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  1. NoDupe Quickly find & remove duplicate files, folders and music The fastest, easiest, safest way to search your PC and NAS (Network Attached Storage) for duplicates. Advanced file matching technology quickly reports only those files that are exact duplicates. Has the unique ability not found anywhere else to find duplicate music files or albums by ignoring the tags and looking directly at the music data itself. http://otissoft.co.uk/products/nodupe/index.html
  2. http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9140414/Windows_7_tricks_20_top_tips_and_tweaks?taxonomyId=89&pageNumber=4
  3. 9 tips to manage your files better 9 tips to manage your files better
  4. http://www.microsoft.com/athome/photos/holidayphotos.aspx 8 tips for better holiday photos What's the problem with holiday photos? All too often, they fail to capture the feeling of the season. Most holiday pictures look interchangeable. Your photos of family members lined up and smiling look the same as those of every other family. So why not turn routine holiday photos into unique works of art with just a few simple techniques? 1. Plan ahead The classic problem with holiday photos is that they have to be taken weeks in advance so you can send out cards and mailings beforehand. Some decorations like live trees aren't available, and you might not want to take the menorah or other holiday items out of storage so far in advance. If you're like me, you're surprised by the sight of holiday decorations at the mall when most people are still wearing shorts and flip-flops. It seems too early to drag out once-a-year decorations just so you can take a holiday photo before the snow flies. But it's never too early to think about the perfect image to accompany the annual "year in review" letter that describes your nearly perfect family. The solution: Go generic. How is such a thing possible? Find an object that says "holiday." For ideas, check out the images available from Microsoft Office. Do a search for "holidays" or "Christmas" and browse through the results. Find subjects that are festive and non-denominational: for example, an ornament, a sprig of holly, a poinsettia plant. Then you can use these festive clip art pieces in your holiday photos rather than having to get out your actual decorations so far in advance of the holidays. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 2. Less is more If you are taking photos for a card or other holiday mailing, you might want to get personal. Often, you need to connect with diverse sets of people—business clients, neighbors, community members, and family. Keep it simple. Save family photos for your family. For a non-family card or mailing, consider a straightforward, evocative image. For example, freshly fallen snow on ornate stone buildings and oak trees suggests the beauty of the season. If you don't have fresh snow on hand, gargoyles on buildings and other architectural ornaments are compelling, too. And don't be afraid to get up close. Most people see a beautiful nature scene, say "Wow!" and snap a shot of the whole landscape. Don't settle for this canned shot; zoom in on the details. Almost every camera has a magnify or macro button that lets you get close and create a much more interesting photo. This cardinal offers a pretty way to evoke the holiday season for non-family cards or mailings, and by using your camera's magnify feature you get something beyond the typical nature landscape. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 3. Get candid There's nothing wrong with pictures that are posed, but create some variety by including candid shots at family gatherings. Get people in conversation or reacting to opening a gift. Keep your camera batteries charged up and your camera nearby so you can catch spontaneous moments. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 4. Light the way In ideal situations, use available light to eliminate problems like flares and the dreaded "red eye." Also, don't take photos in front of windows or other back lights; the foreground will come out too dark unless you use fill flash. Light the scene from several different directions. Don't point bright lights right at people's eyes. Light the space around them and diffuse the light if possible. Keep mirrors, glass, or other reflective surfaces that can cause distracting light flares away. And ask your subjects not to look directly at the camera to prevent red eye. There are also several helpful tips for lighting and well as tips on printing, editing, and organizing digital images in numerous articles on the Windows 7 and the Windows Vista Help & How-to websites. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 5. Find a new angle This is something I learned from my days as a reporter: looking at rows of people staring at the camera and smiling at you head-on is a bit boring. If you do want to take a photo of your family, simply changing the angle and looking at a familiar scene from a new perspective can liven it up considerably. For example, get up on a ladder and look down; get down on the floor and look up. Another option is to fill the frame for dramatic effect. By tilting the camera down about a third of a frame, you can create a much different effect. Look carefully at the picture you're framing before you click the button. Experiment by moving the camera up and down, side to side. Tilt the camera to various angles and see what it shows you. Fill the frame with the object that interests you most. If your digital camera has an LCD screen, you can use it to improve your sensitivity to the entire scene. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 6. Edit your images Even the pros don't get it right the first time. Professional photographers know that the best way to get the perfect image is to take several hundred that are imperfect. Some of the best photos only emerge after careful editing. Windows Live Photo Gallery, a part of Windows Live Essentials, is a convenient and powerful tool for editing images. And you can download Photo Gallery and Essentials for free. Perfect your photos by editing them using tools like Windows Live Photo Gallery. You can also use Microsoft Photosynth, which transforms regular digital photos into three-dimensional, 360-degree experiences. This new service changed the way you experience and share photos. Please note that a download is required to use and/or view photos within the Photosynth experience. Photo editing programs allow you to combine black and white and color in one image, as well as apply other cool effects. With many of today's digital imaging software packages, like the ones on the Microsoft Professional Photography site or Adobe Photoshop Elements, you can apply amazing effects to your photos that used to be available only to professional photographers. Hint: Before you start, make a working copy of your original image by saving it with a new file name. You can do this by opening the image and typing a "bw" at the end of the filename when you save it to differentiate the working image from the original. For example, if the image file name is "Leaf," save the image as "Leafbw." By doing all your work on your working copy of the image, you can always start over with a fresh copy of the original if you don't like the results. You can easily convert color photos to black and white by using your favorite image-editing program. With some camera models you can even do this in the camera before downloading the image to your computer. Once the image is on your computer, you can use your image-editing program to adjust contrast and brightness to create a photograph that's reminiscent of an Ansel Adams composition. Hint: Silhouettes look terrific in black and white, as do old buildings. The effect adds drama. But be sure to reserve this technique for landscapes or buildings. Photos of family members in black and white may not be as warm as you want them to be. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 7. Don't forget presentation Anyone who's ever wrapped (or unwrapped) a present knows how important presentation is. Imagine this: Your holiday greeting arrives in email featuring a multimedia summary of your activities and special occasions from the year. You can use Microsoft PowerPoint, to present a holiday greeting that includes festive images and sound clips of your family singing their favorite holiday songs. And if you have Windows 7 and PowerPoint 2010, you can even embed video of the great trip to the beach from July or clips of the kids’ birthday parties. Or for the ultimate holiday card, save your file as a video. That's a presentation your friends and family won't soon forget. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 8. Share holiday moments You've collected your best picks of cookie decorating, ice skating, carol singing, and present opening. Now what do you do with them all? Our article, "Share your vacation in real time" will help you learn the basics about setting up your own online blog. Photo collages celebrate important events and themes in our lives. Pick a folder, press a button, and in a few minutes Microsoft AutoCollage presents you with a unique memento to print or email to your family and friends. You can learn about even more innovative ways to make the most out of your photographs on the Microsoft Professional Photography site. You can also use your photos to tell a story. Check out Tell vacation stories with photos for an example of creating a story with your pictures. The concepts in the vacation article can easily be applied to your holiday events to create and share an experience your family and friends will cherish for years to come. http://www.microsoft.com/athome/photos/holidayphotos.aspx
  5. Tips for editing pictures You can use Windows Photo Gallery to make changes to your pictures. You can improve the exposure and colors, change the composition, and remove red eye—all without using a separate editing program. Open Windows Photo Gallery by clicking the Start button , clicking All Programs, and then clicking Windows Photo Gallery. http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows-vista/Tips-for-editing-pictures
  6. There are a couple print screen on the link http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows-vista/Optimize-Windows-Vista-for-better-performance Optimize Windows Vista for better performance http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows-vista/Optimize-Windows-Vista-for-better-performance No matter how fast or shiny computers might be when they are new, they all seem to get slower over time. That state-of-the-art PC you bought last year might not feel like such a screamer after you install a dozen programs, load it with antispyware and antivirus tools, and download untold amounts of junk from the Internet. The slowdown might happen so gradually you hardly notice it, until one day youre trying to open a program or file and wonder, "What happened to my poor PC?" Whatever the cause, there are a lot of ways to help speed up Windows and make your PC work bettereven without upgrading your hardware. Here are some tips to help you optimize Windows Vista for faster performance. Delete programs you never use Many PC manufacturers pack their new computers with programs you didnt order and might not want. These often include trial editions and limited edition versions of programs that software companies hope you will try, find useful, and then pay to upgrade to full versions or newer versions. If you decide you dont want them, keeping the software on your computer might slow it down by using precious memory, disk space, and processing power. Its a good idea to uninstall all the programs you dont plan to use. This should include both manufacturer-installed software and software you installed yourself but dont want anymoreespecially utility programs designed to help manage and tune your computers hardware and software. Utility programs such as virus scanners, disk cleaners, and backup tools often run automatically at startup, quietly chugging along in the background where you cant see them. Many people have no idea they are even running. Even if your PC is older, it might contain manufacturer-installed programs that you never noticed or have since forgotten about. Its never too late to remove these and get rid of the clutter and wasted system resources. Maybe you thought you might use the software someday, but never did. Uninstall it and see if your PC runs faster. For instructions, see Uninstall or change a program. Top of pageLimit how many programs load at startup Many programs are designed to load automatically when Windows starts. Software manufacturers often set their programs to open in the background, where you cant see them running, so theyll open right away when you click their icons. That's helpful for programs you use a lot, but for programs you rarely or never use, this wastes precious memory and slows down the time it takes Windows to finish loading. Decide for yourself if you want a program to load at startup. But how can you tell what programs load automatically at startup? Sometimes this is obvious, because the program will add an icon to the notification area on the taskbar, where you can see it running. Look there and see if there are any programs running that you dont want to load automatically. Position your mouse over each icon to see the program name. Be sure to click the Show hidden icons button so you dont miss any icons. The Show hidden icons button in the notification area Even after you check the notification area, you might still have missed some programs that load automatically at startup. You can find and disable them using Windows Defender. The Software Explorer screen in Windows Defender shows which programs automatically start when you launch Windows If youre unsure about whether a program should open automatically at startup, you can try disabling it, restarting your computer, and then using the program. If that causes any problems with the program, you can go back and re-enable it to start automatically. For instructions how to use Windows Defender to check for programs that open automatically, see Stop a program from running automatically when Windows starts. Note Some people prefer to manage which programs load at startup using the System Configuration tool. For more information, see Start System Configuration. Top of pageDefragment your hard drive Fragmentation makes your hard disk do extra work that can slow down your computer. Disk Defragmenter rearranges fragmented data so your hard disk can work more efficiently. Disk Defragmenter runs on a schedule, but you can also defragment your hard disk manually. For more information, see Improve performance by defragmenting your hard disk. Top of pageClean up your hard disk If you want to reduce the number of unnecessary files on your hard disk to free up disk space and help your computer run faster, use Disk Cleanup. It removes temporary files, empties the Recycle Bin, and removes a variety of system files and other items that you no longer need. For step-by-step instructions on how to do this, see Delete files using Disk Cleanup. Top of pageRun fewer programs at the same time Sometimes changing your computing behavior can have a big impact on your PC's performance. If youre the type of computer user who likes to keep eight programs and a dozen browser windows open at onceall while instant messaging your friendsdont be surprised if your PC bogs down. Keeping a lot of e‑mail messages open can also use up memory. If you find your PC slowing down, ask yourself if you really need to keep all your programs and windows open at once. Find a better way to remind yourself to reply to e‑mail messages than to keep all of them open. Top of pageTurn off visual effects If Windows is running slowly, you can speed it up by disabling some of its visual effects. It comes down to appearance versus performance. Would you rather have Windows run faster or look prettier? If your PC is fast enough, you dont have to make this tradeoff, but if your computer is just barely powerful enough for Windows Vista, it can be useful to scale back on the visual bells and whistles. You can choose which visual effects to turn off, one by one, or you can let Windows choose a bunch for you. There are 20 visual effects you can control, such as the transparent glass look, the way menus open or close, and whether shadows are displayed. The Performance Options dialog box lets you turn on or off up to 20 visual effects To adjust all visual effects for best performance: 1.Open Performance Information and Tools by clicking the Start button , clicking Control Panel, clicking System and Maintenance, and then clicking Performance Information and Tools. 2.Click Adjust visual effects. If you are prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation. 3.Click the Visual Effects tab, click Adjust for best performance, and then click OK. (For a less drastic option, select Let Windows choose whats best for my computer.) Top of pageTry restarting if there's a problem This tip is simple. If your computer seems to be running slowly and closing all the currently running programs doesn't help, trying restarting your computer. Restarting can fix performance problems where the exact cause is hard to pinpoint. Top of pageAdd more memory This isnt a guide to buying hardware that will speed up your computer. But no discussion of how make Windows run faster would be complete without mentioning that you should consider adding more memory to your PC. If a computer running Windows Vista feels too slow, its usually because the PC doesnt have enough memory. The most surefire way to speed it up is to add more. Windows Vista can run on a PC with 512 megabytes (MB) of random access memory (RAM), but it runs better with 1 gigabyte (GB). For optimal performance, boost that to 2 GB or more. If you're going to the trouble of opening up your PC case to add more memory, you might as well boost the total to at least 2 GB. Especially if you're the sort of person who keeps a dozen e‑mail messages, ten browser windows, and six other programs open at onceall while instant messaging. Another option is to boost the amount of memory by using Windows ReadyBoost. This feature allows you to use the storage space on some removable media devices, such as USB flash drives, to speed up your computer. Its easier to plug a flash drive into a USB port than to open your PC case and plug memory modules into its motherboard. For more information, see Using memory in your storage device to speed up your computer. Top of pageCheck for viruses and spyware If your PC is running slowly, one dreaded possibility is that it might be infected with a virus or spyware. This is not as common as the other problems, but it is something to consider. Before you worry too much, check your PC using antispyware and antivirus programs. A common symptom of a virus is a much slower-than-normal computer performance. Other signs include unexpected messages that pop up on your PC, programs that start automatically, or the sound of your hard disk constantly working. Spyware is a type of program that is installed, usually without your knowledge, to watch your activity on the Internet. You can check for spyware with Windows Defender or other anti-spyware programs. For more information, see How to tell if your computer is infected with spyware. The best way to deal with viruses is to prevent them in the first place. Always run antivirus software and keep it up to date. Even if you take such precautions, however, its possible for your PC to become infected. For more information, see How can I tell if my computer has a virus? Top of pageCheck your computers speed If you try these tips and your computer is still too slow, you might need a new PC or some hardware upgrades, such as a new hard disk, faster video card, or more memory. Theres no need to guess the speed of your computer, however. Windows provides a way to check and rate your PCs speed with a tool called the Windows Experience Index. The Windows Experience Index rates your computer on five key components and gives you a number for each, as well as an overall base score. This base score is only as good as your worst-performing component sub-score. Base scores currently range from 1 to 5.9. (There is no score yet of 6.0 or higher, although Microsoft plans to raise the ratings in the future as hardware improves.) If your PC is rated lower than 2 or 3, it might be time to consider a new PC, depending on what tasks you want to do with your computer. For more information, see What is the Windows Experience Index? Top of pageCheck for updates from the manufacturer Have you visited the support website of your computer manufacturer to see if the company has released any updates for your specific model? Computer makers often issue software updates for programs they shipped with a PC, especially if the PC is relatively new. You might be surprised how much information you can find by checking with the manufacturer. If other users are reporting the same problem you are having, the manufacturer might have already issued a fix, or at least provided information about the problem.
  7. How do I calibrate my computer display's best color settings? Date: August 18th, 2010 Author: Mark Kaelin http://blogs.techrepublic.com.com/window-on-windows/?p=2924&tag=tr-left "Take a long look at your computer monitor. Is the contrast and brightness right? Have you calibrated the color correctly? Have you ever calibrated the display at all? For the amount of time you spend staring at the pixels that monitor generates, calibration should be something you do at least once. It is not a difficult process, and Microsoft Windows 7 includes built-in applications that make the process really simple." http://blogs.techrepublic.com.com/window-on-windows/?p=2924&tag=tr-left
  8. When you collaborate on documents in word 2007, you want the other parties to contribute their work directly to the document. But when the document is finished, you may want to prevent changes from being made to the document before distributing it. In that case, you can mark a Word 2007 document as final. Marking a document as final is also helpful if you share a computer. It will prevent other users from accidentally changing the document. You may even want to mark a document as final to prevent yourself from editing it! To mark a document as final, follow these steps: 1. Click the Office button 2. Select Prepare 3. Click Mark as Final 4. Click OK to save your document and mark it as final 5. Click OK again on the dialog box that opens When a document is marked final, typing and editing commands are disabled. Additionally, proofing marks are turned off and the status is set to final in the document properties. A Final icon appears in the status bar. You may later decide to make changes to your document. In that case, click the Office button and select Prepare>Mark as Final. You can now make changes to your document again. The Mark as Final feature can be reversed by anyone who opens the document. So, in some cases it is preferable to restricting editing permissions on the document. Thanks to James Marshall, About.com Guide http://wordprocessing.about.com/od/wordprocessingsoftware/qt/finalizedoc.htm
  9. http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/using/setup/tips/folderpic.mspx Microsoft Windows XP usually shows icons for folders like My Music and My Pictures. If a folder contains pictures, Windows XP displays random thumbnails from within the folder. You can replace these icons with custom pictures to make browsing your files more fun, and to make it easier for children to find and open files. Note: Your picture is visible only when you're browsing folders with the Thumbnails view. To access the Thumbnails view, click Thumbnails on the View menu. To add a picture to a folder 1. In Windows Explorer (the program that appears when you open folders such as My Computer, My Documents, My Pictures, or My Music), right-click the folder you want to add a picture to, and then click Properties. 2. In the Properties dialog box, click the Customize tab. If there is no Customize tab, you cannot add a picture to that folder. You can add pictures to other folders, however. 3. On the Customize tab, click Choose Picture. 4. In the Browse dialog box, click the picture you want to use, and then click Open. 5. Click OK. When you view the folder using Thumbnails view, Windows displays a thumbnail of the picture you selected.
  10. http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/help/HA101749121033.aspx Click the Microsoft Office Button, and then click Word Options at the bottom of the window. Click Popular, and then click the Color scheme that you want. The appearance of the Ribbon, which is part of the Microsoft Office Fluent user interface, in the 2007 Microsoft Office system follows the Office color scheme and the toolbars, buttons, menus, and dialog boxes in Microsoft Office follow the Microsoft Windows desktop theme settings on your computer. You can change the default Office color scheme and Windows desktop theme to customize the appearance of your Office programs. Change the Office color scheme You can customize the appearance of the Office Fluent Ribbon in Microsoft Office Access 2007, Microsoft Office Excel 2007, Microsoft Office Outlook 2007, Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2007, or Microsoft Office Word 2007 by selecting one of the available color schemes. Notes Blue is the default color scheme in all 2007 Office release programs that support this option. When you change the color scheme in one of the 2007 Office release programs listed below, it changes for all of those programs. This feature is not available in Microsoft Office InfoPath 2007, Microsoft Office OneNote 2007, Microsoft Office Project 2007, Microsoft Office Publisher 2007 or Microsoft Office Visio 2007. Click the Microsoft Office Button, and then click Word Options at the bottom of the window. Click Popular, and then click the Color scheme that you want.
  11. Download free resume samples and CV templates http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/help/FX103504051033.aspx *This template contains macros that have been validated by Microsoft. In order for the template to function fully, click Enable Macros when prompted during download.
  12. http://www.microsoft.com/atwork/productivity/files.aspx 8 tips to manage your files better Use these tips to help manage your files. 1.Use Documents. For many reasons, it's smart to take advantage of the Documents feature (called Documents in Windows 7 and Windows Vista, and My Documents in Windows XP. To open Documents in Windows, click Start, and then click Documents. And discover an easy way for you to store your personal documents. By using Documents, you will be better able to: ◦Find files. Windows provides easy access to the Documents folder (and its subfolders) in many places: through the Start menu, the task pane in Windows Explorer, common File Open and File Save dialog boxes, and other places. ◦Back up files. You should back up files regularly—and keeping all your files in one place helps make backup a snap. ◦Keep files separate from programs. By separating document files and program files you reduce the risk of accidentally deleting your documents when you install or upgrade programs. 2.Adopt consistent methods for file and folder naming. Develop a naming scheme for the kinds of files you create most often and then stick to it. 3.Keep names short. Even though Windows enables you to use long file names, it does not necessarily mean you should. Long file names are harder to read. Let your folder structure do some of the naming. For example, rather than creating a file called Great American Novel Chapter One First Effort, you can build a structure like: 4.Separate ongoing and completed work. To keep the Documents folder from becoming too unwieldy, use it only for files you're actively working on. As a result, you can reduce the number of files you need to search through and the amount of data you need to back up. Every month or so, move the files you're no longer working on to a different folder or location, such as a folder on your desktop, a special Archive folder, flash drive, external hard drive, or even on a CD. 5.Store like with like. Restricting folders to a single document type (or predominantly one type) allows you to take advantage of folder templates in Windows Explorer. This makes it easier for you to find files. For example, with all your graphics in a single folder, it's easy to use the Filmstrip view and slide show feature in Windows Explorer to find the right picture for your newsletter. 6.Avoid large folder structures. If you need to put so many subfolders in a folder that you can't see all of them at a glance, consider creating an alphabetic menu. 7.Use shortcuts and shortcut links instead of multiple copies. If you need to get to the same file from multiple locations, don't create copies of the file. Create shortcuts to it instead. To create a shortcut, right-click on the file and click Create Shortcut. You can drop and drag the shortcut to other locations. 8.Quickly get to the items you use every day. Jump Lists, a fun new feature in Wndows 7, are lists of recently opened items, such as files, folders, or web sites that are organized by the program that you use to open them. You can use a Jump List to open items. And you can also pin favorites to a Jump List.
  13. http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/using/s...n/backupsw.mspx
  14. http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/using/s.../tips/menu.mspx
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