Tech Tips

Microsoft and Windows

Windows 7 Guides and Reviews

by Barbara J. Feldman February 17, 2009

An official release date for Windows 7 has not been announced, but several guides to Vista’s successor are now available from Gizmodo, Arstechnica and Microsoft.

0 comments Read the rest of the tip →

How to Track Changes in a Word Document?

by Barbara J. Feldman January 6, 2009

Track Changes is a great Microsoft Word feature that gives an editor final control over changes made by collaborators. But in order to prevent others from turning off the Track Changes option, the document needs to be locked so only the original editor can turn it off. Allen Wyatt of shows you how.

0 comments Read the rest of the tip →

How to Set Up Multiple Monitors

by Barbara J. Feldman November 11, 2008

When visitors to my home office see the two large monitors on my desktop, and see the mouse travel seamlessly from one to the other, they are usually amazed to learn that support for multiple monitors is built into Windows. All you need is multiple outputs from your video card, or multiple video cards. To […]

1 comment Read the rest of the tip →

Microsoft Word Problems Tying You in Knots?

by Barbara J. Feldman October 14, 2008

Have a Microsoft Word problem that is “tying you (and your stomach) in knots?” Allen Wyatt’s

0 comments Read the rest of the tip →

How to Really, Really Delete a File

by Barbara J. Feldman October 7, 2008

Despite a common misconception that deleting a computer file (and emptying the Recycle Bin) will completely remove a file from a personal computer, it’s just not true. All the delete button really does is remove the file from the directory listing. But for those times when really, really deleting a file is important, there are […]

0 comments Read the rest of the tip →

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 […]

0 comments Read the rest of the tip →