Microsoft DirectX

Microsoft DirectX

Microsoft DirectX is a collection of application programming interfaces (APIs) for handling tasks related to multimedia, especially game programming and video, on Microsoft platforms. Originally, the names of these APIs all began with Direct, such as Direct3DDirectDrawDirectMusicDirectPlayDirectSound, and so forth. The name DirectX was coined as shorthand term for all of these APIs (the X standing in for the particular API names) and soon became the name of the collection. When Microsoft later set out to develop a gaming console, the X was used as the basis of the name Xbox to indicate that the console was based on DirectX technology.[1] The X initial has been carried forward in the naming of APIs designed for the Xbox such as XInput and the Cross-platform Audio Creation Tool (XACT), while the DirectX pattern has been continued for Windows APIs such as Direct2D and DirectWrite.

ref: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DirectX

Download: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows7/products/features/directx-11

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Create Your Own Tabs in Office 2013

This is one feature that i never thought of.  I always tried to remember keyboard shortcuts for the commands that are not in the ribbon.

Frankly i did’t even know that adding a new tab was an option…

Well it is. in Options, Customize Ribbon, create a new Tab (Or Tab Group in an existing Tab) and then add commands to it.

In Choose Commands section there is a “Commands not in Ribbon” section which is a good place to start.

ref :http://office.microsoft.com/en-001/word-help/customize-the-ribbon-HA010355697.aspx

Make sure you export the customizations from Options menu for backup.

Create ToDo/ Task list with oneNote

 

So basically the workflow is like this :

 

  1. You are working on multiple projects : A, B and C
  2. Create a section for each project in “Work” Notebook
  3. Create a task Page in each project section using a task page template (Insert-> Page Templates -> Planners)
  4. For every task select Home-> Outlook Task
  5. Assign last date to each task
  6. In outlook cal, see the task and at start of day drag task to a timeslot on cal and hence assigning time to it.
  7. On completion mark task complete in Outlook Tasks pane of OneNote (they’re integrated)

 

Bonus:

 

I add hierarchy to the task list and manage the structure and priorities of my tasks in OneNote by indenting lines. Or change order and priorities by moving things up and down. Alt-Shift + left arrow, right arrow, up arrow, or down arrow are great keyboard shortcuts for doing this easily and quickly.

 

ref: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/david_rasmussen/archive/2006/06/14/630885.aspx

create to do list with oneNote – Google Search.

http://oneminutegeek.com/omg-050-create-to-do-lists-in-microsoft-onenote/

  1. I hit Ctrl-Shift-1 to mark that item as an Outlook task for today (or Ctrl-Shift-2 is tomorrow, 3 is this week, 4 is next week, Ctrl-Shift-K pops up the Outlook task dialog for custom date and fields). This process gets the tasks roughly distributed on my calendar correctly.

INtegrate toDos with outlook and Showcase them on calendar  :http://office.microsoft.com/en-001/outlook-help/view-your-tasks-HA001229377.aspx

Not only that, u can attach time to tasks in ur cal using : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bcrshMXC5ZM. This basically copies your task into an appointment (with urself)

 

onenote 2013 shortcuts

onenote 2013 shortcuts – Google Search.

ref:

http://www.dummies.com/how-to/content/onenote-2013s-killer-keyboard-shortcuts.html

BEST: http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/onenote-help/keyboard-shortcuts-HP001112536.aspx is a complete list of shortcuts…

  1. http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/10-awesome-onenote-tips-time/
  2. http://office.microsoft.com/en-001/onenote-help/keyboard-shortcuts-in-onenote-2013-HA102749248.aspx
  3. http://office.microsoft.com/en-001/onenote-help/keyboard-shortcuts-for-onenote-2010-HA010386947.aspx
  4. http://www.shortcutworld.com/en/win/OneNote_2010.html
  1. I hit Ctrl-Shift-1 to mark that item as an Outlook task for today (or Ctrl-Shift-2 is tomorrow, 3 is this week, 4 is next week, Ctrl-Shift-K pops up the Outlook task dialog for custom date and fields). This process gets the tasks roughly distributed on my calendar correctly.

Shortcut to any Page  :http://blogs.msdn.com/b/david_rasmussen/archive/2006/06/13/629466.aspx

OneNote’s tables are easy to use: either insert a table of n rows by m columns, just as you’d do in Word – click Insert | Table, drag to the size you want and then click – or type your headings, pressing Tab between them, and press Enter at the end of the row.

That defines the first row of cells, and you type the rest of your data, pressing Tab after each cell. Pressing Enter twice in the last cell notifies OneNote that you want to stop the table here. In OneNote 2013, you can apply shading to a range of cells, hide the cell borders, mark a row as a header row, and sort the data in a table (ignoring the header row). This removes the need to either manually sort data that was entered out of sequence, or else copy it into Word, sort it and copy it back, which was often the quickest and most accurate way of doing this previously.

Embedding Excel workbooks and Visio drawings into OneNote pages gives you more flexibility than using OneNote’s simple table, maths and drawing features, and you can either embed an existing workbook or drawing, or start a new one.

Read more: Office 2013: the best features of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and OneNote | Enterprise | Real World Computing | PC Pro http://www.pcpro.co.uk/realworld/380542/office-2013-the-best-features-of-word-excel-powerpoint-outlook-and-onenote/2#ixzz2eBsv99tH

best tool to design web pages

best tool to design web pages – Google Search.

 

What i want to do is simply to design the posts here which are text and images only

 

What i’ve been doing is to format in word and save as trimmed html (http://www.groovypost.com/howto/convert-word-2010-docs-html/)  and copy source in wordpress WYSIWYG.

The issue with this word’s HTML is mangled so maintaining and updating posts is a pain…

This works well but copying images is still not possible …

Couldn’t find an easier solution online

 

On another note u can now create Web Apps that run inside Office :

http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/office/jj229830.aspx

http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/office/apps/jj220082.aspx