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Start Word with the File Open dialogue box open

If the first thing you do after starting Word is select File-Open to locate an existing file, why not force the program to display the File-Open dialogue box at start-up? It's easy to do with the help of a self-running macro that automates the task. ...

Secure NT against snoops and other colleagues

If you're like most users, you probably don't think much about who has access to your PC. Do you know who's been reading your mail at night? If you're using Windows NT, its worth reading this guide to securing your PC.

Gather e-mail while you sleep

Waiting for that all important e-mail but don't have time to sit around and dial up your ISP every hour? Users of Outlook Express may configure the program to check for e-mail during regular intervals. Here's how . . .

Bored? Here's an Easter egg

Easter eggs. No we're not talking about those foil-wrapped choccies, but rather hidden features in software programs. Usually yielding a video clip, animation or program credits, software Easter eggs are activated by pressing a set of secret keystrok...

Drag and copy text in Word

Most Word users know they can use the mouse to drag a highlighted block of text to a new location in a document, but did you know you can also copy selected text to a new location? Here's how . . .

Save, print and close with one command

If you're like most users, the commands you employ most often in a newly created document are Save, Print, and Close. If only Microsoft had thought to combine these steps into one command. Fortunately, a quick-and-dirty macro can make a single comman...

Office 97 still hackable

Microsoft has announced -- and filled -- two more security holes in Office 97. Find out if the flaws affect you, and how to fix them.

Divide and conquer your Favorites menu

Here's a quick-and-dirty workaround for people who prefer to separate their favourite sites from their frequently accessed local files, which the Favorites bar insists on displaying both together.

Make dial-up NT Shortcuts

Windows 9x users can simply drag and drop to add Dial-Up Networking Shortcuts to the Start menu. For NT users, it's a little harder, but it can be done!

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