Category Archives: Microsoft

Do you put version numbers in MS Word Documents? You should. And here’s how to do it properly

“Do you have the latest version?” “Well, mine’s version 2.0. What’s yours?” “Mine’s version 2.0 too” “Well, why are they different?” We’ve all had that conversation or similar right? So why not implement a way of improving version numbering in … Continue reading

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Finding text within a paragraph or word in MS Word

When using wildcards to search for text between two specific markers, MS Word will find those markers and that text no matter how far apart they are. If you want to restrict the search to finding that text/markers within a … Continue reading

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Rednectar’s Rules for writing Lab Guides

I wrote these as a guide for lab writers whose work I get to review and are in the context of writing lab guides using the frustrating wordprocessor known as Microsoft Word. It is meant to be a set of … Continue reading

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How to find powerpoint slides that don’t fit the template

any slides that have been altered cause a new slide layout to be added to your template with same name as the original with the characters 1_ prefixed. Continue reading

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MS Community Robot Finds Word Tables Offensive

I posted this question on the Micsoft Community board and in the course of the following discussion, I posted this picture of a MS Table with the Language incorrectly set. But suddenly, it was removed from my discussion.  Replaced by … Continue reading

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Automated Document Revision Information Reference

I went looking for a solution that would automatically update the front cover every time I added a new version number in the Document Revision Information table. Continue reading

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Conditional Page Break in MS Word

Background For many years I have put up with using MS Word’s Insert | Break | Section Break (Odd Page) (now Layout | Breaks | Section Breaks | Odd Page in Word 2016) to force a page break when you want … Continue reading

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I Bought a MS Surface Book, so now I’m really P…d off with Apple

Because if Apple had kept up its history of innovation in Personal Computers, Apple Laptops would now be shipping with touch-screens and stylus pencils. Continue reading

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GNS3 WorkBench v8.6 is finally out

Executive Overview The next version of GNS3 WorkBench is out.  You can download it several forms: An entire Virtual Machine as a single blob (although split into two files 2.5G-3G in size) The same Virtual Machine as individual files (in case … Continue reading

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Damn you Microsoft and your forced reboot! HOW DARE YOU!

I’ve just lost 30mins (at least) of work.  I was was in the middle of doing a complicated install of a virtual machine (I was installing FreeBSD on a QEMU virtual machine) and documenting each step.  All of a sudden, … Continue reading

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