language

Fri
29
May
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Translate Emails, Docs in Foreign Languages

The Internet and its impact on globalization has changed the way we communicate around the world. Boundaries have become virtually limitless and large distances are instantly accessible. These changes let us get acquainted with other people and ... languages: but how do we communicate with people in foreign countries? Here are some tools and tricks to help overcome language barriers. Gmail Translator Among many widgets, Gmail provides a translator letting you translate emails written in a foreign language to any other language. To activate it follow this procedure: 1. Login to your Gmail. 2. In ... (view more)

Thu
11
Dec
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Built-In Translator in MS Word

The Research panel in both version 2003 and 2007 of MS Word includes an option to translate selected text or an entire document. I find that this feature is more useful when you are trying to figure out what a foreign language document actually ... means rather than when you would like to express your thoughts in another language for those who do not speak English. Go ahead and play around with the Translator and you will see what I mean. Translate a few sentences from English to another language and then back to English. When you become a member at CarolsCornerOffice.com, you have access to this ... (view more)

Thu
02
Oct
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Set a Language Style in MS Word 2007

When you enter text into your Word document that is something other than English, chances are that MS Word will not recognize it and will interpret it as being misspelled. If it is necessary for you to have sections of non-English text within your ... English-language Word documents, then you know how annoying it is when Word checks the spelling of the non-English text using its English dictionary. Word is programmed to automatically proofread your document for the language version that is installed on your computer. If you purchased your licensed copy of MS Word in the United States, your text ... (view more)

Mon
14
Jan
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Set a language to a Style in Word

When you enter text into your Word document other than English, chances are Word will not recognize it and will interpret it as misspelled. If it is necessary for you to have sections of non-English text within your English-language Word documents, ... then you know how annoying it is when Word checks the spelling of the non-English text using its English dictionary. Word is programmed to automatically proofread your document for the language version that is installed on your computer. If you purchased your licensed copy of MS Word in the United States, your text will all be marked as English (U. ... (view more)

Thu
03
Jan
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Crop Marks in MS Word 2002

A reader recently wrote and asked: "I loaded Office 2002 on a HP computer with Vista. When I opened word, the document appeared with the borders buttons in the document. When going to print preview they were still there. I had previously loaded on ... another computer with Vista and did have this problem. Can you kelp me?" Thanks. My reply: If you're seeing just crop marks and not any other "text boundaries," then the problem is that you have most likely installed support for an Asian language. To rectify this situation follow the steps below: Go to Start | Programs | Microsoft Office Tools | ... (view more)

Fri
25
Nov
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Editor

An editor is a person who prepares text -- typically language, but also images and sounds -- for publication by correcting, condensing, or otherwise modifying it. According to the Oxford English Dictionary, editor comes from the Latin phrase e ditus ... which means "to put forward". The editor ludorum in Ancient Rome was the person who put on the games. In French, editeur means "publisher". Also in Italian editore means "publisher". The word came into English from French. The verb to edit is a back formation from editor. In career terms, the word 'editor' has four major senses: Career Editor: ... (view more)

Tue
14
Dec
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Newsletter Changes: Imminent

I can't imaging what my life would be like if I didn't know how to program in PERL. Side note: PERL stands for Practical Extraction and Reporting Language, and is a robust programming language frequently used for creating programs that run on web ... servers. (Source: wmo.ch ) Perl's elaborate support for regular expression matching and substitution has made it the language of choice for tasks involving string manipulation. The language's highly flexible syntax and concise regular expression operators, make densely written PERL code indecipherable to the uninitiated. The syntax is, however, ... (view more)

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