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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 […]

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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 […]

Posted February 9, 2015 by

How to Write a Custom Function in Microsoft Excel

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Microsoft products have always included Visual Basic. You can use it in Microsoft Word, Access, and Excel. One reason this is true is that Bill Gates and some of his friends wrote Visual Basic while Gates was still at Harvard.  Thus, he felt proud of his accomplishment and wanted to keep it. Gates wrote the floating […]

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Posted February 2, 2015 by

Create Citations, Endnotes, and Footnotes in Microsoft Word 2013

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Citations, footnotes, and endnotes are important for academic writing.  Microsoft Word 2013 generates these items for the writer automatically. It can also make a table of figures and an index.  It would take much effort to do this manually, which is what publishers did for many years. Here is how to make a citation, footnote, and […]

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Posted January 20, 2015 by

Microsoft Windows: How to Create a God Mode Folder in Windows

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The Windows operating system is full of hidden features and tricks. Using these hidden features can save you a lot of time and increase your productivity. One of the most useful features which is not widely known in Windows 7 and Windows 8 is God Mode.

Posted January 17, 2015 by

How Do I Cut My Own Micro and Nano SIM Cards

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Are you using a Mini SIM (2FF)? More commonly termed as the regular SIM card, Mini SIM is still the most widely used SIM card in the world. You may notice, though, that once you switch to flagship devices, they are using smaller types of SIM cards. These are the Micro SIM card (3FF) and […]

Posted January 16, 2015 by

How to Check the Memory of an External Graphics Card in Windows 7

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You have two types of graphics memory in your computer systems: internal graphics memory and external graphics memory. The internal graphics memory is part of the system’s motherboard. The external graphics memory belongs to the hardware of a dedicated graphics card which is installed separately on the motherboard. Graphics memory is needed to run high […]

Posted January 11, 2015 by

Hide Files and Folders in Windows Using Command Prompt

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Today, privacy is a hot topic. The technique of hiding files and folders comes in handy when you are using a computer which is used by more than one person. This article will show you a techie way to hide files and folders in Windows 7 using command line.