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BITS & BYTES: Camera let's you capture 'pictures' of worksheets

Q: I use the Snipping Tool quite a bit on my Windows 7 computer. A friend told me he uses the Camera in Excel which has more features. Can you explain how to use Excel’s camera feature?

August 20, 2014 4:08 pm

BITS & BYTES: Nudge along graphics in Word

Q: I know how to insert graphics into my documents, but is there a way to move them a little bit on the page?

August 07, 2014 12:00 am

BITS & BYTES: Retrieve lost product keys

Q: I bought a new computer, and now I need to install my purchased copy of Microsoft Office onto the new computer. However, I’ve lost the product key. Is there any way to get the product key from my old computer?

July 16, 2014 11:31 am

BITS & BYTES: When an email isn't safe to open, part II

Q: Last time you started a list to help me decide whether an email message is safe to open. I can’t wait to hear the rest of the list.

July 02, 2014 4:39 pm

BITS & BYTES: Is that email safe to open?

Q: How do I know whether an email message is safe to open?

June 18, 2014 8:03 am

BITS & BYTES: Clean up emails before forwarding them on

Q: I would like to know how I can delete all of the previous recipients’ names and email addresses on emails forwarded to me before I forward those emails to others.

June 04, 2014 11:40 am

BITS & BYTES: Keep Outlook from sending worthless attachment

Q: I am using Microsoft Outlook as my email client. My friends tell me my emails to them include an attachment called Winmail.dat. How do I keep my Outlook from sending this worthless attachment?

May 14, 2014 10:03 am

BITS & BYTES: Help for XP computers

Q: Can we buy Windows 8, uninstall our Windows XP and then install Windows 8? We have tons of stuff on the computer and do not want to buy a new one. We do not use our computer for anything except ancestry, email and ordering goods online. Some sources say compatibility is a big issue with W…

April 30, 2014 10:21 am

BITS & BYTES: Suggestions for sticking with XP

Q: I simply cannot afford to replace my Windows XP computer right now. What can I do to continue using XP?

April 16, 2014 12:39 pm

BITS & BYTES: Free classes, software for seniors at Ivy Tech

Q: I am a senior citizen and would like to learn more about computers. I would like to take a beginning college class, but college can be expensive. Do you have any ideas?

April 02, 2014 10:38 am

BITS & BYTES: Is that email safe to open?

Q: Last time you started a list to help me decide whether an email message is safe to open. I can’t wait to hear the rest of the list!

March 19, 2014 10:37 am

BITS & BYTES: Tips to make sure email is legitimate

Q: How do I know whether an email message is safe to open?

February 19, 2014 10:38 am

BITS & BYTES: Forward progress on forwarded emails

Q: I would like to know how I can delete all of the previous recipients’ names and email addresses on emails forwarded to me before I forward those emails to others.

February 05, 2014 2:47 pm

BITS & BYTES: Dashing through the snow

Q: I’m confused. What is the difference between an em dash and an en dash? How can I type them easily using Microsoft Word?

January 15, 2014 3:56 pm

BITS & BYTES: New malware steals your files forever

Q: What is CryptoLocker, and why should I be afraid — very afraid — of it?

January 01, 2014 10:46 am

BITS & BYTES: Keep zeros from displaying in Excel

Q: How do I keep zeroes from displaying in my Excel worksheet?

December 18, 2013 10:14 am

BITS & BYTES: Install fresh copy of Windows 7

Q: I have a computer that has contracted a bootstrap virus. I want to wipe everything off of the hard drive and install a fresh copy of Windows 7. Can I do this using my Windows 7 upgrade DVD?

December 04, 2013 9:38 am

BITS & BYTES: Popular shortcuts with Windows Key

Q: I’ve just switched to Windows 8, which uses the Windows Key more than Windows 7. Can you give me a list of popular keyboard shortcuts?

November 06, 2013 4:07 pm

BITS & BYTES: Save default settings for controls

Q: In Microsoft Word, I use text boxes quite a lot, but I always have to tell Word to omit the border around the box. Is there a way to save this setting somewhere?

October 16, 2013 10:25 am

BITS & BYTES: Why won't email leave Outbox?

Q. When I send an email message, it doesn't always leave my Outlook Outbox. My settings are all correct, so why is this?

October 02, 2013 9:30 am

BITS & BYTES: Stardock recreates Start menu for Windows 8

Q. I am a long-time Windows 7 user, and I recently bought a new computer that came with Windows 8. I just hate it! Is there anything I can do to get the Windows 7 Graphical User Interface back, but retain the new security features of Windows 8?

September 25, 2013 10:23 am

BITS & BYTES: 'WinX' menu can prove helpful

Q: What is the WinX menu in Windows 8, and why should I care about it?

July 31, 2013 3:36 pm

BITS & BYTES: Using Excel's cameral feature is a snap

Q: I use the Snipping Tool quite a bit on my Windows 7 computer. A friend told me he uses the Camera in Excel which has more features. Can you explain how to use Excel’s camera feature?

July 17, 2013 9:45 am

BITS & BYTES: Nudge a graphic in a document

Q. I know how to insert graphics into my documents, but is there a way to move them a little bit on the page?

July 03, 2013 10:40 am

BITS & BYTES: Get product keys from your old computer

Q: I bought a new computer, and now I need to install my Office 2010 onto the new computer. Unfortunately, I’ve lost the product key. Is there a way to get the product key from my old computer?

June 19, 2013 4:46 pm

BITS & BYTES: Set Word to remember text box settings

Q: In Microsoft Word, I use text boxes quite a lot, but I always have to tell Word to omit the border around the box. Is there a way to save this setting somewhere?

June 05, 2013 4:40 pm

BITS & BYTES: Be safe while online

Q: How can I be safer while using the Internet? There are so many companies claiming to sell software that will make me safe, but what do I really need?

April 30, 2013 9:36 am

BITS & BYTES: More Find and Replace uses in Word

Q. I’m looking forward to reading more of the Find and Replace uses in Microsoft Word.

April 17, 2013 4:52 pm

BITS & BYTES: More advanced uses for Find and Replace

Q. I’m looking forward to reading more of the Find and Replace uses in Microsoft Word.

April 03, 2013 10:46 am

BITS & BYTES: Advance Find and Replace, part 1

Q: I use Microsoft Word a lot. There seems to be more power in the Find and Replace feature than I currently use or understand. Can you give me some ways to use Find and Replace that will help me understand it better?

March 06, 2013 12:48 pm

BITS & BYTES: Fix, empty browsing history cache

Q: My browsing history cache is slowing my computer down. No matter what I try, I can't get rid of it. I tried deleting it from IE and AOL. I've clicked on "clear history on sign off," but that doesn’t work either. I'm using IE8 and Windows XP.

February 07, 2013 12:00 am

BITS & BYTES: Replacing blank cells that aren't truly blank

Q: I have an Excel spreadsheet. I want to replace all the blank cells with the word NONE. I did what you suggested in your last column, but it doesn’t work. Why?

January 16, 2013 11:25 am

BITS & BYTES: Replace blank cells in Excel

Q: I have an Excel spreadsheet. I want to replace all the blank cells with a zero. How do I do this easily and quickly?

January 02, 2013 3:38 pm

BITS & BYTES: IE9 the safest browser by far

Q. Which browser should I be using if I want to be safe on the Internet?

December 20, 2012 12:00 am

BITS & BYTES: How to tell if your processor is 32-bit or 64-bit

Q: I am running Windows XP and want to upgrade to Windows 7. How can I tell if my computer has a 32-bit or 64-bit processor?

December 05, 2012 3:45 pm

BITS & BYTES: Fast and efficient deleting within any application

Q: How can I use my keyboard more efficiently? More specifically, how can I delete items more efficiently?

November 15, 2012 12:00 am

BITS & BYTES: Ways to improve PC startup times, Part 3

Q: My computer is slow to boot and often slow to run. What can I do to improve its performance?

November 01, 2012 12:00 am

BITS & BYTES: Ways to improve PC startup times, Part 2

Q: My computer is slow to boot and often slow to run. What can I do to improve its performance?

October 18, 2012 12:00 am

BITS & BYTES: Ways to improve PC startup times, Part 1

Q. My computer is slow to boot and often slow to run. What can I do to improve its performance?

October 04, 2012 12:00 am

BITS & BYTES - Buying a new computer: the most important elements

Q: I only have so much money to spend on a new computer. Which should be the highest priority — a faster processor or more hard-drive space?

September 19, 2012 10:38 am

BITS & BYTES: Using Excel’s headers and footers

Q. How do I uninstall just Windows Messenger from my Windows 7 computer?

September 13, 2012 12:00 am

BITS & BYTES: Using checkboxes in Microsoft Word

Q: I need to type a list of items with checkboxes next to each item. Imagine a to-do list that has checkboxes next to each item that can be checked as each is completed. Can this be done in Microsoft Word?

August 15, 2012 11:30 am

BITS & BYTES: Destroying data on floppy disks or CDs

Q. I have many old 3.5-inch computer disks. I would like to dispose of them. Do I need to format them first to get rid of the data? I still have an old computer that can handle that task. Someone suggested running a magnet across the disk to eliminate the data. After the data is removed, whe…

August 02, 2012 12:00 am

BITS & BYTES: Get Word to behave by changing defaults

Q: Your July 5 column discussed two changes to make to Microsoft Word defaults as soon as it is installed. Do you have more than two?

July 18, 2012 12:30 pm

BITS & BYTES: Change Microsoft Word defaults after installing

Q. I have finally broken down and purchased Microsoft Office 2010, which includes Microsoft Word. Do you have a short list of changes I should make to the program?

July 05, 2012 12:00 am

BITS & BYTES: Removing the Enable Editing notice in Office docs

Q: I receive many Microsoft Office documents through email. When I open them, I'm presented with a yellow bar at the top that reads: "Protected View. This file originated as an email attachment and might be unsafe. Click for more details." There is a button that reads Enable Editing. I'm tir…

June 21, 2012 12:00 am

BITS & BYTES: Mastering the mystery of Fonts, point sizes and case

Q: Would you explain font sizes to me? Why is a 24-point Times Roman font not the same size as a 24-point Arial font? Also, why do we call big letters “upper case letters” and small letters “lower case letters”?

June 07, 2012 12:00 am

BITS & BYTES: Unearthing Word's Save All and Close All features

Q: In the versions of Word before 2007, I could hold down the Shift key as I clicked the File menu, and Word would helpfully change the Save command to Save All and the Close command to Close All. This is no longer available in Word 2007 or Word 2010 since there is no File menu. Do you have …

May 17, 2012 12:00 am

BITS & BYTES: Getting two Excel files to appear on two monitors

Q: I have a system that uses dual monitors. I want to have one Excel workbook appear on one monitor and another Excel workbook appear on the other. I can do this only if I open two instances of Excel. The problem is I can't easily copy and paste information from one workbook to the other. Ho…

May 02, 2012 1:15 pm

BITS & BYTES: Creating a shortcut to frequently–used items in Windows 7

Q: How do you create a Shortcuts link at the lower right of my Windows 7 taskbar for those tasks I use the most? How do I add items to this list?

April 19, 2012 12:00 am
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