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05
Oct
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Redesigned Google Reader: Very Cool

Late last week, Google released a significantly redesigned version of its RSS Reader, aptly named "Google Reader." The new design improves Google's previous Reader, which was criticized for its unconventional format and instability when it was ... introduced last October. (Source: eweek.com) What is an RSS Reader? Google is promoting it's newly revamped product as "your inbox for the web," which is a great way to think about how an RSS (Rich Site Summary) reader works. An RSS Reader is, quite simply, a software application or a hosted service that collects syndicated content (such as news content ... (view more)

Fri
22
Sep
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View All Data in Worksheet: MS Excel

An Excel worksheet is packed with hundreds, and sometimes thousands, of cells containing data. You can either view the complete data region (the area where you have input data) in the worksheet, or magnify / reduce the selected data region to the ... size of the window using the following method: Select the current region. Press Ctrl + *. Choose View | Zoom. Select Fit selection. Click OK. Increase the amount of data that appears in the window by hiding window elements such as the sheet tabs, toolbars, formula bar and status bar. Choose Tools | Options. Select the View tab. Clear the check boxes ... (view more)

Fri
22
Sep
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Working with Margins: MS Word

Creating a document is as easy as starting Word and typing text. If you choose, you can work with Word's default settings. However, many documents require different layouts. It's important to know how to change the settings so that you can change ... the way the text looks on the page. If you haven't changed the settings in your Normal template, you'll find the defaults (in the U.S. version of Word) to include top and bottom margins set to 1 inch, left and right margins at 1.25 inches, header and footer margins at .5 inches, gutter position left, paper size is 8.5X11 inches, portrait page ... (view more)

Wed
13
Sep
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Viewing Section Breaks MS Word

Like page breaks, section breaks are best viewed in Normal or Outline view, where they are always visible. In Print Layout View, section breaks are visible only if your Show/Hide button is enabled. (Your Show/Hide button looks like a paragraph ... symbol and when it's activated you are able to see all non-printing characters). Deleting Section Breaks Section breaks can be deleted if necessary, but proceed with caution. When you delete a section break, you delete all the section-level formatting of the section above it. To delete a section break: Switch to Normal view, if necessary. Click directly ... (view more)

Wed
23
Aug
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Google Music Trends Track Music Habits

Google has introduced a new program for Google Talk users that tracks their music listening habits and posts the results online for others to view. Activating Google Music Trends To activate Google Music Trends, users must have a gmail account and ... Google Talk, the search giant's one-year-old instant messaging program. The option for Google to track your music likes is voluntary, and to participate you must check the Google Music Trends option in the Google Talk settings menu. How does it work? Google Music Trends tracks your music preferences by registering each song you listen to via Google ... (view more)

Sun
13
Aug
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View All Data in a Worksheet: MS Excel

An Excel worksheet is packed with hundreds or thousands of cells containing data. You can either view the complete data region in the worksheet or magnify or reduce the selected data region to the size of the window. Follow the steps below: Select ... the current region an press CTRL + *. Choose View | Zoom. Select Fit selection. Click OK. You can increase the amount of data that appears in the window by hiding window elements such as the sheet tabs, toolbars, formula bar and status bar. Choose Tools | Options. Select the View tab. Clear the check boxes for Row ... (view more)

Wed
26
Jul
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Change Image Control Settings: MS Word

When you have a picture selected, you can use buttons on the Picture toolbar to change it from color to black and white and adjust the contrast and brightness. Click the Image Control button and choose Grayscale, Black ... (view more)

Wed
14
Jun
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Create and Modify Headers and Footers: MS Word

When you want the same text (such as a title) to appear on the top of every page, you are creating a header. On the other hand, text that appears on the bottom of every page is called a footer. Both headers and footers appear within the page margins ... and are unaffected by adding and deleting text in the document. You can set the measurement for headers and footers in the Margins tab of the Page Setup dialog box. Longer documents often must have certain text on every page, such as chapter titles, author names, dates, file names, or page numbers. You wouldn't want to have to type the text at the ... (view more)

Fri
05
May
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Reading Layout View: MS Word 2003

Many times I receive articles and documents via e-mail and I have resorted to printing them so that they were easier for me to read. In Word 2003, this task has been significantly enhanced with a new Reading Layout Mode, which provides handy single ... and multiple page layouts for reading and editing documents. If you are opening a document primarily to read it, reading layout view optimizes the reading experience. Reading Layout view hides all toolbars except for the Reading Layout and Reviewing toolbars. To switch on Reading Layout view, click the Read button on the Standard toolbar. The ... (view more)

Wed
04
Jan
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Say the Time v7.0 Review

Synopsis: Get organized the fun and easy way! Say the Time will keep you on schedule by automatically announcing the date, time or both at specified intervals using a pleasant male or female voice. With Say the Time, you can: keep track of important ... time commitments with fully-customizable appointment reminders; transform your boring taskbar time display into a colorful clock that can display both the date and the time; view the time in different parts of the world... and so much more! Truly a very cool application (Dennis gives it 2 thumbs up)! Say the Time v7.0: Screenshots Click to view: ... (view more)

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