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MS Excel: Insert and Paste In One Step

Wednesday, May 25th, 2011

Here’s a super-helpful MS Excel tip that will teach you the painless way to insert and paste rows and columns. Continue reading

Here’s an interesting little gem that will allow you to copy formatting such as headers, footers and paragraph settings from one file to another without a whole lot of hassle. Continue reading

If you’re anything like me, when it comes to fonts in my documents then you’re tired of Times New Roman and Arial. Thankfully, you can change the default font in Open Office. Continue reading

If you’ve recently switched from a menu-driven version of Office to Office 2010, then you may still be trying to adjust to the Ribbon. Thankfully, Microsoft has put help for this situation out there. Continue reading

Here’s a neat tip on how to access the built-in thesaurus in Open Office Writer! Spice up your writing with the right words! Continue reading

Check out this handy Office Tip on how to find the Reading Level and Other Readability Statistics Pertaining to Your Document. Continue reading

YoWindow

Tuesday, May 17th, 2011

Want a fun way to keep track of the weather in a way you’ve never seen before? Give YoWindow a look! It’s this week’s free download! Continue reading

OpenOffice.org: Rotating Objects

Tuesday, May 17th, 2011

Rotating objects in MS Office is easy – just grab the handles and away you go. What about Open Office, though? Take a look at this tip for a little insight. Continue reading

Belarc Advisor

Friday, May 6th, 2011

Have you ever wondered just how secure your computer is? Do you struggle with pinpointing exactly where flaws could be and how to fix them? Well, I have a found a free advisory tool that will tell you exactly what problems may be lurking in your computer and in what places. The best part of this program is that is is 100% FREE! Continue reading

Nexus Dock

Monday, May 2nd, 2011

Nexus Dock is a great free program that not only helps you organize your desktop, but gives you tons of option to boot! Give this freebie a try today! Continue reading

Grammar Book

Thursday, April 28th, 2011

This Cool Site is a handy and convenient grammar guide, whether you are a native speaker or someone trying to learn how English grammar works. Dive into the various sections this awesome site has to offer and tighten your grasp on the English language today! Continue reading

We’ve all experienced times when we hover over a button on a toolbar and the Help Tip displays but then disappears so fast that we missed it.

Find yourself moving the mouse pointer off the button then back on it in an attempt to actually see what it said?

If you missed it

If you want to temporarily grant standard users elevated privileges in a Windows operating system, you can use the internal administrator account. Windows 7 and Vista come with a built-in administrator. By default, this built-in administrator is disabled. However, you can enable this account through the command line.

Move the cursor to the bottom of the screen and click the Start button.

Changing the Name on a Computer

Wednesday, March 2nd, 2011

Terry from Sarasota asks:

A friend gave me a laptop. Her name is in the PC info and I need to know how I can delete her name and put mine in.

Terry, thanks for the question. Changing the name on your laptop is relatively easy. Follow the directions below

Online Games

Thursday, February 17th, 2011

There are plenty of times when we want to play games but are unable to install them, due to a lack of hard drive space, or perhaps because the computer belongs to an employer. After all,when free time is available at the office, good old solitaire can keep your interest for only so long. So today, let’s talk about a couple of sites where you can

Tag Friends in Facebook Status Updates

Monday, February 7th, 2011

Learn how to tag friends in your Facebook posts with this handy tip! Continue reading

Changing the Registered Owner

Friday, January 28th, 2011

I once had someone give me their “old” computer, and it had Vista on it. I changed the computer name and the system name to mine, but the name of the person who owned the computer before I did (the registered owner) kept popping up (in addition to mine). I figured it would be easy to change, but it wasn’t. And I couldn’t find out how to change the registered… Continue reading

Help Us Help You

Monday, January 17th, 2011

In almost all aspects of life, knowledge is vital. The more that you know, the more you can learn, and the easier it will be for someone to help you.

This applies if you are trying to learn a new recipe, getting your car repaired, or asking a question at Worldstart.com. With that in mind, I would like to offer some suggestions for information that you… Continue reading

Avast Free Antivirus

Tuesday, January 11th, 2011

I’ve been an AVG antivirus user for several years now, and will probably continue to use it on my own computers. However, after having some problems installing the latest version of AVG on someone else’s XP computer, I decided to try Avast instead. That’s one the beauties of the abundance of freeware available today. If you’re having problems with an uncooperative program, you can… Continue reading

Joy of Baking

Tuesday, January 11th, 2011

Joy of Baking



This site is my new guilty pleasure. I adore baking and the recipes here are just fantastic! I could easily make it my New Year’s resolution to bake the Top 40 Recipes from 2010, but I’m going to restrain myself and only bake things that

Using the Clipboard in MS Office

Tuesday, January 11th, 2011

MS Office 2007 & 2010: I Thought That the Clipboard Could Hold More Than One Item?

You’re right – it can…
you were used to accessing something like this via the Edit menu in older
versions of MS Office:

A clipboard pane where all
the items that have been copied or cut, are stacked in a list… Continue reading

Regular PC Maintenance Tips

Tuesday, January 11th, 2011

Juan, from Albuquerque NM asks:

I like to perform monthly maintenance on my PCs and I’d like some advice from you regarding getting this task done? I’m using windows Vista and 7. I already clear temp files, cookies, and other basic items.



Juan, maintaining your computer is like maintaining a car. The more you look after it, the better it will run… Continue reading

In the News 1-12-11

Tuesday, January 11th, 2011

This week: Cool gadgets that are “in the news”.



A refrigerator to tweet about?


Did you ever find yourself standing at the refrigerator thinking about how much you would love to tweet someone about what you are about to eat?

I am not joking.

Samsung has… Continue reading

Indoor photography without a flash can be a challenging task. Particularly, if you have a point and shoot that has limited capabilities. These nifty tips should enable you to capture arresting portraits of people.

1. Go natural. Nothing like the light from the windows and doors to get the perfect light and shade you need on your subject. What’s… Continue reading

Using Windows Snipping Tool with Word

Monday, January 10th, 2011

In Windows 7, when using the Snipping tool, (one of the greatest features of Win 7), I can copy the snippet OK and place it in MS Word, but I cannot place the object right or center nor can I text wrap around the object. Any ideas?



Back in the days before the introduction of Windows 7 and Vista, if you wanted to take a picture… Continue reading

Website Safety Check

Monday, January 10th, 2011

I received an email from one of our readers about URL Void, a website she’d discovered that checks website safety, and I thought it was worth passing along to you.

At URL Void, just type an internet address (URL) into the field, click the Scan Now button and, within seconds, a report on the site comes back.… Continue reading

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