This week’s email newsletter articles are:
- A Free Alternative to Microsoft Excel and Word
Oh, not again…someone sent you a file that needs Microsoft Word to open it, or perhaps Excel.
That’s often the case when you are an officer in a club. Last year’s secretary sends the newly elected secretary a spreadsheet of the members and their addresses — with the file done by Microsoft Excel. Or, perhaps the worst case, all the data is there, but it’s just one long text file in Notepad.
If you don’t have Microsoft Word and Excel, what are you to do?
Fortunately there are several free alternatives that read and write files in Microsoft Office formats. There are also some inexpensive office suite alternatives. [...]
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This Week Online:
With my new design of my Terry’s Computer Tips web site, I now publish articles individually rather than as an on-line issue. That also means that I can link directly to the articles, as I’ve done below.
The following would have made a good email article also; however, I was concerned that the sample phishing email content could have affected delivery of my newsletter. That would not have been a good thing. Therefore, I wrote the article and posted it on my web site.
- Phishing Email Example
Interesting question from long-time subscriber David Netterville &mdash — it looks like someone wants to get access to his email account in order to abuse it:
Hi Terry, Can you tell me anything about this? I enjoy your regular newsletters and this looks like something which should be ignored. Regards, David Netterville —–Original Message—– From [...]
This Week Online — Blast From The Past
Articles Newly Posted Online
These are new articles this week on my Terry’s Computer Tip web site that were originally part of my email newsletter.
- Use for an Old Computer
Longtime subscriber Gusieppe Monginelli wrote to ask about a possible use for the computer he was replacing:
Hello Terry: Possibly a silly question, however I have not seen it posted anywhere else. My original PC tower hardware(Compaq, XP SP2) was proving to be to limited for my use as my needs changed, i.e.Photoshop etc. [...]
- DNSChanger is Not A Good Thing
Lots of news recently about DNSChanger, malware that’s been around for a while. It can misdirect the infected computer’s internet connections to malicious sites. The FBI busted the ring back in November 2011. So, what’s the reason for all the news? The computers that are affected are still using DNS servers at the IP addresses [...]
I love the redesign of my Terry’s Computer Tips web site — it makes article posting and maintenance much easier than before. I’m glad I switched to WordPress and the Genesis Framework. On my Terry’s Computer Tips site, I’m using the base Genesis Framework with a of child theme of my own to customize it.