Posts Tagged Microsoft

Your computer is a scanner

Here’s a back-to-school tip that can help notebook computer-owning students cut down on photocopying fees – just use the camera and your computer’s software to make copies of books.

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Thoughts on the humble web browser

Web browsers tend to reliably deliver the Internet most of the time. But sometimes people experience problems surfing the web. If other Internet-reliant applications, like Skype or a cloud backup program, work just fine, that may be a hint that the web browser may be wonky. Here’s

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A cleaner, simpler feel in the new look Office

Microsoft packaged new goodies in the latest version of its Office suite of productivity software, but this time you might notice the package more than the goodies. The programs — Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook et al — are all still there, but they look a lot less

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Getting started with Microsoft Windows 8

Poor old Microsoft. Ballmer and Company just can’t catch a break. People who know me as loyal to Apple (I use a MacBook Pro and iPod Touch) will be surprised to find out that what I wrote above isn’t meant as sarcasm. I’ve used Windows 8 and

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Sending calendar appointments

When I book an appointment with somebody else, I put it in my computer’s calendar and send the other person an invitation from within the appointment. But for some reason, the other person doesn’t always receive the invitation. While I do use a Mac and recently activated

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Taking screen shots

When they write software manuals, technical writers commonly include precise images of the things you see on screen. They capture these images using screen capture, or screen shot, tools. You might not be a technical writer, but you might need to copy images from your computer screen

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Mouse versus trackpad

Carpal tunnel syndrome afflicts countless computer users. I’ve battled it myself a few times, and I’ve found a couple of methods that help me prevent it. For instance, since I’m right-handed and have only had carpal tunnel in the right wrist, I’ve switched my mouse to the

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Signing PDFs digitally

There’s no good reason to print a document just to sign it. Once you create a digital image of your signature, you can simply “paste” it onto a PDF. Signing PDFs using Adobe Reader Adobe, creators of the PDF standard, produced this comprehensive video that shows how

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Ejecting external drives

You might attach a disk to your computer to back it up. You might plug in a USB memory stick to get files from it. You might attach your phone to your computer to back it up, load music, and so forth. Plugging these things in to

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Windows RT growing pains

Windows RT is worth checking out, but like all operating systems, it isn’t perfect. Here’s a list of gripes after a few weeks of using an Asus Vivo Tab RT.

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