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Wed
11
Apr
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Google Releases MyMaps

Google has recently added a new feature to Google Maps. MyMaps, an added sidebar to the Google Maps main page, allows users to create their own mashups. Users can personalize a map by marking places on the map or adding text, photos and videos. ... Further, users can choose to publish a map on the web or share a map with friends. (Source: franticindustries.com ) Some have elected to create mini-stories with the new feature. A Google employee even created a virtual tour of Google Headquarters with MyMaps. If you prefer, check out a world tour of the places where programming languages were invented ... (view more)

Wed
13
Dec
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Hot Off The Press: Carol's Tips and Tricks eBook Finally Available!

Discover how to create stunning letters, effortless spreadsheet reports, dazzling PowerPoint presentations, and much more -- just like the professionals! Attention MS Office users -- Do you just muddle through and make do with the basic features of ... MS Word? Do you gawk at the gigantic array of features found in MS Excel? Do you feel powerless when using MS PowerPoint? Enough already! If you're like one of the millions of bewildered users around the world aching to unlock the simple secrets behind MS Office, now's your chance to shine! Announcing Carol's Corner Office Tips and Tricks eBook ... (view more)

Fri
15
Sep
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Understanding AutoCorrect, AutoText and AutoComplete: MS Word

It's very easy to confuse the three powerful "Autos" in Word. It is very helpful to be able to distinguish between these three distinct features. When you find yourself inserting the same text over and over again, you can create an AutoText entry. ... When you begin to type, Word suggests the completion. You can press Enter or F to accept the suggestion or just ignore it. Similar to AutoCorrect, where you can type an abbreviation which Word automatically expands, AutoText allows you to control whether the abbreviation expands. AutoText is one of Word's most powerful timesavers. AutoText entries ... (view more)

Wed
09
Aug
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Printing

One area of computing that we haven't touched on yet is printing. With today's hardware prices, I suppose it would be safe to say that most home computer owners have an ink jet or bubble jet printer connected to their system. From Dot Matrix to Ink ... Jet and Bubble Jet The first, commercially available for the PC market, 'bubble jet' printer was introduced back in the early '80s by Hewlett Packard. It was small, required each sheet of paper to be hand fed, about the size of a cigar box, and consumed paper and ink to produce a fairly good result. One of the greatest features of the bubble jet ... (view more)

Thu
08
Jun
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Copy Formatting: MS Word

After you've gone to the trouble to apply all the various formatting options to your text, you may want to reproduce specific formatting in several places in your document. For example: suppose you decide that the body of a report looks fine with an ... 11-point Courier New font, but for definition, you decide to make the headings 14-point Arial Bold Italic in blue, with a bold blue underline. It would take a lot of time to highlight each bit of text and apply all those formatting commands. Instead, you can save time by copying the format you've already applied to text. At first, you might think ... (view more)

Fri
14
Apr
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Create Custom Worksheet Templates: MS Excel

When you print a worksheet in Excel, do you find yourself adding the same header and footer and resetting the same print options every time? For example, suppose you require that all worksheets are printed with the company's custom header and set to ... print in landscape mode. Each time you create a workbook, you will need to change the default print settings, unless you create a custom template that will automatically give you the appropriate settings. Here's how to create a custom template: Launch MS Excel. Open a blank document; select all sheets. Go to File | Page Setup. In the Orientation ... (view more)

Fri
06
Jan
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Print Designer Gold v8 Review

Synopsis: Label Software, Business Card Software and more -- all with one program! With Print Designer Gold v8, you can create Business Cards, Mailing Labels, Envelopes, Post Cards, CD Labels, DVD Labels, Signs and more. Business users will love ... Print Designer for creating great looking business cards, mailing labels, envelopes, post cards, promotional mailers and more from your existing databases. And Home Users will love Print Designer Gold for labeling CD and DVD and collections, create personalized address labels, custom envelopes, custom post cards, invitations, and much, much more! ... (view more)

Thu
10
Nov
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Acronis Disk Director Suite 10 Review

I've just received wind that Acronis has released Disk Director Suite version 10 -- the perfect companion to the extremely popular Acronis True Image (disk imaging backup software)! Who is Acronis, you ask? Acronis is a leading software company that ... specializes in storage management solutions for mission-critical situations. Acronis provides technically advanced (but simple to use) applications for: disaster recovery, backup and restoration, hard drive partitioning, boot management, data migration and other storage management products. Acronis' line of disk management software has won many ... (view more)

Sun
11
Sep
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VideoCaster Review

Synopsis: Need a way to share streaming video and pictures over the Internet? Video Caster is the solution! Video Caster is a feature packed video content creation and publishing software, capable of capturing video footage from an attached digital ... camera, creating animated slideshows automatically from your photo images, converting existing video and audio files and publishing them to streaming servers. Using these features, you can create high quality videos in Windows Media-9 format (WMV/WMA) or AVI. VideoCaster: Screenshots Click to view: Page 1 | Page 2 | Page 3 | Page 4 | Page 5. ... (view more)

Fri
29
Jul
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Avantrix Audio CD Maker Review

Synopsis: Need an easy way to create music compilations using your favorite MP3s and existing Audio CDs? Introducting Avantrix Audio CD Maker -- an intuitive and simple-to-use application that allows you to create standard Audio CDs from existing ... MP3 files, as well as MP3 style CDs that are playable in MP3 players and most DVD players. The new version 6.0 of Avantrix Audio CD Maker also includes built-in track printing and CD audio ripping features so you can create your favorite CD compilations in no time flat! Avantrix Audio CD Maker: Screenshots Click to view: Page 1 | Page 2 | Page 3. ... (view more)

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