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How to Configure Opera to Read PDF Files & Forms

Portable document format files render the same on every computer, so they’re often used for forms and other documents. Like most Web browsers, Opera lacks built-in support for PDF files. Opera requires Adobe’s Reader application installed before it can read PDF files and forms. After you install Adobe Reader, you can configure PDFs to load […]



How to Open Epub

The ePub file format is a digital eBook format. While is it not the only eBook format, it is the format supported by International Digital Publishing Forum. There are number of different ways to open the ePub file, depending on the the devices you own and how you wish to read your eBook. Whether you […]



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 Soil Texture Triangle Chart

Soil texture, which refers to the relative proportion of mineral particles of various sizes in soil, is among the most important soil characteristics. Texture influences water-holding capacity, drainage, aeration, organic matter content and other properties. A common soil science and agricultural tool, the soil texture triangle uses the percentages of sand, silt and clay in […]



What Does a Normal EKG Reading Look Like?

EKC or ECG stands for electrocardiogram. It is a recorded visual representation of the electrical impulses in the heart that make it beat. Physicians use EKGs to diagnose potential illness within the heart. This depends on observing deviations from the normal EKG reading, which is used as a baseline for diagnosis. EKG Electrodes Normal Sinus […]



3 Tips for Reading Cosmetic Labels

eHow Style Blog Cosmetic labels and ingredient lists can be quite confusing and intimidating, especially when they are filled with claims and?unpronounceable words. But it’s important to learn to read labels so you know what you are putting on your body and can verify if a product is really worth the money. Here are three […]



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 NTFS Disks

NTFS is the most popular file format for hard drives connected to PCs running Windows. Mac computers can also read NTFS disks, although they cannot write data on them. If an NTFS hard drive is connected to your computer but you cannot read it, you can manually mount the drive onto your system. PC Instructions […]



How To Read an Airline Ticket

Airline tickets have a language all their own. They are covered in codes meant to convey information to airline personnel. Most of it is gibberish to everyone else. While the things printed on airline tickets are confusing, they are not secret. If you know what to look for, it is easy to read an airline […]



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 Vernier Caliper

A vernier caliper is an instrument that is used for measuring objects in a precise manner, and many vernier calipers will be broken into increments of 1/128th of an inch. Learn about digital calipers that have replaced vernier calipers with help from an auto mechanic in this free video on car repairs and mechanics.



How to Read Sonograms

You may see sonograms of friends and family online, or pictures of celebrities getting an ultrasound. You or someone close to you has probably had one. How are those pictures taken, and is it more than just a black-and-white blur? Sonograms, like this picture of a baby, are taken with sound waves using an ultrasound […]



How to Read an Old Mac Floppy in a PC

Floppy disks are long-forgotten relics of an earlier computing age, but many Mac users who have moved on to PCs still have data stored on them they’d like to recover. You need more than just a floppy disk drive to read a Mac floppy disk–a special Mac-to-PC program must be installed on the Windows computer […]



How to Read an Engineering Ruler

An engineering ruler is a straight edge designed to measure objects on a construction plan to scale. The engineering ruler has six different scales printed on its prongs; each scale represents a different conversion factor. The small, two-digit number printed on the far-left edge of each number line indicates the number of feet represented in […]



Reading a Ruler Measurement

Reading a ruler measurement requires being very accurate and observant about the fractions of inches and centimeters, and guesswork is often necessary to get an exact decimal measurement. Read a ruler, whether it be metric or in inches, with an online math lesson from an experienced high school teacher in this free video on mathematics.



How to Read & Sing Shape Note Music

Reading shape notes is a simplified way for a singer to read music. Used in the early part of American history when many singers were musically untrained, simplified notation was a way for people to sing printed music in church choirs. Since shape notes only influence the way music is printed, the way the music […]



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 a Manufacturing Blueprint

When reading a blueprint, it is essential that you know which elements to look for, and what those elements mean. Manufacturing blueprints are images designed to help the reader understand how to build a particular component or device, and how it works. A draftsperson or designer creates blueprints by hand or using specialized software. They […]



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 […]