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How to Read SDF in Microsoft

A file with the SDF file extension is likely a fixed length, ASCII Structured Data File. The SDF file format is a compacted database normally created using Microsoft SQL Server Compact Edition, though Microsoft Access will also create and open SDF files. Microsoft Access is included in most versions of the Microsoft Office productivity suite. […]



How to Read & Write Text Files With Visual Basic 6.0

Visual Basic 6.0 provides a straightforward way to open text files and read their contents into a text box on the screen, as well as write new text to a file. Only eleven lines of code are required for the first step, and ten will suffice for the second operation. The process uses the Input […]



Synonym & Antonym Activities for 3rd Grade

Third-grade language arts standards require students to understand meanings of words and relationships between words that have similar meanings and words with opposite meanings. Synonym and antonym activities aid in mastery of this expectation by increasing the vocabularies of students. As they learn to distinguish between synonyms and antonyms, third-graders can better tackle the words […]



How to Read Baseball Signals

Some baseball signs are obvious, such as an umpire’s safe and out signs or the third base coach’s arms waving wildly in a circle telling the base runner to make a run for home plate. Other signs are not as clear. Paul Dickson, author of "The Hidden Language of Baseball," estimates that in any given […]



How to Read an XLA File

A file with the file extension XLA is a Microsoft Excel add-in file. XLA files are normally invisible to the user, except for the added functionality provided by the files. However, you can read an XLA file from within the Excel application, and can also convert an Excel workbook into an XLA add-in file, then […]



How to Read Foundation Blueprints

Construction drawings communicate in graphic language. Learning the language is a skill developed through consistent exposure and study of drawings, resulting in greatly improved understanding of the work. Blueprints are only one part of the construction drawing package. Written specifications describe the details that can’t be communicated through the drawings. Where the drawings and specifications […]



Elementary Age Games to Teach Treble Clef Note Reading

Learning the notes of the treble clef is one of the primary steps for reading music. This process is usually begun in elementary school classrooms. Some students may not understand or retain what you teach them if you merely lecture. Using a game to help teach the treble clef notes is a fun way of […]



How to Read Expiration Dates on Food Packaging

There are so many dates on food labels that it is often challenging for a consumer to read them. The sell by date is the date that the product needs to be pulled of the shelf of the store. The best if used by date is the date that the manufacturer recommends eating the product […]



How to Improve Public Speaking by Reading Out Loud

Public speaking can be daunting for many people, especially those who do not have to do it often or who are very shy. Reading aloud is an activity can help improve your public speaking skills and make you more comfortable speaking written words aloud. Whether you have a single speaking engagement or are a frequent […]



How to Read Industrial Wiring Diagrams

Learning to read industrial wiring diagrams can help ensure that you don’t make a costly mistake when dealing with industrial electronics. Industrial wiring diagrams use slightly different symbols than ordinary wiring diagrams. The symbols within a wiring diagram indicate which components should be placed in which positions, and are therefore vital to the correct functioning […]



How to Read KWH Electric Meters

Electric meters are used to record the amount of electrical energy used in any given time period. Typically, a power utility will record this usage once a month. The previous month’s reading is used as a base or the amount to subtract from the current reading. You can generally find the last reading on your […]



How to Read an Oral Thermometer

Taking temperatures using an oral (mouth) thermometer is not difficult, especially if you using a digital thermometer. Make sure the tip of the thermometer is wiped clean with an alcohol wipe to sterilize it. Depending on what type of digital thermometer you use, there should be a little button on the top that you touch […]



How to Read Football Formations

Football isn’t a game that just involves tackling your opponents or running into the end zone for that important touchdown. Football is a game that involves a surprising amount of subterfuge and strategy. It is very difficult to have a player work his way through a line of defenders without first blocking them or tricking […]



How to Read a Process Flow Chart

Most processes can be displayed visually using a process flow chart. The concept of the flow chart was once tied to the realm of software development, where it was necessary to analyze the algorithms that were being programmed. Since a process can be seen as a kind of algorithm, the practice spread into the business […]



How to Read a Sundial

Sundials have been used since ancient times to tell the time of day. They use shadows cast by a gnomon onto a chart of times on the dial. Differences in global positioning need to be accounted for to read the sun dial correctly if you want to know the exact clock time. Look at the […]



How to Learn to Read Minds

Mind reading is a useful skill in uncovering the intentions and motivations of people. It begins at birth–newborns are more interested in human faces than any other visual, and they are instinctively able to recognize when a parent is happy or sad. Whether it’s a mother attempting to understand why her baby is crying or […]



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 […]