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Share Short Links with Bit.ly

by Barbara J. Feldman November 24, 2010

Do you love to share links with friends and family? The link-shortening service Bit.ly has just announced a new service that bundles a bunch of urls into one, short Bit.ly link. Link shorteners have been around for years, but with the growth of social media sites including Twitter and Facebook, they have become even more […]

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How to Port Your Data In and Out of Google

by Barbara J. Feldman September 22, 2009

Although Google creates wonderful, free products that so many of us love and use, from a purely information management viewpoint, we should all be a bit more concerned with data portability. And Google agrees! The Data Liberation Front is an engineering team at Google whose one goal is to make it easier for users to […]

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6 Tips to Getting the Most Out of Google Docs

by Barbara J. Feldman April 21, 2009

Because Google Docs is free, cross-platform, and easy to use, it is an increasingly popular tool for online collaboration. Whether you are an existing Google Docs user, or just thinking about trying it, Daniel Shane has six tips for getting the most out of Google Docs. Tip one introduces the built-in chat client to make […]

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How to Create a PDF on a Mac

by Barbara J. Feldman January 13, 2009

Unlike Windows users who need extra software to create PDFs, Mac users can easily convert any document or web page to PDF with tools built right into the Mac OS. The basic steps are to select Print from the File menu, then click on the PDF button in the lower-left hand side of the dialog […]

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Read Only Files Copied from a CD

by Barbara J. Feldman September 24, 2008

When copying files from CD to your hard drive, it’s important to realize that the Windows “Read Only” property will be copied with the file. To enable writing to the file on your local computer, you will need to highlight the file name in Explorer, and right-click to open Properties. Make sure the Read-Only attribute […]

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How to Fix a Corrupt Powerpoint File

by Barbara J. Feldman July 29, 2008

Getting a dreaded “corrupt file” error is very frustrating, but PowerPoint users have a number of ways of recovering. For example, if the error appeared after a Windows crash during a Save operation, you can usually find a *.tmp file that contains your uncorrupted PowerPoint. Or sometimes, part of your presentation can be recovered in […]

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