Tuesday, November 29, 2011

How to prevent rheumatism

I just came back from visiting a few places in China and I learnt quite a lot of things during this trip. In this post, I would like to share what I have learnt from people who reside in Suzhou. The people there seldom suffer from rheumatism. The secret is wearing slippers while walking in the house. It seems that the floor is considered damp and this dampness will permeate to your leg causing rheumatism.

Hence it is advisable to wear slippers while walking in the house if you want to keep rheumatism at bay.

Monday, November 14, 2011

How to digitize books

In the course of my work as a tutor, I need to scan materials from books to be printed as master copi copies, then have them photocopied before I give them to my students as homework or exercises.

Nowadays, I find that there are too many books for me to keep. Hence I need to find a way to economise space. Then I dawn upon the idea of digitizing the books I have.

To to do the task, I need to have a scanner which I have and an OCR such as FineReader. First, I have to scan the parts of the books which I need as jpeg files. Then, I use an OCR to turn them into Word files so that I can do editing as there tend to be mistakes in grammar.

The tedious part of the task is to do formatting of the texts and correcting mistakes in scanning. I spend about four hours to scan a 60-page books and do all the needed editing.

Now, whenever I need materials for my class I can always go to the digitized books and get whatever I want to be printed.

This is what I want to share in this post. Happy digitizing your books.