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Showprep Secrets - By Corey Deitz
Chapter 13 - Smart Tricks, Tips, Links and Secret Goodies
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Convert Units

When you are using material that involves citing the metric system (kilograms, meters, etc.), don't be lazy! (I talked about this early in this eBook.) Convert the metric measurements back to the standard pounds, feet, etc. American listeners don't know the metric system at all and certainly don't want to do math in their head. It's a distraction. And obviously, it's just the opposite with European listeners.

I use a small, freeware program called “Convert” by Josh F. Madison that sits on my computer desktop. It converts anything TO anything in a second. I use it all the time.

http://www.joshmadison.com/software

Formatted Text

Have you ever copied some text from a web page and when you pasted it into your document it was full of all this html formatting? What a pain it is to have to delete all that crud. Well, there are two very easy solutions.

Solution #1 is a freeware program called PureText, by Steve P. Miller. Miller describes his program like this: “Have you ever copied some text from a web page, a word document, help, etc., and wanted to paste it as simple text into another application without getting all the formatting from the original source? PureText makes this simple. Just copy/cut whatever you want to the clipboard, click on the PureText tray icon, and then paste to any application.” You can download it, free, from: http://www.stevemiller.net

Solution #2 is simple, as well. If you're trying to copy text and it's formatted, open up your Windows notepad and paste it in there. The formatting will disappear because notepad only recognized text. After you paste it in, you can select the text and copy it into the initial destination.

Both solutions are fast, but I think PureText is the best because it sits in my Windows tray and all you have to do is touch the PureText icon and the text formatting disappears. It is that simple!

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