FAX! 425 (27/07/04)
Why does Word sometimes re-format (bold, italic, resize
etc.) text that is cut and pasted? Is this a bug or am I doing something wrong?
It is driving me mad!
It’s not a bug but like many features in Word it is poorly explained.
By default a block of text pasted from a web page or another application
retains its original formatting. To force Word 97 and 2000 to adopt the
formatting of the document you are working on go to Edit > Paste Special and
select Unformatted Text. Word 2002 has a ‘pop-up’ menu when you use the Paste
command with the Unformatted Text option.
I use Outlook Express for my emails. In this I have two
addresses and Inboxes for each, for received mail. However, when I send emails they all end up in the
same ‘Sent’ box. Is there any way in which I can separate them and have a
‘Sent’ box to go with each address?
Clive Waind, Honley
It can be done but since OE ‘Rules’ can only be applied automatically
to incoming mail you will have use this one manually, however, once it has been
created it only takes a couple of mouse clicks to make it work. To set up the
Rule go to Tools > Message Rules > Mail. Click New then under Set
Conditions check ‘Where the From Line Contains People’, now go to Select
Actions and check ‘Move to specified folder. In the Rule Description box click
the underlined ‘Contains People’ and enter one of your email addresses and
click Add then OK. Next go back to the Rule Description box and click the
underlined ‘specified’, in the new box that opens click the New Folder button,
give it a name (i.e. Sentmail 2) and click OK, then click OK again to close the
New Mail Rule box. Uncheck the new rule but make sure it is highlighted and
click Apply Now. In the new box that opens click the Browse button and select
your Sent Items folder, click OK then Apply Now and all of the items sent using
your second email address will be moved into the Sentmail2 folder. Apply the
Rule every so often to keep it up to date.
discovered to my horror that a full diary for 2003, which I thought I had
transferred to a CD earlier this year was not in fact there. My Recycle Bin is empty
but I believe that it may still be present on my hard drive. I understand that there are ways and means of
retrieving such data: is the process such that I could attempt it myself?
As you may know when a file is ‘deleted’ only the directory reference
is removed so the data remains on your hard disc, but the space it occupies is
marked as free. Providing it hasn’t been overwritten some of all of the data
may be recovered. Try a freeware utility called ‘Restoration’ which you can
find by Googling ‘restoration freeware’
I would like to be able to make a connection from my PC to a
amplifier and speakers and a tuner but not have a lot of wires trailing
around the house. What would be the best way to do this? I read about networks
but they all seem to relate to connecting one computer with another
Stanley Cannings, via email
I can think of two ways.
The first is to use a video ‘sender’ of the type used to transmit TV pictures
and sound from a VCR or satellite tuner to a TV in another room; these cost
from around £50 from video dealers. In this instance all you have to do is
connect the stereo audio output from your PC to the transmitter module and the
audio output from the receiver module to the audio input on your hi-fi system. A more sophisticated method
would be to set up a Wi-Fi network on your PC and use a device like the LinkSys
Wireless B Media Adaptor -- costing around £120 -- that connects to your TV and
Hi-Fi amplifier to the PC. This gives you control of your remote RC, allowing
you to select audio files and JPEG images, using simple on-screen menus
displayed on your TV, just connect the audio output from the module to your
I frequently access pages with a lot of dense printed
information and often have some difficulty in reading the closely packed lines.
Is there some method available whereby a line or `ruler' can be accessed online
to guide the eye line by line down the page?
Douglas Allan, Pinner
I’m not aware of any
programs that superimpose rulers on a web page (and if anyone does know of one
please let me know), but there are several ways of making them easier to read.
The simplest method is to increase the text size by going to the View menu,
select Text size and ‘Largest’. Alternatively, if you have a ‘wheel’ type mouse
hold down the Ctrl key and rotate the wheel. My second suggestion is to change the
display to one of the high visibility ‘schemes’. Go to Accessibility Options in
Control Panel, select the Display tab then click the Settings button and try
the options on offer. You should also have a look at the Windows Screen
Magnifier, which enlarges a portion of the screen, controlled by the mouse.
You’ll find it in Start > Programs > Accessories > Accessibility. It
is installed by default in Windows XP, in earlier versions go to Add/Remove
Programs in Control Panel, select Windows Setup then Accessibility, highlight
Accessibility Tools, then OK and follow the prompts.