Create Index Cards in MS Word

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Index cards are useful for many things, from making flashcards to study for tests to printing recipes to keep in a nice, neat recipe box. You can print index cards from MS Word easier than you think. All you need is a stack of blank index cards and a printer that will print on them […]

Turn Off Admin Approval Mode in Windows 7

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One of the most confusing aspects to using any modern version of Windows is making the distinction between the administrator account and an account with administrative privileges. Starting with Windows Vista and carried through to Windows 7, the operating system handles running applications as an administrator quite differently than in previous versions. One of the […]

Re-enable Always Ask Before Opening this Type of File Check Box in Windows

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Sometimes, when you download a file from the internet, a File Download dialog box displays, asking whether you want to open the file or save the file to disk. There is a check box on this dialog box, called Always ask before opening this type of file, on the dialog box. If you don’t want […]

Insert a Bullet in the Middle of a Sentence in Word

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There may be times when you want to insert a bullet in the middle of a sentence or a line of text. For example, you might want to put bullets between parts of an address, as pictured below. The bullets above were inserted by holding down the Alt key and typing 0183. You can also […]

Remove the Text Labels from Desktop Icons in Windows 7/8/10

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If you want to simplify the display of icons on your Windows 7/8/10 desktop, you can “remove” the labels from desktop icons. Before showing you how to remove the labels on your desktop icons, you should know that there are two kinds of desktop icons. There are the standard shortcut icons that you can create […]

Two Easy Fixes for Windows Update Error Code 0x80072efe

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Windows Update Error Code occurs when your computer is having trouble connecting to Microsoft’s Windows Update server. The error usually occurs before you are actually able to download and install any new updates. Learn two ways to fix Windows Update error code 0x80072efe. What is Windows Update Error 0x80072efe? To download and install Windows updates, […]

Fix Windows 7 Update Error Code 0x80070422

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Among the error codes users encounter in Windows 7, code 0x80070422 is fairly common. This error can occur when the startup service for Windows Update is set to anything except automatic. Learn how to fix error code 0x80070422 with a few clicks of the mouse. Windows Update and Error Code 0x80070422 Windows Update can be […]

Change the Layout of a PowerPoint Slide with Just a Few Clicks

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In educational and business settings, PowerPoint reigns supreme as the number one electronic slide presentation application. In fact, the application from Microsoft’s Office suite is used so frequently by instructors, students, and business people that it is common to see the same layouts repeatedly from presentation to presentation. Luckily, you can easily change the layout […]

Group Rows and Columns in an Excel Worksheet

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Excel is one of the applications in the Office suite that is equally useful in the workplace and in a home or home office. Excel is capable of storing great amounts of information; sometimes that information becomes too unwieldy such that using the data stored in an Excel worksheet becomes more and more of a […]

Quickly Spell Out Numbers in Word and Excel

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If you use a lot of numbers in Word documents and want to be able to quickly spell them out, there is an add-in for Word that allows you to do this easily. There is a version of this add-in for Excel that installs and works the same way as the version for Word. This […]