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Wed
24
May
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Set Margins: MS Word

The blank area around the edges of a page is the margin, and you can control how much or how little space you leave there. Of course, you can't run the text all the way from edge to edge on the page, although it would certainly save paper. Imagine ... reading a novel with no margin: even if it cost less, it wouldn't be worth the eye strain. Setting generous margins is a great way to make a document easy on the eyes when reading. Typical business letters allow for at least an inch on all sides, and newsletters require as little as 0.25 inch because they divide the page into smaller elements. In ... (view more)

Tue
16
May
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Internet Explorer 7: Is It Worth It?

After all the warnings and horror stories I've heard about problems with the beta versions of Internet Explorer 7 ("IE7"), it took a little courage for me to try it out. So far, I haven't seen any ill effects from installing IE7 beta, but was it ... worth the download? Short answer: No! Long answer below. ;-) Internet Explorer 7 Beta: Installation I downloaded the 12mb IE7 beta installer from Microsoft and fired it up. Not surprisingly, the first thing the installer wanted to do was to scan my PC to make sure I was running a legitimate copy of MS Windows. Since this wasn't an issue for ... (view more)

Wed
08
Mar
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Windows Lives beyond Your Computer in 'Web 2.0'

The world of 'the Internet' versus 'computer users' (realized as separate entities) is amazing, but I've found that attitudes on both sides tend to polarize folks. For example, you have The Browser Wars: Internet Explorer vs Netscape with Firefox as ... the latest Mozilla contender and Opera watching from the wings with an aloof cultured shrug; or The Operating System Wars: Apple vs PCs (IBM and clones), Windows vs Linux (pick your distro); add to this, GTalk, MSN Messenger, Yahoo Messenger, AIM, Trillian ... and your head starts to get dizzy. From my seat over here in the Old Newbie corner, I ... (view more)

Wed
01
Mar
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Alert: eBay and SquareTrade scam, Part 4

Are you being scammed? Need to know the definitive answer right now? Rest assured, the answer lies on this page. Please read the below article carefully. Please also note that I will NOT answer personal questions pertaining to scams because I have ... yet to encounter a question which has not already been answered on this page. Thank you for your understanding. You are, however, more than welcome to email me if you found this page helpful. ;-) -- Infopackets Reader John Doe writes: " Dear Dennis, I found your web site through Google when searching for eBay and SquareTrade. Question: we are ... (view more)

Fri
06
Jan
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Print Designer Gold v8 Review

Synopsis: Label Software, Business Card Software and more -- all with one program! With Print Designer Gold v8, you can create Business Cards, Mailing Labels, Envelopes, Post Cards, CD Labels, DVD Labels, Signs and more. Business users will love ... Print Designer for creating great looking business cards, mailing labels, envelopes, post cards, promotional mailers and more from your existing databases. And Home Users will love Print Designer Gold for labeling CD and DVD and collections, create personalized address labels, custom envelopes, custom post cards, invitations, and much, much more! ... (view more)

Thu
15
Dec
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DeltaSpy Review

Synopsis: Are you an information freak? Do you visit your favorite websites 2, 3, 4, or more times a day eagerly waiting for news and other updates to appear? Keeping an eye on a list of your favorite sites can not only be time consuming, but also ... confusing (and frustrating)! If this sounds all too familiar, then you should give DeltaSpy a try. With DeltaSpy, you can monitor your favorite websites and be notified only when there is new content available. And best of all: when you visit the web site using DeltaSpy's built in web browser, the new information is highlighted so you don't waste ... (view more)

Wed
14
Dec
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Acoustica Spin It Again Review

Synopsis: Got any 'oldies but goodies' stored away on records and tapes? Wish you could port those precious memories over to a more robust medium, like CD or iPod (MP3 player)? With Acoustica Spin It Again -- you can! Dust off your old 33's and ... 45's, because Spin It Again can rip through your old vinyl records and cassettes and convert them to CD or MP3 format in no time flat! Not only can Spin It Again split an entire album recording into individual tracks automatically, but it can also clean the sound by getting rid of click and pop record noise, and by removing the hiss and hum off old ... (view more)

Wed
07
Dec
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Reindeer Reels (Slot Simulator) Review

Synopsis: Just in time for the Holiday Season! Reindeer Reels is a 5 reel, 20 pay line slot simulation machine game that works just like a real slot machines -- except you can't win any real money (too bad)! Nonetheless, Reindeer Reels was created ... especially for the Christmas Season and features very-nicely detailed graphics that will help put you in that "Holiday Spirit". If you're an avid gambler and you like to play the "pokies" -- you'll love Reindeer Reels! Reindeer Reels: Screenshots Click to view: Page 1 | Page 2 | Page 3 | Page 4. Reindeer Reels: How to Play To play, first add some ... (view more)

Wed
30
Nov
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PaintBuster Review

Synopsis: Looking for an innovative and easy-to-use alternative to MS Paint to manage your photos? Look no further -- Paintbuster is an award-winning all-in-one solution that makes editing photos both fun and easy! With PaintBuster's innovative and ... handy set of tools, you can: remove blemishes, whiten teeth, brush on a suntan, remove wrinkles, repair or restore old photos, remove red-eye, easily cut-and-paste people from one photo to the next ... and much, much more! Paintbuster is so enjoyable to use that you'll just have to try it for yourself! PaintBuster: Screenshots Click to view: Page 1 ... (view more)

Fri
25
Nov
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Password Saver Review

Synopsis: Password Saver is a powerful, feature-rich solution for storing all your password information in a secure, centralized database on your hard drive. It uses industrial strength 256-bit encryption to keep your passwords secure, while ... providing an easy-to-use interface for organizing, adding and editing your password records. Password Saver provides many pre-defined templates for commonly used records such as web site and email accounts, so you can get started adding data right away. Password Saver's advanced import/export features also let you share passwords with co-workers and ... (view more)

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