Temporary Office Files

What are those files with a wiggly character at the beginning? You may have noticed that you have some – or even many – files on your computer that start with the “~” character (the character between the quotes, that is). These are likely to be found in your “My Documents” folder amongst your other …
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Buying Office 2013

Have Microsoft released a product they don’t want us to buy? Years ago it was usual to buy Microsoft Office “bundled in” with a new computer. You acquired the package cheaper than buying it separately but it was only licensed for that specific computer: you couldn’t transfer it to a new computer later on. Fair …
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Styles in Microsoft Word – an Introduction

When Microsoft released Office 2007, the new “ribbon” caused a fair amount of consternation The ribbon is the band at the top of the screen that contains icons grouped by function. Depending on the program (Word, Excel, PowerPoint etc), there are several sets of these bands, collected into named “Tabs” (eg Insert, View). I remember …
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