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Share a Printer on Your Network

Because many households or offices have several computers but only one printer, you need to share the printer on your network. To let everyone on the network print on that printer, share it by following [more…]

How to Remove Unwanted Objects in Your Digital Photos

You can easily remove a piece of content (an object, background, or unlikable person) from a digital photo by using your image-editing program. You can replace that removed piece, and no one can even tell [more…]

Declaring Variables in C

Variables are what make your programs zoom. Programming just can't get done without them. So if you haven't been introduced to variables yet, here you go. [more…]

How to Use Your PC’s Sleep Mode

Sleep mode, once known as Stand By or Suspend mode, saves energy but doesn’t quite turn the PC off. In Sleep mode, Windows saves what you're doing and then puts the computer to sleep — meaning into a special [more…]

How to Change Column Width and Row Height in Excel 2007

In Excel 2007, you can change any column widths or row heights in your worksheets to improve the readability and appearance of data. For example, if your worksheet contains many numbers, you can widen [more…]

Connect to and Share Files with Other PCs on Your Network

Even after you’ve set up your network, Vista stillmight not let you connect to and share files with other PCs on your network because of Windows security features. To connect to and share files with other [more…]

Getting Started with Java Programming

The late 1980s saw several advances in software development, and by the early 1990s, many large programming projects were being written from prefab components. Java came along in 1995, so it was natural [more…]

Adding and Removing Dock Icons in Mac OS X

Take a minute to look at the row of icons at the bottom of your display. That row is the Dock, and those individual pictures are known as icons.

Dock icons are a quick way to bring a hidden window or application [more…]

How to Draw an Action Button Hyperlink on Your PowerPoint 2007 Slide

PowerPoint’s Shape gallery offers 11 action buttons (12 if you count the Custom button). As soon as you draw an action button shape, a dialog box appears to help you direct PowerPoint where to go when [more…]

How to Remove a Word 2007 Document Header and Footer from the Entire Document

In a Word 2007 document, you can remove a header or a footer. To remove a header, choose Header→Remove Header. To remove a footer, choose Footer→Remove Footer. [more…]

How to Connect Your Laptop to a Router

Very often, a device called a router sits between the DSL or cable modem and your laptop or the rest of the network. The router (rhymes with chowder) is designed to provide an interface between the Internet [more…]

Storing Data with PHP — Flat File or Database?

Many applications require the long-term storage of information. In PHP scripts, you can make information available within sessions — periods of time that users spend at your Web site — by using methods [more…]

How to Make a Hanging Indent in a Word 2007 Paragraph

Word 2007 can hang the indentation of every paragraph you type. A hanging indent is an indentation where the first line sticks out to the left and the rest of the paragraph is indented. To have Word hang [more…]

Writing a WebLogic Startup Script

One of the most common ways to start WebLogic Server is by using a startup script. A startup script is nothing more than an ordered list of commands that would normally be issued at the Windows or UNIX [more…]

How to Install the Excel 2007 Analysis ToolPak

The Analysis ToolPak is an Excel 2007 add-in program that adds extra financial, statistical, and engineering functions to Excel's pool of built-in functions. The tools included in the Analysis ToolPak [more…]

Restoring a Backup in Norton Ghost

You know all the grousing you do about having to back up your data? Well, if all your folders and files suddenly disappear from your drive, you won't need to stress because you can restore it all with [more…]

Using Logical Excel Functions in Excel 2007 Formulas

Excel 2007 uses seven logical functions — AND, FALSE, IF, IFERROR, NOT, OR, and TRUE — which appear on the Logical command button’s drop-down menu on the Excel Formulas tab of the Ribbon. All the logical [more…]

How to Set up a Trigger to Start a PowerPoint Animation

To set up a triggered animation in a PowerPoint presentation, set up the animation you want to play when the trigger is clicked and decide which element on your PowerPoint slide you will click to trigger [more…]

Starting a Wireless Network with Airport

One of the many things that a new Macintosh does as it starts up is look for a network connection — any network connection — and try to set that connection up. If your Mac has AirPort installed, this startup [more…]

How to Use Multilevel Lists in Word 2007

Not all lists are simple one-level lists. Sometimes you want multiple levels with different formats showing different levels of detail. Word 2007 can manage lists with up to nine levels; here’s one with [more…]

How to Protect an Excel 2007 Workbook

Excel 2007 includes a Protect Workbook command that prevents others from making changes to the layout of the worksheets in a workbook. You can assign a password when you protect a workbook so that only [more…]

Word 2007 Shortcuts for Inserting Accents and Symbols

You can use shortcuts to insert accented characters and common symbols into your Word documents. For example, you can type deja vu or get fancy and type [more…]

How to Repeat Row and Column Headings When You Print in Excel 2007

Excel 2007’s Print Titles command enables you to print particular row and column headings on each page of the report. Print titles are important in multipage reports where the columns and rows of related [more…]

How to Download Images from Your Digital Camera to Your PC

Although most digital cameras come with their own software, Windows Vista has its own built-in wizard for downloading (or importing) images. (If your camera comes with its own downloading software, download [more…]

How to Show Nonprinting Characters in Word 2007

Seeing nonprinting characters in Word 2007 documents can be a great help when formatting text; creating tables; and editing documents, newsletters, and brochures. Nonprinting characters include spaces, [more…]


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