Monday, July 3, 2017

Symbol command

Insert a check mark symbol

You can easily insert a check mark symbol in your Word documents and Excel workbooks. The Wingdings® font that most Microsoft Windows® users have installed enables you to choose between several symbols that can be used as a check mark. The most common symbols include:
Check mark symbol X symbol Checked box symbol X in box symbol


Insert a symbol by using the Symbol command

  1. On the Insert tab, in the Symbols group, click Symbol.
  2. In the Symbol dialog box, on the Symbols tab, in the Font box, click Wingdings.
  3. Scroll to the bottom of the list, where you will find several common check mark symbols. Double-click the symbol that you want.

Monday, January 4, 2016

Move an offline Outlook Data File (.ost)

When you use a Microsoft Exchange Server account and turn on offline support or use Cached Exchange Mode, a synchronized copy of your Microsoft Outlook items is saved in an offline Outlook Data File (.ost) in a hidden folder on your computer.
Note    A Microsoft Exchange Server account is required.
Where is my Outlook Data File (.ost)?
  1. Click the File tab.
  2. Click Account Settings, and then click Account Settings.
  3. Click the Data Files tab.
    The Outlook Data File (.ost) location appears in the Location column for the Exchange account.
You can change where the offline Outlook Data File (.ost) file is saved, such as a different folder or hard disk. When you specify a new folder, you do not have to back up the existing file or move it to the new folder.
By default, when you specify a new folder location for the offline Outlook Data File (.ost), a new file is automatically created. Although not required, you can manually move the existing file to the new folder to avoid the download time that is required to re-create the file.
Important    These steps shouldn’t be used for moving an offline Outlook Data File (.ost) to another computer. When you add an Exchange account in Outlook on another computer and then work offline or use Cached Exchange Mode, an offline Outlook Data file (.ost) is automatically created and your Outlook data is downloaded.
The following steps change the folder location and create a file or move the existing one.
Note    An offline Outlook Data File (.ost) is also used for the Outlook Connector. These files cannot be moved.
  1. Exit Outlook.
    If you want to move the existing file, open Windows Explorer and do so now. See the introduction for the default file location. Note that moving the file isn't required as it can be automatically recreated in the new location.
  2. In Control Panel, click or double-click Mail.
Where is Mail in Control Panel?
Mail appears in different Control Panel locations depending upon the version of the Microsoft Windows operating system, Control Panel view selected, and whether a 32- or 64-bit operating system or version of Outlook 2010 is installed.
The easiest way to locate Mail is to open Control Panel in Windows, and then in the Search box at the top of window, type Mail. In Control Panel for Windows XP, type Mail in the Address box.
Note    The Mail icon appears after Outlook starts for the first time.
  1. Click Show Profiles, click the profile that contains the Exchange account, and then click Properties.
  2. Click Data Files, click the Exchange account, and then click Settings.
  3. On the Advanced tab, clear the Use Cached Exchange Mode check box, and then click OK.
    The following message appears: You must restart Outlook for these changes to take effect.
  4. Click OK.
  5. Again, click Settings, and then on the Advanced tab, click Outlook Data File Settings.
  6. Click Disable Offline Use, and then click Yes in the dialog box that appears.
    Note    If the Disable Offline Use button is grayed out, this indicates the Use Cached Exchange Mode check box was not cleared in step 5. This check box must be cleared first.
  7. Again, click Outlook Data File Settings.
  8. Do one of the following:
    • I want to create a file (default)     Click Browse, select the folder where you want to save the offline Outlook Data File (.ost), and then click Open.
    • I want to move the old file     Click Browse, select the offline Outlook Data File (.ost) that you moved to a new folder location, and then click Open.
  9. Click OK.
  10. Select the Use Cached Exchange Mode check box, and then click OK.
    You receive the following message: You must restart Outlook for these changes to take effect
  11. Click OK.
  12. In the Account Settings and Mail Setup dialog boxes, click Close.
  13. In the Mail dialog box, click OK.
Note    When an offline Outlook Data File (.ost) is created, the old file is not deleted. To increase available hard disk space, delete the old file.

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Being Happy Sayings and Quotes

My greatest beauty secret is being happy with myself. I don't use special creams or treatments - I'll use a little bit of everything. It's a mistake to think you are what you put on yourself. I believe that a lot of how you look is to do with how you feel about yourself and your life. Happiness is the greatest beauty secret.     -- Tina Turner



The talent for being happy is appreciating and liking what you have, instead of what you don't have.      -- Woody Allen

We all live with the objective of being happy; our lives are all different and yet the same.     -- Anne Frank

The art of being happy lies in the power of extracting happiness from common things.     -- Henry Ward Beecher
Dream as if you'll live forever, live as if you'll die today.     -- James Dean

Doing what you like is freedom. Liking what you do is happiness.     -- Frank Tyger

Be happy with what you have. Be excited about what you want.     -- Alan Cohen

Happiness cannot be traveled to, owned, earned, worn or consumed. Happiness is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace, and gratitude.     -- Denis Waitley

Thursday, July 16, 2015

The abnormal normal.dotm issue

I am sure some of you must have seen this error atleast once while using a ms office product such as word or excel
Normal.dotm issue - This file is in use by another application or user


To fix this here's what you can do..

Add this key to your registry:
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\14.0\Word\Options\WordMail]
"ATUserAdded"=dword:00000001"
or/and
navigate to:
C:\Users\%username%\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Templates
Delete the 'normal' files...
Next time you open and close Word application a new normal.dotm file should be automatically created. 

Saturday, June 6, 2015

Famous Quotes : Albert Einstein

You have to learn the rules of the game. And then you have to play better than anyone else.
~ Albert Einstein




You have to learn the rules of the game. And then you have to play better than anyone else.
~ Albert Einstein




Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. The important thing is not to stop questioning.
~ Albert Einstein



When you are courting a nice girl an hour seems like a second. When you sit on a red-hot cinder a second seems like an hour. That's relativity.
~ Albert Einstein




Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.
~ Albert Einstein




The true sign of intelligence is not knowledge but imagination.
~ Albert Einstein



Try not to become a man of success, but rather try to become a man of value.
~ Albert Einstein



We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them.
~ Albert Einstein



Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.
~ Albert Einstein

Friday, May 22, 2015

Famous Quotes : William Shakespeare


Better a witty fool than a foolish wit.
~ William Shakespeare

This life, which had been the tomb of his virtue and of his honour, is but a walking shadow; a poor player, that struts and frets his hour upon the stage, and then is heard no more: it is a tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing.
~ William Shakespeare




It is not in the stars to hold our destiny but in ourselves.
~ William Shakespeare

Better three hours too soon than a minute too late.
~ William Shakespeare


Good night, good night! Parting is such sweet sorrow, that I shall say good night till it be morrow.
~ William Shakespeare

If music be the food of love, play on.
~ William Shakespeare


A fool thinks himself to be wise, but a wise man knows himself to be a fool.
~ William Shakespeare



All the world's a stage, and all the men and women merely players: they have their exits and their entrances; and one man in his time plays many parts, his acts being seven ages.
~ William Shakespeare

Saturday, May 9, 2015

convert pdf files into word

Sharing a file in PDF format allows people to view the document regardless of what word processor they are using. More importantly, it prevents formatting errors from cropping up due to word-processor incompatibilities, making PDFs a must for official documents like resumes and important letters. To convert a Microsoft Word document to PDF format, use one of the following methods.


  • The best solution is probably to use Adobe Acrobat which comes with functionality to export a pdf as doc/rtf/html. Unfortunately the product is rather expensive for single use.
  • A quick and dirty conversion routine for text only is to use Google. If you mail a pdf as an attachment to a GMail account, Google offers you the option to download it as a HTML file. And Word can handle those.
  • user text selection tool in adobe reader
    • Open the PDF file in a reader, for example in standard Adobe Reader.
    • Switch to the text selection tool.
    • Select the desired part of the text and copy it to the clipboard.
    • Run MS Word or any other editor and paste the text into it.

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