Quick Helps

[last updated 2011.3.24]


 

Online OCR service for free

ABBYY FineReader Online or OCR Terminal will convert PDF files and JPG scans into text documents. Limited number of pages a month for free.


 

How to tell 32-bit from 64-bit Windows

Courtesy of Microsoft:

Windows Vista

// If you have Windows Vista, there are two methods to determine whether you are running a 32-bit or a 64-bit version. If one does not work, try the other.

Method 1: View System window in Control Panel

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  1. Click Start  Start button ,
  2. type system in the Start Search box, and then click system in the Programs list.
  3. The operating system is displayed as follows:
    • For a 64-bit version operating system: 64-bit Operating System appears for the System type under System.
    • For a 32-bit version operating system: 32-bit Operating System appears for the System type under System.
Method 2: View System Information window

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  1. Click Start  Start button ,
  2. type system in the Start Search box, and then click System Information in the Programs list.
  3. When System Summary is selected in the navigation pane, the operating system is displayed as follows:
    • For a 64-bit version operating system: x64-based PC appears for the System type under Item.
    • For a 32-bit version operating system: x86-based PC appears for the System type under Item.

For other operating systems, go to the link.


Ebooks help

Read online using Adobe Acrobat Reader or other PDF reader software.  Library computers do not need to download to read, so don’t have the download software.

Computer requirements are here.  Supporting ebook readers are here.

Detailed instructions are here.

Incompatible computers/ebook readers may still be able to read online using PDF reader software instead (including some Kindle models, iPad, etc.).

Free Adobe Digital Editions software installation.

Free Adobe Digital Editions software file to save and install manually.

CNet article on using ebooks on a netbook.   Rotation software EeeRotate.

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