Monday, November 15th, 2004
Basically, the term “open source” is used to describe a program or app where the author(s) gives the public access to the source code. Continue reading
MS Excel: A Quick AutoFit Solution.
Have you ever been working in MS Excel and found yourself spending all kinds of extra time trying to manually adjust column width or row heights? Or are you one of the many people who simply skip a column whenever text gets too long?
Well, here’s one of the many solutions to these time-consuming problems.
What’s AutoFit, you ask?
Well, it’s exactly what… Continue reading
You are always telling us to “drag & drop” files and stuff. This probably sounds stupid, but what does that mean?
Dragging and dropping is easy. It’s a procedure where you grab something (selected text, a file, a picture, or whatever) and drop it into a new location.
To drag and drop, click the item you want to drag to… Continue reading
Brrrr… It’s Cold in the Freeze Pane Zone
OK, so it’s not really that cold here, but the real question is, “What’s Freeze Pane?”
Well, to answer a question with questions, have you ever been frustrated while working in an MS Excel worksheet because you were so far down the columns that you no longer could see the column titles? Did you find yourself constantly scrolling up to make sure… Continue reading
Tear It Up
Have you ever been working in an MS Office application and realized that you kept accessing the same menu or palette of choices over and over and over again?
Ever wonder if there was a way to keep the choices open for a while (or maybe permanently)?
One quick way to tell is by taking a good look at the menu or palette when you open it.… Continue reading
Have you ever needed a quick way to really make a statement stand out on a flyer, presentation, worksheet or some other document? (You know, a way to really catch their attention.) Are you tired of the plain old text boxes in MS Excel? Want a way to make text more interesting?
Do you want to turn this…
(Sorry, beginning to sound like an infomercial… Continue reading
What is a Wizard?
When you hear someone refer to a wizard, they aren’t talking about Merlin, Oz, Gandalf, or Dumbledore, although, in a way, there might be a similarity in function.
A Wizard is a tool to guide you through the steps of a process or task by asking a series of questions or presenting options. A Wizard might… Continue reading
Since Windows ME we’ve had the option of having folders in thumbnail view. This creates a little picture preview in the folder. Very handy if you have gigs of pictures on your hard drive. Have you ever wished that they were bigger? Well then, you’re in luck today because I’m gonna tell you how.
This will require going into your registry, so proceed with caution.
To start the… Continue reading
Ever find yourself squinting at the buttons on the toolbars? Wish they were bigger?
Your wish is my command… Relief is just a few clicks away.
To begin you need to go to the Tools menu, Customize choice. (Or right click over any toolbar and choose Customize from the toolbar list.)
On the Options tab you should see the Large Icons choice. Check this box. Instantly you should see the… Continue reading
Taking Control of Your Menus
Here’s the scenario:
You’re cruising through the menus in an MS Office program (version 2000 or newer). Maybe you’ve even upgraded recently. Anyway, you’re looking for that really cool thing you did a few months ago. Unfortunately, you can’t seem to find the right menu choice and you can’t remember exactly what you did the last time.
Suddenly you realize that your menus seem to… Continue reading