Office 2007 documents have a new, XML based format –Word-.docx, PowerPoint-.pptx, Excel-.xlsx Free download of Office Compatibility Pack –Lets Office XP and 2003 users open, edit, and save Office 2007 documents –http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.a spx?FamilyID=941B3470-3AE9-4AEE-8F43- C6BB74CD1466&displaylang=enhttp://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.a spx?FamilyID=941B3470-3AE9-4AEE-8F43- C6BB74CD1466&displaylang=en
Office 2007 Shared Workspace –Can be within or without organization –Actually just synchronizes multiple workspaces –Great way to have files available between office and home or laptop –Can work offline and have changes made when reconnected
Included with Vista Home Premium, Business, Enterprise, and Ultimate Allows you to capture Full Screen, Window, Rectangle, or Free Form
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Access Desktop Shortcuts Anytime Freeware www.softpedia.com Search box – topdesk 3.0 Download to your computer
Websites of Interest www.ideastorm.comwww.ideastorm.com – let Dell know about your new idea for product or services – vote on ideas – discuss with other Dell users – see what Dell has in development www.washingtonpost.comwww.washingtonpost.com – Fast Forwards Help File Security Fix, daily Technology articles www.newyorktimes.comwww.newyorktimes.com – David Pogue – technology writer/reviewer, daily Technology articles, videos, etc. www.ted.comwww.ted.com - (inspired talks by the worlds greatest thinkers and doers) – Technology section
Let's you create 'Hotstrings', pre-defined 'keywords' or 'strings of characters', press Enter (or space bar), and your keyword will be automatically replaced by your text EXAMPLES: tygives you:Thank you, srl gives you:self-represented litigant rin gives you:reviewed intake & checked for duplicate names/ceg It's a free, open-source utility for Windows, letting you redefine uses for your keyboard, joystick, and mouse. In addition to HotStrings & the typical Control, Alt, and Shift modifiers, you can use the Windows key and the Capslock key as modifiers. In fact, you can make any key or mouse button act as a modifier.
You can also: Automate almost anything by sending keystrokes and mouse clicks. You can write a mouse or keyboard macro by hand or use the macro recorder.mouse or keyboard macro Create hotkeys for keyboard, joystick, and mouse. Virtually any key, button, or combination can become a hotkey.hotkeys Create custom data-entry forms, user interfaces, and menu bars. Remap keys and buttons on your keyboard, joystick, and mouse.Remap Respond to signals from hand-held remote controls. Run existing AutoIt v2 scripts and enhance them with new capabilities. new capabilities Convert any script into an EXE file that can be run on computers that don't have AutoHotkey installed.EXE file
See also: Lifehacker tips & advanced text strings: http://lifehacker.com/software/keyboard- shortcuts/hack-attack-knock-down- repetitive-email-with-autohotkey- 159785.php
Ever try to move or size a window so it just touches the edge of the screen? It can be very tedious (particularly for several windows). FreeSnap allows you to instantly move or resize any window edge to the corresponding screen edge. 'Snap' the window to any corner of your screen. Resize the window to touch the any edge of the screen. All just by using the 'Windows Key' and the 'up' | 'down' | 'left' | 'right' arrows or 'Home' | 'End' | 'PgUP' | 'PgDn' keys Its just that simple. The number-pad keys work as well, regardless of the NumLock state.
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If you copy text from a web page, you can use 'Paste Special' to copy into a Word document to remove the web formatting and to 'convert' graphics.
Copy the text from the web page, Then in your Word document, choose 'Edit' > 'Paste Special…', and choose 'Unformatted Text' – the selection is inserted using the format that is already specified in your Word document.
This also works when copying from one document that has a certain formatting applied into a different document with different formatting If you have copied a graphic image in a large bitmap file (bmp), you can use 'Paste Special…' to convert to a different (& smaller) graphic format (gif, jpeg, and png)
Problem: You have several sections of a document and you want each section to have a different set of page numbers. Solution: Use 'Section Breaks' instead of 'Page Breaks [Insert > Break… > Section Break]
Hate it when you accidentally hit the Caps Lock key? Have you sometimes typed a whole sentence typed before realizing your mistake? Set your computer up so it alerts you when your pinky finger wanders off and taps the Caps Lock key.
Click the Start button, Settings, Control Panel (XP Users, hit the Start button, Control Panel). Open the Accessibility Options Icon.
On the Keyboard tab, click the " Use Toggle Keys " checkbox. Next from the Accessibility Options screen, click the Sound tab and check the " Use SoundSentry " checkbox.
You can also set up a 'flashing' light Next click the Settings button and select " Flash active window " from the " Warning for windowed programs " drop down box. click the Settings button and select " Flash active window " from the " Warning for windowed programs " drop down box. Then hit OK until you're clear of property and settings screens. Open your favorite word processor and hit your Caps Lock key