Ever seen someone spike a piece of paper—a paid invoice or a fulfilled meal order? In many settings, workers will literally impale a piece of paper onto a metal spike once they’ve finished with it, putting it in a safe place so they can refer to it later. Well, you can do the same thing […]
Tired of the Same Old Excel Color Scheme? Change it up! Update your application’s color scheme, when you’re using Excel 2007 or 2010.
If you need to enter the Zip code 02364 in your Excel spreadsheet, you’ll probably throw your hands up when Excel automatically changes the value to 2364. Your Zip code must have five digits, but by default Excel doesn’t display leading zeros. Here’s the solution: Create a custom number format with five digits. This custom […]
Draw attention to your text with compound paths (InDesign CS/CS2/CS3/CS4) Looking for a way to call attention to some text? Perhaps you want to enhance a drop cap or design a letter-based logo? You can create this sort of effect easily using the Compound Paths command in InDesign. To do so, type your text as […]
You work hard to design slides that grab and retain your audience’s attention, but if you have to redirect your audience, you might find they’re too captivated by your fantastic slides to refocus. If you take the time to turn off an overhead projector or to minimize your slideshow, you might lose your audience with […]
You’ve probably seen that Mac commercial where the “Mac” keeps trying to talk to “Vista,” but they keep getting interrupted for requests for permission to continue. As funny as “You’re coming to a sad realization: Cancel or Allow” is, working around Vista’s User Account Control (UAC) to perform many daily functions is no laughing matter. […]
If you haven’t heard of Delicious, today’s your lucky day. Lucky, because I’m introducing you to it, and it will change your life. What is Delicious? It’s an online bookmarking application. It was built for people like me who have 112 “favorites” on their laptop that are ESSENTIAL to their daily lives. But then your […]
I had a conversation with a co-worker today about some issues they were having with a kid reading “inappropriate material” on the web. Thus, a lesson on implementing parental controls with Vista is below. Parental Controls on a Domain If you want to use Parental Controls on a domain member Vista Ultimate computer, you need […]