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    • #3047361

      EXCEL Lotus 1-2-3? Excel! You could tell when L…

      by dklippert ·

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      EXCEL
      Lotus 1-2-3?
      Excel!
      You could tell when Lotus was being taught by the instructor’s chants of the multiple keystrokes. “Slash, F, Down arrow, Return, Slash, . . .”
      “Another feature that illustrates 1-2-3’s human-engineering design is its jargon-free prompts, explanatory messages, and fail-safe mechanisms. Suppose I want to delete a spreadsheet file. When I type “/F”, I get a menu of

    • #3047362

      WINDOWS Service Definitions A primer “What are se…

      by dklippert ·

      In reply to Unofficial Microsoft Office Stuff

      WINDOWS
      Service Definitions
      A primer
      “What are services? By definition, it’s a program that runs invisibly in the background. But can’t the same thing be said for a number of programs that run in the background such as anti-virus programs? Yes, but the real difference is that services load and start running whether or not anyone logs into the computer, unlike a program that is launched from the

    • #3047356

      POWERPOINT Slide for the day Don’t forget Friday’…

      by dklippert ·

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      POWERPOINT
      Slide for the day
      Don’t forget Friday’s Special
      Let’s say you have a presentation that you are going to deliver to different people all week long.
      You have Specials to demonstrate on Wednesday and Friday.

      Rather than having to re-shuffle your deck and try to remember which slide should be up on which day, look at this free add-on from PresentationPoint.com.

      “PlanPoint is a free

    • #3047357

      ACCESS Keyboard Navigation Change directions Yo…

      by dklippert ·

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      ACCESS
      Keyboard Navigation
      Change directions
      You can change how your direction arrow and Enter keys behave in Access.

      By default, when you press Enter the focus moves to the next field and the contents of the field are selected. When you press the direction arrow keys, the focus moves to the next field in the appropriate direction.

      If you would like, you can set up the arrow keys to move from

    • #3047358

      WINDOWS Path to Control Panel Browser direction …

      by dklippert ·

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      WINDOWS
      Path to Control Panel
      Browser direction

      Instead of leaving the IE browser, to open Control Panel, just type in the address bar
      (without quotes).

      “control panel\”

      followed by whatever feature in the Control Panel you want.
      For example,

      “control panel\display”

      takes you to the display settings.

      Also:

      How to Open Control Panel Folders from the Command Prompt
      [Updated entry from

    • #3047359

      FRONTPAGE Keyword Sniffer Analyze your site Here…

      by dklippert ·

      In reply to Unofficial Microsoft Office Stuff

      FRONTPAGE
      Keyword Sniffer
      Analyze your site
      Here is a tool to quickly explore a website for keywords, links, and meta tags.

      A Complete Meta Data Analysis System
      The Terms They’re Searching On
      No coding required.
      It’s free. “The PowerSnoop.com Power Meta Analyzer system is designed this Meta Tag analysis tool to help webmasters analyze their web pages. This script analyzes not only the Meta Tags

    • #3047360

      EXCEL Sort Worksheets Order tabs Worksheets can…

      by dklippert ·

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      EXCEL Sort Worksheets Order tabs Worksheets can be dragged and dropped into any order required. They can be set up in numeric or alpha order, but doing it by hand is a bother. Chip Pearson has written some macros that will do the job for you: Sorting Worksheets In Alphabetical Order Sorting In Custom Order Grouping Sheets By Color Here’s the code to sort by tab color: Sub

    • #3047088

      WORD Certificate of Anything Make your own Give…

      by dklippert ·

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      WORD

      Certificate of Anything

      Make your own

      Give your kid an award for not setting the house on fire in the last 24 hours.

      Make a formal presentation to your dog for scaring away imaginary burglars.

      The desktop publishing power of your computer can create official (looking) honors.

      Here’s how to create your own template:

      OfficeArticles.com:
      Create a Certificate Template in Microsoft Word

      Here’s a collection of free templates:

      Southworth.com
      Free Award And Certificate Templates

      EducationWorld.com:
      Award Certificates

      BrainyBetty.com
      Certificate Templates
      (These are PowerPoint templates)

      Office.microsoft.com:
      Certificates
      (86 Certificates, labels, etc. Word, PowerPoint, and Publisher)

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    • #3055780

      OUTLOOK Calendar on the Web Exchange not require…

      by dklippert ·

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      OUTLOOK Calendar on the Web Exchange not required Outlook has made it possible to share your calendar on the Internet as a web page. Click Calendar. On the File menu, click Save as Web Page. Under Duration, set the Start date and End date. Under Options, set the options you want. (Show appointment details, use a background graphic) Under Save as, type the calendar name, and then specify the Web

    • #3055051

      ACCESS An Access Primer No cost lessons This si…

      by dklippert ·

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      ACCESS An Access Primer No cost lessons This site provides quite complete on line manual about the care and feeding of MS Access. What makes this tutorial special are the sample database files that can be used to demonstrate the various features. “Microsoft Access is a development environment used to create computer databases for the Microsoft Windows family of operating systems. This site

    • #3054220

      POWERPOINT Copy/Move From one presentation to an…

      by dklippert ·

      In reply to Unofficial Microsoft Office Stuff

      POWERPOINT Copy/Move From one presentation to another Most of you would know that you can insert slides from another presentation by using the Slides from files menu option in the Insert menu. This is another (harder) way to do the same. Open the presentations you want to copy/move slides to and from. Click Slide Sorter on the View menu. On the Window menu, click Arrange All to display both

    • #3054104

      EXCEL Array FormulasGood orderly direction An a…

      by dklippert ·

      In reply to Unofficial Microsoft Office Stuff

      EXCEL

      Array Formulas

      Good orderly direction

      An array is defined as “An orderly arrangement”. It can be thought of as a collection of data packaged in a container. The individual items in the container can be selected by referring to their location; first, second, and so on.

      • Each argument within an array must have the same amount of rows and columns.
      • You must enter an array by pushing Ctrl+Shift+Enter.
      • You cannot add the {} (braces) that surround an array yourself, pushing Ctrl+Shift+Enter will do this for you.
      • You cannot use an array formula on an entire column.

      “Have you ever sat in front of your monitor pulling your hair out trying to identify duplicate entries in a list? If so, you should learn about Microsoft Excel’s array formulas. In fact, you can use array formulas to perform calculations that are otherwise impossible in Excel, and you can enhance the power of some of the program’s existing functions.”

      Excel’s Array Formulas
      By Helen Bradley

      Chip Pearson:
      Introduction To Array Formulas

      “Array Formulas are formulas that work with arrays, instead of individual numbers, as arguments to the functions that make up the formula”

      PacBell.net/beban/:
      The file “Array Functions” contains 27 Function Procedures and 2 Sub Procedures for manipulating arrays (and worksheet ranges).
      Excel Tools

      Mumnet.tripod.com:
      ( Mathematical Ulterior Motives)
      Ignorance – an excellent starting point for learning

      Bob Ulmas:
      Using Array Formulas in Excel

      Daily Dose of Excel:
      Anatomy of an Array Formula

      Support.Microsoft.com:
      Sample Visual Basic macros for working with arrays

      Limitations for working with arrays in Excel

      When to use a SUM(IF()) array formula


      [Updated entry from 1/11/2004]

      See all Topics

    • #3053963

      ADDENDUM All Wood, All the Time More than everyt…

      by dklippert ·

      In reply to Unofficial Microsoft Office Stuff

      ADDENDUM

      All Wood, All the Time

      More than everything you wanted to know about wood and wood things

      “Efficient use of our nation’s timber resource is a vital concern. Because a major use of wood in the United States is in construction, particularly housing construction, good practice in this endeavor can have a profound impact on the resource.

      This handbook is intended as an aid to more efficient use of wood as a construction material. It provides engineers, architects, and others with a source of information on the physical and mechanical properties of wood and how these properties are affected by variations in the wood itself.

      Continuing research and evaluation techniques hold promise for wider and more efficient utilization of wood and for more advanced industrial, structural, and decorative uses.”

      Chapter 1 — Characteristics and Availability of Commercially Important Wood
      Chapter 2 — Structure of Wood
      Chapter 3 — Physical Properties and Moisture Relations of Wood
      Chapter 4 — Mechanical Properties of Wood
      Chapter 5 — Commercial Lumber
      Chapter 6 — Lumber Stress Grades and Design Properties
      Chapter 7 — Fastenings

      “Nails in use resist withdrawal loads, lateral loads, or a combination of the two. Both withdrawal and lateral resistance are affected by the wood, the nail, and the condition of use. In general, however, any variation in these factors has a more pronounced effect on withdrawal resistance than on lateral resistance. The serviceability of joints with nails laterally loaded does not depend greatly on withdrawal resistance unless large joint distortion is tolerable.”

      Chapter 8 — Structural Analysis Equations
      Chapter 9 — Adhesive Bonding of Wood Materials
      Chapter 10 — Wood-Based Composites and Panel Products
      Chapter 11 — Glued Structural Members
      Chapter 12 — Drying and Control of Moisture Content and Dimensional Changes
      Chapter 13 — Biodeterioration of Wood
      Chapter 14 — Wood Preservation
      Chapter 15 — Finishing of Wood
      Chapter 16 — Use of Wood In Building and Bridges
      Chapter 17 — Fire Safety
      Chapter 18 — Round Timbers and Ties
      Chapter 19 — Specialty Treatments

      Wood Handbook

      U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Forest Products Laboratory

      See all Topics

    • #3064924

      WINDOWS Files and Settings Transfer Wizard Let M…

      by dklippert ·

      In reply to Unofficial Microsoft Office Stuff

      WINDOWS Files and Settings Transfer Wizard Let MS do the heavy lifting Computers will only put up with physical and programmatic abuse for so long. Also manufactures keep coming up with another latest and best. What ever the rational, when the time come to move from one machine to another, take a look at these tutorials on the use of the Transfer wizard that comes with Windows XP.

    • #3064518

      FRONTPAGE Googol

      by dklippert ·

      In reply to Unofficial Microsoft Office Stuff

      FRONTPAGE Googol’s of Deskbars The competition grows Remember back less than two years ago when deskbars for search engines appeared? These add-ins could search the Internet or your local machine faster than before. Google was one of the first. Now there are competitors. Here are some reviews and comparisons: GoebelGroup.com: Desktop Search Tools Matrix Pandia.com: Desktop search tools

    • #3064162

      EXCEL Information Functions Who, What, Where If…

      by dklippert ·

      In reply to Unofficial Microsoft Office Stuff

      EXCEL Information Functions Who, What, Where If you need to know if automatic calculation is on or off or the number of worksheets that are active, Excel can display the INFO. System Information: Current directory =INFO(“directory”) Available bytes of memory =INFO(“memavail”) Memory in use =INFO(“memused”) Total bytes of memory =INFO(“totmem”) Number of active

    • #3063770

      POWERPOINT Copy/Move From one presentation to an…

      by dklippert ·

      In reply to Unofficial Microsoft Office Stuff

      POWERPOINT

      Copy/Move

      From one presentation to another

      Most of you would know that you can insert slides from another presentation by using the Slides from files menu option in the Insert menu.
      This is another (harder) way to do the same.

      Open the presentations you want to copy/move slides to and from.
      Click Slide Sorter on the View menu. On the Window menu, click Arrange All to display both presentations.

      Click the slide you want to move, and drag it to the other presentation. When you drag and drop slides between presentations or from PowerPoint to other apps, Windows moves the slides instead of copying them. To keep the slides in the original presentation as well, press Ctrl while dragging and dropping.

      To select multiple consecutive slides, click on the first one, then click on the last one while pressing the Shift key on the keyboard, and all slides between the first and the last will appear highlighted.

      Note: To select more than one noncontiguous slide, press Ctrl while you click.

      Also:

      BellaOnLine.com:
      Borrowing an Existing Slide from Another Presentation

      Colgate University:
      Inserting Slides from Another PowerPoint Presentation

      [Updated entry from 1/8/2004]

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    • #3063771

      EXCEL Array Formulas Good orderly direction An a…

      by dklippert ·

      In reply to Unofficial Microsoft Office Stuff

      EXCEL

      Array Formulas

      Good orderly direction

      An array is defined as “An orderly arrangement”. It can be thought of as a collection of data packaged in a container. The individual items in the container can be selected by referring to their location; first, second, and so on.

      • Each argument within an array must have the same amount of rows and columns.
      • You must enter an array by pushing Ctrl+Shift+Enter.
      • You cannot add the {} (braces) that surround an array yourself, pushing Ctrl+Shift+Enter will do this for you.
      • You cannot use an array formula on an entire column.

      “Have you ever sat in front of your monitor pulling your hair out trying to identify duplicate entries in a list? If so, you should learn about Microsoft Excel’s array formulas. In fact, you can use array formulas to perform calculations that are otherwise impossible in Excel, and you can enhance the power of some of the program’s existing functions.”

      Excel’s Array Formulas
      By Helen Bradley

      Chip Pearson:
      Introduction To Array Formulas

      “Array Formulas are formulas that work with arrays, instead of individual numbers, as arguments to the functions that make up the formula”

      PacBell.net/beban/:
      The file “Array Functions” contains 27 Function Procedures and 2 Sub Procedures for manipulating arrays (and worksheet ranges).
      Excel Tools

      Mumnet.tripod.com:
      ( Mathematical Ulterior Motives)
      Ignorance – an excellent starting point for learning

      Bob Ulmas:
      Using Array Formulas in Excel

      Daily Dose of Excel:
      Anatomy of an Array Formula

      Support.Microsoft.com:
      Sample Visual Basic macros for working with arrays

      Limitations for working with arrays in Excel

      When to use a SUM(IF()) array formula


      [Updated entry from 1/11/2004]

      See all Topics

    • #3063772

      ADDENDUM All Wood, All the Time More than everyt…

      by dklippert ·

      In reply to Unofficial Microsoft Office Stuff

      ADDENDUM

      All Wood, All the Time

      More than everything you wanted to know about wood and wood things

      “Efficient use of our nation’s timber resource is a vital concern. Because a major use of wood in the United States is in construction, particularly housing construction, good practice in this endeavor can have a profound impact on the resource.

      This handbook is intended as an aid to more efficient use of wood as a construction material. It provides engineers, architects, and others with a source of information on the physical and mechanical properties of wood and how these properties are affected by variations in the wood itself.

      Continuing research and evaluation techniques hold promise for wider and more efficient utilization of wood and for more advanced industrial, structural, and decorative uses.”

      Chapter 1 — Characteristics and Availability of Commercially Important Wood
      Chapter 2 — Structure of Wood
      Chapter 3 — Physical Properties and Moisture Relations of Wood
      Chapter 4 — Mechanical Properties of Wood
      Chapter 5 — Commercial Lumber
      Chapter 6 — Lumber Stress Grades and Design Properties
      Chapter 7 — Fastenings

      “Nails in use resist withdrawal loads, lateral loads, or a combination of the two. Both withdrawal and lateral resistance are affected by the wood, the nail, and the condition of use. In general, however, any variation in these factors has a more pronounced effect on withdrawal resistance than on lateral resistance. The serviceability of joints with nails laterally loaded does not depend greatly on withdrawal resistance unless large joint distortion is tolerable.”

      Chapter 8 — Structural Analysis Equations
      Chapter 9 — Adhesive Bonding of Wood Materials
      Chapter 10 — Wood-Based Composites and Panel Products
      Chapter 11 — Glued Structural Members
      Chapter 12 — Drying and Control of Moisture Content and Dimensional Changes
      Chapter 13 — Biodeterioration of Wood
      Chapter 14 — Wood Preservation
      Chapter 15 — Finishing of Wood
      Chapter 16 — Use of Wood In Building and Bridges
      Chapter 17 — Fire Safety
      Chapter 18 — Round Timbers and Ties
      Chapter 19 — Specialty Treatments


      Wood Handbook

      U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Forest Products Laboratory

      See all


      Topics

    • #3063773

      WINDOWS Files and Settings Transfer Wizard Let M…

      by dklippert ·

      In reply to Unofficial Microsoft Office Stuff

      WINDOWS

      Files and Settings Transfer Wizard

      Let MS do the heavy lifting

      Computers will only put up with physical and programmatic abuse for so long.
      Also manufactures keep coming up with another latest and best.

      What ever the rational, when the time come to move from one machine to another, take a look at these tutorials on the use of the Transfer wizard that comes with Windows XP.

      Microsoft.com:
      Using the Files and Settings Transfer Wizard
      By Sharon Crawford

      Step-by-Step Guide to Migrating Files and Settings

      AumHa.org:
      (Windows Support Center)
      Files and Settings Transfer Wizard
      (F.A.S.T. for Short)
      by Gary Woodruff

      MC MCSE.com:
      Using the Files and Settings Transfer Wizard
      by Jason Zandri

      See all Topics

    • #3063774

      FRONTPAGE Googol’s of Deskbars The competition gr…

      by dklippert ·

      In reply to Unofficial Microsoft Office Stuff

      FRONTPAGE

      Googol’s of Deskbars

      The competition grows

      Remember back less than two years ago when deskbars for search engines appeared? These add-ins could search the Internet or your local machine faster than before. Google was one of the first. Now there are competitors.

      Here are some reviews and comparisons:

      GoebelGroup.com:
      Desktop Search Tools Matrix

      Pandia.com:
      Desktop search tools

      University of Wisconsin E-Business Consortium:
      Benchmark Study of Desktop Search Tools (PDF)
      (“There?s More to Search than Google & Yahoo!
      An Evaluation of 12 Leading Desktop Search Tools”
      )
      (UWEBC Decision Tools)

      Google.com
      Google Desktop Beta

      SearchEngineWatch.com:
      Google Enhances Desktop Search

      OReillyNet.com:
      Google Your Desktop

      Copernic.com:
      Copernic Desktop Search

      MSN.com
      MSN Search Toolbar

      Yahoo.com:
      Yahoo! Desktop Search

      Ask.com:
      Ask Jeeves Desktop Search

      Blinkx.com
      blinkx v3.0 BETA

      Googol:

      “A googol is the large number 10100, that is, the digit 1 followed by one hundred zeroes. The term was coined in 1938 by nine-year-old Milton Sirotta, nephew of American mathematician Edward Kasner.”

      Wikipedia

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    • #3063768

      EXCEL Information Functions Who, What, Where If…

      by dklippert ·

      In reply to Unofficial Microsoft Office Stuff

      EXCEL

      Information Functions

      Who, What, Where

      If you need to know if automatic calculation is on or off or the number of worksheets that are active, Excel can display the INFO.

      System Information:

      Current directory

      =INFO(“directory”)

      Available bytes of memory

      =INFO(“memavail”)

      Memory in use

      =INFO(“memused”)

      Total bytes of memory

      =INFO(“totmem”)

      Number of active worksheets

      =INFO(“numfile”)

      Cell currently in the top left of the window

      =INFO(“origin”)

      Operating system

      =INFO(“osversion”)

      Recalculation mode

      =INFO(“recalc”)

      Excel version

      =INFO(“release”)

      Name of system. (PC or Mac)

      =INFO(“system”)

      More:

      Excel-VBA.com:
      Excel Spreadsheet Information Functions


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      Topics

    • #3063769

      ACCESS Access Forum Ask your peers Here is a fo…

      by dklippert ·

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      ACCESS

      Access Forum

      Ask your peers

      Here is a forum populated by Access users and developers around the world.

      Just a few of the recent inquiries:

      • The Use of LIKE
      • Calculated Field
      • Conditional formatting
      • Hide/Show Toolbars
      • Change Default Printer without using print dialog
      • Problems with duplicate matches in my queries
      • Import Excel into Access Table
      • Sending Email Via Lotus Notes
      • Automated E-mail For Lotus Notes and Microsoft Outlook
      • Print Report of the Form onscreen
      • Table/Field Structure
      • Hiding Access Background and taskbar

        Access World Forums

        See all Topics

    • #3063681

      ACCESS Access Forum Ask your peers Here is a fo…

      by dklippert ·

      In reply to Unofficial Microsoft Office Stuff

      ACCESS

      Access Forum

      Ask your peers

      Here is a forum populated by Access users and developers around the world.

      Just a few of the recent inquiries:

      • The Use of LIKE
      • Calculated Field
      • Conditional formatting
      • Hide/Show Toolbars
      • Change Default Printer without using print dialog
      • Problems with duplicate matches in my queries
      • Import Excel into Access Table
      • Sending Email Via Lotus Notes
      • Automated E-mail For Lotus Notes and Microsoft Outlook
      • Print Report of the Form onscreen
      • Table/Field Structure
      • Hiding Access Background and taskbar

          Access World Forums

          See all Topics

      • #3063567

        FRONTPAGE Photoshop Blog Templates Design suggest…

        by dklippert ·

        In reply to Unofficial Microsoft Office Stuff

        FRONTPAGE

        Photoshop Blog Templates

        Design suggestions

        I haven’t done any remodeling of this blog in awhile, but when I do I’ll be looking at Jennifer Apple’s site:

        http://www.PhotoshopSupport.com

        “Once you choose a blogging service and set up an account, you will be provided with a standard blog template. But this template will suffer from a cookie-cutter design, and if you don’t personalize it your blog may become lost. To be noticed your blog needs to make a splash – as there are more than ten million blogs out there. So what we’ll concentrate on here is working with some design elements that can help you add more zing to your blog.”

        Tips For Blog Templates & Blog Design In Photoshop

        Here are a few of the link categories:

        • Inspiring blog designs
        • Free fonts for blogs
        • Free photos for blogs
        • Free blog templates
        • Free blog backgrounds, tiles & patterns
        • Free color schemes for blogs

        See all Topics

      • #3063568

        WORD Document Security What information are you g…

        by dklippert ·

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        WORD

        Document Security

        What information are you giving away?

        Word documents contain a lot of Metadata. Information about the Author, and, sometimes, a history of edits.

        Here is a freeware program that dynamically analyses your work.

        “TRACE! analyzes Microsoft Office documents and provides an “Always-On” document security risk rating to alert you to the presence of potentially costly violations of regulations as well as inside-out breaches of information security.

        • Dynamic tracking of nearly 100 content security, privacy and compliance violations
        • Always-on alerts with risk level warnings on problems in new and existing documents
        • On demand or batch assessment of documents in folders, email and on websites
        • Automatically updates as legislation and regulations change.
        • Generating a report with TRACE! can be done in any of the following situations:
        • On an active document that you may be working on
        • By scanning a single document, multiple documents or a folder
        • By scanning email
        • By scanning a Website”

        Workshare.com


        Also see:
        Personal Information

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      • #3063569

        MUSIC The Golden Striker By Ron Carter ASIN 7243…

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        MUSIC

        The Golden Striker

        By Ron Carter
        ASIN 7243 5 90832 2 3
        Blue Note 2003

        About the Artist
        Ron Carter on bass, Russell Malone on guitar, Mulgrew Miller on piano

        “Ron Carter is among the most original, prolific, and influential bassists in jazz. With more than 2,500 albums to his credit, he has recorded with many of music’s greats: Tommy Flanagan, Gil Evans, Lena Horne, Bill Evans, B.B. King, the Kronos Quartet, Dexter Gordon, Wes Montgomery, and Bobby Timmons. He later toured Europe with Cannonball Adderley.

        From 1963 to 1968, he was a member of the classic and acclaimed Miles Davis Quintet. He was named Outstanding Bassist of the Decade by the Detroit News, Jazz Bassist of the Year by Downbeat magazine, and Most Valuable Player by the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences.

        In 1993 Ron Carter earned a Grammy award for Best Jazz Instrumental Group, the Miles Davis Tribute Band and another Grammy in 1998 for Call ‘Sheet Blues’, an instrumental composition from the film ‘Round Midnight.”

        Recording Description
        “Tasteful” jazz

        Contents

        1. The Golden Striker
        2. On And On
        3. N.Y. Slick
        4. Concierto De Aranjuez (Adagio Theme)
        5. Cedar Tree
        6. A Quick Sketch
        7. Parade
        8. A Theme In 3/4
        9. Autumn Leaves

        See (and hear):
        RonCarter.net
        (If you want some jazz to fill in the spaces while you work, you can have continuous sounds from this site)

        [updated entry from 1/1/2004]

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      • #3063570

        FRONTPAGE E-mail Delivery Design Don’t look like…

        by dklippert ·

        In reply to Unofficial Microsoft Office Stuff

        FRONTPAGE

        E-mail Delivery Design

        Don’t look like spam

        A discussion:

        “Transactional email can be a website’s customer service ambassador, but messages must first survive a ruthless selection process in the user’s in-box. Differentiating your message from spam is thus the first duty of email design.

        Email is one of a website’s most powerful tools for strengthening customer service and increasing users’ confidence and trust in the site. Confirmation messages and other automated transactional email can complete the user experience: they reach out to customers in ways that are otherwise impossible for websites, which must sit still and wait for users to approach.”


        From


        Dr. Jakob Nielsen’s Alertbox


        Automated Email From Websites to Customers


        [
        updated entry from 1/2/2004
        ]

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      • #3063571

        OUTLOOK Zip Problem Hidden files If you don’t u…

        by dklippert ·

        In reply to Unofficial Microsoft Office Stuff

        OUTLOOK

        Zip Problem

        Hidden files

        If you don’t use a third party “zipper”, like WinZip, when you attempt to locate a zipped file to attach to an email message, the file appears to have vanished. You are forced to open Windows Explorer, find the file and then drag it into the Outlook message box

        Cause: Windows has a system component that treats zip files like ordinary file folders and Outlook sees these files as folders. In most cases, it only happens when you don’t have third party compression programs installed, so you may see the behavior on one system but not another.

        Solution: Disable Compressed folders. If you use a third party program you can leave compressed folders disabled.

        To disable the feature at the Start menu, Run command, type:

        regsvr32 /u zipfldr.dll

        To restore the functionality, return to Start Menu, Run command and type:

        regsvr32 zipfldr.dll

        Slipstick.com:
        Outlook doesn’t display zip files in the Insert file dialog

        WindowsNetworking.com:
        Disable Windows XP’s built-in zip support

        TweakXP.com:
        Disable Search from looking in zip (compressed) files

        PCAuthority.com:
        Tech Support – Windows Search

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      • #3063565

        WINDOWS WinPatrol Protection Installation warnin…

        by dklippert ·

        In reply to Unofficial Microsoft Office Stuff

        WINDOWS

        WinPatrol Protection


        Installation warnings


        A favorite trick of spyware programs is to make changes to the Registry. They attempt to do this in the background without your knowledge. WinPatrol is like having a guard dog on duty to warn when intruders are skulking about.


        Scotia, New York, August 9th, 2005

        “BillP Studios announced today that results of recent tests show WinPatrol PLUS with R.I.D. will detect 100% of the top spyware threats on a Microsoft Windows-based PC. Recent results by independent testers confirmed WinPatrol’s “Real-time Infiltration Detection” methodology is effective in alerting users to newly installed software.”

        “WinPatrol takes snapshot of your critical system resources and alerts you to any changes that may occur without your knowledge. You’ll be removing dangerous new programs while others download new reference files.

        WinPatrol isn’t the only software we recommend for complete safety but with Scotty on Patrol you’ll find yourself informed on what’s going on inside your computer. WinPatrol puts you back in control of your computer so you’ll know what programs are and should be running at all times.”


        WinPatrol.com

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      • #3063566

        EXCEL Locate Duplicates with Conditional Formatti…

        by dklippert ·

        In reply to Unofficial Microsoft Office Stuff

        EXCEL

        Locate Duplicates with Conditional Formatting


        Highlight entries


        Conditional formatting can be set up by selecting the whole range, or for the first cell in the range and then copy down that conditional format. I find it is usually just as easy to select the whole range to start with. The formula will adjust itself.

        In this example, cell B2 has a heading of Product Numbers.

        Select cell B3 (or the entire targeted range) and from the menu.

        Select Format > Conditional Formatting.

        The Conditional Formatting dialog opens with the initial dropdown saying

        Cell Value Is
        “.

        Click the arrow next to this, and choose

        Formula Is
        “.

        After selecting “
        Formula Is
        “, the dialog box changes appearance.
        Instead of boxes for “
        Between x and y
        “, there is now a single formula box.

        You can type in any formula as long as that formula will evaluate to TRUE or FALSE.

        The formula to type in the box is
        =COUNTIF(B:B,B3)>1

        Conditional Formatting

        This says, “look through the entire range of column B.

        Count how many cells in that range are the same value as what is in B3.”
        (In the graphic, B7 is the Active cell.)

        That same comparison will be made in every cell that contains the conditional formatting.

        (If your data is in column E and you are setting the first conditional formatting up in E5, the formula would be =COUNTIF(E:E,E5)>1.)

        Anytime a duplicate appears in the range, it will receive the special formatting.

        In this example, any time a duplicate number appears anywhere in column B, even if it is not itself formatted, the selected range will reflect the duplicate.

        =COUNT(B:B,B3)>2 would count entries that appear more than two times.
        =COUNT(B:B,B3)=2 would count entries that appear twice.

        If you want only a part of the column in the formula, it is easier to use absolute addresses, such as =COUNT($B$3:$B$200,B3)>1

        Adapted from


        MrExcel.com

        Also see:


        Chip Pearson’s
        discussion of duplicates:

        Duplicate And Unique Items In Lists

        and:

        Contextures.com:

        Conditional Formatting



        (See Hide Duplicate Values)

        [
        Updated entry from 1/3/2004
        ]

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      • #3065727

        ACCESS Null, Nothing, Nada Empty entries “An exa…

        by dklippert ·

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        ACCESS

        Null, Nothing, Nada

        Empty entries

        “An example might be fax numbers in a customer database. If you store a Null, it means you don’t know whether the customer has a fax number.

        If you store a zero-length string, you know the customer has no fax number.
        Access gives you the flexibility to deal with both types of ’empty’ values.”

        Nulls and Zero-Length Strings

        From John L. Viescas at Viescas.com

        Also:
        AccessSolutions.co.uk:
        Defining Null Values

        and:
        Make Null Zero

        See all Topics

      • #3065728

        ADDENDUM Bad Persons Is this your neighbor? “Th…

        by dklippert ·

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        ADDENDUM

        Bad Persons

        Is this your neighbor?

        “Three things you can count on in life: death, taxes, and screwing up. Don’t feel badly, though. Everyone does it, including your favorites from the worlds of business, television, music, and film. And most likely, no one is looking up your photograph on the web to see how badly you messed up this time! You won’t believe whom you’ll find with one of those attractive letter boards with the name of the local lockup underneath his or her illustrious chin.”


        JAMES J. BULGER
        Date of Birth: September 3, 1929
        Hair: White/Silver
        Place of Birth: Boston, Massachusetts
        Eyes: Blue
        Height: 5’7″ to 5’9″
        Complexion: Light
        Weight: 150 to 160 pounds

        Bulger is an avid reader with an interest in history. He is known to frequent libraries and historic sites. Bulger is currently on the heart medication Atenolol (50 mg) and maintains his physical fitness by walking on beaches and in parks with his female companion, Catherine Elizabeth Greig.

        Bulger and Greig love animals and may frequent animal shelters. Bulger has been known to alter his appearance through the use of disguises. He has traveled extensively throughout the United States, Europe, Canada, and Mexico.

        Caution James J. Bulger is being sought for his role in numerous murders committed from the early 1970s through the mid-1980s in connection with his leadership of an organized crime group that allegedly controlled extortion, drug deals, and other illegal activities in the Boston, Massachusetts, area.

        He has a violent temper and is known to carry a knife at all times. Considered armed and extremely dangerous if you have any information concerning this person, please contact your local FBI office or the nearest U.S. Embassy or consulate.

        Reward The FBI is offering a $1,000,000 reward for information leading directly to the arrest of James J. Bulger.



        Mugshots.com


        Also ( in a different category):

        Your worst day:

        And then there’s:



        Charles Paul
        ” 14 days in an adult gaol and five years in a reformatory for allegedly stealing six pairs of his father’s drawers.”


        BBC Mugshots



        Here’s more information than you ever wanted to know:


        State of Texas:

        Death Row





        Last meals

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      • #3065729

        POWERPOINT Show Tricks Help from an expert You’l…

        by dklippert ·

        In reply to Unofficial Microsoft Office Stuff

        POWERPOINT

        Show Tricks


        Help from an expert


        You’ll use at least one of these tips in your next delivery.


        Here are two of the suggestions:


        12. Create an automatic agenda slide:

        Use the Summary Slide feature to create a list of your slideshow’s slides. Select the slides to include in the Slide Sorter view, then click Summary Slide on the Outlining toolbar. Change the title of the new slide to Agenda and move it to the beginning of the presentation. From this slide, you can hyperlink each of the other slides’ names to their corresponding slides, then use this Agenda slide to navigate to topics the audience wants to discuss.


        34. Create a slide list:

        Display the Outline pane. (In PowerPoint 2002, display the Outline tab of the Outline pane.) Press ALT+SHIFT+1 to collapse the entire outline to show only slide titles. (This shortcut toggles between collapsing and expanding the outline.) Choose FILE > PRINT. From the
        Print What
        drop-down list, choose Outline View. Click OK.

        Presentations.com:

        44 tips and tricks to help turbocharge your PowerPoint presentations


        By Ellen Finkelstein

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      • #3065722

        OUTLOOK Security Prompt Avoid the warning “A pro…

        by dklippert ·

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        OUTLOOK

        Security Prompt

        Avoid the warning

        “A program is trying to automatically send e-mail on your behalf. Do you want to allow this?”

        or:

        This is the result of a security update in Outlook 2000 +.

        Here’s how to get out of the problem:

        Express ClickYes

        . . .”a tiny program that sits in the taskbar and clicks the Yes button on behalf of you, when Outlook’s Security Guard opens prompt dialog saying that a program is trying to send an email with Outlook or access its address book. You can suspend/resume it by double-clicking its taskbar icon. Developers can automate its behavior by sending special messages.”

        Information About the Outlook E-mail Security Update

        Also see:

        Automation Security from Slipstick.com

        Outlook Email Security

        Administrative Options for the Outlook E-mail Security Update

        [Updated entry from 1/5/2004]

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      • #3065723

        WORD WordPerfect? Word! I used to ask “How many…

        by dklippert ·

        In reply to Unofficial Microsoft Office Stuff

        WORD

        WordPerfect?


        Word!

        I used to ask “How many have ever used WordPerfect?” Over the years it has gone from about 50% to blank stares.

        WordPerfect (WP) couldn’t bring itself to accept the existence of Windows, and Microsoft ran past, taking over the market.

        Word is Object-Oriented, WordPerfect is Stream-Formatted.

        “What does this mean? Well, this basically means that when you make a change to a WordPerfect document, the changes take effect ‘From THAT Point Forward’. You generally don’t need to select an Object (e.g., a word, sentence, or a paragraph) in order to effect a change. You can simply select a color, a font, a paragraph style, etc, and the whole document will be affected (as stated, from that point forward). Stream Formatted is, as you can imagine, like a stream of formatting that flows throughout the document.

        Word, on the other hand, is object-oriented. Every letter, word, sentence, and paragraph is an object. To help people grasp the concept of object-oriented programming, Microsoft uses a simple analogy: oranges. You can imagine that an orange has several attributes that can be changed: it has a color, a texture, etc. It can be changed by being painted or peeled. Therefore, once you understand that you need to select an object when you want to manipulate your Word document, you begin to understand how to work in Word.”


        WP vs. Word





        WP is still around. Mostly used in the legal profession by those who still bemoan the loss of powdered wigs.

        Here are some references:

        The history of WordPerfect:

        Almost Perfect



        (a book by W. E. Peterson)


        Word Perfect 11 vs. Word 2003

        Wikipedia:

        WordPerfect

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      • #3065724

        FRONTPAGE Understanding FrontPage MSDN Portal W…

        by dklippert ·

        In reply to Unofficial Microsoft Office Stuff

        FRONTPAGE

        Understanding FrontPage


        MSDN Portal


        While you can code HTML for a web page using Notepad, FrontPage can help to quickly develop a more sophisticated site.

        “Web sites are more sophisticated than ever before, and they require a sophisticated application that can keep pace with your Web development. FrontPage is a Web site development and management application that can help you produce professional Web sites that are dynamic and interactive.”


        Getting Started with FrontPage



        “Whether you’re interested in Web development or in extending FrontPage, you’ll find information here that helps you capitalize on the power of technologies like XML, XSLT, ASP, ASP.NET, and Microsoft SharePoint Products and Technologies.”


        FrontPage Developer Portal



        Here are some suggested blogs:


        FrontPoint Blog



        FrontPage Developer Blog


        Dave Berry’s Blog (MVP)


        Kathleen Anderson’s Blog (MVP)

        See all


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      • #3065725

        EXCEL Sort Worksheets Order tabs Worksheets can…

        by dklippert ·

        In reply to Unofficial Microsoft Office Stuff

        EXCEL

        Sort Worksheets

        Order tabs

        Worksheets can be dragged and dropped into any order required. They can be set up in numeric or alpha order, but doing it by hand is a bother.

        Chip Pearson has written some macros that will do the job for you:

        • Sorting Worksheets In Alphabetical Order
        • Sorting In Custom Order
        • Grouping Sheets By Color

        Here’s the code to sort by tab color:

        Sub GroupSheetsByColor()
        Dim Ndx As Long
        Dim Ndx2 As Long
           For Ndx = 1 To Worksheets.Count - 1
           For Ndx2 = Ndx To Worksheets.Count
             If Worksheets(Ndx2).Tab.ColorIndex = _
              Worksheets(Ndx).Tab.ColorIndex Then
              Worksheets(Ndx2).Move after:=Worksheets(Ndx)
             End If
            Next Ndx2
            Next Ndx
        End Sub

        Sorting Worksheets In A Workbook

        (The colorindex variable chooses one of the 56 colors in Excel’s basic palette.
        Here are all the colors and numbers as compiled by F. David McRitchie:
        Excel Colors )

        Here is another take on sorting from Carla Jolley:
        Using VBA to Sort Workbooks

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      • #3065726

        WORD Certificate of Anything Make your own Give…

        by dklippert ·

        In reply to Unofficial Microsoft Office Stuff

        WORD

        Certificate of Anything


        Make your own


        Give your kid an award for not setting the house on fire in the last 24 hours.

        Make a formal presentation to your dog for scaring away imaginary burglars.

        The desktop publishing power of your computer can create official (looking) honors.


        Here’s how to create your own template:

        OfficeArticles.com:

        Create a Certificate Template in Microsoft Word

        Here’s a collection of free templates:

        Southworth.com

        Free Award And Certificate Templates

        EducationWorld.com:

        Award Certificates





        BrainyBetty.com

        Certificate Templates


        (These are PowerPoint templates)

        Office.microsoft.com:

        Certificates


        (86 Certificates, labels, etc. Word, PowerPoint, and Publisher)

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      • #3065719

        OUTLOOK Calendar on the Web Exchange not require…

        by dklippert ·

        In reply to Unofficial Microsoft Office Stuff

        OUTLOOK

        Calendar on the Web

        Exchange not required


        Outlook has made it possible to share your calendar on the Internet as a web page.

        1. Click Calendar.
        2. On the File menu, click Save as Web Page.
        3. Under Duration, set the Start date and End date.
        4. Under Options, set the options you want.
          (Show appointment details, use a background graphic)
        5. Under Save as, type the calendar name, and then specify the Web page file name and the path where you want to place the calendar.
        6. Click Save.

        Add an Outlook calendar to a Web page

        Here’s a step by step pictorial:

        Stanford Linear Accelerator Center:
        Publishing an Outlook Calendar to the Web

        Also:
        Sliptick.com:
        Publishing Outlook Calendars on the Internet or an Intranet

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      • #3065720

        ACCESS An Access Primer No cost lessons This si…

        by dklippert ·

        In reply to Unofficial Microsoft Office Stuff

        ACCESS

        An Access Primer


        No cost lessons


        This site provides quite complete on line manual about the care and feeding of MS Access.

        What makes this tutorial special are the sample database files that can be used to demonstrate the various features.

        “Microsoft Access is a development environment used to create computer databases for the Microsoft Windows family of operating systems. This site provides lessons, examples, and links on how to use and explore MS Access. We also separately provide some guidance on VBA, the programming language that ships with Microsoft Access.”


        FunctionX.com Tutorials



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      • #3065721

        WORD Start Menu List List programs Here is an …

        by dklippert ·

        In reply to Unofficial Microsoft Office Stuff

        WORD
        Start Menu List
        List programs

        Here is an interesting macro, with instructions on how to install it and a template that can be downloaded.

        I recommend using the template to avoid the problems that can occur when pasting code.

        A Macro to List All Programs in the Windows Start Menu
        by Greg Chapman, MVP

        “TechTrax is a free, monthly Ezine (online magazine) published the beginning of each

      • #3065649

        OUTLOOK Dynamic Distribution Lists Group the con…

        by dklippert ·

        In reply to Unofficial Microsoft Office Stuff

        OUTLOOK
        Dynamic Distribution Lists
        Group the contacts

        If you want to send an email to a list, but omit a few of its members, Click on the plus sign next to the distribution name. Click OK to expand the list and remove members who you do not want to receive the email.

        Rather than creating and updating a distribution list as a list of names, you could use Categories.

        To add or remove names from

      • #3065803

        FRONTPAGE Googols of Deskbars The competition gro…

        by dklippert ·

        In reply to Unofficial Microsoft Office Stuff

        FRONTPAGE
        Googols of Deskbars
        The competition grows

        Remember back less than two years ago when deskbars for search engines appeared? These add-ins could search the Internet or your local machine faster than before. Google was one of the first. Now there are competitors.

        Here are some reviews and comparisons:
        GoebelGroup.com:
        Desktop Search Tools Matrix
        Pandia.com:
        Desktop search tools

      • #3065569

        ADDENDUM Bathroom Appliances One man’s toilet is…

        by dklippert ·

        In reply to Unofficial Microsoft Office Stuff

        ADDENDUM
        Bathroom Appliances
        One man’s toilet is . . .

        Bill Gates mansion bathroom tour
        (a story to be read and enjoyed but not believed)
        Terry Love:
        Consumer toilet reports

        Gizmodo.com:
        Toilets

        “We’ve all been there. Nature calls and the only answer is a toilet with more levers, switches, and buttons than Wily E. Coyote’s latest invention. What to do? If you’re Bob Cromwell, the answer is

      • #3065290

        POWERPOINT Web Page on a Slide All in one place …

        by dklippert ·

        In reply to Unofficial Microsoft Office Stuff

        POWERPOINT Web Page on a Slide All in one place You can put a hyperlink on a slide. During the presentation, you can click on the link, invoke the browser and show the web site. Rather than that, how about placing the web page itself on the slide? Not a screen shot, but the actual, fully functional page. When you’re through with the demonstration, one click takes you to the next slide. “No

      • #3058452

        POWERPOINT Web Page on a Slide All in one place …

        by dklippert ·

        In reply to Unofficial Microsoft Office Stuff

        POWERPOINT
        Web Page on a Slide All in one place
        You can put a hyperlink on a slide. During the presentation, you can click on the link, invoke the browser and show the web site.

        Rather than that, how about placing the web page itself on the slide?

        Not a screen shot, but the actual, fully functional page. When you’re through with the demonstration, one click takes you to the next slide.
        “No

      • #3058205

        WINDOWS Start Menu Ready, Set Here’s more infor…

        by dklippert ·

        In reply to Unofficial Microsoft Office Stuff

        WINDOWS

        Start Menu

        Ready, Set

        Here’s more information on the Windows Start menu:

        “The list of programs on the Start menu is divided into two parts: the programs displayed above the separator line (also known as the pinned items list) and the programs displayed below the separator line (also known as the most frequently used programs list).

        The programs on the pinned items list remain there and are always available for you to click to start them. You can add programs to the pinned items list.”

        Start menu overview

        Customize the Start Menu

        Most Frequently Used programs (MFU) list is empty

        Glencoe Norton online:
        Customizing the Start Menu in Windows XP

        Also:
        Start Menu List

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      • #3059821

        MUSIC Fitness to Practice Paracetamoxyfrusebendr…

        by dklippert ·

        In reply to Unofficial Microsoft Office Stuff

        MUSIC
        Fitness to Practice
        Paracetamoxyfrusebendroneomycin
        Adam Kay 10.30 outside the UK). Raising money for Macmillan Cancer Relief
        See all Topics

      • #3056615

        EXCEL Startup Woes When kickstart is inappropria…

        by dklippert ·

        In reply to Unofficial Microsoft Office Stuff

        EXCEL
        Startup Woes
        When kickstart is inappropriate
        It happens to me less often than in the past, but when Excel does not want to open correctly, here are some resources to solve the problem.

        “There are several reasons why you may experience problems when you start Microsoft Excel. This article discusses how to troubleshoot the cause of the startup problem, and possible remedies to correct the

      • #3059095

        WORD Merge Formatting $ lost The data in Access…

        by dklippert ·

        In reply to Unofficial Microsoft Office Stuff

        WORD
        Merge Formatting
        $ lost
        The data in Access or Excel has been formatted. You have leading zeros, percents, currency is formatted and so on.

        Word 2002+, however loses the formatting when a mail merge is attempted.

        Here’s a fix.

        Word 2002 has three potential data access methods, the “old fashioned” ODBC or DDE and the newer OLE DB.

        ODBC and OLE DB can, quickly, extract data from a source

      • #3058906

        ACCESS Text Box Highlights Change background It…

        by dklippert ·

        In reply to Unofficial Microsoft Office Stuff

        ACCESS
        Text Box Highlights
        Change background
        It can be difficult to tell which text box on a form you’re currently working with.

        One solution is to highlight the current position, with a different background.

        Access 2000+ allows you to do this with conditional formatting, but you can also get a similar result using code. To do so, create a new Module and add the following code:

        Function

      • #3059317

        OUTLOOK Mail your Word Send your thoughts You c…

        by dklippert ·

        In reply to Unofficial Microsoft Office Stuff

        OUTLOOK Mail your Word Send your thoughts You can write an email message in Word, but there is no need to copy and paste it into Outlook. Select Mail Recipient. Word will open your default email program and place the message, or document in the composition window or include it as an attachment. Ed Bott writes about this and a way to overcome some attachment limitations: Allow Outlook to send

      • #3054290

        ADDENDUM Pack Light Traveler’s friend The Unive…

        by dklippert ·

        In reply to Unofficial Microsoft Office Stuff

        ADDENDUM
        Pack Light
        Traveler’s friend
        The Universal Packing List
        By Mats Henricson
        “In January 1988 I left Sweden for warmer climates – Africa. I was there for 5 months. A trip like that is impossible without proper planning. For months I compiled a list of things I might need, as well as things I had to do before I hit the road. When I came back from Africa I realized I could use the list for

      • #3058566

        POWERPOINT Slide on a Web Page Make it an Intern…

        by dklippert ·

        In reply to Unofficial Microsoft Office Stuff

        POWERPOINT Slide on a Web Page Make it an Internet show A little bit ago we talked about putting a live web page directly on a slide: Web Page on a Slide. This hint is about converting your PowerPoint show into a web presentation. Here’s a slide show on the web showing how it’s done: EllenFinkelstein.com: Publishing a Presentation to the Web Also: Indezine.com: PowerPoint 2002-2003 Web

      • #3057085

        WINDOWS Burn CD

        by dklippert ·

        In reply to Unofficial Microsoft Office Stuff

        WINDOWS Burn CD’s The how and howevers It has become less complicated to create your own CDs for data backup or music. “When I first started authoring CDs, the CD recorder itself cost $35,000 (for the cheap model), and blank CDs were a mere $50 apiece. I never would have guessed that someday they’d both cost a fraction of what they did then. In part, this is what has fueled the explosive growth

      • #3061342

        FRONTPAGE Look at Yourself Information on line …

        by dklippert ·

        In reply to Unofficial Microsoft Office Stuff

        FRONTPAGE Look at Yourself Information on line Here is a site that will test your connection speed, tell you your latitude and longitude, IP address and more. They provide a one stop location to validate email addresses, locate the host server for a domain, plus trace, ping etc. You can also find out what information your browser is broadcasting to the world. Internetfrog.com See all

      • #3062221

        OUTLOOK Mail your Word Send your thoughts You c…

        by dklippert ·

        In reply to Unofficial Microsoft Office Stuff

        OUTLOOK

        Mail your Word


        Send your thoughts


        You can write an email message in Word, but there is no need to copy and paste it into Outlook.

        Select File>Send To>Mail Recipient. Word will open your default email program and place the message, or document in the composition window or include it as an attachment.

        Ed Bott writes about this and a way to overcome some attachment limitations:


        Allow Outlook to send and receive URLs

        In the future there will be no need to select Word as your email editor. It will be the only editor Outlook 12 uses.

        Here’s the report from:

        Channel 9





        Office 12 will, probably, use the more direct appellation “Email”:


        For other Office 12 screenshots, see:

        Bink.Nu



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      • #3062222

        POWERPOINT Slide on a Web Page Make it an Intern…

        by dklippert ·

        In reply to Unofficial Microsoft Office Stuff

        POWERPOINT

        Slide on a Web Page


        Make it an Internet show


        A little bit ago we talked about putting a live web page directly on a slide:

        Web Page on a Slide
        .


        This hint is about converting your PowerPoint show into a web presentation.

        Here’s a slide show on the web showing how it’s done:

        EllenFinkelstein.com:

        Publishing a Presentation to the Web





        Also:

        Indezine.com:

        PowerPoint 2002-2003 Web Options





        RDPSlides.com has this article:

        PowerPoint on the Web





        Here’s how to use the Publishing Wizard:

        Using the Web Publishing Wizard to upload your files to the web

        Office.Microsoft.com:

        Show slide animations during a Web presentation



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      • #3062223

        WINDOWS Burn CD’s The how and howevers It has b…

        by dklippert ·

        In reply to Unofficial Microsoft Office Stuff

        WINDOWS

        Burn CD’s

        The how and howevers

        It has become less complicated to create your own CDs for data backup or music.

        “When I first started authoring CDs, the CD recorder itself cost $35,000 (for the cheap model), and blank CDs were a mere $50 apiece. I never would have guessed that someday they’d both cost a fraction of what they did then. In part, this is what has fueled the explosive growth of the CD burning industry.

        But now, Windows XP makes this technology a mainstream activity. Built-in support for CD burning makes the task easier than ever before-as easy as copying to a floppy disk.”

        CD Burning Becomes Routine in Windows XP

        Also:
        Windows XP CD Burning Secrets
        By Ed Bott

        Burning CDs in Windows XP
        By Alex Nichol AumHa.org

        CD-Recordable FAQ
        Simple answers to simple questions

        • CD Encoding
        • How Do I…
        • Problems
        • Hardware
        • Software
        • Media
        • Net Resources and Vendor Lists

        Also:

        CDBurnerXP Pro
        CDBurnerXP Pro is a free CD/DVD burning solution.
        With this software you can burn CD-R, CD-RW DVD+R/RW DVD-R/RW discs.

        See all Topics

      • #3062224

        FRONTPAGE Look at Yourself Information on line …

        by dklippert ·

        In reply to Unofficial Microsoft Office Stuff

        FRONTPAGE

        Look at Yourself


        Information on line


        Here is a site that will test your connection speed, tell you your latitude and longitude, IP address and more.

        They provide a one stop location to validate email addresses, locate the host server for a domain, plus trace, ping etc.

        You can also find out what information your browser is broadcasting to the world.


        Internetfrog.com

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      • #3062140

        EXCEL Time without Limits No Delimiters Excel i…

        by dklippert ·

        In reply to Unofficial Microsoft Office Stuff

        EXCEL
        Time without Limits
        No Delimiters
        Excel is most happy when you enter dates and times with the correct separators.

        1/1/2004 is a good date. So is 1-1-2004.

        If you just entered 112004 in a cell formatted as a date you’ll get:

        Wednesday, August 27, 2206

        the 112,004th day since January 1, 1900.

        Chip Pearson has come up with VBA code, using the Worksheet_Change event procedure, that will

      • #3062033

        WORD Bend Word to Your Will Show who’s in charge…

        by dklippert ·

        In reply to Unofficial Microsoft Office Stuff

        WORD

        Bend Word to Your Will

        Show who’s in charge

        “Bend Word is written around Macintosh Word 2001: but it’s highly recommended for anyone who wants to really unleash the power of Word: this is (huge) article is “Word 101” for people who really want Word to work for them instead of the other way around.

        For the most part it’s structured like a dictionary with self-contained articles, so even though it’s almost 200 pages long, it isn’t difficult to find information – just as with a dictionary! It’s intended to be used on-screen rather than to be printed out, because the articles have clickable hyperlinks for instant access to related topics.”


        Article contributed by
        Clive Huggan


        Bend Word to Your Will


        (April 2005 edition)


        Go to the Microsoft Word MVP FAQ site


        [

        updated entry from 1/28/2004

        ]

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      • #3063424

        OUTLOOK Match Template to Account Set your ident…

        by dklippert ·

        In reply to Unofficial Microsoft Office Stuff

        OUTLOOK
        Match Template to Account
        Set your identity

        If you have multiple email accounts you can use a different template for each account.

        After creating the template, assigning it to an account and saving it, you can assign the template to a button.

        Click the button and the selected template will appear using the assigned account to send the message.

        Slipstick provides screenshots and

      • #3063144

        ACCESS Defeat Personalized Menus A fast way in …

        by dklippert ·

        In reply to Unofficial Microsoft Office Stuff

        ACCESS
        Defeat Personalized Menus
        A fast way in

        Personalized menus display just your recently used menu items for a few seconds before the entire menu is displayed.

        If you like this feature and have left it enabled, you can display a full menu by double-clicking the menu name when you open it.

        To turn this off, go to Customize Options and put a check by Always show full menus.

        See all

      • #3061201

        ADDENDUM Where on the World Stats on a map Var…

        by dklippert ·

        In reply to Unofficial Microsoft Office Stuff

        ADDENDUM
        Where on the World
        Stats on a map

        Various statistical findings superimposed on a world globe.”This project started some eight years ago.

        An attempt to do justice to the term ‘political’ and ‘geo-political’ globe.
        Trying to tell the lie (of abstraction and visualization) that tells the truth.

        By now there are more than 200 different globes.”

        3 Hour US Air Force

      • #3060984

        POWERPOINT Gettysburg Address Did Lincoln read E…

        by dklippert ·

        In reply to Unofficial Microsoft Office Stuff

        POWERPOINT
        Gettysburg Address
        Did Lincoln read Edward Tufte?
        At one time or another many of you have see the PowerPoint version of Lincoln’s 1863 presentation. (They called them speeches back then.)

        Here’s Peter Norvig’s background rational for its creation and what followed after its release:
        “Why I did it

        “Doesn’t he realize this presentation is a waste of time? Why doesn’t he just tell

      • #3071970

        WINDOWS Accessibility for All Overcome the barri…

        by dklippert ·

        In reply to Unofficial Microsoft Office Stuff

        WINDOWS
        Accessibility for All
        Overcome the barriers

        Microsoft has made a point of supporting the use of computers by as many people as possible.

        You may not feel that you need this information now, but the time will come when you yourself are struck with even a temporary Carpel Tunnel problem. Or you pod mate in the cubical is having problems seeing the screen.

        Here are some links that may

      • #3073830

        FRONTPAGE Pictures Toolbar Control your graphics…

        by dklippert ·

        In reply to Unofficial Microsoft Office Stuff

        FRONTPAGE
        Pictures Toolbar
        Control your graphics

        You may have used this toolbar in other applications; you may want to get to know it even better.

        These tutorials looks at the toolbar which includes several easy-to-use features to tweak, enhance and position graphic images after they are inserted into a FrontPage web page.
        OutFront.net:

        The FrontPage Pictures Toolbar part I

        The FrontPage

      • #3073670

        EXCEL Pivot Tables and Pivot Chart Links PivotT…

        by dklippert ·

        In reply to Unofficial Microsoft Office Stuff

        EXCEL Pivot Tables and Pivot Chart Links PivotTables allow you to create multidimensional data views by dragging and dropping column headings to move data around. J. Carlton Collins, CPA, president of ASA Research, LLC, is an accounting systems and spreadsheet expert. He will walk you through both the basic and complex issues involved. Microsoft Excel Pivot Tables Jon Peltier, has over 23

      • #3073597

        EXCEL Pivot Tables and Pivot Chart Links PivotT…

        by dklippert ·

        In reply to Unofficial Microsoft Office Stuff

        EXCEL
        Pivot Tables
        and Pivot Chart Links
        PivotTables allow you to create multidimensional data views by dragging and dropping column headings to move data around.

        J. Carlton Collins, CPA, president of ASA Research, LLC, is an accounting systems and spreadsheet expert.

        He will walk you through both the basic and complex issues involved.

        Microsoft Excel Pivot Tables
        Jon Peltier, has over 23

      • #3073406

        WORD Background Printing Yes, you can! Remember…

        by dklippert ·

        In reply to Unofficial Microsoft Office Stuff

        WORD Background Printing Yes, you can! Remember back in the old days of Word before 2003? We would demonstrate how a background color or theme could be applied to a document. Then say something like, “But you can only see it on the screen.” That changed with 2003. Go to Options. Go to the Print tab and on the Include with document section, put a check next to “Background colors and images”

      • #3072636

        WORD Background Printing Yes, you can! Remember…

        by dklippert ·

        In reply to Unofficial Microsoft Office Stuff

        WORD Background Printing Yes, you can! Remember back in the old days of Word before 2003? We would demonstrate how a background color or theme could be applied to a document. Then say something like, “But you can only see it on the screen.” That changed with 2003. Go to Options. Go to the Print tab and on the Include with document section, put a check next to “Background colors and images”

      • #3073210

        OUTLOOK Fraudulent Email But it said my bank sen…

        by dklippert ·

        In reply to Unofficial Microsoft Office Stuff

        OUTLOOK Fraudulent Email But it said my bank sent it! Phishing or counterfeit email is rife. Here is some information from PayPal, a company that is the subject of many scams: “A fraudulent (spoof) email pretends to be from a well-known company, such as PayPal or eBay, in an attempt to get personal information from you. People who send spoof emails hope to use your information – such as credit

      • #3057830

        ACCESS Alphabetize by One Field or the Other If …

        by dklippert ·

        In reply to Unofficial Microsoft Office Stuff

        ACCESS Alphabetize by One Field or the Other If one is missing, use the other Let’s say you have a database that has the company name and a contacts name. In some cases the CompanyName field is empty. If that happens, you want to continue the alpha sort using the contact’s LastName. To do this, you need to create an extra query field to provide the sort, using the NZ() function to replace the

      • #3057624

        WORD Background Printing Yes, you can! Remember…

        by dklippert ·

        In reply to Unofficial Microsoft Office Stuff

        WORD
        Background Printing
        Yes, you can!
        Remember back in the old days of Word before 2003?

        We would demonstrate how a background color or theme could be applied to a document. Then say something like, “But you can only see it on the screen.”

        That changed with 2003.

        Go to Options.

        Go to the Print tab and on the Include with document section,
        put a check next to “Background colors and images”

      • #3057625

        OUTLOOK Fraudulent Email But it said my bank sen…

        by dklippert ·

        In reply to Unofficial Microsoft Office Stuff

        OUTLOOK
        Fraudulent Email
        But it said my bank sent it!
        Phishing or counterfeit email is rife. Here is some information from PayPal, a company that is the subject of many scams:
        “A fraudulent (spoof) email pretends to be from a well-known company, such as PayPal or eBay, in an attempt to get personal information from you. People who send spoof emails hope to use your information – such as credit

      • #3057626

        ACCESS Alphabetize by One Field or the Other If …

        by dklippert ·

        In reply to Unofficial Microsoft Office Stuff

        ACCESS
        Alphabetize by One Field or the Other
        If one is missing, use the other
        Let’s say you have a database that has the company name and a contacts name.

        In some cases the CompanyName field is empty. If that happens, you want to continue the alpha sort using the contact’s LastName.

        To do this, you need to create an extra query field to provide the sort, using the NZ() function to replace the

      • #3066215

        ADDENDUM Crossword Puzzles May I have a word wit…

        by dklippert ·

        In reply to Unofficial Microsoft Office Stuff

        ADDENDUM
        Crossword Puzzles
        May I have a word with you?
        Even if you’re used to doing crosswords with a pen or a typewriter, you’re sure to find something new at this site.

        It has, of course, a selection of word sources.

        Language dictionaries from Abenaki to Zulu with Mapudungun in between.

        “So you like word games, do you? Well, you have come to the right place. We have the richest assortment

      • #3069954

        POWERPOINT Safety Shows Don’t be sorry The Univ…

        by dklippert ·

        In reply to Unofficial Microsoft Office Stuff

        POWERPOINT
        Safety Shows
        Don’t be sorry
        The University of Vermont at Burlington has an area entitled “Safety Information Resources on the Internet collection.”

        As part of that collection, they offer 256 PowerPoint presentations on safety.

        Topics range from “Basic Electrical Safety” and “Healthy Living: Exercise, Diet, and Stress” to “You Know You’re A Safety Nut When….”

        Keep this site in

      • #3070338

        WINDOWS Who Needs a Mouse? Finger tricks Rathe…

        by dklippert ·

        In reply to Unofficial Microsoft Office Stuff

        WINDOWS
        Who Needs a Mouse?
        Finger tricks

        Rather not use a mouse?

        MouseKeys is designed for people who have difficulty using a mouse. MouseKeys allows you to use the numeric keypad to control the mouse pointer.

        Click Start, click Control Panel, and then click Accessibility Options.

        On the Mouse tab, under MouseKeys, select the Use MouseKeys check box.

        To turn off MouseKeys, clear the Use

      • #3070202

        FRONTPAGE Disable the Image Toolbar Drop the bar …

        by dklippert ·

        In reply to Unofficial Microsoft Office Stuff

        FRONTPAGE
        Disable the Image Toolbar
        Drop the bar

        “When the user visits a web site and mouses over an image that meets particular requirements, the My Pictures hovering toolbar will appear after one half second, and will disappear immediately after the user moves the cursor off the image. The hovering toolbar has three to four buttons depending upon the browser client and user operating

      • #3060353

        EXCEL Format Numbers It’s your choice Here is a…

        by dklippert ·

        In reply to Unofficial Microsoft Office Stuff

        EXCEL
        Format Numbers
        It’s your choice

        Here is an almost forgotten sample spreadsheet. It was constructed, for Microsoft, back in 1997 by Lori B. Turner, and is still relevant.

        The sheets are protected. In order to see the cell formatting, you need to go to Protection to Unprotect Sheet . . . There is no password required

        Formatting sample Workbook
        Also: OzGrid:
        Custom Formats

        If you need to

      • #3069614

        WINDOWS Log on Screen Capture Snapped in the act…

        by dklippert ·

        In reply to Unofficial Microsoft Office Stuff

        WINDOWS Log on Screen Capture Snapped in the act When describing how to Sign on to Windows, it’s nice to be able to show what the screen looks like. Print Screen won’t work, because the cache has not been set up until after the process. Here’s how it’s done: Press Ctrl+Alt+Del to open the Windows Task Manager Click on the Processes tab and highlight Explorer.exe Click “End Task” in the

      • #3060133

        WORD Clip Art Gallery Sprinkle carefully Judic…

        by dklippert ·

        In reply to Unofficial Microsoft Office Stuff

        WORD
        Clip Art Gallery
        Sprinkle carefully
        Judicious use of Clip art can spice up a document. Here’s an article about how to customize existing pictures including:
        Display clip-related toolbars
        Customizing your clip art
        Cropping
        Sizing
        Adding text wrapping
        Blurring
        Rotating and flipping
        Adding a drop shadow
        Edit clip art in Word Also:Clip art gallery

        750+ Halloween clips
        Clip Art demo
        5 new

      • #3070697

        OUTLOOK Shipping Status Track UPS and FedEx Wit…

        by dklippert ·

        In reply to Unofficial Microsoft Office Stuff

        OUTLOOK Shipping Status Track UPS and FedEx With eBay and Amazon, packages are flying across the country 24 hours a day. This free Outlook add-in combines with Outlook’s calendar to follow the path of an order. “Parcel Tracker is an add-in for Microsoft Outlook that automatically synchronizes an appointment item with a shipping service enabling you to track your package delivery / status

      • #3068852

        WINDOWS Log on Screen Capture Snapped in the act…

        by dklippert ·

        In reply to Unofficial Microsoft Office Stuff

        WINDOWS

        Log on Screen Capture

        Snapped in the act

        When describing how to Sign on to Windows, it’s nice to be able to show what the screen looks like.

        Print Screen won’t work, because the cache has not been set up until after the process.

        Here’s how it’s done:

        1. Press Ctrl+Alt+Del to open the Windows Task Manager
        2. Click on the Processes tab and highlight Explorer.exe
        3. Click “End Task” in the lower right corner
        4. A warning will pop up, click Yes

        If everything worked, your taskbar and desktop should have disappeared.

        Don’t worry, it’s temporary.

        1. In the Task Manager, go to the File menu and select New Task.
        2. In the input box, type “logonui” and click OK.
          The logon screen should now appear behind the Task Manager.
        3. At this point, go ahead and take your screenshots. You can open Paint by typing “mspaint” into the New Task box.
        4. Once you have finished taking and saving the screenshots, select “logonui.exe” in the process list in the Task Manager and click End Task.
        5. This will close the logon screen.
        6. Finally, go to File and New Task. Type “Explorer” into the text box and click OK.

        Your taskbar and desktop should now re-appear.

        Computing.net:
        Screenshot of Windows XP login
        (By Ender )

        This works with Windows XP and Windows server 2003. Earlier versions did not have Logonui.exe.

        I’m still looking for a way to get the classic Log on screen.

        See all Topics

      • #3068850

        WORD Clip Art Gallery Sprinkle carefully Judic…

        by dklippert ·

        In reply to Unofficial Microsoft Office Stuff

        WORD

        Clip Art Gallery

        Sprinkle carefully

        Judicious use of Clip art can spice up a document. Here’s an article about how to customize existing pictures including:

        • Display clip-related toolbars
        • Customizing your clip art
        • Cropping
        • Sizing
        • Adding text wrapping
        • Blurring
        • Rotating and flipping
        • Adding a drop shadow

        Edit clip art in Word

        Also:

        Clip art gallery

        750+ Halloween clips

        Clip Art demo

        5 new things about the Clip Art and Media site

        Mary Sauer’s Design Gallery Help
        Microsoft Clip Art & Media Help

        See all Topics

      • #3068851

        OUTLOOK Shipping Status Track UPS and FedEx Wit…

        by dklippert ·

        In reply to Unofficial Microsoft Office Stuff

        OUTLOOK
        Shipping Status
        Track UPS and FedEx
        With eBay and Amazon, packages are flying across the country 24 hours a day, locating a shipment can be important. This free Outlook add-in combines with Outlook’s calendar to follow the path of an order.

        “Parcel Tracker is an add-in for Microsoft Outlook that automatically synchronizes an appointment item with a shipping service enabling you to

      • #3071834

        ADDENDUM Il Circo Dei Rocchetti Rotolanti The Ro…

        by dklippert ·

        In reply to Unofficial Microsoft Office Stuff

        ADDENDUM
        Il Circo Dei Rocchetti Rotolanti
        The Rolling Reels Circus

        Giuseppe (Pino) Civitarese is an oceanographer from Trieste.

        He has a small but fascinating collection of paper automata.

        “Automata, from the Greek automatos, “acting of one?s own will, self-moving” is more often used to describe non-electronic moving machines, however, especially those that have been made to resemble human

      • #3053618

        POWERPOINT It

        by dklippert ·

        In reply to Unofficial Microsoft Office Stuff

        POWERPOINT

        It’s The Story, Stupid

        Start at the end


        Here’s a lively paper on the ins and outs of giving a presentation and communicating ideas.

        “In the newspaper business they teach you to put the least important stuff at the end, so if your story was cut for length the reader wouldn’t miss much. But in a presentation, it helps to start with the end, because that’s when the results should start coming in.

        There are two ways to start from the end.

        The first is asking yourself what results you want from the presentation. Is it sales? Understanding? Recruits? Strokes? Whatever you’re looking for, that’s where you need to start, because without a clear outcome in mind, there’s no way your presentation will come out clear.

        The second is to state your conclusion. Larry Gottlieb calls this the ‘conclusion first’ approach. First impressions last longest. If you don’t say the one thing you need to say right up front, it may never get heard.

        Starting with your conclusion also tells the audience you won’t waste their time with preliminaries.”

        It’s The Story, Stupid
        By Doc Searls

        Also see:
        Beyond Bullet Points
        By Cliff Atkinson

        [ updated entry from 1/16/2004 ]

        See all Topics

      • #3053565

        POWERPOINT It’s The Story, Stupid Start at the e…

        by dklippert ·

        In reply to Unofficial Microsoft Office Stuff

        POWERPOINT

        It’s The Story, Stupid


        Start at the end



        Here’s a lively paper on the ins and outs of giving a presentation and communicating ideas.

        “In the newspaper business they teach you to put the least important stuff at the end, so if your story was cut for length the reader wouldn’t miss much. But in a presentation, it helps to start with the end, because that’s when the results should start coming in.

        There are two ways to start from the end.

        The first is asking yourself what results you want from the presentation. Is it sales? Understanding? Recruits? Strokes? Whatever you’re looking for, that’s where you need to start, because without a clear outcome in mind, there’s no way your presentation will come out clear.

        The second is to state your conclusion. Larry Gottlieb calls this the ‘conclusion first’ approach. First impressions last longest. If you don’t say the one thing you need to say right up front, it may never get heard.

        Starting with your conclusion also tells the audience you won’t waste their time with preliminaries.”


        It’s The Story, Stupid


        By Doc Searls

        Also see:

        Beyond Bullet Points



        By Cliff Atkinson

        [

        updated entry from 1/16/2004

        ]

        See all


        Topics

        • #3071155

          POWERPOINT It’s The Story, Stupid Start at the e…

          by dc guy ·

          In reply to POWERPOINT It’s The Story, Stupid Start at the e…

          The old general rule for nonfiction writing is still a good one:

          1. Tell them what you’re going to tell them.

          2. Tell them.

          3. Tell them what you’ve told them.

      • #3053473

        ACCESS Source of Tables Identify a linked Access…

        by dklippert ·

        In reply to Unofficial Microsoft Office Stuff

        ACCESS Source of Tables Identify a linked Access table’s source When a database contains linked tables, you may need to find the location of the source file. One way is to: Open the table in Design view Clicking Yes when Access informs you that some properties can not be modified. Right-click on the window’s title bar Select Properties from the shortcut menu. The location will appear in

      • #3053456

        ACCESS Source of Tables Identify a linked Access…

        by dklippert ·

        In reply to Unofficial Microsoft Office Stuff

        ACCESS
        Source of Tables
        Identify a linked Access table’s source

        When a database contains linked tables, you may need to find the location of the source file.
        One way is to:
        Open the table in Design view

        Clicking Yes when Access informs you that some properties can not be modified.

        Right-click on the window’s title bar

        Select Properties from the shortcut menu.

        The location will appear in

      • #3058065

        FRONTPAGE Privacy and the Internet What happens …

        by dklippert ·

        In reply to Unofficial Microsoft Office Stuff

        FRONTPAGE
        Privacy and the Internet
        What happens on your computer, stays . . .
        Here are some protection suggestions:
        “Links to numerous pages on the Web where home users can find software and information relevant to Windows PC privacy and security.

        It also contains a rudimentary “checklist” of basic steps that home PC users can take to enhance their privacy and security while using the

      • #3072286

        EXCEL Mac vs. PC Spreadsheet vagaries “Microsoft…

        by dklippert ·

        In reply to Unofficial Microsoft Office Stuff

        EXCEL
        Mac vs. PC
        Spreadsheet vagaries

        “Microsoft Excel 2004 for Mac and Microsoft Office Excel 2003 are similar in many ways. For example, the programs share a common file format and share most of the same features. However, there are some important differences that you should consider when you work with both Excel 2004 for Mac and Excel 2003.”
        Description of some of the differences between

        • #3071157

          EXCEL Mac vs. PC Spreadsheet vagaries

          by dc guy ·

          In reply to EXCEL Mac vs. PC Spreadsheet vagaries “Microsoft…

          I haven’t figured out how to display a formula bar on the Mac version. The only way I can see the entire contents of an overfilled cell or the original formula is to double click on it and let it overlay its neighbors.

      • #3070988

        WORD Forms in Word With and without code Data e…

        by dklippert ·

        In reply to Unofficial Microsoft Office Stuff

        WORD
        Forms in Word
        With and without code
        Data entry forms can be designed and presented using VBA code. Another simpler way to do it is to construct a form directly in the Word document.
        “Have you ever been asked to fill out a form in a word processor, only to discover that when you attempted to enter information, the lines on the form moved all over the page? Not to mention that the form was

      • #3044689

        OUTLOOK Icons Itsy Bitsy Indicators What those …

        by dklippert ·

        In reply to Unofficial Microsoft Office Stuff

        OUTLOOK

        Icons ? Itsy Bitsy Indicators

        What those little graphics mean

        There’s not much room in an Outlook icon to communicate information.

        Robert Sparnaaij, MVP-Outlook, has put together a legend of these tiny pictures with their meanings.

        Such as:

        What Do The Icons Mean?

        For more information see his web site:
        How to Outlook

        See all Topics

      • #3044493

        OUTLOOK Icons Itsy Bitsy Indicators What those …

        by dklippert ·

        In reply to Unofficial Microsoft Office Stuff

        OUTLOOK

        Icons — Itsy Bitsy Indicators

        What those little graphics mean

        There’s not much room in an Outlook icon to communicate information.

        Robert Sparnaaij, MVP-Outlook, has put together a legend of these tiny pictures with their meanings.

        Such as:

        What Do The Icons Mean?

        For more information see his web site:
        How to Outlook

        See all Topics

      • #3046504

        ACCESS Drag Data Simple exchange To transfer da…

        by dklippert ·

        In reply to Unofficial Microsoft Office Stuff

        ACCESS

        Drag Data

        Simple exchange

        To transfer data from an Access query or table in another Office program, such as Word, there’s no need to manually export the data.

        1. Open the target Office document
        2. Arrange both applications on the screen
          (Right-click an empty part of the Task bar and choose Tile Windows Vertically)
        3. Switch to Access and select the fields or records that you want copied
        4. When you’ve finished selecting the data, move the mouse pointer near the border of the selection until it turns into an arrow
        5. Finally, drag and drop the data to your target document

        You can also select a whole table, go to Edit>Copy. Switch to Word or Excel and Paste.

        It works in the other direction too. Select some Excel data. Switch to Access.

        While viewing the Tables Objects, Paste the Excel data. It will form a new table.

        See all Topics

      • #3045208

        ADDENDUM Best of Clementine Not lost and gone W…

        by dklippert ·

        In reply to Unofficial Microsoft Office Stuff

        ADDENDUM
        Best of Clementine
        Not lost and gone
        Why write new words and lyrics? They’re interchangeable.

        ” You’ve heard it sung around the campfires! You’ve lifted your voice to its haunting melody countless times! Now K-Smel records introduces an all-new collection… The Best Of Clementine! ”

        The words to Clementine can be sung easily to the tune of certain songs
        By extension, the words to

      • #3045111

        POWERPOINT Photos and PowerPoint Album creations…

        by dklippert ·

        In reply to Unofficial Microsoft Office Stuff

        POWERPOINT

        Photos and PowerPoint

        Album creations

        PowerPoint can be used to produce a photo array. Put the show on DVD’s or on the web.

        Here is a list of 100 tutorials:

        PowerPoint 2003 and Photo Album links

        Also:

        Photo Story 3

        “Create slideshows using your digital photos. With a single click, you can touch-up, crop, or rotate pictures. Add stunning special effects, soundtracks, and your own voice narration to your photo stories. Then, personalize them with titles and captions. Small file sizes make it easy to send your photo stories in an e-mail. Watch them on your TV, a computer, or a Windows Mobile-based portable device.”

        For earlier versions:

        PowerPoint 2000 Add-in

        This add-in program makes it easy and fast to get pictures from your hard disk drive, scanner, or digital camera into a Microsoft PowerPoint presentation.

        Creating Photo Albums in PowerPoint 2000

        Also:

        PowerPoint Shows on DVD


        [Edited entry from 1/24/2005]

        See all Topics

      • #3046035

        POWERPOINT Photos and PowerPoint Album creations…

        by dklippert ·

        In reply to Unofficial Microsoft Office Stuff

        POWERPOINT

        Photos and PowerPoint

        Album creations

        PowerPoint can be used to produce a photo array. Put the show on DVD’s or on the web.

        Here is a list of 100 tutorials:

        PowerPoint 2003 and Photo Album links

        Also:

        Photo Story 3

        “Create slideshows using your digital photos. With a single click, you can touch-up, crop, or rotate pictures. Add stunning special effects, soundtracks, and your own voice narration to your photo stories. Then, personalize them with titles and captions. Small file sizes make it easy to send your photo stories in an e-mail. Watch them on your TV, a computer, or a Windows Mobile-based portable device.”

        For earlier versions:

        PowerPoint 2000 Add-in

        This add-in program makes it easy and fast to get pictures from your hard disk drive, scanner, or digital camera into a Microsoft PowerPoint presentation.

        Creating Photo Albums in PowerPoint 2000

        Also:

        PowerPoint Shows on DVD


        [Edited entry from 1/24/2005]

        See all Topics

      • #3043721

        WINDOWS Welcome or Not Choose not to If you’re …

        by dklippert ·

        In reply to Unofficial Microsoft Office Stuff

        WINDOWS
        Welcome or Not
        Choose not to

        If you’re a sole user in a home environment, why slow yourself down with a logon screen?

        To turn the Welcome screen on or off

        You must have a computer administrator account on a computer that is a member of a workgroup or is a stand-alone computer to turn on or turn off the Use the Welcome screen feature. Logging on at the Welcome screen is not available

      • #3046376

        FRONTPAGE Photos on a Web Page For all the world…

        by dklippert ·

        In reply to Unofficial Microsoft Office Stuff

        FRONTPAGE

        Photos on a Web Page

        For all the world to see

        A photo gallery is a Web page that contains a collection of photos arranged in a specific layout. Microsoft FrontPage provides four different layouts that you can use to arrange your graphics.

        Photo Gallery

        PowerPoint:

        1. Open your Microsoft Office FrontPage 2003 Web site.
        2. On the File menu, click Import.
        3. In the Import dialog box, click Add File.
        4. In the Add File to Import List dialog box, browse to the Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2003 presentation that you want to import, select it, and then click Open.
        5. Click OK.

        “You can use the Web to give others access to your presentation by publishing it to a Web server or another computer that is accessible to those you want to view the presentation with a Web browser. When you publish a presentation, a copy of it is created in a file location you choose. You can publish from a presentation that is in .ppt format or that is saved as a Web page or Single File Web page.”

        Publishing to the Web

        See all Topics

      • #3045664

        EXCEL Excel 12 New Limits Here are a few of the…

        by dklippert ·

        In reply to Unofficial Microsoft Office Stuff

        EXCEL
        Excel 12
        New Limits

        Here are a few of the major changes in Excel 12 (Vista?).
        The total number of available columns in Excel

        Old Limit: 256 (2^8)
        New Limit: 16k (2^14)

        The total number of available rows in Excel

        Old Limit: 64k (2^16)
        New Limit: 1M (2^20)

        Number of unique colors allowed a single workbook

        Old Limit: 56 (indexed color)
        New Limit: 4.3 billion (32-bit color)

        Number of

      • #3045064

        WORD Split View Top and bottom If you need to l…

        by dklippert ·

        In reply to Unofficial Microsoft Office Stuff

        WORD

        Split View


        Top and bottom


        If you need to look at more than one part of a document at once, consider splitting the window.

        To split the current window, just go to Window>Split from the main menu.

        Another way is to use the splitter control between the file tab channel and the scroll bar for the doc.

        To create new windows for the same document, just go to Window>New Window and create as many views on the same document as you would like.

        WebJunction.org:

        Word Split Window


        (Publisher: The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation)

        Also:

        Dawn Ontario, Disabled Women’s Network:


        Split Screen Feature – Microsoft Word

        See all


        Topics

      • #3115715

        OUTLOOK Spam A How to Guide Why let the sleaze …

        by dklippert ·

        In reply to Unofficial Microsoft Office Stuff

        OUTLOOK

        Spam — A How to Guide

        Why let the sleaze balls have all the fun?

        We’ve traded garbage cans full of unsolicited mail for full blocked or deleted bins.

        Here is a site that has information on stopping the bad guys, including information from their perspective.

        • Spam Archives

          “A number of far-sighted people have been saving all their spam and have put it online. This is a valuable resource for anyone writing Bayesian filters.”

        • How to Spam

          “The links on this page are to companies that provide the infrastructure of spam. It’s fairly disgusting reading, but a quick scan will give you some ideas about filtering.”

        • Spammers’ Stories

          “These articles about spammers are very helpful in understanding how to stop spam. For example, complaining to the ISPs that spammers use does seem to inconvenience them.

          And best of all, so does filtering. In one article below, a spammer complains that filters have increased his costs 1,000-fold. That’s exactly what we want to hear. New laws and policies may stop spam. Making it unprofitable certainly will.”

        • Better Bayesian Filtering
        • Filters that Fight Back
        • Will Filters Kill Spam?
        • Filters vs. Blacklists
        • Filtering Research
        • Spam Resources
        • Spam Links

        PaulGraham.com:
        Anti Spam
        (Paul Graham is an essayist, programmer, and programming language designer)

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      • #3115311

        ACCESS Barcode Fonts Print your own There are a…

        by dklippert ·

        In reply to Unofficial Microsoft Office Stuff

        ACCESS

        Barcode Fonts

        Print your own

        There are a variety of barcodes. POSTNET is used for mailings.

        Word includes a POSTNET field:

        { BARCODE \u “LiteralText” or Bookmark \b [Switches ] }

        “LiteralText” or Bookmark

        Delivery address and ZIP Code. When followed by the \b switch, a bookmark can replace LiteralText.
        For example, the bookmark “ENV_ZIPCODE1” represents the address in the active document; it’s inserted by the Envelopes and Labels command.

        \b

        When preceded by a bookmark, uses the ZIP Code information from the address defined by the bookmark.

        \f “letter”

        Inserts a Facing Identification Mark (FIM), specified by letter: “A” inserts a courtesy reply mark; “C” inserts a business reply mark. “A” is inserted if you select the FIM-A Courtesy Reply Mail check box in the Envelope Options dialog box. To print a business reply mark, display field codes, and change the letter to “C.”

        \u

        Identifies the bar code as a U.S. postal address.

        POSTNET delivery point bar codes consist of 62 bars broken down as follows:

        • 45 bars (9 sets of 5 bars) for the Zip+4 Code.
        • 10 bars (2 sets of 5 bars) for the delivery point code. The delivery point code is typically the last two digits of the street address or box number.
          For high rise buildings, the delivery point code is calculated according to a more complex set of rules.
        • 5 bars (1 set of 5 bars) for the correction character. The correction character is calculated by adding all the numbers in the Zip+4 Code and then subtracting that number from the next whole integer of 10.
          For example, if the Zip+4 Code numbers total 23, the next whole integer of 10 would be 30, and the correction character would be 7.
        • 2 bars (2 sets of 1 bar) for the long bars that frame the beginning and end of the bar code.

        For other applications, you will have to either buy a new font, or perform a mail merge with Word.

        OfficeBarcode.com
        Providing barcode tutorials, plug-ins, FAQs, integration and printing solutions for Microsoft Access, Excel, Word, FrontPage and other Office applications.

        List of sites that sell or give away barcode fonts

        BarCode 1 Font Page
        (Look for POSTNET)

        Barcodes for Access or other applications such as Word.

        Barcode Art

        (Barcode clock)

        [Edited entry from 1/22/2004]

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      • #3115120

        ADDENDUM Test Your Typing Practice, Practice “Wi…

        by dklippert ·

        In reply to Unofficial Microsoft Office Stuff

        ADDENDUM

        Test Your Typing

        Practice, Practice

        “With the TypingMaster Online Test you can assess your personal typing skills in minutes for free – within your web browser.

        Based on the short text typing sample, this Java™ applet will estimate your typing skills including typing speed, accuracy and net speed. You can also receive test results directly to your email address.”

        TypingTest.com

        MrKent.com

        Typing and Ten-key Tests
        Also:
        CalculatorCat.com

        Typing test
        Hints and other links.

        [Edited entry from 1/15/2004]

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      • #3114388

        POWERPOINT One Slide Only Get to the point Too …

        by dklippert ·

        In reply to Unofficial Microsoft Office Stuff

        POWERPOINT

        One Slide Only


        Get to the point


        Too many PowerPoint shows consist of a massive deck of slides. The audience leaves either overwhelmed or wheeled out unconscious from the overload.

        Elliot Massie is the head of the MASIE Center is an international e-lab and ThinkTank located in Saratoga Springs, NY.

        He is hosting a seminar called
        Learning 2005

        One feature of the sessions is a presenter’s limit of only 1 page.

        Think about this limitation the next time you are asked to lead a meeting.

        “Every session at Learning 2005 will be limited to ONE PAGE (a slide, a poster, a mind-map, a single question or even just one word!)

        Each facilitator of a case study, discussion, conversation or Radar Screen session will be asked to create a GREAT “1 Pager“. It might be a single question such as,

        “What is the impact of increased Compliance on Quality and Budget for Training?”

        Or, it might be a mindmap of several concepts. Or, a graphic. Or, a simple list of Do’s or Don’ts. But, it will just be a “1 Pager”!

        Most of our rooms will not be darkened to feature the LCD Projector. Instead, these will be posted on LearningWiki, the open wiki/blog software for the event. A facilitator can link to lots of other resources from their on-line 1 Pager. (And you can add your own ideas, questions or resources.) Many of our session leaders will provide a complete set of text and audio materials (PodCasts) for your optional review prior to the session.”


        1 Pager

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      • #3114955

        WINDOWS Do You See What I See? Free color contro…

        by dklippert ·

        In reply to Unofficial Microsoft Office Stuff

        WINDOWS

        Do You See What I See?


        Free color control


        Continuing with its program to reward and verify legal Windows installations, Microsoft is offering another free gadget for the good guys. ICC profiles can be used to match the colors on your monitor to the colors used by your printer.


        Microsoft Color Control Panel Applet




        The Microsoft Color Control Panel Applet adds a new ‘Color’ item to the Windows control panel, providing a single place to view and edit color management settings in Windows XP. Using it, you can install and uninstall color profiles, change color profile associations for displays, printers and scanners, view detailed properties for color profiles (including a 3D rendering of the color space gamut), and rename color profiles, keeping the filenames and “internal” names consistent.


        International Color Consortium

        The ICC was established in 1993 by eight industry vendors for the purpose of creating, promoting and encouraging the standardization and evolution of an open, vendor-neutral, cross-platform color management system architecture and components.

        The intent of the International Color Consortium (R) profile format is to provide a cross-platform device profile format. Device profiles can be used to translate color data created on one device into another device’s native color space. It allows users to be sure that their image will retain its color fidelity when moved between systems and applications.


        Adobe Gamma


        Adobe Gamma is installed when Photoshop is loaded.


        Color Management



        Color management and color science: Introduction
        by Norman Koren


        Printer Profiles



        Printer Profiles for sale by Digital Domain Inc.


        Print with Color Management


        Ian Lyons

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      • #3116400

        FRONTPAGE Send the Viewer on their Way Move on …

        by dklippert ·

        In reply to Unofficial Microsoft Office Stuff

        FRONTPAGE

        Send the Viewer on their Way

        Move on

        If you have an old site that people still address, or a web page that has been moved, see this code and the explanations.


        <html>

        <head>
        <meta http-equiv="REFRESH" content="3; URL=http://WWW.MiniByteTech.com">
        <head>

        <body bgcolor="#FFFFFF" text="#000000">

        The new location for this web site is WWW.MiniByteTech.com! You will automatically be redirected in 3 seconds. If your browser doesn't automatically load, click <a href="http://WWW.MiniByteTech.com">HERE</a>.

        </body>
        </html

        The operative line is:

        <meta http-equiv="REFRESH" content="3; URL=http://WWW.MiniByteTech.com">

        The value of content is in seconds.

        Macalester College St. Paul, MN
        How to redirect a web page request

        PCMag.com:
        Routing Your Web Site Visitors

        Help2Go.com:
        Redirecting a Web page

        ISiteBuild.com:
        How to Redirect a Web Page Using a 301 Redirect

        WebConfs.com:
        Redirect Checker

        This tools help you determine if the redirect you have created is Search Engine Friendly.

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      • #3117061

        EXCEL Graph Data and Shapes Statistical collecti…

        by dklippert ·

        In reply to Unofficial Microsoft Office Stuff

        EXCEL
        Graph Data and Shapes
        Statistical collection
        Betty C Jung has put together a serious collection of tutorials, links, and data sources.

        Here are some of the topics:
        Charting Data
        Data Presentation
        Cumulative Frequencies
        Fishbone Diagram
        Flowcharts
        Frequency Distributions
        Gantt; PERT Charts
        Graphing With Excel
        Analyzing and Plotting Data with Excel
        Organizational Charts/Mapping
        Social

      • #3135735

        WORD Almost All You Need to Know Collection of W…

        by dklippert ·

        In reply to Unofficial Microsoft Office Stuff

        WORD

        Almost All You Need to Know

        Collection of Word explanations

        Shauna Kelly is a Microsoft Word MVP.

        She has compiled a gathering of important Word how to’s and whys.

        For new users of Microsoft Word

        Basic concepts – Introduction

        Styles in Microsoft Word

        Tips for understanding styles

        Formatting

        How the Styles and Formatting pane works

        Numbering, Bullets, Headings, Outlines

        How to control bullets

        Templates

        What is the relationship between a Word document and its template?

        Layout

        How to keep a figure on the same page as its caption

        Sharing Microsoft Word documents

        What happens when I send my document to someone else?

        Making the most of Word in your business:
        Microsoft Word FAQ

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      • #3135733

        BOOKS An Obsession with Butterflies Quote “Ar…

        by dklippert ·

        In reply to Unofficial Microsoft Office Stuff

        BOOKS

        An Obsession with Butterflies

        Quote

        “Architecture is a plant’s first defense. Once a caterpillar begins to eat, compounds in its saliva can be recognized by the leaf as a form of attack. Whang, whang, whang. The entire plant goes on alert. A hormonal burst starts a second defense system, a counter attack that may include rushing newly produced toxins to the damaged leaf, as well as compounds that slow a caterpillar’s ability to digest the plant as food.”

        About the Author

        Sharman Apt Russell teaches writing at Western New Mexico University. She is also the author of Anatomy of a Rose, Kill the Cowboy and Songs of the Fluteplayer.
        She has a unique voice. Inherently complex topics are made enjoyable.

        Book Description

        From the beastly horned caterpillar, whose blood helps it count time, to the peacock butterfly, with wings that hiss like a snake, Russell traces the butterflies through their life cycles, exploring the creatures’ own obsessions with eating, mating, and migrating. In this way, she reveals the logic behind our endless fascination with butterflies as well as the driving passion of such legendary collectors as the tragic Eleanor Glanville, whose children declared her mad because of her compulsive butterfly collecting, and the brilliant Henry Walter Bates, whose collections from the Amazon in 1858 helped develop his theory of mimicry in nature. Russell also takes us inside some of the world’s most prestigious natural history museums, where scientists painstakingly catalogue and categorize new species of Lepidoptera, hoping to shed light on insect genetics and evolution.

        By Sharman Apt Russell
        ISBN 0-7382-0699-7
        Perseus Publishing 2003

        Also see:

        The North American Butterfly Association (NABA)

        and,

        AmazingButterflies.com:
        A Talk with Sharman Apt Russell

        [Edited entry from 1/29/2004]

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      • #3135734

        WINDOWS Don’t Display Logon, Logoff, Startup and…

        by dklippert ·

        In reply to Unofficial Microsoft Office Stuff

        WINDOWS

        Don’t Display

        Logon, Logoff, Startup and Shutdown Status Messages

        To turn these off:

        Start Regedit

        Go to

        HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\policies\system
        If it is not already there, create a DWORD value named DisableStatusMessages

        Give it a value of 1

        To turn on:

        Locate and then click the following registry key:

        HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System
        On the Edit menu, point to New, and then click DWORD Value.

        Type verbosestatus, and then press ENTER.

        Double-click the new key that you created, type 1 in the Value data box, and then click OK.

        Quit Registry Editor.

        NOTE: Windows does not display status messages if the following key is present and the value is set to 1:
        HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System\DisableStatusMessages

        Verbose Status Messages


        [Edited entry from 1/17/2004]

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      • #3135732

        ADDENDUM John Titor a “C204 time displacement” m…

        by dklippert ·

        In reply to Unofficial Microsoft Office Stuff

        ADDENDUM

        John Titor — 2036

        The future came back

        Why speculate about the future, when we’ve already been visited by a representative?

        “A tale that disturbed me, concerned me, made me wonder if our world as we know it has less than 15 years left.

        It is the tale of John Titor, a self-proclaimed time traveler from the year 2036.

        Okay, it sounds crazy. It’s not crazy, though . . .it’s simply a hoax. It’s a compelling hoax, so I decided to write my take on it. After some initial ‘what if’ excitement about it, the reality set in that this wasn’t what it appeared to be. In this piece, I hope to prove relatively clearly that his claims are false both in theory and in fact. He seemed to know enough about physics to pass amongst laymen, but unfortunately he skipped philosophy and economics while he was reading all those physics books.

        Since this story just won’t seem to die and there is evidence that the same perpetrator is now claiming to be an alien on various boards across the web, I felt it was worth sitting down and analyzing.”

        Tackling John Titor, Time Traveler

        Wikipedia:
        John Titor

        “John Titor was the name of a purported time traveler from the year 2036. He posted on several time travel-related Internet bulletin boards during 2000/2001, making many vague and seemingly falsifiable predictions about events in the near future and giving an explicit, detailed account of his supposed native time period. Whether or not John Titor was a hoax is a topic of controversy on web-based paranormal discussion boards.”

        John Ttior’s Story

        “Someone using the assumed name of John Titor and claiming to be a soldier on a mission from 2036 presented a considerable amount of information on the Web beginning around November 2000 about his mission and time travel machine, his perspective on our society, how our society is going wrong, and how society as we know it will end in a very short but massive global nuclear war in 2015. He’s gone now, back to 2036 he said he was going in his last posting on March 24, 2001, and the threads he left across the Web in his five months with us have been slowly evaporating since then.”

        John Titor Times
        A couple of future reports:

        The reason the job of President was split into an office of 5 has 4 main reasons. With 5 (presidents), foreign policy is more consistent, power shifting between parties has less of an impact on the overall government, individual strengths between presidents add to the strength of the overall office, and one president is elected for each major area in the United States.

        What is the extent of Presidential power in 2036?

        The office of President is far more diluted and decentralized than it is here. The powers of the national government are more defined and reside more at the county and state level.

        AboveTopSecret.com:

        The John Titor Project

        “Although many find it easy to dismiss all this as either science fiction or an elaborate extended hoax, there are those who still read his information and agree that there is something very troubling about John Titor and what he had to say.”

        Answers.com:
        John Titor

        ” He claimed his time machine — a “C204 time displacement” machine-was created by General Electric. Supposedly, he transported it in a standard motor vehicle (a black, model-year 1966 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible shown in the photographs he provided), and the car also served as his vessel whilst traveling through time (it remained stationary throughout with the engine off). He claimed that the public is fully aware of time travel in his time period, although the extreme skeptics of his day do not believe it exists.”

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      • #3135731

        OUTLOOK PayPal PhishingAs part of a series on I…

        by dklippert ·

        In reply to Unofficial Microsoft Office Stuff

        OUTLOOK

        PayPal ? Phishing

        As part of a series on Identity Protection Resources, PayPal has a section on Spoofing or Phishing.

        “Many spoof emails look very real. While there are some telltale signs, it can often be difficult to identify fake emails. Whenever you get an email about your PayPal account, the safest and easiest course of action is to open your browser and log in to your PayPal account directly without clicking any links in the email.

        Warning signs that an email about your PayPal account are fake include a generic greeting, a false sense of urgency, and links that don’t include “https://www.paypal.com&#8221; immediately before the first “/”.

        Spoof Tutorial

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      • #3120333

        WINDOWS Calculator PlusAdd, subtract, convertA…

        by dklippert ·

        In reply to Unofficial Microsoft Office Stuff

        WINDOWS

        Calculator Plus

        Add, subtract, convert

        Another free prize offered by Microsoft to reward users of legitimate Windows XP, is a neat calculator.

        Besides all of the features of the built in calculator, both basic and scientific, this tool converts measurements and currency.

        Microsoft Calculator Plus download.

        Calculator Plus FAQ

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      • #3118352

        FRONTPAGE Code your Web Site An overview One of…

        by dklippert ·

        In reply to Unofficial Microsoft Office Stuff

        FRONTPAGE

        Code your Web Site

        An overview

        One of the reasons the Web has expanded so rapidly is the ease of writing simple HTML.

        When you want to add more bells and sirens, FrontPage has some built in tools to ease the process.

        “In the early 1990s, Web sites were simple. Basic HTML allowed programmers to design sites that relayed basic information to Internet users but that could do little else.

        Today, Web sites are often sophisticated and complex. Rather than a static place to present information, Web sites frequently act like business partners, performing complex tasks that can help run and even improve a business or personal endeavor.
        To take full advantage of a Web site and truly make it work for you, you need professional coding tools. Microsoft Office FrontPage 2003 provides several new, powerful coding tools that will help you to create dynamic, interactive sites that can do more for you.

        FrontPage 2003 coding tools can help you to generate clean, efficient code, while also giving you more control over the code. These tools can also help you to increase and apply your knowledge of coding languages.

        This article will introduce you to the FrontPage 2003 coding tools and show you how you can use them to code faster and more accurately.”

        Pump up your Web site
        with coding tools

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      • #3117628

        OUTLOOK PayPal Phishing As part of a series on I…

        by dklippert ·

        In reply to Unofficial Microsoft Office Stuff

        OUTLOOK

        PayPal — Phishing

        As part of a series on Identity Protection Resources, PayPal has a section on Spoofing or Phishing.

        “Many spoof emails look very real. While there are some telltale signs, it can often be difficult to identify fake emails. Whenever you get an email about your PayPal account, the safest and easiest course of action is to open your browser and log in to your PayPal account directly without clicking any links in the email.

        Warning signs that an email about your PayPal account are fake include a generic greeting, a false sense of urgency, and links that don’t include “https://www.paypal.com&#8221; immediately before the first “/”.

        Spoof Tutorial

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      • #3117629

        WINDOWS Calculator Plus Add, subtract, convert A…

        by dklippert ·

        In reply to Unofficial Microsoft Office Stuff

        WINDOWS

        Calculator Plus

        Add, subtract, convert

        Another free prize offered by Microsoft to reward users of legitimate Windows XP, is a neat calculator.

        Besides all of the features of the built in calculator, both basic and scientific, this tool converts measurements and currency.


        Microsoft Calculator Plus
        download.


        Calculator Plus FAQ

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      • #3117630

        FRONTPAGE Code your Web Site An overview One of…

        by dklippert ·

        In reply to Unofficial Microsoft Office Stuff

        FRONTPAGE

        Code your Web Site


        An overview


        One of the reasons the Web has expanded so rapidly is the ease of writing simple HTML.

        When you want to add more bells and sirens, FrontPage has some built in tools to ease the process.

        “In the early 1990s, Web sites were simple. Basic HTML allowed programmers to design sites that relayed basic information to Internet users but that could do little else.

        Today, Web sites are often sophisticated and complex. Rather than a static place to present information, Web sites frequently act like business partners, performing complex tasks that can help run and even improve a business or personal endeavor.
        To take full advantage of a Web site and truly make it work for you, you need professional coding tools. Microsoft Office FrontPage 2003 provides several new, powerful coding tools that will help you to create dynamic, interactive sites that can do more for you.

        FrontPage 2003 coding tools can help you to generate clean, efficient code, while also giving you more control over the code. These tools can also help you to increase and apply your knowledge of coding languages.

        This article will introduce you to the FrontPage 2003 coding tools and show you how you can use them to code faster and more accurately.”


        Pump up your Web site



        with coding tools

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      • #3117506

        EXCEL Spreadsheet design Make it work and look g…

        by dklippert ·

        In reply to Unofficial Microsoft Office Stuff

        EXCEL

        Spreadsheet design

        Make it work and look good

        Timothy Miller uses the nom de screen of “Jethro” (Moses’ Father-in-Law).

        His SpyJournal.biz site/blog gives some tips on how to present an Excel solution

        Design and layout

        One of the easiest ways to set up spreadsheets that calculate or generate results that need to be reported is to separate the function from the form. Just like a shiny exterior on a car hides the internal engine and wiring. I always create my reports and front end menus to look good and generate results and calculations in more functional sheets.

        Hiding unnecessary sections

        If you must have calculations and working sections visible, then hide the unnecessary bits. Hiding a row or column is only one way of doing this. Using the group function you can rollup whole rows of information, e.g. components that add to a subtotal or constants and variables such as exchange rates, interest rates, and other indexes.

        Use of colour and graphics

        I like to use the company logo or other graphic as a design element in my spreadsheet. Sometimes I do this by using the corporate colours, other times by using the graphic itself. If I have a spreadsheet with a lot of macro buttons, I may use command objects and use the logo as a picture on the button.

        Removing excel components

        There are a number of excel components that you can turn off. Menu screens and reports screens may not need horizontal or vertical scroll bars, sheet tabs or row and column headings. Using macro buttons to return to a menu can overcome the need for sheet tabs. Not displaying gridlines will give a clean uncluttered look to a layout, and then using borders as necessary can create emphasis in the right areas.

        You’ll find the complete text here:
        Design Presentation Tips

        Also see:
        SpreadsheetStyle

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      • #3118724

        ADDENDUM Light up where you live A nation’s porc…

        by dklippert ·

        In reply to Unofficial Microsoft Office Stuff

        ADDENDUM

        Light up where you live

        A nation’s porch light


        Ben Fry is a doctoral candidate at the MIT Media Laboratory. His research focuses on methods of visualizing large amounts of data from dynamic information sources. This work is currently directed towards “Genomic Cartography” which is a study into new methods to represent the data found in the human genome.”


        He has a fascinating demonstration of data display technique:



        Zip Code Demonstrator
        .

        Type in a zip code one number at a time to see how zip codes are distributed in the US.

        [

        Edited entry from 2/1/2004

        ]

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      • #3119859

        POWERPOINT How to bum out your Audience Audience…

        by dklippert ·

        In reply to Unofficial Microsoft Office Stuff

        POWERPOINT

        How to bum out your Audience

        Audience antagonizers

        What are the three most annoying things about bad PowerPoint presentations?

        “According to the survey, conducted on the CommunicateUsingTechnology.com web site, the most common complaints are:

        • Speakers reading their slides to the audience (62% of respondents cited this item),
        • Text on the slides is too small to be readable (46.9%)
        • Slides hard to see because of color choice (42.6%) and
        • Full sentences were used instead of bullet points (39.1%).

        This survey is one of the first to investigate how presentations are seen from the audience point of view.

        Of those respondents who see 100 or more presentations per year, more than half said that 50% or more of the presentations they see suffer from one or more of the annoying traits. The costs of poor presentations are in the time wasted by those who attended and in the extra work that must be done to communicate the intended message again since it was not done properly the first time.”

        CommunicateUsingTechnology.com:
        Annoying PowerPoint Survey

        [Edited entry from 2/2/2004]

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      • #3119998

        WORD Merge Pictures Different picture to every l…

        by dklippert ·

        In reply to Unofficial Microsoft Office Stuff

        WORD

        Merge Pictures

        Different picture to every letter in a mail merge

        A variation of this technique could also be used with an IF statement to display different pictures based on some criteria, such as Zip code.

        1. Open the Excel worksheet that you use as the mail merge data source.
        2. Insert a new column that has a column heading such as Picture.
        3. For each row of the Excel worksheet, insert in the Picture column the path and the file name of the picture that you want to use for that record of the data source. Additionally, enclose the path and the file name in quotation marks ().

          For example, copy the path and the file name of the picture in Windows Explorer. Then, paste the path and file name into the Excel worksheet.

          Note The path and the file name of each picture in the Picture column will appear similar to the following example:

          “C:\Documents and Settings\username\My Documents\My Pictures\foldername\filename.jpg”

        4. On the Edit menu, click Replace. Then, replace each instance of a single slash mark (\) with double slash marks (\\) in each path.

          For example, each path should now look similar to the following example:

          “C:\\Documents and Settings\\username\\My Documents\\My Pictures\\foldername\\filename.jpg”

        5. Save and then close the Excel worksheet. Then, quit Excel.

        In Word, follow these steps:

        1. Open the mail merge main document.
        2. If the Excel data source is not attached, attach the data source. To do this, go to Step 3 of 6 in the Mail Merge task pane. Click Browse, and then attach the Excel data source.
        3. Click Next: Write your letter.
        4. In the mail merge main document, move the insertion point to the location where you want the picture to appear.
        5. On the Insert menu, click Field.
        6. In the Field dialog box, click IncludePicture under Field names, and then click OK.

          Note You may receive the following error message:

          Error! Filename not specified

        7. Press ALT+F9 to display the field codes in the mail merge main document. You will see a field that is similar to the following field:

          { INCLUDEPICTURE \* MERGEFORMAT }

        8. Move the insertion point into the field immediately following INCLUDEPICTURE.
        9. Press the SPACEBAR, and then click More items on the Mail Merge task pane.
        10. In the Insert Merge Field dialog box, click the picture merge field, such as Picture, and then click Insert.
        11. Click Close to close the Insert Merge Field dialog box.

          The INCLUDEPICTURE field should now look similar to the following field:

          { INCLUDEPICTURE { MERGEFIELD “Picture” } \* MERGEFORMAT }

        12. Press ALT+F9 to hide the field codes in the mail merge main

        13. Click Next: Preview your letters.

        14. Click Next: Complete the merge.
        15. In the Mail Merge task pane, click Edit individual letters.
        16. In the Merge to New Document dialog box, click OK.
        17. On the Edit menu in the merged document, click Select All.
        18. Press F9 to update the fields in the merged document.
          (Word mail merges are not dynamic)
        19. To print your letters from the merged document, click Print on the File menu. Each printed letter will contain the picture that you specified in the Excel data source.

        Knowledgebase #909132:
        Different picture to every letter in a mail merge

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      • #3131369

        ACCESS Normalization Designing an efficient data…

        by dklippert ·

        In reply to Unofficial Microsoft Office Stuff

        ACCESS

        Normalization

        Designing an efficient database

        Here is an understandable article about how to put together a normalized database.

        One topic covered is what should be used for a Primary or foreign key.

        “In general, a key field should have these characteristics:

        Should be One Field

        It is possible to define multiple fields as the key fields of a table, but a single field is preferable. …Far better to have a CustomerID number than a combination of other fields to define a customer.

        Should be Numeric

        Access offers an AutoNumber field that is a Long Integer which is ideal for key fields. These values are automatically unique for each record and supports multi-user data entry as well.

        Should Not Change Over Time

        A key field should not change over time. Once identified, like a social security number, it should never change.

        Should be Meaningless

        To ensure a key field doesn?t change over time, it should have no meaning and therefore no reason to change over time.

        Here are a few of the other topic headings:

        Understanding Your Data

        • What Data Do You Need?
        • What Are You Going to Do with the Data?
        • How Is Your Data Related to Each Other?
        • What Is Going to Happen to the Data Over Time?
        • Learn How to Use Queries

        Database Normalization Tips
        By Luke Chung, Founder and CEO of FMS Inc

        Also see:
        Knowledgebase #283878:
        Description of the database normalization basics

        15seconds.com:
        Introduction to Relational Databases

        and:

        Normalization Model

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      • #3130487

        ADDENDUM Hole in Backyard A guy digs a hole in h…

        by dklippert ·

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        ADDENDUM

        Hole in Backyard

        A guy digs a hole in his back yard

        “About 2 years ago I decided to dig a hole in my back yard.
        Why?
        Why not.
        Its good exercise and I could get a tan too. Plus holes are cool.”


        Seven pages of pictures

        ” I’m considering selling scoops of dirt from the hole. I figure 12 bucks should cover the shipping and the trouble. I’ll send you a baggie of dirt, with a signed certificate of authenticity. If you want it, you better ask for it now. My house has a sale pending so I’m not sure how much longer I’ll be able to do this.

        If you want some other piece of a hole like a wood chip, a dead frog, or maybe a mud stained rag. Just ask.”

        Also guy shoots off rocket with baby daughter:


        Rocketship



        (a video)

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      • #3132014

        POWERPOINT Better PowerPoint Presentations More …

        by dklippert ·

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        POWERPOINT

        Better PowerPoint Presentations

        More suggestions


        There are never enough tips for successfully communicating information.

        Michael Hyatt has these guidelines:

        I like the first rule. The purpose of the meeting is to communicate information, not to demonstrate your prowess with a piece of software.

        Rule #1:

        Don?t give PowerPoint center stage.

        Rule #2:

        Create a logical flow to your presentation.

        Rule #3:

        Make your presentation readable.

        Rule #4:

        Remember, less is more.

        Rule #5:

        Distribute a handout.

        Michael Hyatt is the President and Chief Operating Officer of Thomas Nelson Publishers, the largest Christian publishing company in the world and the ninth largest publishing company of any kind.

        Five Rules for Better PowerPoint Presentations

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      • #3131061

        EXCEL Su Doku CrossNumber puzzles I have to adm…

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        EXCEL

        Su Doku

        CrossNumber puzzles

        I have to admit that I have not caught the fever that these puzzles seem to have generated.

        Most every newspaper in the world has started publishing these brain teasers.

        “Sudoku , sometimes spelled Su Doku, is a logic based placement puzzle, also known as Number Place in the United States. The aim of the canonical puzzle is to enter a numerical digit from 1 through 9 in each cell of a 9×9 grid made up of 3×3 subgrids (called “regions”), starting with various digits given in some cells (the “givens”). Each row, column, and region must contain only one instance of each numeral.

        Completing the puzzle requires patience and logical ability. Its grid layout is reminiscent of other newspaper puzzles like crosswords and chess problems.

        Although first published in 1979, Sudoku initially became popular in Japan in 1986 and attained international popularity in 2005.”

        Wikipedia — Sudoku

        Here is a download that will construct as many of these puzzles as you might be Jonesing for.

        Andy Pope Su Doku

        Also:

        Su Doku.com

        Web Su Doku

        Su Doku Heebie.co.uk

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      • #3117401

        WINDOWS Dvorak anyone? Alternative Keyboard Layo…

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        WINDOWS

        Dvorak anyone?

        Alternative Keyboard Layouts

        “Free keyboard layouts — called Dvorak layouts — are available for people who type with one hand or finger. These layouts make the most frequently typed characters on a keyboard more accessible to people who have difficulty using the standard keyboard layout (called the “QWERTY” layout).

        Dvorak keyboard layouts reduce the amount of motion required to type common English text. Use of these layouts may also help avoid some types of repetitive strain injuries associated with typing.

        Studies have also shown an increase in typing speed and accuracy when using the Dvorak layout for two hands. The left-hand or right-hand keyboard layouts can also be useful for people who type with a wand.”

        You do not need to modify your hardware keyboard to use these layouts, but you will need to change your keyboard settings to use the Dvorak layouts.

        (A keyboard layout is a map or a definition of how keys are laid out on your keyboard. The keyboard layout you use is determined by software in your computer. The letters on your keys indicate the standard layout for your keyboard.)

        Tutorials and downloads

        Dvorak layouts

        Introducing the Dvorak Keyboard
        By Marcus Brooks

        A Brief Primer
        by Randy Cassingham

        [Edited entry from 2/3/2004]

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      • #3117300

        FRONTPAGE Java and all that jazz Free code One …

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        FRONTPAGE

        Java and all that jazz


        Free code

        One way to jazz up a boring web site is to use scripting to present random images or create interesting menus. You could learn to do it yourself, or borrow from the stars.


        JavaScript-2.com
        is a source for free JavaScript Codes.

        Find FREE JavaScript codes quickly and easily with the only search engine that searches all the top Java Script libraries, offering a total of over 8,000 free JavaScripts.


        [

        Edited entry from 2/4/2004

        ]

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      • #3122365

        WORD Mail Merge Page Printing One big page After…

        by dklippert ·

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        WORD

        Mail Merge Page Printing

        One big page

        After completing a merge to a new document, the status bar may indicate that the insertion point is located on page 1 of 38 pages. This is a bit of mis-information.

        If you turn on Show/Hide and look at the merged document in Normal view, you’ll see that the merged document has section breaks rather than page breaks.

        If you try to print what should be Page 1, the entire document will print.

        To print just the first section, use “s1” in the Print dialog box.

        Another way to handle it is to go to Edit>Replace and replace

        ^b” (section break)

        With

        ^m” (manual page break)

        From Office.Microsoft.com:

        In the Pages box, type instructions to print one of the following:

        Noncontiguous pages

        Type the page numbers with commas between them. Type the range of pages with a hyphen between the starting and ending numbers in the range.

        For example, to print pages 2, 4, 5, 6, and 8, type 2,4-6,8

        A range of pages within a section

        Type p page number s section number.

        For example, to print pages 5 through 7 in section 3, type p5s3-p7s3

        An entire section

        Type s section number.

        For example, type s3

        Noncontiguous sections

        Type the section numbers with commas between them.

        For example, type s3,s5

        A range of pages across sections

        Type a range of page numbers and the sections that contain them with a hyphen between the starting and ending numbers in the range.

        For example, type p2s2-p3s5

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      • #3123626

        OUTLOOK Email Icons Foil the spoilers If you i…

        by dklippert ·

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        OUTLOOK

        Email Icons

        Foil the spoilers

        If you include an email address it can be read be the evil robot of the web.
        Nexodyne.com will create a free email icon graphic to be used in place of a mail hyperlink.

        You could also use this piece of Javascript to avoid R2D2.

        (user in this case would be “MyJunkMail.Place”
        mydomain would be “Gmail.com”)


        <script language="JavaScript">
        <!-- Begin
        user = "myaddress";
        domain = "mydomain";
        document.write('<a href=\"mai' + 'lto:' + user + '@' + domain + '\">');
        document.write(user + '@' + domain + '</a>');
        // End -->
        </script>
        <noscript>
        Here goes some text that can be seen if Javascript is disabled.
        </noscript>

        (from SB Projects.com)

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      • #3114067

        ACCESS Sort Forms Create a sorting function Her…

        by dklippert ·

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        ACCESS

        Sort Forms

        Create a sorting function

        Here is one way to provide your users with a means to reorder fields in forms.

        “Chris Weber develops a solution that allows users to sort the data in their forms (or subforms) that you can add to your application easily.

        • The sorting interface should be generic to any form in any database.
        • It should also work with subforms.
        • It needs to be implemented as expediently as possible to fulfill the bid, and be easily maintained in the future.
        • It should be intuitive or reminiscent of other interfaces in Access and Windows.

        Let Your Users Sort it Out

        Scroll down to the bottom of the page. There is a file that can be downloaded with the code.

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      • #3113809

        ADDENDUM Graphics from the ’50’s Remember it the …

        by dklippert ·

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        ADDENDUM

        Graphics from the ’50’s


        Remember it the way you want to


        Original fifties clipart? Just in time for the holidays, some Ozzie and Harriet style pics.

        “Most communities in the fifties had small town print shops that doubled as printers of local news and advertising papers. These printers could not afford graphic artists so they used stock clipart supplied by large companies who distributed common graphics for use in advertising sections of the papers. They were provided for the printer in lots of categories to meet any advertiser’s needs.”


        Retrographix.com



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      • #3122667

        POWERPOINT More Tips on Presentations From anot…

        by dklippert ·

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        POWERPOINT

        More Tips on Presentations

        From another point of view

        “Holding the honorary title of ?Microsoft Regional Director? for Chennai over the last 6 years, I have delivered hundreds of presentations and lectures. Doing this, I have learned that doing successful presentations is an Art, which can be acquired only over time and by practice.”

        Venkatarangan, Chennai, India

        There are 3 basic ways to learn this art:

        1. Listen to great speakers: Attend as many programs of great speakers as possible. Subject spoken is immaterial here, what you are learning is the ?Master’s? way of doing it.
        2. Read about doing presentations: There are now plenty of books on doing effective presentations and Internet has numerous pages on this. Read them.
        3. Keep Doing it: Get on stage as many times as you can and just do it. As they say, your mistakes teach you more than anyone. So as you keep doing more and more presentations, you will learn on your mistakes and improve.

        Also:

        • General Tips:
        • Health/Life Style Tips:
        • Doing Technical Presentations:
        • Authoring Power Point Slide-Decks:
        • Laptops, Audio-Video & Systems:
        • Sharing the stage:
        • Answering Questions — Q & A:

        http://www.venkatarangan.com/blog/PermaLink.aspx?guid=dab57735-2976-40d7-a5d0-2e641ddea515">Venkatarangan’s Blog

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      • #3044008

        WINDOWS Kr jeder Accessibility Shortcuts Sever…

        by dklippert ·

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        WINDOWS

        Kürzungen für jeder

        Accessibility Shortcuts

        Several resources are available to help increase speed and effectiveness for keyboard users. Here are keyboard shortcuts for leading Microsoft products that help save time and effort and provide an essential tool for some people with mobility impairments.

        • FrontPage
        • Internet Explorer 6/5/4
        • Office (2003/XP/2002/2000/97)
        • PhotoDraw
        • PowerPoint
        • Producer
        • Publisher
        • Windows (2003/XP/2000/98/ME/NT)
        • Windows Media Player
        • Windows Movie Maker
        • Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005

        Microsoft.com Keyboard Assistance.

        [Edited entry from 2/11/2004]

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      • #3043892

        FRONTPAGE Internet 099 Basics and Beyond A San…

        by dklippert ·

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        FRONTPAGE

        Internet 099

        Basics and Beyond

        A San Francisco company called Learn the Net has produced a basic on-line tutorial about the Internet.

        If you need a fundamental primer, this might be a place to look.

        It is not a series of scaled down “baby talk” lessons. You can drill down though the meaning of 403/404 error codes and links to WW3 Generic URI Syntax (RFC 2396) standards.

        That is if you know how to drill down.

        Throughout Learn the Net–in fact on most web pages–you will see words that are in color and often underlined. By clicking on these words, known as hypertext, you jump to other places on the page, to other pages on the site, or to other resources on the Internet.”


        http://www.LearntheNet.com

        [

        Edited entry from 2/20/2004

        ]

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      • #3122963

        EXCEL Free Excel Templates Financial enlightenmen…

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        EXCEL

        Free Excel Templates

        Financial enlightenment

        Matt H. Evans CPA. CMA, CFM has complied a list of 75 free Excel spreadsheets devoted to financial matters.

        Here are a few of the entries:

        Time Value (xls)

        Introduction to time value concepts, such as present value, internal rate of return, etc.

        Lease or Buy a Car (xls)

        Basic spreadsheet for deciding to buy or lease a car.

        Top Five NPV & IRR (xls

        Explains Internal Rate of Return, compares projects, etc.

        Statements (xls)

        Generate a set of financial statements using two input sheets – operational data and financial data.

        Business Financial Analysis Template

        for start-up businesses from Small Business Technology Center

        Income Statement

        What If Analysis

        Assessment Templates

        Set of templates for assessing an organization based on the Malcolm Baldrige Quality Model.

        ExInfrm.com

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      • #3121878

        WORD Automate Word Tables VBA examples and instr…

        by dklippert ·

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        WORD

        Automate Word Tables

        VBA examples and instructions

        The Microsoft Developer’s Network has a pretty comprehensive article on programmatically working with data and Word tables.

        “You can look at the world as split into applications that store data (databases) and applications that present information, such as Microsoft Office Word 2003 and Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2003. Increasingly, the end user demands to display database content in documents and presentations.

        While Word does provide some tools for displaying tables from databases in its documents, these are somewhat rudimentary, they require a basic understanding of how the database is built, and using them involves a number of steps. In addition, there may also be security and access issues involved, requiring additional layers of protection.

        The developer is therefore increasingly confronted with the task of transferring data into Word, whether in the form of tables, or as part of the document text. This article considers some of the major aspects of using the Word object model to work with tables.”

        • Introduction to Automating Tables
        • Creating Tables Programmatically in Word
        • Populating Word Tables with Data
        • Adding Linking in Word Tables Programmatically
        • Extracting Data from Word Tables Programmatically

        A downloadable document is also available for those of us still addicted to paper.

        Automating Word Tables for Data Insertion and Extraction

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      • #3127608

        OUTLOOK Mailto Shortcut Just a quick note You …

        by dklippert ·

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        OUTLOOK

        Mailto Shortcut

        Just a quick note

        You can create a shortcut on your desk top that will start or switch to your default email application. You can also fill in parts of the message if you want.

        Right-click an empty spot on the desktop and choose New>Shortcut.
        In the box that says “
        Type the location of the item
        “, enter something like:

        mailto:All@Once.com.

        The University of Nebraska at Lincoln has some other entries you may want to try. They are intended as HTML hyperlink references, but some of them work as shortcuts too.

        MailTo

        Outfront.net also has some information:

        Getting More From ‘mailto’

        CMG WebMasters has a free code maker:

        Mailto Link Generator



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      • #3128905

        ACCESS Other Right Clicks A couple overlooked R…

        by dklippert ·

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        ACCESS

        Other Right Clicks


        A couple overlooked



        Right-clicking on objects, such as Tables, Reports or Queries, gives you the opportunity to print, copy, and work with them.

        There are other options revealed by right-clicking on the Database window itself.
        Right-click on the empty white space of the Database window can lead to Relationships.

        If you right-click on the edge of the window, you’ll find a link to Access database properties, startup activity for the current database, or open a new database.

        Right-clicking on the Database window also lets you configure the items in the Groups bar.

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      • #3129166

        ADDENDUM Rewind DVDs Speed the process Sometimes…

        by dklippert ·

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        ADDENDUM

        Rewind DVDs

        Speed the process

        Sometimes one finds a solution to a problem that is not seeking an answer.

        “Guaranteed Lowest Price on the Internet for DVD Rewinding
        No More Embarrassing Fines or Hassles at your Video Rental Store !!!
        No Fuss — No Waiting — Do It Online — Do It Now!
        Rewind your DVDs

        Digital Velocity

        DVD Rewinder

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      • #3127059

        ADDENDUM Rewind DVDs Speed the process Sometim…

        by dklippert ·

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        ADDENDUM

        Rewind DVDs

        Speed the process

        Sometimes one finds a solution to a problem that is not seeking an answer.

        “Guaranteed Lowest Price on the Internet for DVD Rewinding
        No More Embarrassing Fines or Hassles at your Video Rental Store !!!
        No Fuss — No Waiting — Do It Online — Do It Now!
        Rewind your DVDs

        Digital Velocity

        DVD Rewinder

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      • #3128058

        POWERPOINT Can We Serve Multiple Masters? Duel …

        by dklippert ·

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        POWERPOINT

        Can We Serve Multiple Masters?

        Duel Masters and more schemes

        Earlier versions of PowerPoint were restricted to only one master design scheme per show. We strained to get around that by linking shows and pasting backgrounds over the designs.

        PowerPoint 2002+ changed that by allowing more than one design scheme.

        A PowerPoint master with the first name of “
        Echo
        “, runs a nice tutorial site named
        EchosVoice.com
        .

        She has written a step-by-step tutorial to create
        Multiple Masters for PPT 2002 and 2003
        .

        Makes you want to dance. (Echo’s own image)
        Echo Dancer

        Also:

        Presentations.com:


        Make maximum use of the multiple slide master

        [

        Edited entry from 2/18/2004

        ]

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      • #3127834

        WINDOWS Zapf your own Dingbat Private Character…

        by dklippert ·

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        WINDOWS

        Zapf your own Dingbat

        Private Character Editor

        Windows XP has its own, hidden, character creator, called the Private Character Creator .

        Using Private Character Editor (PCE), you can create up to 6,400 unique characters (such as special letters and logos) for use in your font library. PCE contains basic tools for creating and editing characters, along with more advanced options.

        If you want to create a new private character using an existing character as your model, you can copy the existing character to the Edit grid and then modify it to suit your needs, or you can display the existing character in a Reference window alongside your Edit grid for use as a visual reference. You can use any character from any font that is installed on your computer.

        The Private Character Editor is accessed at Start>Run and enter “Eudcedit” without the quotes.

        After you have constructed and saved the design of your choosing, you can access it from the Character Map by selecting Start>Run Charmap“.

        Drop the Font selection list down and choose All Fonts (Private Characters), then click on the character you have created, copying and pasting it into any document.

        Hermann Zapf designed some of the 20th century’s most important fonts, including Palatino and Optima. He also produced a collection of decorative symbols called “dingbats”, modeled after the accidental lead drippings collected by old style typesetters.

        Also:
        Private Character Editor — Eudcedit
        By Vic Laurie

        Keyboard Utilities for Windows
        Alan Woods

        [Edited entry from 2/19/2004]

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      • #3128256

        FRONTPAGE Photo Gallery A CSS exercise FrontPa…

        by dklippert ·

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        FRONTPAGE

        Photo Gallery

        A CSS exercise

        FrontPage does include a Photo gallery template, and you can also save a PowerPoint show as a web page.

        For another take on the problem, here are the instructions needed to create a gallery using CSS.

        Click here to see what it might look like:




        How to Create a Photographic Gallery Using CSS


        By Stu Nicholls

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      • #3126772

        EXCEL Dynamic AutoShape Link Show the star Here’…

        by dklippert ·

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        EXCEL

        Dynamic AutoShape Link

        Show the star


        Here’s a hint that I had forgotten about.

        You can tie the result of a cell to an AutoShape.

        This displays the value in a more dramatic manner.

        1. Create an AutoShape on the Worksheet
        2. With the shape selected, type an equal sign in the formula bar.
        3. Enter the address of the linking cell (or click the cell)
        4. Hit Enter

        Thanks to AutomateExcel.com for the reminder.

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      • #3126313

        WORD Page Numbers A baker’s dozen of ideas Her…

        by dklippert ·

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        WORD

        Page Numbers

        A baker’s dozen of ideas

        Here is a collection of tips about how to display information in Headers and Footers.

        Field codes are demonstrated. Remember that the brackets {} must be inserted with Ctrl+F9, not directly from the key board.

        Here’s one suggestion

        Display the word “more” at the bottom of every page except the last page.

        Insert an “if” field into the footer.

        The field in this case will be a compound entity that consists of two fields nested within a third field.

        { IF { PAGE } = { NUMPAGES } “” “more” }

        1. Position cursor where you want the field.
        2. Press Ctrl+F9 to insert the field braces.
        3. Type the field expression as it appears below, using Ctrl+F9 and arrow keys as needed to keep text within the various braces as you type.
          { IF { PAGE } = { NUMPAGES } “” “more” }
        4. Select the entire expression.
        5. Right-click the selection and choose Toggle Field Codes.
          (or use Alt+F9)

        WordMacros.com:
        Headers and footers and page numbers

        Also see:
        Don’t get framed

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      • #3129837

        OUTLOOK Digitally Sign Messages If you have a n…

        by dklippert ·

        In reply to Unofficial Microsoft Office Stuff

        OUTLOOK

        Digitally Sign Messages

        If you have a need to protect the contents of your email messages, these links should point you in the right direction.

        Outlook 2003 supports the following features for cryptographic messaging:
        Digitally sign an e-mail message. Digital signing provides nonrepudiation and verification of contents (the message contains what the person sent, with no changes).

        Encrypt an e-mail message. Encryption helps to ensure privacy by making the message unreadable to anyone other than the intended recipient.


        There are additional features that can be configured for Outlook 2003 for security-enhanced messaging, if your organization chooses to provide support for them, including:

        Sending an e-mail message with an S/MIME receipt request. This helps to verify that the recipient is validating your digital signature (the certificate you applied to a message).

        Adding a security label to an e-mail message. Your organization can create a customized S/MIME V3 security policy which can add labels to messages. An S/MIME V3 security policy is code that you add to Outlook that runs automatically to add information to the message header about the sensitivity of the message content. For example, an Internal Use Only label might be applied to mail that should not be sent or forwarded outside of your company.


        Overview of Cryptography in Outlook 2003


        Free digital ids

        Slipstick.com:

        Encryption and Message Security Tools

        TheTechGap.com:

        Digital IDs in Outlook

        Verisign:

        Digital IDs

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      • #3130313

        ACCESS Data Modeling Data bits and pieces While…

        by dklippert ·

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        ACCESS

        Data Modeling


        Data bits and pieces



        While a few of us may be guilty of constructing databases on the run, and then trying to clean up the mess later, the wise ones plan ahead.

        What information will you need in the future? What reports are going to be requested? If you’re the bean counter, do you need to count all the legumes?

        “Data modeling is probably the most labor intensive and time consuming part of the development process. Why bother especially if you are pressed for time? A common response by practitioners who write on the subject is that you should no more build a database without a model than you should build a house without blueprints.

        The goal of the data model is to make sure that the all data objects required by the database are completely and accurately represented. Because the data model uses easily understood notations and natural language, it can be reviewed and verified as correct by the end-users.

        The data model is also detailed enough to be used by the database developers to use as a “blueprint” for building the physical database. The information contained in the data model will be used to define the relational tables, primary and foreign keys, stored procedures, and triggers. A poorly designed database will require more time in the long-term. Without careful planning you may create a database that omits data required to create critical reports, produces results that are incorrect or inconsistent, and is unable to accommodate changes in the user’s requirements.”


        University of Texas at Austin

        Introduction to Data Modeling



        Finding the Perfect Fit


        By Tim McLellan


        AgileData.org:

        Data Modeling 101






        DataModel.org

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      • #3124247

        ADDENDUM Dictionary means never having to say hu…

        by dklippert ·

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        ADDENDUM

        Dictionary means — never having to say huh?

        Google dictionary

        “To see a definition for a word or phrase, simply type the word “define,” then a space, and then the word(s) you want defined. If Google has seen a definition for the word or phrase on the Web, it will retrieve that information and display it at the top of your search results.

        You can also get a list of definitions by including the special operator “define:” with no space between it and the term you want defined. For example, the search [define:World Wide Web] will show you a list of definitions for “World Wide Web” gathered from various online sources.”

        Also check out http://wordweb.info/

        “WordWeb Pro is a quick and powerful international English thesaurus and dictionary for Windows. It can be used to lookup words from almost any Windows program, showing definitions, synonyms and related words. There are also many proper nouns and usage examples. You can search for words matching a pattern, find and solve anagrams, and optionally search a large number of extra word lists.”

        [Edited entry from 2/9/2004]

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      • #3121080

        POWERPOINT If We’re in Trouble It’s Probably Bec…

        by dklippert ·

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        POWERPOINT

        If We’re in Trouble


        It’s Probably Because People No Longer Really Listen



        Yes, now we can add Iraq to the evils perpetuated by PowerPoint.


        “Not only is it easier to throw together a stack of PowerPoint slides than it is to write that 10,000-word document, it is much easier to leave out or gloss over parts of the project that might not survive close scrutiny if they were described in complete sentences. Can you say “weapons of mass destruction?” If we cut to the heart of this current controversy about whether Iraq really had WMD, whether the U.S. honestly believed Iraq had WMD, and who got it wrong, I’m sure we’ll end up with a guilty PowerPoint stack. In that stack, you’ll find a slide containing the words “Iraq” and “WMD” but taken out of context, there is no way of knowing what the presenter even intended the slide to mean. Thus, we have plausible deniability through PowerPoint.”

        For eight years from 1987-95, Robert X. Cringely wrote the Notes From the Field column in InfoWorld, a weekly computer trade newspaper. He is also the author of the best-selling book Accidental Empires: How the Boys of Silicon Valley Make Their Millions, Battle Foreign Competition, and Still Can’t Get a Date.
        Most recently, Cringely is the host and writer of the hit PBS-TV miniseries “Electric Money.”


        If We’re in Trouble



        Robert X. Cringely
        (
        http://www.pbs.org/cringely/
        )

        [

        Edited entry from 2/10/2004

        ]

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      • #3197162

        WINDOWS Glossary What does it all mean We live …

        by dklippert ·

        In reply to Unofficial Microsoft Office Stuff

        WINDOWS

        Glossary

        What does it all mean

        We live in a world based on jargon and acronyms. For a little relief, try this site.

        Microsoft Office, Microsoft Windows, and Microsoft Windows Mobile-based devices are covered and more.

        • Security Glossaries
        • Multimedia Glossaries
        • Partner and Business Glossaries
        • Technical Glossaries
        • Non-English Language Glossaries

        Microsoft Glossary Information Center

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      • #3197689

        FRONTPAGE RSS with FrontPage Roll your own Sure…

        by dklippert ·

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        FRONTPAGE

        RSS with FrontPage


        Roll your own


        Sure,
        Blogger
        is great and free. Sure,
        RadioUserland
        is cheap and easy to use.

        If you like the idea of building your own RSS feed, read on.

        “Learn about RSS and how to programmatically create an RSS file for your FrontPage 2003 Web site. The download that accompanies this article contains a VBA project and an XSLT file that you can use to generate and display RSS feeds.

        If you spend any time on the Internet, you have probably heard of RSS, and you may decide that you need an RSS feed for your Web site. An RSS feed is an Extensible Markup Language (XML) file that people can use to keep up to date with the content on a Web site. RSS feeds are frequently associated with weblogs (blogs), but you can use them for any Web site.

        If you have a Web site that contains content that you frequently update, such as articles or stories, you may want an RSS feed to help your customers keep up with your updates. This article explains the XML behind RSS and provides a Microsoft Office FrontPage 2003 Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) project that you can use to programmatically generate an RSS feed for your FrontPage Web site. The download for this article includes an Extensible Stylesheet Language Transformation (XSLT) file that you can use to display the RSS XML file in a browser.”

        Microsoft Developers Network:

        Creating an RSS Feed for Your FrontPage Web Site

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      • #3121321

        EXCEL Put the Path in a Footer Sometimes the old…

        by dklippert ·

        In reply to Unofficial Microsoft Office Stuff

        EXCEL
        Put the Path in a Footer
        Sometimes the old way is still useful

        Pre 2002, Excel made it difficult to put the file path in the Header or Footer
        After 2002, there is an icon to put the path in a header or footer. The code is

        [File]

        Still, you may find some use for the VBA code.

        The following macro will insert the full path of a saved file in the center portion of the footer in the active

      • #3125546

        WORD SCORE Templates Free business advice SCOR…

        by dklippert ·

        In reply to Unofficial Microsoft Office Stuff

        WORD

        SCORE Templates

        Free business advice

        SCORE is a nonprofit organization providing small business advice and training.

        SCORE’s 10,500 volunteers have more than 600 business skills. Volunteers share their wisdom and lessons learned in business. Our volunteers are working/retired business owners, executives and corporate leaders.

        • SCORE offers Ask SCORE email advice online.
        • Face-to-face small business counseling at 389 chapter offices.
        • Low-cost workshops at 389 chapter offices nationwide.
        • “How to” articles and business templates

        Here are some of the available templates:

        A Business Plan for a Start-up Business

        Microsoft Word

        A Business Plan for an Established Business

        Microsoft Word

        Bank Loan Request for Small Business

        Microsoft Word

        Break-Even Analysis

        Excel

        Competitive Analysis

        Microsoft Word

        Financial History & Ratios

        Excel

        Loan Amortization Schedule

        Excel

        Opening Day Balance Sheet

        Excel

        Personal Financial Statement
        Excel

        Projected Balance Sheet

        Excel

        Start-up Expenses

        Excel

        4-Year Profit Projection

        Excel

        12-Month Cash Flow Statement

        Excel

        12-Month Profit and Loss Projection

        Excel

        12-Month Sales Forecast

        Excel

        SCORE Template Gallery

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      • #3125353

        OUTLOOK Protect Your Address Keep the bots at bay…

        by dklippert ·

        In reply to Unofficial Microsoft Office Stuff

        OUTLOOK
        Protect Your Address
        Keep the bots at bay

        “Spam is an incredible problem and it is getting worse – your e-mail address is a commodity and if you put it on a web page, it WILL eventually be found, spammed and sold to other spammers. The problem is that you have a web page and you need to make it possible for people to send you e-mail from your page but you don’t want to get bombarded with

      • #3135289

        ACCESS Access on Line Free Basic Instruction Mi…

        by dklippert ·

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        ACCESS

        Access on Line

        Free Basic Instruction

        Microsoft has developed a very good collection of tutorials and samples for Office applications. They’re located at Office.Microsoft.com

        Even if you haven’t upgraded to 2003, these suggestions will work with most earlier versions.

        For Access look at:
        Access 2003

        If you have avoided Access in the past, a least glance at Getting started with Access and Database applications

        Also:

        Access 2003 Training Modules

        These are 30 to 55 minute demonstrations.

        “When you click Practice in Access at the bottom of this page, a practice database will download to your computer and open in Access, and a separate window with practice instructions will appear alongside.”

        [Edited entry from 2/8/2004]

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      • #3120752

        ADDENDUM Where in the World is . . . Your spy do…

        by dklippert ·

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        ADDENDUM

        Where in the World is . . .

        Your spy dollars at work


        The World Factbook

        The World Factbook provides a ‘snapshot’ of the world.

        The online Factbook is updated regularly – generally weekly – throughout the year.

        A 30Meg zipped version is also available.

        The World Factbook is in the public domain and may be used freely by anyone at anytime without seeking permission. However, US Code prohibits use of the CIA seal in a manner which implies that the CIA approved, endorsed, or authorized such use.”

        When you find yourself worrying about the local car wash spilling drainage into the storm sewer, look at some of these
        environmental concerns
        :

        Azerbaijan

        Local scientists consider the Abseron Yasaqligi (Apsheron Peninsula) (including Baku and Sumqayit) and the Caspian Sea to be the ecologically most devastated area in the world because of severe air, soil, and water pollution; soil pollution results from oil spills, from the use of DDT as a pesticide, and from toxic defoliants used in the production of cotton


        http://www.CIA.gov

        [

        Edited entry from 2/17/2004

        ]

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      • #3123969

        POWERPOINT Troubleshoot PowerPoint Live on tape …

        by dklippert ·

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        POWERPOINT

        Troubleshoot PowerPoint

        Live on tape

        On occasion, Microsoft presents Webcasts on interesting subjects.

        • Unfortunately they are usually offered at inconvenient times for people with real jobs.
        • Fortunately they are offered in a form that you can download or watch “on-demand”.

        Here’s one on how to find and fix problems with PowerPoint presentations.

        “This Support WebCast will define troubleshooting issues in Microsoft PowerPoint and provide an overview of when and how to use available resources such as product Help and Microsoft Knowledge Base articles. We will also discuss how to determine where a problem is occurring and how to troubleshoot specific issues such as printing, opening a file, installation, movies, and starting the program.”

        Troubleshooting fundamentals in Microsoft PowerPoint

        Here is a list of available downloadable webcasts
        On-demand Webcasts

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      • #3125044

        WINDOWS Stars on Your Desktop Space image wallpa…

        by dklippert ·

        In reply to Unofficial Microsoft Office Stuff

        WINDOWS

        Stars on Your Desktop


        Space image wallpaper



        NASA is wandering around space snapping photos with an advanced form of a Brownie SureShot.

        Here is a collection of interstellar portraits and space art the can be used as wallpaper to be viewed as you warp thought the Internet.

        Veil nebula


        SpaceWallpapers.net

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      • #3196655

        FRONTPAGE Form Design Fancy functionals Here i…

        by dklippert ·

        In reply to Unofficial Microsoft Office Stuff

        FRONTPAGE

        Form Design

        Fancy functionals

        Here is a discussion about how to design a form for use on the web.

        “Computers are supposed to make our lives easier, not more difficult. As usability-conscious designers, we can make our users’ lives easier by thinking about the way people interact with our websites, providing clear direction, and then putting the burden of sorting out the details in the hands of the computers—not the users.

        It’s that last part that we’re going to focus on here. We’ve all heard and read about big usability mistakes time and time again: “Don’t use images or flash for navigation,” “Don’t use Javascript for links,” and I certainly hope we’re all applying those lessons in our work. It’s often the smallest usability quirks, however, that create the biggest annoyances for users, especially when it comes to HTML forms. Follow these guidelines, and you’ll be off to a good start.”

        • Use the right field for the task
        • Give them room to type
        • Shorten your forms and question “mandatory” fields
        • Mark mandatory fields clearly
        • Provide descriptive labels for all of your fields
        • Let the computer, not the user, handle information formatting
        • Use informative error messages
        • Don’t return users to an altered form

        Sensible Forms
        Brian Crescimanno

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      • #3198070

        EXCEL Hide Digits Simple obfuscation The kid s…

        by dklippert ·

        In reply to Unofficial Microsoft Office Stuff

        EXCEL

        Hide Digits


        Simple obfuscation

        The kid said,
        “Daddy, I know the secret password!
        It’s star, star, star, star!”
        ****
        You can use functions to hide parts of sensitive data.

        Social Security Number 555-55-5555

        =CONCATENATE(“***-**-“, RIGHT(B2,4))


        Combines the last four digits of the SSN with the “***-**-” text string

        (***-**-5555)

        Credit Card Number 5555-5555-5555-5555

        =CONCATENATE(REPT(“****-“,3), RIGHT(B3,4))

        Repeats the “****-” text string three times and combines the result with the last four digits of the credit card number


        (****-****-****-5555)

        Microsoft Office Online:

        Display only the last four digits of identification numbers

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      • #3196468

        WORD Justify Clean up Minimize white space When…

        by dklippert ·

        In reply to Unofficial Microsoft Office Stuff

        WORD

        Justify Clean up


        Minimize white space



        When a document is formatted with columns, the text is often Justified. This can lead to a messy layout of words and letters.

        “When justifying text in Microsoft Word use the hyphenation feature to improve the look of your page. (Without hyphens). . . unnecessary ‘white space’ is distributed throughout. When hyphenation is turned on the overall typographic color of the page is much more even. To enable this feature in Microsoft Word do the following: After you have justified the columns in your document, choose from the “Tools menu” > Language > then from the dropdown menu, choose “Hyphenation“, then choose “Automatically hyphenate document



        FontBlog:



        Typography Tip #2





        BTW, this goes along with one space after punctuation.

        Bill Hill – There is only one space after a period


        In Woody’s Office Watch look for #2:

        “SQUISHED” JUSTIFICATION IN WORD

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      • #3081351

        OUTLOOK Yeah, Sure, That’s My Email A lie will s…

        by dklippert ·

        In reply to Unofficial Microsoft Office Stuff

        OUTLOOK

        Yeah, Sure, That’s My Email


        A lie will set you free



        Dodgeit.com
        allows you to create throwaway email addresses. It then delivers the email that comes into the resulting mailbox as an RSS feed that you and everyone else who can guess at your throwaway email address can read.

        Pick a throwaway address, say:
        NotMyAddress@dodgeit.com
        Give that address out to inconsequential sites.

        Check
        NotMyAddress
        from homepage of
        Dodgeit.com
        .

        Subscribe to an RSS feed to keep an eye on the mailbox.


        Also see:

        Protect Your Address



        [

        Edited entry from 2/7/2004

        ]

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      • #3082357

        ACCESS Parameter Queries Deux Another look at pa…

        by dklippert ·

        In reply to Unofficial Microsoft Office Stuff

        ACCESS

        Parameter Queries Deux


        Another look at parameters


        The ability to use dynamic criteria in a Query makes Access even more valuable.

        David Badurina operates
        Davidbase.com
        .

        He has produced an
        Access Parameter Query Tutorial
        video that walks the viewer gently through the process.

        The site also has information on Excel and Word.

        (Parameter queries are also referenced here:

        Parameter v. Form
        )


        How to create a parameter query



        Using Parameter Queries

        [

        Edited entry from 2/16/2004

        ]

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      • #3083007

        ADDENDUM Where in the World is it Raining? Weath…

        by dklippert ·

        In reply to Unofficial Microsoft Office Stuff

        ADDENDUM

        Where in the World is it Raining?

        Weather maps from around the world

        Want to see what the weather is like on the other side of the earth, or next door?

        From Aruba to Zambia.

        Rather than wait on an all weather channel or sticking your head outside, try this site:


        FallingRain.com






        December 27, 2005



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      • #3083142

        POWERPOINT Animate Charts Make data more moving …

        by dklippert ·

        In reply to Unofficial Microsoft Office Stuff

        POWERPOINT
        Animate Charts
        Make data more moving

        Wipe away the drool that develops when looking at Office 12 formatting and deal with what we’ve got.

        “You can add some animation to your chart for dramatic effect. You can animate the chart as a whole or animate elements of the chart.”

        In normal view, display the slide that has the chart you want, and then select the chart.

        On the Slide Show

      • #3082769

        WINDOWS A Hot Spot in your Pocket Or at least ne…

        by dklippert ·

        In reply to Unofficial Microsoft Office Stuff

        WINDOWS

        A Hot Spot in your Pocket

        Or at least nearby

        It’ll cost about $1,000, but think about the bragging rights!

        “I love the fact that more and more devices are sporting built-in Wi-Fi. The lone hitch: Wi-Fi is useless without a hotspot.

        What if you could marry the short-range power of Wi-Fi with the huge coverage areas of high-speed cellular services such as EV-DO to create a portable hotspot?
        Since EV-DO works at freeway speeds, you could even give Internet access to an entire road-trip caravan.

        Now I can surf for as long as three hours without being tethered to anything but a cell signal. The project isn’t cheap, but prices for the components and service are sure to come down in the next year or so. In the meantime, you can find me in the hills around Southern California. I’ll be the one surrounded by PSP-packing hikers.”

        Popular Science:

        Be Your Own Hotspot


        By Mike Outmesguine

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      • #3081670

        EXCEL Animate window size So cool! The followin…

        by dklippert ·

        In reply to Unofficial Microsoft Office Stuff

        EXCEL

        Animate window size


        So cool!


        The following macro has little or no practical computing value, but it can add a “way cool” element when a worksheet is unhidden.

        There are three states that a worksheet can be in; Minimized, Maximized, and Normal.

        This macro will gradually resize a worksheet from small to Maximized. The worksheet appears to be growing:

        Sub SheetGrow()
        Dim x As Integer
        With ActiveWindow
        .WindowState = xlNormal
        .Top = 1
        .Left = 1
        .Height = 50
        .Width = 50

        For x = 50 To Application.UsableHeight
        .Height = x
        Next x

        For x = 50 To Application.UsableWidth
        .Width = x
        Next x

        .WindowState = xlMaximized
        End With
        End Sub

        From AutomateExcel.com:
        ActiveWindow.WindowState

        (By Mark William Wielgus)

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      • #3081950

        WORD Runaway Styles in 2003 Put the horses back …

        by dklippert ·

        In reply to Unofficial Microsoft Office Stuff

        WORD

        Runaway Styles in 2003

        Put the horses back in the barn

        Word 2003 keeps track of direct formatting applied to a style. This can lead to what has been referred to as “runaway” styles”. Pre 2003 you could find styles by using “What’s This?” (
        Shift+F1
        ) and pointing at the text.

        Word now has Format>Reveal Formatting in a task pane.
        (BTW, turn on the “
        Distinguish Style Source
        ” option at bottom of task pane.)

        You can no longer update the style using the Style Box. Before, you could make a change, click on the style in the Style Box on the Formatting toolbar and receiving the Modify Style dialog.

        To go back to the ways things were in the good old days and help defeat runaway styles, go to Tools>Options.
        On the
        Edit
        tab, uncheck:


        Keep track of formatting

        Allows Word to keep track of your formatting as you type. This enables you to easily apply the same formatting elsewhere.

        and check:


        Prompt to update style

        Specifies that Word prompts you when you directly modify text that contains a style and then select the same style again. When prompted, you can either update the style based on recent changes or reapply the formatting of the style.

        Thanks to
        Trish Krokosh
        from the
        WOPR lounge
        .

        Here’s a link to some code that will clear extra style appendages:

        Macro to Delete CharChar styles

        ComputerCompanion.com:

        Make Word 2003 Workable

        [

        Edited entry from 2/6/04

        ]

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      • #3081172

        OUTLOOK Duplicate – Duplicates The Walla Walla s…

        by dklippert ·

        In reply to Unofficial Microsoft Office Stuff

        OUTLOOK

        Duplicate – Duplicates

        The Walla Walla syndrome

        More than one copy of Contacts can be produced when, for instance, a user synchronizes a PDA with Outlook.

        Microsoft has a cash reserve of about $50 billion. The money was accumulated over time by, among other things, selling software.

        They don’t work for peanuts.

        I would like to introduce Fr. Simon Rundell of the Parish of the Holy Spirit, Southsea, Portsmouth, England.

        He offers a tool to delete duplicate entries in Microsoft Outlook. Calendar items, Tasks, Contacts, notes and mail folders.

        He doesn’t work for fruitcakes.

        “… available free for download as prayerware – Free to download, use and distribute, as long as you pray for me, Fr. Simon Rundell, Fr. Michael Lewis and our ministry at the Holy Spirit, Southsea.”


        The Hlyspirit.or.uk no longer hosts the utility. You can still get it through Slipstick.com.
        Whatever currency they normally take is waived for this free download.


        Outlook Duplicates Remover

        (Slipstick has other anti-duplicateware at
        Duplicate Checkers


        [

        Edited entry from 2/15/2004

        ]

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      • #3081059

        ACCESS Short Menus Control display If you have …

        by dklippert ·

        In reply to Unofficial Microsoft Office Stuff

        ACCESS

        Short Menus

        Control display

        If you have left the personalized menus enabled, you don’t have to wait the default amount of time before you can access infrequently used features. Instead, you can display a full menu by double-clicking the menu name when you open it.

        If you dislike the new menus, which initially show only the most recently used menu items, you can revert to the standard menu behavior. Right-click on the menu bar and choose Customize from the shortcut menu. Then, click on the Options tab of the Customize dialog box.

        Choose either “Always show full menus” or “Show full menus after a short delay“. You can also reset the menus to their original state by clicking the “Reset menu and tool bar usage data” button.

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      • #3094586

        BOOKS The Big Year : A Tale of Man, Nature, and F…

        by dklippert ·

        In reply to Unofficial Microsoft Office Stuff

        BOOKS

        The Big Year : A Tale of Man, Nature, and Fowl Obsession

        By Mark Obmascik
        ISBN 0743245458
        Free Press; (February 4, 2004)

        About the Author
        Mark Obmascik was the winner of the 2003 National Press Club Award for environmental journalism. He has a story tellers ability to, not only describe the setting, but to draw the reader into the adventure.

        Book Description
        2.4 million people keep what is called a “life list” of birds they have seen. In the USA, some 50 million people lay claim to being bird-watchers or ‘birders,’ spending billions of dollars on birding-related travel and membership fees every year. A few compete in one of the world’s quirkiest contests — the race to spot the most species in North America in a single year. And 1998 wasn’t just a big year. It was to become the greatest birding year of all time.

        Quote

        “Every year on January 1, a quirky crowd of adventurers storms out across North America for a spectacularly competitive event called a Big Year — a grand, grueling, expensive, and occasionally vicious, “extreme” 365-day marathon of birdwatching.

        For three men in particular, 1998 would be a whirlwind, a winner-takes-nothing battle for a new North American birding record. In frenetic pilgrimages for once-in-a-lifetime rarities that can make or break their lead, the birders race each other from Del Rio, Texas, in search of the rufous-capped warbler, to Gibsons, British Columbia, on a quest for Xantus’s hummingbird, to Cape May, New Jersey, seeking the offshore great skua. Bouncing from coast to coast on their potholed road to glory, they brave broiling deserts, roiling oceans, bug-infested swamps, a charge by a disgruntled mountain lion, and some of the lumpiest motel mattresses known to man. “

        PBS.org Newshour:
        Conversation: ‘The Big Year’
        (with streaming video interview)

        ChicagoPublicRadio.com:
        Chicago Public Radio interview

        [Edited entry from 2/21/2004]

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      • #3094280

        ADDENDUM Make a list How to check it January i…

        by dklippert ·

        In reply to Unofficial Microsoft Office Stuff

        ADDENDUM

        Make a list

        How to check it

        January is the month that bird watchers try to find as many birds as they can.

        This is only one kind of list. This link helps you create a list of 453 Washington state birds and more.

        There’s also a list for a motorcycle first aid kit.


        Checklists for Motorcyclists





        Also see:

        Pack Light

        And read this book to get yourself ready. (Maybe next year.)


        The Big Year : A Tale of Man, Nature, and Fowl Obsession



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      • #3094820

        WINDOWS Control Panel Be empowered “Control Pa…

        by dklippert ·

        In reply to Unofficial Microsoft Office Stuff

        WINDOWS

        Control Panel

        Be empowered

        “Control Panel provides a set of special-purpose administrative tools so that users can configure the Windows, applications, and services environment. It includes default items in Control Panel for common tasks, for example, Display and Add Hardware. User-installed applications and services can also insert their own icons into Control Panel.

        There are two view options for Control Panel: Category View and Classic View.

        Category View displays Control Panel icons according to the type of task that the user wants to perform.

        Classic View displays Control Panel icons in a view that is familiar to users of previous versions of Windows.”

        1. Click Start, and then Settings
        2. Click Control Panel.
        3. Click Appearance and Themes, and then click Folder Options.
        4. Open Folder Options.
        5. Under Tasks, click “Show common tasks in folders“, and then click OK.
        6. In the Control Panel box in the upper-left corner of Control Panel, click “Switch to Category” or “Switch to Classic View“.

        Go to View and choose how you want the contents to be displayed. “Icons” is the Classic view, but details will show the purpose of each entry.

        For more information about Control Panel icons, see:

        • Accessibility Options
        • Add Hardware
        • Add or Remove Programs
        • Administrative Tools
        • Date and Time
        • Display
        • Folder Options
        • Fonts
        • Game Controllers
        • Internet Options
        • Keyboard
        • Licensing
        • Mouse
        • Network Connections
        • Phone and Modem Options
        • Power Options
        • Printers and Faxes
        • Regional and Language Options
        • Scanners and Cameras
        • Scheduled Tasks
        • Sounds and Audio Devices
        • Stored User Names and Passwords
        • Speech
        • System

        Microsoft Product Documentation:
        Control Panel

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      • #3095615

        FRONTPAGE Seniors Surf Too No Internet age limit…

        by dklippert ·

        In reply to Unofficial Microsoft Office Stuff

        FRONTPAGE

        Seniors Surf Too


        No Internet age limit

        You don’t have to show a drivers license (expired or not) to wander through cyber space,but. . .

        ” . . I’m pissed as hell at how difficult software developers (hello Microsoft!) make their software. I’m pissed as hell at the amount of marketing junk which is loaded onto computers at the store. At every turn, my grandfather gets pop-up messages from AOL, Netscape, Real Media, Internet Explorer and more. I’m pissed that the desktop comes littered with promotionals for CompuServe and AT&T and Compaq which can be difficult to delete. It makes everything that much harder for a senior whose fingers are shaky, whose eyesight is poor and who has never operated anything more complex than a typewriter.


        Helping Seniors Get Online

        (by Amanda Erickson)



        EMarketer.com

        As the oldest Baby Boomers prepare to turn 60 in 2006, marketers and the media are waking up to the power of older consumers. Unlike today’s seniors, Boomers are dedicated Internet users and broadband fans. As they approach the next phase of their lives, they will challenge companies to keep up with their ever-demanding ways, both online and off.

        Also see:

        King County Seniors on line



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      • #3096270

        EXCEL Access to Excel Excel at Access You can t…

        by dklippert ·

        In reply to Unofficial Microsoft Office Stuff

        EXCEL

        Access to Excel


        Excel at Access


        You can think of Excel as a collection of flat file databases. Combining Excel and Access can make use of the best parts of both applications.


        “Microsoft Excel is great at a lot of tasks, but it has limits as a database manager. If your Excel data worksheets are beginning to get out of hand, it may be time to call in a little help from Access.”


        Creating Access Forms To Work with Excel Data




        (Jim Uomini is a long-time trainer, courseware designer, technical writer, newsletter editor, and support manager. He currently manages the help desk for in-store systems at The Sharper Image.)


        [

        Edited entry from 2/5/2004

        ]

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      • #3095058

        WORD Password is Password Safe and Sorry Safe Pa…

        by dklippert ·

        In reply to Unofficial Microsoft Office Stuff

        WORD

        Password is Password

        Safe and Sorry

        Safe

        Paul Cornell works for the Office Help team. He wrote a short paper on passwords used in Word and Excel:

        Help Protect Word 2002 and Excel 2002 Files with Passwords

        “Your organization may store Word and Excel documents in a central location such as a network server computer. However, you may not want all of your coworkers to have unlimited access to these documents. Setting the files to a read-only status does not prevent your coworkers from opening the documents, and denying your coworkers access to the network folder outright may be too restrictive in your organization’s computing environment. One solution is to help protect individual Word and Excel documents with passwords.”

        Sorry

        Passwords for documents are not, however, truly secure from a determined hacker.

        There is a Knowledge Base article #822924 Overview of Office Features That Are Intended to Enable Collaboration and That Are Not Intended to Increase Security that reminds users that some passwords are not as strong as others.

        For instance:

        “When you are using the Password to Modify feature, a malicious user may still be able to gain access to your password. For example, if you save a word (.doc) file by using the Password to Modify feature enabled in Rich Tech Format (.rtf) a malicious user may be able to gain access to your password.”

        Here is a January 7, 2004 article from ZDNet.co.uk:

        A simple hack to Word’s password-protection feature means documents may not be as secure as users believe. No fix is on the way, says Microsoft

        [Edited entry from 2/14/2004]

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      • #3080562

        OUTLOOK Spam Scam Please forward Here is a video…

        by dklippert ·

        In reply to Unofficial Microsoft Office Stuff

        OUTLOOK
        Spam Scam
        Please forward

        Here is a video by Spiros Ioannou that reinforces the “don’t forward that to me” message.

        E-mail scam video

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      • #3080415

        OUTLOOK Spam Scam Please forward Here is a vid…

        by dklippert ·

        In reply to Unofficial Microsoft Office Stuff

        OUTLOOK

        Spam Scam

        Please forward

        Here is a video by Spiros Ioannou that reinforces the “don’t forward that to me” message.


        E-mail scam video



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      • #3077966

        ACCESS Change Properties in Form View Alteration…

        by dklippert ·

        In reply to Unofficial Microsoft Office Stuff

        ACCESS

        Change Properties in Form View


        Alterations on the run

        As you work with a form, you will, sometimes, find controls would benefit from minor tweaking. You may want to change the color of a text box, change the font that’s used, or remove scroll bars.

        You may have been told switch to Design view to make changes. However, you can display the property sheets for a control while you’re in Form view.


        To do so, click the Properties on the View menu, Right-click, or press [Alt][Enter].

        As in Design view, the displayed properties relate to the control that is selected on the form. The property changes you make are reflected on the fly.

        You will be prompted to resave your form when you close it.

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      • #3079436

        ADDENDUM GIF Editor Free tool Here is an onlin…

        by dklippert ·

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        ADDENDUM

        GIF Editor


        Free tool

        Here is an online GIF image editor. You can create animated GIF files and save them to your site or your machine.


        There is nothing to download. All the work is done on line.

        “Create your own special effects with any GIF — even animated ones! Resize it, colorize it, optimize it, and jazzercise it — then save it and take it with you. You name it and you can do it!

        It’s simple! Using the easy-to-use pull down menus. Simply follow the instructions to load any GIF and then manipulate the image using the GIFWorks menus. It’s that easy.

        The GIFWorks interface uses standard HTML and JavaScript. It should work correctly in Netscape and Internet Explorer versions 3.x and greater.”


        GIFWorks

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      • #3080203

        POWERPOINT Frame that Slide More PP bling Face i…

        by dklippert ·

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        POWERPOINT

        Frame that Slide

        More PP bling

        Face it; we’ve seen every graphic in ClipArt and every background color combination. Putting a frame around an ordinary object can make it pop.

        Here is a link to instructions about how to frame your pictures. There is also a download for extra frames.

        ComputerCompanion.com:

        Create Picture Frames in PowerPoint


        by Geetesh Bajaj

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      • #3079796

        WINDOWS Free WXP Tools Some things you may never…

        by dklippert ·

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        WINDOWS

        Free WXP Tools

        Some things you may never have known

        When you install Windows XP, you also get extra mini applications and tools. Most people know about MS Paint, and Calculator, but there are more.

        Chris Pirillo put together a list a few years back.

        Here are a few including an on screen keyboard.
        (Type osk.exe at Start>Run)

        Windows Tools You Already Own

        • Disk Cleanup = cleanmgr.exe
        • Clipboard Viewer = clipbrd.exe (views contents of Windows clipboard)
        • Dr Watson = drwtsn32.exe (Troubleshooting tool)
        • DirectX diagnosis = dxdiag.exe (Diagnose & test DirectX, video & sound cards)
        • Private character editor = eudcedit.exe (allows creation or modification of characters)
        • IExpress Wizard = iexpress.exe (Create self-extracting / self-installing package)
        • Object Packager = packager.exe (to do with packaging objects for insertion in files, appears to have comprehensive help files).
        • System Monitor = perfmon.exe (very useful, highly configurable tool, tells you everything you ever wanted to know about any aspect of PC performance, for uber-geeks only )
        • Program Manager = progman.exe (Legacy Windows 3.x desktop shell).
        • Remote Access phone book = rasphone.exe (documentation is virtually non-existant).
        • Registry Editor = regedt32.exe [also regedit.exe] (for hacking the Windows Registry).
        • Network shared folder wizard = shrpubw.exe (creates shared folders on network).
        • File signature verification tool = sigverif.exe
        • Volume Control = sndvol32.exe (I’ve included this for those people that lose it from the System Notification area).
        • System Configuration Editor = sysedit.exe (modify System.ini & Win.ini just like in Win98! ).
        • Driver Verifier Manager = verifier.exe (seems to be a utility for monitoring the actions of drivers, might be useful for people having driver problems. Undocumented).
        • Windows for Workgroups Chat = winchat.exe (appears to be an old NT utility to allow chat sessions over a LAN, help files available).

        DecentDownloads.x-istence.com:
        Secret Windows Software

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      • #3077512

        WORD Fields Tiny code snippets Microsoft has in…

        by dklippert ·

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        WORD

        Insert>Fields

        Tiny code snippets

        Microsoft has included a number of code pieces that you can use without having to haul out the VBA editor. These codes handle such things as page numbers, Table of Contents, Merge data and more.

        “Some 80-plus fields are built into Word that provide information about the file and the user; store, display, and manipulate reference information; and link the document to other applications – all without a bit of code.”

        Automate Word Documents with Minimal Code
        By Cindy Meister

        Cindy Meister is a Word MVP.

        She also works with bobbin-lace. Here is a sample of a Honiton lace butterfly.

        Also:

        AddBalance.com:
        Using { Fields } in Microsoft Word

        GMayor.com
        Formatting Word Fields with Switches

        BetterSolutions.com:
        Fields


        [Edited entry from 2/24/2004]

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      • #3077378

        EXCEL Do You Question the Web? Bring data to your…

        by dklippert ·

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        EXCEL

        Do You Question the Web?

        Bring data to your desktop

        This feature can make data acquisition a lot easier than Copy-Paste-Reformat-Try again.

        “Generally, though, people tend to overlook the option of using the Web as a data source for Excel, be that source the Internet, an intranet, an extranet, or a Web Service. But they shouldn’t. Web queries are an easy, yet remarkably flexible and predictable way of bringing data into Microsoft Excel from anywhere on the Web. You can point a Web query at any HTML document that resides on any Web server – or even on a file server, for that matter – and pull part or all of the contents back into your spreadsheet…When you start using Excel’s Web queries, you will realize they are almost as limitless as the Web is.

        Well Kept Secret

        On the menu bar, go to Data>Import External Data. Then, select Import Data to use an existing Web query or select New Web Query to build a new one.

        Web Query

        Also see:
        Vertex42.com:
        Excel Web Query Secrets Revealed

        MSDN.Microsoft.com/library
        Integrate Far-Flung Data into Your Spreadsheets with the Help of Web Services

        Different Ways of Using Web Queries in Microsoft Office Excel 2003

        Updating Excel From the Web

        And:
        Web Queries and Dynamic Chart Data in Excel 2002

        [Edited entry from 2/13/2004]

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      • #3079192

        OUTLOOK Email Headers How to read the code Spa…

        by dklippert ·

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        OUTLOOK

        Email Headers

        How to read the code

        Spam is as ubiquitous in email as it is in an
        Hawaiian restaurant
        .

        These links may help you distinguish pork shoulder from the other stuff.

        “This document is intended to provide a comprehensive introduction to the behavior of email headers.

        It is primarily intended to help victims of unsolicited email (“email spam”) attempting to determine the real source of the (generally forged) email that plagues them; it should also help in attempts to understand any other forged email.
        It may also be beneficial to readers interested in a general-purpose introduction to mail transfer on the Internet. ”

        StopSpam.org:

        E-mail Headers

        “The ability to read and decipher email headers is a useful skill to learn for tracing messages to their original source and diagnosing many other problems. Headers may contain a lot of information but the most important information will always be contained in every email header.”

        University of Bath in Swindon:

        Anatomy of an Email Message


        [

        Edited entry from 2/25/2004

        ]

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      • #3097388

        FRONTPAGE History of the Internet Time passes qui…

        by dklippert ·

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        FRONTPAGE

        History of the Internet


        Time passes quickly


        You can defend the Internet beginning in the early or late 60’s. This link follows the history back to the invention of the “computer” in the 1700’s to today.

        Not the complete history but just the cool stuff. The Internet history from the perspective of a computer geek who likes knowing more than what the instructions simply tell us.
        This will not be a complete list but a work in progress. Enjoy.


        Netcraft survey reports there are more than 74 million web sites online, while in 1993 only 130 web sites existed online.



        A Computer Geek’s History of the Internet


        Also:
        Here’s a nice site:

        The Living Internet


        The Internet SOCiety:

        History of the Internet


        Also:

        Internet History

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      • #3099167

        ACCESS New Default Access Form Template Set new …

        by dklippert ·

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        ACCESS

        New Default Access Form Template

        Set new standards

        You can change Access’s default form.

        To set up a custom template,

        1. Create your template form by specifying all the properties you want to maintain from form to form.
        2. Then, save the form using any name.
        3. Next, select Tools>Options from the menu bar and select the Forms/Reports tab.
        4. Enter your template’s name in the Form Template box to replace the Access default (Normal) and click OK.

        The next time you create a form, Access will base it on your form template rather than the typical Normal template.

        The same thing can be done with Reports.

        (The settings are saved in the Access workgroup information file, not in a particular data base)

        Also:

        MeadinKent.co.uk:
        Making a report template

        Here’s a calendar from MeadinKent:
        Calendar page (2005/06)

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      • #3098477

        ADDENDUM Hip Replacement Do it yourself Well, no…

        by dklippert ·

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        ADDENDUM

        Hip Replacement


        Do it yourself


        Well, not exactly.

        The Northwest has a great PBS radio station in KUOW.

        Here is a story about how surgeons work, including a blow by blow description of a hip replacement operation.

        . . . “this hour: the surgeon’s hands. How do surgeons keep their hands healthy? What kind of training do they go through to keep their fingers tactile and sensitive? How important is touch to successful surgery? Are the hands of surgeons gifted? Over the past month, we’ve been talking with people who use their head and their hands in their work. Our ‘How To’ series continues today with surgeons.

        Guests

        Richard Ellenbogen, M.D. chairman of neurological surgery at the University of Washington School of Medicine, the Theodore S. Roberts Endowed Chair in Neurological Surgery, the Chief of Neurological Surgery at Harborview Medical Center

        Eric Froines, M.D., F.A.C.S. chief of general surgery, Capitol Hill Specialty Center Group Health Permanente”



        How to Operate


        (scroll in to about 14 minutes)


        For more information, here is a link to the University of Washington:


        What is Hip Replacement?


        A Review of Total Hip Arthroplasty, Hip Resurfacing, and Minimally-Invasive Hip Surgery.

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      • #3100037

        POWERPOINT Free Assistance Worth a lot more than…

        by dklippert ·

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        POWERPOINT

        Free Assistance


        Worth a lot more than you pay for it


        Here is a site that gives presentation hints. Also, free clip art, free templates, a forum, and quotations.

        “There are always three speeches, for every one you actually gave. The one you practiced, the one you gave, and the one you wish you gave.”
        — Dale Carnegie

        PresentationHelper.co.uk:

        Presentation Helper

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      • #3098863

        MUSIC Night Tide (Uxoricide) Big Sandy and His…

        by dklippert ·

        In reply to Unofficial Microsoft Office Stuff

        MUSIC

        Night Tide

        (Uxoricide)

        Big Sandy and His Fly-Rite Boys
        ASIN B00004UDE3
        Hightone Records August 15, 2000

        About the Artist

        “Hailing from Anaheim, California, Big Sandy (neé Robert Williams) draws from a number of influences–country, western swing, rockabilly, doo wop, R & B, and jump blues. The best Big Sandy songs are the sexy ones about seduction, innocent on the surface and a little dirty underneath. The retro appeal of the band is equivalent to a Model T or Vargas bombshell”

        Recording Description
        Groovin’, jumpin’, hot rods, Rock-a-billy.
        One of the cuts — When Sleep Won’t Come (Blues for Spade) — refers to the uxoricidal “Spade” Cooley.

        Also see:
        The Old Corral

        A Nickel and a Fiddle

        Contents

        1. Night Tide – Big Sandy & His Fly-Rite Boys
        2. Between Darkness and Dawn
        3. Tequila Calling
        4. When Sleep Won’t Come (Blues for Spade)
        5. If You Only Knew – Big Sandy & His Fly-Rite Boys
        6. Give Your Loving to Me
        7. In the Steel of the Night
        8. Man Like Me
        9. Hey Lowdown!
        10. My Time Will Come Someday
        11. I Think of You
        12. Nothing to Lose
        13. South Bay Stomp
        14. Let Her Know

        [Edited entry from 2/22/2004]

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      • #3259630

        WINDOWS It’s Your Icon Too Brand your own Explor…

        by dklippert ·

        In reply to Unofficial Microsoft Office Stuff

        WINDOWS

        It’s Your Icon Too

        Brand your own Explorer

        Developers may consider it heretical, but the icon that appears in the upper right corner of Internet Explorer and Outlook Express can be changed.

        You can use your own static logo and/or an animated one.

        All it takes is MSPaint and Regedit.

        For directions see:
        Winguides.com

        [

        Edited entry from2/29/2004

        ]

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      • #3260100

        WORD Readability Evaluation What grade are you? …

        by dklippert ·

        In reply to Unofficial Microsoft Office Stuff

        WORD

        Readability Evaluation

        What grade are you?

        Word has a built in tool to determine the level of reading difficulty of a document.

        To see the statistics:

        1. On the Tools menu, click Options, and then click the Spelling & Grammar tab
        2. Select the Check grammar with spelling check box
        3. Select the Show readability statistics check box, and then click OK
        4. On the Standard toolbar, click Spelling and Grammar

        When Microsoft Word finishes checking spelling and grammar, it displays information about the reading level of the document.

        Each readability score bases its rating on the average number of syllables per word and words per sentence.

        Flesch Reading Ease score

        Rates text on a 100-point scale; the higher the score, the easier it is to understand the document. For most standard documents, aim for a score of approximately 60 to 70.

        The formula for the Flesch Reading Ease score is:

        206.835 ? (1.015 x ASL) ? (84.6 x ASW)

        where:

        ASL = average sentence length (the number of words divided by the number of sentences)

        ASW = average number of syllables per word (the number of syllables divided by the number of words)

        Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level score

        Rates text on a U.S. school grade level. For example, a score of 8.0 means that an eighth grader can understand the document. For most documents, aim for a score of approximately 7.0 to 8.0.

        The formula for the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level score is:

        (.39 x ASL) + (11.8 x ASW) ? 15.59

        Readability
        Measuring the reading age of books and other reading matter.

        Everything you ever wanted know about
        readability tests but were afraid to ask.

        Wikipedia.com:
        Flesch-Kincaid Readability Test

        Support.Microsoft.com:
        Frequently Asked Questions About Proofing Grammar

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      • #3259294

        EXCEL Intro to Excel English Excel The UCL (Un…

        by dklippert ·

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        EXCEL

        Intro to Excel

        English Excel

        The UCL (University College London) site for the High Energy Physics Group of the Department of Physics & Astronomy, has an introduction to Excel e-book on this page. It’s the material used in a 10 week course.

        “This web page contains material for the computing and data analysis elements of the first-year PHYS1B40 Practical Skills course.

        The main elements of the course are:

        Analysis of data and treatment of uncertainties of measurement (Data Analysis) – discussed in lectures and illustrated by exercises using Excel

        Use of spreadsheets (Excel) for

        Analysis and presentation of experimental data

        Mathematical modeling, simulation, analysis and problem solving

        Introduction to computer programming by means of Visual Basic for Applications (VBA)

        Here are some links to the topics covered topics:

        Excel

        Data Analysis

        Visual Basic

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      • #3257523

        FRONTPAGE More CSS Can’t get enough Demonstrat…

        by dklippert ·

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        FRONTPAGE

        More CSS


        Can’t get enough

        Demonstrations, Layouts, Menus


        This site provides a wealth of examples about how to use Cascading Style Sheets.

        Poke around and then come back when your project calls for something different.

        “Because my site deals with experimental CSS that is exactly what you get JUST CSS, no javascript or any other programming language has been used in any of the demonstrations.”


        CSS Play by Stu Nicholls



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      • #3109782

        OUTLOOK BCC, not your old CC Avoid header spaghe…

        by dklippert ·

        In reply to Unofficial Microsoft Office Stuff

        OUTLOOK

        BCC, not your old CC

        Avoid header spaghetti


        There are three parts to the Address section of an email message:

        • To:
        • CC:
        • BCC:

        CC used to stand for Carbon Copy, but no one knows what carbon paper is anymore so it is now referred to as Complimentary Copy.

        BCC is for a blind copy. Recipients will not see that stringy pasta list of names.

        Here are a few links to more information.

        About.com:
        Sending an Email to Multiple Recipients – Cc: and Bcc:

        Hamra.net:
        Use BCC field when addressing mass mail

        Actrix.co.nz:
        Using the CC and BCC Fields in E-mail

        While the recipients can’t see the Bcc list, you can see the list in messages you SENT:

        “To see the Bcc addresses for messages that you sent, open the message from the Sent Items folder, then choose Actions>Resend This Message. If you don’t see the Bcc box, choose Find>Bcc Field to display it. Another method you can use in the Sent Items folder, is to choose View>Show Fields and add the Bcc field to the current view. You may not be able to see all Bcc recipients that way if the list was a long one.

        Slipstick.com:
        To view Bcc addresses for sent messages

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      • #3258205

        ACCESS Toggle Access Object Views Use the keyboa…

        by dklippert ·

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        ACCESS

        Toggle Access Object Views

        Use the keyboard

        When you are putting a database together you often want to switch between views of Access objects to see the changes.

        For instance, you’ll switch the view to examine a Table in Design view and then back to data view. It is can be faster to switch between views using keyboard shortcuts, rather than the View menu.

        You can cycle through the views of an open object using the

        Ctrl+> and Ctrl+<

        shortcut keys.

        These shortcuts can be used with tables, queries, forms, reports, and data access pages.

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      • #3110048

        ADDENDUM Just Say No to Be To be, or no to be …

        by dklippert ·

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        ADDENDUM

        Just Say No to Be

        To be, or no to be

        E-Prime aims to eliminate all forms of the verb “to be”. (Try that with your next report.)

        “E-Prime comprises standard English with all forms of the verb ‘TO BE’ deleted; its use prevents forms of the verb ‘TO BE’ creating erroneous and irrational generalizations in language and thought.”

        • John is lethargic and unhappy.
        • John is bright and cheerful.
        • John appears lethargic and unhappy in the office.
        • John appears bright and cheerful on holiday at the beach.

        The result may appear wishy washy, but more accurate.

        Also see:

        E-Prime Tutorial

        A Laymen’s View

        Ken’s E-Prime

        [Edited entry from 2/27/2004]

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      • #3109434

        POWERPOINT Action When You Want It Move it! Her…

        by dklippert ·

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        POWERPOINT

        Action When You Want It


        Move it!



        Here is a tutorial about animation.

        “Need to make content appear, change or disappear out of order? Need to control the order that things appear while in front of your audience? Playing games? You need to play with PowerPoint’s Triggers option for custom animations.”


        Trigger Happy Animations in PowerPoint


        By
        Kathryn Jacobs
        .
        (Kathryn has been a PowerPoint trainer and consultant for over 10 years. She is a Microsoft MVP for PowerPoint.)



        Also:
        Office.Microsoft.com:

        Use triggers to create an interactive slide show in PowerPoint

        “Let’s get past the term, first: A trigger is nothing more than an item on your PowerPoint slide– it could be a picture, a shape, a button, or even a paragraph or text box– that sets off an action when you click it. The action might be a sound, a movie, or an animation, such as text becoming visible on the slide.”


        Presentations.com:

        Combine animation techniques to create stunning PowerPoint slides


        By Ellen Finkelstein

        “Indeed, with the addition of motion paths, new trigger effects and the ability to add two animation behaviors to one object, PowerPoint has become capable of creating sophisticated animations that rival complex animation software.”

        [

        Edited entry from2/28/2004

        ]

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      • #3109302

        WINDOWS Forgotten Password Still sign on, or not…

        by dklippert ·

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        WINDOWS

        Forgotten Password


        Still sign on, or not

        Forgetting your password can be an annoyance or a catastrophe. Here are ways to get back to work.

        Note If you have not created a password reset disk, and you have also forgotten the password for all user accounts, you cannot log on to your existing Windows installation for security reasons. This information applies to starting Windows XP typically, to safe mode, and to Recovery Console. In this case, you must perform a “clean” installation of Windows XP, re-create all user accounts, and then reinstall all your programs.

        Support.Microsoft.com:

        How to log on to Windows XP if you forget your password or your password expires

        Petri.co.il:

        Forgot the administrator’s password?

        TechTrax:

        I Forgot My Administrator Password!


        ComputerHope.com:

        Lost or forgotten Windows NT / 2000 / XP password

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      • #3108658

        FRONTPAGE Web Magazine The difference between a …

        by dklippert ·

        In reply to Unofficial Microsoft Office Stuff

        FRONTPAGE

        Web Magazine

        The difference between a blog and a magazine is thin.

        Here’s on online mag that collects information, direction, and designs for web sites

        “A List Apart Magazine (ISSN: 1534-0295) explores the design, development, and meaning of web content, with a special focus on techniques and benefits of designing with web standards.

        Steal our code? Copy our content?

        ALA’s content is protected by copyright shared jointly by the magazine and its writers, but our source code is freely available to all.”


        A list Apart

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      • #3133252

        EXCEL Linked Table Problems Lost functionality …

        by dklippert ·

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        EXCEL

        Linked Table Problems

        Lost functionality

        Have you found that you cannot update linked Excel tables in Access 2003?

        If you have installed Microsoft Office 2003 Service Pack 2 (SP2):

        MORE INFORMATION
        Because of legal issues, Microsoft has disabled the functionality in Access 2003 and in Access 2002 that let users change the data in linked tables that point to a range in an Excel workbook. However, when you make changes directly in the Excel workbook, the changes appear in the linked table in Access.

        Support.Microsft.com:

        You cannot change data in linked tables that are to an Excel workbook

        You might try reinstalling and then only installing SP1.

        Also:

        VB123.com:

        Guacamole dipped – Access to Excel linked table gotcha

        ZDNet.com:

        Patent ruling costs Microsoft $8.9 million

        “A jury in U.S. federal court found that Microsoft infringed on a Guatemalan inventor’s 1994 patent on technology linking the company’s Access and Excel programs, and ordered the world’s largest software maker to pay $8.9 million in damages.

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      • #3134389

        WORD Add Captions Programmatically When the proje…

        by dklippert ·

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        WORD

        Add Captions Programmatically


        When the project seems overwhelming


        Faced with a repetitive task, I often have to make the decision, do I do it by hand again and again? Or do I write or find a macro to do the heavy lifting?

        “Have you ever had a document with ten, twenty, or even 100 images, and then as an afterthought decided you wanted to add a caption to each of those images? This is an easy task through the user interface (UI). All you have to do is select each image, one at a time, and choose Insert, then Reference, then Caption. Unfortunately doing this through an image-heavy document is a boring chore and takes up a lot of time.

        Fortunately, the Word object model lets you to apply a caption to a selected object. An add-in that does this for you is only a small chunk of code away. The sample add-in accompanying this article demonstrates how to do this. It also demonstrates many other details about working with shapes and images in Word programmatically that are useful to know about.”


        Working with Word 2003 Images Programmatically

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      • #3135175

        OUTLOOK Flag that Play! Dog ear your email With…

        by dklippert ·

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        OUTLOOK

        Flag that Play!


        Dog ear your email



        With RSS entries, I average 500 or more messages a day. Here’s a suggestion about how to tame the problem.

        “You clear up one problem and delete the e-mail message — and meanwhile six others pop up in your Inbox. Microsoft Office Outlook 2003 can flag messages with priorities, set reminders, and flag messages for follow-up, so that you can glance quickly at Outlook and know immediately what needs to get done first.”

        Office.Microsoft.com:
        Demo:
        Organize your e-mail more easily than ever

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      • #3097003

        ACCESS Relationships How it all ties together …

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        ACCESS

        Relationships

        How it all ties together

        “Find out how to reap the benefits of data normalization in Access while ensuring that your system provides users with all the information they need. Learn to relate your application’s tables to each other, so that your users can view the data in the system as a single entity. After you define relationships between tables, you can build queries, forms, reports, and data access pages that combine information from multiple tables.”


        Relationships: Your Key to Data Integrity in Access 2003

        An article from
        Informit.com
        and
        Sams
        by
        Alison Balter
        .

        Alison is the founder of InfoTechnology Partners, Inc., a computer consulting firm in California. She is a highly experienced trainer and consultant, specializing in Windows applications.

        [

        Edited entry from 2/26/2004

        ]

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      • #3096822

        EXCEL Where have all the bytes gone? Folder size…

        by dklippert ·

        In reply to Unofficial Microsoft Office Stuff

        EXCEL

        Where have all the bytes gone?

        Folder size list

        You can create a list in Excel of all the folders on a drive and their sizes.
        (The credit goes to Peter Beach, an Excel MVP.)

        Get Folder Size code

        1. Copy the code and open Excel.
        2. Press Alt+F11 and, if necessary, on the Visual Basic Editor menu, Insert>Module
        3. Paste the code.
        4. You could use Alt+Tab to bring the worksheet forward.
        5. Go to Tools>Macros and run the Macro named “GetFolderListing“.

        It may take a little time to complete.

        BTW, if you feel geeky enough, here is a picture of some of the year 2005 MVPs from John Walkenbach’s site.

        [Edited entry from 2/23/2004]

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      • #3107014

        ADDENDUM Indoor/Backyard Battles Testosterone rel…

        by dklippert ·

        In reply to Unofficial Microsoft Office Stuff

        ADDENDUM

        Indoor/Backyard Battles

        Testosterone relief

        Wet, rainy, cold weather activity, or just because.

        “Always follow the rules! If you got hit in the head by a band but you don’t want to take the 2-minute penalty (for instance), don’t sit there fighting it out. Just suck it up and do the time. No one’s going to have fun if all you guys end up doing is yelling at each other about rules and regulations. Take your time out, and keep in mind that, in the long run, you’re going to have a much better time.

        Clean up afterwards. Nobody’s wife (or husband) likes to see rubber bands sitting in the chicken soup she had left simmering on the stove while she went out to buy some more carrots. (“Interesting flavor, honey…”)

        Ultimate Guide to Shooting Rubber Bands

        Also,

        Now you can build your own rubber band machine gun!

        “This beauty is a fully functional machine gun with TWELVE rotating barrels and a live action trigger. Loads 12 bands per barrel for a whopping 144 rubber bands that shoot off as fast as you can turn the handle!”

        Rubberband Machine Gun PLANS

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      • #3093163

        POWERPOINT Photo Mlange Colorize without Adobe …

        by dklippert ·

        In reply to Unofficial Microsoft Office Stuff

        POWERPOINT

        Photo M?lange


        Colorize without Adobe


        Photoshop is a great program, but sometimes you just want to add a little pizzazz without the hassle.

        Geetesh Bajaj has once again come up with a “Why didn’t I think of that!” technique.

        ” Have you ever wanted to fill a picture with a gradient – or another picture in PowerPoint? Have you wanted to blend two pictures in PowerPoint to create a montage?



        Transparent montages in PowerPoint



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      • #3132876

        WINDOWS Logon Welcome Warning Opening notice Yo…

        by dklippert ·

        In reply to Unofficial Microsoft Office Stuff

        WINDOWS

        Logon Welcome Warning

        Opening notice

        You can write and display your own warning notice (up to 256 characters).

        It takes just a little trip into the bowels of the Registry editor.

        Go to the Start button.

        Choose Run and type Regedit

        Hit Enter:

        1. Registry Key:
          HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon
        2. Modify or Create the Value Name
          [LegalNoticeCaption]
        3. Data Type:
          REG_SZ [String Value]
        4. Value Name:
          LegalNoticeCaption
        5. Value Data for LegalNoticeCaption:
          [Type the Caption for the Dialog Box]


        1. Modify or Create the Value Name
          [LegalNoticeText]
        2. Data Type:
          REG_SZ [String Value]
        3. Value Name:
          LegalNoticeText
        4. Value Data for LegalNoticeText:
          [Type the Data for the Legal Notice]

        Exit Registry

        Reboot

        Support.microsoft.com:
        How to Enable a Warning Logon Welcome

        TheElderGeek.com:
        Create Legal Notice Logon Dialog Box

        Winguides.com:
        Legal Notice Dialog Box

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      • #3093717

        FRONTPAGE Multiple Page Forms When you need more …

        by dklippert ·

        In reply to Unofficial Microsoft Office Stuff

        FRONTPAGE

        Multiple Page Forms


        When you need more than one

        You’ve seen them before; web forms that accept input and then take you to another page for more data entry.


        Here is a step by step tutorial:

        This article describes how to create a multipage form in Microsoft Office FrontPage 2003. Each page of the form contains navigation buttons to move to the previous page or the next page. Additionally, the last page of the form contains a Submit button and a Reset button.

        Support.Microsoft.com:

        How to create a multipage form in FrontPage 2003



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      • #3253718

        WORD Booklets Sized and numbered Word 2002+ ha…

        by dklippert ·

        In reply to Unofficial Microsoft Office Stuff

        WORD

        Booklets


        Sized and numbered

        Word 2002+ has the built-in ability to print booklets with automatically numbered pages.

        “If you don’t want to spend money on an add-in, or use VBA; and are willing to do a bit more work yourself, here is the method I use. I’ve produced booklets up to 100 pages long this way, and it works quite satisfactorily for me.”

        Word.MVPS.org:

        Booklet printing


        Microsoft.com/Education:

        Create Booklet


        RickySpears.com:

        Microsoft Word Booklet Templates

        “The WordBookletTemplates.zip file contains Microsoft Word templates for 4, 8, 12, 16, 20, 24, 28, and 32 page booklets, with and without page numbers (16 templates in all). I think I developed these with Microsoft Word 97 and I’ve never made any changes to them. They use a series of text boxes that flow from one to the other to get the text where it is supposed to be in the booklet.”

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      • #3077934

        OUTLOOK Excel-lent E-mail Outlook, Excel, and VB…

        by dklippert ·

        In reply to Unofficial Microsoft Office Stuff

        OUTLOOK

        Excel-lent E-mail

        Outlook, Excel, and VBA


        Ron de Bruin
        , Microsoft MVP – Excel, has put together a collection of VBA routines to make Excel e-mail friendly.

        See if these topics tempt you:


        Example Code for sending mail from Excel

        • Mail Workbook
        • Mail one Sheet
        • Mail more than one Sheet
        • Mail the Selection or range
        • Mail Every Worksheet with Address in cell A1
        • Mail sheet or sheets to one or more people
        • Mail range or sheet in the body of the mail (Send personalized email)
        • Mail a message to each person in a range with Outlook
        • Mail a message to each person in a range with CDO (no security warnings)
        • Sending a different file to each person in a range with Outlook
        • Zip the ActiveWorkbook and mail it with Outlook
        • Security (Prevent displaying the dialog to Send or not Send)


        Also
        Links
        to more Excel e-mail information

        Also see:

        John Walkenbach:

        Sending Personalized Email from Excel



        [

        Edited entry from 3/4/2004

        ]

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      • #3077670

        ACCESS Business Rules!!! … Rules Bean Counting…

        by dklippert ·

        In reply to Unofficial Microsoft Office Stuff

        ACCESS

        Business Rules!!! … Rules

        Bean Counting Models

        Data modeling can be an exhausting, time consuming process. Here are some samples that may establish a starting point.

        The website has close to 100 database models for experimentation, practice and examples.

        “My intention is to provide a wide range of ‘Kick Start’ Models that anyone can use as a starting-point, and could extend cleanly and logically, with appropriate reference to the Business Rules.

        It is not my intention to provide Models that can be used off-the-shelf to meet the requirements of a large commercial organization.

        After all, that is one of the things I do for a living !!!

        None of the Models is the complete and final solution in its area, but any of them can be added to easily and quickly to meet a specific requirement. The logic in each Model is intended to be correct and to contain the minimum Entities for the area being modeled.”


        Database Answers


        Barry Williams
        – Founder and Principal Consultant.

        If you’re attempting a “Big Year” list of blogs, you can add
        Viewpoint of a Database Analyst: A Database Design Principles Blog

        [

        Edited entry from 3/5/2004

        ]

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      • #3133593

        ADDENDUM That’s the Way I Beleive It’s Sppelled …

        by dklippert ·

        In reply to Unofficial Microsoft Office Stuff

        ADDENDUM

        That’s the Way I Beleive It’s Sppelled

        Wrong list

        Spelling feels more like art than science. Here’s a site that shows 100 (actually 250) words that are often misspelled.

        It also gives you reasons and memory tricks to get it right.

        Not all pens and pencils come with spellcheckers.

        The “i-before-e” rule has more exceptions than words it applies to.

        Dr. Language has provided a one-stop cure for all your spelling ills. Here are the 100 words most often misspelled (“misspell” is one of them). Each word has a mnemonic pill with it and, if you swallow it, it will help you to remember how to spell the word. Master the orthography of the words on this page and reduce the time you spend searching dictionaries by 50%.


        100 Most Misspelled



        Also:

        Most Mispronounced


        (You mean it’s not “pronounciation”?
        That’s what happens when you have Old-timer’s disease.)

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      • #3253145

        POWERPOINT How to Flash a PPT Show Embed directl…

        by dklippert ·

        In reply to Unofficial Microsoft Office Stuff

        POWERPOINT

        How to Flash a PPT Show


        Embed directly


        Flash shows, in general, are remarkably easy to create.


        Rather than try to duplicate complex animation in PowerPoint, you can add a Shockwave Flash Object to your show.

        Brainy Betty has a video tutorial show the way:


        How to insert Flash into PowerPoint



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      • #3254100

        WINDOWS Windows Keyboard tricks Mouse-less motio…

        by dklippert ·

        In reply to Unofficial Microsoft Office Stuff

        WINDOWS

        Windows Keyboard tricks

        Mouse-less motions

        Here is a collection of shortcuts for Windows:
        Keyboard shortcuts for Windows

        One of the shortcuts is a way to minimize all Windows from the keyboard.

        +M

        Also see:

        Kürzungen für jeder

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      • #3252414

        FRONTPAGE Border magic with CSS Consistent forma…

        by dklippert ·

        In reply to Unofficial Microsoft Office Stuff

        FRONTPAGE

        Border magic with CSS


        Consistent formatting


        Cascading Style Sheets can be helpful in applying dependable format characteristics to web sites. Like Styles, CSS provides a reference point when a certain look is called for.


        Stu Nicholls provides directions for “Fluid” borders:

        “If you resize your browser window you will see that these borders are fluid and stay in shape. Resize the text and they will also stay in shape.”


        Even in this static shot, you can see some nice possibilities.



        Fluid Borders to with CSS



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      • #3091323

        EXCEL SpWebSheets No Excel needed Here’s a sit…

        by dklippert ·

        In reply to Unofficial Microsoft Office Stuff

        EXCEL

        SpWebSheets

        No Excel needed

        Here’s a site that lets you design and post spreadsheets on the web.

        “Keep your records, lists and spreadsheets in one place online. Easily slice, dice and share with others.

        With a free account, you can…

        • Access your spreadsheets from anywhere
        • Share your spreadsheets easily – just email the URL
        • Add spreadsheets to your weblog
        • FREE storage

        NumSum.com

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      • #3252261

        EXCEL SpWebSheets No Excel needed Here’s a site…

        by dklippert ·

        In reply to Unofficial Microsoft Office Stuff

        EXCEL

        SpWebSheets

        No Excel needed

        Here’s a site that lets you design and post spreadsheets on the web.

        “Keep your records, lists and spreadsheets in one place online. Easily slice, dice and share with others.

        With a free account, you can…

        • Access your spreadsheets from anywhere
        • Share your spreadsheets easily – just email the URL
        • Add spreadsheets to your weblog
        • FREE storage

        NumSum.com

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      • #3090790

        WORD Date an Octothorpe Some more of those thing…

        by dklippert ·

        In reply to Unofficial Microsoft Office Stuff

        WORD

        Date an Octothorpe

        Some more of those things I’m sure I used to know

        The keyboard combination of Alt+Shift+D inserts the current date in MS Word and PowerPoint. Ctrl+; (semicolon) does it in Excel and Access.

        If you do not like the date’s format, select a different one with Insert>Date and Time and, if you would like to make that permanent, click on the Default button in the lower left corner of the dialog box (in PowerPoint it’s in the lower right corner).

        In Excel, Ctrl+Shift +# formats the entry as day-month-year. Ctrl+1 will display the “Format cells” dialog box.

        BTW, the “hash, pound or number” sign # is also called an octothorpe.

        The person who named it combined Octo for the eight points and Thorpe for James Thorpe.

        “Bell Labs engineer, Don Macpherson, went to instruct their first client, the Mayo Clinic, in the use of the new (touch tone phone system). He felt the need for a fresh and unambiguous name for the # symbol. His reasoning that led to the new word was roughly that it had eight points, so ought to start with octo-. He was apparently at that time active in a group that was trying to get the Olympic medals of the athlete Jim Thorpe returned from Sweden, so he decided to add thorpe to the end.”

        While we’re at it, the “backwards P, Enter mark” is actually named a pilcrow.

        The pilcrow was used in medieval times to mark a new train of thought, before the convention of using paragraphs was commonplace.

        Also see:
        Geek-speak names for punctuation marks

        Wikipedia:
        Punctuation

        [Edited entry from 3/11/2004]

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      • #3253015

        OUTLOOK Where do you store your Spam? It’s Your …

        by dklippert ·

        In reply to Unofficial Microsoft Office Stuff

        OUTLOOK

        Where do you store your Spam?

        It’s Your Mess, Clean It Up

        Previous versions of Outlook can handle PST files just this side of 2 GB (1.82) and Outlook 2003 can go up to about 20-30 gigs with the new MSUPST format. However, very few administrators are going to allow users to save anywhere near that amount of information.

        Outlook 2002/2003, users do have a tool to managing the size of their mailbox from within Outlook:

        1. Go to the Tools menu
        2. Select “Mailbox Cleanup

        This dialog includes quick links to find large items of a chosen size and items older than a selected number of days. You can view the size of folders, fine tune AutoArchive and empty the deleted items folder.

        [Edited entry from 3/12/2004]

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      • #3102074

        ACCESS Duplicate Table Structures No need to rei…

        by dklippert ·

        In reply to Unofficial Microsoft Office Stuff

        ACCESS

        Duplicate Table Structures

        No need to reinvent

        When setting up a database, you may find that there is a table structure in another database that would be appropriate. You could Import the table, but then you have to clear out the useless records.

        Here’s an easier way to do it:

        1. Choose File>Get External Data>Import from the menu bar
        2. Select the database that contains the tables you want to copy and click the Import button.
        3. Select the appropriate tables on the Tables sheet
        4. click the Options button, select the Definition Only option and click OK

        .

        To export a table definition from your current database to another:

        1. Select the appropriate table in the Database window.
        2. In Access 2000 and above, choose File>Export.
          (If you’re using Access 97, choose File>Save As/Export, select the To An External File Or Database option)
        3. Click OK.
        4. Now, regardless of version, select the target database and press Enter

        When the Export dialog box appears, select the Definition Only option button and click OK.

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      • #3101121

        ADDENDUM Half Staff When and how Issued 2/6/06…

        by dklippert ·

        In reply to Unofficial Microsoft Office Stuff

        ADDENDUM

        Half Staff

        When and how

        Issued 2/6/06

        A Proclamation by the President: Death of Coretta Scott King

        A Proclamation by the President of the United States of America

        As a mark of respect for the memory of Coretta Scott King, I hereby order, by the authority vested in me by the Constitution and laws of the United States of America, that on February 7, 2006, the day of her interment, the flag of the United States shall be flown at half staff at the White House and upon all public buildings and grounds, at all military posts and naval stations, and on all naval vessels of the Federal Government in the District of Columbia and throughout the United States and its Territories and possessions until sunset on such day. I also direct that the flag shall be flown at half-staff for the same period at all United States embassies, legations, consular offices, and other facilities abroad, including all military facilities and naval vessels and stations.

        IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this sixth day of February, in the year of our Lord two thousand six, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirtieth.

        GEORGE W. BUSH

        Free notification of Official orders to fly the flag at half staff. Contact mark@petersonflags.com with: “Add to half staff mail list”, in the subject line.

        You will be notified when orders are released.


        HALF-STAFF INFORMATION

        Also:

        Veterans Administration:

        Guidelines for Display of the Flag

        and:


        Flag Etiquette


        Washington State flag

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      • #3103338

        POWERPOINT Make Your Own Templates Fit any need …