Category Archives: tech stuff

Adding pinyin to Han Zi

Finally, I have found a solution to this issue in Microsoft Word 2011 on Mac OS x Lion. Have you wanted to be abel to simply highlight characters and automatically add the pinyin on top?  Like below… 你好,我是一位留学生。 Do the … Continue reading

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chinese software – worth it

I have to share my excitement. This program (Loqu8) works excellent and it helps greatly in learning Chinese. you can download it for free for 15 days. After that the standard version is around $60. It’s a bit pricey BUT, … Continue reading

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Pin yin and Microsoft

Wow, I am so happy I am blogging about this. I just spent about 4 hours researching and solving a problem. Here’s some quick background… When using Windows Vista and Microsoft Office (Word) 2007 you are able to type pinyin … Continue reading

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mr bill setting the standard

Is this fair? . . . it does make things easier. But it appears to be a monopoly. Convenient though. Microsoft setting the standard. kevin

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pdf in office 2007

Now this my friends is what I have been waiting for. Finally Mr Bill has got his act together. To publish PDF’s through Word 2007 you will need to go to the Microsoft site and download the add-in. It is … Continue reading

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running a hot computer

Just passing on some helpful info. I have had this current laptop for several months now and recently it has been running a bit hot. Here is an extermely cool add-in to windows (no pun intended) which allows you to … Continue reading

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office 2007

I need to put a quick post in here of how much i appreciate Office 2007. Esp Outlook. Outlook has the ability to accept RSS feeds from blogs similar to an email format. When you add the RSS to your … Continue reading

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Guanxi vs. Schmoozing

This a very interesting article for those facisnated with business in asia (china) and how the west adapts to cultural practices. guangxi vs. smoozing is report on how relationships and connections have evolved in the Chinese business world. – Kevin

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Vista and WMP 11 – not working

I thought a few of you wouldn’t mind hearing this. Been really frustrated with the “embedded” windows media player 11 in vista. In others words it cannot be removed or re-installed. so now that it, what seems to be, crashed … Continue reading

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