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Thu
11
Mar
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'Total Background Check', and 'CPU Frequenz'

Total Background Check Want to see what Big Brother knows about you? Here is a comprehensive list of websites and phone numbers for specialty consumer reports that might help people find out your employment, rental, and cheque-writing history. ... http://www.consumerist.com CPU Frequenz Pulling out your hair trying to figure out why your PC is running so excruciatingly slow this afternoon? Then try the very handy new program CPU Frequenz, a small tool to accurately identify the CPU frequency. http://www.softwareok.com Today's fresh software picks were provided courtesy of Bob Helmer at Shell ... (view more)

Mon
24
Nov
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Apply a Fill Effects Background in MS PowerPoint

Using fill effects in MS PowerPoint can give your presentation some razzle dazzle! I usually use this on my first slide, especially when creating a picture album. To use one of the fill effects options in MS PowerPoint, follow the steps below: Click ... on Format | Background. Click the drop-down list and then click Fill Effects. When the dialog box appears, you can select from four possible background types. To apply a gradient background, follow the steps below: Click the Gradient tab. The Fill Effects dialog box now includes the options that are available for applying a gradient background. ... (view more)

Tue
16
Sep
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Use a Picture File as a Background in MS PowerPoint

Sometimes you want to get a little fancy with your PowerPoint presentation. Suppose you had put together a little presentation for Grandma and you wanted to do something special for her. Sure, that snazzy template is great but it won't mean a lot to ... Grandma. Wait! I bet Grandma's eyes would light up if she saw her old house in the background of this presentation, wouldn't they? Follow the steps below to learn how to accomplish this task: To use a picture file, rather than the template's defined background, select Format | Custom Background. Check the Omit Background Graphics From Master box. ... (view more)

Mon
01
Sep
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Pirates Beware: XP Pro Nags Much More Prominent

Microsoft has announced that it is updating the anti-piracy software in Windows XP Professional, making nagging more prominent for users running counterfeit copies. It will also give future updates of the Windows Genuine Advantage (WGA) increased ... validation powers and new forms of notifications. Microsoft announced the update, which is designed to increase the effectiveness of notifications and to 'align experiences across Windows XP and Windows Vista' via their WGA blog . The WGA update is offered to those using editions of Windows XP based on Pro code such as Tablet and Windows Media Center ... (view more)

Fri
25
Apr
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Oh Dear! How Do I Undo the Master Slide in MS PowerPoint?

A couple of newsletters back I showed you how to use the Master Slide in MS PowerPoint. So now that you are up to speed on that feature have you looked at your presentation and thought you would have liked to remove your logo from one or two of the ... slides? Well, of course, I am going to tell you how to accomplish that and it isn't even difficult really! Follow the steps below:Navigate to the slide where you would like to remove the logo. Click on Format | Background. In the Background dialog box, check Omit background graphics from master. Click Apply. It really is easy isn't it? When you ... (view more)

Thu
19
Oct
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Apply a Fill Effects Background: MS PowerPoint

To use one of the fill effects options, choose Format | Background, click the drop-down list, and then click Fill Effects. When the dialog box appears, you can choose between four possible background types. To apply a gradient background, follow the ... steps below: Click the Gradient tab. The Fill Effects dialog box now includes the options that are available for applying a gradient background. You can now select one of the options that are described after step 2. After you have chosen a fill option for your presentation, click OK to return to the Background dialog box. From there, you can: ... (view more)

Wed
18
Oct
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Apply a Solid Background Color: MS PowerPoint

To select a solid background color in your presentation, follow these steps: Choose Format | Background to open the Background dialog box. Click the Background fill drop-down list to continue. Select one of the visible colors (colors associated with ... the presentation's color scheme), or click More Colors to pick a color from the standard palette or to create your own custom shade. After you have selected a color, you can click Preview to see what it will look like when applied to your slides. Click OK and Apply to apply to one slide, or click Apply to All to use throughout the presentation. As ... (view more)

Thu
19
Aug
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Add picture or background music to Outlook Express emails?

Infopackets Reader Jim R. writes: " Dear Dennis, I read your article about sending music with e-mail. I had already been through all the HTML setup when I had trouble not getting pictures sent. All the solutions you mentioned I have done, but I ... still can't send music as background with email. Any other solutions? I am at a loss as to where to go next. I am running Windows XP, Internet Explorer 6, and Outlook Express 6. " My response: You are correct, in that that you need to ensure that your mail sending format is set for HTML (rather than plain text), in order to insert (*not* ... (view more)

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