Be sure to check out Nick's Hints and Tips on a regular basis for some of the most useful tips for your computer, software past and present, digital imaging/media and web design. Our list of tips is now at 364 Hints and Tips so if you can't find what you are looking for please use our handy Tips Search just under the navigation menu!
Tip 365: Digital Media: Avoid Audio Recording Problems
Running other programs while you record music tracks on your PC is asking for trouble. These programs use up RAM and bog down your processor. Running these programs while you work with audio increases...
Tip 364: Microsoft Windows: More About Add-ons and Hijackers
Last week's eTip told you about some of Windows XP Service Pack 2's new ability to stop Web sites from sneaking software onto your computer. But unfortunately, Internet Explorer can't tell the good do...
Tip 363: Building & Designing Web Sites: Searching for Photos and Clip Art
Now where do you find professional photos, artwork, cartoons, and more for your site? On the Web, of course, and also on CD. For the most part, clip art refers to graphic images, such as cartoons, dr...
Tip 362: Microsoft Excel: Removing Hyperlinks
If you want to remove a hyperlink from a cell entry or graphic object in Excel without getting rid of the text entry or the graphic, right-click the cell or graphic and then click the Remove Hyperlink...
Tip 361: Microsoft Word: Select More Cells in a Word Table
After you select a cell or block of cells in a Word 2003 table, you can include additional adjacent cells by entering the Extend Mode rather than by starting again. To enter the Extend Mode, press F8....
Tip 360: Microsoft Outlook: Sum Up an Outlook Contact's Activities
On an Outlook contact record, the Activities tab reveals a summary of every Outlook item you've associated with that person.When you click the Activities tab, Outlook starts a search for all items lin...
Tip 359: Digital Media: Understanding MIDI
IDI, which stands for Musical Instrument Digital Interface, is a protocol for issuing commands to MIDI-equipped devices, such as keyboards and computers, through a cabled connection and a common digit...
Tip 358: Microsoft Windows: Don't Forget to Defrag
When writing information to your hard disk, Windows isn't the most careful shelf stocker. It often breaks files into pieces, stuffing them into different nooks and crannies. When rummaging around for ...
Tip 357: Building & Designing Web Sites: Adding IE Page Transitions
The IE Page Transitions effect provides animated transitions when you enter or leave a Web page. If you've ever seen transitions used in a PowerPoint slide presentation, then you have an idea what IE ...
Tip 356: Microsoft Excel: Formatting a Table Automatically
The Excel AutoFormat feature applies attractive formatting to a table automatically. To use AutoFormat, follow these steps. 1.   Move the cell pointer anywhere within a table that you want...
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