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Editing in Word 2007: Track Changes and Review

Writing is a lonely art . . . that is, until editors show up. They'll make revisions by adding to your carefully written work, moving stuff around, and deleting text [more…]

Creating a Rule in Lotus Notes 6

A rule tells Notes what to do with certain incoming messages. For example, you could have a rule that always puts messages with a certain word in the subject field in a certain folder, or a rule that moves [more…]

Recording Your Movie on DVD with Adobe Premiere

You've probably noticed that DVD (Digital Versatile Disc) has become the hot method for distributing movies today. However, until recently the process of mastering a DVD movie was complex, and the hardware [more…]

Set Up Windows Vista to Connect to a Wireless Network

After you’ve set up your wireless network, you must tell Windows Vista to connect to it. You begin to connect to a wireless network from Vista’s Start menu. [more…]

Fixing Exposure with Shadow/Highlight in Photoshop cs

The new Shadow/Highlight adjustment in Photoshop cs is a great new feature that offers a quick and easy method of correcting the lighting in your photos. It allows you to correct over- and underexposed [more…]

InDesign CS2: Controlling Space between Characters and Lines

The legibility of a block of text depends as much on the space around it, called white space, as it does on the readability of the font. InDesign CS2 offers two ways to adjust the space between characters [more…]

Vista’s Hidden Menu Bar

To help you keep track of your computer’s commands, Vista hides its menus inside the menu bar. In fact, Vista even hides every folder’s menu bar. To bring them back, press Alt, and they drop into place [more…]

Inserting Pages in PDF Documents with Acrobat

Instead of replacing pages, you may just find that you need to insert a new page or group of pages in the PDF document. When inserting new pages, you can choose between similar methods as when replacing [more…]

Applying Conditional Formatting in Excel 2007

Excel 2007's conditional formatting lets you change the appearance of a cell based on its value or the value of another cell. You specify certain conditions, and when those conditions are met, Excel applies [more…]

Get to Know the Word 2007 Mail Merge Feature

Mail Merge is a feature in Word 2007 that allows you to take a single document, like a letter, stir in a list of names and data, and combine (merge) everything into a final set of documents, each of which [more…]

How to Connect to a Peer-to-Peer Workgroup

Connect your PC to a peer-to-peer workgroup so that you can communicate with other computers. Peer-to-peer workgroups are typically found in small or home offices. [more…]

How to Use Excel 2007’s Scale to Fit Printing Options

Use the Scale to Fit settings in Excel 2007 if you need to make a worksheet fit to get a few last rows or columns on a single page. You can use the Width, Height, and Scale options in the Scale to Fit [more…]

Comparing Two Excel 2007 Worksheets Side by Side

You can use the View Side by Side command button on the View tab in Excel 2007 to quickly and easily do a side-by-side comparison of any two worksheet windows that you have open. When you click this button [more…]

Wrapping Text around a Graphic in Word 2007

When you first insert a picture into a document, Word 2007 places it in line with the text. Sometimes, you want the text to wrap around the picture. When you need to change the text wrapping style, select [more…]

How to Create Labels with Mail Merge in Word 2007

You can use the Mail Merge feature in Word 2007 to create labels. Word prints on labels just as it prints on any sheet of paper, with each cell the same size as the sticky labels. When the sheet is printed [more…]

How to Free Space on Your Hard Drive

You should free space on your hard drive to keep your PC running well. You need to free space on your hard drive more often with Vista than with earlier versions of Windows. [more…]

Before You Buy: How Much Laptop Hardware Do You Need?

The three basic items you want to mull over when you're shopping for a laptop computer and trying to match its hardware to the software you need are [more…]

Setting Task Duration in Microsoft Project 2007

Most tasks in a project have a duration, whether it's ten minutes or a year or something in between. Deciding how finely to break down your tasks can affect how efficiently you use Microsoft Project to [more…]

How to Share Your Laptop’s Internet Access with Another PC

You can share your Internet access by connecting your laptop with a non-wireless computer. First, you need to connect your laptop with the other computer by using a standard Ethernet cable. [more…]

How to Set the Macro Security Level in Excel 2007

Security is an important issue when you're working with Excel 2007 macros. If you open worksheets containing macros from outside sources, these macros could be harmful to your computer. By default, Excel [more…]

How to Create a One-Variable Data Table in Excel 2007

To create a one-variable data table to perform what-if analysis in Excel 2007, you enter a series of input values either across columns of a single row or down the rows of a single column. The formulas [more…]

How to Display All Formulas in an Excel 2007 Worksheet

In Excel 2007, it can be difficult to view your formulas without accidentally editing them. That’s because anytime you are in “edit” mode and the active cell has a formula, the formula might incorporate [more…]

How to Connect a Second Monitor to Your Laptop

Most modern laptops are automatically equipped to connect an external monitor in addition to the laptop's own LCD. This is because many laptops are often used for storing and showing presentations, and [more…]

How to Synchronize Files between Your Laptop and Your Desktop PC

When you return from traveling with your laptop and modified files, you can use Windows Briefcase’s synchronizing feature to ensure that those files you modified on your laptop are now modified on the [more…]

Understanding Data Types in Visual Basic .NET

Variables are essential to computer programming, just as they are in many other aspects of life. Any container with a label is the real-world equivalent of a variable. And you're surrounded by named containers [more…]

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