Is there anything MS Excel does that LibreOffice doesn't that an undergrad econ major is likely to have to do? I am not asking about esthetics. I know one is prettier. Is there a crucial missing capability? Likewise Google Sheets. Anything important missing? Or, something that just works so differently as to be crazy making? [more inside]
So, I am finally giving up my last personal connection to Microsoft, my home PC running Windows 7 Home Premium, and switching to a really gorgeous iMac. Everything else in my life -- phone, tablet, watch, and laptop -- are already Apple. What preparations should I engage in while waiting for the new iMac to be delivered? And what do you recommend for smoothly getting my data (photos, documents, Quicken file, etc.) from my PC to my new Mac? And is there anything else you would advise I do as I make the transition? Many thanks.
According to this: But how will Bing Rewards be impacted?
Recovery partition doesn't work, and the machine didn't come with install discs (apparently this is a thing?). I have a valid product key and a semi-working OEM Windows installation, but can't seem to find a legit copy of the system software online, just sketchy .info sites. [more inside]
We've got some computers that run monitoring software that we'd like to remain visible. We also want to lock these computers so they require a password if someone wants to use the keyboard/mouse. Turning on the lock screen satisfies the second requirement, but not the first. Turning it off satisfies the first, but not the second... Does anyone know of anything that will do what we want?
I can't activate Office on a Mac because there is 'a temporary server issue'. [more inside]
I am trying to summarize a table of thousands of values into simple year ranges. It should be simple. So basically, there is a table that looks something like this: PIPE_PLR_Y MILES 1912 0.06 1914 0.48 1930 1.43 1942 1.32 1929 0.85 1925 2.00 1914 0.95 1929 0.42 ... The table has many, many values between about 1900 and today. I would like to make a table like this: Year_Range MILES 1900 - 1909 23.6 1910 - 1919 64.3 1920 - 1929 73.1 ... Again, I'm using Access 2010. Any help would be massively appreciated.
I use an ancient MS Natural Keyboard, but the main thing that's relevant here is the key mechanism. The Goog will show you models old and new. I recently took mine apart, cleaned the plastic parts with water, got it nice and clean (years of accumulated cookie crumbs, etc.) The problem is - now the keys are kind of stiff. For example, if I strike them at a slight angle, they don't depress as smoothly as before. The standard advice online is to clean a keyboard to prevent sticky keys, but I have the opposite problem. Is there some kind of lube/oil/spray I can use?
My sister has a WP8 phone, but she doesn't remember what Microsoft account she associated with when she first set it up. Is there any way, on the phone, to discover this?
IE-11 for Win7-64 rolled out yesterday, and it makes one of my favorite sites break. The site isn't mine and it isn't going to get fixed any time soon. [more inside]
I'm having problems with microsoft synctoy and would like advice on how to troubleshoot it or find an alternative. [more inside]
Microsoft Security Essentials Missing From System Tray. [more inside]
How do I fix this? I "imported" a table from a PDF (big mistake). In the pdf, the dates were formatted as AA-BB, where AA was the month and BB was the year. Excel interpreted that as AA is the month and BB is the day, and gave them all 2013 as the year. So now the date reads as 11-Jan instead of Jan 2011. I no longer have access to the original dataset because I only just noticed the mistake. I am using Excel 2010 on Windows.
Does this Visual Basic script do what it says? [more inside]
Advice for help on moving from MS Office Pro 2000 to 2010? [more inside]
How might I recover an Office 2010 product key from a Windows install now located on an external hard drive? [more inside]
I have a genuine copy of Windows 7 Ultimate which i have previously installed and activated through Microsoft. I wanted to reinstall Windows today but I've found the DVD has somehow been scratched and my DVD drive refuses to read the disc. If i download a copy of Windows 7 from BitTorrent and install it using my genuine CD key, will I get into any trouble? Will it even work? If not, what are my options?
I accidentally deleted my audio driver software on my XP machine. How can I remedy this? [more inside]
How can I assign a command to a mouse button so that a .jpg will open in MSPaint? [more inside]
Microsoft Access Training/Classes in New York City (Manhattan), or your best suggestion of online materials. [more inside]
Can I get this information from a site on Microsoft Silverlight into Excel? [more inside]
I am getting the following error when trying to save in .doc format in Microsoft Word 2011 for Mac (v. 14.2.0): "the save failed due to out of memory or disk space". I can open .docs, but can only save as .docx. This happens with brand new documents and old ones. [more inside]
Habitually editing while I write, want to try free-writing and getting it all out, having difficulty: can I temporarily disable my backspace key in Microsoft Word? [more inside]
I have a data set of user activity. It records every time an activity is completed by a user, with the date and user ID attatched. I need to tally up the number of times, by user, the user completes the activity on a unique day. [more inside]
When I save MS Word docs, a lot of my spacings between words are being eliminated. In just about every sentence, it happens at least once! To be clear, instead of something like "and the", it will say "andthe". Could it be a faulty flash drive? [more inside]
When uploading my files to the cloud, are they automatically encrypted before they leave my computer?
When uploading my files to major cloud services (Microsoft SkyDrive, Google Docs and Google Picasaweb), are they automatically encrypted before they leave my computer? [more inside]
Help me understand how to make a macro do what I want it to do - automatically select the relevant area instead of a previously recorded cell range. [more inside]
Help me remember a video game from my youth, part the Nth. [more inside]
Is there an acceptable alternative to the Microsoft Intellimouse? [more inside]
Microsoft Word 2010 doesn't seem to recognize some of my keyboard inputs. Maybe due to the language my keyboard is set. Can't figure how to customize or otherwise tell it that a [set keyboard shortcut] is already equated to a [set character]. [more inside]
Is there any online resource that functions like microsoft word that I can use to get my paper appropriately edited? Within the hour? [more inside]
How do I make MS Word (2008, for Mac) actually remove the author information when I save a document as a pdf? I am submitting a paper for blind review but can't expunge the author info. [more inside]
Help with default space formatting on Microsoft Office 2007. [more inside]
My Microsoft Setpoint (wireless optical) mouse isn't selecting properly anymore, especially text, but seems to work properly in every other way. [more inside]
Should I upgrade from Outlook 2003 or just keep using it forever? [more inside]
Outlook2007 sometimes refuses to send mail, produces no error messages. There doesn't seem to be any pattern, nor any obvious way to troubleshoot it. [more inside]
There has to be an answer for this, but I just can't figure it out. In Excel, I've got 5 columns (A-E). I need to return a list of values from column A if either column B or C equals 'foo', *and* if either column D or E equals 'bar'. What's the magical formula (or whathaveyou) that will make this happen? For bonus points, results need to appear on a separate tab than the source data. asking on behalf of mrs spinturtle, I personally have no idea what I'm talking about.
Why are emails sent from Exchange 2003 intermittently failing to be received at their destination with no error message? Could this have something to do with signatures added in Outlook? [more inside]
How do I create two sections with two different sets of page numbers in MS Word for Mac? [more inside]
Who is the actress in the Microsoft cloud computing commercial set at the airport? [more inside]
I just installed Office 2010, and now any time I want to print something, my computer defaults to sending the document to OneNote instead of to my USB-connected printer. Help! [more inside]
why can word 2004 no longer indent block quotes properly? [more inside]
I cannot find any explanation nor can I reproduce 'Error! Filename not specified.' being displayed in Outlook Web Access as shown to me in an HTML email. [more inside]
I'm looking for help with either SQL or with MS Reporting Services; not sure which, to be honest. I have a table of people (userID, username), a table of vegetable(s) each person bought (userID, vegatableID), and a table of fruit(s) each person bought (userID, fruitID). I'm trying to develop a report that has column A = name, column B = vegetables bought, and column C = fruits bought; I'm running into problems. [more inside]
I often write in several languages (French, Dutch, and English) and so I use multiple keyboard layouts (on Windows 7) and multiple editing languages (in Microsoft Office 2007). I find that when I have Word open and I change the keyboard setting in Windows (from US to US-International or vice-versa), Microsoft Word will change the editing language back to English (United States), Word's default language, no matter what other language (Dutch or French) I was working in at the time. [more inside]
Purchased MS Office 2010 Academic version yesterday. Exceeded 25 download attempts somehow. Is there another place I can download from? [more inside]
I want to add to the 'comment' functionality in Microsoft Word - what are my options ? [more inside]
Are there any halfway decent equivalents to Garageband that would work with a Microsoft computer? [more inside]
Microsoft is going to do BAD THINGS to my users' desktops when I release this month's patches. I could use some input from the hive mind on how to proceed. [more inside]
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