Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Happy Deepavali

Happy Deepavali to all Hindu readers of this blog.

According to my Indian friends, Deepavali is a day to commemorate the victory of Good over Evil and it is also known as the Festival of Lights.

As with other celebrations in Malaysia such as Hari Raya Aidilfitri, Chinese New Year and Christmas Day, Deepavali is a day of significance to us. On such a day, we will visit our friends of other religions to promote mutual understanding of their customs and religious practices. It is only we understanding that we can foster closer friendship with friends from different races in Malaysia.

Since the day I was a participant of a Students' Exchange Programme, I have come to realise the importance of knowing the customs and religious practices of other races in Malaysia. If all Malaysians harbour goodwill towards each other irrespective of race and religion, all of us will live side by side peacefully.

Once again, Happy Deepavali to all Hindus.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

How to scan embedded image file in Word

I was downloading the state PMR and SPM state trial papers when I came across document files with images which cannot be edited in Word. My FineReader will not allow me to scan Word files. After some experimenting, I found a way to do it. This is how I convert the so called Word document files with images embedded in them to editable Word document.

First, I open the file in Word. Then I save it as a PDF file. Now my FineReader can convert it to editable word document.

I would like to share this experience with readers of this blog, especially teachers teaching PMR and SPM classes in English and Bahasa Melayu.