How-To: Copy and Align Shapes in Microsoft Powerpoint

Often we find it difficult to Align and Copy Shapes in Microsoft Powerpoint. However, its not that tough to achieve and therefore, lets discuss about them in this post.

Powerpoint Shapes Alignment

Aligning Shapes
Do you find that it is often difficult to perfectly align shapes in a presentation? By using your arrow buttons while holding down CTRL, you can move shapes one pixel at a time to get the correct alignment.
Copying Shapes
You can copy a shape from any MS office document and drag it elsewhere by holding down CTRL and your left mouse button. This is a great alternative to cutting and pasting with CTRL+C and CTRL+V.

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LinkedIn is now available on Mobile

LinkedIn, the famous professional networking application has launched its mobile version. The application is accessible by pointing your wireless device at http://m.linkedin.com/

LinkedIn Mobile

The beta product of the application has a version which has specially been optimized for iPhone and is also available in French, German, Spanish, Japanese and Chinese apart from English.

The video below from LinkedIn gives a short overview of LinkedIn mobile.

LinkedIn blog states about the following features on LinkedIn mobile

Search LinkedIn profiles (including photos and bio) to help recall and connect with business acquaintances at events and conferences

Research the common contacts they have with other professionals to help make real world referrals and introductions easier

Invite professional acquaintances and peers you meet at events to LinkedIn with just their email address. Exchanging business cards is just not cool anymore!

Receive regular Network update capabilities about your connections while on the go

International versions currently launched include French, German, Spanish, Japanese and Chinese. More to follow.

[Via: LinkedIn Blog ]

Also read: LinkedIn Profiles: Add your photo starting this Friday.

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Gtalk adds Invisible Mode

Google Operating System blog reports addition of Invisible mode in Gtalk. The blogpost says ” Now you can be logged in to Gmail Chat and see if your contacts are online, but they won’t be able to see you’re online.”

Invisible on Gtalk

However, this feature is available only with new version of Gmail and if you are simultaneously using the desktop or any other flavor of Gtalk, your status change wont happen 😦

Gtalk Invisible on Gmail

[Via : Google Operating System ]

I really wish this feature turns up on Gtalk desktop client as well.

[Update] Now Gtalk over gmail also allows Video and voice chat. Read Gmail Launches Voice and Video Chat.

Also read: Gmail Launches Voice and Video Chat.
[How-To] Change your display language in Gmail

How-To] Create Group Mailing Lists in Gmail.

 

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Got 15 minutes? Give Ruby a shot right now!

While browsing and trying to find out some interesting Ruby stuff, i found this Website .

Ruby

The website has a Beginner’s basic online tutorial, which is interactive and fun to work with. It works in Web browser and has a Ruby Interpreter above with the lessons displayed below.

Worth giving a try !!!!
Check out the website by clicking at http://tryruby.hobix.com/

Also read:

Top 5 Tutorials on Ruby on Rails

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Java: Lets revisit the past

Some Java posts which i wrote in the past which still attract lots of readers.

Java
  • Java: Lifecycle of a Java Program: This post talks about the Lifecycle of a Java program.It talks about the various stages a program goes through, right from the time its developed to the time its deployed.
  • Polymorphism in Java : Part 1: When i started understanding Polymorphism, one sentence that many people ( infact my college profs) told me was it refers to One Object, many forms. I could never understand this till i actually starting giving it a serious thought ( and that was some years later). Today, here at Technofriends blog, I would like to share my knowledge on Polymorphism and how it is implemented in Java.
  • Polymorphism in Java : Part 2: After having understood the basics of Polymorphism and what it actually refers to in my previous post, now lets get on and try understanding Method Overloading in a little more detailed fashion.

Google adds Forms Feature to Spreadsheets

This is one of those features which goes very well with the spirit of Google, making use of the information available and presenting it in a meaningful way.

Google docs has added yet another interesting feature which lets a Spreadsheet author send mail invites to other users with fields for the recipients to fill. As the users respond, the spreadsheet gets automatically filled in with the data. What is interesting about this feature is that all this happens at the real time. A clear distinction between desktop and web software.

Google Docs

To begin playing around with this feature, follow the below mentioned steps.

  • Create a new Google spreadsheet.
  • Fill in some desired column names and values ( if needed).
  • Click on the link called Share.
  • Select radio pointing to the choice fill out a formNEW .
  • Click on Invite Collaborators.

As soon as you are done with this, a mail is sent to the user with the form fields. The beauty of this application is that as users enter the values and submits the form, the spreadsheet automatically gets filled. Also, the users have the option of seeing previous values entered so far.

Clearly, We just don’t need web versions of our desktop software. We, as end users need web software that takes advantage of being online.

[Source: Official Google Docs Blog ]

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Lets talk about LAMP

Often i come across people who raise their eyebrows when exposed to the most commonly term in the web-o-sphere, LAMP. This post is dedicated to all those readers to whom this word sounds greek.

LAMP

LAMP refers to Linux, Apache, MySQL and PHP, an open-source Web application platform which uses Linux as the Operating System, Apache is the most commonly used Web Server, MySQL as the RDBMS database and PHP as the scripting language to generate dynamic pages. In LAMP, Perl or Python is often substituted for PHP.

Today, LAMP has become a general development standard and almost all the products that make up the LAMP stack are included by default in nearly all Linux distributions. Also, it is reliable and robust and if Apache is any indicator, then in the web application world, LAMP sites predominate.

Do share with me your thoughts about Open Source Web Development. I would love to hear from you.

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