If a specific program is unavailable for purchase by any means (physical, digital, or licensed streaming), is it still wrong to download/pirate or stream it from an unofficial site for free?
It depends what you mean by wrong. Is it still illegal? Yes. Is it morally wrong? I don think so. Digression first for a story I ran into this exact issue last week. I have file archives that go back to 1984 including the source files for a small press magazine I published starting in 1993. The oldest files were built in PageMaker 4.. PageMaker hasn existed for a long time. Adobe InDesign through CS6 can open PageMaker files but only if theyre PageMaker 6. or later. I built a disk s 144 192 master_ s zoomable s 144 192 master_ s zoomable even though the software is no longer made there are noputers currently being manufactured that will run it natively and in many cases thepanies that made it don exist any more. italic Copyright and IP protections don cease to exist when apany does. The DMCA forbids workarounds to prevent activation systems from functioning even if activation servers haven existed for 22 years. Is what I did morally wrong? I don believe so. Was it illegal? Yes. horizontal-rule This is a big problem for archivists. I believe the last third of the twentieth century is going to be exceptionally poorly documented for future historiansnot because we didn document but because we useputers for everything italic andputers disk formats and file formats change all the time. I have files Ive kept since 1984. They started out life on TRS-8 floppies. Ive migrated them multiple times and it a huge italic pain in the ass. Every 334 years I spend a month or so migrating my archive. (I still have files in a TRS-8 word processing format called Scripsit. I keep meaning to reverse engineer the format and write a program that will convert them to .) horizontal-rule If youre asking if we here on Quora will say youre a bad person for doing what youre talking about no. I for one won. I make my living as a writer so I understand and respect intellectual property. All the software on my productionputer is bought and paid for. That copy of InDesign 22 in the second screenshot up there? I don like paying for it on a subscription model (up yours Adobe seriously) but I do. That copy of PageMaker 4 I created the magazine in? I legally owned it. But when the software is no longer available and has nomercial value any more? Yes I think it okay to bootleg it.
If I made a program to count words/pages in a word doc that could also convert the doc to different book sizes for writers would that be useful?
Might be useful for some. The challenges include the many and varied book sizes possible and the font styles and sizes available. Think Kindle eBook and paperback as well as programs like Smashwords. The general estimates available do a fair job. For example knowing that 11 words in Microsoft Word results in a 3 page book is all an author really needs to know.
You go to a job interview and one of the hiring managers is acting very unprofessional and condescending. What would you do and how long do you think you can keep yourself calm and collected before saying something?
I would mind my manners the whole entire time. Always do the thing that makes you proud of yourself. Or Apply game theory Decision You mind your manners the entire time. Four oues. A) You get the job because you can keep yourcool but your boss is a jerk. B) You don't get the job. Your dignity is intact and it may have been a bad place to work. You are better off. C) It's a test. You pass. You get the job. It's a good job. D) It's a test. You pass but someone else beats you out for the job. They remember you favorably as someone to call next time or refer to someone else. Decision. You say something (i.e. lose your cool.) A) You get the job for being honest. Unlikely. A person who loses their cool in an interview is almost automatically disqualified. B) You don't get the job and you feel bad for losing your cool. But it was probably a bad fit. C) it's a test. You fail. You don't get the job. And they remind themselves not to consider you or refer you for any future jobs. D) It's a test. You pass. You get the job. Now you have a jerk for a boss. But that's okay because you don't mind being a jerk right back.
Can Apple Pages replace Microsoft Word?
Can Apple Pages replace Microsoft Word? Yes and No. Pages is not a word processor. Pages is a Page Layout program. What does that mean? Pages allows you to layout the page design your pages ahead of time and then enter your graphics etc. But it revolves around ensuring the ability of adjusting the page elements ( graphics etc). Pages is more akin to FrameMaker QuarkXpress Pagemaker etc than Microsoft Word. Microsoft word is simply *just* a word processor. Theyve attempted to stitch on a few page layout features but it not a page layout application. Now for most people this doesn matter. Pages hides a lot of the functionality behind a simple switch (File - Convert to Page Layout). When you open a pages document if it has not been converted to Page Layout then it in a word processor lite camouflage.
If a modern computer was transported to the 1990s, would it still work?
A modern Windows laptop or desktop would work just fine in 199. You would have no problem whatsoever getting online or doing productive work of that era. All of the standardization and convergence that allowed the personalputer to take off already happened by 199. To make this question more interesting ask about 198. If you were prepared for your time travel you could make it easier by preloading some software and extra hardware. Software I'd install Putty 7zip emulators and onto your modern machine over a network and fire it up on your emulator. Word is more advanced in 218 for desktop publishing than even PageMaker or Quark was then. For printing more advanced documents than an office laser printer could do either Kinko or a service desk would have either a network or disk service. We'd find apatible file format or print to file. You can get online to the Internet easy enough. A larger school or corporation will plug you in over Ethernet. At home it depends on your budget. An external modem (connected by the serial USB dongle) or USB modem can connect to a local ISP BBS network time sharing packet switched networks (TymNer TeleNet) and online services (CompuServe!). All of which you interact with via Putty. Or to get more advanced you get a router that speaks Ethernet to you and ISDN or even a T1 to the Internet. ISDN to the home was new but not unheard of. SOHO ISDN hardware was available off the shelf. If you did ATM or it's just a matter of money there's no technological issue. My Internet connection in 199 was a 24 baud modem to a shell provider whose constant connection to the net was only bonded 19.2 modems. If you want a graphical online experience AOL launched out of Quantum Link in 199. It'll need one of the emulators for C64 A2 or Classic Mac to have a serial passthrough. This was before AOL connected to the Internet but it did provide point and click virtual worlds and online games. The major attraction of the Internet was mail ftp and Usenet. There was no functional web in 199. Mail use any of the modern mail clients you like. POP3 was standardized in the 8s. Ftp amand line client is still in Windows the shell itself can connect to ftp sites for a graphical client. For Usenet we installed an NNTP client back in 218. No big deal if we don't have a client the ISP gives us a shell. To play games we brought emulators for all the homeputer platforms. Disk image sharing of games is rampant on Usenet and BBSs so we don't need their proprietary floppy drives. Online MUDs of that era were based Putty again. If there's any other time travelers you can even play any modern multiplayer games together if they have a peer to peer mode as long as everybody is on the Internet. Latency might be an issue the Internet of 199 wasn't quite designed for real time measured in single digit milliseconds. If you stored movies on your modern PC you can output them to the USB-VGA dongle. A good one has pins that provide bothponent andposite video. An easily available or manufactured pin adapter will let you connect to TVs or even projectors. Digital projectors using VGA may have existed I don't recall but high quality analog withponent wasmon enough. All of this describes doing everyday 199puting tasks on a modern PC. Truth though you've got more petaflops and storage than most supeputers of the time. Without revealing what you have you could run an emulated Unix environment of the era in a VM and sell CPU time. It would more than pay for any band or hardware interconnection costs. Fun question.
What software is used in printing media?
Not sure I understand the question but here goes. Professional designers by and large are using Adobe Creative Suite . The suite consists of InDesign which is desktop publishing software that can be used to create works such as posters flyers brochures magazines newspapers presentations books and ebooks. Then there Illustrator which is a graphics-driven software used for creating logos graphics cartoons and fonts for the photo-realistic layouts of Adobe Photoshop. Photoshop is used for modifying already created images or graphics such as photos. There are some alternate long used programs still out there such as Quark Express used by a minority of people but still available. I think there might still be a few who are using Adobe PageMaker (originally Aldus PageMaker) but that product last release was in 21. Amateurs like to use Microsoft Publisher which is a desktop publishing program that can be used to create a variety of publications. Publisher is part of the Office suite of products. It is also possible to create documents with simple newsletter formatting and basic graphics using Word . No matter what program is used typically amercial printer will ask for a PDF file to be exported from your application and they can provide gelines on how to best generate the file. Alternatively you can provide the printer with your source files which will need to include all your graphic and font resources. If you are printing directly to a printer yourself and youre asking how does that happen youre talking about the print driver. The print driver is a page description language which is a piece of software that your PC or Mac or even a Linux PC uses to convert your file to something the printer can translate for purposes of printing. Typically the driver is based on either HP-PCL (printermand language) or Adobe Postscript. Macbooks use Postscript only which would ex why you cannot print to a non-Postscript printer from a Mac however graphics and color accuracy is better with a Postscript driver.
Where can I get Business Analysis training and certification in the Philippines?
I am not aware of the certification courses in the Philippnes as I have been away for sometime now. If you just want to be prepared - I rmend going to coursera and sign up for a business analysis course - you can also get a certification with the coursera content partner institutions - Page on s n nJust like you - I started out as programmer - using dBASE FoxBASE I also wore an SAD - System Analysis and Design hat. Then I shifted to MS Access ASP and Sharepoint programming in the late 9s. Had a stint as a WinNT system administrator for a European electric power producer that operated three power barges in Mindanao where I ran a Wide Area Network supported by a Tunneling Protocol - that tied to our Corporate Office in Allerod Denmark. I also was well versed in graphics - 3D animation at that time using my Amiga desktop publishing on Pagemaker Corel and Photoshop Shockwave and Dreamweaver. And I was an AutoCAD certified user of the GIS Mapge software. All of these came to use when I migrated to the US - and took on multiple gigs drawing on the skills needed based on what is required. I leveraged my hardware knowledge to get into a tech support position and ended up as part of a team that took apart and reassembled networks ofputers for call centers in the US. Got a call from a headhunter regarding data mining. Basically can I pull data from diverse sources and convert those to Excel or Access. I took to it like a fish takes to water - I got the job and never looked back. *** I learned the tools of business analysis thru coursework in my formal degree courses - in Davao City - having muddled between Electrical Engineering BS Biology Computer Science - as a beach bum.. lol And later on coursework in MBA at the Ateneo - which I dropped I felt I was wasting my money. ** Anyways I landed the position of a Supply Chain Analyst with a Global Forbes 5 firm. Along the way I picked up the skills as I was sent for more training in Network Optimization and Design using CAST. I availed of thepany education reimbursement and got a certification in Professional Logistics. *** Later on I moved to a global firm that manufactures and distributes medical diagnostics machine. I am part of the global team - with responsibility for North American transporation matters - while I support requests from our global business units in other regions of the world. Ipleted my Lean Six Sigma Green Belt certification last July - and am looking to proceed with an MBA concurrent with a M SC in Supply Chain in Q1 216. n*** With that as a background In these three courses I found the following subjects to be useful in my analytics assignments - so check your transcript if you have already taken these courses and review your notes 1. Elementary Statistics Biostatistics n- Have a good grasp of quantitative and qualitative statistics 2. Technical Writing Term paper writing n- Have a goodmand of presentation style and technique 3. Mastery of analysis tools n- MS Excel MS Access Minitabs SQL Qlik SRSS 4. Mastery of presentation tools n- MS Word MS Power Point 5. Mastery of time management tools n- MS Project You will note that a lot of these subjects can be learned by you at your own pace - without spending an arm and a leg.
How can I make mechanics diagrams and graphs like the ones shown in the link I need something that looks professional and standarized by Latex users?
Generally I advise against using unnecessarilyplicated tools like TeX or the laughingly-bizarre simplification called LaTeX. I have used both bare TeX and LaTeX in my career and I was never so happy as the day I discovered I would never have to use them again. Modern document production systems allow you to create a drawing in whatever the most suitable tool is export it (often as a PDF) and insert it directly in the document. I agonized in creating insertions in TeX for books in the range of 8 pages and never ever again did I have a problem once I stopped using TeX; instead I was using Microsoft Word Google Docs or Adobe PageMaker. My view is that TeX and LaTeX belong to the era of punched cards. I don program in assembly code and I don use low-level document systems. If I want to put a picture in a document I either click on the option to insert the document (or to it) or convert the document to an insertable format. Remember that TeX was invented before any modern publishing software. The project started before 198. And is locked into the 198 mindset.
What are the best self-publishing platforms, in terms of ease of use, service quality, and pricing?
I've used Kindle Digital Publishing italic KDP italic to self publish a few e-books and Createspace italic to turn one into a paperback. I'm currently working on converting another two paperbacks from my e-books. Createspace italic has recently been incorporated into KDP italic although it's only a name change. The printing press is still the same. Both worked well for me. My for each of my e-books came from a very much pruned and simultaneously expanded blog I had created from four years of travels so my genre could be termed Travel Memoir. My various blogs had received about 2 million hits at the time so something must have been working. horizontal-rule E-books The process of creating an e-book was very much harder than the paperback for two reasons. 1. Coding. After my wasplete that means written and fully edited it was exported to the .epub format. While I had a reasonable understanding of HTML and CSS it took a while to get my head around how to fine tune it all in calibre italic . That is add some images have one font and remove all the flab that exporting .epub files from word processing programs creates. I regarded it prudent to ensure that the padding table of contents etc would work on a small screen. Made plenty of changes to enhance the readability at this stage. You can ignore this if you choose or farm it out I guess if you don't much care about presentation. 2. The KDP italic interface . The trouble with developing technology more than 1 years ago and subsequently bing a behemoth is that you can be stuck with what you did back then. Uploading into KDP italic converts your .epub file into a similar but proprietary file .mobi. You should check your upload has in fact worked using Kindle Online Previewer italic but it is clunky. That's check your entire book. Any changes are required to be made in the .epub file and then re-uploaded. Then you wait sometimes 24 hours for it to take effect. The lack of real-time tweaking is a major frustration. And curiously the Look Inside italic feature at the consumer end on Amazon italic doesn't show potential buyers your fully formatted work. Checking sales is similarly archaic. The Amazon e-book interface is very 26. Paperbacks Fortunately creating a paperback with CreateSpace italic and therefore I guess KDP italic is considerably more straightforward. To start with it's a better more recent interface at least for me. Paperbacks require a .pdf to be submitted. Most of your checking can be done on your .pdf file before you submit it. That is entirely within your control and you don need to wait a day between minor tweaks. Your book layout should match one of the standard layouts on offer or you pay a premium. I decided on the size and layout my book by finding a similar sized book in my library and copying the number of lines 34 and font size margins etc. Yes I remembered to add a gutter. I was ruthless in getting my chapters to start on the right page and eliminated orphan paragraphs sometimes by bulking up the writing. That more editing. Before you publish your work to the wider world you can get a number of proof copies to send to your reader group for a final critique. I just did the proofing online and read every word 15 of them twice just to make sure. (I would have read my paperback at least 5 times by the end of the process.) The books arrived soon enough and they looked just what I had hoped for. A major surprise that it all went incredibly smoothly. Oh someone has later pointed out I had a was instead of a were. But those dozens of edits 12 months of major work seem to have paid off. horizontal-rule Cost for all this? Zilch. I use programs that came with myputer a Mac. Pages italic for .epub export and paperback layout. Calibre italic for .epub manipulation. KDP Preview italic for upload checking. My covers were designed in the freeware program Inkscape italic . All yourself? That's nuts!! I agree. But I went through many italic iterations over the years on the way to my final e-book and even more to get to the paperback. Handwritten to start in a notebook. Typed up on myputer. Written on one blog. Transferred to a second. The second transferred to a third blog. 15 major revisions to be an e-book. Months of editing and embellishing. 12 major revisions of the e-book to be a paperback. I guess it helped that I've been trained to designplex buildings. A book is somewhat more straightforward particularly if you are using a book you like as a template and have been conversant with layout programs since the days of PageMaker italic . Note that it helps to be aplete pedantic maniac with plenty of spare time and few distractions to aplish this. Others would be advised to farm much of this out. Also I was trained to write to some degree by a well-regarded writer when doing a Masters. Plenty of redlines and question marks back then. So. KDP italic may be the McDonalds italic of publishing and it may not have the most straightforward ease-of-use but the quality of the finished product and super reasonable pricing have worked for me.