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    Ruirib -- I certainly agree with your...

    Ruirib --

    I certainly agree with your sentiment. However, the "real world" facts are that many hotels make it difficult if not impossible to use a VPN (often, because it requires more effort on...
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    POP3 e-mail in hotels and China

    I use Thunderbird POP3 e-mail (my ISP is Cox) and often send and receive e-mail from hotels. I also regularly travel to China. I often encounter situations where accessing the Cox SMTP server is...
  3. Joe - Thanks again. Actually, I tried this...

    Joe -

    Thanks again. Actually, I tried this both ways. I did take ownership of the Templates folder. I made certain there was no Normal.dot there, and tried to let Word make one (it didn't). I...
  4. Joe - Thanks. However, because Word had never...

    Joe -

    Thanks. However, because Word had never been opened and then closed, it didn't create a Normal.dot. That was why I tried adding one myself. The fact that Word would open normally with /a but...
  5. Office 2000/Office 2010 Starter under Windows 7 Ultimate 64

    Joe -

    I did uninstall Office 2010 Starter first. However, I hadn't thought of running the Office 2000 installer in compatibility mode. I'll give that a try. What is strange about all of this is...
  6. Office 2000/Office 2010 Starter under Windows 7 Ultimate 64

    About a year ago, I installed Office 2000 (my preferred version) under Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit on a Lenovo T410 laptop. It installed without any problems, and has been running fine for a year...
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    Gerald - This is interesting. Several months...

    Gerald -

    This is interesting. Several months ago, when I ran the Windows 7 compatibility checking software, it returned Office 2000 as something like "compatible with restriction" (that wasn't...
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    Gerald, Ted, Thank you both. I'll try to...

    Gerald, Ted,

    Thank you both. I'll try to answer your questions. I did try the "Let Windows choose what's best for my computer," without effect. By the way, the status of the check boxes remained...
  9. I'm running Word 2000 SP3 (actually, Office 2000...

    I'm running Word 2000 SP3 (actually, Office 2000 SP3) under 64-bit Windows 7 Ultimate. It works fine, except for one quirk (that actually has a significant productivity impact). I Insert a picture...
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    Gerald, Ted, Thanks for the suggestions....

    Gerald, Ted,

    Thanks for the suggestions. However, I have tried unchecking (one at a time) almost all of the boxes in Performance Options...Visual Effects (and hitting "Apply" after each; I've also...
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    Joe - I looked at the other forum. The setting...

    Joe -

    I looked at the other forum. The setting they are suggesting be played with are the same ones I've tried, without success.

    Thanks anyway.

    Ross
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    Joe - I'll take a look at the other forum....

    Joe -

    I'll take a look at the other forum. Thanks for the suggestion. The system is a Lenovo ThinkPad T410 (i7 m620 with 8GB of RAM) with an Nvidia NVS3100M card with 256MB of video memory. I've...
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    I have recently switched from Windows XP to ...

    I have recently switched from Windows XP to 64-bit Windows 7 Ultimate. I'm happy with most of the changes, except for one: when I open a windows, it "glides" open instead of opening immediately....
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    Mary: Thanks for the suggestion. However,...

    Mary:

    Thanks for the suggestion. However, working with technical material for engineers and radio scientists, almost all of the material I deal with has very large numbers of equations (either...
  15. One other question, please, just to be sure. I...

    One other question, please, just to be sure. I will want to undo the sharing of the C: drive on the Win 7 machine before I connect it any external networks, for obvious security reasons. If I go...
  16. Jock: I'm sorry: I wrote too soon. I followed the...

    Jock: I'm sorry: I wrote too soon. I followed the steps under 1 without a problem. I then (mistakenly) followed the steps under 2 on the Win 7 machine (of course, I had to improvise a bit to find Map...
  17. I tried this, and it appears to have worked. I'll...

    I tried this, and it appears to have worked. I'll give it the "acid test" with LapLink between two computers this evening.

    Ross
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    Jolas, Andrew - Thank you for shedding light on...

    Jolas, Andrew - Thank you for shedding light on the "snap to grid" issue.

    Geoff: You are right: this does work! I tried it on another article I received from an Asian source today, and typing a...
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    Dear Friends, Thank you - again - for all of...

    Dear Friends,

    Thank you - again - for all of this. This really does seem to work. Andrew, thanks for the more robust version, as well.

    If no one has any objection, I will probably publish a...
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    Andrew, Terry: THANK YOU! The VBA command you...

    Andrew, Terry: THANK YOU! The VBA command you suggested did indeed restore the "normal, non-Asian" line spacing in Word 2000 for the document! That's the first progress that has been made on this...
  21. Jock, Ted: Thank you both VERY much! I'll go try...

    Jock, Ted: Thank you both VERY much! I'll go try it.

    Ross
  22. Jock: Yes, I'm running XP in a virtual machine...

    Jock: Yes, I'm running XP in a virtual machine under Windows 7. I believe Microsoft refers to this as "compatibility mode" in some of its literature. It sounds like what you are proposing - in terms...
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    Jscher2000, I really appreciate this information....

    Jscher2000, I really appreciate this information. What version of Word are you using? When I look under Format...Styles at the Normal style in the Example.doc in Word 2000, I do not see the...
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    I appreciate everyone's thoughts. I've appended...

    I appreciate everyone's thoughts. I've appended an example document, containing a single paragraph with the problem I'm describing, to this post. I'll try to answer the questions raised so far:

    1....
  25. I have successfully installed and gotten running...

    I have successfully installed and gotten running Windows XP in compatibility mode under 64-bit Windows 7 Ultimate. However, XP applications and Windows Explorer can only “see” the Documents and...
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