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A subscriber writes...
It there a way that i can use any of the script that able to display the MS project to a presentation vertical or pie chart. Appreciate if you cpuld advice. Thanks
Mike Glen, author of our Publisher series, writes...
Hi, You can export the data to Excel from whence you can create any graphical output that Excel permits. This can be done via File/Save As... and select the Type as an Excel (.xls) file. You could also use the "Analyze Timescale Data in Excel macro to be found on the Analysis toolbar.
You might also get some ideas from FAQ Item: 16. Project Viewer. FAQs, companion products and other useful Project information can be seen at this web address: http://project.mvps.org/faqs.htm Hope this helps - please let us know how you get on :-)
Is there any point, not really the correct or polite word to use, in
having a subscription to your TechTrax. I will say it does look
The reason is I am an iMac user but do use microsoft OFFICE :mac
2004, Student and Teacher edition, easier to use than AppleWorks. I do not have naturally the pull down menus PCs have.
are quite a few Mac users using Microsoft, especially us poor
students. I hate to say that I am getting taken for the Professor the
first time students meet, I am 75 and decided to go back and work on completing my BA.
Editor writes...Ask and ye shall receive, Trevor. Thanks for helping me convince Martin Palicki that we need him to write Mac articles for TechTrax. Marty joins us this month and plans to do what he can to help fellow Mac users master their systems.
Also know that we do have Mac MVPs who have free support sites. You can find some here: http://www.agentjim.com/MVP/welcome.htm and http://www.entourage.mvps.org/, as well as posting your Mac questions to the free Microsoft newsgroups for Mac users, which you can find by drilling down from this link: http://support.microsoft.com/newsgroups.
We'll do what we can to help here...and I will be waiting to hear from you when you get your degree!<smile>
Hello Jonathan We're using this scripts now since a couple of months : http://pubs.logicalexpressions.com/Pub0009/LPMArticle.asp?ID=148
Thank you for offering such a beautiful script ! Easy to use - but we noticed that complex and very hard to customize to our current needs. Our the information in the manual increased dramitically. Duplex printing is desired and I'm willing to take the inconvenience of some empty sides. Can this be done, can you tell me what I have to change?
Jonathan West, author of the Creating a Table of Contents Spanning Multiple Documents, writes...
If you want duplex printing, presumably you need each chapter to start on an odd page number, and if the chapter happens to have an odd number of pages, then you will get a blank page at the end of the chapter when printing duplex.
To do this, you need add just a single line to the UpdateTocAndPageNumbers routine
Immediately after this line
For Each oField In ActiveDocument.Fields
add the following
If iLastPage Mod 2 = 1 Then iLastPage = iLastPage + 1
By the way, if you want to use VBA to force the printer to print duplex, you can use code from one of my other articles
Controlling the Printer from Word VBA
Part 2: Using VBA to control Duplex, Color Mode and Print Quality
Regards Jonathan West
Lou Melton writes...
This morning when I had notice of November issue of TechTrax Ezine in my emails, it reminded me that I have been meaning to email you since the October issue came out. How exciting to have my name "in lights" in that issue. That was so kind of you. We finally had adjuster at our house a couple of weeks ago -- now to find contractors to do work. They are all so busy, but just thankful I have a home that can be repaired.
Hope all is well in your world and that your mom is fine.
Editor writes...Thanks for the good wishes, Lou...but I'm bouncing them right back at ya...because those of you who were hit by all the hurricanes this season...particularly those of you who battled Katrina...need all our good wishes for a full recovery after all you have endured. The best for a better new year!
Ernie Klein from Mission Viejo, CA, writes...
You are great. Keep up the good work. I teach word and Excel to Adult education students in our school district. Most are seniors. My evening classes are working age adults.
I always wondered what that space symbol was when it looked like a degree symbol. Now I know thanks to your video.
Keep up the great work.
Editor writes...Thanks, much, Ernie!
A subscriber writes...
Have you ever considered adding a search function to your site so that we users can search on a topic and see a linked list of all relevant articles? Or possibly a subject directory that could take us to an article or list of articles?
Editor writes... Yes, we DO have several ways to search for articles. You can click the ARCHIVE button along the top menu in TechTrax. From there you can search for articles using any keyword, or just read all the previous issues that are listed below the search area on the archive page.
Also, if you go to the TechTrax home page, you can download the imageless version of the content for each issue, as well as browse a list of all previous issues with links to all their articles.
And in 2006, we're going to add a couple new benefits for subscribers to help them find the articles they need. Stay tuned!
K. Lee Officer writes...
Thank you so much for your wonderful articles. I had a project the other day, which pulled bits and pieces together from about 4 different tables, that, even after I got them down to the right same columns went all screwey. I remembered you had an article about making tables behave, read it, and 20 minutes later, PERFECT!! I'm sure it saved me hours of "futsing" around. Thanks for being there.
Editor writes...GREAT to hear...thanks!
A subscriber writes...
About the mice - Yikes! Good luck with that.
Editor writes...HA...thanks. We're working on it.
What does "RSS" mean? It appears on the top right, right underneath the TechTrax banner and on the same place on every article. Something to do with the online publishing copyrights or patent for the layout?
Editor writes...See this article: Understanding RSS
Barbara Blond from Skokie, IL, writes...
You are on my A+ list for the day! I was looking through Techtrax, and thought I was done reviewing (sent an article on Replacement in Word to my staff - we do scientific articles that are formatted - good new there).
I decided to scroll down the homepage sidebar and saw graphics, and clicked to see if there was anything clever there. Lo and behold - there is the Snag It program, which I have for work, with the Word heart, which I was trying to work with in conjunction with Snag it.
The reason - I was working on 2 x 3 cards to fit into a cute frames used for place setting cards for my daughter's post wedding reception (beach wedding for just her and her husband) and was trying to put digital images (photos) of their beach wedding on the card, and then thought it would be really cute to put each image in a heart shape. I spent some time trying to plop the image in the heart - couldn't get it to work. Now I have some instructions! Thanks much - I hope I can get it right. The little party is next Saturday.
Editor writes...Cool! Glad it helped. And speaking of photos, particularly wedding ones...you'll want to check out these articles, too! There are LOTS of great ideas for very nice/cool photo projects...particularly for special occasions.
Create a Photo Album in Word
Microsoft Photo Story
Graphic Tricks - Merged Images
Picasa-The Coolest Photo Software...FREE!
Fun Photo Gifts
Make Your Own Holiday Labels
Designing Your Own Holiday Stationery
Graphic Tricks - Masks and Shadows
Your Holiday Pictures - On Your DVD Player?!?
Diane, a question about the subscriber video which is exceptionally helpful: your alacrity on the videos is amazing - do you rehearse or wing it? Any tips? I know the procedure I'm trying to illustrate in mine but get toungue tied and fumble - too many "takes". Any advice? And thanks.
Dian Chapman, author of Video Tips, writes...Thanks so much for the kind words...glad you find my video tips helpful. As for recording...here's a trick. Although a lozenge can work...when my mouth gets tired of talking, I take a bite of a jalapeno pepper. THAT will wake up your mouth and help from getting tongue tied!<smile>
But the biggest trick I use is...wing it and just talk to your AUDIENCE and not the computer. When I record lessons, I'm frequently pointing and gesturing as if I have a room full of people in front of me. I'm not "recording a lesson to my computer"...but "teaching a lesson to my students."
A subscriber writes...
You are great. I recently refered several of my former students to your
customizing the look of Windows XP article. How do you feel about my
handing out the article (cut & paste to word) as long you and Mousetrax
are referenced as the source.
Editor writes...Yes...you can pass them around as long as you are not charging anything for them and they are just for students and not for any publication.
See this page to get the copyright details, as you need to include our copyright...but yes, you have my permission to pass those to your students to make it easier for them.
Here's the link to read the copyright details:
And here's what you must add to each printout...best to put it on the top part of the article.
"This article is reprinted with the author's permission from TechTrax Ezine