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Hidden Tricks in Windows File Search

Searching for files is the next big thing. Why remember where you put something when searching is so easy? That’s the philosophy, but one of many baffling decisions made by Microsoft in its newer versions of Windows (Vista, 7, 8) has been lack of discoverability in how to do a more refined search for files… Read more »

Repeat Entered Data in a Fillable PDF Form

In PDF forms, it is often necessary to repeat a user-entered value on several pages of the form. Imagine a contract where a party’s name is printed on each page, or an application that has the applicant’s name in a repeated header. You can do this in a PDF by using Adobe LiveCycle Designer’s Master… Read more »

Generate a Random Number in Excel

If you’ve ever been in charge of picking a contest winner, the image that comes to mind is an oversized hat and hundreds of pieces of paper. But in the electronic world, that doesn’t cut it if all of your contest entries lay before you in an Excel spreadsheet. Before you break out the printer… Read more »