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Tue
15
May
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Use Word 2007's Options To Change Your Default Document Folder

Each time you save a Word 2007 file, it winds up in the My Documents folder. I will tell you how to change your default document folder for Word 2007 files. In Windows, all your Word documents save to the My Documents folder by default. However, you ... may require that you save your documents to a folder on a network server. Rather than navigating to the network server every time you need to save a file, you can change the default so your Word 2007 files automatically save to the correct folder. Follow the steps below: Click the Office button. Click the Word Options button. Click Save. Under ... (view more)

Fri
17
Nov
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Modify Text Boxes: MS Word

Text boxes are similar to pictures, but some methods of modifying them are unique. To move the text box, drag it's border. To resize the text box, drag the sizing handles. To delete a text box, click its border so that the insertion point is no ... longer blinking inside it. Then press Delete or Backspace or right-click on it and select Cut. To change the wrapping style and other properties of the box, use one of these methods to access the Format Text Box dialog box: Choose Format | Text box, double-click the border, or right-click the corner and choose Format Text Box from the shortcut menu. ... (view more)

Tue
08
Aug
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Time: MS Excel

There are several different methods of entering time into a cell. Take a look below to see them. After you've read all about it, open MS Excel and take them for a test drive. I find that if I use a function I'm more likely to remember it the next ... time I need it. To enter the current time into a cell you can use a keyboard shortcut: Select a cell and press CTRL + Shift + ; To enter the current time into a cell by using a formula that returns the current date and time: Enter the formula: =NOW () To get a formula that calculates the current time, change the format of the cell containing the NOW ... (view more)

Thu
29
Jun
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Modify a Picture: MS Word

When you've inserted a picture in MS Word, the first thing you notice is where it's located and how large it is. You can modify the picture to fit your needs. Some of the ways you can change a picture include those outlined below: Size the picture ... (larger or smaller). Crop, or trim off, one or more edges. Change it to black and white or grayscale (shades of gray) instead of color. Increase or reduce contrast and brightness, just like a television screen. The first step in modifying is to click the picture to select it. When you do this, sizing handles appear at each corner and edge of the ... (view more)

Fri
16
Jun
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Adding Special Symbols to the Number Format: MS Excel

You can add special symbols to the number format in Excel, such as symbols that are not included in the currency or accounting formats. The "CHAR" formula displays the symbol; to add a symbol to the new format you create, copy the symbol to the Type ... box. For example, to create a format with the Euro symbol: Enter the formula =CHAR(128) in the cell. Press F2 and F9 to delete the formula and leave the value in the cell. In the Formula bar, select the € symbol, and press Ctrl+C (copy). Select another cell. Press Ctrl+1. Select the Number tab, and choose Custom. In the Type box, press ...<a href="/news/1242/adding-special-symbols-number-format-ms-excel" class="more-link">view more

Thu
23
Mar
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Display Number Values Greater Than 12 Digits: MS Excel

By default, MS Excel will display large numbers in cells using the scientific notation format. For example, if you were to place the number "1231231231234" into a cell, the resulting display would be "1.23123E+12" as soon as the Enter key was ... pressed. Even if you increased the cell width to accommodate 12 characters, Excel will still display the number in scientific notation. Thankfully, there's a way to display numbers in a format other than scientific notation! The trick is to reformat the cell properties. Here's how to do it: Select the cells that will hold the larger ... (view more)

Wed
28
Dec
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AudiMovie Review

Synopsis: Extract audio from DVD, VCD, SVCD, or MPEG movies and save them into .WAV or .MP3 format for portable audio on the go! With AudiMovie, you can select audio quality and volume, audio language stream/track, Dolby Surround/AC3/DTS, PAL/NTSC, ... and customization of output audio resolution -- and then burn straight to CD! AudiMovie uses the latest video technology and is optimized for Intel and AMD processors. Default settings are provided for beginner users, so ripping the audio from your first movie is a snap! AudiMovie: Screenshots Click to view: Page 1. AudiMovie: Features Drilldown ... (view more)

Wed
21
Dec
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Mp3

MP3 is a popular digital audio encoding and lossy compression format invented and standardized in 1991 by a team of engineers working in the framework of the ISO/IEC MPEG audio committee under the chairmanship of Professor Hans Musmann (University ... of Hannover - Germany). MP3 was designed to greatly reduce the amount of data required to represent audio, yet still sound like a faithful reproduction of the original uncompressed audio to most listeners. In popular usage, MP3 also refers to files of sound or music recordings stored in the MP3 format on computers. MP3: Overview In the simplest ... (view more)

Tue
18
Oct
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Play .JPG on DVD (Picture / Photo CD)?

Infopackets Reader Martinez 'Purity3' writes: " Dear Dennis, My DVD player is supposed to be able to view JPG picture files on CD. I recently made my own picture CD and put it in the DVD player, but the player reports an error message and refuses to ... display any images. What am I doing wrong? The DVD manual says it plays 'JPEG picture files that conform to ISO9660 Level 1/Level 2 standards, and the extended media format, Joilet.' I'm not sure what that means?! Any suggestions you can provide to help me get this .JPG picture CD working with my DVD would be greatly appreciated! " My ... (view more)

Thu
29
Sep
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File Audio Processor Review

Synopsis: Don't let the name fool you -- File Audio Processor is an award winning, extremely powerful all-in-one multimedia solution that does just about anything and everything related to multimedia file management, editing and viewing. Now that's ... a mouthful! In addition to its powerful audio processing capabilities, File Audio Processor can view video, pictures, rename files, edit MP3 tags, grab audio from CDs, write CDs and DVDs, convert audio files, edit and record audio files, manage playlists, zip files, and much, much more! There's so many convenient features of File Audio Processor, ... (view more)

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