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Having recently completed what - ahem (gets trumpet out) - I would describe as one of my best looking (and possibly best functioning) spreadsheet applications to date, the time came to write a user guide for it. As this particular system is also part of a service which we’re trying to sell to local companies I wanted to try and grab people’s attention by having an eye-catching picture of the application right there on the front cover.

I decided to offer the reader an oblique view of the spreadsheet in order to show off it’s main features and design aspects, but I didn’t have a program to skew the image, which is when I discovered ShiftN which does exactly what I wanted to do, without having to soft through the added baggage of assorted bells and whistles which image manipulation software normally includes.

ShiftN was very easy to install and use, and I can highly recommend it. It’s also FREE!

Download it here: http://www.shiftn.de/

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