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CAD Tips

Some helpful pages that will help anyone master improvements in windows and CAD software.  If you have a request or want further information, please contact us in the forum of contact us web page.

Date

Subject

MS

Office

Micro

station

AutoCAD

Acad Lisp

Page which shows practices for setting lisp files and setup



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Tip of year

How to make a revision cloud in MS V8


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06//01/04

Display full path in title bar


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06/01/09

Distribution List (Outlook)

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06/01/17

Document zoom

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06/01/13

Accusnap and snap toggle


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06/01/24

Leader text justification (thought)


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06/01/30

Accudraw


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06/02/01

Internet Explorer beta 2

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06/02/04

Storing passwords and birthdates

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06/02/16

Off by element


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06/02/21

Drawing Bylevel


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06/02/28

Power selector


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06/03/06

Interplot plotting


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06/03/13

Blocking junk mail in Outlook

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06/03/20

Spell checking words in Word—Uppercase

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06/03/27

Hiding dialogs in drawing space


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06/04/03

Creating arrowhead leader


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06/04/10

Disable popup messages on taskbar

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06/04/26

Capture image of drawing space


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06/05/03

Power selector


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06/05/08

Importing MS Excel into drawing


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06/05/15

Two letter key-ins


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06/05/22

Aligning text


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06/05/29

Outlook calendar color background

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06/06/05

Four ways to speed up your computers performance

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06/06/12

Adding holiday dates to your outlook calendar

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06/06/19

Tracking e-mails

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06/06/26

Renaming and moving files from windows file open dialog

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06/07/05

Show tab markers and setting tabs

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06/07/10

Keyboard shortcuts in MS Word

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06/07/17

Virus protection vs Spyware

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06/07/24

Choose previous elements from drawing


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06/07/31

Color tables


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06/08/07

Drag and drop reference files in drawing


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06/08/14

Drawing line segments


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06/08/21

Changing views and drawing angles


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06/08/28

Capturing text out of printed document

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06/09/04

Leaders vs line styles


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X

06/09/11

Spell cheker and thesaurus

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06/09/18

Inserting special characters on drawing


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06/09/25

Cretating and removing outlines in Excel

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06/10/02

Excel cell formulas

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06/10/09

Header/footer printing margins and Excl

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06/10/16

Outlook takes forever to open

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06/10/23

How to produce a document that folds to be a greeting card

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06/11/06

Printing multiple sheets in MS Excel and tabs.

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06/12/04

How to remove unused toolbars from a customized set


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06/12/18

Eliminating unused items from a drawing


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07/01/09

Change password in time keeper

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07/01/15

Setting up a printer and plotting button in V8 on the standard toolbar


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Transfer speeds based on USB

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How to sort an Excel spreadsheet by column

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Powertoys and a very cool calculator for Windows XP

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How to search for help from tip of the week intranet pages

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Shortcut Keys

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Panning in MS


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Directory structure of F drive

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How to save and FTP site from an e-mail

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How to edit keys in MS


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Fences and Accusnap in V8


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Moving partially hidden dialog boxes


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Printing halftone on plotting sheets


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Quick and dirty level purge


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Desktop solution for too many unused icons

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Accusnap settings


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Loading a drawing from the reference dialog


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Exporting the contents of a cell library to a web page for printing


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If your settings get lost from your last login you can restore from a previous date

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Saving Architectural Desktop files as 2d flattened



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How to create a tabbed index paragraph in CAD


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How to count the number of words, paragraphs and characters in a Word document

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How to load dimension styles from other drawings


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Dimension style units


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How to create new revisions for drawings


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How to create and plot drawings that has Excel documents attached

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How to import text files into Excel

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How to print small details without time stamp for 8.5” x 11” paper


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Hot to show a follow up in MS Outlook

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Creating a interplot organizer file will allow you to plot to many paper sizes


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How to save passwords using a highly secure method

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Recovering lost documents when MS Office software crashes.

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On-line phone guide





Color and line weight/style graph


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Using accudraw as a straight line drawing tool


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Combine many single lines of text into a multiline editable version


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How to input a new line in an Excel cell

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How to copy overrides from one file to another


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Mail from an unknown source

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How to find objects in a drawing


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How to recall a message that has been sent and unread

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How to enlarge pictures and text on a web page in IE7

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How to setup Outlook to receive Yahoo mail

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How to stop unwanted programs from loading when Windows starts

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Drawing files and cad routines


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Turning off snapping to text objects


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How to set dark drawing elements so you can see behind them


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What’s new in XM (the latest version of MS)


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How to stop snapping points on text


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How to dim dialogs which show up on working area that are not active


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Keyboard shortcuts in XM


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Modifying toolbars and menus in XM


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Free office software for your home computer

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XM on two display monitor


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How to insert special symbols in Excel for equipment schedules

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How to copy objects along a path in XM


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To edit data fields in XM


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Lock top row from scrolling in Excel worksheet

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How to show remaining vacation hours in the timesheet

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How to display characters in font preview dialog


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How to show remaining vacation hours in the timesheet

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How to resize clipping fences without creating a new one


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Drop tools in XM


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MS Office 2007 Quick Access Toolbar

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Cloud tools in XM


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Change case of text in XM and V8


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Quickest way to print PDF or other docs

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Auto-formatting in MS Word

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How to modify your desktop looks

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How to make uppercase text in Excel

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Want to associate an e-mail event with an appointment?

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Copying elements from a reference to active drawing


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Saving your emails to PDF

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The old and new

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Save-as dwg through XM


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Installing Internet Explorer 8

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How to protect your home computer and know what to look out for

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Free software for editing videos and audio for your home computer

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Moving elements from one level to another


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Turn Outlook alerts on or off

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How to protect your inbox from spammers, office standard

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How to launch programs quickly

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New internet mapping website better than Google Earth, in some ways

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How to insert lists in Excel worksheet

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How to import envelops with Word letters in the same document

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How to import envelops with Word letters in the same document

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Remove default program such as internet search engine

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Customized web page on iGoogle

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How to convert a large number of drawings from one computer to another


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How to force MS Word from opening e-mail attachments in preview mode

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Using the automatic name fill-in feature (AutoComplete)

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Multiple operations with a single function key


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MS Outlook/Word Lookup

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