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New Release of OpenOffice

by Barbara J. Feldman May 12, 2009

Tired of buying Microsoft Office for each computer you use? OpenOffice is an open-source (i.e. free) software suite for word processing, spreadsheets and presentations. It stores all your data in file formats that are compatible with Microsoft Office, and works on many computer platforms including Windows, Mac and Unix. The newest release, OpenOffice 3.1 is […]

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Which Date Works?

by Barbara J. Feldman April 29, 2009

If you’ve ever had to find a mutually agreeable date for a group event, you’ll instantly appreciate WhichDateWorks. Without any required registration, simply name your event, add the email addresses of all involved, and sit and back and watch. As each participant inputs their availability, you will get a graphic overview of which dates are […]

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Online Conversion Calculators

by Barbara J. Feldman September 29, 2002

To convert measurements from one unit to another, there are many sites with interactive conversion calculators. My favorites are: Yahooligans! Weights and Measures, Convert Me, and Online Conversion.

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Online Translation

by Barbara J. Feldman September 23, 2002

Online language translation sites are handy for translating Web pages or short articles, but keep in mind that many idioms do not translate well and their results are probably not up to your foreign language teacher’s standards. Two to try are Google Language Tools and Babelfish AltaVista.

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