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    Digital Photo Basics
  1. Getting Pictures from Camera into Computer
  2. Getting Acquainted with Irfanview
  3. Basic Terms: View Size vs Print Size, etc.
  4. Virtually Free Photography - Naming Pics, Albums
  5. When Digital Camera Photos Can't Be Found
  6. Digital Photography for Not So Digital Seniors

  7. Crop, Resize, Align, Colors
  8. How to Crop and/or Resize a Photo
  9. Problem Enlarging Digital Pictures
  10. Understanding CYMK & RGB Colors
  11. How to Straighten (Rotate, Align) a Photo
  12. Darkrooms Replaced by Computers
  13. Be Your Own Photo Processing Studio

  14. Adding Text to Pictures
  15. Adding Text to a Photo
  16. Text & Picture In a Word Text Box

  17. Displaying Your Pictures
  18. Printing Multiple Photos on a Single Page
  19. Displaying Your Photos as a Slideshow
  20. Merging Two Graphics Into One
  21. When Multiple Photos Don't All Fit on a Print-Out
  22. Print Yourself or Have Pics Processed Elsewhere?

  23. Online Images - Emailing Pics
  24. Reducing a Digital Photo's File Size
  25. Red X Instead of a Picture
  26. Reducing the File Size of a Video
  27. Print Yourself or Have Pics Processed Elsewhere?
  28. Copying Images from a Web Site or an Email

  29. Pic Formats - File Extensions
  30. Digital Picture Formats (JPG, BMP, GIF, TIF, etc)
  31. Difference Between "Drawing" & "Painting" Programs
  32. Digital Cameras & Megapixelss
  33. Choosing File Associations for Picture Files
  34. Understanding "Animated GIFs"
  35. Comparison of JPG and GIF Image Files
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Learning to Use Internet Explorer 7

Copying Your "Favorites" to a New Computer
Plus Some Tips on Outlook Express

A reader wrote to ask how to copy his Internet Explorer "Favorites" to a USB flash drive, so they could be copied onto his new computer.

Well, in IE6, clicking on File>Import/Export will bring up a "wizard," which shows the steps for moving Favorites (Bookmarks) from one browser to another. Clicking Export will also prompt you through copying your Favorites to a file, which can then be copied onto a flash drive for subsequent copying onto another PC.

IE7, strangely, does not display the automatically customary File, Edit, View, Favorites, Tools and Help menu headings. However, they can be made to display by right-clicking any IE7 Toolbar icon and choosing Menu Bar. This is a one-time fix — the menu headings will always be there in the future.

Personally, I believe this is the reason most people upgrading to IE7 go back to IE6 - so many things are laid out differently that people quickly tire of trying to find many of the commands they frequently use, such as Deleting Cookies.

In IE6, for instance, you click Tools>Internet Options>Delete Cookies. In IE7 you click Tools>Internet Options>Delete>Delete Cookies>Yes. Then you have to click Close and OK to exit the Internet Options dialog box.

In either version of IE, changing some of the numerous options available can create problems that are best fixed by going back to the original default settings. In IE6, click Tools>Internet Options>Advanced>Restore Defaults. In IE7 click Tools>Internet Options>General. Then click on the third "Settings" button (under Tabs) to find the Restore Faults button.

IE6 normally displays a number of helpful icons, such as an Envelope, which will display options for Emailing the page, among other choices. In IE7 you have to click the Page icon in the second row of the Toolbar to find these choices.

In IE6, to see the underlying HTML code you click View>Source. In IE7 you click on Page>View Source, or you can use the IE6 method if you have displayed the Menu Headers as explained above. A lot of familiar items in IE6 seem to have been changed in IE7 just for the sake of change. I have found nothing that makes IE7 more user-friendly. However, Microsoft claims it has better security features.

Defeating Your Peview Pane in Outlook Express

Another reader asked how to keep incoming Outlook Express messages from appearing in the Preview Pane when she clicks on their name or subject line. You can do this by clicking View>Layout and deselecting "Show Preview Pane."

Also under View>Layout a number of useful Customize Toolbar choices can be found.

Another frequent OE question is, "Why are pictures and other attachments missing from incoming messages?" Well, since most viruses are sent as email attachments, this is intended to keep you from unwittingly opening an infection. However, you can go to Tools>Options>Security and deselect "Do Not Allow Attachments" and/or "Block Images & Other External Content."

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  1. Creating Labels & Envelopes with Word, Excel, & MSWorks
  2. Replacing NORMAL.DOC when Word Becomes Unstable
  3. Password Protecting Word & Excel Documents

  4. Pictures & Text Boxes
  5. Picture in a Text Box
  6. Placing Both Text & a Pic in a Text Box

  7. Other Document Types
  8. MSWord, Wordpad, Notepad, Google's Writely/Docs
  9. Converting Data between MSWord & PDF Files

  10. Working with Columns
  11. Dividing a Page into Columns
  12. Lining Up Numbers in a Column

  13. Bullets & Page Numbering
  14. Using AutoCorrect for Bullets & Numbering
  15. Add Page Numbering to a Word Processing Document

  16. Backing Up Word Files
  17. Automatic Backup of MSWord Documents

    Computer Commentary
  1. Signing Up with MySpace
  2. More about MySpace + Some Info on Skype
  3. Internet Explorer6 vs Internet Explorer 7
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