Friday, December 09, 2016

Multiple-Choice Template

A, B, or C

A template for creating a test paper.
Multiple-choice test or survey kit:

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Thursday, December 08, 2016

Tipsy Windows

More suggestions

A lot of XP stuff, but many suggestions that are still useful.

Marvs Windows Tips

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Wednesday, December 07, 2016

No Seeum Buttons

Invisible clicks

How to place spots on your slide that initiate actions when clicked, but are otherwise invisible.

Create invisible buttons

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Tuesday, December 06, 2016

Basic Outlook

Good tutorial

  • Basic principles of good time management
  • Folders
  • Rules
  • Notifications
  • Categories
  • Daily review: Managing your time and your tasks
  • Find that message: Searching effectively
  • Calendars and meetings
  • Contacts
Best Practices for Microsoft Outlook

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Monday, December 05, 2016

Flight Status

Where da plane?

An easy way to find out whether Aunt Mable's plane is on time is to type the airline name and number into Google (or Bing).

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Sunday, December 04, 2016


Process and sample

The need to create a graphic view of a timeline can occur often.

Here are the instructions:

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Saturday, December 03, 2016

More Controls

Proximity Functions

"Proximity Functions" is a set of MS Access modules, forms and controls that you can use to easily add professional functionality to your MS Access application without programming. By simply importing a few modules, then copying and pasting one control next to a text control on your form you can add Windows-standard file open/save dialogs, folder browse dialogs, color selection dialogs, a fantastic calendar date picker dialog, and more.

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Friday, December 02, 2016

Ribbon Reasoning

What it's all about

Users opened Office 2007-10 and were shocked by the
transformation that was the Ribbon User Interface.
Here's a collection of how to's and why's by Patrick Schmid.
The Office UI Bible

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Thursday, December 01, 2016

PPT Suggestions

Many how tos

  • Sound Solution: Playing Music on HTML Presentations
  • Creating Depth within a Slide Presentation
  • Creating & Running an Opening Loop
  • Using PowerPoint in Dual Monitor/Projector
  • Boom - Blowing things up
  • Black and White Printing Solution
  • PowerPoint Animations: Starting Things Going
  • Making and Preserving a Second Master
  • Find fabulous fonts to dress up your deck
  • Ten PowerPoint FAQ Entries You Don't Know You Need to Read

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Wednesday, November 30, 2016

No Friend


Here's a suspected social network SPAM email you might have received.

Don't click Yes, don't click No.
Just ignore.

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Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Search Google

Top 10

Tip #1 Fine-Tune Your Query with More Keywords
Tip #2 Search for Either One Word or Another
Tip #3 Include Stop Words
Tip #4 Exclude Irrelevant Words
Tip #5 Search for Similar Words
Tip #6 Search for Similar Pages
Tip #7 Search for exact Phrase
Tip #8 Use Google's Advanced Search Page
Tip #9 Search within Your Search Results
Tip #10 Search Google's Other Sites

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Monday, November 28, 2016

Is it Christmas Yet?

Ideas to consider

All right, when this was posted, November was just put to bed. Still if you are going to do something for the holidays, you might want to start now. has a good selection of suggestions, tutorials, and links the will help you decorate your site. Elves are extra.

37signals is here to help. In these pages you'll find dozens of ideas for improving the holiday customer experience at your site. Each idea is accompanied by examples taken from top retail sites (we've visited hundreds of sites over the past two holiday seasons seeking smart techniques).

Is your Site Ready?

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Sunday, November 27, 2016

Spreadsheets for Schools

Classroom samples

"The purpose of LT Technologies, Inc. is to link technology with teaching in order to maximize student achievement in the classroom."

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Saturday, November 26, 2016

Picture Contols

How to

Pictures can add interest and understanding to Forms and Reports.
This article covers the pertinent details you'll need to know.

Use images in your Access forms, reports, and controls

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Friday, November 25, 2016

Long Bar

So far to go

Here's how to inset an overbar or macron, Ā, in Word.


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Thursday, November 24, 2016

Cap on

A note

Here's how to have Windows notify you if the Cap Lock key is struck.

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Wednesday, November 23, 2016

PPT Blog

Neat site

Tony Ramos has a neat presentation, PowerPoint blog.
He recently featured this PPT clip:

It's Hard to Believe This is PowerPoint

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Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Stuck Attachment

When it has to go through

What to do when attachments won't get through.
By David Gewirtz


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Monday, November 21, 2016

Wireless Security Myths

How to

A bit techy, but it may come in handy

The six dumbest ways to secure a wireless LAN:
George Ou

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Sunday, November 20, 2016

Free Stuff

Sound bites and more

This is a collection of historical material including Edward R Murrow’s response to Joseph McCarthy.

Edward R Murrow


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Saturday, November 19, 2016

Friday, November 18, 2016

Deletion Warning


After a while, the warning that a record will be deleted becomes routine.
Here’s the code to create your own notice:

  1. Open the database, and click Macros under Objects.
  2. Click New.
  3. Right-click the macro title bar and select Conditions. (In Access 2002+, click the Conditions button in the Macro toolbar.)
  4. Click in the first Conditions cell and enter the following:
    MsgBox("Do you really want to delete the record?"273,"Delete")<>1
  5. Click in the Action cell and enter CancelEvent.
  6. Click in the next Condition cell.
  7. Enter an ellipsis (...).
  8. Press [Tab].
  9. Enter StopMacro.
  10. Click in the next Action cell.
  11. Enter Keystrokes.
  12. Under Action Arguments, click in the Keystrokes box and click [Enter].
  13. Close and save the macro as ConfirmDelete.
  14. Open the form in design view, then right-click the form and select Properties.
  15. On the Event tab, click in the On Delete property box and select ConfirmDelete
Create a new warning for Access record deletion

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Thursday, November 17, 2016

Auto Backup

Beep, beep

Automatically creates backups on every save.

AutoHistory: Every time you save your document (and something has changed), a backup (of the history) is created.


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Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Stop Logging In

Just stop

If you work in a secure environment, you can stop Windows from asking for your password.

Stop Asking

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Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Launch Apps on Slide Click

Simple VBA

". . . did you know that when you set a shape's action setting to launch a program, you can pass command line switches to that program?"

Launching Other Applications with Command Line Switches

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Monday, November 14, 2016

Direct Replies To

Someone else

Instructions about how to send out a message, but have the responses go to somebody else to answer.

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Sunday, November 13, 2016

Head Blog

How to

Some instructions about how to make a header for a Blog or web page.
It talks about Photoshop, but other editors can do the same thing.

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Saturday, November 12, 2016

Short Menu Change

In context

Right clicking an object can display a shortcut menu.
Here are some instructions about how to write a macro that will edit that menu.

Right Click

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Friday, November 11, 2016

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Database Phobia

Fear of the unknown

What's a database? What's Access? What's what.
A basic description and explanation.
Access Basics

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Wednesday, November 09, 2016


Citations, Bibliographies, Equations, References

When putting together a research paper, one is expected to quote authorities.
Word can make it possible:

Final Paper Time

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