What’s often in too big a hurry to be right?

Kathleen Atkins

Lounge member MartinM was frustrated by Word’s tendency to supply the entire current date every time he typed “2014.”

He couldn’t find the setting that would stop this behavior, so he brought the question to the Word Processing forum.

Naturally, fellow Lounge members had to test their own copies of Word to see what happened when entering “2014.” MartinM found his fix; clap three times if you think it has something to do with Word’s auto-complete function.

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 Safe way to completely remove MS Office?
Word Processing Stop Word from converting “2014” to whole-date format? *
Spreadsheets Code to automatically accept OK button without clicking it? *
Databases Convert single-user MS Access to multi-user
Presentation Apps Title in Master View but not in slide-show mode *
Visual Basic for Apps Need help creating VBA userform in Word
Microsoft Outlook Retrieve contacts from dead Outlook
Non-Outlook E-mail Duplicate emails in Windows 7 Live Mail 2012
Other MS Apps OneNote 2013 sync issue
General Windows Can’t uninstall folder *
Windows 8 Trouble running YouTube on Win8
Windows 7 Startup menu not launching
Windows XP Add temporary user on XP Pro laptop *
Internet Explorer Accessing webpage textboxes after UAC change
Third-Party Browsers Firefox 33 and 33.0.1 not displaying site correctly *
Networking Can’t connect PC
Software Development
Windows Programming PowerShell to search record in CSV file
Other Technologies
Non-Microsoft OSes Linux question *
Security & Scams Autofixing or quarantining zip file in Avast, Emsisoft, and MBAM?
Maintenance EaseUS constantly uses computer power
Hardware Very slow SSD 4K read speed
Graphics/Multimedia Internal sound cards
Other Applications Program for sending text messages

* starred posts: particularly useful

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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.