Remove File Type Associations in Windows 7

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Each file in Windows, has an extension as part of its filename, such as .txt, .doc, etc. These extensions are used to identify the default program with which to open this file when you double-click on the file. You can set or change these file type associations in Windows 7. In Windows XP, this capability […]

How to Repair Any Version of Microsoft Office

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I’ve previously written articles on Microsoft Office like how to fix the Word has stopped working error and how to fix the Outlook has encountered an problem error. There are occasions, however, when the problem is larger than just an issue with a single application and you need to repair the entire Office suite. All […]

Add a Message to the Logon Screen for Users in Windows 7/8/10

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Windows 7/8/10 allows you to add a message that is displayed on the logon screen when users log in. To setup a message for users logging in on your computer, use the Local Security Policy editor. The message is simply informational and doesn’t provide any kind of actual security. Depending on what you write, it […]

Convert Older Office Documents to Office 2010, 2013 or 2016 Format

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Microsoft Office open documents created in older versions of Microsoft Office. However, they are opened in “Compatibility Mode,” and not all the features of the new version of Office are available for the older document. To use the newer features of Office on an older document, you must first convert the document to the newer […]

Run Programs as Administrator with Full Rights in Windows

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We have previously written about creating a shortcut to run a command prompt window with administrator rights in our post, Create a Command Prompt Shortcut with Admin Rights. If you need to run a program that requires administrator rights, there are several methods for doing this. Sometimes you may need to run a program as […]

How to Restrict Editing on Word Documents

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Word allows you to control the types of changes other people make to documents you distribute electronically. You can easily track any changes made to the document. Any text that has been changed displays in red. The procedure for restricting editing on a Word document is slightly different, depending on whether you are using a […]

Paste Text into Word Without Formatting

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By default, Microsoft Word tries to preserve the styles of text copied from a source outside of Word. If you don’t want to have to manually remove the style information once you have pasted the text into Word, there is a way to make Word paste text from an outside source with no formatting by […]

Assign Drive Letters to Folders in Windows

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If there are folders that you access frequently, this post shows you how to quickly access these folders in Windows Explorer without having to enter the full path to the folder. We will discuss three ways to map folders to drive letters. Method 1: Use the subst DOS Command First, we will use an old […]

Fix Missing or Corrupted Hidden Files and Folders Option in Windows

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By default, Windows Explorer does not display files with the Hidden attribute. However, there is an easy way of showing hidden files and folders in Windows. Hidden files and folders will appear dimmed to indicate they are not typical items and they are usually program or system files that should not be deleted or changed. […]

Use Spike to Cut and Paste Multiple Text Items in Word

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There is a little known feature in word that allows you to gather groups of text and/or graphics from different locations in a Word document and then paste all of that text into another location. It is called the Spike and it is different in than the Clipboard, which allows you work with only one […]