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How to identify the font of a 1960's book? [duplicate]

The Feynman Lectures on Physics, written in the 1960's, constitute the most famous physics textbook ever written. I would like to identify the font that was used in it or, if it used a typeface that ...
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Learning Windows 7 security and features for people with Unix/Linux backgrounds [closed]

I have read the posting guidelines at http://superuser.com/help/on-topic and it seems asking for generic pointers to tailored information is not off the list. I also searched Super User and could not ...
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What typesetting technology is suitable for semi-professional use. [closed]

I often write short stories, of all kinds. I usually do it on paper, because the way a pen and a sheet make me feel is better for me to write my thoughts. I write notes, cross out some sentences... ...
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Keyword Search on Contents of All Books in Kindle Library

I have a growing collection of reference books in Kindle reader. I often find that I would like to search for keywords in all of these reference books simultaneously. I rarely know which book has ...
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How can I read a PDF document and use a dictionary at the same time?

Could anybody point we to a way how could I read a PDF from Chrome and use a dictionary (e.g. English dictionary extensions from Google)? I wish to double click a word and choose "translate" (or ...
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Why do chm files that I have downloaded sometimes say that the address is not valid?

Why sometimes, I can't view the content of the chm files which I downloaded? It gives me something like this when I open it. The address is not valid Most likely causes: There might be a ...
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Which Linux book for aspiring sysadmin?

I have a co-worker who insists that he will never buy a book unless it is considered "THE" book. So, in this vein, I thought I'd ask what the ultimate Linux book is. I wouldn't quite call myself a ...
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How to rearrange page in LaTeX or PDF?

I want to print document in double side two-up A4 paper, Page folding: / 1,2 / / 3,4 < < |\ \ 6,5 | \ 8,7 | | / 9,10 |/ / 11,12 < < |\ \ 14,13 | \ 16,15 | | / 17,18 |/ / 19,20 < ...
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Good books for learning Excel VBA [closed]

I want to learn how to use VBA. I spend around 2~3 hours making a report every week using Excel 2007 and I think I could benefit from knowing VBA well. I already know programming and as such know a ...
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Books for understanding how computers work [closed]

I have been listening to a Podcast called "Security Now" and one of the shows presenters, "Steve Gibson" has been covering the basics of of how computers work. Topics include the basics from logic ...
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Open Source Software to Catalogue Books?

I have a library with about 300 programming books, which I would like to organize into a digital catalogue. It should be accessible from Mac, Linux and Windows machines. A web app could work. Any ...
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Best tool for writing a Programming Book? [closed]

Well, this is not directly programming related! But a friend of mine wants to write a book about programming. Now he asked me if I knew a good software for this, because Word crashes 10 times a day on ...
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System z primer?

I've worked a lot with more mid-range systems from IBM iSeries and pSeries. I'm having problems finding decent non-market-speak information on IBM System z/Mainframe. Yeah, I "get it" about ...
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Excel for programmers [closed]

Recently as part of my job I have had to edit and create a lot of excel spreadsheets. I am familiar with some Excel formulas but while editing the spreadsheets I don't feel that I'm using the full ...
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Extracting text from a .PDF scanned book

I have a scanned a book in PDF format, but the quality is rather poor: (The language is Romanian and it's a medical physiology book, in case you were wondering) I want to extract text from the ...
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Good reference book for OSX (non-obvious tips/tricks) [closed]

What are some good reference books for learning the subtleties of OSX? I found it fairly easy to pick up, but some things are kinda weird (like switching the default web browser, I had to get my ...