As if paying taxes weren’t hard enough

Kathleen Atkins

Sometimes your software makes your tax-paying ordeal even mightier.

Lounge member hodget’s first obstacle to completing his tax preparation was upgrading TurboTax. He turned to the “Other Software” forum for help, where at least he got what he needed to get to square one of the tax-paying task. You, too, might benefit from tax-software upgrade assistance.

The following links are this week’s most interesting Lounge threads, including several new questions for which you might have answers:

Office Applications    
General Productivity Microsoft Home Use Program for Office 2013
Word Processing Author of Word 2010 document
Spreadsheets Global text search-and-replace on sheet tabs
Databases Open or convert database file into earlier Access version?
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Presentation Apps Where is Paintbrush Effect in PowerPoint?
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Visual Basic for Apps Word 2010: Can you populate listbox from building blocks?
Microsoft Outlook Recover Outlook when it won’t load properly?
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Non-Outlook E-mail Windows Mail recently slowed
Windows
General Windows Install SSD and keep SATA drive for data
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Windows 8 Win8 prevents BIOS access
Windows 7 Problem resizing C: partition
  Custom installation: Item selection?
  Seeing Task Host Window message and slowed shutdown
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Windows Vista Need help with repair install
Windows XP Please help me find Windows Movie Maker
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Windows Servers Upgrade Win2000 server to Win2008 or leave it alone?
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Internet/Connectivity
Internet Explorer Need two Internet Explorer shortcuts?
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Third-Party Browsers Firefox and Norton problem?
Application Servers FTP server problem
Networking Usernames and passwords for router setup
Social Media Google Sync question
Software Development
Windows Programming Batch file needed
Other Technologies
Security & Scams Want to be rid of Java, again
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Maintenance Removing Norton Online Backup trial version
Hardware About bootable USB Flash drives?
Graphics/Multimedia Lucid Virtu MVP and video editing
Other Applications Trying to upgrade TurboTax Deluxe for 2011
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Kathleen Atkins

About Kathleen Atkins

Kathleen Atkins is the Windows Secrets associate editor. She's also a freelance writer, editor, and photographer. Prior to joining Windows Secrets, she worked at Microsoft Press.