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Windows tip: Change the default filetype in Word 2007

If you are using a windows machine at home there’s a chance you are running Microsoft Office 2007.  I’ve ranted before about this but in this version of MS Office the default filetype is different.  If you’d like to change this aggravating “feature” so that you might actually be able to share your files with…

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How to print double-sided

Weird that you can’t just have the printer do this by default.  But if you’ve ever wondered how to print something out double-sided then wonder no longer.  Let me show you the way… First you’ll want to have open a document that you hope to print.  A MS Word  file, spreadsheet, email, website, anything really.When…

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How to change your password

If you ever find call to change your existing login password—and you might—here’s how you can do it: Go to your System Preferences, either from your dock, or through the Apple menu.  Click on Accounts, see?… In the Accounts preferences you can now change your password.  The window looks different depending on which version of…

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What an age we live in! Look up products right from your desk.

Customer service. It’s what we do! And thanks to the advances that People’s Co-op has made in the wide world of technology we now have at our disposal several tools to help us provide better customer service than ever before. Take, for example, our web-based POS backend. Your ingenious technology squad has made it possible…

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Mac tips: Navigate and highlight text using the keyboard

We spend a lot of time on the computer in text-based applications like Mail and Word. Switching your right hand back and forth between the keyboard and mouse to select things or move the cursor can really slow you down when you are feeling the flow. So for that reason i’d like to show you…

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WTF is .docx and why should i care?

Microsoft has recently unveiled their latest version of the Office suite for the Windows operating system, but they do not plan on releasing a Mac version for quite a while yet. “So what?” you ask. Well, they’ve gone and changed the standard Word file format (as in Word, the program 98% of the business world…

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OS X Basics: The Save dialogue

Let’s keep this one real basic. I want to point your attention to a helpful post on The Unofficial Apple Weblog about how to master the save dialogue that you see universally across almost all applications on the Mac. The Save dialog in Mac OS X can often lead switchers, and inexperienced Mac users, astray.…

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POS: Sales batching, the hows & whys

Here’s a handy tutorial for all of yalls that work with product in the product database, buyers, produce team, i’m talking to you here. Part of our backend system allows for the creation of product batches, essentially a group of items, for putting on sale all at once and affecting price changes on many products…

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OS X Basics: Viewing long filenames

A quick & useful tip for viewing long filenames in the finder courtesy of The Unofficial Apple Weblog: Have you ever opened up a Finder window in column view and found yourself confronted with truncated file names? It’s quite annoying. Here’s a quick fix. At the bottom of the column, you’ll see two short, vertical…

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OS X Basics: The finder views

Hopefully we are all familiar with the Finder. Your documents are in the Finder, your Applications, all of it, accessible through the Finder window. The Finder is the filing cabinet for all of your computerological ‘stuff’ on the Mac. But unlike the standard filing cabinet, the Finder has some neat tools to allow you to…

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