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Jul 25, 2014

Accordance 10 Bible Study Software Review

Looking for high-quality Bible study software? This review of Accordance will help you decide if this full-featured Bible study program is right for you. Missionary Shane Rice gives a glimpse into how Accordance fits his needs and how it will serve you well.

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Extracting Images From a PDF Using Gimp
Jun 24, 2014

Extracting Images From a PDF Using Gimp

Extracting images from a PDF is not as straight forward as it seems like it should be. If going from a PDF to another document type (like a word processor or graphical layout program) then it is as simple as copying and pasting. However, if you need the picture to be a standalone image file, then this tip will show you how to go about it.

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Training School Resources: Deputation Tools
Jun 18, 2014

Training School Resources: Deputation Tools

A list of links corresponding to a lecture I gave on tools that missionaries might use for their deputation process. This mainly focuses on computer tools used for keeping in contact with supporting churches and your record keeping process.

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Training School Resources: Digital Security
Jun 17, 2014

Training School Resources: Digital Security

There are many things that can be done to keep your computer and your information safe. Here are some tools I taught about to a group of missionaries recently.

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Suggested Audacity Settings for MP3 Export
May 4, 2013

Suggested Audacity Settings for MP3 Export

When creating MP3 files there is a tradeoff between sound quality and file size. The main reason you would create an MP3 file is so that you can easily distribute it. Therefore, it is important to know what the various MP3 encoding options mean.

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Installing Audacity and Setting Up the LAME Encoder
May 3, 2013

Installing Audacity and Setting Up the LAME Encoder

Missionaries and pastors often need to do audio editing. Audacity is a free program which does this, plus it has the benefit of exporting MP3 files for easier distribution. To make these files you will need to install Audacity and the LAME encoder.

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Remove Thumbnails from Google Chrome’s Most Visited Screen
Feb 10, 2013

Remove Thumbnails from Google Chrome’s Most Visited Screen

Do you have a thumbnail or two in your Chrome browser that you don’t want displayed every time you open a new tab? Here are some ways to delete them and reasons why you might want to do this.

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Thoughts on Facebook for Missionaries
Jun 15, 2012

Thoughts on Facebook for Missionaries

Are you in control of your information? Do you know what information you should and should not share on Facebook? Here are my thoughts on how a missionary should use the wonderful tool that is Facebook. Not everything is great about Facebook, but it can be used in a great way.

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Use Bcc: To Keep Email Addresses Confidential
Jan 3, 2012

Use Bcc: To Keep Email Addresses Confidential

Avoid letting your entire mailing list know the names and addresses of everyone else on the list. Many people won’t know, or care, that their email address has been passed along to hundreds of other people, but you don’t want to be the one to break their confidentiality by sharing their address with others. Learn to use Bcc: in your email.

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