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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)

Wed
07
Feb
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How Do I Make Page Numbers Appear as Text in MS Word?, Part 2

In response to a previous tip showing you how to make your page numbers appear as text , I received a subsequent inquiry from a reader asking: " My question is how do I get the pagination to capitalize the numbers (words)? And can I get the ... pagination to read "One of eight" for instance? Thank you in advance. " My reply: To display the page number in capitals, click inside the page number field and press SHIFT + F9 to display the field code. Add \*upper before closing the brace. The code should now look like this: {PAGE\*cardtext\*upper} Press F9 to hide the field code and update ... (view more)

Wed
31
Jan
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Use GoTo to Locate Text in a Document: MS Word

You can always use your keyboard and mouse to navigate through a long document, Word provides several handy techniques for quickly moving to a certain page, section, heading, footnote, endnote, etc. Use the Edit | GoTo command. Click the Select ... Browse Object button on the bottom of the vertical scrollbar. Display the Document Map It is very easy to lose your place when working with a long document if you're trying to find a particular item such as a name or a footnote, etc. Knowing the above techniques will help you to quickly find your place so you can spend your time concentrating on wiring ... (view more)

Tue
30
Jan
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Modify Footnotes and Endnotes In Outline View: MS Word

After a note has been created you may have a need to modify it. You don't have to repeat the Insert | Footnote command; this will only insert an additional note reference mark. Instead, avail yourself to one of the actions below to change the text: ... In Normal view, choose View | Footnotes. This opens the footnote pane, where you can make changes to the note text. In Print Layout view, scroll to view the bottom of the page. Make changes as you would any text. If your footnotes are too long to fit on the corresponding page, they will extend to the next page. To show continuation of footnotes ... (view more)

Thu
04
Jan
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Wikipedia Co-Founder Planning 'Google Killer'

"Search is part of the fundamental infrastructure of the Internet. And, it is currently broken." Those harsh words come from Wikipedia.org co-founder Jimmy Wales. (Source: wikia.com ) Wikipedia, a free online encyclopedia, has quickly become a bona ... fide Internet sensation. Now Jimmy Wales wants to expand his horizons and challenge the big boys. And they don't come any bigger than Google! Wales has announced plans to create a search engine of his own. The project -- which is called Search Wikia -- is already being dubbed a "Google Killer." But don't hold your breath just yet. "We're not ... (view more)

Wed
15
Nov
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Use Advanced Text Alignment Feature with Graphics: MS Word

After you've changed a picture into a floating object, you can further control how the text flows in relation to the picture. You can edit the wrap points to control how close the text wraps next to the picture. To do so: Click to select the ... picture. Click the Text Wrapping button and choose Edit Wrap Points. The picture is then surrounded with a red dashed outline with small black handles at each angle. To move the wrap point, click and drag it. To add a new wrap point, click anywhere on the red dashed line and drag. The text wrapping changes immediately. Click outside the picture to get rid ... (view more)

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