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Fri
22
Jan
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How to: Archive Web Pages as PDF, View Offline Later

Infopackets Reader Phil S. writes: " Dear Dennis, I often view web pages online the Internet that I want to archive into PDF (portable document format), so that I can view them later. I am using Windows 10, and normally I use Firefox as my browser. ... However, when I save the the web pages for archiving, they always open up in Edge. If I transfer the pages to thumb drive for viewing on a different computer (not using Edge), then the web pages won't load properly. Is there a way to get the computer to save offline web pages without using Edge? My preference of course would be to view the ... (view more)

Mon
26
Nov
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Ashampoo Burning Studio 12 Review

News Flash May 7, 2013: Spring has sprung, and here at Infopackets we're cleaning up on some great savings. Act now and save a sizzling 40% to 70% off Ashampoo's flagship software, Burning Studio 12 -- both full and upgrade versions! The offer is ... good only until May 22, 2013, so don't delay. To help you decide, we've compiled a full review of Burning Studio 12, with links to this great discount offer you'll find at the bottom of the page . Don't forget: proceeds if this sale support our website, staff, and writers. We appreciate your support! Confusion Now Eliminated; Burning Discs Made Easy ... (view more)

Thu
26
Jan
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'SZ Port Scan 1.28', and 'Print My Fonts 1.0'

SZ Port Scan 1.28 With SZ Port Scan you can retrieve information for all of the active devices on your network. This allows you to discover, for example, your computer's IP address and the available services for each of your network devices. You can ... even run a test to check your Internet connection's actual speed, which may not be as fast as you are paying for. http://thesz.diecru.eu Print My Fonts 1.0 To find out what fonts are stored on your computer, and to find the right one for any task at hand, try PrintMyFonts by Stefan Trost Media. With this tool, you can list all of your installed ... (view more)

Wed
06
Jan
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'Print What You Like', and 'FloatLED'

Print What You Like Tired of printing web pages only to find your printout is full of ads, empty space and other junk you don't want? PrintWhatYouLike is a free online editor that lets you format any web page for printing in seconds. ... http://www.printwhatyoulike.com FloatLED Got a sore, achy back? Tired of craning around to see the activity lights on your system? Use FloatLED to see hard drive activity on your screen. No more bending over to see the LEDs on the front of the machine! http://www.stone-oakvalley-studios.com Today's fresh software picks were provided courtesy of Bob Helmer at ... (view more)

Thu
19
Mar
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'Print What You Like', and 'Xtravo Explorer'

Print What You Like Tired of printing web pages only to find your printout is full of ads, empty space, and other junk you don't want? Print What You Like is a free online editor that lets you format any web page for printing in seconds. ... http:/www.printwhatyoulike.com/ Xtravo Explorer Xtravo Explorer is an alternative browser built for performance. It opens heavy websites in 10 seconds when using DSL128/kbps and a dial up connection. Now, imagine its speed if you use even a standard DSL or cable connection! http://www.jawoco.com Today's fresh software picks were provided courtesy of Bob ... (view more)

Thu
12
Feb
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Print a Calendar in MS Outlook

One of the things you can do in Microsoft Outlook is print a blank calendar. This can be useful for taking notes in a meeting or other office functions. Personally, I print a blank calendar each month for my students so they can keep track of what ... they have going on for the month. You can quickly print a blank calendar in Outlook using the steps below: Within Outlook, click the File menu, point to New, and click Folder. Type in a name for the folder. Click Calendar Items from the Folder contains list. Click Calendar under Select where to place the folder. Click OK. Highlight your new folder ... (view more)

Wed
13
Aug
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Fingerprint Technology May Have Medical Uses

CSI cast members take note, a new technology called DESI (desorption electrospray ionisation) can tell much more from fingerprints than someone's identity. The system, pioneered by chemists at Purdue University in Indiana, "involves spraying a tiny ... (0.15x0.15mm) area of a fingerprint with an electrically charged mixture of methanol and water. When these charged droplets come into contact with the surface of the print they collect any substances deposited on it, creating a thin liquid film. As more drops are sprayed on the same spot, some of this film is scattered and sucked into a mass ... (view more)

Mon
28
Jul
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Select your Own Print Area in MS Excel

Frustrated with the print area that Excel lays out for you? It can be too little or too much information right? Well I say let's make our own print area -- it's very easy to do! Yep, I thought you would like to hear that. Follow the steps below to ... learn how: Highlight the cells that you would like to print. You will now proceed to the Print dialog window by either clicking on File | Print or using the shortcut CTRL | P. Once you have accessed the Print dialog window, under Print what, you will click on Selection, which is the range of cells that you had previously highlighted. Click on OK. ... (view more)

Tue
18
Mar
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Printing Multiple Envelopes in MS Word

A reader recently wrote to me and asked me how to print multiple envelopes at one time. What he wanted to do was print a dozen or so envelopes with his return address on them so he would have them on hand. Good question! Follow the steps below to ... learn the answer: In MS Word, click on Letters and Envelopes (or click on the envelope icon on your toolbar). In the Tools menu, select Envelopes and Labels. Make certain that you are on the Envelopes tab. You will notice that there are some options that will allow you to choose Delivery Address, Return Address and Delivery Point Barcode (which I ... (view more)

Thu
23
Aug
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Desktop Faxing in MS Word 2007 Using your Modem

Philip recently wrote to inquire: I would like to ask if it is possible to still send a fax through MS Word 2007 without actually having to connect to the Internet because since I upgraded to MS Office 2007, the option that used to allow me to send ... faxes through Word 2003 is no longer available. I hope you can help. My Reply: You can easily send faxes from your computer instead of a stand-alone fax machine and you can indeed send a fax using Microsoft Word using your modem instead of the Internet Follow the steps below to fax with MS Word 2007: Open your document in MS Word. Click the Office ... (view more)

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