Do graphics tricks without Photoshop

Kathleen Atkins

When members of a high-school class reunited this summer to celebrate their long-ago graduation, they asked one of their classmates to get their senior-year annual online.

Lounge member t8ntlikly is the designated producer. Although he found most of his efforts went well, he ran into perplexity reproducing captions and photos that spanned spreads.

What programs other than Photoshop would help him accomplish that? See what fellow Loungers recommend.

The following links are this week’s most interesting Lounge threads, including several new questions to which you may be able to respond:

Office Applications    
General Productivity Does Windows find solutions to program crashes?
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Word Processing Can’t print in Microsoft Office applications
Spreadsheets Line spacing in wrapped text
Databases Syntax for reference to parent form control
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Presentation Apps Replaying audio in PowerPoint 2010
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Visual Basic for Apps Accessing Excel spreadsheet from Word and finding right column
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Microsoft Outlook Outlook 2007 damaged/corrupted
Non-Outlook E-mail E-mail from safe sender not arriving in inbox with Windows Live Mail
Other MS Apps How long to keep old Framework files?
Windows
Windows 8 First impressions of Windows 8
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General Windows Bizarre happenings at startup
Windows 7 No program list in Add/Remove Programs
  Windows updates install, but fail to configure
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  Hang back with optional update KB 2647753
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Windows Vista Microsoft updates vs. Susan Bradley’s updates
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Windows XP Continuous attempts to access floppy drive
Internet/Connectivity
Internet Explorer What is the correct version of IE 9?
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Third-Party Browsers Links that begin with “l.mail-”
Application Servers Got spam from Yahoo account to Comcast.net account
Networking Need help with bad WAP performance
Social Media Facebook switching users’ e-mail addresses without permission
Software Development
Windows Programming Batch file won’t run
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Other Technologies
Non-Microsoft OSes Do we need Microsoft software?
Security & Backups Windows 7 backup fails to complete
Hardware Failure of flash drive
Graphics/Multimedia Need help getting high-school annual online
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Other Applications Secunia PSI acting up again
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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.