Category Archives: Computers and Internet

Asus TF300 Transformer Pad

Picked up the Asus Transformer Pad $350. It’s a solid device and I am getting use to Android now. The goal is to replace my laptop as much as possible. Interesting Apps Syngic – Offline maps, navigation with GPS. 2X … Continue reading

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How To Open More Than One Instance of Microsoft Excel 2010

Microsoft Excel defaults to using a single window for all open workbooks. This is not the idea situation when working with multiple monitors. If you want to have each workbook open in it’s own instance of Microsoft Excel, click on … Continue reading

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Extract Images From a Microsoft Word Document

You can easily extract images from a Microsoft Word Document by choosing “Save As” and selecting “HTML” as the output format. Microsoft Word will create an HTML file with the text and a folder that contains all the images in … Continue reading

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Enable a Windows fileserver to support Linux filenames with invalid characters.

Enable a Windows fileserver to support Linux filenames with invalid characters. Background We have a Windows Server 2008 R2 fileserver that has the “c:\data” folder shared as “data”. We use this share as a repository for files from both Windows … Continue reading

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Adobe PDF Printer Outputs Scrambled Text

Issue When printing documents to PDF using the “Adobe PDF Printer”, sometimes the text is scrambled. Solution This issue appears to be caused by improper font mapping and can be resolved by unchecking the “Rely on system fonts only; do … Continue reading

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How to launch Zenmap as root from the Ubuntu ‘Applications’ menu

Issue: After installing Zenmap under Ubuntu; you attempt to launch it from the ‘Applications’ menu, and receive an error that you are running Zenmap as a nonroot user. Fix: To fix this issue, simply 1. Right-click on the Applications menu … Continue reading

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Windows 7 “Snap” with multi-monitor setups

Once nice feature of Windows 7 is the ability to “snap” a window to either side of the screen. You simply drag the window to the side of the screen and it will “snap” to that side. This allows you … Continue reading

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