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Make Word easier on the eyes

Does Word's editing screen, with black text on a white background, give you eyestrain? Why not change it to a more relaxing blue background with white letters?

Password-protect folders

Want to keep folder contents safe from prying eyes? A selection of shareware available over the Net lets you do just that, encrypting folders and providing password access.

Create an emergency "super" disk

We show you how to create a well equipped rescue disk for the times when the Windows opening sequence of sky-blue colours is replaced with a grim black screen.

Lock your files

On Windows 95 and NT PCs that use FAT, anyone who can log in has complete access to every file. If you would like to change that default, here's how . . .

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...

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Matthew Stivala

HP OfficeJet 250 Mobile Printer

The HP OfficeJet 250 Mobile Printer is a great device that fits perfectly into my fast paced and mobile lifestyle. My first impression of the printer itself was how incredibly compact and sleek the device was.

Armand Abogado

HP OfficeJet 250 Mobile Printer

Wireless printing from my iPhone was also a handy feature, the whole experience was quick and seamless with no setup requirements - accessed through the default iOS printing menu options.

Azadeh Williams

HP OfficeJet Pro 8730

A smarter way to print for busy small business owners, combining speedy printing with scanning and copying, making it easier to produce high quality documents and images at a touch of a button.

Andrew Grant

HP OfficeJet Pro 8730

I've had a multifunction printer in the office going on 10 years now. It was a neat bit of kit back in the day -- print, copy, scan, fax -- when printing over WiFi felt a bit like magic. It’s seen better days though and an upgrade’s well overdue. This HP OfficeJet Pro 8730 looks like it ticks all the same boxes: print, copy, scan, and fax. (Really? Does anyone fax anything any more? I guess it's good to know the facility’s there, just in case.) Printing over WiFi is more-or- less standard these days.

Ed Dawson

HP OfficeJet Pro 8730

As a freelance writer who is always on the go, I like my technology to be both efficient and effective so I can do my job well. The HP OfficeJet Pro 8730 Inkjet Printer ticks all the boxes in terms of form factor, performance and user interface.

Michael Hargreaves

Windows 10 for Business / Dell XPS 13

I’d happily recommend this touchscreen laptop and Windows 10 as a great way to get serious work done at a desk or on the road.

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