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How to Read an Hour Meter on a Tractor

When a tractor is up for sale, the most sought-after stat about the tractor is the hours on the engine. Unlike most vehicles that have an odometer that records the miles driven on the engine, tractors have an hours meter. A lot of tractor work involves running the tractor engine for PTO, or power take […]



How to Read Tractor Tire Sizes

Even the tires on your trusty tractor eventually need to be replaced. Whether it is from natural wear and tear or from accidental damage, you need to know the size of your tires to replace them. You may have noticed that tractor tires are marked differently from the tires on your car or truck. While […]



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 Read a Machinist Ruler

A machinist ruler is an important piece of equipment for mechanics and others who need exacting measurements. Though the machinist ruler may appear to be very much like other rulers, the number of increments between inches or centimeters allow it to be read with a much higher degree of accuracy than standard rulers which don’t […]



How to Change Language Settings in Acrobat Reader

If you installed the multilingual version of Adobe Acrobat XI or X, you can choose from dozens of languages for the interface. Regular versions of the application usually come with only your native language and English. You can change the language from the Preferences window and configure Adobe Reader to prompt the user for a […]



How to Read an Eyeglass Prescription

Knowing how to read an eyeglass prescription could save you money and time when trying to purchase new lenses, especially if you’re going to a new doctor or ordering online. To learn what your prescription means and how to read it, follow a few simple steps. Take note of the numbers your doctor is writing […]



How to Get Ebooks for the Ematic Ebook Reader

The Ematic Ebook Reader allows users to view text files. This portable device reads a large variety of ebook formats but won’t read AZW, which is designed for the Amazon Kindle, OPF, LIT, DNL, PKG and a few other formats. There are several sources that offer ebooks that are in a compatible format. Once you […]



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 […]



How to Turn on a Screen Reader

A screen reader is a software component that interprets the words on a computer screen and re-represents it in either text-to-speech or a braille output device. Screen readers are part of family of technology used to help the visually impaired, illiterate, or disabled use mainstream computers and other devices. Microsoft, Linux and Apple all have […]



How to Read Your Form 1099-DIV

How to Read Your Form 1099-DIV. Many investors who receive dividend income are confused by the way this income is broken down on the 1099-DIV form. This article explains how to interpret the numbers in each of the commonly used boxes on this form. Look at box 1a of your 1099-DIV. This box is labeled […]