Category Archives: How-To

Microsoft Windows 8.1 – How to Quickly Set File Associations & Extensions – Level: Intermediate

I sometimes get a call from clients who suddenly cannot open PDF files. This is usually due to Windows losing the file association for PDF files, often due to a program update when two or more PDF readers are installed; … Continue reading

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Microsoft Windows 7 – How to Quickly Set File Associations & Extensions – Level: Intermediate

I sometimes get a call from clients who suddenly cannot open PDF files. This is usually due to Windows losing the file association for PDF files, often due to a program update when two or more PDF readers are installed; … Continue reading

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Microsoft Word 2013 – Save Documents in Different File Formats – Level: Beginner

One of the most common trouble calls I have received is from people who are trying to share a Microsoft Word document with others, and the recipients can’t open the document because they don’t have the same version of MS … Continue reading

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Microsoft Excel 2013 – View Version Information – Level: Beginner

You can view Excel 2013 version information using the following steps: #1 Open Excel 2013. Either start a new or open an existing document. #2 On the menu bar, click File\Account. #3 In the right-hand pane, click the “About Excel” … Continue reading

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Microsoft Powerpoint 2013 – View Version Information – Level: Beginner

You can view Powerpoint 2013 version information using the following steps: #1 Open Powerpoint 2013. Either start a new or open an existing document. #2 On the menu bar, click File\Account. #3 In the right-hand pane, click the “About Powerpoint” … Continue reading

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Microsoft Word 2013 – View Version Information – Level: Beginner

You can view Word 2013 version information using the following steps: #1 Open Word 2013. Either start a new or open an existing document. #2 On the menu bar, click File\Account. #3 In the right-hand pane, click the “About Word” … Continue reading

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Microsoft Outlook 2013 – Hide Multiple Email Recipients – Level: Beginner

Recently I created a Contract Group within Outlook 2013 and immediately wanted to send out an email to the members of that group. I suddenly realized all the members of the group would be able to see the names and … Continue reading

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Java 7 Update 51+ – Add a URL to the Exception Site List – Level:Beginner

Add a URL to the Exception Site List The exception site list is managed in the Security tab of the Java Control Panel. The list is shown in the tab. To add, edit or remove a URL from list, Click Edit Site List and follow … Continue reading

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Microsoft Outlook 2013 – Manually Add New Account – Level:Intermediate

Manually Add New Account Note: To complete these steps, you will need to know your email address, password, incoming mail server name, and outgoing mail server name that is provided by your Internet Service Provider (ISP). To configure the Internet email … Continue reading

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Ubuntu 12.04 – How to Install Software from the Command Line – Level:Beginner

How to Install Software from the Command Line Install a Package: Installation of packages using the apt-get tool is quite simple. For example, to install the network scanner nmap, type the following: sudo apt-get install nmap

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Microsoft Excel 2013 – Fill Cells with a Series by Using the Fill Handle – Level:Beginner

Fill cells with a series by using the fill handle Select the first cell in the range that you want to fill. Type the starting value for the series. Type a value in the next cell to establish a pattern. … Continue reading

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2014 01 14 CryptoPrevent: A New AntiMalware Tool

CryptoPrevent was created by an experienced I.T. man named Nick Shaw, who saw a need for a small utility to apply Windows GPO (Group Policy Object) settings that lock out, for the most part, this creepy and creeping bit of ransomware … Continue reading

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2013 11 22 Another Great Antivirus Tool: virustotal.com

We need all the help we can get in our efforts to keep viruses and malware away from our computers.  One great and free tool is an online scanning service named VirusTotal. Upload a suspect file to VirusTotal and it … Continue reading

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2013 11 18 Internet Explorer – A Website Suddenly Doesn’t Work!

This blog post is a bit long.  It would be best to print it off, then mark each step as you perform it. Let me be clear, I like all the mainstream web browsers.  They each have their special features. … Continue reading

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