even more enjoyable. […]



How Do I Enable the Fingerprint Reader on My HP Pavilion?

Fingerprint readers, security devices used to keep unauthorized people from logging on to your computer, are available on a variety of computer systems including the Hewlett-Packard (HP) Pavilion. The reader works by placing one of your fingers onto the reader’s scanning device. The fingerprint reader then scans your finger and lets you access your computer. […]



How to Evaluate Writing Readability in Microsoft Word

How readable is your writing? To make your writing more useful to your readers, you can check the readability level of your writing with a simple Microsoft Word tool. This tool measures your document’s readability by assigning it what is called a Flesch-Kincaid score. Open Microsoft Word. Click Tools and select Options. In the dialogue […]



Adobe Reader Mark Up Tools

While Adobe Reader has far less functionality than Adobe Acrobat, you can participate in a review process using nothing but Adobe Reader. The markup tools are similar to those available in Acrobat, but are only active in Reader when the author has enabled the PDF for commenting in Adobe Reader. These markup tools facilitate the […]



How to Read a Height Gauge

Height gauges are primarily used in workshops and factories to measure the depth of a feature or to measure a distance with accuracy. According to “Quality Digest Magazine,” all height gauges consist of a base, vertical shaft, a measuring unit that travels up and down along the shaft, and an arm protruding from the measuring […]



How to Read ASCII Files in MS Word

The acronym ASCII, which stands for the American Standard Code for Information Interchange, encodes a set of characters. The basic ASCII set includes letters of the English alphabet of as well as other symbols, such as an exclamation mark or comma. In fact, the ASCII files are actually text files. Such files may have a […]



How to Read a SWOT Analysis

The success of a business is determined by the interplay of internal strengths and weaknesses with external opportunities and threats. You can understand the relationship between these factors by reading a SWOT analysis, which lays out a firm’s strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats. Consider each element of the SWOT analysis on its own and think […]



My Computer Won’t Read My SD Card

Secure Digital (SD) memory cards are small devices that make it convenient to store information. However, much like other memory devices, they can malfunction, causing them to be unreadable on the computer. This occurs when the files become corrupted due to viruses or the SD card has been incorrectly removed from a device. Fortunately, you […]



Games to Learn to Read Music Notes

Music games help children learn to recognize music notes by seeming more like recreation than work, making the learning process easier and more enjoyable. Some music games for the computer have multiple difficulty settings, allowing students to progress to more advanced levels as they master their note-reading skills. However they’re structured, music games for youngsters […]



How to Read an Imperial Ruler

An imperial ruler is a measuring device that allows for the taking of imperial measurements precisely, down to 1/64th of an inch. To achieve these precise measurements, though, you’ll need to know how to read the ruler correctly. There are markings on the ruler to make it easy to do so, and once you know […]



How to Read a Road Map

While technology is increasing at such a fast pace that many new cars now have installed GPS units–which tell you how to get from point A to point B–many travelers, either through preference or necessity, still rely on road maps to navigate a trip. It is not difficult to read a road map, nor will […]



How to Read Bus Maps

Bus lines can seem confusing at first. What route goes where? What times do they come by each stop on the route? Fortunately, this is where bus maps come in. A bus map provides an outline of all the stops along a route, along with a timetable showing when it will stop at each location. […]



Eye Tests for Reading Glasses

Optometrists and ophthalmologists check your near vision with several basic eye tests. The exam for reading glasses only takes about a half hour to an hour. If you need a near correction, when the testing is complete you will have a written prescription for eyeglasses that will help you better see small print and fine […]