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Wed
29
Mar
John Lister's picture

Docs.com Users Warned to Check Sharing Settings

Users of Microsoft's Docs.com have been warned to review security settings on their account. Researchers found it was all too easy to search and find personal data contained in documents mistakenly made public. Docs.com is designed to make it easy ... to share documents with other users over the Internet, including PDF files and those in Office formats, regardless of the device and operating system they are using. The site includes a search feature that lets a user look for text in any document on the service to which they have access - something that's designed to make it much easier ... (view more)

Fri
30
Dec
Dennis Faas's picture

How to: Send a Fax Online the Internet for Free

Infopackets Reader Karin S. writes: " Dear Dennis, I recently received a letter in the mail from the government requesting additional information on my account. The letter states that I can mail or fax in my information back to them (they won't ... accept email attachments for some reason). As such, I would prefer to fax the information as that is the fastest method. I would like to know if you can recommend a good, free fax service over the Internet that I can use to send this information? Thanks! " My response: I did a bit of research, and there are two popular websites offering free faxes ... (view more)

Fri
10
Apr
Dennis Faas's picture

Best way to Convert DOC to PDF?

Infopackets Reader Mike T. writes: " Dear Dennis, I am trying to convert a DOC to PDF (a portable document format file), and have downloaded a number of freeware DOC to PDF converters, but they don't seem to work properly. Either the PDF document ... format is messed up, or the program interface is far too complex or extremely outdated. Can you recommend a freeware DOC to PDF program for me to use? " My response: Out of curiosity, I did some searching online for various freeware PDF creator / freeware PDF converters, but came up empty handed as you did. Many of the programs I found simply didn't ... (view more)

Thu
09
May
Dennis Faas's picture

Microsoft Overhauls Office Web Apps Suite

Microsoft has announced several improvements to its free, online edition of Office, Office Web Apps. It's also announced that, for the first time ever, editing tools will be available to users of the Android operating system. Office Web Apps has ... been available since 2010. It includes online editions of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and OneNote, though it only offers each program's basic features. In contrast, Office 365 boasts complete online editions of the these programs. (Source: pcworld.com ) The advantage of Office Web Apps is that you don't have to install any software but can simply access ... (view more)

Wed
02
May
Dennis Faas's picture

Google's WiFi Snooping: More Details Emerge

A recent report concerning Google's unauthorized collection of data from wireless networks has raised new questions about the company's behavior. Curiously, though, Google itself has released the report. Google had been accused of foul play after ... inadvertently collecting personal data from people's home WiFi networks. The problem stems from the company's vehicles which, busy taking photographs for its Street View maps system, also scanned for local networks. The networks were to be part of a database intended to aid Google's navigational offerings to consumers. A year-long investigation by ... (view more)

Tue
20
Jul
Dennis Faas's picture

Algorithm

In mathematics and computer science, an 'algorithm' is an effective method for solving a problem expressed as a finite sequence of instructions. Algorithms are used for calculation, data processing, and many other fields. Each algorithm is a list of ... well-defined instructions for completing a task. Starting from an initial state, the instructions describe a computation that proceeds through a well-defined series of successive states, eventually terminating in a final ending state. Expressing algorithms Algorithms can be expressed in many kinds of notation, including natural languages, ... (view more)

Tue
09
Mar
Dennis Faas's picture

Combine Documents in MS Word

"I have several Word files that I must combine for a book. The largest file has headers and footers. When I combine files, the footer and header spreads throughout the combined document. How can I combine and isolate headers and footers to one ... section? Thank you for your assistance!" My Response: If you just want the text from a document to be inserted into your current document, you can use an include text field. Follow the steps below to learn how: Insert a pair of field braces by clicking CTRL + F9. Do not insert the braces manually as it will not work. Within the field braces, key in: ... (view more)

Wed
12
Aug
Dennis Faas's picture

Word Automatically Changes Font Size?

Recently a reader wrote to me with this problem: " When using MS Word the program at times changes font size while typing an article. Thanks for your consideration. " My reply: The one piece of information that would be very helpful with this ... inquiry is missing -- namely, which version of MS Word the reader is using. Generally speaking, MS Word will not change the size of your fonts in a document unless you specifically tell it to. If you are using version 2003 or earlier, it sounds to me like you could be using a style that has a different font size or you are copying and pasting text ... (view more)

Mon
27
Jul
Dennis Faas's picture

MS Will Sandbox, Not Patch, Office 2010 Vulnerabilities

Microsoft has a reputation for rarely admitting or accepting defeat in any market. But the company is now waving the white flag of surrender after admitting that they can no longer keep up with hackers when discovering file format bugs in time to ... stop them from exploitation. That doesn't mean that Microsoft is prepared to let online deviants have their way with software vulnerabilities . Instead, the company has decided to take a " sandbox " approach to Office documents in the next version of the application suite. The Sandbox Technique The sandbox technique will be a new addition to Office ... (view more)

Mon
20
Jul
Dennis Faas's picture

Hiding Text in MS Word Documents

There may be times when you would like to share most of a document, but not all of it. There are many different reasons why you might like to do this, such as hiding the technology jargon in a software rollout document being sent to customers. You ... might like to include the technology jargon in the document that is being sent to the customer's IT department, but you do not want to overwhelm your customer with too much technical detail. Fortunately, you can accomplish this task in MS Word rather easily. Follow the steps below to learn how: Select the text in your document that you would like to ... (view more)

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