Hi! Sometimes, when you close a program in windows, it doesn’t really close…it only appears that it’s closed! Outlook is especially notorious for this behavior. So why is that important? First of all, when you close a program, you expect it to close. But being masters of our domain aside, having Outlook open can interfere…

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Hi! Today’s tip will show you how to easily expand a sequence range in Excel. If you want to fill a row or column with sequential numbers (1, 2, 3, etc., for example), here’s what you do: Type the starting number in the cell at the beginning of the range (example: type 1) Then type…

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Hi! If you have a compact point & shoot digital camera, you know it can be frustrating when you miss a shot because the camera isn’t quite as responsive as you’d like it to be. You press the shutter release and the slight delay is maddening: faces change, the action is over, people start complaining…

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Hi. Here’s a simple one: sometimes, you want to print part of a web page. You can copy and paste the text into your word processing program or you can do it much simpler. Highlight the text you want to print with your mouse. Press ctrl-p or click File|Print.You’ll see an option for ‘Selection’; click…

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Hi. If you don’t already know this one, you’re going to love it! When you surf the web, you likely use Internet Explorer or Firefox (Firefox is a free, open source browser that’s faster and – I think – better than IE. You can get Firefox by clicking here). Anyway, when you want to go…

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Hi! We all have files we use regularly: letterhead, excel files, other things on our hard drives that we access frequently. Rather than navigate to the the file every time, why not make it easy on yourself and put a shortcut to the file on your desktop? Here’s how! Go to the file on your…

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When you use directory assistance on your cell phone, it can cost $1.75 each time! Google has a voice-activated directory assistance program for businesses that is absolutely incredible. It’s called GOOG 411 and it’s free. Here’s how it works: dial 800-GOOG411 (thats 800-466-4411) and just follow the directions. You’ll be prompted for the business name,…

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Hi. After you take pictures with your digital camera, you often load the images from the memory card onto your computer so you can adjust, mail, or print them. Whether you use a photo management program or simply copy the pictures onto your hard drive, you’re presented with the option (from your computer or software…

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Hi. The default font in Skype chat is really small. You can change the font size in the Options settings. Go to: Tools Options IM & SMS IM Appearance Font Select a larger font size and click ‘OK’ and be sure to save your changes. Now you’ll be able to see your typed chat text…

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