New tools, new features: Getting to know them

Kathleen Atkins

An upgrade in one technology often forces upgrades of others. Lounge member PamS reaffirmed this truth when she explained how she came to be using NotePad++ as her new text editor.

When PamS switched her operating system to Windows 7, the performance of her old text editor suffered — and she simply disliked the new editor. She went looking for a new favorite tool and found it in NotePad++.

She also found fellow Lounge members in the Other Applications forum who would gladly help her learn how to use the unfamiliar features in NotePad++. Check out the discussion.

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 Using Office online
Word Processing How to create add-in tabs with menus?
Spreadsheets Need to create summary of data in two-column table
Databases Designing database
Presentation Apps How to have numbered list continue across multiple slides
Microsoft Outlook Outlook 2007 email lists *
Non-Outlook E-mail Yahoo email problems
Other MS Apps Reading old “Autoroute” and “Streets & Trips” files
General Windows Windows Security Centre
Windows 8 How to scan PDF copy in Windows 8.1? *
Windows 7 Shortcut to wireless Internet connectivity?
Windows Vista Prefilling boxes
Windows XP XP total-rebuild option
Windows Servers Windows Server 2003: Problem with IIS and Perl setup
Internet Explorer IE 11 doesn’t work *
Third-Party Browsers Firefox changes resolution in body of Gmail message
Networking Linksys and laptop compatible?
Social Media Best photo-sharing options for those with dial-up connections
Software Development
Windows Programming Scripting to add file permissions
Web Design & Development Tool to merge HTML files?
Other Technologies
Security & Scams Possible scam — or not?
Maintenance Cloning operation destroyed hard drive
Hardware USB drive hiccup
Graphics/Multimedia Need alternate DVD burner; simpler is better *
Other Applications Notepad++ questions *

* 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.