Hello! Welcome to OfficeHelp.Biz February 2005 Newsletter. Have
you checked OfficeHelp.Biz recently? A lot has happened in OfficeHelp.Biz since the January
DEMOS have been made available of
our macros, during January. Working versions, limited on the scale
of the output they will generate, are available for FREE
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The Articles session title was
changed to Tutorials
because it better reflects it's content and makes a clear
distinction with PC Tips. Tutorials are
in-depth articles on how-to do something, step by step. PC Tips are
smaller, less detailer tips on how to make the most of your office
or home PC, as a regular but non-technical office user.
Update to the Browser Hijackers Tip
Last November we published a PC Tip about "Detecting
and Removing Browser Hijackers". There
is an important update on this subject. Reinforcing the growing
importance of security and privacy issues, Microsoft itself has
entered the browser hijacker detection and removal field. They acquired
an existing company had published a website dedicated to this
subject, including a FREE DOWNLOAD of a beta version of their future
Browser Detection and Removal software.
It's worth checking, give it a try at www.microsoft.com/spyware.
Recently added Contents
Have a corporate Laptop? Can't use IE (Internet Explorer) at home or on public wireless HotSpots?
Our first FREE macro. Running on Excel, this macro easily
switch IE (Internet Explorer) connection settings between
Corporate and Home / Public Hotspot (wireless) network settings.
Corporate networks have extra security levels and don’t let
their users to directly connect to the Internet. An intermediate
server, also known as a Proxy, is usually necessary. But it is
only available at the Office, so it will prevent Internet
connection from home or a public wireless hotspot.
While you can swap the settings manually, this is
tiresome. The settings are well hidden (I bet Microsoft doesn't
want regular users like you messing with it!) and you will need a
lot of clicks before you can even access it. With this
macro, all you need to do is to press a button to swap between
office / home network settings.
PDF is a generic document format created by Adobe
that become increasing popular with the internet, in the mid-90's.
It is nowadays, by far, the dominant format for
complex document publishing on the Internet. While HTML is used to
create pages, PDF is used to publish "printed" or
"for print" documents. It is the usual format for
internet publication of corporate accounts reports, brochures,
e-Books and all other multi-page documents.
It's popularity lies on the fact that it can preserve all
formatting from the original documents, regardless of what
software was used to make the original, and that it's reader (Adobe
Acrobat Reader) is free and available for most computer
platforms (Windows, Mac, Linux, etc). So, a PDF document
will be freely readable by almost everyone, while retaining all
original formatting. Try that with any other document
But while reading someone else published PDF's is easy, making
them is another story. The free reader is only that, a
reader. You can't make PDF files with it. But making
PDF files can be as easy as printing, and for Free.
Find out how to convert your existing and future
documents to PDF, for FREE.
New Contents to be published during February 2005
The following contents is intended for publication1
during February, in time for the
- MACRO: Internet Explorer Privacy Manager, in Excel
– Every time you use your browser, it will register
information about the pages you visited. This can be annoying
and even misused. You can manually clear most of this
information, but it is a time consuming process. There are
commercial software around to clean it, but they are expensive
and cannot be used on corporate PCs, where
software installation is usually locked to end-users. Want to easily and fast clean all the records IE makes about your browsing?
This macro is an excel file and will run on any computer with
Excel just by pressing one button. Clean your
- PC TIP: Copy text formats in MS Word
– Recognize the problem? You're typing a word document and the
text is in a different format from another document or even part
of the same document. You need to harmonize. So you need to
check the format of the source document and manually apply each
format to the new text, right? WRONG. It is possible
to copy formats between blocks of text, from the same or
different documents, as easily as copy/paste. Save
time and trouble formatting professional looking word documents.
- PC TIP: Insert footnotes in MS Word
– Ever read a professional document with numbered footnotes on
the bottom of each page? Would like to replicate them on your
Word documents? It is really easy, Word will even
take care of the numbering for you. Learn how on this useful
5-minute tip. Make more professional looking documents with
- TUTORIAL: Making Outlook email backups
– Do you use Outlook to store your email? Do you have email
archives that include almost all your professional life from the
last few years? If you're anything like most regular users, losing
your email archives would be a professional catastrophe. While
corporate IT departments usually backup all
email stored on the server, local archives on your own hard
are at risk, both at home and the office. Learn how to backup
the email archive files on this tutorial. Save yourself
from this impending catastrophe.
1 This list is a forecast and doesn't guarantee
publication of the listed contents