Print Smart to Reduce Wasted Paper – Part 1 [How To]

Posted by Taylor Ling On September - 12 - 2010

Paper wastage in printing is an issue that always bugged many industries, whether they are aware or unaware about the wastage, which can have an impact in environment and economy. According to a study, a typical service industry worker uses about 10,000 sheets of paper for printing every year, or one sheet every 12 minutes. And you’d surprised to find out that 90% of those printed papers are only used for a short while; the majority of them will be discarded without being reuse. Thus, to avoid and reduce such unnecessary wastage, there are some software built to assist the computer user to print smart, which will be introduced later in part 2.

Before going into the software that can assist in smart printing, there are a few techniques/tips for everyone which can be applied prior to any printing in order to reduce paper wastage: Read the rest of this entry »

“Here You Have” Virus Email

Posted by Angel Luis On September - 10 - 2010

If you receive an email with the subject “Here you have” or “Just for you” don’t open it because it can contains links to a virus. Read the rest of this entry »

Advanced Macros in Excel—Save to PDF [Part 2 of 2]

Posted by Thomas On September - 9 - 2010

This is part two of a new series I’m writing, teaching you how to get more functionality out of your Excel. If you are not familiar with Macros I suggest you read the first part, before beginning on this one.

In Part Two…

In this part we are starting off  using some of the commands you should know, and then create a Macro that decide filename, which folder to use, before exporting the document to PDF-format. I am also going to show you how to create a button to trigger the macro.

As in the first part, I am using Office 2010. Even though the code and programming are the same in older versions of Excel, the images and buttons may differ from what you see on your screen.

Enough Chit Chat, let’s get this party started…

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Display Each Step In The Process Of Starting, Shutting Down The System

Posted by Angel Luis On September - 9 - 2010

The information displayed when a Windows system starts or shuts down is too simple. This makes very complicated to find the sources of a problem. For example, on a normal shut down you will see just two messages, Logging off:

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LanLights Shows Network Activity in the Windows 7 System Tray

Posted by Spazz On September - 3 - 2010

When I had Windows 7 installed, I noticed that the standard network icon in the task bar area doesn’t “light-up” when there is data throughput as I have been used to ever-since Windows 98. I suppose some people might argue that we have been spoiled a bit, but actually it gives you a sense of security when you’re busy working and you can see there is activity on the network when you expect it to be. Also, that is the quickest way you can see when something isn’t working correctly.

Taskbar with Windows 7 Network Icon

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OpenWith Identifies Unknown Filetypes

Posted by Thomas On August - 28 - 2010

Every now and then I get questions from people about unknown file types. And even more rarely I find file types, which I don’t recognise. Usually a quick answer is found by googling the file type. But if you get this a lot – then this freeware solution, might just be what you need.

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