Windows Guides Feed

Archive for the ‘Graphic and Publishing’ Category


A Deep Look into Microsoft Office Web Apps

Posted by Taylor Ling On August - 2 - 2010

Have you ever run into a situation where you need to have an urgent modification on your word documents or excel sheets but found your Microsoft Office just doesn’t work for you at that particular moment? Or the Microsoft Office trial version just expired and you are looking for some similar services at zero cost?

Introduction

With the release of Microsoft Office 2010, Microsoft have started to offer a free Cloud-based Office Web Apps which consists of four main applications – Word, Excel, PowerPoint and OneNote. With Office Web Apps, you can now create, view, edit, share and collaborate on Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and OneNote documents in the cloud, and all these can be done from virtually anywhere with a supported browser (yes, even a smartphone browser.) You do not have to install any plugins of software to enjoy the service; Office Web Apps only requires you to have a Windows Live ID–that’s all. Not only that, with Office Web Apps, you can have your precious 25GB of free storage space provided by SkyDrive filled up with your documents or notes, edit and share them on the fly, isn’t that sweet? Read the rest of this entry »

Resize Images By Right-Click

Posted by Thomas On August - 1 - 2010

Artwork by my daughter

If you are looking for an ingenious tool for resizing images, look no further. There are many programs promising to help you do this, but not as intuitive as the one I just found.

Image Resizer Powertoy Clone

This great application let you resize images directly from your Context Menu (Right Click Menu), using presets or custom size. Right Click an image and let Image Resizer Powertoy CLONE do its thing…

Read the rest of this entry »

Extract images or media from DOCX-files [How To]

Posted by Thomas On July - 19 - 2010

When Microsoft introduced Office 2007 they also revealed that they would now store their documents in a XML-based file format. To show the difference between the “old” format and the new, files stored in XML get the ‘X’ added to the file extension.

Retrieving images from a Word document (or any other for that matter) has never been a simple walk in the park. In earlier Office versions it was if not easy, but everyone managed to use copy and paste. You could also save the document as a HTML-file and retrieve the images from the file folder it created.

With the “new” XML-based file formats it’s actually gotten way easier… Read the rest of this entry »

Create Your Own Handwritten Font

Posted by Thomas On July - 2 - 2010

It being summer and all I thought I’d come up with something fun to be working on, while I sit indoors, waiting for the sun to come back on(line). A while back I was working on a design for some company diplomas, and I wanted a special font to use when typing the participant name(s), making it look handwritten.

I found a site that offers to convert your own handwritten letters to a usable TrueType Font. This site used to be free, but now they charge you $10 to actually download the finished font ($14,95 if you create a 200 character font). But if you really like to have your own unique typeface it might be worth the price. So if you’re an aspiring font creator or simply want a special font unlike any other, here’s how…

Read the rest of this entry »

Have you ever had the need to keep an eye on a website or how about wanting to keep an eye on whats happening in the Soccer World Championship while working ? If you only have one monitor switching back and forth between windows isn’t very productive. Some programs like VLC Media Player have the option to always stay on top of your other windows. But not all programs have that feature. So what do you do ?

Lorenz Cuno Klopfenstein (or LcK amongst friends) decided he needed a solution that would let him have any application on top of his working window, no matter the program or content. And with the introduction of DWM in Vista – he started developing OnTopReplica.

Read the rest of this entry »

Sagelight Image Editor (Free Version)

Posted by Bo Gjerlow On May - 2 - 2010
Windows Guides’ Rating Compatible with
1 Star1 Star0 Star0 Star0 Star
2 out of 5
Windows 7Windows VistaWindows XP
[Sagelight Image Editor] Screenshot
PROS:

  • Support for RAW files
  • Easy to use
  • Neat little ImageViewer at the bottom right corner which makes zooming a bit more easy

CONS:

  • Lazy GUI
  • This free version has been discontinued and will not have any new updates
  • Still has a long way up to the competitors (GIMP, Paint.net etc.)

VERDICT:

It’s easy to use, and with a few clicks you can have your image edited nicely. But there is still a lack of features compared to it’s competitors. Also the GUI looks lazy. I would say for Photographers who just need a picture edited quickly without having to select too much and spend a lot of time on it, this software is a good choice. But for more advanced users, this software simply isn’t enough.

PRICE:
Free

VERSION REVIEWED:
2.0

DOWNLOAD: Sagelight Image Editor


Computer tips in your inbox
Sign up for the Windows Guides newsletter to get PC tips and access to free Windows books (More details)

Subscribe now
Popular Guides

See which sites have been visited on your PC (even if private browsing mode is used)

Create a Windows 7 System Repair Disc

Best Free Anti-malware

Hibernate vs. Sleep vs. Shut-Down

i3, i5, and i7; Dual, Quad, Hexa Core Processors. How to they Differ?

Intel's Ivy Bridge Processor: new Features

Submit Your Tip
Submit your computer tip to us; receive full credit for all published tips

Windows Guides on Facebook