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Thu
03
Jan
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Windows 8: Fix Incorrect System Time

Joe in Arizona, for many years a subscriber to Infopackets, recently sent us this question about Windows 8: "Hi there, I recently signed on to my Windows 8 computer and found the system time to be off by an hour. I'm based in Arizona, where we use ... Mountain Time but not daylight saving time. How can I get my system to properly update the time? Thanks for your help, Joe G." My Response: Thanks for bringing this issue to our attention, Joe. It turns out many users are having much the same kind of problem. Synchronizing with a Time Server Windows 8 is set up to get its time from an Internet- ... (view more)

Fri
28
Dec
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Windows 8: How to Move Files From a Windows 7 PC

This question recently came to us from several readers, including one in Colorado: "Hello Infopackets team, I recently purchased a Windows 8 PC and want to move my files from my old computer -- a Windows 7 machine -- to the new one. Since you seem ... to know so much about Windows, I thought I'd ask you for the best way to do that. Thanks very much, Mona S." My Response: When buying a new PC, transferring files from our old computer is one of the first things we think to do. Thankfully, the process has now become really straightforward. Using Windows Easy Transfer Begin by going to the desktop on ... (view more)

Wed
25
Apr
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Ashampoo Burning Studio 11 Review

Note from Dennis: The newest version of the most popular CD, DVD and Blu-ray disc burning or writing software is now available! At the end of the review, we're offering an amazing 40-80% discount for Infopackets readers (offer expires Aug 20 @ ... 11:59PM EST). If you already own an older version of Burning Studio and want to purchase version 11 at a discount, you can click here to go straight to the offer . Otherwise, continue reading below. -- Are you confused by the complexities of creating a CD, DVD or Blu-ray on your computer or laptop? Do you wish you just could tell the computer what you ... (view more)

Thu
15
Oct
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Insert Rows and Columns in MS Word Tables

A reader recently wrote: " [In regard to the article ' Insert Rows and Columns in Tables in MS Word '] ... your article forgets to mention that one must right-click on a cell above or below where the inserted row is to go. There is no Table | Insert ... menu item in Word 2007. I appreciate what you are doing at this site but this article was confusing because of the omission." My response: I do apologize if you were confused by my article. You are quite correct; I did not mention that you could right-click on a row above or below to insert a row. Note that I said "could" and not "must." ... (view more)

Wed
14
Oct
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Ashampoo Burning Studio 9 Review

Update 2011/06/16: We've managed to finagle yet another amazing deal for our readers! Act now and save a whopping 60% off Ashampoo Burning Studio 9 until June 28, 2011 (regular price $39.99 now only $15.99) -- proceeds support our website. This ... fabulous program is used to make CD, DVDs and Blu-Ray discs using your PC and is especially GREAT for beginners / intermediate computer users because it's SUPER EASY to use. A full 30 day money back guarantee is offered if you're not completely delighted! The full review of Burning Studio 9 is below. Details and link to discount offer are at the bottom ... (view more)

Mon
31
Aug
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'Vista Services Optimizer', and 'Search Select'

Vista Services Optimizer By default, Windows Vista (out of the box) runs very slow on a new PC. To optimize Vista, you can disable unwanted Windows Vista services, reduce CPU usage and save system memory using Vista Services Optimizer. ... http://smartpcutilities.com Search Select Select text in a document or website and then search for it with favorite search engine using CTRL + SHIFT + C. No more having to copy the text, open a web browser, go to Google (or similar), paste text into search box, and hit enter. Just highlight and press a key combo. Easy! Switch search engines with a click of the ... (view more)

Mon
20
Jul
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Hiding Text in MS Word Documents

There may be times when you would like to share most of a document, but not all of it. There are many different reasons why you might like to do this, such as hiding the technology jargon in a software rollout document being sent to customers. You ... might like to include the technology jargon in the document that is being sent to the customer's IT department, but you do not want to overwhelm your customer with too much technical detail. Fortunately, you can accomplish this task in MS Word rather easily. Follow the steps below to learn how: Select the text in your document that you would like to ... (view more)

Tue
07
Apr
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Hide a Table Grid in MS Word

This is so simple you will wish that you had thought of it first! For whatever reason, sometime you may want to hide the table grid in your document from prying eyes. Follow the steps below to learn how: Select your table. Right-click and select ... Borders and Shading. Select None. You can also change the borders on the Design tab in Table Tools if you are using MS Word 2007. When you become a member at CarolsCornerOffice.com, you have access to this and many, many more articles that include screenshots. Don't delay: visit us today! (view more)

Mon
09
Feb
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You Can Have a List of your Favorite Styles in MS Word

You may have MS Word so customized that you only use a limited number of styles in your documents. If that is the case, wouldn't it be nice if you didn't have to scroll through all the styles associated with your Word document? The good news is that ... you don't have to do all that scrolling if you don't want to. You can limit the Style list to only those styles that you use on a day to day basis. Follow the steps below to find out how: Click on View | Task Pane (or use the quick key CTRL + F1). Use the drop-down arrow and select Styles And Formatting. Click the drop-down arrow in the Show area ... (view more)

Fri
30
Jan
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Find and Replace Across All Pages In MS Excel

There will always be a time when you need to do a find and replace on every spreadsheet in your MS Excel Workbook. Of course, you could do each find and replace separately but we all know I don't roll that way. I love to save time and keystrokes! So ... follow the steps below to learn how: Right click on a sheet tab and select Select All Sheets. Select Edit | Find, or click CTRL + F. Enter the term for which you would like to search. Click the Find Next button. In versions 97 and earlier you can only search a single spreadsheet. When you become a member at CarolsCornerOffice.com, you have access ... (view more)

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