File Management: Tooltips

File Management The term computer file management refers to the manipulation of documents and data in files on a computer. Specifically, one may create a new file or edit an existing file and save it; open or load a pre-existing file into memory; or close a file without saving it. …

Microsoft Application Conversion

A topic that comes up for discussion, complaint or causes confusion is Microsoft Office 2007 applications (word, excel or PowerPoint) file format that cannot be read on a computer running Microsoft Office 2003 applications (or older). Office 2007 applications have an option to change the setting to save all documents …

Microsoft Word Templates

Templates, what are they? The term template, when used in the context of word processing software, refers to a sample “fill-in-the-blank” document that can be completed either by hand or through an automated iterative process. Once the template is completed, the user can edit, save and manage the result as …

Folder Options: Explorer

Customize Folders Windows Explorer is a file manager application that is included with releases of the Microsoft Windows operating system from Windows 95 onwards.  One of the features is Folder options that enables you to customize the way you view files and folders on your computer. This is a valuable …

Keyboard: Ease of Access

Keyboard Access Managing keyboard access is something most people don’t consider until the keys seem to stick.  Ease of access relates to the keyboard settings. Chances are pretty good that most users have never changed any of the default keyboard settings, probably because its an area most users would never …

Notepad: text editor

Notepad is a simple text editor for Microsoft Windows and is included in all versions of Microsoft Windows since Windows 1.0 in 1985. Notepad is a common text-only (plain text) editor. The resulting files—typically saved with the . txt extension—have no format tags or styles, making the program suitable for …

Excel: Rules

This is a favorite topic, excel rules.  Yes, if you want excel to carry out functions correctly its a good idea to understand how excel works.  You will have more control with less hassle. Rules Rules in excel apply to the way excel (calculates) adds rows and columns of data. …

Excel: Date and Time Format

Excel Date/Time Formats Excel the well known spreadsheet application enables great calculating functionality, providing you understand some of the rules that apply.  Almost all projects and applications in Excel use dates and times in some way.  A project may need to determine the number of days between two dates, or …

E-Mail Tracking

Tracking Did you ever consider anything related to e-mail tracking and what repercussions it has on you and your e-mail buddies.  E-mail tracking is a method for monitoring the e-mail delivery to intended recipient. Most tracking technologies utilize some form of digitally time-stamped record to reveal the exact time and …