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Excel Add-Ins: How to find and use them

Excel Add-Ins: How to find and use them

Windows January 12, 2019 at 10:40 pm 0 comments

Excel Add-Ins are similar to smart phone apps and graphic plug-ins. That is, they are separate applications written by independent programmers that provide enhanced capabilities for the primary software. You can get Add-Ins for Word, PowerPoint, and other popular programs as well. Most Add-Ins are either free or have aRead More

Best PDF editors: Reviewed and rated

Best PDF editors: Reviewed and rated

Windows January 12, 2019 at 5:21 pm 0 comments

Though it’s nearly 25 years old, the PDF may be more useful than ever in our increasingly multi-device, cross-platform world. Much of the time you can get by with a free PDF reader to review and comment on these files. But inevitably, particularly in a business setting, you’ll need toRead More

How to create an image backup in Windows 10 and restore it, if need be

How to create an image backup in Windows 10 and restore it, if need be

Windows January 12, 2019 at 4:19 pm 0 comments

How do you recover from a dead internal hard drive or SSD? Or if Windows becomes so messed up it’s useless or even unbootable? You can always reinstall Windows from scratch. But after that you must reinstall all of your programs, and then reconfigure everything. But if you have aRead More

How to create and use custom forms in Word

How to create and use custom forms in Word

Windows January 12, 2019 at 9:29 am 0 comments

It’s a lot easier to create custom forms in Word than you might think and, certainly, much easier than it was many years ago. Under the Developer tab, Microsoft provides nine Content Controls, 12 ActiveX Controls, three Legacy Controls, and three Legacy Form features. In Microsoft Word, Controls are pre-programmedRead More

How to erase specific autosuggested URLs from Chrome, Firefox, and IE

How to erase specific autosuggested URLs from Chrome, Firefox, and IE

Windows January 12, 2019 at 6:14 am 0 comments

A big part of my job is doing research online. That means from time to time the autocomplete function in my browser’s address bar gets filled with mistyped URLs and sites I visited once but never will again. If you’ve ever spent a boring night surfing around the web chancesRead More

Amazon Kindle or Kindle Fire: How to remove ads and Special Offers

Amazon Kindle or Kindle Fire: How to remove ads and Special Offers

Windows January 12, 2019 at 3:44 am 0 comments

If your Kindle has ads or “Special Offers” showing onscreen, it’s because you made a deal. You chose to save money on your Kindle’s purchase price by accepting the “With Special Offers” discount. It seemed like a good idea at the time, but now you’re sick of the ads. TheRead More

Browse safely with Windows Device Application Guard

Browse safely with Windows Device Application Guard

Windows January 12, 2019 at 2:38 am 0 comments

Windows 10 contains a hidden, free Web browser called Windows Device Application Guard (WDAG) for secure browsing. Here’s how to use it, and what it can and can’t do.

How to stop Windows Update from ruining your life

How to stop Windows Update from ruining your life

Windows January 12, 2019 at 1:30 am 0 comments

Microsoft’s Windows 10 Windows updates can kick in at the worst times. But if you use Windows’ built-in settings, you should be able to make them manageable.

CrashPlan alternatives: What home users can do, from staying put to exploring other services

CrashPlan alternatives: What home users can do, from staying put to exploring other services

Windows January 12, 2019 at 12:21 am 0 comments

It’s really happening: CrashPlan is closing its personal backup service completely—yes, parent company Code42 is shutting down the servers—on October 23, 2018. If you’re still clinging to your CrashPlan account, now’s the time to figure out your next move. We’ll walk you through the major options. For full details, goRead More

Excel’s top 12 most popular formulas with examples

Excel’s top 12 most popular formulas with examples

Windows January 11, 2019 at 11:11 pm 0 comments

Excel has over 475 formulas in its Functions Library, from simple mathematics to very complex statistical, logical, and engineering tasks such as IF statements (one of our perennial favorite stories); AND, OR, NOT functions; COUNT, AVERAGE, and MIN/MAX. The basic functions covered below are the top 12 most popular formulasRead More