Optical Character Recognition, usually abbreviated to OCR, is the mechanical or electronic conversion of scanned or photoed images of typewritten or printed text into machine-encoded/computer-readable text.
I tried exploring the OCR and other features of Microsoft One Note and its really cool. I might present in a layman style but believe me its awesome tool for your day to day notes. Just take a look how I explored One Note.
Just open your OneNote and create your Tab and your pageâ€¦ yes all set. This is a simple note taking application but the capabilities what One Note has is mind-blowing.
Select the Insert menu and take a look at the Ribbon. Lets try couple of feature. We will start with the OCR.
We will read text from an image!!! Cool â€¦Right. Lets do it.
Copy Text From Picture
Here I have inserted one of my picture where some quotes are there. I will try extracting the text from the picture. Its just two step.
Right click on the picture & select â€œcopy Text From Pictureâ€ and when you are ready â€œpaste your text any whereâ€.
Now you try with various picture and explore the power of One Note.
How about taking screen shot in a quick and effective way with time stamp. Now I am not talking about that old â€œPrint Screenâ€ method of taking screen print and paste it and then write timestamp by your own. Lets see how One Note helps.
Select the Insert menu and select â€œScreen Clippingâ€ and then suddenly you see One Note will disappear and will go to the background. Its giving a chance to you to capture a portion of the screen you are interested for. (next time Try the keys (Shift+ Windows + s) for a twist.)
Now once you select one area OneNote will take that portion and will paste in the text area of OneNote with a time stamp which reads like â€œScreen clipping taken <Date>â€. I took a screen capture from my blog.
Now a task for you , If you have a scanner attached try the other option â€œScanned Imagesâ€
If you have never learned computer , now this is your chance to learn and support for the â€œComputer Science Education Weekâ€. If you are willing to learn the course materials are free. Just learn and spread the word.
Computer Science Education Week (CSEdWeek) is an annual program dedicated to inspiring K-12 students to take interest in computer science.
Originally conceived by the Computing in the Core coalition, Code.org is producing CSEdWeek for the first time this year, held in recognition of the birthday of computing pioneer Admiral Grace Murray Hopper (December 9, 1906). (Source http://csedweek.org/about)
Code.org is a non-profit dedicated to expanding computer science education. The Code.org vision is that computer science should be part of the core curriculum in every school, alongside other science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) courses, such as biology, physics, chemistry and algebra.
I am learning courses from CodeAcademy and I am really happy with the content and the presentation.
In most of the website you might have noticed, the contact us or contact me link at the end. Once you click that it will open a new mail window of your default mail client and it will have the mention subject and a mail id in the to box. So we can achieve that with the below line of code.
In my last post I wrote about the new feature â€œeye dropperâ€ in PowerPoint 2013, this time I am writing about another features of PowerPoint.
How many of you used a screenshot in your presentation?
So you have used the paintbrush or other such tool to make it more good looking and then copy it to the presentation in your PowerPoint. You might have saved it and inserted it as a picture as well.
How about using any open windowâ€™s screen shot on the fly while designing your presentation and without any help of picture editing tools. Yes no need to take it to the paintbrush and giving it a final touch. Everything is ready for you in PowerPoint itself.
Open the Microsoft PowerPoint and you can start with a blank page or a template of your choice.
Now open the window from which you want to copy a screen shot to your PowerPoint presentation. Navigate to the page or the window and you are done. No copy, no screen capture, nothing. For example I opened my blog in IE i.e. web browser window.
Now lets get back to the PowerPoint presentation and click on Insert menu and take your mouse to the Screen Shot button of the Images area. Just keep it there and read the tooltip.
Take a screenshot!!!!!
Now click the Screenshot button with small camera and a plus image on it. It will display you a list of Available Windows, (the current opened one in your system). Now its time to pick up the one you want to insert as a screen shot. The dialogue box that appears is asking for a hyperlink to the page if itâ€™s a browser window. Choice is yoursâ€¦just go ahead
Remember my choice !!
â€¦and what you thought â€¦ easy right . Just a few steps and we are ready with the screen shot.
Guess whatâ€¦ it opens with an option to edit the image , the picture tools is all set for you. Now edit your picture inside PowerPoint, instead of going to other picture editing tools.
Power point 2013 has more features and options like this and you can learn More From Here & Here.
I joined SQL Bangalore User Group (#SQLBangUG) as one of the first 4 members and till date I am part of this â€œknowledge Hubâ€, where sharing is fun while learning.
It was Saturday, November 24, 2012 when the first SQLBangUG was hosted at Microsoft Signature Building, Bangalore, India.Vinod Kumar delivered the key note for the event with his unique style of welcoming all and introduced the speakers while explaining the core purpose of SQLBangalore User Group.
"Sharing is fun, sharing is learning"
I was lucky enough by getting a chance to present a session on SQL Server 2012 and would like to thank Vinod and Pinal for giving me an opportunity to deliver a a session at such a big event. Being a learner and a student this forum is going to help me a lot.
The First UG meet sessions were
1: T-SQL Pitfalls Speaker: Vinod Kumar M, MTC – Technology Architect 2: Top 5 SQL Server 2012 functions Speaker: Manas Ranjan Dash 3: Contained databases Speaker: Sudeepta Ganguly, Sr. Systems Engineer – Atos 4: Column Store Index in SQL Server 2012 Speaker: Pinal Dave, Evangelist â€“ Pluralsight
Also we had two surprise session by International SpeakerLynn Langit, BigData and BI consulting & Raj Chaudhuri from Microsoft, Mumbai on Index and Big Data.
Pinal Dave from Pluralsight gave away one year free subscription coupon of Pluralsight courses to one of the lucky audience and also he gave couple of his books and monthly coupons of Pluralsight to other attendees.
Sahal blogged about this event and this was written prior to the event which shows the excitement level of the participants and the enthusiasm to learn something new.
By December 18 the group had added 300 members to its list
The Second UG Meet was on Saturday, December 22, 2012
The sessions were as follows
1. Better together: Excel + SQL for Database Developers By Kamlesh Rao 2. Basics of Backups with SQL Server By Balmukund Lakhani, Microsoft 3. Intro to Indexing – Basics rediscovered By Sourabh Agarwal, PFE – Microsoft 4. Knowing sp_server_diagnostics output By Amit Banerjee, PFE, Microsoft 5. Tips and Tricks Session By Vinod Kumar, MTC – Architect
We were forced to postpone the SQL user group meeting (scheduled for 23 Feb 2013) by a week due to some issues with the availability of speakers.
Great Discussion and Knowledge Sharing in FB page
In between all these sessions the FB page of SQLBang was fully occupied by members where they discussed some live issues and shared great knowledge about SQL Server and the trend is going on with a lot of enthusiasm.
Next UG meet on 2nd March 2013
So What are you waiting forâ€¦ join the SQL Bangalore User Group and experience the power of sharing through learning and be a part of the next UG meet on 2nd March 2013
This UG meeting is about multi-dimensional concepts. This is completely different from the relational engine we are aware off. Register at here
1: Start your journey with Multidimensional using SSAS -by Sudhir Rawat (Microsoft) 2: Introduction to Cubes -by Deepthi Anantharam (Technology Evangelist) 3: SQL Server 2012 Analysis Services â€“ Tabular Mode by Karan Gulati (Microsoft)
Last year in December I participated in a unique contest by Microsoft SQL Server (FB page).
The contest page saysâ€¦
Enter the New Year Cover Photo Challenge and help us ring in 2013 with a â€˜Happy New Yearâ€™ themed message to the SQL Server community! Submit an image or photo of your own design that we can use as our SQL Server Facebook page cover photo in January, and if your entry is selected as one of our four winners, you will also receive a SQL Server Swag Set worth over $150!
On 29th of December 2012 I got a mail from the Microsoft SQL Server team sayingâ€¦
Hi there Manas,
Congratulations! You’ve been selected as a winner our New Year’s photo challenge!
This is the first blog post on tips or tricks for MS-Office by me and am excited to start this series, but it may not be a series of post that you get everyday. When ever I come across a new features or some interesting things to share I will just summarize my learning here. I consider all my blog post as my personal database of my learning and for future use. It may or may not help you and all the blog post are just my learning , there may be better idea and process or option which you can go for. Feel free to read and think before you implement if its useful.
So here we go with one of the feature of Power Point 2013 â€¦
Most of the time we get confused (am for sure) during color selection for a logo or a picture we saw somewhere say in a website and we need the same color for our logo.
So today we will take the help of Power Point and one of its new feature â€œeye dropperâ€ which can be found form the format menu.
So Lets try to mimic the design (its a copy) of the new logo of Microsoft here. Check the below screen shot taken from Microsoft Power Point 2013 Preview and I will take you through designing this logo from Microsoft.com website
So start Power point 2013 and then take those four square (from Insert menu and select shape). Now when you copy and paste the first square and create other three you can see those are not in proper order and alignment with each other as required).
Even when you organize them in order Power point will help you by providing exact line-up from all the possible ways (Line-up and space objects equally). You can see those horizontal and vertical lines while moving the object and placing them in line-up with other.
Now you got the four square, its time to choose the color, look at the color at your target image. You have to decide the exact color, say for the first box whether its Orangeâ€¦no its a red.. I think its a mix of orange and red. Oooopss!!!! Donâ€™t worry lets ask Power point.
Select the First box, Go to Format â€“ Shape Fill and select Eye Dropper. Now with out releasing the left mouse button go to the Internet explorer and click the first square in the Microsoft Logo(which you have opened already as www.microsoft.com).
Immediately you will find that your box (part of the logo) in Power Point is filled with the color that you selected from the website.
Now continue the same for all the four boxes and and the design is ready. You can select the borders to none from Shape Out line. Once you are done with all the finishing touch your logo is ready. If you want save the same as a png or a jpeg format and you have one image ready. Now choice is yours whether you want to design something with all the colors in the world 🙂 .
Power point 2013 has more features and options like this and you can learn More From Here & Here.
Thank you Â WordPress.com stats helper monkeys who have prepared a 2012 annual report for my blog.
Here’s an excerpt:
600 people reached the top of Mt. Everest in 2012. This blog got about 3,600 views in 2012. If every person who reached the top of Mt. Everest viewed this blog, it would have taken 6 years to get that many views.