Category «Software Tips»

Multi-Desktop Software

Subscriber John Mood sent me this: I just found a very neat program that lets you toggle between two desktops, you can put a different BMP as the wallpaper on the secondary desktop. It’s at http://www.fatfreesoft.com/ and it’s called Double Desktop. It’s easy, low memory loading, and free to download and keep. There are several …

Reading Mac-formatted media

Subscriber John Mood sent me this: Ever need to read media from an Apple system? Can’t dig those files off the MacIntosh CD you have been trying to look at? Showing NOTHING on a Mac disc under XP? Have no fear, you can download a fully functional limited term demo of MacDrive 6.0 from http://www.mediafour.com/ …

Stiching Together Photos

I first read about this in the LangaList newsletter. Someone had emailed Fred and told him about this utility that automatically puts photos together to make it a panoramic photo. Well, it just so happens that yesterday Chris and I were at Brick City in Niagara Falls, and Chris had taken several pictures in order …

Show Formulas in Cell Comments

The Office Tips and Hints blog regulary has some great tips (hence the name). I thought one mentioned the other day was fascinating. It shows how to read all the forumalas in your worksheet and put them inside comment bubbles. You can read all about it at http://www.klippert.com/TCC/Blog/2005/03/excel-show-formulas-in-cell-comments.html

How to add the workbook path to the footer in Excel 2000

Someone at work asked how they can get an entire path name in the footer of their Excel spreadsheet. Excel 2000 only allows you to put the filename is. There is a Microsoft Knowledgebase article that explains how to create a very simple macro that will do this. Check it out at http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;213615

Andrew’s Excel Utilities

Andrew’s Excel utilities is a collection of utilities that perform many different funcitons, including conversions (temperature, distance, weight, and more), comments features, row and column functions plus many more. The free download has .xla files for adding a menu item, toolbar, or right click menu to Excel.

SIW – System Information for Windows

The Freeware SIW is a Read-Only / Display-Only System Information tool that gathers detailed information about your system properties and settings. A utility that includes detailed specs for Motherboard, BIOS, CPU, Devices, Memory, Video, Drivers, Ports, Printers. It displays information about Operating System, Installed Programs, Processes, Services, Serial Numbers, Users, Open Files, System uptime, Users, …

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