Cultural expectations organize our documents

Kathleen Atkins

When Lounge member HowardC posted a question about page numbering in the Word Processing forum, it took a couple of rounds before his advisors understood what he was trying to accomplish.

Part of the confusion came from HowardC’s attempts to impose custom formatting on his document.

Word typically follows the book-publishing practice of assigning “1” to the first right-hand page of the first spread in a section (the recto page, which is followed on the overleaf by the verso page). HowardC wanted to number every column (two columns to a page) consecutively. If you want to learn how to flout conventions in Word, this is a good place to begin. More.

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

Office Applications    
General Productivity Major crash: “Windows fails to start” error
Word Processing How to number pages in nonstandard way *
Spreadsheets Want user function in Excel to add incrementing counter to list of values
Databases Problem displaying images in Access 2007
Visual Basic for Apps Need VBA code to attach ACTIVE PDF to Lotus Notes e-mail
Microsoft Outlook Password dialog boxes, stuck outgoing message in Outlook 2003 *
Non-Outlook E-mail Recommend e-mail client for new Windows 7 user
Other MS Apps MS Project 2007 and 2010: Resource tracking
Windows 8 Windows 8 Wi-Fi problem on university wireless network
General Windows How to erase some files on DVD-RW disc with Windows 7
Windows 7 Windows Media Player has audio, no video *
  Windows Performance Information and Tools: can’t display details page
  Windows 7 refuses to remain in Sleep mode
Windows Vista Defragging and command prompt *
Windows XP Windows Firewall won’t start *
Internet Explorer Can’t connect to U.S. Government public Wi-Fi
Third-Party Browsers All browsers except IE stopped working
Networking How to connect wireless printer to laptop?
Social Media Locked out of Facebook; unauthorized ads message
Software Development
Web Design & Development Free recursive DOS-to-UNIX text-conversion utility?
Other Technologies
Security & Backups Replacing data drive; what software best to move files?
Hardware Foiled by a screw! *
Graphics/Multimedia Video-card model differences
Other Applications Good, free Hash Tab program *

* 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.