The ‘Windows’ Archives
Posted March 15, 2015 by

Windows: How Do I Assign a Keyboard Shortcut to Any Application

Assign a Keyboard Shortcut on Any Application on Windows

The user interface allows you to interact easily and effectively with your computer system. If you want to open Microsoft Word, you just have to go to the location where the application is saved and double-click on the icon to launch it. That seems easy enough. However, if an application’s location is inside multiple sub-folders, […]

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Posted March 13, 2015 by

Word 2015 for Mac: Protect Documents with Passwords

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If your document contains confidential information that you want only certain people to see or edit, you can set passwords for the file so that it is completely safe from unauthorized access. In Word 2015, you can create up to two passwords: one for opening the file and the other for editing it. Continue reading […]

Posted March 13, 2015 by

Analytics with the Excel Analysis Toolpack

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Many people talk about “Big Data” and analytics, yet few understand what it means. The term analytics basically refers to the application of math and statistics to data sets, and it is certainly not a new idea. However, certain aspects of it have changed over the past five years because of databases like Hadoop that make […]

Category Microsoft Excel

Posted March 12, 2015 by

How Do I Hide Any File in an Image on My Windows Computer?

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Hiding files on your computer is a clever idea, and you can easily find ways to do it. After all, you do not want prying eyes snooping around in your confidential files. However, finding hidden files on a computer is common knowledge. In fact, you can read a Tech-Recipes tutorial on how to show or […]

Posted March 9, 2015 by

How Do I Add Folders to My iTunes Library?

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By default, iTunes only offers an option to add music files to the library. This limitation forces you to repeat the action over and over to add files from different folders, which could take forever to complete. Fortunately, there is a hidden option that allows you to add all your folders to the library at once. […]

Category Music, Windows

Posted March 6, 2015 by

How to Resize Images from Your Camera or Smartphone

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Most cameras and smartphones take pictures at a resolution that is far too high for everyday use, and storing these images uses far too much disk space.  Keep reading to find out how to compress pictures to reduce storage yet keep the same picture quality.

Posted March 1, 2015 by

How to Edit PDF Files with Microsoft Word 2013

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What do you do when someone sends you a PDF file?  In the past, you typically read it or printed it. You could only edit PDF files if you bought an expensive copy of Adobe Pro.  If you wanted to edit it without Adobe Pro, you had to ask the sender to resend it as […]

Category Microsoft Word

Posted February 22, 2015 by

How to Add Fonts to Word 2013

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Calligraphy is a lost art for those who use computers and the Latin alphabet (e.g., English, French, and Spanish speakers). Nevertheless, creating electronic fonts for computers is still artwork. Here is how to add additional fonts to Microsoft Word so that you can use them with Word. Back when printing was done with printing presses […]

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Posted February 16, 2015 by

Set Up iCloud on Windows

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I already have Google Drive and Microsoft OneDrive set up on my computer, but I am reluctant to add Apple iCloud because I have lost documents with Microsoft OneDrive.  Will icloud work any better or be any safer? Despite some possible risks, I am going to add iCloud Drive to my Windows computer. In this […]

Posted February 14, 2015 by

How to Set Up iCloud Drive and Photos

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Apple has cloud storage just like Microsoft (Microsoft One) and Google (Google Drive).  It is called iCloud. Setting it up can be quite an ordeal, and Apple only gives you 5 GB of free storage, which is enough for 1,000 5 MB photos. (Photos can be sized much smaller.) That is to be expected of […]