This week’s email newsletter article is:
- ’tis the Season
It is the Season — Christmas and New Year’s Day are almost here! It’s the season of joy, giving and thoughtful reflection on our past and what we’d like to do differently in the future.
In the midst of all the happiness and gift-giving spirit, there are other forces at work… The spammers and scammers[…]
This Week Online — Blast From The Past
A Look at Articles from Past Newsletters
- How to Recover a Deleted File
We’ve all had that "Oh, No!" moment. We just deleted a file and realized that we deleted the wrong file.
It should be an easy step to get it back, right?
Windows has included a Recycle Bin for many years. When you tell Windows to delete a file, Windows changes the entries in the drive’s table of contents to flag the file as deleted — but it’s not really destroyed at that point. […]
- Windows 8’s Master Control Panel
Windows 7 had (and has) a really convenient way to get to many of the functions — customizations and tools — that are available in its Control Panel.
Accessing them via the Control Panel, you have to know (or figure out) where to find them. Using the Master Control Panel, or Master Controls, or God Mode (as some people call it), makes it easy to find these items […]
- Windows’ "Open with" Trap
Windows has a great feature for handling unknown files — or even files that it does recognize.
When you right-click on the file, you can pick Open. If Windows has a program associated with that the file’s filename extension (e.g., .xlsx), it will open the appropriate program (e.g., Excel) and then open the file in the program.
But, if it doesn’t have an associated program for a file, you can still open the file in several ways […]
- Text Manipulation in Excel – A Practical Example
After my recent article Using Excel to Manipulate Text, I received an email from subscriber Noel asking for help. He was trying to use Excel for some manipulation of text, having trouble with numbers converting:
Gidday from NZ (again) Terry
I liked the article "Using Excel to Manipulate Text", and wonder whether you might be able to assist me in a little exercise. I work for a training organisation, and with each new class intake I need to