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OpenOffice.org Beta 3.0 Released

Happy Friday everyone! Just wanted to give a shout out today to OpenOffice.org!  I just grabbed a copy of the new OpenOffice.org 3.0 Beta released 5/7 onto my MAC PowerBook now that it supports MAC OS X Natively.  OpenOffice.org and the Office 2007 Import features – I’ve been waiting for this.  So far so good.  No […]

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Convert Email to Plain Text in Outlook 2007

One method used to infect Windows PCs is through malformed/malicious HTML content stored inside emails (and in most cases hidden.)  Because of this, one of the first things I do after installing Microsoft Outlook is set the client to convert all received email to Plain Text.  The setting in Outlook 2007 is “Read all standard […]

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Take a ScreenShot or Screen Capture in Windows XP

Unlike Windows Vista, Windows XP doesn’t have a great screen snipping tool.  That being the case, it’s still possible to take Screen Shots, Screen Capture or Screen Snip in Windows XP; it’s just not as easy OR sexy. Using the process below, I’ll demonstrate a few ways to capture virtually any image you see on […]

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Password Protect Microsoft Office 2003 Documents

Recently I wrote an article explaining how to Password Protect Office 2007 Documents. Because the process is so much different, I felt it necessary to write a separate groovy How-To Article for Password Protecting (and encrypting) Word 2003, Excel 2003, and PowerPoint 2003 documents (yes it’s also possible to add Passwords to Access – however, […]

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How To Add Week Numbers to Microsoft Outlook Calendar

At work, I interact with Europeans on a daily basis.  When building schedules they often refer to “Week Numbers.”  Before I found this calendar option in Outlook, it was a little annoying.  However now I’ve been converted…..  I love it, and I use week numbers for all kinds of things. Update 3/2/2010: Article updated to […]

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Fix Slow Outlook Email Address Auto Complete

OH, MY GOD! Outlook Auto Complete is SOOO SLOW!  HELP ME!!  <phew> got that out.  The good news is I have the fix.  Thanks to a bug with McAfee, Outlook 2007 (and possibly 2003) users will experience SEVERE lockups (3-10 seconds) and delays while typing in email addresses or deleting email addresses in Outlook.  The […]

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Windows Desktop Search 3.01 Released

Microsoft just released Windows Desktop Search 3.01 for Windows XP (KB917013). This is news being that Microsoft just released Windows Desktop Search 3.00.  It’s a “MUST” have for you Office users out there who like me, spend 75% of the day in Microsoft Outlook 2003 or Outlook 2007. The update however appears to have several valuable […]

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