Sunday, December 23, 2007

21 most beautiful mouse cursors for Windows

Are you running the same mouse cursor (pointer) that came with Windows XP or Vista? How boring! If you can change your desktop wallpaper and icons, why not the cursors? Think of this: you take pains to get the best looking wallpaper, the best looking icons, use gadgets and widgets to decorate your desktop and yet none of these are visible when you are working on a document or reading a page, just like now. The only object that remains visible all the time is the mouse pointer. Infact, our eyes follow the pointer all the time. So a good looking mouse pointer is essential if you want to have a good looking desktop. Have a look at some of the most beautiful mouse pointers that I could find. Take your pick.

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Hide sensitive data in Word documents with Redaction

When you send a screenshot of, say your email inbox, to somebody on the Internet but don't want to reveal your email id or some other information, what do you do? Blacken out your personal information using Paint or some other image editing tool. Now if you have to send a word document that contain some personal information that you don't want to share, what will you do then? You can use the Redaction plugin for Word 2003.

Monday, December 3, 2007

LyX - the open source document processor

What is LyX?

LyX is an advanced open source document processor running on many Unix and some non-Unix platforms. It is called a "document processor", because unlike standard word processors, LyX encourages an approach to writing based on the structure of your documents, not their appearance. LyX lets you concentrate on writing, leaving details of visual layout to the software. LyX automates formatting according to predefined rule sets, yielding consistency throughout even the most complex documents. LyX produces high quality, professional output -- using LaTeX, an open source, industrial strength typesetting engine, in the background.

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