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24 May 2016

Creating your own formatting style

If you’ve ever wanted to create a formatting style that’s different than any of the currently available styles, you’ll be glad to know that there’s an easy way to do it. First, select the cell that has the combination of formats that you want to include in the new style. Then, choose Style from the Format menu and in the Style name box, type a name for the new style. To define and apply the style to the selected cells, click OK. To define the style without applying it, click Add, and then...
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24 May 2016

Moderating a presentation with multiple speakers

There are times when you have to share the spotlight with one or more fellow presenters. If it falls to you to act as moderator, here are a few points to keep in mind: 1. Plan a general outline for the presentation and alert each presenter of your need to do so. This will push people to prepare their content early and do a more thorough job. 2. Ask each presenter for some biographical information. If you need to warm up the audience or introduce each person before they present, a little...
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24 May 2016

Use group policy to set permissions for registry keys

You can use Group Policy to define access permissions and audit settings for individual registry keys, and you can also take or assign ownership of keys. Open the appropriate Group Policy Object (for example, the Default Domain Policy) in the GPO Editor and expand the Computer Configuration node, then Windows Settings, then Security Settings. Click on Registry. Note that the Registry setting is missing from the local computer GPO. By default, administrators and the system have full control...
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24 May 2016

Add a decorative text effect with a drop cap (InDesign CS5/CS6/CC/CC 2004/ CC 2015)

If you’re looking for a great way to draw your reader’s attention into your text, consider using drop caps. Not only do dropped caps add a decorative appeal, but they’re really easy to make in InDesign. First, select the Horizontal Type tool from the Tools panel. Click in the paragraph to which you want to apply a drop cap. Open the Paragraph panel (Window > Type & Tables > Paragraph) and enter a value in the Drop Cap Number Of Lines text box indicating how many lines of text you want to...
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20 Apr 2016

Recover Unsaved Workbooks

We’ve all done it before—either you forget to save a workbook, you accidentally save it when you should have saved it as a different name, or maybe you lose work because of that rare power outage. Whatever the cause, there’s no need to panic when you think you’ve lost your work in Excel 2010. You can quickly and easily recover older (unsaved) versions of your workbook. Excel 2010 saves your unsaved versions of files in a specific folder on your hard drive. Remember that these are new,...
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