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Kathleen Atkins

Many Word users are specialists in one discipline or another — such as the law — and they tailor templates and auto-correcttools in their word-processing programs accordingly.

When Raymondo, a Lounge member, wrote to the Word Processing forum to describe what the installation of Word 2013 had done to his old normal.dotm file, he was thrilled to learn of utilities on the Word MVP site. His problem was solved by a most elegant solution.

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 Software subscriptions
Word Processing Word 2013 wiped out styled autocorrects from Word 2010
Spreadsheets Excel 2003 DateCheck procedure
Databases Going Google-crazy!
Microsoft Outlook Search in Outlook for specific zipped file
Non-Outlook E-mail Transplanting Thunderbird from one machine to another
General Windows Bing Bar: When uninstalled, Windows Update reinstalls it
Windows 8 Microsoft admits failure on Windows 8
Windows 7 Login name change
  Adobe Flash Player and Win7
  Admin account disabled: How to restore it?
Windows Vista Start menu’s All Programs drops programs
Internet Explorer IE 10 dementia
Third-Party Browsers Chrome.exe proliferation
Networking Open recursive DNS exploits: How to prevent?
Social Media Facebook “read more” command for posts
Software Development
Windows Programming Installing PowerShell 3.0
Other Technologies
Security & Scams Kaspersky found seven problems; need help changing settings
Maintenance Windows Defender Offline
Hardware How to know whether an SSD is faulty?
Graphics/Multimedia Can Flash Player buffer be increased?
Other Applications Screen-capture software

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.