Friday, March 31, 2017

Command Line

Control Line

"The Windows command line is a mainstay for systems administrators and power users but is relatively unknown to many PC users. The purpose of this site is to make the power and utility of the command line more familiar to a wider community of computer users. Also under-appreciated are the related resources of batch files and scripts and these will be discussed as well."

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Thursday, March 30, 2017

Sound Throughout


You can set up sound to run throughout your show, music or narration.
(Included on this link is a list of free music locations)

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Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Signature Tutorial

Sign it

"Create your own signatures using text, hyperlinks, pictures, or even an Electronic Business Card.
Use your signature in every message or just when you want to.
Create different signatures for your different roles or e-mail accounts and switch between them to suit your needs."

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Tuesday, March 28, 2017

CSS Basics


Cascading Style Sheets can help to unify site design.
Here are some tips:

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Monday, March 27, 2017

Stacked Columns

On on another

Instructions how to put one column on top of another in a chart.

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Sunday, March 26, 2017

Open with Google

And you want to do this why?

"Google has added the functionality to make its office apps (Docs and Spreadsheets) the default application to open word documents and spreadsheet files, either for files downloaded from the Internet or local files on your computer, or both."

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Saturday, March 25, 2017

Animated Forms

Add action

"Publishing your Access forms on the Web? Add some fun with animated images! For example, say you want to publish a form that allows your users to enter a keyword that will search your software catalog for winter specials; to illustrate this, you’ve embedded an image of two boys hitting the a puck with their hockey sticks."

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Friday, March 24, 2017

Calculating Time

Using EditTime field

Word keeps track of the time you spend editing. You can use this to figure out how to bill your time.

Paul McFedries

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Thursday, March 23, 2017

Hints and Tips

For Windows

A number of suggestions to use with Windows.

Ramesh Srinivasan
Microsoft MVP, Windows Desktop Experience

Ramesh's Site

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Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Hints and Tips

more ideas

  • Customize the Ribbon
  • New Shape Tools
  • Media Triggered Animations
  • Video across slides
  • Where did the stretch animation go?
  • Animated text in circle (2007 / 2010)

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Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Steps to Take

Keep it up

TechRepublic presents 10 things you can do to keep Outlook running.

10 Things to Do

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Monday, March 20, 2017



If you have a task with an app that you find yourself repeating, make a template.
Here are some suggestions.
Bottom line: don't do it twice if you can template it once.

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Sunday, March 19, 2017

Dynamic Charts

Keep on changing

Instructions and examples of charts that change as the data changes.

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Saturday, March 18, 2017

PPT from Access


"Create a PowerPoint slide presentation from scratch using Access data. In addition, display and control a slide show from within an Access form. Walk through the solution and explore ways to extend the sample for your own applications."

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Thursday, March 16, 2017

Speed up your Macro

Wha's a macro?

"The purpose of this column is simply to provide information to anyone interested in how to make their work life more efficient through the use of macros. When your average computer user finds out that macros are all about little bits of code, the fear in their hearts becomes palpable, all the way from here. And so today I want to ease those fears and invite those of you who've been curious about macros to take the plunge and finally learn about them."

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Countdown Timers

Please sit down

To get your audience to settle down before you start or for breaks, you can create a timer slide that counts down the seconds or minutes before you begin.
Here are step by step instructions and links to other timers.

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Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Moving Day

Transfer Outlook

A new machine and old Outlook data; how to combine the two.

Step 1: Get Files from Old Computer
Step 2: Put Files on New Computer
Step 3: Create a Profile
Step 4: More Settings
Step 5: Add Old Data File (*.PST)
Step 6: Finishing Touches
Step 7: Signatures & Stationery (and custom dictionary)

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Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Bullets and HTML

Some code

Bullets aren’t too difficult to create using HTML.







Here’s an article that goes into more detail:

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Monday, March 13, 2017

Why Pie Charts

Why Pie?

"The popularity of pie charts is a bit of a mystery. The data visualization goals of a pie chart can easily and more effectively be shown with a bar chart or even a simple table. In the worst of cases, a whole pie chart is used to show a single number."

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Sunday, March 12, 2017

Long Bets

Take a chance

The purpose of Long Bets is to improve long–term thinking. Long Bets is a public arena for enjoyably competitive predictions, of interest to society, with philanthropic money at stake. The Long Now Foundation furnishes the continuity to see even the longest bets through to public resolution. This website provides a forum for discussion about what may be learned from the bets and their eventual outcomes.
  • By 2060 the total population of humans on earth will be less than it is today.
  • By 2020, bio-terror or bio-error will lead to one million casualties in a single event.
  • By the year 2020 solar electricity will be as cheap or cheaper than that produced by fossil fuels.

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Saturday, March 11, 2017

Access Forum II

Answers and samples

"The premier Microsoft Access help forum with Visual Basic, SQL Server, Office and more! Members are able to post questions and help others with problem solutions. UtterAccess has been seen in over 160 countries, recording over 825,000,000 hits to date. Microsoft Access Tables, Queries, Forms, Reports, Pages, Macros,'ll find all the free samples and answers here!"
Utter Access

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Friday, March 10, 2017

Click and Type

Custom fields

It’s often useful to create “click-and-type” text placeholders. The idea is that you click the placeholder, and then you type the required text.

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Thursday, March 09, 2017

Simple-Safe Passwords

Memorable and protective

A new approach does away with the need for long strings of letters and numbers.

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Wednesday, March 08, 2017

How to Prepare

Steps to a show

Microsoft has provided a roadmap to building a PowerPoint presentation.

Office Microsoft

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Tuesday, March 07, 2017

Find Features

Hidden, but not forgotten

Take a look here if you can’t find your favorite feature.

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Monday, March 06, 2017

Low Down Footer

CSS code

How to create a CSS footer that remains at the bottom of the page, regardless of content.

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Sunday, March 05, 2017

Saturday, March 04, 2017


So far to go

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


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Friday, March 03, 2017

Getting Started with Access

2010, but still good

A new look and new features designed to help you get your work done more easily than ever. You'll see differences right away, starting with the Getting Started with Microsoft Office Access.

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Thursday, March 02, 2017

Limit MRU

choose a number

Click on the "Office" button (File in 2010).
Choose "PowerPoint Options".
Click the "Advanced" entry in the left column.
Under "Display" enter "0"
Click "OK"
The list will be erased. No entries will be displayed under MRU
If you go back you can re-enter a number and PP will start list files
from that point on.

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Wednesday, March 01, 2017

Second Sort

Different criteria

Add a secondary sort column to an Outlook sort.

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