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Sample[ Articles In February's Monitor

Office Talk

By Nancy DeMarte

Managing the “Autos” in MS Office

I can’t count the number of times I have begun a list in a Word document by typing “1,” only to look up to find that my 1 is now indented by a quarter inch and the text by a half inch, which was not what I wanted.  I was experiencing the frustration sometimes caused by a feature of Microsoft Office programs called AutoCorrect.  First, let me say that I am a big fan of the automatic editing and formatting concept.

(Continued in the February Monitor)

Buying a New Computer

By Phil Sorrentino

Things to Think About Part 2

Last month we discussed manufacturers, laptop vs. desktop, and looked at the CPU.  Now it’s time to think about a few more things.  Let’s look at a laptop first because there aren’t as many considerations.  Because of a laptop’s physical size and configuration, there are only a few things that can vary and therefore make you make a decision.  The first one is display size.

(Continued in the February Monitor)

Back to Basics

By Jim Cerny

Is Your Computer Running Slower?

If your computer is over two years old, have you noticed that it is taking longer to turn on (or “boot-up” as they say in computerese)?  Do programs take longer to run too?  Are you getting lots of “pop-up” windows asking about things that you don’t know anything about?

  Well, it is normal for a computer to slow up with age and show some other symptoms of not being as quick as it was when it was new.  The reasons for this are many.

 (Continued in the February Monitor)


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