Afternoon all! Another tip that may be entirely useless to you this week, as I know not everyone uses Libraries in their environments. For my part I devoted the time necessary to hack them into shape suitable for a network environment, not that Microsoft made that easy - but that's a rant for another time.
Anyway - tip #34 - Using Libraries to navigate quickly around the Save As dialog: ICT Tip 034 - Save As with Libraries.doc.
Steal but don't sell, obv.
Sorry, bit delayed as I only finished up my tip for here late yesterday afternoon so ran out of time to post this; then I got busy this morning and, well, it's now a day late. Sorry.
Anyway! This tip may or may not be overly relevant to you, as it depends on how you've configured your environment; still, it should be a starting point. ICT Tip 033 - Quick Navigation with the Start Menu.doc
Steal/adapt/re-use/redistribute, but no charging money. Not sure how much you'd get, mind.
Continuing on closely from last time, we're going into a bit more detail on the Windows 7 search tool - how to search for a file based on the content inside it. Useful when every document you save is in the format Doc1 - new version - really new version - USE THIS ONE - old.docx
You'd think I'd worked in education for five years, watching staff and students alike using just this naming scheme. ICT Tip 032 - Searching by File Content.doc
Steal/reuse/remix/share, but profit
Yes, number 31. Number 30 was a tip specific to our school about using the new headed paper by going to My Templates in Word 2010, because group policy preferences lets you do really cool stuff these days.
Anyway, number 31 is a brief guide on searching folders in Windows 7 using the built in search. No, it's not perfect. No, it's not quick. But it does the job most of the time and it's right there. It'll meet the needs of most people most of the time and, in theory, save you all
Updated 6th February 2013 at 01:03 PM by sonofsanta (tags & category)
Apologies for the lateness on this one, real life rather got in the way this end. I've just managed to send out a tip round here, so it's time I posted another one up here for your pleasure.
This one follows on quite closely from last week's tip on pinning shortcuts to the Start Menu; this week it's ICT Tip 029 - Recent Documents in Win7.doc. The thinking being that you can pin your most used applications, then pin the most used documents in that application.
We noticed that a number of
Updated 6th February 2013 at 01:03 PM by sonofsanta
This being a new blog series I figured I was meant to update on time and stick to my promises for at least another three weeks
So, following on from last week's introduction and tip on searching the Windows 7 Start Menu, this week is about pinning shortcuts to the Start Menu for quick access: ICT Tip 028 - Pin to Start Menu.doc
It's quick, it's easy, it's worth showing people. As ever you are free to steal, borrow, adapt and re-use, without attribution, so long as you make no
Updated 6th February 2013 at 01:04 PM by sonofsanta
Well that didn't take long. Someone's asked for the XP & 2003 tips before I'd even gotten into work this morning, so here you go: XP2003.zip
Included in this little zip file are: Locking Your ComputerChanging Your PasswordZoomingChanging Keyboard LayoutInternet Explorer TabsResizing Pictures in Office (for smaller file sizes)Folders in Outlook
As before, feel free to steal, remix, adapt & share, so long as you don't start
For the past couple of years, barring a hiatus when I was too damned busy getting 2008R2 set up on a Hyper-V cluster with System Center, I've been writing up brief weekly tips and emailing them round to all our staff. Less than a page of A4 (usually), pointing out one small but useful tip for using a computer. It's a friendly way of reminding people we're here and slowly training staff without them realising I'm on a secret campaign to make them all more IT-literate.
It suddenly struck
Updated 6th February 2013 at 01:04 PM by sonofsanta (link to XP/2003 tips)
This is going to be a quick one while it is fresh in my mind because if I don't write this down straight away it will never get written down (see: the rest of the virtualization posts. Or rather, don't see them, because I stopped writing them when I got too busy getting on with it).
Pretty much every guide I see on SCCM2007, including windows-noob.com and @TheScarfedOne's excellent missives here, say to install in mixed mode. Pfft, says I, how boring and
Updated 16th July 2012 at 02:39 PM by sonofsanta
Someone in my school is having a very, very bad day now, having inadvertently emailed a letter of complaint from one staff member about others round to the entire staff body by mistake. Entirely human error, but I can sympathise with the rock-in-the-gut feeling they must be going through right now.
Anyway, because Message Recall is bloody useless and in no way a reliable way of trying to stuff the cat back into the bag, I'm sharing the following code below what I have squeezed out