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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 […]



My Mac Won’t Read My USB Flash Drive

USB flash drives are used to transport data from one computer system to another. However, if you are attempting to use the flash drive on a Mac computer and the system is not reading or copying over information, you need to fix the issue, which is likely due to the formatting of the flash drive, […]



How to Solve an Adobe Reader That Cannot Print Documents

Portable Document Format (PDF) files let you share documents with others on a variety of platforms including Mac and Windows. Sometimes problems arise when printing PDF documents using Adobe Reader, including not all of the pages printing properly, pictures not printing, Adobe Reader not being able to access your printer and the PDF file not […]



How to Read Piano, Guitar & Vocal Sheet Music

Piano/vocal/guitar music is the name given to sheet music arranged for these three instruments. Unless you specifically purchase choir or band music, instrumental music or guitar tablature, you’re probably purchasing a piano/vocal guitar sheet. Music transcribers use this standard format to make the sheet music accessible to the widest range of musicians. Understanding how piano/vocal/guitar […]



How to Read Codes in a PT Cruiser

You can save yourself time and money by reading your Chrysler PT Cruiser’s codes right from your home garage. The PT Cruiser comes with an On Board Diagnostics (OBD) computer that reads and stores the trouble codes sent to it from sensors positioned throughout the vehicle. These codes can be read right from the vehicle […]



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 Tatting Abbreviations

Here’s the key to reading the abbreviations used in a tatting pattern. Recognize the basics: r(s) = ring(s); ch(s) = chain(s); p(s) = picot(s). Picots can be: sm p = small picot; lg p = large picot; or designated by just a – (dash) = picot. Learn the verbs: j = join; cl = close; […]



How to Read a Steel Ruler

The accuracy and durability of steel rulers make them the ideal measuring tool for making crafts, drafting and performing household tasks. They provide more reliable measurements on small projects than tape measures or wooden rulers. Steel rulers are available in either U.S. customary units (inches) or metric units, or both. They come in a range […]



How Do I Read an Old Odometer With More Than 100K?

An odometer is a device designed to measure the total distance traveled by a vehicle. Unlike trip odometers, conventional odometers cannot be legally reset or tampered with. Many older vehicles feature a five-digit odometer that has the potential to “roll over” after exceeding the 100,000-mile mark, making it difficult in some instances to determine the […]



How to Make a Reading Light for Kindle

The Kindle, a wonderful electronic reader, is only missing one feature–a light. It can be read easily in any kind of light, but there are times when you need to have a portable light to use. Imagine that you are reading a great book on your Kindle and your bed partner is ready for sleep […]



How to Read an XML From a Web Service

You can write a web service that will read XML data. In fact, XML is the native format for web services in ASP.NET, which is what gives applications on other frameworks (e.g., Java, PHP and so forth) the ability to communicate with each other. The System.XML classes in ASP.NET make it simple to instantiate a […]



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 Basic Music Notes

A sheet of music may look like mysterious lines, dots and squiggles to the uninitiated. However, learning to read music is no different from learning to read another language. The notes themselves communicate pitch and rhythm, while other notations on the page give directions for expression and intensity. To learn to read music, begin with […]



How to Read French Horn Music

The French horn is an instrument that belongs to the brass family. The horn consists of coiled brass tubing and is played with one hand in the bell of the instrument. Learning to read music for the French horn is a matter of learning standard musical notation. While most music for the French horn is […]



How to Turn on the Biometric Reader on Windows 7

Many laptops currently on the market now include biometric readers which scan your fingerprints to let you access your computer. Fingerprint scanning can increase the security on your machine by enhancing protection beyond your normal system passwords. When using the Windows 7 operating system on a computer with a biometric scanner, you can set up […]



How to Use a Manual Light Meter

Using a manual light meter to determine the aperture of your camera may take some getting used to, but once you become accustomed to how your meter works, you should be able to get readings without much difficulty. Manual light meters allow you to read the reflected light of your subject or the incident light […]



How to Read Email on Kindle

The Kindle is an electronic e-reader created and sold by Amazon.com. Most people know they can use their Kindles to download and read books and to browse content on some of their favorite Web pages, but many people might not realize they can use their Kindles to read and send email as well. Turn on […]



Reading Ball Python Behavior

Ball pythons are small constrictors found in west and central Africa. Popular among python enthusiasts because of their calm temperament, ball pythons do not often bite their keepers. By understanding the basic behaviors exhibited by a ball python, you can better understand your pet and give it appropriate care. Flicking Tongue and Exploring This is […]



How to Read Chords on Sheet Music

Chords are combinations of three or more notes from a scale that form the harmony of a song when played together. Chords are often used by piano players and guitarists to accompany singers or instruments playing a melody line. A lot of sheet music comes in piano/vocal editions, which includes the lyrics of a song, […]



How to Read GPS Maps

Global Positioning Systems or GPS allow you to traverse the world without fear of ever getting lost by providing you with up-to-date maps of any place you may find yourself in. It is important , however, to be able to read a GPS properly in order to make use of it. GPS uses cardinal directions […]