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Tue
12
Feb
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My Blank Document has Underlining In It!

I received an e-mail from a reader asking for help because every time he opens a document in MS Word or Outlook, everything is underlined when he types. He wanted to know why this had happened and how to rectify the situation. My Reply: The blank ... document that you start with when you open MS Word (Document 1) and all the documents that you create by pressing the New button on the Standard toolbar or by choosing Blank Document in the File | New dialog are based upon the Normal.dot template, that also stores most of your customizations, such as changes to styles or your toolbars. If you change ... (view more)

Tue
06
Nov
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'Gos', and 'Regex File Renaming Utility'

Gos Gos is a Linux build that fully integrates Google; in the words of the developers, "Our idea is to be a simple, user friendly, beautiful desktop for normal people. Out of the box, just works! We're creating an OS ecosystem that is complete. We ... come with all the software you need to browse the web, email, instant message play movies, music, and connect to iPods create and edit documents, spreadsheets, presentations, databases, images out of the box. Plug and play! We recommend Google for just about everything Gmail, Gtalk, Calendar, Maps, Docs and spreadsheets, and more. We'd like to ... (view more)

Tue
23
Oct
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Back Up or Copy your Outlook Express Address Book

There is little more important than your contacts in Outlook Express. Backing them up is always a good idea in case you ever decide to switch to a different e-mail client. You can do this in Outlook Express but it may involve editing your registry. ... Before you do anything to your registry, you should always back it up. If you do not and go mucking about with it and make a mistake, you could end up with a very expensive doorstop! So, before you follow the steps below, make sure that you back up your registry somewhere so that you can access it. This pertains to Outlook Express and not MS ... (view more)

Thu
04
Oct
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Secret Update Breaks Windows Update

A stealth update deviously deployed in July and August by Microsoft without user permission has broken Windows Update, preventing updates from being installed after a "repair" of Windows XP is performed. The problem was first reported by Scott Dunn ... from Windows Secrets , then confirmed by ZDNet . Originally thought to be harmless, the recent download of new support files, known as version 7.0.600.381 for Windows Update, prevents Windows XP users who perform repair installations from a genuine XP CD-ROM (not an OEM restore CD), from installing at least 80 updates and patches from Microsoft. ... (view more)

Tue
18
Sep
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Create a Back Up of your Contacts in MS Outlook

You never know when an emergency could necessitate a backup copy of your contacts. How would you ever remember them all?? Fortunately, you don't have to rely on your memory should you lose all of your contacts in MS Outlook. Follow the steps below ... to create a backup copy: You will need to export your Contacts folder to a file in Personal Folders (.pst) On the File menu, click Import and Export. Click Export to a file. Click Next. In the Create a file of type list, click Personal Folder File (.pst). Click Next. In the Select a folder to export from list If you have subfolders below the ... (view more)

Tue
14
Aug
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'Hacking Firefox: The Secrets Of About:Config', and 'File Search'

Hacking Firefox: The Secrets Of About:Config Many of Firefox's settings aren't exposed through the Tools -& Options menu; the only way to change them is to edit them manually. In this article, we'll explore some of the most useful Firefox ... settings that you can change on your own and that aren't normally available through the program's graphical interface. http://computerworld.com/action/ File Search This application allows one to search files on your computer fast using rules very similar to those used in popular Internet search engines. It is possible to not only list words or parts of ... (view more)

Wed
13
Jun
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'File Box Extender', and 'Tera Copy'

File Box Extender FileBox enhances Windows by adding several advanced functions to the standard Open File and Save File dialog boxes. FileBox adds two handy buttons to these standard dialogs, which appear on the right side of the Windows dialog box ... title bars. These buttons appear next to the minimize, restore, and maximize buttons with which you're probably already familiar. FileBox can also forcibly resize the standard Windows file management dialog boxes so they're bigger, and thus easier to use if you've got lots of files in a folder. FileBox eXtender has a nifty option to display these ... (view more)

Thu
31
May
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Setting File Level Protection in MS Excel

File level protection is the most controlling type of protection that is available. Passwords can be used to restrict access to the file. There are two types of password options which are listed below: Password to open. This type of password ... restricts who is able to open a file. Password to Modify. This type of password restricts who is able to make changes to a file. If a password is used to protect a file, remember to write it down in a secure location. If a password used to open a file is lost, the file can never be re-opened. In my next article I will show you how to set file level ... (view more)

Wed
30
May
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Protecting Data in MS Excel

Many times it is necessary to protect worksheet information that is used and shared with others. Private information should be protected from unauthorized access. An expense report worksheet with complex formulas should be protected so that someone ... cannot unintentionally destroy the design of the report. Excel proves several ways to control and restrict the use of workbooks, worksheets and the data they contain. Protection can be established in a variety of ways depending on the extent of control that is needed. Below you will bee the levels of protection that are available to you: File Saves ... (view more)

Tue
29
May
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Updating Linked Data in MS Excel

Let's get back on track with our series on linked data in Excel! Source data that is referenced within the same workbook is updated automatically. However, when source data is stored in a separate workbook file, you can decide when the update should ... occur. By default, you will be prompted to update the data when the file is opened. Data can be updated as the file is being opened or after the file is in use. To update linked data when opening a file, follow the steps below: Open the workbook that contains the external cell reference(s). You will see a Message box asking whether to update ... (view more)

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