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Lay down some tracks--no garage required! GarageBand has become the default musical sketchpad for both well-known artists and hobbyists musicians who want a simple way to record, edit, and share their own tunes. GarageBand For Dummies is your go-to guide to navigating the interface and making the tweaks to create your own songs. Look inside to discover how to lay down a beat with the virtual drum kits, layer on sweet sounds with built-in virtual instruments, and attach simple hardware to record vocals or live instruments on a Mac, iPad, or even an iPhone. Use built-in instruments to create a song Attach your guitar or mic to record live sounds Export your final product or individual tracks Add effects and edit your song GarageBand is the simplest way to create basic tracks without investing in costly hardware and learning a complex digital audio workstation software package--and this book shows you how.
Get fast answers to your G Suite questions with this friendly resource G Suite For Dummies is the fun guide to the productivity suite that's quickly winning over professional and personal users. This book shares the steps on how to collaborate in the cloud, create documents and spreadsheets, build presentations, and connect with chat or video. Written in the easy-to-follow For Dummies style, G Suite For Dummies covers the essential components of Google's popular software, including: Google Docs for word processing Gmail for email Google Calendar for scheduling and day planning Google Sheets for spreadsheet functionality Google Drive for data storage Google Hangouts and Google Meet for videoconferencing and calling capability The book helps navigate the G Suite payment plans and subscription options as well as settings that ensure your own privacy and security while operating in the cloud. Perfect for anyone hoping to get things done with this tool, G Suite For Dummies belongs on the bookshelf of every G Suite user who needs help from time to time.
Sponsored by the Computing and Information Technology Division of ASCE Building information modeling (BIM) has become a significant area of endeavor in the architecture, engineering, construction, and operations (AECO) industry. The models generated from BIM are being used for analysis and design of buildings and other infrastructure. The ability to integrate schedule and cost data with the analysis and design process makes BIM a very useful tool. Building Information Modeling contains 13 chapters, contributed by international researchers and practitioners, that present a comprehensive overview of the recent advances in the application of BIM across the AECO industry. The use of BIM is examined as a framework for structural design; in cost estimation; in adaptive cyber-physical systems; in construction progress monitoring and project management; in green building project delivery; in commissioning and facilities management; in military construction; in model assessment; and in integration with augmented reality. Engineers, architects, contractors, building owners, facility managers, as well as researchers, will find this publication a valuable resource.
This book is a guide to understanding and using the software package ARPACK to solve large algebraic eigenvalue problems. The software described is based on the implicitly restarted Arnoldi method, which has been heralded as one of the three most important advances in large scale eigenanalysis in the past ten years. The book explains the acquisition, installation, capabilities, and detailed use of the software for computing a desired subset of the eigenvalues and eigenvectors of large (sparse) standard or generalized eigenproblems. It also discusses the underlying theory and algorithmic background at a level that is accessible to the general practitioner.
Make the most out of your investment in Office 365 apps and services with this Microsoft Office cookbook Key Features Learn how to manage and secure the entire Office 365 stack in addition to specific services Delve into newer and frequently shifting areas such as Power Platform, Microsoft Teams, and Microsoft Search administration Discover carefully selected techniques that cover a range of administrative tasks of varying difficulty levels Book DescriptionOrganizations across the world have switched to Office 365 to boost workplace productivity. However, to maximize investment in Office 365, you need to know how to efficiently administer Office 365 solutions. Microsoft Office 365 Administration Cookbook is packed with recipes to guide you through common and not-so-common administrative tasks throughout Office 365. Whether you're administering a single app such as SharePoint or organization-wide Security & Compliance across Office 365, this cookbook offers a variety of recipes that you'll want to have to hand. The book begins by covering essential setup and administration tasks. You'll learn how to manage permissions for users and user groups along with automating routine admin tasks using PowerShell. You'll then progress through to managing core Office 365 services such as Exchange Online, OneDrive, SharePoint Online, and Azure Active Directory (AD). This book also features recipes that'll help you to manage newer services such as Microsoft Search, Power Platform, and Microsoft Teams. In the final chapters, you'll delve into monitoring, reporting, and securing your Office 365 services. By the end of this book, you'll have learned about managing individual Office 365 services along with monitoring, securing, and optimizing your entire Office 365 deployment efficiently. What you will learn Get to grips with basic Office 365 setup and routine administration tasks Manage Office 365 identities and groups efficiently and securely Harness the capabilities of PowerShell to automate common administrative tasks Configure and manage core Office 365 services such as Exchange Online, SharePoint, and OneDrive Configure and administer fast-evolving services such as Microsoft Search, Power Platform, Microsoft Teams, and Azure AD Get up and running with advanced threat protection features provided by the Microsoft 365 Security & Compliance Center Protect your organization's sensitive data with Office 365 Data Loss Prevention Monitor activities and behaviors across all Office 365 services Who this book is forThis book is for newer Office 365 administrators and IT pros alike, and comes with recipes of varying difficulty levels along with step-by-step guidance. Whether you are new to Office 365 administration or just seeking new ideas, this cookbook contains recipes to enhance your organization's app and service management and productivity.
Zoom into the new world of remote collaboration While a worldwide pandemic may have started the Zoom revolution, the convenience of remote meetings is here to stay. Zoom For Dummies takes you from creating meetings on the platform to running global webinars. Along the way you'll learn how to expand your remote collaboration options, record meetings for future review, and even make scheduling a meeting through your other apps a one-click process. Take in all the advice or zoom to the info you need - it's all there! Discover how to set up meetings Share screens and files Keep your meetings secure Add Zoom hardware to your office Get tips for using Zoom as a social tool Award-winning author Phil Simon takes you beyond setting up and sharing links for meetings to show how Zoom can transform your organization and the way you work.
Discover how you can combine data from various sources to create data models to suit your business requirements with the help of this clear and concise guide Key Features Understand how Power Query overcomes the shortcomings of Excel Power Pivot in handling complex data Create customized dashboards and multi-dimensional reports using Power Query and Power BI Learn the Power Query M language and write advanced queries using custom functions Book DescriptionPower Query is a data connection technology that allows you to connect, combine, and refine data from multiple sources to meet your business analysis requirements. With this Power Query book, you'll be empowered to work with a variety of data sources to create interactive reports and dashboards using Excel and Power BI. You'll start by learning how to access Power Query across different versions of Excel and install the Power BI engine. After you've explored Power Pivot, you'll see why Excel users find it challenging to clean data in Power Pivot and learn how Power Query can help to tackle the problem. The book will show you how to transform data using the Query Editor and write functions in Power Query. A dedicated section will focus on functions such as IF, Index, and Modulo, and creating parameters to alter query paths in a table. You'll also work with dashboards, get to grips with multi-dimensional reporting, and create automated reports. As you advance, you'll cover the M formula language in Power Query, delve into the basic M syntax, and write the M query language with the help of examples such as loading all library functions offline in Excel and Power BI. Finally, the book will demonstrate the difference between M and DAX and show how results are produced in M. By the end of this book, you'll be ready to create impressive dashboards and multi-dimensional reports in Power Query and turn data into valuable insights. What you will learn Convert worksheet data into a table format ready for query output Create a dynamic connection between an Access database and Excel workbook Reshape tabular data by altering rows, columns, and tables using various Power Query tools Create new columns automatically from filenames and sheet tabs, along with multiple Excel data files Streamline and automate reports from multiple sources Explore different customization options to get the most out of your dashboards Understand the difference between the DAX language and Power Query's M language Who this book is forThis Power Query book is for business analysts, data analysts, BI professionals, and Excel users looking to take their skills to the next level by learning how to collect, combine, and transform data into insights using Power Query. Working knowledge of Excel and experience in constructing and troubleshooting Excel formulas and functions is expected.
Master one of the most popular word processors ever with this essential, visual reference Teach Yourself VISUALLY: Word 2019 provides readers with a thorough and visual exploration of the 2019 edition of Microsoft Word. Written by the celebrated author of over 100 books on computing, Guy Hart-Davis, Teach Yourself VISUALLY: Word 2019 allows you to quickly get up to speed with one of the most popular word processors on the planet. The book covers all the topics you'll need to comprehensively master Word 2019, and includes: Full-color, step-by-step instructions showing you how to perform all the essential tasks of Microsoft Word 2019 How to set up and format documents, edit them, and add images and charts How to post documents online for sharing and reviewing and take advantage of all the newest features of Word Newly updated to include the latest features of Microsoft Word, like how to collaborate on documents in real time, draw and write with the digital pen, new accessibility options and the new Resume Assistant, Teach Yourself VISUALLY: Word 2019 belongs on the shelf of anyone who wants to improve their effectiveness with this essential word processor.
First published in 2001, this volume demonstrates how computer-based learning has the potential to provide a highly motivating learning experience, that it also has the potential to achieve exactly the opposite, and that the difference between these two extremes is the quality of the learning design. The challenge for the learning designer isn't a simple one. You are being asked to prepare interactive learning for someone you can't see and with whom the only interaction you are likely to have is via limited written communication. Fortunately help is at hand in Alan Clarke's Designing Computer-Based Learning Materials. Dr. Clarke offers a definitive guide to each of the many elements involved in good design. This book explores the principles of adult learning, and relates to the potential, features and impact of computer-based learning. This is not a 'how to...' book, but rather one seeking to help you understand the different elements which go into computer-based learning. If you are commissioning material, it will help you to understand the contractors' constraints. If you are designing materials yourself, it will allow you to avoid many of the errors it is all too easy to make when developing them. Computer-based learning materials are not all the same: their range reflects the variety of learners that use them and purposes they are used for; the different learning environments that are available to people; the different subjects that they wish to learn and the level to which they wish to take them. In the face of such a complex task, involving so many factors and variables, it is essential that the learning designer understands what is involved and uses a rigorous process for envisioning, planning, designing, implementing and testing their solution. This is a book about learning design and not about software production and, as such, it provides any aspiring designers with the fundamentals of producing the highly motivating learning experience, which should be their objective.