Monthly Archives: March 2014

Windows XP users – action you need to take!

You CAN continue using your Windows XP computer after 8th April – with the right support (which will continue  be available from PC GP – forever, because this is still the version of Windows I’m most familiar with!!)

Firstly, you should now check it is running Service Pack 3. The following screenshot shows how easy it is to check …

Checking XP Service Pack number - both

NOTE: Updating is usually straightforward, but you should ensure you have a backup of all your files FIRST (in case there’s a problem) with the PC – and read all the screens carefully.

If you have Service Pack 3, you should check you have all the other “Important” updates, because they may be withdrawn soon.

ALSO:- You should use Firefox or Chrome to surf the internet, not Internet Explorer anymore. You can import your IE favourites into either program easily.

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MS Word Font spacing – How to adjust …..

MS WORD (all versions) – Here’s how to adjust the font spacing so that words appear clearer …. which is GREAT for headings !

Font spacing pic for Linked In
1. You open the Font dialog box (using the little arrow to the bottom right of the font icons, which are on the Home ribbon.

2. Switch to the tab called “Character Spacing” and choose how much to expand the text by. Once you’re happy with the preview, click OK to confirm.

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Making text clearer in Microsoft Word

Do you know you can expand the spacing BETWEEN characters in a line ?

It can make words a lot CLEARER like this picture shows …..

font spacing 1

It’s very easy and quick – click here to see how (you’ll jump to another post within my blog) ….

Organising your days ….

You can organise your calendar ….. alongside your mail accounts + contacts (even if you don’t have Outlook)!

Windows Live Mail Calendar

Windows Live Mail is Microsoft’s FREE alternative for users of Vista and Windows 7. Download it from http://www.microsoft.com/en-gb/download/details.aspx?id=29224

IF YOU USE XP (Service Pack 2 or 3), you can download it as part of Live Essentials from http://www.microsoft.com/en-gb/download/details.aspx?id=3945 (you can de-select the other components of Essentials)

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