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Posted December 18, 2014 by

Excel 2013: Convert European Numbers to American

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If you work in more than one language with Excel, then you know that there are often issues converting numbers from French, Spanish, or other Romance languages to American or British English.  The reason for this is that the number $1,000.25 USD is written as $1.000,25 in Romance languages with the decimal and comma switched. […]

Category Microsoft Excel

Posted December 16, 2014 by

Microsoft Excel: Convert Dates from European to US Format

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If you work in more than one language with Excel, then you probably have noticed that you have problems converting dates from the European format (dd/mm/yyyy) to the American English format (mm/dd/yyyy). In fact, in most countries outside the US, the date is written as dd/mm/yyyy. (i.e., The day is first, the month is next, […]

Category Microsoft Excel

Posted December 10, 2014 by

How to Recover a Different File Version on Microsoft OneDrive

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For many reasons, you might find you need to recover an older version of a Word document, spreadsheet, or document created online. If you find that a hacker has locked your file using a virus or if you have accidently deleted important sections of your document, knowing how to locate a previous version of a […]

Posted December 6, 2014 by

How to Write Gmail Filters

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You depend on your email for your social life and work, so it is quite annoying when someone sends you junk mail. Your phone beeps that you have mail, but the message is nothing important that you need to read. Fortunately, you can deal with junk email messages when you use Gmail with filters. Here […]

Posted December 1, 2014 by

How to Import Photos from Android Phones on Windows

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When you click on your Android phone in Windows, you can either import photos from your cell phone or just copy them with the Windows File Explorer.  Copying the photos is easier and faster than using the Import option as importing scans folders other than your camera folder under certain circumstances. Here is how to use […]

Category Android, Windows

Posted November 22, 2014 by

Chrome: Use Google Data Proxy to Save on Airtime

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Cell phone companies typically do not offer unlimited data plans anymore.  Unlimited plans were offered in some markets when only 3G was available, but with 4G, users can use up large amounts of GB in a short time.  This usage creates a strain on the cellular network as its capacity is not unlimited. Also, in […]

Posted November 21, 2014 by

Microsoft Word 2013: How to Edit Two Parts of a Document at the Same Time

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Supposed you are working on a Word document, and you need to edit two parts of the same document at once.  An example of this would be a report with footnotes and endnotes, which are located at the bottom of a page or at the end of a report. Working on both the text and […]

Category Microsoft Word

Posted November 8, 2014 by

How Do I Block Ad Cookies and Data Brokers on Windows?

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If you saw this 60 Minutes report on CBS (Click on the YouTube video below to view.), then you know that data brokers are robbing and selling your private data. They use cookies, GPS, the serial number of your SIM card, data that they buy from retailers, and analytics to correlate your IP address with your […]

Category Windows 10

Posted October 27, 2014 by

Microsoft Windows: Force Windows to Show File Names with Extensions

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The default setting of Windows is not to show file extensions. Getting the operating system to show file names with extensions all the time is actually beneficial. It helps us easily identify the types of files we have, and we can quickly rename an extension, if needed.

Posted October 19, 2014 by

How Do I Free Up Space on My C Drive?

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If your C drive is getting full, follow the steps in this tutorial to erase unnecessary files, and free up drive space.