LaTable : An easy way to write tables in LaTeX

By enormous search on the Net, I've found this wonderful tool to create Tables in LaTeX in a very easy way. LaTable  is free tool for creating LaTeX tables in What You See Is What You Get fashion. I've found it after I finished my work in LaTeX!!! Now I wish that I came to know this software a bit earlier.

LaTable is a Win32 application having following features  :
  • Near-WYSIWYG editing style;
  • Real-time LATEX code preview;
  • Simple navigation through the table;
  • Limited clipboard support for import/export into other spreadsheet and text editors;
  • CSV file format support;
  • Generates 'tabular', 'array' and custom environments;
  • Support for custom column formats.
Homepage: http://www.ctan.org/tex-archive/help/Catalogue/entries/latable.html

Copy portion of table prepared in Excel or any spreadsheet program like OpenOffice, gnumeric.
Creating LaTeX tables in easy way

Go to LaTable Window ---  press {c} * view code button to see the LaTeX code preview
LaTable : For LaTeX Tables in WYSIWYG  fashion
Select 1st cell -- and go to edit menu -- paste the contents of table. Do not use Ctrl+V key to paste.

LaTable puts automatically the copied data into a table and you can see the LaTeX code in code window.
Tables in LaTable

Make necessary table formatting from the table toolbar like - bordering cell/table, text arrangement, merging horizontal cells etc.
Customizing LaTeX Tables

To import the code, select the codes in Code window and copy it by pressing Ctrl+C keys.
Go to edit menu - select copy as LaTeX code.
Copy LaTeX code for Tables from LaTable

Open your tex document in your LaTeX editor program and paste (Ctrl+V) the code at your desired position.

Writing a table in LaTeX is hard job and time consuming. So by using LaTable tool, you can easily make tables and customize them without being pro to the LaTeX  syntax.....

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CamStudio : Make your own video tutorial

If you are good at some software and want to share your knowledge about the software by making a video tutorial and upload it into video sites like youtube, then CamStudio is great free/open source software to capture screen into a video and convert it into flv file.

Free Streaming Video Software

CamStudio is a free video screen capture (screencast) program having simple-to-use interface. The user can select a specific area of the screen or the whole screen. They can choose to record audio from the computer’s speakers or from a microphone, making this a great program for tutorial makers.

CamStudio Features:
    * Record screen activity and sound into standard AVI video files.
    * Convert AVI files into SWF files.
    * Annotate screen movies with text captions and callouts.
    * Allow to control compression, quality, time lapse, and frame rates.
    * Autopan allows fixed region to follow the mouse.


: http://www.camstudio.org/