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Wed
12
Sep
Dennis Faas's picture

Clearing the Print Area in MS Excel

You have learned in the past how to set a print area within a worksheet. This area is used to define exactly what range you want to print. Sometime later, you may want to delete this print area. To clear up any confusion, I am talking about getting ... rid of the special area designation, not the information contained within that area. Follow the steps below to clear the print area: Select Print Area from the File menu. Excel displays a submenu. Select Clear Print Area from the submenu. If you are using Excel 2007, you clear the print area following the steps below: Display the Page Setup tab of ... (view more)

Tue
14
Aug
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Adding Icons to the Menu Toolbar in MS Excel

Almost 50% of the menu bar line is empty in MS Excel. You can use this real estate to add useful icons such as Page Setup, Custom Views, Macro, and whatever else you would like to add. To add icons to the menu bar follow the steps below: Launch MS ... Excel if it isn't already open. Place your cursor on one of the toolbars, right-click, and select Customize from the shortcut menu. Select the Commands tab. From Categories, select File and drag the Page Setup icon to the menu bar. Repeat step 4 for the Custom Views icon (from View) and for the Macro icon (from Built-in Menus). Click Close. These ... (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)

Wed
25
Oct
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'Move Ie 7 Classic Menu To Top', and 'Clear Focus Call Centre'

Move Ie 7 Classic Menu To Top Move IE 7 classic menu to where it belongs! Not sure anyone knows this but you can move the File, Edit, View, Favorites, Tools and Help buttons to the top of the IE7 browser with a couple of simple steps. ... http://www.dslreports.com Clear Focus Call Centre Clear Focus Call Centre is the first completely free multi-user call centre software available on the market today for Windows PC's. This is a fully functioning standalone product with no time expiry, limitations or costly licensing. Clear Focus is designed with the SME in mind and offers various deployment ... (view more)

Fri
13
Oct
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'Vista Start Menu', and 'Xp Myths'

Vista Start Menu Vista Start Menu is an alternative to the Windows XP Start menu. http://www.vistastartmenu.com/index.html Xp Myths There are numerous Myths floating around the Internet regarding Windows XP, especially relating to Optimizations and ... Security. Hopefully the information found on this site will debunk some of the myths. http://mywebpages.comcast.net/SupportCD/XPMyths.html (view more)

Tue
15
Aug
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Creating Templates: Outlook 2003

Ever get tired of sending out the same old e-mail to everyone in your department every month? Well do I have a cool tip for you! In Outlook 2003 you can create an e-mail message and save it as a template so that you can use it over and over again. ... If you use Word as your e-mail editor, you will have to disable that option. To do this, select Tools | Options and select the Mail Format tab. De-select the Use Microsoft Word to edit email messages, then click apply and OK. From the Outlook menu, select File | New, Mail Message. Complete the Subject portion of the message and type any desired text ... (view more)

Fri
30
Jun
Dennis Faas's picture

Use the Windows Classic Theme in Windows XP

You've just gotten a new computer and it's Windows XP. You're thrilled to have a new machine and an upgraded operating system -- that is, until you click on the Start button. Windows XP, has a new Start Menu and a very different layout than previous ... releases of MS Windows; luckily you can very easily switch to the Classic view that you're used to. Just follow the steps below: To change the Start menu to the Classic Start menu: In Control Panel, double-click Appearance and Themes. Click Taskbar and Start Menu. On the Start Menu tab, click Classic Start menu and then click OK. If you want the ... (view more)

Thu
08
Jun
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Copy Formatting: MS Word

After you've gone to the trouble to apply all the various formatting options to your text, you may want to reproduce specific formatting in several places in your document. For example: suppose you decide that the body of a report looks fine with an ... 11-point Courier New font, but for definition, you decide to make the headings 14-point Arial Bold Italic in blue, with a bold blue underline. It would take a lot of time to highlight each bit of text and apply all those formatting commands. Instead, you can save time by copying the format you've already applied to text. At first, you might think ... (view more)

Tue
16
May
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'Active Desktop Cookbook', and 'Remove The Explorer Menu Bar'

Active Desktop Cookbook Active Desktop. Old versions of this were a bit buggy, but it works fine under XP (and it's even enabled by default, so let's see what can be done with it). Here's the cookbook. ... http://wint.virtualplastic.net/showtweak.php?tweak_id=129 Remove The Explorer Menu Bar Removes the IE and Windows Explorer menu bar: works in Win 9x/ME/2K/XP. http://wint.virtualplastic.net/showtweak.php?tweak_id=124 (view more)

Thu
27
Apr
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Tidy Start Menu Review

Gerald from South Africa writes: " Dear Clif, I look forward to your weekly letters with great anticipation for I am always finding useful programs to experiment with and some to retain. I now have so many programs in my Start -> Programs Folder ... that there are now 3 full columns. How do I alter the columns into one long column? Also when I right click on the programs in the list I no longer get any response from the right click button so I am unable to remove those shortcuts that I no longer wish to retain. Clif's response: A freeware version of Tidy Menu comes to mind. From the web ... (view more)

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