Category Archives: Microsoft

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2015 12 14 Fix to Avoid Forced Upgrade to Windows 10

An unfortunate reality of today’s computing world is we must protect ourselves even from major, world-wide software vendors such as Microsoft, Sun, Adobe, etc. I’m picking on these three just now, but they only represent the overall problem. A problem … Continue reading

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Microsoft Office 365 Business Premium – How to Install to Your Mac

It’s very easy to install MS Office 365 Business Premium to your Mac computer.  This installs what Microsoft calls MS Office for Mac 2011; which reportedly will be updated a bit later this year. Click the images for the full-size screenshots. … Continue reading

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2015 03 26 Microsoft does not distribute security updates via email

Today I received the Microsoft Security Advisory Notification shown below in its entirety.   I felt this deserved some special attention.  Read the following excerpt from the advisory: “If you receive an email message that claims to be distributing a Microsoft … Continue reading

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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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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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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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