Work the System
by Sam Carpenter
by Sid Steward
PDF–to most of the world it stands for that rather tiresome format used for documents downloaded from the web. Slow to load and slower to print, hopelessly unsearchable, and all but impossible to cut and paste from, the Portable Document Format doesn’t inspire much affection in the average user. But PDFs done right is another story. Those who know the ins and outs of this format know that it can be much more than electronic paper. Flexible, compact, interactive, and even searchable, PDF is the ideal way to present content across multiple platforms.
PDF Hacks unveils the true promise of Portable Document Format, going way beyond the usual PDF as paged output mechanism. PDF expert Sid Steward draws from his years of analyzing, extending, authoring, and embellishing PDF documents to present 100 clever hacks–tools, tips, quick-and-dirty or not-so-obvious solutions to common problems.
PDF Hacks will show you how to create PDF documents that are far more powerful than simple representations of paper pages. The hacks in the book cover the full range of PDF functionality, from the simple to the more complex, including generating, manipulating, annotating, and consuming PDF information. You’ll learn how to manage content in PDF, navigate it, and reuse it as necessary. Far more than another guide to Adobe Acrobat, the book covers a variety of readily available tools for generating, deploying, and editing PDF.
The little-known tips and tricks in this book are ideal for anyone who works with PDF on a regular basis, including web developers, pre-press users, forms creators, and those who generate PDF for distribution. Whether you want to fine-tune and debug your existing PDF documents or explore the full potential the format offers, PDF Hacks will turn you into a PDF power user.
Understanding Educational Statistics Using Microsoft Excel and SPSS
by Martin Lee Abbott
Mobilizing interesting real-world examples from the field ofeducation, Understanding Educational Statistics Using MicrosoftExcel and SPSS supplies a seamless presentation that identifiesvaluable connections between statistical applications and researchdesign. Class-tested to ensure an accessible presentation, the bookcombines clear, step-by-step explanations and the use of softwarepackages that are accessible to both the novice and professionalalike to present the fundamental statistical practices fororganizing, understanding, and drawing conclusions from educationalresearch data.
The book begines with an introduction to descriptive andinferential statistics and then proceeds to acquaint readers withthe various functions for working with quantitative data in theMicrosoft Excel environment, such as spreadsheet navigation;sorting and filtering; and creating pivot tables. Subsequentchapters treat the procedures that are commonly-employed whenworking with data across various fields of social science research,including:
- Single-sample tests
- Repeated measure tests
- Independent t-tests
- One way ANOVA and factorial ANOVA
- Bivariate regression
- Chi square
- Multiple regression
Individual chapters are devoted to specific procedures, eachending with a lab exercise that highlights the importance of thatprocedure by posing a research question, examining the questionthrough its application in Excel and SPSS, and concluding with abrief research report that outlines key findings drawn from theresults. Real-world examples and data from modern educationalresearch are used throughout the book, and a related Web sitefeatures additional data sets, examples, and labs, allowing readersto reinforce their comprehension of the material.
Bridging traditional statistical topics with the latest softwareand applications in the field of education, UnderstandingEducational Statistics Using Microsoft Excel and SPSS is anexcellent book for courses on educational research methods andintroductory statistics in the social sciences at theupper-undergraduate and graduate levels. It also serves as avaluable resource for researchers and practitioners in the fieldsof education, psychology, and the social sciences who require astatistical background to work with data in their everydaywork.
We Were Going to Change the World
by Stacy Russo
We Were Going to Change the World captures the stories of women who were active in the SoCal punk rock scene during this historic time, adding an important voice to its cultural and musical record. Through exclusive interviews with musicians, journalists, photographers, and fans, Stacy Russo has captured the essence of why these women were drawn to punk rock, what they witnessed, and how their involvement in this empowering scene ended up influencing the rest of their lives.
From such hugely influential musicians and performers as Exene Cervenka, Alice Bag, Kira, Phranc, Johanna Went, Teresa Covarrubias, and Jennifer Precious Finch, to such highly regarded journalists, DJs, and photographers as Ann Summa, Jenny Lens, Kristine McKenna, Pleasant Gehman, and Stella, to the fans and scenesters who supported the bands and added so much color and energy to the scene,We Were Going to Change the World is an important oral history of the crucial contributions women injected into the Southern California punk rock scene of the 1970s and ’80s. Empowering, touching, and informative, Stacy Russo’s collection of interviews adds a whole new dimension to the literature of both punk rock and women’s studies.
Dating For Dummies
by Joy Browne
In this new edition, Dr. Joy offers updated guidance on how to find a date, covering “speed dating,” Internet dating services, and singles nights at grocery stores and other unexpected places. She delivers fresh pointers on a whole host of topics, including:
- Building your confidence and polishing your social self
- Determining if you’re really ready to date
- How to meet and approach Mr. or Ms. Intriguing
- Where to go, what to do, what to wear, and what to avoid on the first date
- Taboo subjects, such as your ex, sex, politics, and religion
- Cell phone and e-mail etiquette
- Moving from dating to a successful relationship and the four stages of attachment
- Breaking up (just in case Mr. or Ms. Right wasn’t) and avoiding pity parties and pitfalls
- The dos and don’ts of Internet dating
Dr. Joy Browne’s nationally syndicated daily radio show is the longest running program of its kind. Dr. Joy has won numerous awards for her work including the American Psychological Associations President’s Award and the Talkers Magazine award for Best Female Talk Show Host (two years in a row). She was #10 on the list of the 25 Greatest Radio Talk Show Hosts of All Time, and has been named one of the 100 Most Influential Talk Show Hosts nine times. Dr. Joy can frequently be seen on television as a guest on shows such as CBS’ The Early Show, Oprah Winfrey and Larry King Live. Dr. Joy has authored: It’s A Jungle Out There Jane, Dating for Dummies, The Nine Fantasies That Will Ruin Your Life, and Getting Unstuck.
Dating For Dummies, 2nd Edition includes advice for special dating situations such as long-distance relationships, office romances, single parents, senior citizens, and more. It gives you worksheets to help you objectively analyze your date expectations and evaluate a relationship. Packed with real-world wisdom, confidence boosters, and a dash of humor, this is the guide to help you get out of exile, get into dating, and perhaps even get into a meaningful relationship.