How do I use Word 2007's Equation Builder to create a combination of subscripted and normal size characters? [more inside]
How do I stop Word 2000 (Windows) from displaying field codes constantly? [more inside]
Is it possible to trim Vista Breadcrumb sections so that the breadcrumb bar doesn't clip off most of the path in long titles? I.e. anything over say, 10 characters gets cropped, so that long paths can be shown? Also, is there a way to fix the glitchy second row of tabs in firefox? I want the second row of tabs to have the same height as the first, so that graphics don't go all screwy.
Is there an actual name for the "Start Menu" user interface element in Vista? It also shows up in Office 2007 and holds all the "Open, Save As . . ." file operations. [more inside]
Can you help me figure out Microsoft Word 2007's settings to meet some very precise requirements for page number formatting? [more inside]
You want to see this e-mail with attachment? Ok, let me go check out your external drive for no reason before I fetch it.
Why does Microsoft Outlook insist on spinning up my external hard drive before letting me see any e-mail with attachments? [more inside]
I have a macro that takes an un-styled document, and tries to put text into the right styles based on what its formatting is. But, if the document already has some scheme of styles, the macro doesn't work very well. So, I would like to transform a Word document into an un-styled version of itself-- but one that retains ALL of the original formatting (italics, small caps, font size, spacing). What would be the most correct way to do this? I have Word 2003 (which the macro needs) and 2007, as well as Word 2008 for Mac. Also-- HTML doesn't work, as it doesn't retain small caps.
My XP takes too long to shut down & boot up. What could be causing it? [more inside]
How do I inline an image an Outlook 2007? [more inside]
I am trying to configure a Sharepoint server's Shared Services Provider, but the Web Applications list is not being populated. [more inside]
How best to use search folders with categories to search through Gmail-style tags, in Outlook? [more inside]
What's the cheapest way to get a legit license for MS 2003 Server? [more inside]
Can I use Excel to loop through lists of names and sum up numbers for each name, without having to define the cell ranges that correspond to each name? [more inside]
How can I conditionally format an entire row in Excel based upon the data in one of the columns in that row?
How can I conditionally format an entire row in Excel 2007 based upon the contents of a particular column in that row? [more inside]
If MS buys Yahoo, where should I take my del.icio.us and flickr accounts to? [more inside]
Stocks 101: Why did Microsoft's bid 'cause Yahoo stock prices to jump? [more inside]
In Microsoft Visual SourceSafe 2005, on the "Open SourceSafe Database" dialog, is there any way to have the "Open this database next time I run Visual SourceSafe" checkbox unchecked as the default? [more inside]
Where can I find an original Microsoft Natural Ergonomic Keyboard? [more inside]
Has anyone ever been fired for choosing Microsoft? [more inside]
Office 2007 (Professional Plus) filter: Why are the Ribbon and other program icons/interface disproportionately stretched? [more inside]
Anyone know where one could find a free-to-use font for POSTNET barcodes and the new Intelligent Mail Barcodes? I can do my own encoding, but my supervisor wants the fonts installed for Microsoft Word. Any help is much appricated. :)
I've just bought a Microsoft Wireless Entertainment Keyboard 7000, which comes with the matching mouse (8000). It works great with my Windows XP computer, as long as the computer is on. Once I switch the computer off and attempt to restart, the Bluetooth connection is lost and the computer won't start, citing the lack of a keyboard as the reason. Only by repeatedly fiddling and resynching can I get the computer started up. Can anyone suggest how I bond these three devices in permanent holy matrimony?
Help me better use MMC (Microsoft Management Console) for server maintenance tasks. [more inside]
Is there a way to use a google calendar and outlook exchange without completely mixing the two and can they be synced differently on different computers?
Is there a way to use a google calendar and outlook exchange without completely mixing the two and can they be synced differently on different computers? [more inside]
IIS 6.0 Replication/Failover Software Suggestion/Recommendations ? [more inside]
What DBA certification should I pursue? MS, Oracle, something else? [more inside]
Basic web development for a non-technical user? [more inside]
Help me with my mid-career freak out: should I change directions and move into the exciting world of computer networking? [more inside]
Any particular reason a company would not allow access to MS Exchange via Outlook and/or cell phone only allow access via Outlook Web Mail? [more inside]
Word 2007 - How do I create keyboard shortcuts that include the Tab character? [more inside]
Why does it take forever (well, almost a minute) for the first message to open in Outlook (2002)? [more inside]
Emergency Tech Support: Microsoft Word 2004 for Mac has suddenly become unable to save a document. It says "Too many files are open. Please close a window." Then "Saving the autorecovery file is postponed." Then "Too many files are open. Please close a window." Then "Word has insufficient memory. Would you like to save your document as Rescued Document X?" Nothing works. There's plenty of hard drive space. There are no other open documents. What's going on? [more inside]
I want to get my father "Microsoft Flight Simulator X" for Christmas and would like advice for which controllers (wheels, yokes, pedals, etc.) to buy for it. I don't know anything about flight controls or flight sims, but I'd like to get him the most authentic setup possbile. [more inside]
Help me send the Microsoft Word Thesaurus the way of the Stegosaurus, Tyrannosaurus, and Brontosaurus: to extinction.
Is there any way to improve the thesaurus in Microsoft Word? (Or for that matter, recommend another word processor with a better thesaurus.) I'm willing to pay, even. [more inside]
Can Microsoft put anything negative on my credit history if I owe them $8.30 for a month of unpaid Xbox Live Gold membership? [more inside]
How do I import a draft class with real names into Madden 2007 on the Xbox 360? [more inside]
Is it possible to download Word off an XP disk without reinstalling XP in its entirety? [more inside]
How do you use OneNote? [more inside]
Microsoft Word woe -- I have Word for the Mac (2002) version....Anyway, everytime I open up a cover letter with a previous date, it automatically updates the date. I have checked all the auto format settings and I suspect it has something to do with a macro. But when I go into using some sorta macro, it asks me to install visual basic...I get a bit more confused at this point...anybody else have this trouble with dates?
How do I solve this annoying Vista bug? About 10% of the time when I open a file browser dialog from within a program (save as, open file, etc.) the program immediately closes. No error, no warning, the program is just gone. I have not been able to find a solution with google. [more inside]
I'm currently writing a novel. Should I use LaTex instead of MS Word? [more inside]
MacBook + Exchange + Air Force = trouble? [more inside]
Weird blinking options problem in Outlook 2003. [more inside]
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]
How can I make Microsoft Word's Find-and-Replace feature work properly with regular expressions when Track Changes is on? [more inside]
MSWordFilter: Why is my only save option "Save as Web Page"? [more inside]
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??
Should be simple to insert a "text field" in a form template in Word 2007. Why isn't it? [more inside]
Can I/how do I make a field in Microsoft Word where the text disappears when you click into it? [more inside]
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!