Friday, October 30, 2009

Google Sidewiki for bloggers with accounts

This is really useful and simple. If you come across something to add to your blog, just write a note on the Sidewiki and in the same side panel, add the remark and the url to your blog.

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Be careful

Don't click on the "OK" button unless you have made a backup copy of your .pst file. The Ok button runs the process without further prompting. Always nice to have a backup just in case.

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Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Classnotes of the 28th October 2009 Access session


A welcome to all from the Monash University SDU class of the 28th October 2009. As I was teaching, I made some screenshots and wrote some notes. I’ve put them here.

I spoke of the free Microsoft online book – Microsoft Access 2000: Building Applications with Forms and Reports

I also mentioned the McFedries New Book: Microsoft Office Access 2007 Forms, Reports, and Queries


Wednesday, October 21, 2009

VBA Editor utilities

Working on an Excel VBA project for a client at the moment. Again, really relying on MZ-Tools for VBA to help write code. And Jim Rech's VBE Bookmarks utility sure makes bookmarks more useful than the standard VB IDE's Next Bookmark method.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Was this helpful?


Microsoft Office Help has got incrementally better, but over the generations, it can be two steps forward, one step back. The new Office 2007 look and feel pastel and themed colours of Help are pretty, the writing may be more lucid, the different font sizes / styles may be more appealing. But still, the Bookmark This feature in winhelp classic never returned (although Visual Studio Help has this) and now, you have multiple entries in the search results with no differentiation of which one is the interesting entry.

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Thursday, October 1, 2009

Quick Tips for Office 2007

Heading Numbering appears to be through a different user interface in Word 2007. This seems the easiest and direct:

  1. Write some text
  2. Apply Heading 1, 2 or 3 using Styles
  3. Click on one of the Headings e.g. pick a Heading 1 paragraph with the cursor
  4. Click on the Outline Numbering button in the toolbar and specifically choose Heading Numbering icon

Word Heading Numbering


Ending your Powerpoint Show without a Black Slide – it’s in the Office Button > Powerpoint Options

end with black slide