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10 Quick Tips to Get the Most from Microsoft Office

Jun 28, 2012

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We have published some useful tips and tricks for getting the most out of Office 2010 and 2007. This article compiles 10 of the best tips and tricks we have covered.

Create a Customized Tab on the Office 2010 Ribbon

10 Quick Tips to Get the Most from Microsoft OfficeOffice 2007 included the new Ribbon interface which some people found awkward and confusing to use. However, Office 2010 added a new feature that allows you to create your own custom tabs on the Ribbon. You can group specific commands that you use most often on your custom tabs for faster and easier document creation and editing.

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Configure Cisco VPN Client To Auto Reconnect

As good as Cisco Systems is at developing cutting edge products, sometimes the products will leave you quite frustrated when certain basic feature are left out. Case in point is their VPN client software.

There is no GUI feature for automatically reconnecting to your V{PN server if your client happens to disconnect (which could be frequently). If you cleint PC is wireless or at a remote or branch office with flaky internet, diconnections could be frequent and annoying.

Here’s how you can confiogure your VPN client to automaticall reconnect to the VPN if it looses it’s connection: Read more

Convert a Powerpoint 2010 Presentation to video

Sometimes you might want to convert your PowerPoint 2010 presentations to video so users can watch them without having PPT installed on their computer. Today we take a look at converting presentations to video.

After you’ve created your Presentation click on File to access Backstage view.

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Add Transitions to Slideshows in PowerPoint 2010

Sitting through PowerPoint presentation can sometimes get a little boring. You can make your slideshows more interesting by adding transitions between the slides in your presentations.

Transitions certainly aren’t new to PowerPoint, but Office 2010 adds a number of exciting new transitions and options.

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Hardware Upgrade: How To Install New RAM

Jun 25, 2012

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RAM is one of those upgrades everyone seems to skimp on when buying a PC, only to later wish for more. Regretting your underpowered memory purchase? Here’s how to speed up your machine by installing some additional memory.

Memory is often one the critical bottlenecks on a PC, so faster, larger stores of RAM can go a long way to making your PC perform better and with more stability. It’s not hard, even for beginner geeks. Crack open that PC in today’s hardware upgrade!

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Don’t be the next victim of Internet scammers

Jun 22, 2012

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It may take more than an ounce of prevention to avoid falling prey to the growing number of online criminals and their increasingly sophisticated deceptions.

Tough economic times are a boon to the crooks who prowl the Internet looking for their next victims. They know how eager (desperate?) so many of us have become in our quest to remain solvent.

It seems not a day passes without the appearance of some new Internet scam. Unfortunately, many of the ruses people fall victim to are older than the Internet itself.

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Managing Your AppRiver SPAM

Jun 20, 2012

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Here are some basic instructions on viewing held SPAM in your AppRiver spam inbox as well as the procedure for whitelisting email.

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Reasons for Monitor Flickering

Jun 20, 2012

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A flickering computer monitor can cause eyestrain and headaches, making it difficult and uncomfortable to work for extended periods. In many cases, monitor flicker is the result of a Windows display setting that you can quickly toggle to resolve the issue. In other cases, you may need to spend additional time troubleshooting to find the cause of the problem.

Refresh Rate

A Cathode Ray Tube monitor shoots a beam of electrons at a phosphor-coated screen a set number of times per second. The number of times this takes place each second is the monitor’s “refresh rate.” The default refresh rate for most CRT monitors is 60 Hz, and Windows configures a monitor to operate at this rate if it is unable to detect the type of monitor connected to the computer. A refresh rate of 60 Hz can produce visible flicker, especially when the monitor is used under fluorescent light. Adjust the refresh rate to 75 Hz or higher using the Windows display properties. It may be necessary to install the device driver for the monitor to use all of its available refresh rates.

Loose Connection

If the connection between the computer and monitor is loose, the monitor receives a poor signal from the computer’s video adapter. This can cause the screen to flicker. This is likely to happen only on a monitor connected to the computer with a 15-pin VGA cable, which sends an analog signal. With the monitor turned off, remove and reseat the cable at both ends.

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How To Do A System Restore On Your PC

Jun 20, 2012

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Instructions

Save Important Data

  • 1 Save data you’re working on. If you have a word processor open, for instance, save open documents. If your browser has many tabs open, bookmark them if needed. Remember that some running applications may hide in your system tray and may not be visible.
  • 2 Click the small arrow on your system tray to view applications that may reside there. Click any application that may contain data you wish to save. When the application’s window opens, save its data as you normally do.
  • 3 Verify that your browser is not downloading files. If so, either pause the download — if your browser supports resumable downloading — or cancel it. See your browser’s help for details.

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The Best Tips and Tweaks for Getting the Most Out of Internet Explorer 9

The Best Tips and Tweaks for Getting the Most Out of Internet Explorer 9

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If you use Internet Explorer 9, we have many tips and tricks for you to improve your web surfing experience, from customizing the interface to using the many features, and to make your time online more secure with IE9’s many security and privacy enhancements.

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