Category Archives: Computer Tips

PDF to Text

Okay, I’ve had enough talk about spam and computer safety. Let’s talk about something more interesting. Did you know you can change PDF documents to text? Why would you want to? I’ve found a few reasons so far. For one … Continue reading

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Fighting Spam

Since we’re in a cautious frame of mind here this week, how about some tips on fighting spam? While usually not dangerous to your computer (unless a virus is attached), excessive spam can be hazardous to your mental health.  From … Continue reading

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Computer Security Tips

Yesterday, the computer literacy group I volunteer with received a number of handouts about computer security when on the Internet. I know sometimes I laugh these off, and I’m not about to stop putting myself out there in cyberspace, but … Continue reading

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Computer Club Update

I started a new computer club at the community center here in town. When we lived in Toronto, I ran one that became very popular with the over 50 crowd. And we didn’t even have computers there. We just discussed … Continue reading

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Installing Old Brother Laser Printer

Before I bought my new laser, I installed a five year old Brother laser printer on my new Vista machine by going to my add a printer wizard in the printers area of my control panel. Then I had to select the HL1435, even … Continue reading

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Newest Spam Email Trick

Seems the spammers are continually coming up with new tricks to find out if they are sending emails to a real live person. Once they do that, they can continue to bombard you! So hopefully you never click a link … Continue reading

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Fix For Vista AVI Files

It turns out that all I needed to do was download a codec, whatever that is, and Vista ran my videos without any problem at all. And if I had taken the two minutes to read the instructions that came … Continue reading

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Vista and AVI Files

Today was another frustrating day using Vista. I downloaded some video tutorials that I’d heard were excellent and could hardly wait to watch them. But thanks to my dear Windows program, I was only able to hear the sound. Apparently these videos … Continue reading

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Acer Frustration

I have a new Acer computer with Windows Vista. It took a while to get used to it but I’m doing okay now. The only problem is, I keep getting a message that there is no hard drive space left, … Continue reading

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Dragon Naturally Speaking

I finally bit the bullet and bought Dragon Naturally Speaking version 9. It’s speech recognition software that turns talk into text and is faster and more accurate than typing. You can do e-mail, instant messaging and surf the web – … Continue reading

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