O4D In my previous post I mentioned that Outline 4D (formerly known as StoryView) has become an integral part of my academic writing workflow, as my tool of choice for writing the first draft. O4D may sound like a surprising choice for this, and its emergence as such was unexpected for me as well. O4D is primarily known as a scriptwriting tool or an outliner targeting creative writers. The main reason for this surprising development has to do with the fact that Outline 4D is a single-pane outliner with inline notes capability and with a wide range of visualisation options, which make it particularly suitable for both writing (as in developing sentences and paragraphs) and for reverse outlining (structuring the developing draft into a logical hierarchical structure). Why not use a dual-pane outliner and writing tool such as Scrivener or a word processor such as MS Word or LibreOffice with navigation pane enabled? First, let’s take a look at the plainest view. And there is more. P.S. P.S.
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7 Free Online News Games That Are Based On World Affairs & News Events Free news based online games are also important educational tools. We have seen how history can be spiced up with interactivity. The same holds true for teaching kids about current affairs and world events through a fun tool like news games. The games may not reflect news as it is happening right now, but they are still fun to play. Breaking News Games The name of this online Flash based game site reveals the purpose. NewsGaming The news gaming site has only two games on its roster but they are worth a few clicks of the mouse. Darfur is Dying Darfur is Dying is a viral video game that was released in 2006. Spent This game on American unemployment remains topical, because joblessness continues under Obama’s presidency. You Shall Know The Truth If you are for free journalism then you will like this darkly satirical game about the attacks on Wikileaks. Leaky World Cutthroat Capitalism This game is embedded on Wired.com’s site which is traditionally not a gaming site. Image Credit: Shutterstock
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Three Free Tools That Convert PDF Files To Word Documents Sometimes however, the format you’d hoped would be available isn’t. Microsoft recognizes this and has made it possible to convert PDF to Word since Office 2007. Adobe also has this feature available in Acrobat X Pro, but unlike Office, Acrobat isn’t software that most users have access to. Fortunately, some free utilities have stepped in to fill the void. Free PDF to Word Converter This lightweight conversion tool is quick to download and install and only takes a hair over 5 megabytes of disk space, which means it will easily fit onto portable drives. The accuracy of this converter is adequate when handling simple documents, but more complex PDF files with images aligned close to text can trip it up. Nitro PDF to Word Online If you have access to the Internet you can try Nitro PDF to Word, an online tool that can be accessed through your web browser. I found Nitro PDF to Word mostly accurate. gDoc Creator Conclusion These three utilities provide a good range of options. It’s your choice.