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Above The Table

Monday, November 15th, 2004

Above The Table

Have you ever created a table in MS Word at the beginning of the document only to find that it was a mistake? Since you began this document you’ve re-thought the layout and some text just has to go above that table.

But, of course, you’re learning the hard way that MS Word isn’t going to easily cooperate.

Every time you try to get to the top… Continue reading

Creating Custom Shortcut Keys In MS Word

Monday, November 15th, 2004

Creating Custom Shortcut Keys In MS Word

Are you a keyboard enthusiast who finds yourself constantly wishing you had a shortcut key combination for one thing or another? Maybe a keyboard combination for the “Save All” trick from Tuesday’s newsletter?

If your answer is “Yes!” and you’re a Word user then this is a tip for you. (I tried this in Excel and PowerPoint and couldn’t find it—but it’s still… Continue reading

Let’s take a quick minute to expand on last Tuesday’s (11-2-04) “Save All” tip.

Last week we discussed that when you hold the Shift key down and go to the File menu you get a new command on the menu, “Save All”.

Take a look at the command just above Save All…

See it?

Close All works pretty much like you’d expect. It will close all open… Continue reading

Three Key Range Highlighting in MS Excel

Monday, November 15th, 2004

Office Tip of the Day

Three Key Range Highlighting in MS Excel

Have you ever found yourself playing the highlighting game in MS Excel? You know, where you’re trying to highlight with the mouse and find the file flying by creating incredibly huge highlighted areas?

Many of you may know lots of keyboard tricks for highlighting using the Shift key combined with the arrows, Page Up, Page Down, Home and… Continue reading

The Mouse-less Right Click

Monday, November 15th, 2004

The Mouse-less Right Click

There are many people who are new to the right click menus that my tips are always referring to.

These right clicks are great for everyone who’s comfortable with the mouse. And many people aren’t even remotely interested in trying to remember all the key combinations necessary to replace all the stuff the that right click can do.

But what about the rest of you? The… Continue reading

Aren’t Those Characters Special?

Friday, November 12th, 2004

Have you ever needed a symbol or some other special character like the degree symbol, the small square checkbox, the copyright symbol, etc.? Well, they’re tucked away in a folder that, once you know where to look, is easy to get to and use.

Here’s How:

Hold the Windows key and hit the R key (Win+R). In the Run box that pops up, type charmap

This will work in all… Continue reading

Opening old files

Thursday, November 11th, 2004

Q:
I have old disks laying around with important stuff on them but the software that created them is no longer around. Am I out of luck?

A:
In many cases, the info on the disk(s) seems like it’s inaccessible with newer machines. Maybe the software that created it is no longer in existence, or it’s just an odd ball format.… Continue reading

MS Word File recognition

Wednesday, November 10th, 2004

Q:
Help! I created a document in MS Word, but now Word doesn’t “see” it anymore. I can go to My Documents folder and it’s there, but when I try to open it in Word, I can’t seem to find it – or any other word document for that matter. What’s going on?

A:
My guess? It’s a filter problem.

No, not… Continue reading

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