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Extract text from image

Nice online tool to extract the text from an image


September 21, 2014 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Making changes to Audio/MP3 Speed

There was an old eLearning audio based course build using Captivate, which had come for maintenance and one of the key requirements was to reduce the speed of the voice over.

 Doing some RnD, ended up finding a MP3 Speed Changer tool which helps in adjusting the speed of the audio without any quality loss.

To know more about this MP3 Speed Changer tool click the link below

June 24, 2014 Posted by | Audio, Captivate | Leave a comment

Normalise Audio/MP3 Files

After the audios are received from the audio artist, the most common issue which one comes across, is the difference in audio levels in multiple audio files.

This is something which is manually corrected using audio editing tools.

While doing RnD on how we can address this type of issues and reduce the manual effort involved, came across a tool called MP3Gain which addresses this issue without any quality loss.

The MP3Gain tool can be downloaded from the following link


June 18, 2014 Posted by | Audio, Uncategorized | | Leave a comment

Google HTML5 plug-in for Internet Explorer 6, 7 & 8

By installing the “Google Chrome Frame” plugin for IE, the browser would be able to render pages which have been developed in HTML5.

The plugin can be installed from following link for IE

For testing purpose:

Visit this HTML5 website in IE browser before and after installing the plugin. (or any other html5 website)

November 28, 2012 Posted by | HTML, Uncategorized | , , , | Leave a comment

HTML5 compatibility charts for web and mobile development

November 15, 2012 Posted by | HTML | Leave a comment

Excel – get week number from date

When we create a time plan – sometimes the client wants to know in which week number the different phases of the project will start or end.

While creating the time plan had to refer the calendar for the week number.

Use the in-build excel function TRUNC.



where StartDate is the date whose week number is to be returned.

September 6, 2012 Posted by | Excel | 1 Comment

Adobe Flash Player 11 Video Playback issue

After installing Flash Player 11 – we noticed that audio with-in the FLV video was not playing smoothly.

Here are following solutions

Solution 1

  1. If learner has on his machine RealPlayer application installed , then upgrade it to the latest version.
    solution1  did not work for me

 Solution 2 : if updating the RealPlayer does not solve the issue then

  1. Uninstall the Flash Player 11 and
  2. Install the Flash Player 10.3 version.
    solution2 worked for me

Solution 3:

  1. Install the latest Flash Player (11.3.300.271) released by Adobe.
    solution3 worked for me

August 20, 2012 Posted by | actionscript 2.0, actionscript 3.0, Flash | Leave a comment

New Features of Adobe Flash 11.3 Player

Following are some of the new features provided by Adobe Flash 11.3 player

1. Keyboard input in fullscreen mode
as code

stage.displayState = StageDisplayState.FULL_SCREEN_INTERACTIVE;

parameter code which needs to into the HTML page

<param name=”allowFullScreenInteractive” value=”true” />


2. right click mouse event
now on clicking right click – the flash menu can be blocked by adding this mouse event.

stage.addEventListener(MouseEvent.RIGHT_CLICK, function(e:Event){});


August 10, 2012 Posted by | actionscript 3.0, Flash, HTML | Leave a comment

Audio syncing using Lectora

for one of my Lectora based project we needed to sync text with audio. While searching came across these two tutorials which show two different methods of audio syncronization with Lectora  

Lectora Tutorial – Synching audio with what is happening on screen.

Using Lectora to Sync Audio


August 7, 2012 Posted by | Lectora | Leave a comment

Exclude weekends from planned dates in Excel

Learnt something new today while working with excel. Details are given below.

To create a detailed project plan.

While working on creating project plan in excel had to constantly refer the calendar to avoid adding the weekend/holidays into the plan. Also this task become cumbersome when the plan gets changed/updated.

Use the in-build excel function WORKDAY

What do WORKDAY function do?
Use this function to calculate a past or future date based on a starting date and a specified number of days.
The function excludes weekends and holidays and can therefore be used to calculate end/delivery dates.


For the WORKDAY function to work, the “Analysis ToolPak” add-in needs to be installed and should be active. To activate the add-in, go to Developer tab –> click on the “Add-ins” button –> tick the “Analysis ToolPak” checkbox –> click ok.

July 30, 2012 Posted by | Excel, VBA | , | Leave a comment