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Dark Scan Image? It can be made white using Twain device

October 30, 2013

Requirements: Printer that supports scan, Adobe Photoshop any version


In my experience as  IT and Layout Artist, I usually scan image to edit, retouch, restore it and make it became useful again specially photo. For documents, I usually just scaned it and email to respective persons that needed the file. But most of the time, as I scan it, I notice that the printer scanner usually brings on a light grey background for a black text and white background image scanned in the scanner. Why the heck it happens?

It happens when if the printer scanner supports a capability where the scanner trace not only the picture but its background. Hmmm… sounds good but not all the time. What if I need to remove speckles included in the image and the image is too gray to do it! It’s a total mess! Grrrr..

gray one

So here’s the solution. Use TWAIN Device.

TWAIN_logo

For more information about TWAIN, follow this link.

TWAIN device is a set of software included in the scanner or printer scanner that has the capability more than a normal scanner does. What do I meant? I mean, the normal scanner just scan the image to colored, grayscale or black and white, crop it and set the resolution. But the TWAIN device has more features that this. And luckily it includes the capability to make the gray to white again! Good look as new. And I will teach you how to dougie… 🙂 I mean to do it!

Of course you open your printer scanner and make sure it is properly installed. You will notice a scanner icon in My computer if the scanner is properly installed.

1. Open Adobe Photoshop. Select File and choose Import and select your printer scanner/device.

scan 02_2

2. This will load the twain device. Depending on the device. Sometimes its automatic, sometimes you need to press scan. Try it on your device.

3. After that it will load the scanned file in full white. Have a look!

scan differences

For some instances, it will not show you a full white version of the file. But luckily still because you dont need a lot of editing before re-printng or publishing takes place on the file.

So long, net lovers!


anonymous

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MS Office Error: has not been installed for current user

October 30, 2013

This is an MS Office Error. In the levels of Errors, I can rank it as Annoying ONe! 🙂 Annoying because it has nothing to do with the stated error title “HAS NOT BEEN INSTALLED FOR THE CURRENT USER”. Because when you installed Office, there are not other options to install it on different users.

untitled

I search on the net, and I found out the answer. The answer is. This copy of MS Word doesnt not supported Genuine Copy of serial indicated. Maybe it can be a hack version from an unspecified websites the provide fake ones. As a solution, I installed the Original copy of MS Office 2007 and it works

So long, net lovers!


anonymous

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Mic test on PC before using Video Chat Softwares

October 30, 2013

For this tutorial, I will teach you from a newly reformat pc using Windows XP. Once you follow the procedure, It will be easily for you to apply it in Windows 7 or latest versions.

Requirements; Sound Drivers, Headset already attached, Realtek Audio Drivers 
Topic Level: Advance***


One day, I was browsing the net when one of my clients call me and as me for help. She is using Skype since the  PC has been reformatted. Until one day, she woke up and notice that there is not sound that she hears when she began to speak in her camera. I began to pack-up my reformat tools and proceed to their home for a checkup.

At the first time I seated for just a second, I notice that the Sound icon at the taskbar have been lost, and there is no sound entering also in speakers even I play a music using a media player. I began to analyze the facts I have observed until I notice the following.

  • THE SYSTEM HAS NO INSTALLED AUDIO DEVICE (E.G. SOUND DRIVERS) THAT MUST BE INSTALLED FIRST BEFORE YOU COMPLETELY USE THE PC. MAYBE IT ITS HAS BEEN CORRUPTED FROM UNKNOWN REASONS.
  • HER CAMERA DOES SUPPORT THE VOICE RECOGNITION WITH THE INSTALLED MIC ATTACHED IN THE BODY OF THE CAMERA. BUT THE CAMERA CD OR DRIVERS ARE NOT YET INSTALLED.

Take note that your motherboard has all the capabilities in making the system works in a better performance If and only you installed its drivers. Without it, your MB is nothing.

So at first, I installed the Drivers and test the mic sounds.

1. Download and install all the audio drivers based in MB specs.

01 chipset must be installed firstChipset Drivers is the set of drivers from Intel that includes the capabilities to function all expansion card inside the motherboards.

02 so their will be no problem with sound driver installation

IDT is the Sound Driver of the PC and REALTEK WDM is an audio codec

For more information about codecs, please click here.

Most of the time, your motherboard includes a CD/DVD where it includes the set of drivers needed for your PC. Unless you lost or misplace it, it’s available for free in the Internet.

2. After installation, restart you system.

3. Once the audio drivers is installed, look at the taskbar if you notice sound icon. And then double click it and it will display the platform. Inside of it, you must notice a MIC option included in it.

04 sound drivers installed

3.  Increase its volume slider to the highest.

4. But wait, make sure before doing so after the you restart the system, your headset is already installed. Place the pink jack to the pick port and the green jack to the green port in either the front or at the back of the PC.

headset_jacks

Now for the MIC Test Settings.

4. Look for Control Panel.

  • Type Control panel at the address bar on the top of the My Computer Window,
  • Expand Change Settings in System Task at the side of My Computer Window
  • Expand Other Places and click Control Panel
  • Type control panel in run command

5. Now pick a category, choose Sounds

05 sound settings

6. Click Sound and Audio Device.

06 sound settings 2

7. On the volume Tab switch to Voice.

06 volume

07 voice

8. Click Test Hardware…

08 test hardware

9. Wait till the test hardware loads…

09 test hardware_loading

10. Now in the Speaker Test, you will notice that the Recording indicator will goes up as you speak. The next time you click next there must be no error. Because if it  has, the cable attached begun to loose on its port. You need some adjustments.

10 record 02

it must look like this instead of error.

11 record 04

After the test, have it still open. Don’t click  next yet and try your Skype Video Chat if its working properly.

For this tutorial, I have not include the installation of camera and audio drivers for the simplicity of the contents. But take note that all of them are preliminary before the following instructions must be followed. Thank you.

So long, net lovers!


anonymous

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Unable to access Internet after downloading file

October 30, 2013

Most of the time, I spending my days facing my computer installed with Internet connection, I always download a lot of stuffs from videos, softwares, tutorials and games.

I am confident to download a lot of stuff because I am protected with Deep Freeze and (at this time) I use AVG Internet Security 2013. Take note I am using the updated full version of the Anti virus so it can scan everything. From files from usb, your whole system, your emails, the sites you visited, your memory usage and networking.

For me at that time, No one is better than AVG Anti Virus because of its user friendly options and system usage.

Until one time, while I am downloading videos, I began to notice that my Internet connection has been gone. And the IDM download transfer rates began to become zero.

downloads block by avg antivirus because of its internet and network scanning capabilities

At first I began to panic, because I desperately needed that file. I hold my breath and think calmly and said.. “What seems to be the problem?”

I analyzed the fact the IDM repeatedly going to zero even after I restart my PC and looking for possible causes, observations and solutions. And I wrote all of them

POSSIBLE CAUSES:

  • FIREWALL BLOCKS CONNECTION
  • UNDETECTED VIRUS INFECT MY SYSTEM

TESTED SOLUTIONS

  • DOWNLOAD FILES/VIDEOS ONE BY ONE ONLY, NOT SIMULTANEOUS DOWNLOADS IN A TIME IN ANY SITE.
  • REFORMAT MY PC AND UPGRADED MY O.S FROM XP SP2 TO XP SP3 ORIGINAL VERSION AND WITH WINDOWS UPDATE. BUT EVEN I’M NOT WORKING IN ORIGINAL VERSION
  • DOWNLOAD VIDEO SIMULTANEOUSLY BUT NOT A YOUTUBE VIDEO
  • AVG FIREWALL AND PC FIREWELL DISABLE TEMPORARILY
  • CLEARING UP THE COOKIES
  • RESTART MY PC

OBSERVATIONS

  • UNLIKE VIDEOS, FILES ARE EASILY DOWNLOADED USING BROWSERS DOWNLOADER OR EVEN THE SAID PLATFORMS
  • WHEN I CLICK AND READY TO DOWNLOAD A YOUTUBE FILE THE INTERNET CONNECTION IS STILL THERE BUT ALL THE BROWSER WILL CREATE A NON STOP LOADING…
  • EVEN JUST BROWSING A PARTICULAR YOUTUBE VIDEO REMOVES THE INTERNET IMMEDIATELY

After all of these facts I have made, I call back my technician (the one where I bought mygadgetmanjay.co.uk_AVG_IS2013_logo_734x450 PC), and rehearsed all the information I stated above and he said: “SIR, MAYBE ITS YOUR ANTI VIRUS THAT BLOCK THE PROGRAM. YOUR ANTI VIRUS HAS ITS OWN FIREWALL ASIDE FROM YOUR WINDOWS FIREWALL THAT BLOCK YOUR IDM WHEN IT DOWNLOADS. YOU SAID BEFORE THAT IT DOESN’T HAPPEN TO YOU BEFORE. BUT ONCE YOU UPDATE YOUR ANTI VIRUS, IT BEGUN TO DISTINGUISHED YOUR DOWNLOADER AS BLOCK FOR YOUR CONNECTION. AS A SOLUTION, WE RECOMMEND TO REMOVE YOUR ANTI VIRUS AND USE OTHER THAT WILL NOT BLOCK YOUR IDM. THANK YOU.

internetdownloadmanagero

My technician is correct! After that I totally uninstalled AVG Internet Security and found better software than it! And I found out MS Security Essentials.

I also observed that the fact that the Antivirus has all capabilities to scan everything even my downloads. But if I only use a free version or a professional version rather than an Internet Security version, my IDM will still work even installed with AVG as defense.

So long, net lovers!


anonymous

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Collections of Correct Margins

October 30, 2013

Requirements: Microsoft Word any version

Nowadays in MS Word especially in printing and publishing, we are all having a hard time fit to page our documents because the software itself has no capability in doing so. As for me, I transfer to Coreldraw or create a PDF copy of my MS Word file so I can fit the whole page and no paper bleeding error after printing. Most of the time, we adjust margins according to our estimates, so will get what we want margins of our documents.

Because of these reason, I post some examples of margin I experience that my clients use. I capture them and post it here. Have a look, download and try it for yourself!

Go to Page layout -> Margins and set the following figures below.

margin correct margin

So long, net lovers!


anonymous

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Change the volume of your audio/video file

October 30, 2013

Requirements: Windows Movie Maker (XP Versions only)
TOPIC LEVEL: Beginner*


Simple when heard but do you know that not all software supported this option. That’s why even its simplicity on the fact are intensive for others.

For example at one time, while i was doing some audio remixes of requested list of my client, I notice that I don’t have any program to change the volume of the song. I look at desktop shortcuts and start menu icons to look for one. I found one, that is the part of Nero 7.0 Multimedia. After this experience, I use Movie Maker. More simple and more faster! And I show in a few moments how to do it!

OK let’s start!

Remember:

First all, you need a the Windows Movie Maker of course. Any version will do except for windows 7 and 8. Because they made ultimate changes in the software stated. For the purpose of this tutorial, I will just say a few things how to do the tutorial. But because even I having a hard time finding a free version of the software, I encourage you to proceed only if you have Windows Movie Maker already installed in your system. I am using a portable version given by my friend.

01 movie maker

1. Open Windows Movie Maker.

2. Look at the bottom of the page and select Show Timeline.

02 show timeline

3. Now drag or insert an audio or video. For this tutorial, we will insert an audio. But I will give you a preview of video later.

03 drag audio from storyboard

4. Press Ctrl + I or go to FIle -> Import to Collections. Look on your system for an audio type file. All non audio type will not be displayed unless you click All files in the extensions list.

04 import or drag05 import file based in extensions

The list of non Microsoft audio extension will not be displayed also.

5. Now the audio is included in the collections. Let’s drag it. Drag it at the Timeline below.

06 prepare to drag

07 drag the audio

6. Now the audio is already placed, select the audio, right click and select volume.

08 audio volume stated

09 volume selected

7. Adjust the volume just a little bit to the right because a little adjustments give the audio a big enhancement on the file.

10 volume adjustment indicated

And your done!

11 volume changed final

For the Video, just click the Expand button and the same procedure applies.

13 expand

12 video volume

So long, Net Lovers!


anonymous

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How to run Android Games to my PC

September 14, 2013

Requirements: Bluestacks (Android Emulator), Android Game Link, Google Account, Facebook Account
TOPIC LEVEL: Advance***


One time, I am browsing my facebook, one my FB friend post “I desperately want to view play “4 PICS, 1 WORD ON MY PC”. As I thought of this matter, I found out that most of the techies out there having a nice time playing with the android games from their ipod, tablet and other mobile-based gadgets. But is it possible to play it on my PC. I think for that for a moment, and I thought “That’s right!” Most of the gadgets out there before the “TOUCH SCREEN” technology has emulator versions on every pc. There must be an Android Emulator for PC.

For the purpose of summarizing the contents of these tutorial, there are several instructions that the following websites has to be sustain. Please bear in mind in order to be successful to run the game, you must patiently follow their instructions as long as mine. Goodluck

Ok let’s start!

I provided the game link. I want to download the 4 PICS, 1 WORD ON MY PC.

Instructions:

1. Login to your facebook and gmail account all at once and follow all instructions on the provided game link above. (Read carefully and be patient)

2. After that, check your system requirements / specs. Make sure it is the same page as provided here.

https://getsatisfaction.com/bstk/topics/pre_requisites_for_installation_on_windows_xp

According to this site, there is no pre-requisite on running it in Windows 7.

Below is the [UPDATED] BlueStacks download link. Download Now!

3. Download Bluestacks. use IDM/FDM (Free Download Manager) for faster downloads.

4. Open Bluestacks. Click the Bluestacks Thin installer. Those two application are the game itself after download to the provided website above.

bluestacks installer

5. Wait for the installation to finish. Be patient because installing takes time for the full installer source is in the net.

6. After the full downloads and installation, you are required to turn on required settings. The One time setup form will take you smoothly on the process. Click Continue.

one time setup

7. Click Next to Setup your Google Account. If you have one, Sign it to finish the setup in less time.

android_add google account

8. You will re-directed after this forms.

android_phonecommunicate

9. The form will display the Sync is complete. Click Finish Setup

Take note that you need to Sync (What’s on the Server/App Store, Be on your Server/Desktop) files together so that everytime you need a new game or app, It’s just a one or two clicks access. Faster than a lot of log-ins.

android_linktophone

10. Next we need to Sync it to Phone/Device (if available).

android_one time setup 02

android_1 click sync desktop to internet

android_fetching device link

11. After this processes, the Google will redirect you to the App Store Server and click Let’s go. Choose you mobile Device and There you have it! Play anytime and any games available!

Here is the sample of their top charts

android _top charts

Here is the sample of my installed apps.

android _bluestacks menu

How to installed games and apps?

To installed apps and games, follow this instructions.

1. Click the Search icon at the top center of the screen.

android in pc steps - installation 01

2. Type what apps you want to search. For example 4PICS ONE WORD. The site automatically search for the app and when available mouseover then click install or sync it to your device.

android in pc steps - installation 02 search

android in pc steps - installation 03 search for game

android in pc steps - installation 04 click the game you want to add and isnstall it

3. And then click, number one. Number two is the logo of Amazon.com and 3 is the android store. Number  One is free download. Wait for download to finish.

android in pc steps - installation 05 search app stores - choose no 1 may 2-3 are not for free

android in pc steps - installation 07 downloading the faster the connection, the faster the download

3. You will be re-directed to menu when download is finished. It will look like this.

android in pc steps - installed ready to play

4. Finally, We can now run and play the game!

ANDROID IN PC STEPS - PLAY TIME

Hopefully, the set of instructions given above are well understood.

Goodluck, and so long Net lovers!


anonymous

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