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Computer geek from the age of 7, which amounts to 30 years of computer experience. From the early days (when every computer company had their own OS) of DOS, Windows 1.0 through Seven...

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office2007 Use Interface Language Packs to Navigate (in Your Language) Around Microsoft Office

Are you able to understand or read the following?
Fil, Rediger, Vis, Gå Til, Verktøy …. No ?
How about now: File, Edit, View, Go, Tools …. ?

In our multi-lingual world it is getting more common to share your workplace with people from other countries. Here in Norway you can now expect to walk into any workplace and meet at least one who speaks any of the following languages: English, Polish, Russian, Turkish etc. etc. Have you ever tried to work on a software with a foreign language ? Well many people have to – unless you can afford to buy one license for each language that is. For me to read and write Russian or Polish would be as impossible as it would be for you to read Norwegian.

Luckily there is a solution!
Microsoft has released Interface Language packs to be downloaded (some bought) and installed on top of your Office installation, making it possible to switch between different language setups. 

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10 WINNERS of Nitro PDF Professional Licenses

Posted by Thomas On February - 16 - 20106 COMMENTS

Last week we reviewed Nitro PDF Professional the affordable feature packed PDF-Suite Nitro Professional (Click to read). The nice people at Nitro PDF Software and their Executive Director Richard Crocker were so happy about out review that they came up with no less than 10 licenses of their Pro Edition for some of our lucky readers.

After reading over 50 competition entries the jury have reached their verdict. It was an overwhelming task and a tough decision. There is no doubt that we have many deserving and lojal readers out there and the Jury would have loved to give each and one a prize. With that being said I know you are curious to see who won; so without further ado, here are the votes from the Mintywhite Jurors:

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FreGadgets 220x220 Collection of 14 Free Windows Sidebar Gadgets (Chameleon Glass Style)If you love gadgets I have one for you right here. Correction I have found a whole package of cool gadgets for your windows, and best of all you can get it for free, no cost, Nada, nothing… you get the point.

The creator of the package has done his best to tweak the gadgets to fit nicely with Windows Aero (tho not all are transparent). You get 14 gadgets like Calendar, Email, CPU-monitor, stats, recycle bin, weather and one that I really liked; The Radio Gadget. You can choose from a range of music categories or add your own URL. Start and stop your favorite station with a single click.

The Email Gadget checks your POP3 accounts at intervals of your choice and displays all new and unread emails. Hopefully they can get it to work with Hotmail, Yahoo, G-mail etc. very soon.

You can download it here: Download from DevianArt

office2007 Outlook 2007 Restore Emails and Contacts [How To]This time I am going to show you how to make Outlook use an existing pst-file when performing a clean install. If you already have read my article on how to take backups of your emails and contacts – you’ll be half way there.

Restoring an old pst-file is almost entirely the same as copying the pst-file, only in reverse: nigeb ste’l

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Outlook 2007 – Complete Backup of Your Data [How To]

Posted by Thomas On February - 13 - 20101 COMMENT

office2007 Outlook 2007 Complete Backup of Your Data [How To]Backup is the overall most important thing you’ll ever do when working on your computer. There are literarely tons of software promising to do that for you in the easiest and safest way possible. Me, personally I am old school computer geek who likes to have total control, so I’m going to show you how you can get a complete backup of you Outlook emails and contacts in just a few minutes. In this guide I am referring to MS Outlook 2007, but this guide should also cover earlier versions like 2003 and 2000.

Here’s how to really do it in the fast and reliable way…

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Outlook 2010 – Part 2: Setting up Accounts [How To]

Posted by Thomas On February - 12 - 201041 COMMENTS

Outlook 2010 Outlook 2010 – Part 2: Setting up Accounts [How To]To set up an email account in Outlook 2010 is very straight forward. You get started by clicking the orange File button. This will show the new file-menu system. Here you can add and edit accounts, cleanup your mailbox and create Rules and Alerts. All you’re existing accounts (if any) will show up in the top part of the window.

In this article we’ll be setting up two account types:

  • POP3/SMTP account
  • Windows Live/Hotmail account

[UPDATE] Added Pop3 Information for Hotmail accounts.

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