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Winning eBay Auctions | Posted on by Anuj Varma

Do not place a bid – wait till the last 10 seconds of the auction.
Think of your MAX bid – a lot higher than the current bid. This is because – in the last few seconds – everyone will try … Continue reading


Adding CHECK mark symbols in Powerpoint | Posted on by Anuj Varma

“Insert” from the top menu of PowerPoint

“Symbol” from the set of options.

Find “Wingdings” from the “Font” drop-down menu.

The check mark symbol is towards the end of the list of wingdings font symbols.
 
That’s it  – pick the check mark … Continue reading


Changing Outlook’s Theme–making it less bright | Posted on by Anuj Varma

Outlook’s default color scheme is far too bright and hurts the eyes. Fortunately, some other themes are built into the product. To get to these options,  navigate from the File menu
 
File-> Options-> General
And change the color scheme as shown below:
  … Continue reading


Insert documents in Outlook Body | Posted on by Anuj Varma

For some reason, I prefer the inserts to be in the body as opposed to attachments. They are easier to get to (by the recipient) and they can be placed inside tables etc.- making the message more readable.
By default, Outlook … Continue reading


In Excel (2007 and above), place each list of values in its own column. Now,

Select cells in first list, then hold CTRL key and then select the second
Go to Conditional Formatting > Highlight Cells Rules > Duplicate Values. At this … Continue reading


Multiple iphones (iOS devices) – One PC | Posted on by Anuj Varma

How do you sync multiple devices to one iTunes? 
In general, one iTunes instance = one device – try and change devices and you have a nightmare on your hands. However, I came across a method where I could at … Continue reading


Finding out your full domain and username on windows | Posted on by Anuj Varma

Username
From a DOS prompt, type echo %USERNAME% /domain . This should return your username as registered in the current domain.
Full Domain Name
I can never  remember the full domain name – an easy way to look it up is to type … Continue reading


Inserting code snippets into MS Word documents | Posted on by Anuj Varma

Step 1 – Insert Object from MS Word’s INSERT menu. Select OBJECT from the drop-down (as opposed to ‘Text from file’).

 
Step 2 – You should see an ‘Object’ pop-up – that contains a list of ‘object types’ that you can … Continue reading


Outlook messages open up in MS Word | Posted on by Anuj Varma

Here’s what happens – you open outlook to compose a new message (or reply to an existing one). Instead of Outlook as your editor, MS Word takes over at this point. Confusion ensues – since Word’s window is always hidden … Continue reading


Facebook– Essential Missing Functionality | Posted on by Anuj Varma

For the world’s leading social networking site, these missing features are inexcusable:

Unable to edit status updates (there’s a trick that can be used on updates containing images – but not on regular, non-image updates).
‘Send’ button (e.g. while messaging someone) – … Continue reading