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How to Download Free Ebooks

Much public domain literature, both obscure and well-known, is available for free on sites such as Project Gutenberg and Google Books. Downloading free eBooks onto your computer is easier than downloading DRM-protected private domain books and, in most cases, transferring the titles to an eReader, tablet or smartphone requires no special software. While most free […]



How to Read DLL Files

DLL files are system files that are mainly associated with Dynamic Link Library, according to FileInfo.com, an online database of file extensions. DLL files contain a group of functions and/or device drivers that are activated by an application. Moreover, DLL files allow several programs to access system procedures by means of common libraries. DLL files […]



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 […]



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 Accordion Sheet Music

Reading accordion music requires a good overall understanding of musical notation. Accordion sheet music is a more specialized form of sheet music than more mainstream musical instruments like trumpet or clarinet. The various styles of accordions share the same basic sheet music except for the more exotic varieties of accordion which have instrument-specific notations. Study […]



How to Read Concrete Construction Plans

Construction plans consist of graphic descriptions and written specifications for construction projects. Specifications describe the performance standard and quality of materials; there are also several sections about concrete form, place and finish. Reading construction plans takes practice and requires familiarity with graphic symbols and line weights for drafting. Read written specifications carefully as well; if […]



How to Read a Thermocouple With a Voltmeter

A thermocouple is a small electrical device that is basically the junction of two wires that are composed of different metals. Because different metals react differently to temperature, an electric potential develops at the juncture. This electrical potential varies with temperature, and therefore the temperature can be calculated when the voltage is known. A voltmeter […]



How to Read an ECG & an EKG

Interpreting an electrocardiogram, or ECG, takes training. EKG and ECG are interchangeable terms that are used in the medical profession. Physicians use EKGs to assess the activity of the heart. EKGs can show heart attacks, hypertrophy, and cardiomyopathy. The ions in the body going in and out of the cells cause the heart muscle to […]



How to Take an Amp Reading on an Electrical Motor

Electrical circuits can often develop problems. Parts of the wiring may have been broken, one of the components might have burned out or the power source itself is no longer viable. If this happens to an electrical item with moving parts, the first place to check is the electrical motor. This is the main component […]



How to Check and Add Air to Car Tires

Keeping your tires at their recommended pressure will increase their life span, improve your car’s gas mileage and give you a smoother ride. Let the tires cool before checking their pressure (tires are more inflated when warm, less when cold). Remove the cap from the valve on 1 tire. Press a tire gauge hard onto […]



How to Interpret Megohmmeter Readings

Megohmmeters, or meggers, are testing meters used to measure the current leakage from an electrical cable by means of administering an insulation-resistance test. A megger sends voltage through a cable and measures any current leakage in megohms (1,000 ohms). Routine megger tests of aged electrical cable is a prudent way to ensure your circuits are […]



How to Read Weather Radar

Weather radar, also referred to as Doppler radar, is a useful tool in forecasting weather. It is also useful to the typical person because it can let them know if and when bad weather will affect them. Forecasters use radar to determine when to issue weather watches and warnings, and storm chasers use it to […]



How to Read NFL Football Odds

There are two outcomes to every NFL game. The first result is on the scoreboard: Which team won and which team lost? The second tally is done by bettors: Which team covered, or beat the point spread? Picking winners and losers against the spread is a popular pastime. Before embarking on this adventure you must […]



How to Read a Tire Gauge

Maintaining a tire’s air pressure will ensure that the tire will operate at its peak efficiency. A tire gauge is used to measure this pressure. Most tire gauges provide two different units of measure: psi and kPa. The term psi, or pound-force per square inch, is the unit of measure most commonly associated with automobile […]



How to Read a Digital Electric Meter

Electric meters are devices used by power companies to measure how much electricity a household or apartment uses. The electric companies take readings on these electric meters, typically monthly, and charge the electricity user for the amount of power consumed for the month. Digital electric meters have numeric displays that show numbers in kilowatt hours. […]



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 Speed Read Effectively

Speed reading is an information-retaining technique that students and professionals use to make their work easier. Both groups of people can find themselves immersed in thousands of pages of material that need to be read in order to complete their goals. But by increasing reading speed, those pages can be read and comprehended at a […]