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Add pizzazz to slideshows

Looking for a way to include images, sounds, documents and Web pages in a slideshow or presentation? There are a number of inexpensive shareware programs that let you do exactly that . . .

Home-made spam filter

Here's a great way to filter out junk e-mail, suggested by PC World reader Anthony Ferrer. Since most spammers send their messages to mailing lists, just set your mail client to reject any message not intended for you personally.

Alternate row shading

One way to make your data legible is to apply cell shading to every other row in a range. In Excel 97 or later, select the range and choose Format-Conditional Formatting. In the Conditional Formatting dialogue box, select Formula Is from the drop-dow...

Simplify Word 97's interface

If you're like most people, there are many Word 97 menu commands and toolbar options you never use. Wouldn't it be convenient if you could strip down Word's baroque interface to suit your needs and dump the dross? You can.

Easy driver updates

Windows Update, a utility that connects to a database of the latest device drivers on Microsoft's Web site, can simplify driver updates, provided you use Windows 98.

Convert bitmaps to icons

You can turn any .bmp file into an icon simply by changing its extension to .ico. Click the bitmap file you want to change, select File-Rename, and then replace the .bmp extension with .ico. Press <Enter>, and Windows will immediately replace the app...

Cope with an overcrowded screen

Windows screens get cluttered fast, especially if you're working on an older machine or laptop system that forces you to work in 640 x 480 resolution. Here are some coping strategies.

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