A week ago a well intentioned doofus dropped my Asus N53S, Win7x64 Pro. She was a champ. Snapped the motherboard, but I safely extracted the harddrive. The venue of its demise bought me a Asus N76VX which has the dreadful Win 8, but 2 TB harddrive with lots of partition space. Is there any way I can "run" my old machine from its harddrive in an emulated Win 7 environment on this new beast? [more inside]
In Mac Word 2011 - When editing a block of existing text, with the insertion point at the end of newly typed word, using command-B or command-I seems to style the word preceding the insertion point, and that I just applied styles to, rather than turning the styles off for the word I am about to type. Can this behavior be altered? [more inside]
I sat on the phone with Microsoft support and they weren't able to help me. I've scoured the internet trying to find a solution to this problem and I'm just about ready to give up. Can Metafilter rise to the challenge? How do I stop Microsoft Excel from formatting numbers into scientific notation? No matter what I do, Excel keeps doing this. Please make it stop. See the youtube video I made explaining my problem (45 seconds). [more inside]
I have read that John Walkenbach's books are the de-facto standard for learning to use VBA in Microsoft Excel. I'd like to know what books are recommended to learn to use vba in other Office products - primarily Access, but also Word and Powerpoint. I'm more interested in books than in websites.
Microsoft advertises their "BlueTrack" mice as being able to work on almost any surface, with only a few exceptions (mirrors and glass, if I remember correctly). But mine works on almost no surface. [more inside]
I was just working on a proofreading file for hours. I closed it, thinking I had been saving it (I'm pretty sure I was saving it!). Then I went to email it , and it's nowhere to be found on my computer. I searched for it. I thought that if you don't save something it will be recovered when you open Word again, but nope. And I can't find it on my computer anywhere. Does anywhere have an idea where it could have gone and how/if I can get it back?! Thanks!
Curious if anyone is/was from Microsoft, I had an employee based question. [more inside]
So I upgraded from Microsoft Office Starter 2010 to Microsoft Office 2010. I uninstalled the Office Starter program. Then things went wrong. Please help! [more inside]
I currently don't have any version of Windows installed on my PC (it's a Mac). I would like to install Windows on a Bootcamp partition. I noticed that Microsoft has a special offer where they are selling a Windows 8 download for $40 through Jan. 31. That's a good price for me. The possible catch: Microsoft seems to be saying that I need to have an earlier version of Windows installed in order to use that download. I can't quite tell whether they are serious about this. Do I really need to have a preexisting Windows install to take advantage of the $40 Windows 8 offer? [more inside]
If I'm using Word for Windows, I can double click at the bottom of a page to create one big page. But if I double click at the bottom of a document inside Word on MacOS it opens up the footer prompt. Does Word for Mac have a similar "join pages" feature?
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]
How can I export MS Powerpoint to a Word document? [more inside]
Our small office uses a MS Access database daily for non profit work. The database is small enough where I'm not certain it warrants upgrading to SQL. Most of the work done in the database is remote (7 users total) so we are looking to move from a standalone PC w/remote access to the cloud. I would greatly appreciate any advice with regard to moving the DB to a cloud service provider that supports MS Access. One that is reliable, is relatively easy to admin e.g., backups and lastly, inexpensive.
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]
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.
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]
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?
How can I assign a command to a mouse button so that a .jpg will open in MSPaint? [more inside]
Estimate of how long it will take to develop an Access database. [more inside]
I have a job interview scheduled at Microsoft, at the Redmond campus. What should I wear? [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]
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]
How can I find and highlight non latin characters in a Microsoft Word? [more inside]
Help me set up my old computer for a new employee, and make this easier the next time. [more inside]
[Probably a dumb question filter] How can I shrink this Word file? It has no graphics. [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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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?
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!
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]
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]
Switching from Word for Mac 2004 to Word for Mac 2011. Formatting and compatibility issues. Really truly clueless. Help? [more inside]
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.
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]
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?
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]
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]
Help me remember a video game from my youth, part the Nth. [more inside]
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?
Converting MS Word files (2003, 2007 with images) into a dokuwiki easily? [more inside]
Excel issue. Tried looking on the internet, had no success. Can y'all help? Selecting and deleting multiple nonadjacent rows. [more inside]