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Opening ZIP Files

Opening ZIP Files

ZIP is the standard container format for archive files. Even when sending lossless-compressed files, ZIP is usually the format of choice. Generally, anyone can open ZIP files. Suitable tools are offered by all common operating systems. However, special ZIP programs such as WinZip, WinRAR, and 7-Zip provide a greater range of functions.

Elasticsearch

Elasticsearch: the flexible search engine

If you work with large amounts of data, you’ll need a powerful search engine. Elasticsearch offers you a full-text search that you can configure so that it is perfectly tailored to your needs. But first you have to understand the principle behind it – what is Elasticsearch?. In this Elasticsearch tutorial we’ll explain the first steps in using the search engine, from installation to creating a...

The best Microsoft PowerPoint alternatives

Free alternatives to Microsoft PowerPoint

It doesn’t matter whether you’re in school, at university, or in an important workplace meeting: a professional presentation can support any point you are making and help give the speaker a clear background to visualize ideas, plans, and perspective. When it comes to the software for this presentation there’s one household name that stands out: Microsoft PowerPoint. But there are numerous free...

Personas

Personas: How to get closer to your customer

Every company wants to work close to the customer, to focus on the user. However, many companies only use averages and statistics as a basis. This is not how to reach the individual buyer. Personas are different. They are based on real people and reflect the heterogeneity of the target group. What do you have to pay attention to?

What is Quora?

What is Quora? The question portal, explained.

The English version of Quora has already established itself as a major question-and-answer portal and has been growing its dynamic community since 2010. Quora is a knowledge portal where users can communicate respectfully with each other. Quora combines the best elements of the social media, question-and-answer site, and discussion communities.

Microsoft Visio alternatives

Microsoft Visio: Free alternatives for creating diagrams and flow charts

Visio allows you to create industry-standard professional diagrams, which can be seamlessly integrated into Microsoft Office documents. Thanks to a variety of graphic elements, complex information can be visualized efficiently and smoothly. But this visualization software is quite expensive, so luckily there is no shortage of free Microsoft Visio alternatives.

Word Styles: Creating and Modifying Styles in Word

Using, creating and customizing Word styles

It’s often very time consuming to format each and every heading of a document individually, especially for lengthy, complex documents. Font, font size, font color – these features, among others, must be consistent within a document to achieve a uniform layout. Word styles allow you to easily format and edit a text, making significant and otherwise tedious adjustments to features such as a table of...

How to save as PDF

Word documents: how to save as a PDF file

If you want to send a Word document or prepare it for printing, it’s recommended you know how to save it as a PDF file. This way, you can be sure that the formatting of your document won’t change and that others will not be able to edit it without permission. For simple conversion tasks, the save function in Word is often sufficient. However, there are some dedicated tools which offer a wider...

How to recover unsaved Word documents

How to recover unsaved Word documents

If either Word or your PC crashes while working on a Word document, don’t panic! Recovering unsaved Word documents is easy to do; even damaged or deleted files are not always lost. Microsoft has numerous tools built into its popular text program which allow you to retrieve the edited or in-progress file. And if these tools don’t work, Windows and special repair and recovery tools offer plenty of...

What version of Windows do I have?

What version of Windows do I have?

Are you a Windows user, but aren’t sure what version of the operating system you have installed on your PC? This article introduces three ways of checking your Windows version in just a few seconds: using a keyboard shortcut, via the Control Panel, or using the Windows Command Prompt (CMD).


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