Change the Default Margins Used in New Word Documents

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If you use the same margins in most of your Word documents, you can set default margins once to be used for every new Word document you create. This post shows you how to set your default margins for Word 2003, 2007, 2010, 2013, and 2016.   Word 2007 thru Word 2016 The procedure for […]

Prevent Saving of Remote Desktop Credentials in Windows

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Remote Desktop Connection in Windows allows you to log on to any remote PC and access all of the programs, files, and network resources as though you were actually sitting in front of the remote computer. We have previously written about how to properly configure remote desktop on a Windows 7/8/10 computerĀ and how to setup […]

Display a List of Recently Installed Software Packages in Ubuntu

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There may be times when you need to view a list of the packages that were recently installed in Ubuntu for troubleshooting purposes or maybe just to find a program you installed that does not display in the menu. There are two ways to find out what was installed recently. You can view recently installed […]

Hide Confidential Data in a Word 2007/2010 Document

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When sharing a Word 2007 document, you may need to delete or hide confidential information. You can search for the data and remove it manually, but this can be error prone and time consuming. If you often need to hide confidential data in a Word 2007, there is a free add-in for Word 2007, called […]

Sum a Table Column in Word

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Word allows you to calculate the sum of a column in a table, just like you would in a spreadsheet program like Excel. This post will show you how to do this in Word 2003, 2007, and 2010/2013/2016. As an example, we will total a column of decimal numbers. Word 2007 thru 2016 Open Word […]

Preserve Cell References when Copying a Formula in Excel

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When you copy a cell containing a formula, you will notice that the cell references in the formula also move a corresponding number of cells across and down. This type of cell reference is called a relative reference. When we copy (Ctrl + C) the formula in the image above, and paste (Ctrl + V) […]

How to Customize the Ribbon in MS Office

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Office 2007 added the ribbon bar to the interface, but did not allow you to customize the tabs on the ribbon bar. You could not add, remove, or move buttons on the tabs without using a third-party tool. Microsoft changed that for Office 2010, 2013 and 2016. Now, you can add commands to the ribbon […]

Backup and Restore Your Pinned Taskbar Items in Windows 7/8/10

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The Windows 7//8/10 taskbar can be a very handy launch bar where you can pin programs you use often. You can also pin often-used files, folders, and web pages to it. Once you have set up your taskbar the way you want it, you may want to back it up so you can restore it […]

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 […]