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How to Use the Actron Cp9135 Auto Code Reader

Although the Actron CP9135 is no longer in production, it is still a widely available code reader in the automotive repair and parts industry. The CP9135 is OBD II compliant. This was the second phase of automobile on-board diagnostics that standardized plug connections and tools to read trouble codes on all vehicles manufactured from 1996 […]



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 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 Enable a 2530P Fingerprint Reader

HP’s 2530P notebook computer has an Intel processor, a 12.1-inch WXGA display, two wireless local area network antennas, and supports up to 8 GB of system RAM. The 2530P has an optical DVD/CD drive and supports a hard drive ranging from 80 to 160 GB. Its fingerprint reader allows a user to log into Windows […]



How to Read a Pet Scan Report

A positron-emissions tomography or PET scan is an X-ray that can find cancer, determine how advanced it is and examine the effectiveness of treatment. If an X-ray detects a spot in a lung, a PET scan determines if surgeries, biopsies or other treatments are needed. PET scans use radioactive tracers attached to glucose to discover […]



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 […]



How to Read Fan Belt Numbers

A “fan belt” is also called a “v-belt” because it is shaped like the letter “V.” This belt is made of rubber, and powers everything from your vehicle’s water pump to the alternator. When this belt breaks, stretches or frays, it is necessary to replace it immediately to ensure your vehicle runs correctly. The first […]



Learn to Sew: How to Read a Sewing Pattern

You’ve set up your sewing machine, practiced your stitches, chosen your fabric and pattern, and transferred all the pattern marks. Now you’re ready to read the pattern directions and make your garment. It seems like it would be simple to just follow the instructions, but reading pattern directions can be a bit like reading a […]



How to Read a SWOT Analysis

The success of a business is determined by the interplay of internal strengths and weaknesses with external opportunities and threats. You can understand the relationship between these factors by reading a SWOT analysis, which lays out a firm’s strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats. Consider each element of the SWOT analysis on its own and think […]



How to Read a Multimeter Electric Tester

Multimeters are electrical test meters that can be used as voltmeters, ammeters, or ohmmeters. Basically, a voltmeter measures the volts of an electrical system and a multimeter can be set for DC or AC voltage. Similarly the AC or DC current (ammeter) measured in amps can be measured with a multimeter as well. Finally the […]



How to Read a Wattmeter

A wattmeter measures the electrical usage rate in watts, and describes the amount of power used over a given period of time. Your electrical meter is one familiar wattmeter. Another common wattmeter plugs in between your wall-socket and a household device, such as a toaster or television set. Recently available larger devices effectively duplicate your […]



Why are Phonics Important for Reading?

Definition When educators talk about phonics, they are referring to the explicit teaching of the relationships between phonemes (the sounds of language)and graphemes (the written representations of language) so that students can decode (sound out) words. Why Phonics? While it’s true that most of us do memorize whole words on occasion (such as names or […]



How to Read a 12-Lead EKG

An electrocardiogram, also known as an EKG or or ECG, is used in the diagnosis and assessment of cardiac activities. Medical and health professionals should have an in-depth knowledge in the interpretation of ECGs. A 12-lead ECG examines the electrical activity of the heart from12 points of view, which makes it efficient for diagnosing heart […]



How to Read Weather Radar

Weather radar, also referred to as Doppler radar, is a useful tool in forecasting weather. It is also useful to the typical person because it can let them know if and when bad weather will affect them. Forecasters use radar to determine when to issue weather watches and warnings, and storm chasers use it to […]



How to Read a Planogram

A planogram is a drawing that shows where fixtures and merchandise are to be placed in a retail store. It is similar to a road map in that it will guide the setup person, or merchandiser, as to where each item belongs. Knowing how to read a planogram is important to the success of a […]



Learn to Read Blueprints

Blueprints are easy to grasp once you’ve reviewed them. Once you have the basic experience needed to read blueprints, it’s fun to follow the schematics. Many people try to hit the books, read a website, or take a class to understand a blueprint, but you’ll get more out of these other materials if you first […]



How to Read a Pareto Chart

The Pareto rule, often called the 80/20 rule, is a tool for diagnosing a business problem. The rule says that a problem has multiple causes, and that 20 percent of the causes account for 80 percent of the problem. Reading a Pareto chart identifies 20 percent of the causes so that you can correct them […]



How to Read Percussion Sheet Music

You can learn drumming by ear, but learning to read percussion sheet music will help you grow as a musician. Often, drumming requires you to play intricate rhythms on several drums at once. Percussion sheet music makes it easier for you to learn from other, more-experienced musicians and allows you to precisely write down the […]



How to Read Sports Lines

In sports, the “line” on a game reflects an oddsmaker’s prediction not only of the outcome on the field, but also of the “action” on the game among bettors. Lines are set up in an attempt to get a roughly equal amount of money bet on both sides of each game, so that the sports […]