For years I’ve used flat-bed scanners to scan historic documents. Lately I’ve started using my iPad to photograph them instead–faster and less intrusive. Even though the results are usually reasonable I’ve often considered finding a stand to avert the inevitable wobble that results from attempting to hold the iPad flat and steady while pressing the […]
Archive for the ‘Techow’ Category
Here’s the latest crop of app tidbits. I’ve included some of the oldies but goodies as well: Research and Writing Your writing, draft writing or shared writing: Google Drive (Docs, Spreadsheets, Presentations) Research: Google Scholar and Alerts Bibliography: Zotero Collecting resources (and sharing them): Delicious or Diigo Communicating: Hangouts Writing for the world (or even […]
XML.com: XQuery, the Server Language Good article on eXist, XQuery, some ideas and info on how to implement.
Sites for info to help transition to MSOffice: http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/excel/HA101491511033.aspx http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/word/HA100744321033.aspx http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/powerpoint/HA101490761033.aspx http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/access/HA100398921033.aspx http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/outlook/HA101662871033.aspx http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/help/HA101679481033.aspx http://www.microsoft.com/office/demo/newui/index.html
Simple software to help you get organized: 37signals Writeboard: an online collaborative writing app, multiple authors, multiple updates, all stored by date, compare versions, etc. (also see “Writely”). For wiki-like projects on a small scale?
OpenXML Developer The place to keep an eye on how developers are integrating XML into Office/Word. Includes code for writing a web app that accepts text and turns it into a Word document. May, in future, contain news of apps to work with Word.
Tatiana Announced: The UVM Web Team has recently released a new Google Search Appliance for searching UVM’s Web space (www.uvm.edu/search/). The new appliance offers continuous and faster indexing, as well as the latest Google technology. Additionally, our document count has been increased from 300,000 to 500,000 documents. As with the previous appliance, we are able […]
We get lots of questions about using Word to create web pages. Obviously, we don’t recommend this method. Word tries very hard to translate it’s own rich formatting language into a language, HTML, that was never designed to be a formatting language. The resulting file is filled with code that can cause problems when one […]
Saving HTML files with UTF-8 encoding