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Tue
27
Mar
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Filtering Data Using the Top 10 Filter: MS Excel

In addition to filtering a data list based on unique values in a data field, Excel provides a Top 10 filter which that displays the top 10 (or a number that the user defines) values in amount or percent, based on numeric data. Follow the steps below ... to apply the top 10 filter: Position the active cell anywhere within the data list or within the header row. Choose Data | Filter | AutoFilter. Drop-down arrows appear along the top row of the list. Click on the drop-down arrow of the field to filter. The Top 10 filer can only be applied to numeric fields. Choose Top 10. Select the desired options ... (view more)

Wed
07
Mar
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Sorting Data: MS Excel

Sorting data refers to organizing the records in a data list so that they are presented in a certain order. If data is arranged in a list structure, data can be automatically sorted by choosing one individual cell within the list to define the sort ... criteria. All corresponding data will be repositioned on sort order. The Sort Ascending and Sort Descending button on the Standard toolbar can be used to quickly sort a list by one column. Follow the steps below to sort by one column: Select one cell anywhere within the field (column) upon which the sort will be based. Click on the Sort Ascending ... (view more)

Tue
16
Jan
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Business Contact Manager: MS Outlook

A reader recently inquired: " In MS Outlook, how can I get all of the items from a Contact's Activity Page to copy into MS Word? " With Outlook Business Contact manager, you can capture and track opportunities so follow up on business leads, etc. ... You can also efficiently re-use existing business data for other purposes. You can take advantage of existing customer information by importing it directly into Outlook with Business Contact Manager and eliminate the need to re-key the Information. You can export the data to another copy of Outlook with Business Contact Manager, or a comma ... (view more)

Sat
30
Dec
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Begin a Chart from Scratch: MS Word

By default, the toolbars for Microsoft Graph appear on a single row. Click More Buttons to display additional buttons you can use to build and format your chart. You must change the sample chart and data to reflect your own figures. Each change you ... make in the datasheet will immediately appear on the sample chart. Click the datasheet and type your text and numbers. Press Tab or arrow keys to navigate from cell to cell. Add more rows or columns by typing them. Eliminate data by selecting and pressing Delete. Alternatively, you can keep the data in the datasheet but not include it in the chart ... (view more)

Fri
06
Oct
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Dell Wants You To Recycle Your Old PC

What do you do with a computer that you no longer need? You can always give it away, but then there's worries that another person might have access to previous and private information once held on the PC ... or, you can just store it in a garage and ... watch it take up space and gather dust. Neither option sounds very appealing, does it? ;-) Now computer maker Dell is offering another choice to U.S. consumers: If you own a Dell brand PC or accessory, you can recycle it for free. A company worker will come pick it up from your home at no charge. Computer recycling, however, is hardly a new ... (view more)

Thu
28
Sep
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AOL Sued over Public Release of Search-Related Data

What would you do if you found records of your personal search information haphazardly sprinkled all over the web? For three AOL subscribers, the reckless mismanagement of their personal data sparked a class-action lawsuit against the Internet giant ... this past Friday. This is the first time AOL has been sued for the intentional release of over 19 million search requests made by about 650,000 subscribers during a period of three months. The Internet service provider is being charged under the federal Electronic Communications Privacy Act and California's consumer-protection laws. (Source: ... (view more)

Fri
22
Sep
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View All Data in Worksheet: MS Excel

An Excel worksheet is packed with hundreds, and sometimes thousands, of cells containing data. You can either view the complete data region (the area where you have input data) in the worksheet, or magnify / reduce the selected data region to the ... size of the window using the following method: Select the current region. Press Ctrl + *. Choose View | Zoom. Select Fit selection. Click OK. Increase the amount of data that appears in the window by hiding window elements such as the sheet tabs, toolbars, formula bar and status bar. Choose Tools | Options. Select the View tab. Clear the check boxes ... (view more)

Sun
13
Aug
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View All Data in a Worksheet: MS Excel

An Excel worksheet is packed with hundreds or thousands of cells containing data. You can either view the complete data region in the worksheet or magnify or reduce the selected data region to the size of the window. Follow the steps below: Select ... the current region an press CTRL + *. Choose View | Zoom. Select Fit selection. Click OK. You can increase the amount of data that appears in the window by hiding window elements such as the sheet tabs, toolbars, formula bar and status bar. Choose Tools | Options. Select the View tab. Clear the check boxes for Row ... (view more)

Fri
28
Jul
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'Smart Data Recovery', and 'Black Box'

Smart Data Recovery Smart Data Recovery is a data recovery tool for Windows operating system that supports the FAT and NTFS file systems. The software easily recovers data from hard disks, digital cameras, and any type of storage media, including: ... flash drives, USB drives, memory stick, PC card, multimedia card, secure digital card and diskette. http://www.smartpctools.com/recovery/ Black Box Black Box is a steganography application hides a hidden message in plain sight. BlackBox makes use of a single Bitmap to hide any written message. This secret message can be concealed within the image ... (view more)

Tue
18
Jul
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Nothing Short of Pure Magic: Genie Backup Manager v7 Released!

Last year, infopackets.com went on a quest to find the most ideal backup software available based on very stringent criteria . That expedition ended with the discovery of Genie Backup Manager. Well, as any good treasure hunter can attest to, there's ... always more gold to be found ... and in this case, it's the launch of Genie Backup Manager version 7! Reminder: What Is Genie Backup Manager? Genie Backup Manager (GBM) is an easy-to-use and extremely versatile all-in-one backup solution. Among some of its basic backup features, Genie Backup Manager can archive any file or folder, emails, media ... (view more)

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