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SOLVED: How To Fix Error 2503 2502 On Windows 10 When Installing Software

If you are installing (or configuring) software on your Window 7, 8 or 10 PC, you may see ERROR 2503 followed by ERROR 2502: Fortunately there is both a fix and workaround for this problem: HOW TO FIX ERROR 2503 2502: Set the permissions on C:\WINDOWS\TEMP to AUTHENTICATED USERS = FULL CONTROL HOW TO WORK AROUND ERROR […]


20 Dec Posted by in Office: Word, Excel, Outlook..., Other Technologies | Comments Off on Handy Near Free PDF Tools I Need To Get My Job Done!

Handy Near Free PDF Tools I Need To Get My Job Done!

The following are six tools I use regularly to manipulate Adobe Acrobat .PDF’s: Quick PDF Tools – Free – Used to edit PDF document properties one by one.  They say it works on multiple files, but not for me. Batch PDF Pro – $40 and Batch PDF Watermark – Free – The free Watermark/stamp tool […]


SOLVED: Cannot Paste Into OneNote 2016

If you can not PASTE content into OneNote, you are likely in VIEW ONLY mode.  If you have purchased OneNote or you have an Office 365 subscription that includes OneNote, you can confirm this is the problem by: Click the menu bars  (three horizontal lines in the top left corner). Click SETTINGS Click ABOUT confirm […]


SOLVED: How To Export PowerPoint Slides at 300DPI High Resolution

If you need to output your PowerPoint at high resolution you can change the TIFF export quality to 300DPI with a simply Registry modification. How To Set PowerPoint To Export High Res TIFFs: You do NOT need to close PowerPoint before you make this change. Open RegEdit.exe Expand HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\<###>\PowerPoint\Options Select EDIT > NEW and click DWORD Value. […]


SOLVED: How to Force Change ACCOUNTS In Office 2013

If you have a user account at the top right of your Office 2013 product and SWITCH ACCOUNT does not work, you can perform a simple registry change to correc the problem: Close all of your Office products (i.e. Word, Excel, Outlook…) Start REGEDIT.EXE Find HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\15.0\Common\Identity\Identities Delete any of the entries under the IDENTIIES and […]


SOLVED: How To Remove Links From Excel That No Longer Exist

If, when you open and Excel workbook, you receive an UPDATE LINKS message but the linked source no longer exists, you have a problem.  You SHOULD be able to go to the DATA tab > EDIT LINKS button and choose DELETE LINK on the offender but that often does not work. After working on this […]


SOLVED: Overtype / Insert Is Not Working in Word 2013

The short answer is, you are correct.   Microsoft has intentionally disabled that functionality in Word 2013.  In Excel 2013 the INSERT key still overtypes as you would expect. The long answer is, you can easily change it!  Click FILE > OPTIONS > ADVANCED and near the top you will see USE THE INSERT KEY TO […]


SOLVED: How to CALL Microsoft on the PHONE to Activate your Windows or Office Product

Below is the help file from a Windows Activation screen.  It contains all of the phone numbers Microsoft has worldwide for its activation centers: To activate your product over the telephone, use one of the following numbers: Windows activation: (888) 571-2048 Microsoft Office activation (United States only): (888) 652-2342 TTY number: (800) 718-1599 If you […]


SOLVED: How To Enable The POWER BUTTON in Windows 8.1 Update 1

This has taken me about a day to figure out!  I have a new Surface 3 that I have wiped out and imaged with a Win8.1 ISO sourced from the Volume License Service Center (with a release date of 4/13/2014, which I thought included Update 1).   After adding in updates KB2959977 and KB29330418 as per UPDATE […]


SOLVED: Add To Dictionary Greyed Out in Word 2013

How to fix Word / Outlook having ADD TO DICTIONARY Greyed Out


SOLVED: How to Use Email Templates in Outlook 2013 (or 2010)

Well the answer is, use Word 2013 to send your email.  You may not be aware that Outlook dropped its own text editor somewhere around Office 2000, so when you are creating an email in Outlook, you really are just using Word.  The problem is that Microsoft removed the EMAIL links from the typical ribbons in […]


SOLVED: Can Not Embed Video in PowerPoint 2013

UPDATE2: (May 14 2014): This is now fixed with the most recent round of Windows Updates.  READ THIS for more details UPDATE1:  (March 3 2014): Service Pack 1 for Office 2013 does NOT resolve this issue. If you tried PowerPoint 2013’s INSERT > VIDEO > ONLINE VIDEO since August 2013 you will know that it is broken […]