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May 10, 2010

AutoText to Quick Parts, Part III

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Meanwhile, back to the original issue of the email I received, what can you do about getting AutoText back in Word 2007?
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May 7, 2010

AutoText to Quick Parts, Part II

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Say you have lots of random bits of text that you need to spew out as you type a document. You can save typing time in Word 2007 by employing an often-overlooked and poorly-named feature called the Quick Part Gallery.
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May 5, 2010

AutoText to Quick Parts, Part I

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I received an email from a Word user who laments the loss of the AutoText feature in Word 2007. That got me thinking . . .
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May 3, 2010

Apple’s Gamble: The PC is Dead

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The iPad was met with a giant “What” by the tech community. That was followed by Steve Jobs’ unusual and very public criticism of Adobe’s Flash. Blogger Charles Stross thinks that he’s figured it out: The personal computer is dead and Apple is merely preparing itself for the inevitable.
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April 30, 2010

Ancient Wambooli Humor

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Way back in the 1990s, when Wambooli and the web were still young, I concocted a series of bogus advertisements. For a while they appeared on the Wambooli site, and they looked typical of the web advertising back in the day.
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April 28, 2010

Wonderful Funderful Win Key Shortcuts

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There’s a lot of tricks you can pull in Windows. The secret is to use the Windows key, which I call the Win key.
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April 26, 2010

iOops!

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Last week, Gray Powell went to a bar to celebrate his birthday. When he left the bar, he left his phone. Normally that would just be a sad story, typical of the digital age. The phone Gray left, however, was not just any phone.
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April 23, 2010

The Alt+Keyboard Trick

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One sure-fire way to get foreign characters, as well as special symbols, into your text on a Windows computer is to use something I call the Alt+Keyboard trick.
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April 21, 2010

The Binary Side Of -1 + 1 = 0

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Welcome to a nerdy blog post on how computers deal with negative numbers. I don’t mean numbers with a bad attitude, but rather numbers like -1, -4, and on down to -∞.
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April 19, 2010

Me Too Microsoft

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Seriously: Has Microsoft ever pioneered anything?
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