reading in the wild


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 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 […]



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 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 […]



How to Read Receipts

With every purchase from in-store or online content, you will receive a receipt that explains, in detail, what you purchased, where you bought it and the grand total of the items. Reading your receipt correctly can help you check if you were overcharged on any items, if you bought items you did not want or […]



How to Read Pulmonary Function Test Results

A pulmonary function test, or a spirometry test, is used to evaluate your lungs’ airflow and capacity. During the test, you breathe into a device called a spirometer in a variety of ways, including both forced and rapid breathing. The spirometer records the rate and amount of air you breathe. Spirometry tests are used to […]



How to Read a Rim Size

Most rims come with three common sizes stamped or cast into the back side of the hub. These are the most important sizes to determine if the rim will fit the tire and the vehicle you want to put it on. However, there are two other measurements that are often disregarded, and these can be […]



How to Become a Blueprint Reader

Blueprints are the technical drawings created for the construction and manufacture of homes, structures and parts. Blueprints use highly specialized symbols and designations that tell builders, machinists, welders, engineers and others exactly what materials must be used and how items are put together. They help to coordinate the work of many kinds of workers to […]



How to Read Fortunes With Greek Coffee

The tradition of reading fortunes from coffee, a method known as tasseography, or “kafemandeia” in Greece, originated in China with the reading of tea-leaves. Greek coffee grounds are rich in taste and ideal in consistency for coffee-reading, which is also often done with African and Turkish coffees. Fortunes are read from Greek coffee by analyzing […]



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 […]



Why Is it Important to Read Labels?

If you take the time at the supermarket to pause and inspect the nutrition labels of the food you buy, you’ve already taken a significant step in improving your health. Being familiar with the nutritional value of what you plan to eat helps you keep on track with your diet, eat foods that nourish your […]



What Is a Normal Pulse Oximetry Reading?

A pulse oximeter is a medical device that indirectly measures levels of hypoxia. The device senses levels of oxygen saturation in arterial blood using spectral analysis, along with pulse rate. Generally, oximeters are accurate in measuring oxygen saturation between 70 and 100 percent. Significance A pulse oximeter is a medical device that measures levels of […]



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 […]



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. […]



Rock The Vault: Celebrating The Urban And Rural Setting Thesaurus Duo

As we storytellers sit before the keyboard to craft our magic, we’re usually laser-focused on the two titans of fiction: plot and character. Yet, there’s a third element that impacts almost every aspect of the tale, one we really need to home in on as well: the setting. The setting is so much more than […]