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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.

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?

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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