My Vista machine has some printer software installed on it that is interfering with any process involving film editing or conversion - can anyone give me some advice about how to fix this? [more inside]
posted by sleep_walker
on Nov 6, 2007 -
How can I make Microsoft Word's Find-and-Replace feature work properly with regular expressions when Track Changes is on? [more inside]
posted by Partial Law
on Oct 31, 2007 -
MS Excel Problem: CAN ANYONE PLEASE HELP?
I am a very average PC user having unable to open spreadsheets. I borrowed a copy of MS Office Professional from a friend, but it did not install Excel properly. I no longer have access to those installation CDs. Whenever I try to open a spreadsheet, it prompts me for the CD's. So I bought Excel 97, installed it fine, but still when I try o open a spreadsheet it automatically tries to open it with the XP Professional version... How so I get around this to just use the Excel 97 version now on my computer??
posted by writingjulie
on Oct 29, 2007 -
Should be simple to insert a "text field" in a form template in Word 2007. Why isn't it? [more inside]
posted by RavinDave
on Oct 21, 2007 -
Can I/how do I make a field in Microsoft Word where the text disappears when you click into it? [more inside]
posted by Lucie
on Oct 14, 2007 -
I'm looking for a way to place a browser window into a PowerPoint slide so that I can access web pages during my presentation and have them updated in real time.
I've played around a bit with LiveWeb, which has behaved a bit erratically, and am hesitating before plunking down money for something like T-Dog's PowerPoint Web Browser. It doesn't need to have terribly robust browser capabilities - an address bar, forward/backward buttons and a "refresh" button should suffice.
Anyway, I'd love to hear people's advice - the simpler, the better; I am a confirmed non-geek. If it matters (and I assume it does), I'm running Windows XP and PowerPoint 2003.
Thanks in advance for your answers to my first-ever Ask MeFi question!
posted by AngerBoy
on Oct 9, 2007 -
Microsoft provides this
for Windows users to strip metadata from MS Word files, but does not provide one for Mac Word users. Anyone know of a plugin/AppleScript or application that will do this on a Mac?
posted by eustacescrubb
on Oct 8, 2007 -
Ack! Word has suddenly forgotten my customized bullets-and-numberings settings - but the settings were four years old and I have no idea how to set them right again! [more inside]
posted by AthenaPolias
on Sep 27, 2007 -
Microsoft Remote Desktop for Mac 2.0 Beta is out.
But now I can't find the non-beta version that I know works. Where can I find it? [more inside]
posted by bartleby
on Sep 26, 2007 -
I have a Word merge document with merged variable info sandwiched around a preprinted area in which I want no text - is there a way to insert some sort of break on the page that says to Word "No matter how big section 1 is, don't start printing section 2 until this point"? Thanks for any help! [more inside]
posted by deliriouscool
on Sep 21, 2007 -
Any one know if you can limit MS's Foldershare app to only sync certain filetypes (say .mp3 only). I am trying to sync my music collection between 2 PC's but I've hit the 10000 file limit. These folders include the .jpg album covers that media player downloads when updating an album. I would rather sync just the .mp3 files and have each PC download the album art so I can stay under the 10000 file limit. Thanks.
posted by schleppo
on Sep 20, 2007 -
I'm thinking of putting my once-great anti-Microsoft advocacy website up for sale. But should I even bother? [more inside]
posted by CommonSense
on Sep 13, 2007 -
Copying files from one folder to another in XP Home SP2, fairly routine, right? Well, when I try to open the subfolders or access the files, "access is denied." [more inside]
posted by moonbird
on Sep 5, 2007 -
Why have Google and Microsoft shunned my web site? And why does Google's sitemap control panel think my robots.txt file is unreachable? [more inside]
posted by JDHarper
on Aug 27, 2007 -
Where can I find a map of Venice, Italy in Microsoft Pocket Streets 2002 format (.mps)? It's for a Dell Axim X50V (not smartphone, no GPS).
posted by Joleta
on Aug 26, 2007 -
OK, I'll put all of the relevant information below the cut, but the general issue is how do I convert a dotted quad IP address (xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx) to the integers stored in Microsoft ISA Server logs? [more inside]
posted by Ikazuchi
on Aug 10, 2007 -
Does anyone know how I can put a macron over the letter X in Microsoft word (using microsoft office 2007 currently). [more inside]
posted by uncballzer
on Aug 7, 2007 -
Sharepoint Filter: Does anyone know how to create fields/columns in MS Sharepoint lists where a field number will auto-increment based upon the field number in the previous record? It may be possible to use a calculated field but we've been running into some walls on that one.
posted by rlef98
on Aug 6, 2007 -
I see that Microsoft has quietly dropped IP networking over Firewire/1394 from Windows Vista. Is there any possible way to enable it, using third-party drivers or software?
posted by nervestaple
on Aug 4, 2007 -
I want to set up a system where Windows will watch a folder for any Office 2007 files and then automatically convert them into Office 2003/2004 files. [more inside]
posted by sammich
on Jul 26, 2007 -
I am building a new computer and was wondering if this setup seems good
I already have the OS, case/power supply, and video card
more details after break.
previously [more inside]
posted by DJWeezy
on Jul 18, 2007 -
Digital signatures in Word (currently using 2002). How to do this easily from the user's end but with some requirements that the selfcert.exe won't do (that I can tell)? [more inside]
posted by schnee
on Jul 13, 2007 -
I am building a new desktop pc for college and am going to leave it on 24/7 in my dorm room so i can just rdc into it from anywhere on campus (only until i get a mbp with leopard later on) Take a look at this hardware and see it everything looks ok.
also this system wil work with vista ultimate x64 right [more inside]
posted by DJWeezy
on Jul 11, 2007 -
How to use the new instant viewer feature on Microsoft mouses, without losing middle click functionality? [more inside]
posted by vegetableagony
on Jul 7, 2007 -
Is there anyone out there who can convert a .docx file into a PDF for me within the next few hours? [more inside]
posted by lemonfridge
on Jul 6, 2007 -
I need help writing a macro that will divide a 5000 row table into groups of 30 rows, and find the average of certain columns in each group. [more inside]
posted by beammeup4
on Jul 2, 2007 -
Microsoft Word Training Filter: Can anyone recommend any good, comprehensive online training courses for Microsoft Word 2007. Bonus points for: free or cheap. [more inside]
posted by Zinger
on Jun 26, 2007 -
I am a self-taught computer geek - and I want to take and pass the MCSE. Have you got any tips? [more inside]
posted by jimmyhutch
on Jun 15, 2007 -
Our organization's MS Outlook out of office assistant is not working for e-mails received from outside the organization. Why is this and is there a way to fix it? [more inside]
posted by ijoyner
on Jun 15, 2007 -
I'm not so good with the computer. The info on a program I want to run says: "Run from the Command Line." What is a command line, and how do I find this mythical place? [more inside]
posted by wtfwjd?
on Jun 11, 2007 -
Where can I buy (or otherwise acquire) a legit copy of Windows 98 SE these days? [more inside]
posted by phaded
on Jun 11, 2007 -
WindowsFilter: Please help me find examples or reports that state that it is recommended / required that machines running Windows be rebooted from time to time. [more inside]
posted by Industrial PhD
on May 18, 2007 -