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Snipping Tool (Windows 7) – how to use it to screencapture dropdown menus and other tips

Recently, I had to screencapture some Windows 7 screens for training materials. Frustratingly enough, the screencapture tool, Snipping Tool, didn’t seem to capture the dropdowns but it does, it is just a matter of knowing the trick! To Find the Snipping Tool (and pin it to your menu for ease of access) Click on the Windows menu button(In the box ‘Search programs and files’ begin ...

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The death of IE6

If you haven’t been following all of the IE6 news of late, Youtube seems to be the most recent site to discontinue support for IE6:http://tinyurl.com/mpmu5y Mashable says that in order for the web to progress, IE6 must go (and briefly explains the major issues with IE6):http://mashable.com/2009/07/16/ie6-must-die/ …and if you really hate IE6, you can always join the death to IE6 movement. 😉http://iedeathmarch.org/

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Little excel tips: display no value for zero, automatically add date

So, you’re totalling a formula up (such as a sum) and you do not want the value to display as 0 (i.e., zero). In my case, some people will use the spreadsheet online, while others will print it out. For those who print it, I want the total column to appear blank (but it is not!) so that they can manually print in their calculations ...

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Microsoft ends live search book & academic products

Hmmm….. ———————– From Microsoft’s Live Search blog: “Today we informed our partners that we are ending the Live Search Books and Live Search Academic projects and that both sites will be taken down next week. Books and scholarly publications will continue to be integrated into our Search results, but not through separate indexes.” Full blog posting at: http://tinyurl.com/5333gq

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Internet Explorer 8 in Beta (IE8)

It sounds like Microsoft is continuing to head down the path to standards compliancy… http://blogs.computerworld.com/web_standards_in_ie_8 and a quick overview of some of the new features on the way (webslices looks amazingly like snapshots, which provides a little rollover live popup of a page as used on this website…. hmmmm…) http://blogs.computerworld.com/five_things_youll_love_or_hate_about_ie8 I won’t be testing IE8 as I gave up on IE around 5. Thank goodness ...

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Microsoft to push out IE7 with next windows update

Microsoft has warned corporate administrators that it will push a new version of Internet Explorer 7 their way next month, and it has posted guidelines on how to ward off the automatic update if admins want to keep the older IE6 browser on their companies’ machines. Beginning Feb. 12, the new IE7 package will be put into the WSUS pipeline as an Update Rollup package. ...

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