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?
posted by Effigy2000
on Oct 16, 2012 -
Creating a letterhead in Microsoft Word and need to make the header and footer graphics join seamlessly. Im currently getting a separation line between the two. [more inside]
posted by Senor Cardgage
on Sep 5, 2012 -
I bought a Thinkpad through Gumtree (UK) last year and now Microsoft Office Professional Plus 10 is asking me for an authentication code. When I got the computer, windows had just been installed but I don't know if I got a trial version or a corporate version that was imaged onto the machine. Do I need to pay for an authentication code or is there a way to otherwise disable the authentication request message?
posted by parmanparman
on Aug 7, 2012 -
How can I assign a command to a mouse button so that a .jpg will open in MSPaint? [more inside]
posted by peacay
on Aug 4, 2012 -
I have a job interview scheduled at Microsoft, at the Redmond campus. What should I wear? [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Jul 23, 2012 -
Microsoft Access Training/Classes in New York City (Manhattan), or your best suggestion of online materials. [more inside]
posted by rosswald
on Jul 20, 2012 -
Outlook 2010 Filter - Why oh why do the changes I make to body portion of .oft email templates not save correctly? Woah not all at once now! [more inside]
posted by amazingstill
on Jun 27, 2012 -
[Probably a dumb question filter] How can I shrink this Word file? It has no graphics. [more inside]
posted by latkes
on May 24, 2012 -
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]
posted by DiscourseMarker
on May 9, 2012 -
Another question about a TV memory, but this time more definite. In Pirates of Silicon Valley
, was part of the Woz at HP scene edited out of releases after the original TNT debut? [more inside]
posted by WasabiFlux
on Apr 28, 2012 -
I am finally finishing my graduate degree and need to rescue my email from my school's Exchange servers. The IT department has been singularly unhelpful in their suggestions. [more inside]
posted by philosophygeek
on Apr 12, 2012 -
I have this
mouse, a "Microsoft Optical Mouse (Blue)". I need a replacement mouse, and I want it to be either another one of these, or sized and shaped as close to it as possible. Please help me find it! [more inside]
posted by StrikeTheViol
on Apr 2, 2012 -
Excel-Filter: I am using Excel 2011 (for Mac, if it matters). I want to create a simple X-Y chart of two columns. That's it. Should be simple. But I must be missing something. [more inside]
posted by vacapinta
on Mar 12, 2012 -
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]
posted by NikitaNikita
on Mar 8, 2012 -
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]
posted by Patbon
on Mar 5, 2012 -
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]
posted by Eiwalker
on Feb 22, 2012 -
Need help setting up a simple Access database. I'm trying to reconcile a bunch of inventory, which is all recorded in multiple Excel spreadsheets. I want to import all the Excel files into an Access database so I can match them up all at the same time. [more inside]
posted by smoothvirus
on Feb 22, 2012 -
What is the cost of developing a Microsoft Surface application? How many development hours might it take for a simple app? A more complex one?
posted by tronfunkinblo
on Feb 13, 2012 -
Any Microsoft Word wizards interested in helping out with a little find/replace question?
I have a document with hundreds of lines of text that begin like this:
"101 0 Music player.....
102 0 The interim...
103 0 Beneath the..."
I need to keep the first group of digits but remove that 0, so that the result looks like this:
"101 Music player.....
102 The interim...
103 Beneath the..."
One added dimension: that second digit is not always a 0; sometimes it's another digit.
Any thoughts? Thanks!
posted by kaboomer
on Feb 9, 2012 -
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]
posted by paleyellowwithorange
on Feb 5, 2012 -
I'm running OS X 10.7.2 and I need to access a Microsoft Dynamics CRM system. It won't work in FF, Safari or Chrome; it only wants IE. Of course, no versions of IE will work post-Lion (no more Rosetta). Is there any OS X native solution to this? [more inside]
posted by digitalprimate
on Feb 1, 2012 -
Switching from Word for Mac 2004 to Word for Mac 2011. Formatting and compatibility issues. Really truly clueless. Help? [more inside]
posted by greta simone
on Jan 18, 2012 -
X is to Apple in 2012 as Apple was to Microsoft in 2000.
Y is to Google in 2012 as Google was to Yahoo in 2000.
Solve for X and Y.
posted by unSane
on Jan 14, 2012 -
Microsoft Project Filter: Is there any way to tell Project to stop recalculating/updating a task's finish date whenever I modify the task's % Complete
column? [more inside]
posted by JPowers
on Jan 10, 2012 -
Help high school students learn computers and improve their resumes-I am looking for a basic microsoft office certification that my organization could buy and administer to students. Preferably it would have the training and test included. I was searching on the microsoft website and its very confusing. Any ideas?
posted by tessalations999
on Jan 4, 2012 -
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]
posted by komara
on Jan 2, 2012 -
I need to Auto BCC myself on all mail I send
through Outlook 2010 from one (and only one) of my Exchange accounts. How can I do this? [more inside]
posted by zarq
on Jan 2, 2012 -
Help me remember a video game from my youth, part the Nth. [more inside]
posted by LN
on Jan 1, 2012 -
I have about 200 separate Excel spreadsheets that I need to change one field in. There is a date in G4 that needs to be the same in each sheet. Is there way way to do this without opening, editing, and saving each sheet one at a time?
posted by keep it tight
on Dec 19, 2011 -
Excel issue. Tried looking on the internet, had no success. Can y'all help? Selecting and deleting multiple nonadjacent rows. [more inside]
posted by crush-onastick
on Dec 2, 2011 -
I'm trying to customize a default user profile in Windows 7 professional, with the intent of using it to create a mandatory profile. Microsoft requires the use of Sysprep. I am but an intern, and Sysprep confuses me. I can't get Sysprep to run with the command-line switches I need.
The SteadyState replacement saga continues... [more inside]
posted by UrbanEye
on Nov 16, 2011 -
I have a document in MS Word 2007 that includes a bunch of Mathtype (ver 6.7a) equations both inline and numbered. There are certain sections of text in my document that are magically changing from regular Times New Roman to a series of boxes (). A random number of the boxes have what appears to be a period directly underneath it. I can delete all the boxes and re-type in the text and references but after I save and close the document, when I open it back up, the boxes will be back in the same general area of the document but not necessarily exactly the same amount of text changed. [more inside]
posted by macfly
on Oct 26, 2011 -
An important, newly ISO-9001 standard form in my office is an Outlook template (*.oft) that we have to fill out. I use a Mac with Entourage. How do I fill out this form? [more inside]
posted by olinerd
on Oct 25, 2011 -
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]
posted by CelebrenIthil
on Oct 25, 2011 -
What are my options for using Microsoft Lync (formerly Office Communicator) on an iPhone? [more inside]
posted by Patbon
on Oct 4, 2011 -
I want to learn Visual Basic and Microsoft Access. Where do I start, what resources and special tricks can you recommend and how do i learn it quickly and efficiently?
posted by freddymetz
on Oct 2, 2011 -
How can I strip all manually-added formatting from some large Microsoft Word documents whilst retaining the basic heading structure (i.e. not
simply Clear Formatting)?
More generally what are some good resources for a graphic designer (who is fairly familiar with InDesign but who avoids Word like the plague) who needs to get to grips with Microsoft Word in a hurry? [more inside]
posted by puffmoike
on Oct 2, 2011 -
What patents does Microsoft own related to Android and where did those patents originate? [more inside]
posted by mullacc
on Sep 29, 2011 -
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]
posted by xarnop
on Sep 21, 2011 -
How can I find the average of multiple columns in excel without selecting each individual row that I want averaged? [more inside]
posted by gibbsjd77
on Sep 2, 2011 -
I am looking for an app for my iPad that allows me to save word documents from the Internet, open them and edit them preferably with a handwriting ability, on the iPad without having to filter them through googledocs or convert them to PDFs. I am basically looking to eliminate having to go through another normal computer from the process so that I can download, view and edit my class note outlines right in class on my iPad. Any app suggestions? I am willing to invest a bit of money in an app if it does what I want.
posted by RampantFerret
on Aug 16, 2011 -
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]
posted by Beardman
on Aug 15, 2011 -