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5 Ways To Solve Word 2010 Problems

Posted by Angel Luis On September - 11 - 2010

Even as Office has evolved is not unusual to find problems using the software. We have to think that a Word document,  is more than just a file. It usually includes advanced features as macros, link to external data, etc.

Microsoft that is aware of that has included several ways to solve problems.

Safe Mode

Word 2010 includes a Safe Mode, it appears in other version of the suite. To enter this mode you just have to hold the Ctrl key when you are entering on the application. The following image will appear:

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Advanced Macros in Excel—Save to PDF [Part 2 of 2]

Posted by Thomas On September - 9 - 2010

This is part two of a new series I’m writing, teaching you how to get more functionality out of your Excel. If you are not familiar with Macros I suggest you read the first part, before beginning on this one.

In Part Two…

In this part we are starting off  using some of the commands you should know, and then create a Macro that decide filename, which folder to use, before exporting the document to PDF-format. I am also going to show you how to create a button to trigger the macro.

As in the first part, I am using Office 2010. Even though the code and programming are the same in older versions of Excel, the images and buttons may differ from what you see on your screen.

Enough Chit Chat, let’s get this party started…

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Advanced Macros in Excel—Beginner’s Guide [Part 1 of 2]

Posted by Thomas On September - 8 - 2010

IF you are to really learn just one Office application, then you should choose Excel. Because it is the most versatile and powerful of all the Office applications.  With Excel you can almost get rid of the other Office applications all together. A side from the normal calculations you can write letters, create databases with powerful reports and analyze tools, create useful forms for everyday chores, and program powerful small applets. Within certain limits of course.

Using Advanced Macros

Most users have come across the word MACRO, one time or another using Excel. A macro is a recording of sorts, that stores your actions, step by step. Macros are used to eliminate the need to repeat the steps of common tasks over and over. Tasks such as adding or removing rows and columns, selecting a range of cells, or changing textcolor, fonts etc. In Excel, macros are written in Visual Basic for Applications (VBA). For those who cannot write VBA code, Excel allows you to record a series of steps – using keyboard and mouse – that Excel then converts into a macro.
In a few upcoming articles I am going to show you how you can create powerful and effective macros that hopefully will take your Excel experience to another level. How about letting Excel Copying Sheets, renaming them, Choose filenames, choosing between file locations and save the document as PDF sound ?

Sounds interesting ?

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43 Application & Program PNG/ICO Icon Packs

Posted by Rich On September - 7 - 2010

Icons Showcase 12

This week, we have a collection of application application icon packs. You can use these icons for Windows customization, web sites, applications, mobile apps, posters, and more; however, just because the pack is free doesn’t mean there’s no attached license. Please be sure to check the license for each pack you download as each differs. The license should be available from the site you’re led to and often it’s in the download. If you know of any good icon packs to include in this genre, please let me know. Looking for a different genre? Desktop icon pack collections organized by genre.

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On a Budget? Get Windows 7 and Office 2010 at Discount

Posted by Thomas On September - 1 - 2010

If you are on a budget, a student, or just a normal family with normal income. Buying the latest software (legally) can be quite expensive. Especially if you own more than one computer.

Luckily there is an alternative … Student Discount.

First off, this deal is better for those living in Europe than for you over there in the US. But no matter where you live, you may get a discount offer. What differs between the US and Europe are the Terms.
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SteamMover Moves Installed Programs to a Different Drive

Posted by Thomas On August - 29 - 2010

If you read the Meet the Windows Guides Team post a while back, you may remember that we were asked about our predictions for Windows 8. Well I’ve changed my mind …

My NEW wish for Windows 8!

One of the things annoying me in Windows is that it is so set on using my C-Drive to store everything. I have a 256 GB C-Drive which is getting fuller and fuller, where as my D-Drive (which also has 256 GB) hardly stores anything. Asking Windows to use the D-Drive for applications is of course possible, but somehow I feel that it should suggest it by itself. Especially when the C-Drive is getting fuller and fuller.

Another thing that bugs me is that if I would like to move some of my installed applications over to the D-Drive I have to un-install it from the C-Drive and re-Install it on my D-Drive. Such a waste of time. Why can’t I just tell Windows to MOVE it for me ?

While We wait for Microsoft to come around –  I have a great piece of software here that allows me to move any installed application from one Drive to another, without all the hassle mentioned earlier. It’s called SteamMover

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