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Name-that-old-video-game, part the Nth

Help me remember a video game from my youth, part the Nth. [more inside]
posted by LN on Jan 1, 2012 - 6 answers

Excel is the death of me!

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 - 10 answers

word to wiki importing?

Converting MS Word files (2003, 2007 with images) into a dokuwiki easily? [more inside]
posted by lattiboy on Dec 2, 2011 - 4 answers

Excel for People who don't know anything

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 - 18 answers

How can I find an alternative to Microsoft IntelliMouse?

Is there an acceptable alternative to the Microsoft Intellimouse? [more inside]
posted by Elminster of Labor on Nov 16, 2011 - 10 answers

How to customize a default user profile in Windows 7. Part of a continuing SteadyState-replacement saga.

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 - 2 answers

Microsoft Word replacing text at random

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 - 2 answers

How do I open and fill out an .oft template in Entourage?

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 - 3 answers

Word won't type my square brackets and more!

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 - 5 answers

Lync my iPhone

What are my options for using Microsoft Lync (formerly Office Communicator) on an iPhone? [more inside]
posted by Patbon on Oct 4, 2011 - 3 answers

Microsoft Access and VBA

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 - 8 answers

How can I clean up a stack of Microsoft Word documents?

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 - 11 answers

Looking for details on Microsoft's Android patents

What patents does Microsoft own related to Android and where did those patents originate? [more inside]
posted by mullacc on Sep 29, 2011 - 12 answers

How can I edit my paper without word?!

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 - 9 answers

How can I find the average of multiple columns in excel without selecting each individual row that I want averaged?

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 - 8 answers

Best apps for saving and editing word docs on iPad?

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 - 6 answers

How to disappear completely.

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 - 12 answers

Is it wise to install Windows server updates without restarting?

Is it wise to install Windows server updates without restarting? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 10, 2011 - 12 answers

Best practices for MSSQL off-site backup?

What's the smartest way to keep regular backups of Microsoft SQL Server databases stored remotely? [more inside]
posted by odinsdream on Aug 6, 2011 - 2 answers

How do I make this shape in Powerpoint?

How do I do this in Powerpoint? [more inside]
posted by educatedslacker on Jul 26, 2011 - 4 answers

Help me number my diss

In Microsoft Word (2008 for Mac), how do I get the first page number of each section to be centered at the bottom, and the subsequent page numbers to be in the top right-hand corner? [more inside]
posted by Beardman on Jul 12, 2011 - 7 answers

Excel Formula for First Instance of Something in Row, Then Top Value in That Column?

Excel question (debt management/budgeting): what formula gets me the first instance of something in a row, and then how I can pull the date from the top of that column? More inside. [more inside]
posted by WCityMike on Jun 23, 2011 - 8 answers

Help with Microsoft Word 2007 Space Formatting

Help with default space formatting on Microsoft Office 2007. [more inside]
posted by dbirchum on Jun 17, 2011 - 4 answers

A sticking point re: carets

The "caret" or "insertion point" is the blinking " | " symbol that indicates where typed text will appear. Does anyone know how to modify it? [more inside]
posted by foursentences on Jun 16, 2011 - 11 answers

Propriety software as quality of life issue

I'm being interviewed for a job as a VB.NET programmer. I have a good chance of getting it, despite all my past experience being with Java/Perl/Python/C. I'm somewhat of an Open Source ideologue, and hate the idea of using Microsoft technologies, which strike me as not only technically inferior and frustrating to work with, but on the wrong side of history. I'm looking for other options, but assuming they don't come through before I'm given an offer will I regret taking it? Doesn't Microsoft itself consider VB deprecated? To what extent are the other .NET languages (C#) better? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 12, 2011 - 17 answers

Even Eudora c. 1994 could do this! Come on, Outlook 2007...

Outlook 2007 rule to filter messages based on whether it was sent to a specific group of people? HOW? [more inside]
posted by buckaroo_benzai on Jun 10, 2011 - 9 answers

iPad / Playbook connect to Microsoft server

How can I see the files on a network server (Server 2003) on my iPad or Playbook? [more inside]
posted by bright77blue on Jun 10, 2011 - 10 answers

Mouse hell

My Microsoft Setpoint (wireless optical) mouse isn't selecting properly anymore, especially text, but seems to work properly in every other way. [more inside]
posted by dhartung on May 12, 2011 - 2 answers

Best practice in implementing a two-part unique identifier?

Best way to implement a two-part unique identifier in Access? [more inside]
posted by jsturgill on May 9, 2011 - 14 answers

Reading Tag Barcodes

Is there a way to read Microsoft Tag barcodes with a computer program? I don't own a smartphone but I'd still like to be able to use them when I come across them.
posted by flatluigi on May 6, 2011 - 0 answers

Looking for a tablet for video, word and and pdfs. Not an iPad.

Looking for a tablet-like media device that plays ripped DVDs, and easily saves and views PDFs and Word docs to take with me travelling. Fitting in a small carry bag would be great as well. Difficulty: Not an iPad. [more inside]
posted by evadery on Apr 26, 2011 - 26 answers

Upgrade from Outlook 2003 or no?

Should I upgrade from Outlook 2003 or just keep using it forever? [more inside]
posted by mono blanco on Apr 21, 2011 - 8 answers

Outlook Notification?

In Microsoft Outlook 2007, how do I set up a notification when a contact is available? [more inside]
posted by jaseaco on Apr 21, 2011 - 3 answers

Microsoft, leave my Gmail alone.

A while ago, my Gmail account notified me of suspicious activity. The IP that accessed my account seems to be from Microsoft. [more inside]
posted by clearlydemon on Apr 12, 2011 - 16 answers

Changing hosts without changing Microsoft e-mail servers

Question about transferring hosting service without disrupting Microsoft e-mail. [more inside]
posted by Victorvacendak on Mar 24, 2011 - 4 answers

Outlook randomly refuses to send some messages with no apparent reason why...

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]
posted by jenkinsEar on Mar 24, 2011 - 6 answers

Good help forum for Office 2010?

Can anyone recommend a good, well-trafficked forum for Microsoft Office (particularly 2010) questions? Seems like this should be eminently Googleable, but maybe because there are so many of them, I'm not finding the one that is the one. Thanks!
posted by The Dutchman on Mar 19, 2011 - 7 answers

stymied by excel

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.
posted by spinturtle on Mar 17, 2011 - 6 answers

Help this absent-minded person recover (or not need) his password.

How can I view an old Microsoft Word document that is password protected, when I cannot remember the password? [more inside]
posted by khelvan on Mar 9, 2011 - 13 answers

How to sort data WITHIN a cell in Microsoft Excel 2007 on Windows?

How to sort data WITHIN a cell in Microsoft Excel 2007 on Windows? [more inside]
posted by bottlebrushtree on Mar 5, 2011 - 7 answers

Examining 300 MS Word documents, looking for shortcuts

How would one go about the task of recording the word-counts of hundreds of MS Word documents? Is this something that could be automated? [more inside]
posted by cac on Feb 24, 2011 - 4 answers

Excel 2003 Page Break/Print Area Q

Microsoft Excel 2003 Question: Can I manually set the Page Breaks in Page Break Preview, and THEN print the document so that each manually set page will fill the entire printed sheet of paper? [more inside]
posted by ThePinkSuperhero on Feb 1, 2011 - 3 answers

Please share the secrets of the Microsoft interview process.

Do you work at Microsoft? Please share the secrets of the Microsoft interview process. Because it's not working for me. [more inside]
posted by Cool Papa Bell on Jan 27, 2011 - 29 answers

Can I repeat data from one record on all records in a mail merge?

Looking for a word/excel mail merge trick that may not exist. Basically, what I'm looking to do is put information from the header row itself into the merge document so that it appears in the merge for each other record. [more inside]
posted by robverb on Jan 27, 2011 - 4 answers

Oh where, oh where have my emails gone?

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]
posted by talkingmuffin on Jan 24, 2011 - 13 answers

Name the actor in this Windows 7 commercial

Who is the actor in this Microsoft Windows 7 "To the Cloud" Windows 7 tv commercial?
posted by theperfectcrime on Jan 23, 2011 - 4 answers

How do I create two sets of page numbers?

How do I create two sections with two different sets of page numbers in MS Word for Mac? [more inside]
posted by arveale on Jan 22, 2011 - 3 answers

Data connections btwn Access 2002 and SharePoint 2007, how do they work?

I need to pretty quickly get up to speed on how to integrate an Access database with SharePoint. I know Access well, but I don't know SharePoint at all and don't understand how data connections work. The really fun part: I have Access 2002. [more inside]
posted by desjardins on Jan 11, 2011 - 8 answers

What actress has her head in the clouds?

Who is the actress in the Microsoft cloud computing commercial set at the airport? [more inside]
posted by inturnaround on Jan 9, 2011 - 7 answers

Zune on a Macbook?

Help! I had a Zune. Then I got a Mac. What do I do now? [more inside]
posted by alona on Dec 19, 2010 - 5 answers

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