Fix Microsoft Word has Stopped Working

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I recently installed Microsoft Office on a Windows machine and everything worked fine for a few days, but all of a sudden when I open Word, I get the following error message: Microsoft Word has stopped working It then gives me the option to check online for a solution or to close the program. After […]

Fix The Printer Spooler Service Terminated Unexpectedly

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Last week, I went to print a Word doc from my computer and was a little surprised to see that there were no printers in the Print dialog box! So then I decided to go to Control Panel, Printers and Faxes and was even more surprised to see that it was completely empty! I clicked […]

Turn on Windows Tablet PC Components in Windows

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If you own a tablet PC, you have available to you a set of interface applications and features not available to regular PC users. Some of these features include handwriting recognition and Windows Journal. Learn how to turn on Windows Tablet PC Components in Windows 7/8/10. What are Tablet PC Components? Tablet PCs are notebook […]

How to Connect Xbox 360 to Windows PC

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If you have an Xbox 360 console, you can easily share all the pictures, videos and music stored on your computer with your console. This is nice if you have your Xbox connected to your huge flat-panel TV and want to show your family and friends home videos or pictures. Depending on what operating system […]

How to Reset or Unfreeze an iPad

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Previously, I wrote up a popular post on how to reset or unfreeze a frozen iPod, which happens a lot! It’s clocking in over 500 comments so far! Now with the iPad out, you might run into the problem of your iPad becoming unresponsive or frozen! This can happen in different ways, such as one […]

Use Excel to Figure Out an Effective Interest Rate from a Nominal Interest Rate

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Among Excel’s more popular formulas, the EFFECT formula is often used by financial professionals to figure out an effective interest rate from a nominal interest rate. Also called annual percentage rate (APR) and annual percentage yield (APY), Excel makes it easy to calculate effective mortgage, car loan, and small business loan interest rates from the […]

AutoFit Column Widths and Row Heights in Excel

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Excel’s grid-like appearance can seem static at times without the possibility of creating customized interfaces to match the needs of the data stored in a worksheet. Although this is true to some extent, Microsoft has built into Excel the ability to instantly customize column widths and row heights to match the size of the data […]

How to Connect a Projector to a Windows PC

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Since Windows 7, one feature that’s been greatly enhanced in Windows is the ability to instantly connect a projector using different options depending on your needs. Using a simple keyboard shortcut, you can quickly duplicate your screen, extend it or just have it appear on the projector only. In this article, I’ll show you how to […]

Add Headers and Footers to a PowerPoint Presentation

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Although PowerPoint presentations are usually displayed on a screen, they are just like other documents in the Microsoft Office suite such as Word, Excel, and Publisher. Just like those other applications, you can add custom headers and footers to a PowerPoint presentation to display a variety of important information. Why Display Headers and Footers in […]

Add a Cover Page to a Word Document

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As any good writer will tell you, the presentation of your work is as important as the content. Consequently, if you want people to perceive your work as professional, you need to make it look good too. Using Word’s built in cover page feature, you can add a professional looking cover page to any document. […]