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Wed
23
Jan
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Automatically Align Tables To Formatting In Page Layout: MS Word

When you have a document that contains tables and you decide to change the page setup, by default, tables will not change their width to match your formatting. For instance, say you have created a table that extends from the 1.0" page margin on the ... left to the 1.0" page margin on the right. Should you decide to change the margins to 0.5", the table moves to the left. You could try to reposition your table by clicking and dragging the table borders so they continue to extend to the right margin or you could try formatting the columns and their contents to achieve that result. ... (view more)

Mon
21
Jan
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Keep With Next: MS Word

It is very frustrating to see headings as the last line on a page, or referred to and then displayed on the following page. This can easily be prevented with one click. There are four different advanced page layout commands and you should be aware ... of how they relate to one another. Follow the steps below to learn how: In Word versions 97-2003, click on Format | Paragraph. In Word 2007 Click on ALT + H for Home and the Paragraph Group.) Click the Line and Page Breaks tab. The first four options are the ones that you should consider: Keep with next - keeps both the selected paragraph(s) and the ... (view more)

Tue
11
Dec
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Multiple Footnotes with the Same Reference in MS Word

Recently a reader wrote to me about Multiple Footnotes with the same reference. Her question was: "I know how to do footnotes ... (view more)

Fri
30
Nov
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Al Gore's Website Hit by Spammers

Talk about 'An Inconvenient Spoof'; the website for Al Gore's documentary An Inconvenient Truth has been breached by hackers. The blog page of climatecrisis.net has been altered to include links to more than eighty pages, each named after a ... different product from an online pharmacy. The products include Viagra, Vicadin and Prozac. (Source: theregister.co.uk ) The links only appear in the page's source code (which tells the computer what to display). They aren't ordinarily visible on-screen to site visitors, so it seems likely the hackers are not intending to lure people directly to their site ... (view more)

Thu
04
Oct
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'Hide Folder Hibit', and 'Page Nest'

Hide Folder Hibit Protect any folder or file by hiding, locking, encrypting or otherwise. The protected folders or files are still protected even in other computers, and you can lock files on one computer and unlock them on another. ... http://falcon-soft.com/hibit/ Page Nest Copy your favorite webpages to hard disk with PageNest. Give PageNest the address of a website and it will copy either the page, or the entire site (whichever you prefer) to your hard disk. It will create an exact copy of what you see on the internet including html, images and css. PageNest can be used to create a 'cache' of ... (view more)

Tue
25
Sep
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Share your Stuff with Google Shared Stuff

Google is showing no signs of slowing down: the web giant has just released a new service called Shared Stuff, which lets users share information like images, videos and bookmarks with their friends. The Inquirer's Martin Veitch calls it "a cross ... between a personal web page, Delicious and Digg," which he says will be surprisingly appealing. (Source: theinquirer.net ) In typical Google fashion, Shared Stuff was created to be extremely user friendly. A simple click of a button will share any webpage that you have visited. You can also enter a description and tags for each shared web page. ... (view more)

Wed
05
Sep
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Use Line Numbers When Reviewing Word Documents

Using line numbers in Word can help your readers find a particular section or paragraph. When secretaries sometimes have to do a "read against," which is when one reads a document and the other follows along with the same document to make sure that ... the two documents are the same, or when you have a business meeting and you're all grouped around the table following the reader while looking at a document, you want to be sure that you're all at the same place in the document. To make the task easier, follow the steps below: Go to File | Page Setup and click the Layout tab. Under Preview, click ... (view more)

Thu
03
May
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Set The Default Margins In Word 2007 Documents

Most folks use the same margins for all of their documents. It's just as easy to set the default margins in Word 2007 as it was in 2003. Follow the easy steps below so that you only have to set your margins once. If, for instance all of your ... documents have one-inch margins, you can set them once, and then make it the default setting for all new documents. Follow along with the easy steps below: In the ribbon, click the Page Layout tab. Click the Margins tool in the Page Setup group. Click Custom Margins. Change your right and left margins to one inch. Click the Default button. Click Yes. All ... (view more)

Wed
18
Apr
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Windows Vista: Limited IE7 Protection Mode

"Protected Mode provides the safety of a robust Internet browsing experience while helping prevent hackers from taking over the system and installing programs or deleting your information." At least, that's what the Windows Vista web site and all ... the commercials tell you. The problem is, you're not as protected as you thought you were. According to Microsoft, users with Internet Explorer 7 (IE7) in Windows Vista are better protected from malicious web exploits than users with IE7 in Windows XP -- all thanks to the introduction of Vista's Protected Mode. With Protected Mode enabled on a ... (view more)

Thu
15
Mar
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My Yahoo Start Page to Begin Beta Testing

Last Thursday, Yahoo announced a new beta version of its personalized My Yahoo start page. The launch will be gradual and will begin over the next few months. Although only a limited number of Yahoo members will be able to try out the beta version, ... these users will have access to create their personalized space by simply dragging and dropping the content they would like to include on their My Yahoo start pages. Beta testers will also have access to a pre-created My Yahoo page based on the other Yahoo services that they use. For example, members who often use Yahoo's shopping service will see ... (view more)

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