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12 Steps To Getting Started as a Consultant

Most people think it’s difficult start a career as a business consultant. I used to think the same in my early 20s when I started in IT. In retrospect, I should have made more efforts to establish myself as a consultant earlier; the benefits certainly outweigh the downsides. As luck would have it, I was forced into a consultancy role when I lost my 9-5 job. Time to learn to hustling and bring in business. Harvard Business Review refers to it as The Hustle Strategy. More on that later. Continue reading 12 Steps To Getting Started as a Consultant

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Word To Framemaker Tutorial

Many tech writers have had to convert Word documents into FrameMaker. It is a very unpleasant and painful process!

The good news is that Tech Knowledge offer a nice tutorial that explains how to convert documents as quickly and efficiently as possible.

“The infamous Word2Frame document describing tips and techniques for converting from Word to Frame or Frame to Word. At the end of the file is a Word 97 macro you can use (on a MIF) to change the first line of tables to a heading row.”

The site also offers a Web-based help system for FrameMaker.

Go to http://www.techknowledgecorp.com/tips.html

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Make Text on Your Laptop Easier to Read

Microsoft offers a free online service that claims to improve font display quality over traditional forms of font smoothing or anti-aliasing.

ClearType improves readability on color LCD displays with a digital interface, such as those in laptops and high-quality flat panel displays.
The online tuner lets you tune your Windows XP ClearType settings.

How it works

2. Use the check box to turn ClearType on. Click Next to tune your ClearType settings.

3. Select the sample that looks best and click Finish.

This will show how ClearType looks on your Windows XP system and take you to step 4, where you can view text samples displayed using your new settings.

After your ClearType settings have been applied, the screen shows sample text using fonts commonly installed on Windows XP.