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How to Read a .Lit File on a Mac

LIT files are Microsoft files written for the company’s Microsoft Reader. Unfortunately, Microsoft Reader is not available for Mac computers. If you have received a LIT file from a Windows user, you will need another type of software to read it. There are several options available for Mac users, each with advantages and disadvantages. Read […]



How to Check Blood Pressure

Blood pressure machines are popular right now. But taking your pressure manually with a simple cuff and stethoscope will render an accurate reading. Just follow these steps. Purchase a blood pressure cuff like your doctor uses. It wraps around your arm and has a pump. You can find these in pharmacies or drug stores. They […]



How to Read a VBA Code in Microsoft Excel

VBA (Visual Basic for Applications) code is part of most of the Microsoft Office applications. Learning to read the code involves understanding the logical way lines of code appear, using the help system built into VBA and perhaps consulting online or print resources. The syntax of each word and statement is fixed and will always […]



How to Read Concrete Construction Plans

Construction plans consist of graphic descriptions and written specifications for construction projects. Specifications describe the performance standard and quality of materials; there are also several sections about concrete form, place and finish. Reading construction plans takes practice and requires familiarity with graphic symbols and line weights for drafting. Read written specifications carefully as well; if […]



How to Set Up an RSS Feed

Setting up an RSS feed is an incredibly powerful way to share your website or blog’s content with new and loyal readers. Many online publishing platforms incorporate a method of publishing an RSS feed; if your site doesn’t, use a third-party option to set up your RSS feed. Google FeedBurner, FeedBeater and Feedity all provides […]



How to Read pH in an Antifreeze Test

Antifreeze is specifically designed to protect a car’s engine from overheating and corrosion. The antifreeze removes heat from the car engine to prevent overheating. Antifreeze also has an agent that protects the engine against corrosion. Monitoring the pH of the antifreeze makes sure that the antifreeze is still protecting the engine. A too-low pH causes […]



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 a Time Card

As its name suggests, a "time card" is a document onto which an employee — or, in some cases, a company computer — enters the time he worked on a certain day. Although time cards come in different formats, they always contain certain pieces of key information. After all, their ultimate purpose across all industries […]



How to Read Email Offline

When you are on the Internet, whether you are checking email, surfing the Web or watching videos, you are susceptible to viruses and bugs that can harm your computer or steal your identity. Going offline to do things like read your email can take some of the worry out of being on the computer, because […]



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 […]



What Is the Optimal Blood Pressure Reading?

High Blood Pressure–also known as hypertension–refers to increased pressure of the blood against the walls of the arteries. Blood pressure is created by the heart when it pumps blood through the arteries and circulatory system. It is also created by the force of the arteries as they resist the blood flow. The systolic, which is […]



How to Read Tire Sizes

[IMG] http://img-aws.ehowcdn.com/640/cme/photography.prod.demandstudios.com/c9e60c38-893b-40bd-a13a-e526bfefde1b.jpg [/IMG] All tires have a size stamp on the sidewall. (Image: Falken Tire) A tire’s dimensions can be determined by reading the markings on the sidewall. An example tire size is 245/45R18, which tells us the width, sidewall height, internal construction and matching wheel diameter. Let’s take a closer look at the size […]



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 Annotate a Text for Understanding

Whether you’re reading for pleasure or in preparation for a class, diligent annotation helps heighten your understanding of the text immeasurably. Many writers rely on the assumption that their reader is going to work hard to understand developed, thought-provoking dynamics that may be buried beneath themes, metaphors and other literary devices. To annotate a text […]