FAQS! FACTS! FAX! 261 (03/05/01)
produce a newsletter twice a year for which I keep
WordPerfect loaded on my computer merely for the simplicity of
producing a landscape document, booklet style, with the correct page
numbers i.e. page 1 is on the right hand side of the landscape page. I
feel there must be a way I can do this in Word 2000 without exporting
the file to Microsoft Publisher but I cannot for the life of me work
out how. Can anyone help? I find the brain
becoming less and less adaptable transferring back to Word Perfect each
time and miss the Word features I have become used to using.
Booklet printing is not one of Word's strongest features,
in fact it is hopeless at it, but it can be done and it's something we covered
some in detail in Boot Camps 121 and 122..
Every time I type my e-mail address in a Word
document, it comes up underlined and in blue. I read your reply in F!F!F!
(15th February) regarding 'Auto-text annoyance' and tried the solution you
offered there. However, my e-mail address does not appear in the
auto-text list and therefore I cannot delete it. Any other solutions?
You're in the right area but this particular feature is
quite well hidden. It can be found lurking on the Insert menu, select AutoText
then AutoText and the 'AutoFormat as you Type' tab. Uncheck the cryptically
labelled 'Internet and network paths with Hyperlinks'. This feature turns any
line of text that Word thinks might be a web or email address – containing the
'@' symbol or 'www.' etc. -- into an underlined hyperlink.
I want to rule some A4 pages horizontally and
vertically, to keep some manually entered records of medication taken daily. I
can use the hyphen key to rule horizontal lines. Is there a way to produce
Why not use the Table facility in Word and most other word
After customising my Word toolbar to my
satisfaction, the letters EZP appear once, then twice and later three or times
at the start of the bar. If I click on the EZP button, the paperclip tells
me: "Microsoft Word err = 1220. Word cannot find or run the
application". I have asked friends if they know the meaning of the
letters EZP. They don't. Can you please explain and tell me how to
get rid of it permanently?
EZP stands for EasyPhoto, it's a macro, installed by Adobe
PhotoDeluxe, almost certainly without your permission. It was intended for Word
7 and is incompatible with later versions of Word. To remove it close Word and
make sure 'Show all File Types is enabled in Windows Explorer (View > Folder
Options >View tab), then go to Find on the Start menu and look for
'ezpwll32.wll', and give it the file extension 'old'. Do the same for Word's
'normal.dot', restart Word and you should not be bothered by EZP again.
I too was driven mad by the caps lock key on my Sony Viao laptop (Boot Camp Top Tip April
because the caps lock key is so big and is not sculpted. I found sMaRTcaPS from
www.phoebusnet.com, which stops you misusing the
caps lock, num lock and insert keys. It has optional voices, adjustable delays,
Thanks for that tip and several other readers who
suggested Toggle Keys feature (Accessibility Options in Control Panel), though
be warned this may not work on all machines as it relies on the PC's internal
speaker, which in any case is not usually very loud.
I would like to suggest an alternative to the alarm
call program you suggested in F!F!F! (April 19th). It's called Lux Aeterna
Multilingual Speaking Clock, which is freeware and is available from the
http://www.abc.se/~m8501/spclock/ . It
is very easy to set up the clock to announce the time on the hour every hour.
There is also a Deluxe Shareware version (free for 30 days then $15 to
Paul Sweeney, Edinburgh
way to do it might be to create a 'Scheduled task' to run a program at hourly
intervals. Go to Start > Programs > Accessories > System Tools >
Scheduled Tasks, then click on 'Add a new task'. Choose a suitable program such
as Windows Media Player. Choose 'Daily' for the interval (it doesn't offer
hourly but there's a workaround). Click 'Next' button then 'Every Day' and
Next. Click the "Open Advanced Properties screen when I click Finish'' box
then Finish. Then up comes the 'Windows media Player' Properties window. Select
the Schedule tab and the Advanced button, then the Repeat Task flag. Put 1 and
hours in the 'Every' boxes. Put 24 and hours in the Duration boxes. Close the
windows and you are all set. Now the Windows Media Player should appear every
hour. If you haven't done so already set it up so one click will play a
suitable tune. If you work in an office it could be a ballroom dance tune and
everyone could join in
Some useful alternatives, thanks for those.
I was interested to read your article in today's
Telegraph entitled "Struck by the Plage". I have been plagued by a similar message for sometime now
about a file called
"ptsnoop.exe". This is not one of the names mentioned when I
go into the web site you suggest, but obviously similar as it involves win.ini
file. Is the cure the same?
is not a worm or virus but a modem diagnostic utility that checks the modem
driver when a COM port is opened. As far as I know it doesn't do any harm and
it can be safely disabled as follows: Start > Programs >
Accessories > System Tools > System Information, go to the Tools menu
then System Configuration, Start up tab and uncheck the item 'ptsnoop.exe'. If
you experience any problems switch it back on again.