Pandemic Computer Questions

April 20, 2020

We have been getting a lot of questions relating to the stay at home order that we don’t normally get. Here are some of these questions and our answer. Do I have a webcam? DesktopsIn general, desktops don’t have webcams built-in. You can get a webcam that sits on top of your monitor and plugs […]


Keyboard Shortcuts You Should Know

March 4, 2016

Back in the late eighties, I worked on Unix where there were no mice and no graphical user interface. It was just text and your keyboard. There was an editor called VI (Pronounced Vee Eye) that was a text only editor. Windows 3.0 was around at the time as well. I could get things done […]


Office 2013

February 22, 2013

Recently, Microsoft released Office version 2013. In case you forgot, Office is the name of the set of programs that includes software like Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, and so forth. Office comes in different editions that include different combinations of these programs. Microsoft office does not come with Windows. So if you are planning to […]


Why Can’t I Open That Microsoft Word File?

June 10, 2011

A common occurrence; A friend or colleague sends you a Microsoft Word document. You thought you had Microsoft Word, but you can’t open this file. Here’s what’s going on and how to view this file. There are two possibilities. One is that you were mistaken. You thought you had Microsoft Word on your computer, but […]


Office Backward Compatibility

December 18, 2009

Right now the latest version of Office is 2007. In case you forgot, Office can contain different applications like Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, and so forth. There are different editions of Office that come with different combinations of applications, but all of them come with Word and Excel. Anyway, with version 2007, they changed the […]


Share Your Outlook Calendar

June 25, 2009

If you use Outlooks Calendar feature, you may have wanted other people to be able to see your calendar. Or perhaps while travelling, you would like to access your calendar while you are away from your computer. Or maybe you want to be able to access your calendar from any computer in your home or […]