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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!

Nudge graphics in Word

Dragging and dropping a graphics object in Word is easy, but it can be imprecise. Solution: use Word's built-in "nudging" ability. To move in very small increments, just select the object by clicking on it, and then press the cursor keys to "nudge" ...

Make 3D folder icons

Tired of bland manilla folders on your desktop? Colour code your icons with 3DFolders, a freeware collection of icons for any type of folder.

Mac tip: Switching apps

Have you ever wanted to perform some operation on the desktop, only to find that open applications' windows keep getting in the way? Clearing clutter on the Mac is made easy with the application switcher. Here's how . . .

customise shortcut menus in Word

Word's right-click Shortcut menus can save you lots of time by instantly displaying often-used commands for a specific task. Still, many Shortcut menus lack the exact commands you may need.

Stylish reformats

To preview the effects of different styles on an existing Word document, you need Word's Style Gallery.

Pining for a Pinger

Keep getting disconnected by your ISP? Idle Internet connections are often logged off by ISPs to conserve resources. A utility called a Pinger may be what you need to keep your connection alive.

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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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