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Monday, December 21, 2009

Computer Support


A computer support consultant is a seasoned consulting role which involves contract programming and system administration. Quite a tedious job, a computer support consultant is basically hired on a contract basis and usually the consultants are experts in computer administration and dealing.

Functions

The basic concept behind hiring computer consultants is to fit into the role of the expert and get services which are otherwise not found in the employees of the company. This skill of the consultant is hired by the companies to fill in the gap and ensure smoother functioning of the company.
The computer support consultants are required to train the employees in the company who have been hired on a permanent basis. The whole idea is to train the permanent employees in such a way that they will take over the services rendered by the consultant after the training process is over.
After the underlying issues are resolved by the computer consultant, the contract usually expires. The contract can be renewed if there are other areas or department in the company which have similar issues. Otherwise the consultant leaves the company.

Prospects

While this whole process is also a learning curve experience for the computer support consultant, the consultant can earn more money in the process. The difference between a permanent employee and a consultant is that while the former has a job wherein years might be spend on a single project.
It is a reliable and less-demanding job as compared to a consultant's. Because the latter have contracts of up to 3 months or even lesser and will have to apply for jobs every few months. The chief criteria to be qualified as a computer support consultant are to possess good and specialized skills which qualify the person to be a hired giving expert advice to companies.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Nokia Booklet 3G in Microsoft Operating Sytem

The Nokia Booklet 3G is here with a bang. It was released around the time when the Microsoft Operating System, Windows 7, was launched. The Nokia Netbook comes loaded with Windows 7 and this has been done deftly keeping in mind the release of Windows 7. It comes at a subsidized price, $299 with an added 2 year data plan from telecommunication giants, AT & T and has been made available at all Best Buy stores across the U.S.. This announcement from the Finnish phone maker comes with a relief for customers. When the product was first disclosed in September, it was priced at an astonishing $820. This was quite an exorbitant sum as Netbooks comes for less than $500 these days.
One can also notice that Nokia has a tie-up with AT&T for a two-year service agreement which gives more feasibility to the subsidized price. There are offers coming from Best Buy as well. It plans to come up with the unique 'Walk Out Working' scheme, which will enable the customer to get his product activated and working before he leaves the store. For anyone who purchases the Booklet 3G, sales associates will configure and activate the Netbook. Nokia has kept the screen size at 10.1-inch and its Netbook has almost all the features that are available on Netbooks. It has an Atom processor, a built-in GPS , a 12-hour battery life, an aluminum casing, 3G and Wi-Fi wireless capability and height and weight specifics of 1 inch and 2.5 pounds.
There are added features on the Netbook such as Nokia Music for PC and Nokia's Ovi Suite 2.0 which have been made quite proficient and compatible with the Microsoft Operating System as well. There is also an aggregator coming from the feeds from social networking sites such as Twitter, Facebook etc. with its Ovi Maps and Social Hub application. Customers can also get the notebook without the option of opting for the two-year service agreement from AT&T. This option, however, comes for the an unsubsidized price of $599.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Computer Tech Support Issues

tech support
With new advancements in technology and computer tech support services are available for all computer related problems , users and customers have also become wiser and more aware. Before making a purchase for a new computer, everyone makes sure that they have set their eyes on a good computer tech support service which can provide good tech support as well.

This makes more sense when a user is on the look-out for computer systems which can serve businesses, since the machines will be the best tool for administrative needs. Choosing and selecting for the best tech support services is trciky and needs careful analysis before a user zeroes in on one. Most companies with tech support usually subscribe to a single product and there is always the chance of having to purchase an additional product when assistance is asked for. This makes the user bear some extra cost.

There is the need for good tech support services created by leading computer tech support individuals who are experts in the field. The experts should have good knowledge of what goes into many different types of computers and should have a thorough understanding of the way that all models of these computers will function. Technical glitches, irrespective of what computer you have, should be fixed quickly and efficiently by tech support specialists.

These experts should have complete understanding of the most complex of issues releated to computers in order to give you the computer tech support that a user or a customer will need. They should be referred to in order to find the best method to ensure that all technical issues are dealt with at the right time. When running a business, one cannot afford to have a computer which has been lying dormant for a long time.

Computers are vulnerable to technical glitches and so getting the right computer tech support to fix the issue without putting the computer into any further risk is very essential.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Outlook Express Email Account

email account
A host of email clients these days give out software and applications to enable a user to create an email account apart from the regular web-based browsers. These email clients are supported by a host of software companies. Prominent among them is Microsoft. The software gaints has been developing excellent email clients and still continuous to do so. Its latest offering is the Windows Live Mail.

The Outlook Express was the email client created before the present one, but it still goes down well with a lot of companies. A lot of companies still deploy the Outlook Express to carry out the functioning of their companies and to enable smooth and unparallelled communication among its employees. The Outlook Express also serves the same purpose like all email clients, to send and receive emails. Creating a personal or a business email account is simple in the Outlook Express and can be created with no issues. There are some things to keep in mind while creating the email account and if these steps are kept in mind, it should be a smooth ride.

Firstly, one will need to create an email account. An old email account will also do. Next go to Start and choose Outlook Express from All Programs and select Accounts. At this point, choose the "Mail" tab in the Internet Accounts window. Now click Add and then click Mail from the side menu. Next up, the user will have to enter a lot of information. Enter name in the Internet Connection wizard, email that one wishes to use and the sever information (contact ISP for information if unsure). Click Next as you endure all these three points. Finally, enter the email account name and password in the next window, this can also be accessed through the ISP or the control panel. Click Next for the final time and then on Finish.

With the completion of the last step and after the task following it, the Outlook Express email account has been created. Remember to follow the above manual with absolute accuracy and stick to the basics listed in it. A user should have no problem creating the email account for further use.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Kaspersky Anti- Virus Support

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Kaspersky Anti- Virus support, as the name suggests, is a program developed by Kaspersky Lab. It has been certified for Windows 7 as well. It is a good anti-virus support program that protects users from malware. There is also a version of running it on Linux for business consumers. It has the ability to do a quick scan on virus and worms embedded in the computer or operating system apart from catching unknown malicious programs.
The features of the Kaspersky Anti-virus support are many. One of its important features is the advanced damage clean-up. This has been moduled to work against Spyware and other malicious programs.
It is also equipped with the ability to check new and changed files. A user will have the option to put either of the two into function accordingly to suit one's purpose.
There is also the provision for a traffic check on programs like Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP), Internet Message Access Protocol (IMAP), and Network News Transfer Protocol (NNTP) in the Antivirus support provided by Kaspersky. When one detects a user-activity, the ODS Scan suspend technology is deployed in the Anti-Virus to carry out the operations.

Thursday, November 26, 2009

McAfee Antivirus Software Download

The McAFee antivirus download is among one of the better and reliable antivirus support software available in the market today. It ensures smooth working of the system works by checking and weeding out malicious programs and files that might be a threat to your computer. It goes out of its way and also a long way to ensure this protection to your computer. To install and download this antivirus support, one will have to endure these steps:-

One can get an online, downloadable version of the McAfee antivirus download or can purchase a copy from the nearest computer retailer. Keep the manufacturer's directions in mind and load the program. Next up, go to "Start," "Control Panel" then "Add or Remove Programs." If the McAfee Antivirus Software is there, you will need to select "Change." The directions will allow you to put on the updated version.

If it is an antivirus support software, then insert the CD in the right drive and select the installation button so that the program will load into the computer.
When you are through with this, restart your computer and follow the directions given. Select the options saying the computer would be user friendly
Now, enable the system to choose and decide the correct times to automatically scan your computer for viruses.
You are more or less through with the antivirus download exercise now. Just start your computer which will enable all the changes happening to take its effect.

An Overview of Microsoft Office 2007

Microsoft has had a loyal fan following ever since it launched its suite of applications through Microsoft Office to allow users to simplify their tasks and make life a lot easier. The Microsoft Office 2007 does not disappoint and have been totally revamped and structured to meet the immediate needs of users. It has been targeted at user interface hoping that users can fully utilize the complete range of applications it provides for.
The features incorporated in Microsoft Office 2007 have been discussed below:-
The Ribbon
The Ribbon replaces the age-old menus and toolbars in Microsoft Office 2007. It has been devised to command organized information into a set of tabs. The tabs reveal the most appropriate commands for each task area.
The Microsoft Office Button
The UI in Microsoft Office patches the abilities of the Office system into one entry point, which is the Microsoft Office Button allowing users to access features and giving a free hand to Ribbon to concentrate on creating documents.
Contextual Tabs
The Contextual Tabs in Microsoft Office 2007 do not pop-up at its own will and do so only when needed. This makes it a lot simpler to find and enable the relevant commands required for the work at hand.
Galleries
While a user works on a document, spreadsheet, presentation, or Access database; the Galleries option gives the user a list of lucid details to choose from. In this way many operations are simplified.
Live Preview
Live Preview in Microsoft Office 2007 displays the details when a there is a change in the format or in editing. It saves a user a lot of time and effort.
Mini Toolbar
This feature in the Microsoft Office 2007 comes up on the screen when a user selects a text. Its purpose is to give an easier access to used formatting commands.
Themes and Quick Styles
Finally, the Themes and Quick Styles feature in Microsoft Office 2007 allows a user to define the various effects on a document like fonts, color, and graphics. Anything that can be inserted into a document is styled by this feature.

Monday, October 12, 2009

Windows 7 Accessory Upgrade

Windows 7 accessories have seen some nice upgrades. These improvements are long over-due.

Windows 7 Calculator

The Windows 7 calculator has some nice new features. The keyboard is subtly redesigned and is easier to read. You now have the option of a multi-line display that shows a history of what you've keyed into the calculator. There are more calculation modes. Besides simple mode, there is scientific mode, a programmers mode and a statistics mode. The digit grouping makes it much easier to read long numbers.
There is also a whole raft of extra functionality that takes place in an additional pane to the right of the calculator when these special functions are enabled.
Windows 7 calculator date worksheet Functions include:

* Unit conversion
* Date calculations
* Mortgage worksheet
* Vehicle lease worksheet
* Fuel consumption worksheets (mpg and L/100 km)
The new Windows 7 calculator is now more useful than ever.

Perhaps some day they will add plugins to the mix. Those worksheets have really captured my imagination. A financial calculator would be great. Such things may be on the way.

Windows 7 Microsoft Paint

Windows 7 Paint Microsoft Paint has seen a big upgrade. It has more of the Microsoft office look with a modern ribbon design, and more functionality to go with it.
There are a variety of brushstrokes to choose from, more powerful text functions (for example, the text changes as you hover over the drop down menus for different fonts), there is a crop tool (it's about time!) and a number of other nice features.
Microsoft paint is beginning to go beyond a toy. All they need to do is to keep the various shapes and lines as objects, add some alignment tools, and it will be come a handy little graphics tool for quite drawings and annotating images and screen captures.
Certainly it is a lot more fun than it ever was before, and a lot more usable too. At least it has rulers and gridlines to help out with your design work.

Windows 7 WordPad

Windows 7 WordPad has been upgraded as well. It too has a new ribbon giving it a more modern look.

Added functions like inserting pictures and direct integration with Paint are nice touches.

It's a pretty decent little word processor if you don't need anything beyond the most basic formatting. I doubt it will ever see more powerful formatting options like styles and tables.

For more information http://windows7.iyogi.net

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Microsoft Windows Users and iYogi Predict a Surge in Tech Support for Windows 7 Upgrades

New York, NY (PRWEB) September 16, 2009 -- iYogi, the on-demand tech services company with a unique global delivery model, announced today the results of a consumer poll regarding support concerns and predictions for the upcoming launch of the new Microsoft Windows 7 operating system. Based on responses from more than 1,000 Windows XP and Windows Vista users, 52 percent think that moving to a new operating system and moving their data is a hassle, suggesting some real frustrations on the near horizon. Nearly half (47 percent) think upgrading to Microsoft Windows 7 may require a call to technical support - potentially causing a huge backlog of support needs, as up to 40 million copies of Windows 7 are expected to be sold in 2009, according to IDC.

"We predict that more than 40 percent of XP users will generate support calls and inquiries globally this year and even more in 2010 as mass adoption kicks in and people face the prospect of dealing with an entirely new interface," said Vishal Dhar, President Marketing & Co-founder of iYogi. "We estimate twice as many support calls for current Windows XP users than Windows Vista users, since Microsoft Windows XP users will require a 'clean' install including migrating applications, settings and drivers--a potentially arduous, time-intensive task."

We predict that more than 40 percent of XP users will generate support calls and inquiries globally this year and even more in 2010 as mass adoption kicks in and people face the prospect of dealing with an entirely new interface

Additional survey findings reveal:
* 58 percent of users think they will or may upgrade to Windows 7, an encouraging number considering some of the backlash surrounding Vista

* Only 39 percent of users are aware that Windows 7 is launching soon, suggesting an increased flurry of help questions in the coming months as more people become aware of the upgrade options

iYogi has more has more than 90,000 annual subscribers and provides thousands of single incident sessions every day on a 24/7 basis. Its Global Delivery Platform delivers on the highest customer satisfaction benchmarks in the industry and gets smarter with every customer interaction, building a powerful knowledge base that provides unique customer insights on predictive needs to tech support.

ABOUT IYOGI
iYogi is a global on-demand services company that provides personalized computer support for consumers and small businesses in United States, United Kingdom, Canada and Australia. iYogi's unique model, including proprietary technology iMantra and highly qualified technicians, is designed to eliminate computer-related stress and keep millions of digitally dependent consumers and small businesses always protected and productive. Only iYogi -- with its proven global expertise delivery model, intelligent customer insight systems, easy-to-use self-help tools and automated PC optimization and computer support services - offers users a simple yet comprehensive path to digital serenity. iYogi has perfected the remote technical support model to overcome the current limitations of in-store, on-site, or call center services to become the fastest growing provider of support in the industry. Major resellers and technology companies are increasingly turning to iYogi to improve customer satisfaction, reduce return rates, and deliver a compelling new-value added offering to customers. For more information on iYogi and a detailed list of technologies supported, visit: www.iyogi.net.

Thursday, September 3, 2009

How to Stop Auto-Correcting Ordinal Numbers in MS Word

Depending on your configuration, Microsoft Word 2003 may automatically change keyed-in ordinal numbers such as 1st and 2nd with superscripted counterparts.This post provide microsoft word support to stop auto correct Ordinal Numbers


To toggle this behavior:

1. Select "Tools" - "AutoCorrect Options".

2. When the "AutoCorrect" multi-tabbed dialog box appears, click the "AutoFormat" tab.

3. Check or uncheck "Ordinals (1st) with superscript" as desired.

4. Click the "AutoFormat As You Type" tab and repeat the above step.

5. Click "OK" to close the dialog box. Microsoft Support Microsoft Office 2010 Support Microsoft Office 2013 Support

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Microsoft Excel 2007 Benifits

This post provides Microsoft Office Excel 2007 benefits, Microsoft Office Excel 2007 is a powerful and widely used tool that helps people analyze information to make more informed decisions. Using Office Excel 2007 and Excel Services, you can share and manage your analysis and insight with coworkers, customers, and partners with greater confidence.

  • Office Excel 2007 features the Microsoft Office Fluent user interface to help you find powerful tools when you need them.
  • Import, organize, and explore massive data sets within significantly expanded spreadsheets.
  • Use the completely redesigned charting engine in Office Excel 2007 to communicate your analysis in professional-looking charts.
  • Enjoy improved and powerful support for working with tables.
  • Create and work with interactive PivotTable views with ease.
  • “See” important trends and find exceptions in your data.
  • Use Office Excel 2007 and Excel Services to help share spreadsheets more securely with others.
  • Help ensure you and your organization work with the most current business information.
  • Reduce the size of spreadsheets and improve damaged file recovery at the same time.
  • Extend your business intelligence investments because Office Excel 2007 provides full support for Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Analysis Services.
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Monday, August 24, 2009

Fix MS Office "Error 1311"

If you find "Error 1311: cannot locate source file" error message when you install a 2007 Office suite or Office 2003. This post provide ms office support to fix this microsoft office error.


To fix this problems do the following

Create an administrative installation point for Office 2003. Cabinet files are not present in administrative installation points.
When you receive the error message, click Retry to make the installation continue correctly.
Upgrade the operating systems of any Windows XP client computers on the network to Windows XP Service Pack 1 (SP1). To do this, a user with the correct permissions must log on to each Windows XP client computer, click Start, point to All Programs, and then click Windows Update.
If this problem occurs when you upgrade to a 2007 Office suite, locate the insert the installation CD for the earlier version of Office into the CD drive, and then click Retry. If this does not resolve the problem, follow these steps:
1. Cancel the 2007 Office upgrade.
2. Remove the earlier version of Office by using the Add or Remove Programs item in Control Panel.
3. Reinstall the 2007 Office suite.
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Wednesday, August 19, 2009

How to Create a business card in Office 2007

It is easy to get started by selecting one of the business card designs that are included with Publisher.This post provide microsoft office support to create business card.

Create a one-sided business card.

1. Start Publisher.
2. In the Publication Types task pane, click Business Cards.
3. In the Business Cards catalog, click the design that you want.

Note If you know that you will be printing on a specific manufacturer's product, scroll to the specific manufacturer's section, and click the product that you will be using. If the product that you will be using is not listed, follow the procedure below.
4. Choose any options that you want, such as a color scheme, a business information set, or whether you want portrait or landscape orientation, and then click Create.


Set up business cards for a specific manufacturer's product

If you purchased business card sheets from a specific manufacturer, you can set up your business card in Publisher so that the dimensions match the card sheets when you print the cards.

1. In the Format Publication task pane, under Business Card Options, click Change Page Size.
2. In the Page Setup dialog box, scroll down to the Business Cards section, find the specific manufacturer that you want, and then click its name.

Note If you can't find your specific manufacturer or their specific product, carefully measure the size of the business card that you want to print on, being sure to exclude that portion of the card that doesn't get printed on. Click Custom Page Size, and then type the business card dimensions in the Custom Page Size dialog box. For more information about setting up a custom page size, see Custom Page Size dialog box.
3. Click the specific page size that you want, and then click OK.
4. Before you print on your card stock, practice with some plain test sheets to make sure your business cards are printed the way that you want.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

How to Change the Ruler Measurement in Windows word press

Change the measurement units of the ruler when running WordPad to centimeters, inches, picas, or points.When running Windows XP's WordPad tool, a ruler may appear above your document to help you lay out text on printed pages. If the ruler does not appear, select "View" - "Ruler" or press ALT-V then R. this post contain Microsoft technical support steps to change the ruler measurement.

Follow the steps:

1. Select "View" - "Options".

2. When the "Options" multi-tabbed dialog box appears, click the "Options" tab.

3. Underneath "Measurement units", select your desired measurement type:

* Inches
* Points
* Centimeters
* Picas

4. Click "OK" to close the dialog box.

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Wednesday, July 29, 2009

In News: iYogi Re-Defines Technical Support – BizTech2.com

Remote managed services are gaining a lot of attraction these days. Companies are looking to outsource the maintenance and monitoring of their IT infrastructure to a third party to improve efficiency and save costs. BizTech2.com caught up with Uday Challu, founding partner and CEO, iYogi, to see what the company has to offer in this space.

As far as Enterprise and SME customers are concerned, which verticals are you focusing on?

Our focus will mostly be on small companies with around five to 100 users and also firms that have multiple small branch offices like travel agencies, retail stores etc.

What kind of support services do you provide to your customers? What is the Green PC service?

iYogi provides the next generation of remote computer support services for consumers and businesses. For consumers, our live 24/7 support extends to technologies we use everyday, including hardware, software applications, devices, peripherals and networking equipment. iYogi also offers a full range of business IT solutions including managed monitoring, managed services, set-up and installation services, and incident-based services.

Green PC Service

With the current state of the global climate and increasing dependency on the computer, iYogi helps PC users reduce their carbon footprint and save money at the same time. iYogi’s Green PC service is the first in the independent computer support industry to offer customers a way to save money, conserve energy and protect the environment by optimising their PC’s efficiency. Consumers and businesses can save up to $200 per year, per desktop, in energy costs with iYogi’s Green PC application. This green application makes the computer environmentally friendly by reducing power consumption by almost 50 percent.

Our Green PC dashboard helps customise power settings and calculate power savings in kWh (kilowatt hour). The Green PC dashboard also gives a status on the reduction of CO2 and how responsible usage will benefit the environment by saving trees. A customised service that increases the energy efficiency of computers, undertakes the below-mentioned three primary initiatives:

- Computer assessment, analysing settings and PC energy use
- Customised efficiency planning geared specifically to the individual’s usage patterns
- Implementing setting changes to maximise the computer’s energy use

What are the technologies that allow you to offer 24/7 support and ensure there is no downtime at the client site?

We have invested significantly in developing a comprehensive monitoring and management tools stack. This enables us to manage and monitor all devices in the office network as well as for branch offices and mobile users. Our tools continuously monitor the customer’s network and notify our NOC (Network Operations Centre) in case of problems. Based on the set of events, tickets are automatically generated and escalated to corresponding teams. Over and above our proactive approach, the customer always has an option to call our 24X7 support line for issues that are not identified via the monitoring tools.

Please throw some light on your proprietary iMantra technology.

iMantra is a CRM system, which is tailor-made to suit the emerging business needs at iYogi. It allows for the formation of individualised customer relationships with the aim of providing personalised services to each subscriber. This tool is built on the latest java technology with a layered architecture that makes it scalable and secure. This architecture provides a seamless workflow and independent channels for various business needs: sales, support, quality and customer service. The entire system can be exposed in the form of secure APIs and Web services, which makes it a re-usable entity.

Your business model is similar to BPOs in India providing technical support to offshore customers. What unique values do you bring to this ecosystem that would help a potential client choose you over a competitor?

iYogi’s business model is different from traditional BPOs. Some key factors that differentiate iYogi include:

- Direct-to-consumer and -small business: iYogi delivers technical support services directly to consumers and small businesses and is a global technical support brand based out of India. Unlike traditional BPOs in India, iYogi does not provide any private label support and/ or work on behalf of large OEMs or software publishers.

- Optimised Processes: iYogi has developed proprietary processes for consistently delivering on a resolution rate of 87 percent, which is among the highest published benchmarks in the support industry, where averages hover in the range of 50 percent.

- Comprehensive technology platform: iYogi’s global delivery platform, iMantra, gets smarter with every customer interaction. It documents every problem, the solution and relevant hardware and software aspects, while capturing each customer’s demographic information and creating a behavioural profile. All of this information is at the fingertips of iYogi’s Global Tech Experts. This set-up combines a knowledge base with a comprehensive set of tools and technology expertise. iYogi offers a range of tools that complement its remote support services for helping customers maintain technology at peak performance levels. iYogi’s products include iYogi Smart PC Scan, iYogi Support Dock, iYogi Green PC and iYogi PC Optimisation.

How do you plan to move up the value chain in the times to come?

The growing use and penetration of the Internet and new Web-based applications has consequently opened the door to threats and vulnerabilities, which affect the system performance and ultimately lead to degrading performance. If the threats are diagnosed early on, the impact on efficiency can be minimised considerably. Currently, a user only realizes that he needs technical support once the damage has occurred and reactive methods of support are used to recover from the loss.

At iYogi, we are developing our capabilities to not only provide support when demanded, but to also monitor, pre-empt and fix threats before they can cause any damage to the computer. This will be possible only by combining technology with processes that are capable of re-defining the way technical support is delivered today.

What is your India strategy?

Technically, we are capable of servicing any geography including India. At this stage, we are looking for the right kind of partners to find access to potential customers and provide them a consolidated, 360-degree solution and services for issues relating to hardware, software, network etc. We aim to launch our India services in the coming six to eight months. Our services will offer clients a one-stop solution for all their business needs.

Source : BizTech2.com

Friday, July 24, 2009

How to turn off automatic spelling and grammar checking in Office programs

To turn off automatic spelling checking and automatic grammar checking,

follow these steps, as appropriate for your situation.

Word 2007

1. Click the Microsoft Office Button
Microsoft Office Button
, and then click Word Options.
2. Click Proofing.
3. Click to clear the Check spelling as you type check box.
4. Click to clear the Check grammar as you type check box.

Important The Check spelling as you type and Check grammar as you type settings will affect any open documents in Word 2007. If other people use the documents, you may want to notify the people that you made this change.

Outlook 2007
1. On the Tools menu, click Options.
2. Click the Spelling tab, and then click Spelling and AutoCorrection.
3. Click to clear the Check spelling as you type check box.
4. Click to clear the Check grammar as you type check box.

PowerPoint 2007

1. Click the Microsoft Office Button
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Microsoft Office Button
, and then click PowerPoint Options.
2. Click Proofing.
3. Click to clear the Hide spelling errors check box.
4. Click to clear the Check spelling as you type check box.

InfoPath 2007, OneNote 2007, Publisher 2007, SharePoint Designer 2007, and Visio 2007

1. On the Tools menu, click Spelling, and then click Spelling Options.
2. Click to clear the Hide spelling errors check box.
3. Click to clear the Check spelling as you type check box.

Friday, July 17, 2009

How to Install MS Office 2003

Minimum System Requirements for Microsoft Office 2003 Professional

  • Processor: 233 MHz or higher; Pentium III recommended.
  • Operating System: Windows 2000 Service Pack 3 or later, or Windows XP or later.
  • RAM: 64 MB (minimum); 128 MB (recommended)
  • Hard drive space: 450 MB.

Note: Hard disk space usage varies depending on the configuration; Custom installation choices may require more or less hard disk space; selection of the 'Complete' installation choice will require more hard disk space. The above listed requirement is for the default configuration.

Additional information on the system requirements for Microsoft Office 2003 Professional and specific items and services can be found at the Microsoft help and support website.

The Installation Process

Insert the Office 2003 Installation CD into your CD drive. After a few seconds of copying installation files to your computer, the installation will begin. If the installation does not begin automatically, open 'My Computer', then open the OFFICE11 CD, and double-click the SETUPPRO.EXE.

You will be prompted for the Office 2003 product key.

Type the product key from the back of the CD. Use only five characters per field box, and ensure that there are a total of 25 characters. When you are finished, click 'Next'. If you are unable to locate the product key then click on the windows help icon on the product key page to open the Microsoft help topic page.

The next screen of the Office 2003 Installer will prompt you for your user name, initials, and organisation. Click 'Next' once this information is entered correctly.

The next window displays the End-User License Agreement (EULA). Click the checkbox at the bottom corresponding to 'I accept the terms in the License Agreement'. It is recommended that you go through this once. Then click 'Next'.

The next window displays the installation options for Office 2003. If you just want to install everything that Office provides, click the selection button corresponding to 'Complete' under the 'or choose an install type' option. Then click 'Next' at the bottom of the window. The other options are as follows:

Typical Install: As the name implies, this option installs the programs and options most commonly used by the masses. Complete Install: Installs every program and every option that your edition has to offer onto the hard drive.

Minimal Install: This is a bare-bones installation that is a viable choice if you're low on hard drive space.

Custom Install: Here's where you'll find maximum configurability. If you have a good idea of how you'll be using Office and its individual applications, this selection will let you tailor the installation more tightly to your specific needs. If you don't do a complete install, later on, you can always install any component that you want. Of course, you will need the Office CD to do this. With the large hard drives of today, if you have the storage to spare, we recommend the 'Complete Install' option, particularly if you will use the software to produce work under time constraints. Limited or partial installations of Office can create problems at the most inopportune moments. You may call up what you would expect to be a routine feature in Word, for example, and discover that the feature was never installed in the first place. When that happens, the program will run an installation routine that calls for the installation CD to be placed in the original CD drive that was used during installation.

If you don't have the CD handy, it's easy enough to cancel the routine and continue work without that feature, but as you may expect, this doesn't always work smoothly. You've probably seen

Word, or another Office component, crash-more than once-when the program tried to install a requested feature and the original installation CD wasn't available.

Once you're done choosing what type of install to do, the 'Begin Installation' window will appear. Click on the 'Install' button at the bottom of the window. This will start the process of installing Microsoft Office 2003 on your computer. After starting installation, a progress bar will be displayed showing that Microsoft Office 2003 is currently being installed on your computer. The time to complete the install will vary based on how fast your computer is.

The installer will inform you when the setup is complete. You will have the option to check for Microsoft Office updates and delete your installation files. Ensure that 'Check the Web for updates and additional downloads' is checked, and that 'Delete installation files' is unchecked. This is to ensure that if Office later finds a file missing, or if a file goes corrupt, it can recover it from these installation files. Click the 'Finish' button.

The installer will close. Internet Explorer should appear and take you to the Microsoft support website for installing office updates ( http://office.microsoft.com/officeupdate/). If the Web browser doesn't appear, open Internet Explorer and go to the Microsoft support web site yourself. Click on the 'Check for Updates' link.

You will be prompted to install and run the 'Office Update Installation Engine'. This engine will allow Microsoft to scan and update Office 2003 via the Web. Click 'Yes' to install it.

The windows support site will display any updates necessary. If there are any updates listed, follow the on-screen instructions to download and install them. Otherwise, close the Internet Explorer.

Source:http://EzineArticles.com/?How-to-Install-MS-Office-2003&id=2140813

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

How to Change the layout for printing tracked

This post provide Microsoft office support tips to change the layout for printing tracked Before you print the document, switch to Print Layout view (Print Layout view: A view of a document or other object as it will appear when you print it. For example, items such as headers, footnotes, columns, and text boxes appear in their actual positions.) and display the tracked changes (tracked change: A mark that shows where a deletion, insertion, or other editing change has been made in a document.) and comments (comment: A note or annotation that an author or reviewer adds to a document. Microsoft Word displays the comment in a balloon in the margin of the document or in the Reviewing Pane.) the way that you want them to appear in the printed document. You have several options.

Follow the Steps

1. On the Review tab, in the Tracking group, click the arrow next to Track Changes, and then click Change Tracking Options.
2. Under Balloons, in the Paper orientation in printing list, click one of the following:
* Auto When you select this option, Word decides the orientation that will provide the best layout for your document.
* Preserve When you select this option, Word prints the document with the orientation that is specified in the Page Setup dialog box.
* Force Landscape When you select this option, the orientation is landscape and the most room is allowed for balloons (balloons: In print layout view or Web layout view, markup balloons show markup elements, such as comments and tracked changes, in the margins of your document. Use these balloons to easily see and respond to reviewers' changes and comments.).

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Wednesday, July 8, 2009

How To Manage Your Microsoft Office Outlook 2007

Microsoft Office Outlook 2007 enables the user to manage his time and information, connecting across boundaries, and remaining in control of the information that reaches him. Outlook 2007 incorporates innovations in itself enabling the user to search the items quickly and organizing his work. For more information about Microsoft Office Outlook 2007, please refer to online Microsoft outlook support center.

When it comes to managing time and information, Microsoft outlook Office 2007 helps a user in many ways. The integrated instant search enables the user to locate all the information required. Not only it searches for the keywords through your information but it also searches within the email. The To-Do bar helps managing time and priorities. It gives a consolidated view of calendar, upcoming appointments, tasks and flagged mails. The fluent user interface makes it easier to compose, format and acting on emails. Microsoft support has enabled the color categorization which gives a visual way to distinguish between the items. The details on all these items are available on Microsoft Support website.

Microsoft Office Outlook 2007 also enables the user to create and subscribe to Internet browsers which helps the user keeping him updated on any kind of events of his interest. The Calendar snapshot feature helps sharing the calendar with others. Microsoft outlook email support team has also enabled the feature using which the user can publish his calendar to Office online making it available to others. The Outlook mobile service is a feature which allows the transmission of text and picture messages between Outlook 2007 and any mobile phone.

Microsoft Support team has introduced Outlook 2007 with improved email control and protection. The junk email filter prevents the junk emails from cluttering into the inbox. Office Outlook 2007 and Exchange Server 2007 deliver anti-phishing technology in the new junk e-mail filter. The IRM (Information Rights Management) functionality prevents the misuse of any emails. Using this, the user can even define the expiration date of the email. Microsoft Support has incorporated the Email Postmark feature in Outlook 2007 which ensures that the email coming to the user’s inbox is legitimate and the email sent by Outlook 2007 will be trusted by the recipient’s client.


Source:http://www.articlesbase.com/software-articles/how-to-manage-your-microsoft-office-outlook-2007-786005.html

Friday, June 19, 2009

Excel opens without displaying a workbook

When you double-click a Microsoft Excel workbook (.xls file or .xlsx file) in Microsoft Windows Explorer, Excel does not open the file, and you may receive the following error message:

Cannot find the file 'path' (or one of its components). Make sure the path and filename are correct and that all required libraries are available.

In Window Vista, when you double-click an Excel workbook, Excel does not open the file, and you may receive the following error message:

Windows cannot find 'FilePath\FileName', Make sure you typed the name correctly, and then try again.


Excel may actually open, but the file will not open. If Excel is already running, a second instance of Excel may start.This post provide Microsoft Office Excel Support to resolve this issue step by step


To resolve this problem, follow these steps:

1. In Microsoft Office Excel 2007, click the Microsoft Office Button, and then click Excel Options.
2. Click Advanced, and then click to clear the Ignore other applications check box in the General area.
3. Click OK.

1. In Microsoft Office Excel 2003 or earlier versions of Excel click Options, on the Tools menu.
2. Click the General tab.
3. Click to clear the Ignore other applications check box, and then click OK.

After you do this, you should be able to open workbooks by double-clicking them in Windows Explorer.

Friday, May 29, 2009

How to setup Command Line Switches in MS Excel 2007

In the 2007 Microsoft Office system, the Setup.exe command line is used for very few operations, and almost all of these are for IT administrators only. However, you might want to use the /config switch if your administrator has created a config.xml file and told you where to locate that file. Find Step by step MS Excel support to setup command line switches

Follow the Steps

Click the Windows Start button , point to All Programs, click Accessories, and then click Run.
Microsoft Windows XP or Microsoft Windows Server 2003
o Click the Windows Start button, and then click Run.

In the Run dialog box, type Setup.exe followed by a space and a forward slash (/).
Type the name of the switch.
If necessary, add another space followed by one or more specific instructions called parameters, which give the program further information about how to execute the command.

The switch reference table in the next section contains several examples.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

How to cahnge Default Language Setting

This post provide Microsoft Excel Support to change your default language. You can change your default settings in Microsoft Office to have them match the default settings of a different language.

Follow the Steps

1. In Microsoft Windows XP, on the Windows Start menu, point to All Programs, point to Microsoft Office, point to Microsoft Office Tools, and then click Microsoft Office 2003 Language Settings.

In Windows 2000, on the Windows Start menu, point to Programs, point to Microsoft Office, point to Microsoft Office Tools, and then click Microsoft Office 2003 Language Settings

2. Click the Enabled Languages tab.
3. In the Choose the language that defines default behavior in Microsoft Office applications box, select the language you want, and then click OK.
4. A message appears describing the effects of the change. To continue, click Continue and lose customizations.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

How to Use Security and protection in MS Excel

Microsoft Office Excel provides several layers of security and protection that allows you to control who can access and change your Excel data. To Microsoft help protect the data in a workbook, you can do the following:

For optimal security, you should protect your entire workbook file with a password (password: A way to restrict access to a workbook, worksheet, or part of a worksheet. Excel passwords can be up to 255 letters, numbers, spaces, and symbols. You must type uppercase and lowercase letters correctly when you set and enter passwords.), which allows only authorized users to view or modify your data.

For additional protection of specific data, you can also protect certain worksheet (worksheet: The primary document that you use in Excel to store and work with data. Also called a spreadsheet. A worksheet consists of cells that are organized into columns and rows; a worksheet is always stored in a workbook.) or workbook elements, with or without a password. Protecting worksheet or workbook elements may help prevent users from accidentally or deliberately changing, moving, or deleting important data.

You can protect Using Two Types
Using passwords to help secure an entire workbook
Protecting specific worksheet or workbook elements

Monday, May 18, 2009

How to Remove the Help message for a form field in Word 2002.

Solution: In the Word document, select the appropriate form field, and then click the 'Form Field Options' toolbar button on the 'Forms' toolbar. Click 'Add Help Text...'. In the 'Form Field Help Text' dialog box, click the 'Help Key (F1)' tab, click 'None', and then click 'OK'.

Details Resolution :
1) If the 'Forms' toolbar is not displayed, on the 'View' menu, point to 'Toolbars', and then click 'Forms' to display the toolbar.
2) If the document is protected, unprotect it by clicking the 'Protect Form' toolbar button on the 'Forms' toolbar.
3) Select the appropriate form field in the document, and then click the 'Form Field Options' toolbar button on the 'Forms' toolbar.
'Form Field Options' toolbar button
4) In the ' Form Field Options' dialog box, click 'Add Help Text...'.
5) In the 'Form Field Help Text' dialog box, click the 'Help Key (F1)' tab.
6) Click 'None', and then click 'OK'.
'None' option
7) To close the ' Form Field Options' dialog box, click 'OK'.


Symptoms: How to: Remove the Microsoft Office Help message for a form field | Remove the message displayed when a user presses F1

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

IYogi Press Release: iYogi Acquires Clean Machine Inc.

New York, NY, May 11th, 2009 : iYogi, a global direct to consumer and small business remote technical support provider, today announced it’s acquisition of Clean Machine Inc, a provider of remotely administered PC security and performance management services. Clean Machine will operate as a separate brand under the iYogi services umbrella along with the recently lunched Support Dock (www.supportdock.com) and its comprehensive range of 24/7 technical support services for computers, printers, MP3 players, digital camera, routers, servers and more than 100 software applications. Larry Gordon, Founder of Clean Machine is appointed as the President of Global Channel Sales for iYogi.

iYogi will integrate technology and innovation that Clean Machine Inc. has developed for delivering an enhanced service experience by proactively managing the health and security for PC's and Apple Computers. This acquisition also broadens iYogi's access to key markets through Clean Machine's existing partnerships. Larry Gordon's past experience and successful track record will accelerate iYogi's expansion through his focus on global alliances.

Commenting on the acquisition of Clean Machine Inc., Uday Challu, CEO & Co-founder of iYogi, said,

"This acquisition will help iYogi to enhance our customer experience and extend our market reach to the millions of consumers that are challenged by the increasingly complex technology environment. Clean Machine's proactive maintenance and management of PCs in home and small business environment will be our launch platform for building the next generation of managed services for consumers."
"We are delighted to have Larry spearheading partnerships and global alliances for iYogi. His incredible experience in marketing, sales and building global alliances will help forge partnerships with retailers, multiple service operators, software publishers, original equipment manufacturers (OEM) and other such companies that are at the frontlines for managing tech support issues for consumers and small businesses",

added Challu.

With more than 20 years of experience, Larry Gordon has played a variety of strategic roles in marketing, sales and building alliances. Larry was the Executive Vice President at Capgemini and Kanbay. He was also VP of Global Marketing for Cognizant (Nasdaq: CTSH), a leader in global IT services and Director of Marketing for New York based Information Builders.

"I am excited to join a company that shares a common mission to Clean Machine in creating a global brand for delivering the best technical support to consumers and small businesses. We also share a common approach of utilizing highly skilled talent with leading edge tools, thereby delivering services at incredible price-points, with high margins for our partners",
said Larry Gordon, the newly appointed President of Global Channel Sales at iYogi.

ABOUT IYOGI

Headquartered in Gurgaon, India with offices in New York, USA, iYogi provides personalized computer support for consumers and small businesses in United States, United Kingdom, Canada and Australia. IYogi's 24/7 phone and remote technical assistance, spans across a comprehensive range of technologies we use every day from a wide range of vendors. Utilizing its proprietary technology iMantra , and highly qualified technicians, iYogi delivers amongst the highest benchmarks for resolution and customer satisfaction. iYogi is privately held and funded by SAP Ventures, Canaan Partners, and SVB India Capital Partners. iYogi was recently awarded the Red Herring Global 100 Award, recognizing it as one of the 100 most innovative private companies driving the future of technology. For more information on iYogi and a detailed list of technologies supported, visit: www.iyogi.ca.

ABOUT CLEAN MACHINE

Clean Machine Inc. is a NJ-based and incorporated company that helps consumers and small business owners easily manage and protect their computing environments safely and cost effectively. The company is has a unique, powerful and inexpensive PC concierge service. Specifically, each customer is assigned a highly-trained tech concierge who remotely examines their computer system on a scheduled and very secure basis. The PC concierge will immediately fix software-based problems and prevent new threats to the customer's computing environment including offensive pop-ups, browser redirects and slow performance, and then provides a detailed report. Clean Machine's proprietary Radar(TM) technology (Remote Access Detection Audit and Repair) allows its expert technicians to remotely resolve any problems, eliminating the need for customers to go through the frustrating process of speaking with a tech support expert, and still having to do the work themselves. In other words, the Clean Machine PC concierges do it all. For more information on Clean Machine please visit www.pccleanmachine.com.

CONTACT:

iYogi Contact
Vishal Dhar
President Marketing
iYogi Inc.
Phone: 212 229 0901
Email: vishal@iyogi.net


The Press Release is available at its source: iYogi acquires Clean Machine Inc.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

How to Install support template in Microsoft Office Word 2003

Solution: Run 'Microsoft Office 2003 Setup' wizard. Select 'Add or Remove Features', 'Next'. Select 'Choose advanced customization of applications', 'Next'. Expand 'Microsoft Office Word', 'Wizards and Templates'. Click 'More Templates and Macros'. Select 'Run all from my computer', click 'Update'.

Details: Microsoft Word 2003 is the word processing application software and is one of the components of Microsoft Office 2003 suite. A template can be used to keep uniformity in the formatting of the documents. Support templates are used to repair and change the default settings of Word 2003. You can also set default preferences for the documents.
Follow To install support template:
1) Click 'Start' and click 'Control Panel'. (The 'Control Panel' window appears.)
'Control Panel' window
2) Click the 'Add or Remove Programs' icon. (The 'Add or Remove Programs' window appears.)
'Add or Remove Programs' window
3) In the 'Currently installed programs' list, select 'Microsoft Office 2003'.
4) Click the 'Change' button. (The 'Microsoft Office 2003 Setup' wizard appears.)
'Microsoft Office 2003 Setup' wizard
5) Select the 'Add or Remove Features' option.
6) Click 'Next'. (The 'Custom Setup' screen appears.)
'Custom Setup' screen
7) Select the 'Choose advanced customization of applications' check box.
8) Click the 'Next' button. (The 'Advanced Customizations' screen appears.)
'Advanced Customization' screen
9) In the 'Choose update options for applications and tools' list, expand 'Microsoft Office Word'.
10) Expand 'Wizards and Templates'.
11) Click the icon for 'More Templates and Macros'.
12) Select 'Run all from my computer'.
13) Click the 'Update' button.

Symptoms: How to: Install support template in Microsoft Office Word 2003. | Unable to install support template in Word 2003.

Friday, May 1, 2009

Fix dialog box freezes after setting Word list

The 'Creating Word List' or the 'Loading Word List' dialog boxes is hidden behind the 'Help Topics' dialog box. The 'Help Topics' dialog box may appear to be frozen or hung, but Office 97 is building the Word list for the help index. This post provide Microsoft Office support to fix this issue

Word List dialog box is hidden after clicking Find tab | Help Topics dialog box hangs

Solution: Wait a few seconds, or move the 'Help Topics' dialog box to display the 'Creating Word List' or 'Loading Word List' dialog box.

Details: To see the 'Creating Word List' or 'Loading Word List' dialog box:
NOTE: If you wait a few seconds, the Word list will be created and the 'Help Topics' dialog box will display the help topics.

Follow the Steps
1) Place the mouse button over the title bar of the 'Help Topics' dialog box.
2) Press and hold down the mouse button.
3) Move the dialog box so you can see the 'Creating Word List' or 'Loading Word List' dialog box.
4) Release the mouse button.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Fix Error: Crypt32.dll in MS Office

This Post provides further information about Microsoft office Support to fix Crypt32.dll Error. Crypt32.dll is incompatible with Microsoft Office Outlook after upgrading to Outlook 2007 . The file Crypt32.dll is incompatible with Microsoft Office Outlook.

Resolution
After upgrading to Office 2007 and attempting to open Outlook, You may receive an error stating the 'CRYPT32.dll is incompatible with MS Outlook. Install again.'

Note Re-installing will not help

Follow these steps to resolve the issue

Open c:\program files\Microsoft Office\Office 12\
Locate outlook.exe
Right click on Outlook.exe and click on properties
Click on Compatibility tab
Uncheck the box run in compatibilty mode
Click OK
Restart Outlook.

For More: How to Fix Error 1406

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Fix Help Menu Missing Error

Some time you facing problem with Microsoft Word help menu. you got error like Cannot find Help on properties sheet or dialog box | Unable to find Help menu | No Help menu for dialog boxes | Help menu is missing | The Help menu is unavailable in dialog box etc. This post provide Microsoft Office support to resolve this issue.

The 'Help' menu is not available for a properties sheet or dialog box. A description of the properties sheet or dialog box options can be obtained by selecting the question mark button in the top right-hand corner of the properties sheet or dialog box, and selecting the component to be defined.

Solution: Use the question mark button at the top right-hand corner of the properties sheet or dialog box.

Details Information :
1) Select the question mark button in the top right corner of the properties sheet or dialog box. (The cursor then carries a question mark with it until an item is selected.)
Question Mark Button
2) Select an item for which help is desired.
NOTE: If a dialog box does not have a question mark, press F1.

Monday, April 20, 2009

Top 10 alternatives to Microsoft Excel


Microsoft Excel has almost monopolized every Windows PC to carry Microsoft Office Suite with it. There's no doubt that Excel is good, but you can't argue its an all powerful spreadsheet. Clearly, it's not the only spreadsheet you might consider to use. When it comes to Excel, the affordability is always an issue. When you are running on a budget the less costlier alternatives are always welcome. There are a number of free open-source and web based spreadsheets that can serve as an alternative for Excel. I sorted out the top 10 alternatives for Microsoft Excel.





1. OpenOffice Spreadsheets

OpenOfffice's spreadsheet application or OpenOffice Calc is one of the widely used alternatives for Microsoft Excel. Most of its features compliment the Excel. It has an user-friendly interface. This application offers several functionality that include access to raw data from various corporate databases, data cross-tabulation, create formulas using natural language formats, insert a sum function, apply flexible cell formatting options and summary and conversion.

2. Gnumeric


This is also known as Gnome Office Spreadsheet. It has a number of remarkable features that are not common to free software. It incorporates almost all the worksheet functions of MS Excel. Apart from that it also includes another 154 functions that are lacking in MS Excel, such as support for intersheet dependencies, 3D dependencies, financial derivatives and telecommunication engineering, implicit intersection, implicit iteration etc.

3. Abykus 2.0This application finds its use both in business and scientific applications. It's an object-oriented spreadsheet with an intuitive interface. The program includes various features to support vaious types of calculations. The calculations include trig, matrix, financial, date, time, string, coordinate geometry, built-in math and 3D graphic display functions.

4. CleanSheets

This is a unique platform independent spreadsheet application. It offers a formula language that is close to Microsoft Excel. Further as the spreadsheets are extensible the end user programmers can develop workable spreadsheets from it. To use the application you need to install the Java Runtime Environment (JRE).

5. Numbers

This is a spreadsheet app enclosed in Apple's iWork suite . It's not designed to imitate the features of Excel. Provided with variety of templates it is easy to use and can be used to set various common kinds of spreadsheets.










6. Google Docs -Sp
readsheet

This is a web-based alternative for Microsoft Excel. The Google Docs Spreadsheet can be accessed anytime and anywhere. Although it offers limited functionalities, but it can be used for all simple spreadsheet based jobs. With this application the user can create, edit, and format worksheets as well as work with formulas, forms, gadgets, and charts. Above all you can share the spreadsheets with other people working online.

7. Spread32

This is a small sized spreadsheet program that offers 256 columns x 65536 rows x 255 sheets. Some of its key features include multiple key sorting, freeze panes, and other many features. This application doesn't fit with large calculation, but its enough to accomplish many a small tasks.

8. Thinkfree cal

This Excel alternative works in conjunction with the company's web site. It is Java based and therefore compatible with most of the operating system - Windows, Mac OS, and Unix-like systems.
9. Zoho Sheets

Zoho Sheets are web based alternatives for Microsoft Excel. It also allow multiple users to work on a spreadsheet simultaneously.

10. KSpread

Essentially, this is a spreadsheet component are designed for the free KOffice suite that run on Unix-like operating systems. This application lacks most of features of commercial spreadsheet program like Excel, but encloses majority of the funcionalities in modern spreadsheet. The KSpread spreadsheet complex formulas, multiple sheets, formatting, graphs, scripting, conditional coloring, hyperlinks, etc. Microsoft Support Microsoft Office 2010 Support Microsoft Office 2013 Support

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Tips and Tricks for Connect a system DNS in Microsoft FrontPage

This post provide Microsoft office support for how to connect System DNS in Microsoft FontPage 200.In Microsoft FrontPage® 98, you had to set up a System Data Source Name (DSN) - a named resource on your computer - to connect to a database. In FrontPage 2000, you define a FrontPage Database Connection to connect to a database. A FrontPage Database Connection is a series of properties that the FrontPage-based database features use to make a connection to ODBC-compliant databases, to read information from them, and to add information to them. Because of this new feature, a System DSN is no longer required for database access in FrontPage 2000. However, you can use a System DSN as one of the four types of FrontPage Database Connections.

To define a database connection:

1. On the Tools menu, click Web Settings, and then click the Database tab.
2. Click Add, and supply the necessary information.

Note You can also access the Web Settings dialog box while in Step 1 of the Database Results Wizard - one of the database interfaces in FrontPage. Click Use a new database connection, and then click Create.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Manually Set DocProperty Field Truncated

This post provide Microsoft Office support for set DocProperty Field Truncated After 127 Characters manually.


You can use the DocProperty field to insert the document information that you enter in the Properties dialog box (on the File menu, click Properties). The instruction in the DocProperty field code, Name, is whichever property you select. For example, if you select the Manager property, when you insert the DocProperty field in your document, the manager's name is displayed. To select a property, click Options in the Field dialog box (on the Insert menu

Follow the steps:

To Set a Custom Document Property
1. In a saved Word document, on the File menu, click Properties.
2. On the Custom tab, type (or select) a property name.
3. In the Value box, type the text for the custom property, and then click OK.

To Retrieve a Custom Document Property
1. In a saved Word document, on the Insert menu, click Field.
2. Under Categories, select Document Information.
3. Under Field names, select DocProperty, and then click Options.
4. On the Options tab, select the custom property you set in steps 2 and 3 of the "To Set a Custom Document Property" section of this article.
5. Click Add to Field.
6. Click OK to close the Field Options dialog box.
7. Click OK to close the Field dialog box.

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

How to recover a lost workbook

This Post provide Microsoft Office support for How to recover a lost workbook or a lost version of a workbook in Excel 2007 and in Excel 2003. If you delete, lose, save over, or do not save a Microsoft Office Excel 2007 or Microsoft Office Excel 2003 workbook, you may be able to recover it. Excel has an AutoRecover feature that automatically saves workbooks when you have an accidental loss of power or similar problems.

To see if the missing workbook exists, search for .xls files on your computer. To do this, follow the steps for your operating system.

Windows XP

1. Click Start, and then click Search.
2. In the Search Results window, click All files and folders.
3. In the All or part of the file name dialog box, type:
*.xls
4. Under Type of file, expand More advanced options, and then click All Files and Folders.
5. Click to select the Search system folders and the Search hidden files and folders check boxes, and then click Search.

Windows 2000

1. Click Start, click Search, and then click Find Files or Folders.
2. In the Search for files or folders named dialog box, type:
*.xls
3. Make sure that your primary hard disk, typically disk C, appears in the Look in dialog box, click to select the Include subfolders check box, and then click Search Now.

After the search, follow these steps:

1. Double-click a file in the Results list to open it in Excel and see if it is the version that you are missing.

Note If none of the .xls files in the Results list is the version that you are missing, go to the next step.
2. Repeat the search, but this time type:
*.xar
3. Double-click a file in the Results list to open it in Excel and see if it is the version that you are missing.

Note If none of the .xar files in the Results list is the version that you are missing, go to the next step.
4. On the desktop, double-click Recycle Bin to see if the workbook that you want is there. If the missing workbook is not located in any of these areas, the workbook is lost. To recover it, you must re-create it.

Friday, March 20, 2009

Microsoft Excel Backup Assistent

Today i am going to discuss and list Microsoft Office support tips for how to use Excel backup Assistant.The Backup Assistant is designed to help you make backup copies of your workbooks before you make changes to them. One of its most useful features is to prompt you to backup a file immediately after it is opened! Eliminate the worry about messing up a file and not having an up-to-date backup.

Do you have these problems:

* Important files that need to be routinely saved?
* Trouble remembering to backup important files/folders?
* Trouble remembering the directory of a backed up file?

The Backup Assistant can solve all of these problems and more!


To use, just select File/Backup Assistant to display the following dialog:
The first two options allow you to either backup the active file or to backup a group of files. The name of the active file is shown on the first option button. If you select the option to backup a group of files all of the files you have open are displayed in the selection list including hidden files like Personal.xls.

The second group of options allows you to select the destination directory. To use the option of a default backup directory you must first specify the directory by using the button "Set / Change Default Directory". If you use the option to select a directory you can either select a directory via a directory list or by a list of the past 30 directories you have selected via this option.

The checkbox immediately below the directory selection options allows you to have the backup files put in a subdirectory of the specified folder named "Backup YYYY MM DD" (example: Backup 2003 12 02) that is created if needed. This gives you the option to segregate your backups by day backed up.
The next set of options allows you to specify the file name. The first option saves the backup with the year month day hour and minute that the backup file was created. Other options allow you to specify a suffix or prefix or the file name that will be used

The last two checkboxes give you the option to prevent a file being over written without your approval and to save the current file before making the backup. The backup that is created is a copy of the workbook with all edits that have been done to it up to the point of backup. By saving the original file you insure that it and the backup are identical.

As you can see the Backup Assistant is completely menu driven. The menus are easy to follow and use. When you select options on the main dialog they are bolded so that you can easily see which ones are selected. And to help you learn how to use the features of the Backup Assistant, there is an exercise file to give you hands on practice. To open it, just select the Help/About button.

The Options button gives you the following choices:

* Creation of a quick access button
* Ability to turn-off the automatic prompt for backup when a workbook is opened.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Description of the Microsoft Office Word Viewer 2003

Microsoft has released a viewer for Microsoft Office Word 2003. The viewer allows you to open Microsoft Word documents on a computer where Word is not installed.

Word Viewer 2003 lets you open Word 2003 documents and documents that are created in all earlier versions of Microsoft Office Word for Windows and Microsoft Office Word for Macintosh. The following is a list of file formats that you can open by using the viewer:

* Rich Text Format (.rtf)
* Text (.txt)
* Web page formats (.htm, .html, .mht, .mhtml)
* WordPerfect 5.x (.wpd)
* WordPerfect 6.x (.doc, .wpd)
* Works 6.0 (.wps)
* Works 7.0 (.wps)
* Extensible Markup Language (.xml)

By using the viewer, you can view, print, and copy document contents to another program. However, you cannot make a change to a document that is open, save a document, or create a new document.

You cannot run macros or use Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) in any version of Word Viewer.

This download is a replacement for Microsoft Word 97 Viewer and all earlier versions of Microsoft Word Viewer.

Thursday, March 5, 2009

How to create a PDF from Microsoft Word Document

This post provide further information and Microsoft word support for creating a PDF from word document. Creating a PDF file from a Word document is simple. Yet many people are confused by how to accomplish the task. That’s because they’re looking in the wrong place for the option.

It seems logical that one would create a PDF by using the Save or Save As dialog boxes. But in reality, you’ll find the option to create a PDF file in the Print dialog box. This is where most, if not all, PDF creation tools allow you to create a PDF.

Create your PDF, follow these easy steps:

1. Click File
2. Select Print
3. In the Print dialog box, click the drop-down box listing your installed printers
4. Select your PDF creation software on the list (for example, if you’re using Adobe Acrobat, select Adobe PDF)
5. Click OK

If you’re using Adobe Acrobat, Acrobat will open once it has created your PDF file. If you’re using a different program, this may vary.

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Create a PivotTable or PivotChart report

To create a PivotTable or PivotChart report, you must connect to a data source and enter the report's location.This post provide Microsoft excel support tips to create pivot table.

1. Select a cell in a range of cells, or put the insertion point inside of a Microsoft Office Excel table.

Make sure that the range of cells has column headings.
2. Select the type of report to generate by doing one of the following:
* To create a PivotTable report, on the Insert tab, in the Tables group, click PivotTable, and then click PivotTable.

Excel displays the Create PivotTable dialog box.
* To create a PivotTable and PivotChart report, on the Insert tab, in the Tables group, click PivotTable, and then click PivotChart.

Excel displays the Create PivotTable with PivotChart dialog box.

Select a data source by doing one of the following:

Choose the data that you want to analyze

1. Click Select a table or range.
2. Type the range of cells or table name reference, such as =QuarterlyProfits, in the Table/Range box.

If you selected a cell in a range of cells or if the insertion point was in a table before you started the wizard, Excel displays the range of cells or table name reference in the Table/Range box.

Alternatively, to select a range of cells or table, click Collapse Dialog Button image to temporarily hide the dialog box, select the range on the worksheet, and then press Expand Dialog Button image.

Tip Consider using a table name reference instead of a range of cells, because rows added to a table are automatically included in the PivotTable report when you refresh the data.

Note If the range is in another worksheet in the same workbook or another workbook, type the workbook and worksheet name by using the following syntax: ([workbookname]sheetname!range).

Friday, February 20, 2009

How to Create a self-signing certificate

Because a digital certificate that you create isn't issued by a formal certificate authority, macro projects that are signed by using such a certificate are referred to as self-signed projects. Microsoft Office trusts a self-signed certificate only on a computer that has that certificate in your Personal Certificates store.

Follow the steps given below:

Steps to Windows Vista

1. Click the Start button, point to All Programs, click Microsoft Office, click Microsoft Office Tools, and then click Digital Certificate for VBA Projects. In the Your certificate's name box, type a descriptive name for the certificate.
2. When the certificate confirmation message appears, click OK.

To view the certificate in the Personal Certificates store, do the following:

1. Open Windows Internet Explorer.
2. On the Tools menu, click Internet Options, and then click the Content tab.
3. Click Certificates, and then click the Personal tab.

Steps to Windows XP

1. Click the Start button, point to All Programs, point to Microsoft Office, point to Microsoft Office Tools, and then click Digital Certificate for VBA Projects. In the Your certificate's name box, type a descriptive name for the certificate.
2. When the certificate confirmation message appears, click OK.

To view the certificate in the Personal Certificates store, do the following:

1. Open Windows Internet Explorer.
2. On the Tools menu, click Internet Options, and then click the Content tab.
3. Click Certificates, and then click the Personal tab.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Microsoft Word 2003 Normal.dot file document problem

Microsoft Word has encountered a problem and needs to close. We are sorry for the inconvenience. After a document named Normal.dot is placed in the User or Workgroup templates folder and you try to start Word 2003, you may receive the error message. This behavior may occur if the global template (Normal.dot) is actually a Word document named Normal.dot. When Word attempts to use the document as its default global template, you receive the error message.

Click 'Yes' on the message that follows the error message: 'Word has detected a problem with the existing normal.dot. Would you like to create a new normal.dot?'.

A Word document (.doc) renamed with a Word template (s.dot) extension does not open in Word because template files contain a file format that is different from that of document files.

To resolve this issue:
1) Click 'Yes' on the message that follows the error message: 'Word has detected a problem with the existing normal.dot. Would you like to create a new normal.dot?'.
2) After you do this, a new Normal.dot template file is created and Word starts as expected.

I hope that It help you to fix microsoft word problems with normal.dot file.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

How to recover a lost file in Word 2007 or in Word 2003

This post provide support for Microsoft Office Word documents can be lost in certain situations. For example, the document may be lost if an error occurs that forces Word to quit, if you experience a power interruption while you are editing, or if you close the document without saving changes.

This post discusses steps that you can use to try to recover the lost document.

Notes
• The whole document may be lost if you have not recently saved the document. If you have saved your document, you may lose only the changes that you made since the last save.
• Some lost documents may not be recoverable. Use the following methods in the order that they appear, as appropriate for your situation.
• Because there are several versions of Microsoft Windows, the following steps may be different on your computer. If they are, see your product documentation to complete these steps.

Search for the original document
1. Click Start, and then click Search.
2. Click All files and folders in Search Companion on the left side of Microsoft Windows Explorer.
3. In the All or part of the file name: box, type the file name that you want to find.
4. In the Look in box, click My Computer, and then click Search.
5. If the results pane does not contain the file, continue with the following steps to search for all Word documents.
6. In the All or part of the file name: box, type *.doc, and then click Search.

If the results pane box does not contain the file, view the Recycle Bin. To view the Recycle Bin, follow these steps:
1. On the desktop, double-click Recycle Bin.
2. On the View menu, click Details.
3. On the View menu, click Arrange Icons by, and then click Date Deleted.
4. Scroll through the files.

If you find the document that you are looking for, right-click the document, and then click Restore.
  1. This returns the document to its original location.
  2. Search for Word backup files
  3. If the Always create backup copy setting is selected, there may be a backup copy of the file.

To locate the Always create backup copy setting, perform one of the following actions:
• In Microsoft Office Word 2007, click the Microsoft Office Button, click Word Options, and then click Advanced. The Always create backup copy setting is in the Save section.
• In Microsoft Office Word 2003, click Options on the Tools menu. The Always create backup copy setting is on the Save tab.


To find the backup copy of the file, follow these steps:
1. Locate the folder where you last saved the missing file.
2. Search for files that have the .wbk extension.

If there is not a .wbk file located in the original folder, follow these steps to search the computer for any .wbk files:
a. Click Start, and then click Search.
b. Click All files and folders in Search Companion on the left side of Windows Explorer.
c. In the All or part of the file name: box, type *.wbk.
d. In the Look in box, click My Computer, and then click Search.

If you find any files that have the name 'Backup of' followed by the name of the missing file, follow these steps:
a. Start Word.
b. Perform one of the following actions:
• In Word 2007, click the Microsoft Office Button, click Open, click All Files *.* in the Files of type box, locate and select the file, and then click Open.
• In Word 2003, click Open on the File menu, click All Files *.* in the Files of type box, locate and select the file, and then click Open.