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Editing Outlook command line

Using Office 365 Home Premium? The method described below doesn’t work in Office 365 Home Premium. You’ll need to follow a different route, which I describe at the end of this article. Also note that these instructions are for those using Windows 7 or before, although they should work on Windows 8 and Windows 10 […]

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Searching by image

Published on 05/23/2014 by in Featured, Internet, Tips

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No doubt you’ve used Google Image Search to find images, but did you know you can do the reverse: feed an image to Google Image Search and it will let you know the where, the what, the who and/or the when of the photo?

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everywhere_overview_image

Here’s a handy list of major services that were affected by the Heartbleed bug and which require a password change, plus Geekgirl’s recommendation for a password manager to ease the burden of changing your passwords.

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Not the spacebar!

Become familiar with Microsoft Word’s ruler, tabs, tables and basic spacing techniques and you’ll find it easy to produce any type of document, from a résumé to a report.

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Password tests

How do you create a password that’s both secure and memorable? Here’s a foolproof method (or two)…

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Auto-fill context menu

What makes a good spreadsheet? Two things: good design and good data.

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The formatted budget

Creating a budget is of one the simplest and most useful tasks you can do using a spreadsheet. Here’s a step-by-step guide to simple budget creation in Excel.

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Dropbox integrates with iPhone/iPad apps so you can open and edit your files in those apps.

One hundred million people have a Dropbox account. Discover why you should join them.

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Windows 8

Windows 8 is not for everyone. Should you upgrade, or should you stick with Windows 7? Here are 10 reasons to stay with 7, 10 reasons to take the leap to 8.

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Everything’s strength is its ability to find any file on your computer.

Although search in Windows 7 is pretty good, it’s geared towards finding documents. So if you’re searching for a program file or a library file (.dll) or some other non-document file, it’s not much help. Windows Search also searches file contents as well as filenames, which is useful but slow. To find any file fast, […]

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Running a parameter query

Interactive, on-the-fly parameter queries add a huge amount of flexibility and power to run-of-the-mill static queries. Learn how to create your own using Microsoft Access.

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A select query

Learn how to start building more complex database queries, such as comparative and action queries, using Microsoft Access.

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Databasics V: Getting information out

Published on 09/27/2011 by in Blog

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Queries let you make sense of the data you have stored in your database. Learn how to create simple, yet remarkably useful, queries by example.

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Not sure which series of database tutorials on Geekgirl’s Plain English Computing is right for you, Databasics or Databases from Scratch? Here’s a quick description of their contents.

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Eliminating recurring fields

This third article in the Databases from Scratch series delves into the database heartland by exploring relational database design.

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A flawed table design

The second in a series of articles on choosing, designing and using a database program. This one covers simple table design.

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