We’ve all done it before. We’re typing fast and then realize that we had the Caps Lock key on and the case on our text is bACKWARDS. That’s easy to change in Microsoft Word, but what if you use the free alternative, LibreOffice Writer?
Address Space Layout Randomization (ASLR) is a security technique used in operating systems, first implemented in 2001. The current versions of all major operating systems (iOS, Android, Windows, macOS, and Linux) feature ASLR protection. But in the past week, a new method of bypassing ASLR has been found. So, should you be worried?
If you regularly use Apple Mail, Word, or some other application where you do a lot of writing, macOS Sierra comes with a few new options: auto-capitalization and auto-periods. You just have to manually enable them.
Styles in Word allow you to easily apply a consistent look throughout your entire document, rather than formatting everything manually. If you want to review your formatting, you can display the styles applied to the paragraphs in the left margin for quick reference.
By default, worksheet tabs in Excel are given generic names, such as Sheet1, Sheet2, and so on. If you have a lot of worksheets in your workbook, finding specific sheets can get tricky.
Excel uses the very nice Calibri font by default in Windows, but if you’d like to use a different font or change the default size, you can easily adjust the setting in the Excel options screen.
The Microsoft Outlook desktop application supports Outlook.com addresses ending in @outlook.com, @hotmail.com, @live.com, and @msn.com. However, it’s not necessarily obvious how to add them–especially if you’re using two-step verification.
Rulers in Word help you position text, graphics, tables, and other elements in your documents. To gain a bit of extra document space, you can hide both the horizontal and vertical rulers.
Most of the time we go to great pains to preserve formatting in our text and ensure it looks just the way we want it to. What if you’re frequently pasting text and you want to strip the formatting away in the process? Read on as we help a reader tweak his workflow to be faster and more streamlined.
By default, inactive worksheet tabs in Excel are gray, and active or selected worksheet tabs are white. If you have a lot of worksheets in your workbook, it may be hard to quickly find a particular sheet.
When you start digging into all the options available in Windows, you just might be surprised at what you can find. Take the shutdown /r and shutdown /g commands, for example. What is the difference between them? Today’s SuperUser Q&A post has the answer to a curious reader’s question.
By default, new workbooks created in Excel contain one worksheet. If you typically use more than one worksheet, you can change the number of worksheets available by default in new workbooks with a simple setting.
Ever wish you could use tabs in your favorite apps? Thanks to macOS Sierra, you can. If you can open multiple windows with an app, there’s a good chance you can combine them into one, just like you do with your browser.
If you are encountering problems with searching–unexpectedly slow searches, not finding things that should be indexed, or searches actually crashing–your best bet is to completely rebuild the search index.
By default, the numbers on numbered lists are left-aligned in the space allotted for the numbering. However, aligning them to the center or the right (pictured on the right above) is easy, and we’ll show you how.
If you’re trying to keep up with news and content on multiple web sites, you’re faced with the never ending task of visiting those sites to check for new content. Read on to learn about RSS and how it can deliver the content right to your digital doorstep.
Changing the type of numbers used in a numbered list is easy, but what if you want to change the formatting on just the numbers–say, make the numbers bold, but not the text? It’s not obvious how to do that, but it can be done.
Windows RT and Windows 8 aren’t the same thing. While Windows RT has a desktop that looks just like Windows 8’s, Windows RT’s desktop is very limited. The difference doesn’t just matter to geeks; it matters to all Windows users.
Email viruses are real, but computers aren’t infected just by opening emails anymore. Just opening an email to view it is safe – although attachments can still be dangerous to open.
Few amenities in the modern digital workflow are so widely available but so widely ignored (or outright abused) as the the email BCC function. If you’re guilty of misusing or neglecting its power (and there’s a good chance you are), it’s time to repent and, in the process, cut down on spam and protect the privacy of your friends and family.
If you’re experiencing trouble with your Office 365 installation or issues with specific Office apps, Microsoft offers two automated tools that may be able to help you troubleshoot and repair your problems.
By default, when you create a new workbook in Excel, the row height and column width is always the same for all cells. However, you can easily change the height and width for one or more rows and columns.
Bookmarks in Word allow you to assign names to text and mark positions in your files so you can more easily navigate long documents. Think of bookmarks in Word like bookmarks you put in books to mark your place.
Your computer’s “clipboard” is where content that you cut or copy is temporarily stored. Microsoft Office has its own clipboard, however, that’s more powerful.
By default, Microsoft Word does not display all the built-in styles on the Home tab or on the Styles pane. So, what if you want to use a style that you don’t see?