create faux letterhead for fax and pdf attachments.

Historically, I’ve created faux letterhead to be used when letters were to be sent via fax. More recently, they are used for letters to be sent as PDF attachments via email.

The reasoning behind this is to save money on pre-printed stationary letterhead. Economically, there’s no reason to print a letter on this expensive paper when the recipient will never actually touch it.

First, I re-create the content and format of a client’s pre-printed letterhead using the same fonts and layout as the printed version. The goal is that the recipients of these letters won’t notice a difference between the paper letters they receive from a firm via USPS and the letters they receive from the same firm via fax or email.
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free ringtone: “brilliant! brilliant!  brilliant!”

Emperor’s New Groove:

“It’s brilliant, brilliant, brilliant I tell you! Genius, I say!” Right click HERE to download.
Listen:

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free ringtone: “a quick cup of coffee.”

Yzma KrunkEmperor’s New Groove:

“Dessert?” “And coffee.” “Alright. A quick cup of coffee.” Right click HERE to download.
Listen:

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free downloadable Letterhead and Memo icons

After decades of allowing users to draw and edit tiny little toolbar icons using the built in icon editor of WordPerfect, the latest release – WordPerfect X7 – has replaced the “edit” button with an “import” button.

it’s a sad click-and-drag coloring day.

BUT. If you still have an older version of Wordperfect, don’t uninstall it! You can create and edit icons for import in WPx7.

Just create your masterpiece as usual, and then
1. Click the Copy button at the bottom of the WordPerfect icon editor
2. Open the Paint program that comes pre-installed on every Windows machine
3. Paste (CTRL+V for you keyboarders out there)
4. Click “Crop” in the toolbar (the pasted image should already be selected after pasting) and
5. Save the icon with the .png extension.

Then when you see that “import” button as you customize your WordPerfect x7 toolbar, you can import your custom creation. The image should be a 16 x 16 pixel .png image and icons created with previous versions of WordPerfect are exactly the right size.

Two icons that I used regularly over the years were for Letterhead forms and Internal Memo forms. Here are a few in different colors. Just right click to save the image.

iconlhblack

iconlhblue

iconlhgreen

iconlhorange

iconlhpink

iconlhpurple

iconlhred

Save

iconimemoblack

iconimemoblue

iconimemogreen

iconimemoorange

iconimemopink

iconimemopurple

iconimemored

send someone a text via email.

Did you know you can send text messages from any email program to a cell phone? For example, to email a text message to someone who uses AT&T, you would address the email like this: 10digitcellnumber@txt.att.net

However, when sending text messages via email, follow a few best practices:

1. Keep the message to just text (no images or attachments).
2. Keep the text plain (no text formatting).
3. Keep these messages short. If you send a large message, it will be broken up into multiple smaller 140 or 160 character messages. #annoying
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“Where’s the Ribbon in Word 2013?”

Some people love the clean look of Word 2013, but if you’re like me, it feels cold. and bleh.

and empty.

The ribbon only displayed when I clicked on a menu item. As soon as I began typing, it would disappear. This was not helpful. I didn’t want to go get the ribbon every time I needed something on it. That ribbon needed to sit and stay.

Word 2013 Ribbon Hidden

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krispy kreme technology. it’s hot and ready.

krispykremeI don’t have a sweet tooth. It’s a blessing, I know.

(on the other hand, if you see me holding a box of Cheddar Jack Cheez-its, do NOT reach for any. I will hurt you.)

Even so, I feel compelled to share this information for my donut loving friends:

Krispy Kreme technology is now available.
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cure your possessed keyboard: dvorak to QWERTY

I thought I was crazy. My keyboard was typing stuff I did NOT type. Backslashes when I pressed the spacebar. Numbers when I pressed letters and the other way around. Adding characters when I pressed the backspace button. Weirdness. Nothing short of a reboot would solve the problem and even then, it was only temporary. I searched Google and stumbled upon the possibility that my keyboard was no longer set to “QWERTY.”

To find out if your keyboard settings may have changed:
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css margins.

Need a code snippet for your style sheet?

Below are four options for setting the top, bottom, left and right margins:

margin:10px 40px 25px 90px;

top margin is 10px
right margin is 40px
bottom margin is 25px
left margin is 90px

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“Print” Button Grayed out in WordPerfect Print Dialog Box?

The first and most obvious reason the “Print” button would be grayed out is if you are trying to print a blank document. It happens. We get busy, we speed up, a Ctrl+F6 or a Ctrl+N sneaks in just before a Ctrl+P and the next thing we know, we have a gray Print button.

So…Question #1: Is there anything in your document? Text? a Text Box? an Image? Bueller?

I realize that’s the equivalent of asking you if your computer is plugged in and I apologize if you’re giving your monitor the stink eye right now, but we needed to eliminate that possibility right up front.

Moving along.

If your document isn’t empty, then follow these steps:
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