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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)

Tue
08
May
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Ashampoo Burning Studio 7 Review

I've got some *very* exciting news to share today! The folks over at Ashampoo sent me a friendly email today to announce that the beta version of Ashampoo Burning Studio 7 -- their flagship, simple-to-use, feature rich CD / DVD recording program -- ... has now been released! Well, that may not sound too exciting, but read on -- because you won't want to miss this one! Ashampoo: Deal of the Century In order to celebrate the release of their flagship product, the company is offering an extremely generous discount of over 25% off Ashampoo Burning Studio 7 -- but only if you order Burning Studio 7 by ... (view more)

Fri
04
May
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Embedding a Font in a PowerPoint Presentation: MS PowerPoint

To ensure that the formatting of your slides remains static when a presentation is opened by someone else, you should stay with the default fonts that ship with Windows. It is not guaranteed, but usually it is safe to use Arial or Times New Roman ... fonts. Having said that, your presentation stands out from the mundane when you use different fonts. Using one or two different fonts within your presentation makes it more interesting. The only drawback to that is that if your audience doesn't have the fonts that you used installed their system, then PowerPoint will select a font substitution and it ... (view more)

Fri
27
Apr
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Ashampoo Burning Studio 7: Free Beta Download!

I've got some *very* exciting news to share today! The folks over at Ashampoo sent me a friendly email today to announce that the beta version of Ashampoo Burning Studio 7 -- their flagship, simple-to-use, feature rich CD / DVD recording program -- ... is near completion. The final version will be available May 7th, 2007. Well, that may not sound too exciting, but read on -- because you won't want to miss this one! Ashampoo: Deal of the Century In order to celebrate the release of their flagship product, the company is offering a massive and extremely generous discount of over 50% off Ashampoo ... (view more)

Thu
19
Apr
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'File Menu Tools', and 'Synergy'

File Menu Tools File Menu Tools allows you to customize the context menu of the Windows Explorer. Features include: adding built-in utilities in order to do operations over files and folders; adding customized commands which run external ... applications; copying/moving to a specific folder or delete specific file types; configuring the SendTo submenu, and enable/disable commands added by other applications to the context menu. http://www.lopesoft.com/en/fmtools/info.html Synergy Synergy lets you easily share a single mouse and keyboard between multiple computers with different operating systems ... (view more)

Tue
03
Apr
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'File Savvy', and 'Restart'

File Savvy FileSavvy provides a graphical way to automate common file management tasks. If you are tired of repetitive jobs like backing up, preparing files for development builds, gathering files for distribution or any other complex, yet ... reproducible set of file management, then FileSavvy may just make your life a little bit easier. http://www.fungusware.com/ Restart Restart is a system utility for advanced users with more than one operating system installed on their machine. The program installs an icon in the notification area, and with a single click the computer, will shutdown and ... (view more)

Fri
16
Feb
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'Disk Redactor', and 'Anti-Virus Test File'

Disk Redactor Disk Redactor is a WIPE utility that lets you securely erase any old (deleted) files and prevent them from being recovered. All your private sensitive insecurely erased information will be wiped from free unused space on your drives to ... ensure complete data destruction. This is necessary because when you delete a file, it is not gone forever, and any file removed from the Recycle Bin can be easily recovered! The Windows delete function does not clear the space where the deleted file has been located but only marks an entry in the directory (folder) as deleted. All data and ... (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)

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