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Creating a GIF

Making a GIF: tools for animated graphics and short clips

Memes as video clips, snippets from popular shows, animated logos, or banner ads: the practical GIF format has universal appeal, and can be used in many online contexts. GIFs can be found all over the internet, but making a GIF is also a popular option, with the added bonus that whoever makes a GIF using original content avoids legal complications. We show you how to create a GIF using both online...

Telnet – the system-wide remote protocol

Telnet: a client-server protocol for cross-platform remote connections

Remote access to remote computer systems has always been a part of well-organised networks. Administrators can manage individual users as well as work on the move since a remote connection enables access to company data. One of the first protocols developed specifically for this purpose was Telnet.

Outlook search function not working

What do you do when your Outlook search function is not working?

Microsoft Outlook is one of the most frequently used e-mail programs worldwide. It’s unsurprising then that there are a multitude of approaches to solving its everyday problems. Especially when it comes to e-mail traffic, it can be annoying when Outlook search suddenly stops working. Restarting the program or PC is often enough to solve problems with the Outlook search function. But what should...

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...

Edit PDF Files

How do you edit a PDF document?

Intended as read-only, editing a PDF file isn’t always completely straightforward. If you don’t have the original file, you need a programme to help you edit. Free or paid, online or offline: the internet offers a variety of alternatives. Although not all editors function in the same way. Here’s an introductory overview of the various applications out there and how to use them.

Reducing PDF size

Reducing PDF size: how to do it

The PDF is one of the most popular file formats, and with good reason – it is not only accessible across platforms, but is also extremely compact. If you use a large number of images and the PDF document is comprised of numerous pages, however, the file can quickly grow larger than desired. Firmware applications from Adobe, as well as free freeware programs and simple online tools, can help reduce...

Introduction to Node.js

Node.js: the JavaScript runtime environment at a glance

With the software platform, Node.js, you can use JavaScript server-side and benefit from the asynchronous, event-based programming and the range of options for developing server applications. In this Node.js tutorial, we give you an overview of the program’s modular structure, explain how you can install program modules at any time using the integrated package manager, NPM, and use them to set up...

Class diagrams with UML

Creating class diagrams with UML

Class diagrams are structural diagrams in the UML modeling language. The UML class diagram is suitable for visualising system elements and their dependencies for object-orientated programming languages. If you are a modeler creating a class diagram, it is advantageous to adhere to the official notation and semantics. This is the only way to avoid misunderstandings. We will explain notation for the...

Word Styles: Creating and Modifying Styles in Word

Using, creating and customising 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 colour – 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...

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...