doc2pdf Tutorial

I am just pretty curious why is there such a need to convert almost any file format to PDF (Portable Document Format) until I have discovered the wonders of this document-preservation tool. PDF, being the brainchild of Adobe Corporation is a file format which can be viewed, printed and shared virtually on the web regardless of the document format (texts, images, layout, graphics, etc.) which remains protected/untouched as its original format is transmitted electronically.

Here are some of the cool stuff I have uncovered while learning the PDF.
  1. Word document files that are large in size may sometimes get denied or spammed when delivered because they might carry virus or malware. Converting them to PDF will get the files compressed, thereby reducing the size and still maintain the quality of the document.
  2. It has a security feature to safeguard the document format.
  3. It is compatible with any operating system.
  4. PDF file is pleasant to view on the screen as if you are reading a book.
  5. It is capable of merging files into one document.
  6. PDF cannot be edited or changed, thus, making files protected from changes and retain its exact components. Therefore, it allows our files from misplaced fonts or busted layouts.
To support my learning on PDF, I have selected doc2pdf, an online document tool that converts from file to PDF and from PDF to any document format. I also have created a learning presentation on doc2pdf.

Drop me a line by clicking on the "comment" button if I have missed out something. Thanks.

Mary Ann_Cucio_how to Use Doc2pdf

Evernote Tutorial

Organizing and keeping record of handwritten notes, voice memos, formatted texts, web articles and photos will definitely come in a breeze in one place with the help of Evernote.

Evernote is a web tool designed for note taking and archiving. It works with MAC, Windows, iPhones, Palm Pre, Blackberry, Windows Mobile and Android. Because it has plugins, uploading information from Outlook, Twitter, Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome and Safari come simple and straight forward.

This online note taking cloud based application is like a digital filing cabinet that works wonders in archiving information, online synchronization, allows sharing, gives access online and can even retrieve data right in your mobile gadget too.

Mary Ann_Cucio_how to Use Evernote

Free SMS Service via Gmail

Recently, I've gotten to hit on this free SMS service via Gmail. While the other search engine provider offers two (2) free text messages only (for one week!) to a maximum, Google is throwing away free 50 SMS online (I presume this is on a daily basis.) and is now capable of sending text messages for Smart, Sun and Globe subscribers. With this friendly and wise move of Google, I declare myself a big fan of this tech provider.

Here, what I've found out and explored it myself to my delight.

Thank you and more freebies to come Google :)

Google Docs (Documents) Tutorial

I am not aware of the great attributes of Google Docs until I've come across its documents segment while making a tutorial and doing my personal study of the software. I am just acquainted with Gmail just for the email thing; other than that, I have not fully utilized its purpose. Google Docs is a free online program which is an indispensable web tool for every computer user. It has a collaborative feature online, sharing is immeasurable which allows the team to view, make simultaneous revisions (maximum of 10 people) to the document in real time thus, time and effort are being saved. Another built-in functionality is the "Publish" quality that allows you to copy the link or the URL into the web or blog for publishing.

Now, I am mulling over whether I should make a paradigm shift from using a traditional desktop to online word processor. With the many characteristics of Google Docs, which I have yet to explore further, it dawned on me to resist in saying "no" and not to be a fan of this well-liked cloud based app.

Would love to hear from you if there's something I have missed to include in my learning presentation. Go ahead and hit the comment button.
Mary Ann_Cucio_how to Use Google Docs Documents)

MailChimp Tutorial

The benefit of email campaign is gaining momentum as technology modernizes. Why not? Email being the fastest, convenient and economical means of communication that is accessible across the globe is an effective advertising tool used by internet marketers to saturate online market about the products/services they are offering. To ensure that advertisement takes full advantage effectively and gets full attention from customers, using MailChimp application comes into a play. It is a free email marketing campaign that facilitates sending out 12,000 electronic mail newsletters, advertisements, and flyers per month for a free plan and can share them on social networking sites with tracking results.

Here, I have created tutorial to give you an idea what MailChimp is really all about. Have a peep.
Mary Ann _Cucio_how to Use MailChimp

Soho Projects Tutorial

Do you want someone or something to oversee your project that would dramatically change the way you work? Grab this hassle-free and one-size-fits all technique of online project software, the Soho Projects, a social way to get things done in a click. A program where you can converge and see what your team is working on.

Take a look at what Soho Projects has to offer to make our project effortless to handle.
  • It goes together and integrates with Google Docs, Google Calendar with the capability to embed in iGoogle, Gmail and Google Site
  • Allows team gets updates and collaborates online
  • Helps organize project in milestones, task place and tasks
  • There's a shared project calendar that keeps all the meetings, milestones and tasks neatly organize in a central place for everyone to see
  • Tracks the overall progress of your project in the dashboard which is the main area of your project and gives you a great glance view of the past and upcoming tasks and activities.
  • There is an embedded Project Chat in the priority area where you can create a forum and set up chat rooms
  • Time-tracking functionality is at hand
  • It bills customers based on the activities performed and time spent on a project
Mary Ann_Cucio_how to Use Zoho Projects

Google Forms Tutorial

It’s amazing to note that as an ordinary folk like me, I can now create form easily. Yes! Easy as abc. Thanks to Google Forms! I was able to generate an electronic form or survey that is so simple and uncomplicated to fill out. There’s versatility and one has the preference to choose from the question option whether it is text, paragraph text, grid, scale rating or multiple choice according to one's use. From a simple to a complex web form like that of Google Forms which is a built-in tool in the Google Docs, data collected can be embedded into the website or blog and automatically collated in the Google Spreadsheet for results analysis with added graphs and computations.

Here are 5 cool reasons for me to use Google Forms and I am sharing my tutorial too.

1. It's free. Can sign-in using my own Gmail account.
2. User friendly and hassle free. Even a kid can create a form or survey in a snap.
3. Convenient. Easy sharing of collected data for collaboration.
4. Ability to gather all email addresses of all respondents.
5. Data gathered is analyzed in Google Spreadsheet.
6. It can embed into website or blogs.

Till my next tutorial . . . . .

Mary Ann_Cucio_how to Use Google Forms