How to protect nonprofit tools from volunteers

Kathleen Atkins

A lot of good work happens at nonprofit organizations. Unfortunately, a lot of computer mayhem can be caused by insufficiently savvy users.

Lounge member cmptrgy asks in the Maintenance forum for tips on limiting the damage to computers in his charge, including how to prevent irresponsible downloads. He gets both sympathy and advice.

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 Making a decision tree
Word Processing Word 2010: Keeping or restoring correct formatting
Spreadsheets Windows validation
Databases Set properties of report sections using VBA
Visual Basic for Apps Location of Editor options in Word (and Registry)?
Microsoft Outlook Restore downloaded emails?
Non-Outlook E-mail Windows Live Mail and Gmail
General Windows Removing dual-boot option
Windows 8 Want to put Win8 Pro on new ASUS notebook
Windows 7 Windows 7 unable to change system fonts
Windows Vista Freeing WordPad from Windows Presentation charges?
Windows XP Strange drop-down selection-box problem
Internet Explorer IE 9, IE 10, and Chrome not recognized by bank’s website
Third-Party Browsers Annoying Adobe Flash Player update
Networking XP Home/Vista Home secure wireless networking
Other Technologies
Non-Microsoft OSes Nook HD tablet with Firefox
Security & Scams Can’t remove Yellowmoxie
Maintenance How to stop users from downloading programs?
Hardware New Dell Inspiron desktop computer workmanship

starred posts: particularly useful

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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.