How To Convert A Text File To An Excel File

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Have you ever encountered a situation whereby you want to convert some text files either from a website or a note pad into an Excel file? I remember the first time I encountered that and I felt it is quite impossible. Well, it isn’t. In this tutorial, we are going to show you how to accomplish that with the different versions of office available.

It is worthy of note that saving your text file as an Excel spreadsheet allows you to work with your data more easily. You will encounter less error working with Excel than with a text file. Let us look at how you can carry out this conversion.

A text file can be converted into a spreadsheet file using the following versions of Excel:

  • 2003
  • 2007
  • 2010

 

How To Convert From Text To Excel

Using Microsoft Excel 2003

Follow these steps to effectively convert your text file into an Excel file using this version of Excel.

  • The first step is to open your Microsoft Excel.
  • Click on data, then import external data and then import data.
  • Open the file you created in Notepad. A wizard will display.
  • From the wizard, select Delimited and click Next button.
  • Uncheck the tab that appears and select space instead. Click next after that.
  • Click Finish and Ok.
  • On your Excel toolbar, select file, then Save As.
  • Type the new name for your file in the dialog box that pops up.
  • It will ask you to save as what. Choose Excel Workbook (xlsx), Excel 97-2003 Workbook (.xls), or CSV (Comma Delimited) (.csv) and click Save.
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Using Microsoft Excel 2007

Here are the steps.

  • Open your Microsoft Excel 2007.
  • Select that data tab.
  • Click from text.
  • Proceed to browse for the text file and select it when you see it.
  • Click on the import button. The Text Import Wizard will begin after that.
  • From the wizard, select Delimited and click Next button.
  • Uncheck the tab that appears and select comma. Click next after that.
  • Click the finish button once you are done.
  • Choose to save the information in either an existing worksheet or a new worksheet.
  • On your Excel toolbar, select file, Save As and type the name in the dialog box that pops up.
  • Save as type should be Excel Workbook (xlsx).

 

Using Microsoft Excel 2010

Here are the steps for this version of Excel.

  • Open your Microsoft Excel.
  • Find the data tab and click on it.
  • Check out the External Data group and click From Text.
  • Double-click the text file that you want to import in the Import Text File dialogue box.
  • After that, click on import. The text import wizard will launch after that.
  • Select Delimited and click Next.
  • Uncheck the tab that appears and select comma instead. Click next after that.
  • Click the Finish button and select to save the information in either an existing worksheet or a new worksheet.
  • Once you are done with that, go to your Excel toolbar, select File > Save As and type the name of the file in the dialog box that pops up.
  • Under Save As Type, choose Excel Workbook (xlsx).

These steps will allow you to effectively convert text files to Excel files. Once this conversion is done, you can be able to work with your data easily.


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How To Move Apps and Files From Mac To Mac

How To Move Apps and Files From Mac To MacThere will come a time when you will want to upgrade your Mac. Whenever that happens, it is a great feeling. However, what about all the files and apps you have on your old Mac? What happens to them? This guide on how to move apps and files from Mac to Mac can help. It will take some clicks and tweaking, but it can all be done in no time.

While there is always the option of using an external hard drive, this is a much easier way. Mac’s come with an integrated migration assistant. The Migration Assistant, lets you take a hold of your old applications, files and documents, and move them to your new Mac. You can even migrate your system settings as well. Migrating your apps and files from one Mac to another using the migration assistant is the best thing. In fact, when you get a new Mac and turn it on, it will offer to run the Migration Assistant. But, most people don’t bother doing that right away. The majority typically like to play around with their new toy before doing so. Especially when the transfer can take a long time to complete. Since you can always use the Migration Assistant whenever you want, it doesn’t really matter when you do it anyway.

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Keep in mind that it does take a while to complete though. Still, it will be well worth it once you are done. We suggest that you leave it overnight so that when you awake, the entire process will be over. And you will have your new Mac, just like your older Mac
Below are the step by step process to transferring files and apps from one Mac to another.

2)1) Begin The Migration Assistant Process

The first thing you want to do is make sure that your Mac is plugged and powered. That’s because the entire process will take a long time. The last thing you want is for your battery to die on you before you are done. Once you have it plugged, go to the Finder. Next, you go over to the Applications and then Utilities. This will bring you to the Migration Assistant.

After you click on Continue, the user account you are presently using will be logged out. In a few, you will be able to see the process begin in a window. Once the window appears, choose the ‘From a Mac, Time Machine, or Startup Disk,’ option. Select Continue and you can then start to get the old Mac ready to go as well.

2) Setting Up The Older Mac For Transfer

The second step is to begin setting up your older Mac for the entire migration process. Keep in mind that if you have a backup to restore from using a Time Machine, then there is no need to use your older Mac. All you have to do is simply plug the drive in. Or you can connect it to the network. Once you do that, you can then move on to the next step.

For those that DO NOT have a Time Machine backup setup to restore their old Mac from, there are two options. The same for those who rather restore their Mac using another method.

Option 1.

Using your network, you can migrate your data directly from one Mac to another. Although this method is very slow, it is the easiest way to do so.

Option 2. Using either a Thunderbolt, Ethernet or Firewire cable, you can connect both of your Macs directly to each other. Although this is the fastest way to do so, you must have the cables ready; no matter which ones you choose.

In addition, for those with an older Mac, they may have to start their old Mac in the ‘Target Disk Mode’ option. However, this is only true for those who use Thunderbolt cables. And Macs running OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion or earlier versions. This is according to Apple.

Once you have decided to use the Migration Assistant, the next step is making sure your old Mac is plugged into an outlet with the power supply. Again, this will ensure that the process is not interrupted due to the battery dying out.

The next step is to begin the Migration Utility tool on your older Mac. You find it by going to Applications, then Utilities. After the program has launched, you click on Continue. That will log you out of your older Mac’s current account.

From here, you want to choose “to another Mac’ option. Next, you hit the Continue button once again. Once this is done, you will need to head back to the new Mac.

3) Complete The Migration Process

As you head back to your new Mac, there should be a list of all of the devices you will be able to restore from. Choose where you want to transfer from, and then click on Continue. There will be a number which will pop up. You will need to confirm that both numbers are the same. Once you confirm the numbers, click on Continue again.

This step is important and necessary. That’s because you want to make sure that both Macs are connected to the same network. And that they are using the same Migration Assistant simultaneously. This is a safeguard against you restoring data from somewhere else by mistake.

After you have completed the numbers verification process, select which user accounts you want to keep. Also, you can choose if you want to port over all of your apps. Lastly, your system settings from your old Mac can be kept, as well as any other files. Whatever you DO NOT want to migrate, make sure you uncheck. To begin the migration process, select the Continue button.

The amount of time this migration process may take, will largely depend on the files you are moving. For those with only a few files, it may take a few hours. However, if you have a huge amount of files, the best suggestion is to leave it overnight.

4) Review Your Files and Applications

After the migration process has been completed, you will want to check on your files and applications. You can do so by logging on to your new and old Macs. All of your apps and documents should be exactly where you left them before the transfer process. Even your dock icons will be in the same place and identical.

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The last step is to begin enjoying your new Mac, while still using your older files, applications and settings.


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How To Recover Unsaved Microsoft Excel Files

How To Recover Unsaved Microsoft Excel FilesNothing could be worse than doing some really hard work on a project using Microsoft Excel, only to lose some, if not all. This often happens to people due to several scenarios. In some cases, a person may close out the file accidentally without saving it. Other times, their computer may crash without warning. A few may have the device they are using, freeze and stop working. No matter which one of these or other things happened, it is a nightmare. Losing a file before saving it, can drive anyone mad; especially if you been working on it for a long time.

This guide on how to recover unsaved Microsoft Excel files will come in handy, if this ever happened or happens to you. There are some steps you can take for recovering lost or unsaved Microsoft Excel files. By using these tips, you won’t have to start the work all over again. Keep in mind that you may not get the last version of the document you used though. Still, it is far better than losing it all completely. Or having to start the project all over again from the beginning.

Recuperating Overwritten Excel Files

This function works for those who save their files to OneDrive. If you are not one of those who uses this method to save them, these tips will probably change your mind. That’s because OneDrive is a great tool with many benefits. It keeps a history of projects you are working on, by particular versions. That means you can browse through it and find the files you like. Once you find it, you can restore it from whatever version you wish. It is best to save the documents to the Document folder.

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If you haven’t done so already, you can do this process by going to Onedrive.live.com and using their browser interface.

1.Find the folder you saved your file to and click on it.
2.Next step is to right click on it and select ‘Version History.’
3.Once you reach the Version History, you will find the versions you are looking for.
4.Choose the Restore option and that will overwrite any current versions you may have of the Excel document.
5.You can also choose to Download a copy of the version as well, just in case.

Unsaved Excel Workbooks Recovery

In the event that you have lost or need to recover an Excel file, you can use the Workbooks feature. The function is called Excel’s Recover Unsaved Workbooks.
To check and see which version of the unsaved Excel file is available on Workbooks, follow these steps.

1. Go to File and then choose Open.
2. Select the Recent tab.
3. Scroll to the bottom of the screen to find the “Recover Unsaved Workbooks” feature.
4. Select the Recover Unsaved Workbooks button and click on it.
5. Once you click on it, you will see the list of any and all Workbooks unsaved files.

Chances are you may be lucky and the file will be there. If so, then you can simply select it and hit it so it can load up once again. Just in case you are able to recover it, be certain to save it immediately this time.

File History Versions Restoration

A few people make the mistake of not using OneDrive when they are working with files. If you are one those, you may need to resort to other methods. There is a possibility you can restore the missing Microsoft Excel file.You can do so from the previous versions file history function. That’s if you also have enabled the ‘File History’ function on Windows. For those that have, they can use that function to find and recover older versions of a file.
Follow these steps to recover the lost file if you have enabled File History in Windows.

1. Go to your Windows Explorer and find the file there.
2. Right click on the the file and then choose “Restore Previous Versions
3. That will open up a new window for you and you will then see any of the previous versions of the file. However, if you never created a restore point in Windows, or enabled File History, these options won’t be there.

macOS Users Excel Recovery Options

For those that use macOS, there are different steps that need to be taken in order to recover Excel files. But, if you have OneDrive, you can use the same methods explained above to do so. For those that were not using OneDrive, there is another way.

1. Go to Start and open Finder.
2. Go to Macintosh HD.
3. In the event that Macintosh HD is not showing up, you may have to find another name on your hard drive.
4. Go to Finder and then Preferences.
5. Next, select Hard Disks and then under, Show these items in the sidebar option.
5. You can also go to Users, then (your user name). Next is Library>Application Support>Microsoft>Office>Office 2012 Auto Recovery.

You may have to select the “Show hidden files‘ option if you don’t see any library folder there. To do that, type the following command into your terminal – defaults write com.apple.finder AppleShowAllFiles YES

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While these may be able to help some people recover any Microsoft Excel lost or unsaved files, it won’t work for everyone. The lesson to be learned here is to always save and backup everything. But, unfortunately, that is something we often don’t do. At least not until it is too late. Don’t wait until you find yourself in a jam to start backing up your work. Using a preemptive strategy, always provides the best results.


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All You Need To Know About Microsoft Word DOCX Files

All You Need To Know About Microsoft Word DOCX One of the most used programs for people who want to write and share documents is Microsoft Word. The DOCX files are part of the format Microsoft Word has been using since they updated their Office Suite back in 2007. Before that, the formats were simply DOC. So why is there an extra X in the new version of Word? What does it stands for? More importantly, how are DOCX files different than DOC files in Word? And which one of the two should you use? Are DOCX files safer and better? Or is the older DOC file format the better choice?

 

The Extra X In DOC Files

The extra X found in the DOC files is part of the new Office Open XML standard. That is what the X actually stands for. While both Word files are comparatively open, the DOCX is far more efficient. The reason for that is because DOCX is able to create smaller docs and they are also less likely to be corrupted. Some may not know that DOC files have been in used by Microsoft Word for more than 30 years already. Back then, the Word version was used on MS-DOS. As the years have gone by, Microsoft has continued to make the Word and Office much better, safer and easier for people.

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The DOC format rose in popularity because it was able to work with many other products, including the competition. That helped Microsoft keep the hold it has had on other similar products such as WordPerfect, from Corel. Once the DOC file format was incorporated into free and paid word processing programs from numerous other companies, it made it easier to use. It also allowed those that used it, to save their files in the DOC format, if needed just in case.

 

Microsoft Introduces Office Open XML (DOCX)

In the early part of the 2000s, Microsoft was under a lot of pressure from competition which was growing. The pressure came from open-source and free Open Office products. Also, from the ODF Open Document Format which was competing with Word. It was then that Microsoft began to push for more broader and open standards. Once that happened, the end result was the beginning of DOCX file format being developed and used.

 

Which Of The Two Should You Use?

If you have a choice between using the DOC or DOCX file format, then the latter is the better selection. DOCX produces greater results in almost every situation. The DOCX formats are smaller files. That makes them far easier to share, read and transfer. Plus, since the Office Open XML standard is open nature, it can be read by mostly all of the word processing tools out there. This includes the highly used Google Docs. Microsoft learned from the bad decision Sony made with Betamax. Sony’s refusal to be more open and share their format, made it impossible for the competition. But in the long run, they lost the war to VHS and it made Betamax obsolete

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How To Show File Extensions On Windows

How To Show File Extensions On WindowsIf you have Windows OS then you will not be able to see any of file extensions you use. That’s because Windows XP, 7, 8 or 10 don’t show file extensions by default. But to learn how to show file extensions on Windows, all you have to do is change a single setting. This way, no matter which version of Windows you are using, you can see the full extension of each file.

 

Reasons To Show File Extensions

 

Some people may be wondering why do I even have to show file extensions. Well there are several reasons as to why you should show your Windows file extensions. Every known file that Windows uses has a file extension. Some of them are normally about 3 to 4 digits long. But they can be longer in other cases though. If you ever looked at a Word document, you may have noticed that they have either the .doc or the .docx file extension name on it. For audio files, the name extensions may be .wma, .mp3, .flac, .aac, .ogg or several others. The name will depend on the software and files you are using.

 

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One of the best reasons for showing your file extensions is for security reasons. When it comes to .exe files, it is very difficult to tell if they are legitimate programs or safe documents. Since Windows uses .exe in many of file extensions, this is important. Especially since many virus and malware will be come in the .exe file form. Being able to see what the file extension of a file is, will let you know all about each file before you open it. It will also help tell you whether or not the document is safe to open with a particular program or not.

 

Showing File Extensions on Windows XP

 

  1. Go to Windows Explorer and select Tools, then Folder Options.
  2. Click on the tab which says View located in the Folder Options dialog box.
  3. Select Show Hidden Files and Folders in the Advanced Settings tab.
  4. Hit the Hide Extensions For Known File Types option.
  5. Select the OK button.

 

Showing File Extensions on Windows 7

 

  1. Go to the Organize button located on the Windows Explorer toolbar.
  2. Select Folder and Search Options so you can open it.
  3. Select the View tab located at the top of the Folder Options window.
  4. Under the Advanced Settings, click on the disable button to Hide Extensions For File Types check box.
  5. Click on the OK Button to change your show file extensions settings.

 

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Showing File Extensions on Windows 8 and 10

 

Although you can access this via the Control Panel or the Options button, doing it this way is much faster and easier.

 

  1. Click on the View tab found on the ribbon.
  2. Go to the Show/Hide section that lets you toggle file extensions either on or off.
  3. Select and activate the File Name Extensions box.
  4. You are done.

In the future, File Explorer will remember the choice you made and the setting. It will be active until you decide to disable it again.


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5 Windows Folders and Files You Should Delete To Save Space

Tips For Saving Space On WindowsThe Windows operating system is one of the most popular and widely used in the world. Whether you are a fan or not, the Windows operating system is here to stay. But the truth is that Windows does have its share of problems. One of those is the many files and folders on Windows. While some are very useful to operate the system, there are many of them you don’t really need. This guide has several Windows folders and files you should delete to save space on your computer or laptop. In the same manner that smartphones come bloated with apps and programs you don’t really need, Windows has its share.

 

Some of these old files may have been on your computer for a really long time. From hidden caches to temp files, over time, they do take up a lot of space. Moreover, they can also slow down your PC. There are a few things you should know in order for some of these tips to work properly or better. For one, you should close most programs, browsers and folders on your computer. Keeping them open will prevent Windows from deleting some files since they will be in use. Also, you should repeat these steps at least once a month.

 

The Temp Folder –

 

Folder Location – C:\Windows\Temp

 

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If there is ever a Windows folder that is full of files you don’t really need, it is the temp folder. It is here that Windows stores files that you used at one time or another during the time you had your computer. The problem is that these temp files are no longer needed. Once they get passed their initial use, they become obsolete.

Tips for deleting temp files on Windows

To access these files, just open up any folder and type this address in C:\Windows\Temp and then hit enter. Once you are there you will see countless of temp files. Hit Ctrl + A to select all of them. Then press delete and you are done. You may get a message that the files cannot be deleted. This will happen if you have a program that is using those files. Be sure to close out everything to make it easier.

 

The Downloaded Programs Files Folder

 

Folder Location – C:\Windows\Downloaded Program Files

 

The Downloaded programs files folder is a source of confusion for many Windows users. The files found on this folder are not really for  programs you have downloaded.  What they are is for files that Internet Explorer Java applets and ActiveX uses. They are there so if you visit a website and use the same feature, they won’t have to be downloaded again. But the reality is that this folder is basically useless and it’s just taking up space. In addition, ActiveX has many security flaws and Java applets are seldom used. Lastly, a lot of Windows users don’t even use the Internet Explorer browser that much either. If you have junk there, delete it now.

 

The Hibernation File Folder –

 

Folder Location – C:\hiberfil.sys

 

Much like bears that hibernate through the winter, Windows has its own hibernation folder. But unlike a bear which depends on this ritual, your computer doesn’t really need the folder or files. The hibernation mode on a computer can be compared to the sleep mode. The difference is that the operating system ends up saving all of the work you have open to your hard drive. It then shuts down when it needs to.

 

The size of your hibernation files will vary depending on the hard drive you have. Some are a few gigabytes in size, maybe more. If you don’t really use this mode, you can disable it. The reason for disabling it, instead of deleting it, is because if you do delete it, Windows will recreate all over again.

To disable it, open your Admin Command Prompt. You do this by right clicking on the Windows Start button. Once there, type this command which will disable hibernation mode – powercfg.exe /hibernate off – then you are done.

 

The Recycle Bin Folder –

 

Folder Location – Recycle Bin

 

Yes, we know that the recycle bin is not really a folder. However, it is a place where lots of junk is stored. If you delete something, Windows automatically sends it to the recycle bin. This is one of the reasons we are including it here. There is a difference between sending files to the recycle bin and permanently deleting them. Just go to your recycle bin and explore the contents there. Once you are sure you don’t need any of them, hit delete.

 

The Windows Old Folder Files –

 

Folder Location – C:\Windows.old

 

No, we are not making this up. There is actually a folder called ‘The Windows.old folder.’ This folder is usually found whenever users upgrade from one version of Windows to another. In this folder, all of the files that were part of your old Windows version are here. They stay there in case the files did not transfer properly when you made the upgrade. Or if you want to go back to your previous version of Windows. If you want to explore the folders to see if there is a file you may want to use, then do so before you delete them all. Still, even if you don’t remove this folder, Windows will do so after 10 days anyway.

 

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If you haven’t done so already, we recommend that you download the CCleaner program. This is a great tool to help you delete your browsing history, junk files  and keeping your computer running smoothly.


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Why Free Online Conversion Is So Important

Free Online File Conversion Made EasyBillions upon billions of files are shared throughout the world via the web everyday. Not too long ago though, many of the files shared with others were problematic. They were either troublesome for the recipient or the sender. In most cases, for both. The reason for some of these problems were due to the types of files that were being sent or shared. Some files were either too big, or in the wrong format. This is why in today’s world, free online conversion is so important.

 

For years, people had to contend with music, image or video files that were too big and took up too much space. These types of files also took a long time to download or upload as well. Worse of all, a lot of the files were in formats that some systems of devices did not recognize. That would make the files obsolete since they could not be viewed or used at all.

 

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Expensive File Converting Programs

 

Along the way, numerous companies began to take advantage of this chaotic file madness. They began selling really expensive file conversion software. Many companies and individual users had no other choice but to buy these file converting programs. Soon after, some websites began offering online conversion to people, but at a price. Those that wanted to convert their files to another format had to download and install programs on their computers from these sites. While some of the software was helpful, a vast majority of these programs were full of bloatware, adware, trojans, virus and even malware.

 

Free Online Conversion

 

One of the best things that finally came out of the entire need for file converting was free online conversion. These are legitimate sites that do not require you to download or install any software in order to convert your image, music, or video files. One the best online conversion sites available today is Online Convert. Here at Online Convert, you can convert just about any file you need to hundreds of other formats.

 

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We have audio, video, document, image, eBook, mobile and hash converting tools that you can use for free. That means if you are looking for an online converter for MP3, MP4 or any other type of audio file, we have it.  The same goes for images which you may want to change from GIF to BMP or from PNG to JPG or TIFF. For your archive converting needs, we also offer conversion to TAR.BZ2, TAR.GZ, 7Z and ZIP. Best of all, our free online conversion tool is simple, quick and easy to use. You can access any of our awesome free online converter tools right here.


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Translate Foreign Documents & Letters

Living abroad, in a country where you don’t speak the language, comes with many difficulties. One of those is certainly official correspondence since the public authorities tend to operate in the native language of the country. Only in very rare cases, you will get notifications, invoices and other official mail in English. In most cases, the documents arrive in the native language of the country and now you have to make sense of it.

Following, you will find a tutorial that will help you do exactly this. Make the process of understanding foreign forms and letters easier by translating them online. And yes, this works with any physical mail you got as well!

 

What you need:

 

Translate Foreign Documents Online

As you have seen above, we suggest using Google Translate for translating your foreign documents. Of course you can use another online translation tool as we understand that some people do not completely trust Google Translate when it comes to (syntactically) correct translations. However, to get a first idea what your document or form is about, this kind of translation is more than enough.

Furthermore, you do not need to install anything else. The conversion service of online-convert.com only requires you to download your converted text file. This means you can easily do this from your smartphone or a tablet!

 

 

How To Translate Your Documents

Let’s jump right into how to get your documents translated into your native language or language of choice!

 

1. Make a digital copy

There are two ways to do that. The easiest way is to scan the document and receive a PDF document with the scanned content. Since many people don’t have a scanner, however, you can also use your digital camera or smartphone to take a picture of the document.

It doesn’t matter if the digital copy of your document is an image like JPG or PNG, or a PDF.

 

2. Convert your scan or image to text

Now that you have your digital copy, you need to extract the text. This can easily be done with the Online-Convert.com document converter and the OCR function available under “Optional settings”.

 

2.1 Go to document.online-convert.com/convert-to-doc

Of course you can choose another document converter, for example the ODT converter for OpenOffice or LibreOffice documents.

If you are working from a mobile phone, we suggest converting to TXT instead. Most phones have an app installed that will allow you to open and view TXT files. And if not, you can open the file using Google Drive which also allows you to copy the text out of the document.

 

2.2 Upload your scan or image and check the box next to “Use OCR”

This will make sure that the document you will receive will not just contain the image you uploaded or an image of the scan. It will extract the text visible on the image.

 

2.3. Click on “Convert file”

It will take a little while until your document is ready for download.

 

3. Check the new document

While the OCR function is very good, it’s outcome always depends on the quality of your scan or image. Open the document and compare it to the original. It might be that you have to improve or copy some words from the original into your new document.

 

4. Translate your new text

Now, head over to Google Translate and copy & paste your new text into the left field. You can either set the language, or trust google and use the “Detect language”option. As a target, choose your native language or English. Then, let Google do the work for you.

Google Translate translations are not perfect, but they still serve the purpose of understanding the mail you got.

 


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Compress PDFs On macOS Without Losing Quality

PDFs files are great and make it so easy for us to share text and graphics which seem like printed documents with just about anyone. But sometimes, there are certain tips and tricks about a program or software that can make using PDFs a lot easier. This tutorial shows you how to compress PDFs on macOS without losing quality. Best of all, you don’t have install any software or added programs since your mac already has it.

 

The feature in reference is one that is little known to many people. Preview, is an awesome mac functionality that lets you shrink the size of PDFs files easily. Below are the few simple steps.

 

  1. Open a large PDF file using Preview.
  2. Click on – File> Export.
  3. Once there, from the Quartz Filter drop down box, choose the “Reduce File Size” option to make your PDF file smaller.

 

Although this is a very simple to use feature, there is a problem when you use it though. Whenever you use this method, you end up making your PDF files too small. In turn, it makes them very unreadable and very blurry. To avoid this you can do the following methods.

 

Compress PDFs Without Losing Quality

 

First, you go to /System/Library/Filters so there you can make several edits to the XML files. They are the ones which control the behavior that causes these issues. You can use the browse down option to get there as well.

 

Next, locate the file named ‘Reduce File Size.qfilter. Click on the copy and paste option and then copy it to your desktop. For those that want several compression options, you can create several copies of this file. Doing this will allow you to have them there for when you need each one accordingly.

 

You may also want to check out Resize & Compress PDF – PDF Editing Via API

 

The next step is to find the ‘Open With>TextEdit‘ and right click on it. You can also choose another text editor if you have one just in case you want to do it differently.

 

In the ‘Compression Quality‘ field, you will see that it is set to ‘0’ by default. Look at it and you can set it to any number you want to. They range from 1 which is the least compressed, to the -1 which is the most compressed.

You can set any of these to 0.50 which is medium quality in case you  are creating multiple files. Also, you can set one to 0.75 for high quality files.

 

The next field you can edit is the ‘ImageSizeMax’ option. This is set to 512 by default. However, you can increase it to final size, whatever that may be. Most people set this option to 1684 for their medium quality compression. That ends up resulting in A4 at 144 DPI. For high quality compression, they set it at 3508 which results in A4 paper at 300 DPI.

The last step is to check the ‘Name‘ field in every one of them. You should change the name to something self evident. That’s because this is what will end up appearing in the Quartz Filter drop down menu option later on.

 

Once you have named the files to match the names, you then copy/paste them back into the /System/Library/Filters directory. Doing this will add new options for the compression you selected to the your ‘Export’ menu. Remember, you can dabble with the numbers and values if you don’t really like these suggestions.

 

Don’t miss reading From XPS To DOC & PDF – Why & How To Do It

 

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Keep in mind that you can always use our Free online document converter tool to convert your images and documents to PDF. There are many useful features and options for converting all kinds of files here, not just PDF’s.

 


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How To Convert Your Documents To DOCX

How To Convert Your Documents To DOCX
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With so many different types of document file formats out there, sometimes it can become a problem using them. This is especially so if you need to convert your files to another format. Such is many times the case for DOCX files. That’s why this article showing how to convert your documents to DOCX is so helpful.

No matter what type of file format you have, you can change it without much hassle. It can be HTML, ODT, PDF, TXT, RTF, PPT, PPTX, DOC or Flash. No matter which format you have and need to convert over to DOCX, you can do so here quickly, easily and for free.

 

 

 

 

 

What Are DOCX Files?

For those that are not too familiar with DOCX files, they are a Microsoft Word XML format document file. These type of files began with the 2007 edition of Microsoft Office. Microsoft Word is one of the most popular and widely used word processing software out there. After its introduction in 2007, it became the default file type ever since.

 

You may also be interested in how to Convert Your Blog Article To PDF For A Greater Reach

 

You can look at DOCX files as XML based files. These files can either contain formatting, images, objects, styles and of course, text. In the DOCX files, all of these are then stored and compacted separately as a single DOCX zip compressed file. For those that may have an earlier version of Microsoft Word, there is a free downloadable pack. If you download the Microsoft Office Compatibility Pack, you can then open, edit and save all of your DOCX files; even to an older version of Microsoft Word.

 

The Great Thing About Conversion

In many cases, people often run into trouble when they are using a certain type of file format that is incompatible with another program, device or software. Certain files will not work or cannot be opened by other programs, software or devices. Before file conversion came along, people had to end up changing things just to be able to use certain file types. Some users would even end up not being able to use the files at all. But just then, file conversion came along. Now, in events such as these, the best and easiest thing to do is simply convert the files to another format.

Using file conversion allows you to use any of the many types of file types and convert them to the one you need. Whatever format that is most compatible, that is the one you can convert it to.

 

No Program Or Software Needed

For years, people had to end up purchasing expensive programs or software in order to convert their files. Other sites would only allow you to convert them if you downloaded something from them. Luckily, here at Online Convert, you don’t need to do any of that.

 

Don’t forget to read How To Register On Online-Convert.com

 

If you want to convert your documents to DOCX or countless of other file formats, you can do so. Yet you don’t need to download anything at all. Simply upload your document or file you want to convert. You can also enter an URL of the file as well. No matter which way or how, Online Convert lets you do so for free, fast and in a few simple steps.

If you have any file you want to convert to DOCX or anything else, use our Free online document converter tool here.