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Changing Digit Grouping (Comma Style) in MS Excel - Million to Lakh

Well this is a very common problem for our sub-continent i.e. Bangladesh, India, Pakistan, Nepal, Maldives, Sri Lanka. Cause our digit grouping system doesn't match with the international system. To be more specific - they use million, billion etc. But we use - lakh (also lac), crore etc. 
Users of the mentioned regions often face problem with the comma separator position in MS Excel. Cause the default system is international. It doesn't suit our digit grouping system. 
International System - Separates every three digits 1,000.0010,000.00100,000.001,000,000.001,000,000,000.00
Subcontinental System - Separates every two digits after the 1st three digits
1,000.0010,000.00 1,00,000.001,00,00,000.001,00,00,00,000.00 
If you're familiar with the Indian Subcontinent system and if you're bound to use this system then it will be a big trouble if you don't know the solution. Well nothing to worry about as you are going through this article. Cause from the very next moment you'…

Caffeine to Hummingbird: An Upgrade to Google Search Algorithm!

Most of the internet users have no idea about how the search engine works. The system that a search engine applies to find the relevant results among millions of websites is called Search Algorithm. Whether you will find an appropriate result from a search depends on the algorithm. With a powerful Search Algorithm, Google is the top search engine of the world. And recently a new search algorithm, called Hummingbird, has been launched by the search giant. 

Septermber 26, 1998. The starting of Google. And just yesterday, Google celebrated their 15th Birthday. This birthday was not a mere celebration actually. Moreover it comes with an annoucement of major change in Google Search Engine Algorithm. It's been 3 years since Google made a major change in their search algorithm named as Caffeine. And the new one, Hummingbird, has been lunched one month ago. 

Amit Singhal, senior vice president of search, said on Thursday- the company launched its latest "Hummingbird" algorithm abo…

Touchscreens Used with Smartphones

Basically this is a knowledge based article. It can just enrich your knowledge about display technology. And I think you will enjoy this. I'll try to provide you a brief idea about the screen technology used by the leading cell phone manufacturers. 

By this time you should know there are different types of display technologies such as LCD, LED, TFT, Retina etc. But how many of you know the details of each type? To be honest, I didn't have much idea about these before reading an article in a newspaper. Then I decided to write about smartphone screens on Marks PC Solution. I've also gathered information on display technology from different sites. 



TFT LCD Display (Thin Film Transistor Liquid Crystal Display)

This is the most widely used display technology at present. TFT LCD technology ensures the clear view. It is better than old LCD technology to view High Quality pictures and video. 

This type of display is relatively cheaper. So it can be used in low-priced phones too. 

But t…

HTML Tutorial 6: Basic Elements of An HTML Form (Part 2)

In my previous post, I discussed about HTML form (Part 1). Same topic will be continued today and this is the Part 2. In part 1 you've learned creating Text Fields, Password Field, Radio Buttons and Checkboxes. In this post you will learn how to create Submit Button and Drop Down Menu. 

You should open Notepad from your PC to practice this lesson. Then save the html code with .htm or .html extension and then open the saved file with a browser to see the result. Let's begin: 


Drop Down Menu:
Let me begin with creating a drop down menu. This is very interesting as well as easy to create! 

Which one is your Favorite Cell Phone Brand?  <select>       <option>Nokia <option>Samsung <option>iPhone <option>BlackBerry  <option>Others </select>

You must begin with the <select> tag and end with </select tag>. And every option of the list should start with <option> tag. Then you can type anything as you want. If you type the above tex…

HTML Tutorial 5: Basic Elements on An HTML Form (Part 1)

Few months ago, I started writing about HTML. There are already 4 tutorials published on HTML. I know this is not sufficient for an HTML learner. Because learning HTML requires much resources and practice. However I will try to write about HTML whenever I'm able to manage time. 
You can also read the previously published HTML Tutorial: Tutorial 1Tutorial 2Tutorial 3Tutorial 4
Today's HTML tutorial is very easy, funny and useful. Today I will discuss about the basic elements of an HTML form. This is the part 1 that includes Text Fields, Password Field, Radio Buttons & Checkboxes. 


How to Start: 

You can practice using notepad. Press Start + R > Type Notepad > Enter. Now copy or type the code from here. And save them as form.htm or use any other name. But the name should end with either .htm or .html. Then open the file in a browser. 


Let's begin - 
Usually an HTML form contains input elements like text fields, checkboxes, radio buttons, submit buttons etc. To create an H…

Google Unit & Currency Converter

The general idea about Google is it's a search engine. Though many people are familiar with the different services of Google, but only few of them know how to use Google smartly. Yeah! I mean it . . .

Maybe you know about how to use Google as Calculator. Google also gives you the interface of a scientific calculator if you type scientific calculator in the search box. I've written some posts about these topics. If you're not familiar with these, you can read . . . 
Different Search Techniques of GoogleUse Google as CalculatorGoogle Scientific Calculator

Today I'm gonna show two more tips of Google! You can use Google as Converter. Google let you convert currency and unit. 

Unit Converter: 
You can convert from one unit to another by Google Unit Converter.  Simply open Google Home PageType Unit Converter and press EnterImmediately you will get a conversion interface at the top of search results

First you have to choose a category. Let's consider Speed. Then choose Miles/ho…