Join the conversation! How to leave a TipTalk comment

Over the years I’ve noticed that everyone who uses a PC has his or her own set of little tips and tricks that make using the computer faster, easier, or more fun. Just within our team, we’re always learning better ways to do things (generally when one of us is looking over a team mate’s…

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Add a comment! Here’s how

One of the goals of TipTalk is to have readers join in the conversation and share their thoughts about the tips and ideas we discuss. Our hope is to encourage a free exchange of ideas among our readers. You can join the conversation by posting a comment. Anyone is welcome to leave a comment about…

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How to show the last updated date in your document

Have you ever tried to tell which version of a printed document was the most recent? If you use the date field in the document header or footer, what you get is the printed date; not the date of the last update. So I can print a document that was last updated in 2004, but…

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Take your files with you

USB flash drives are not revolutionary, but the comments we’ve gotten about them in 7 ways to share information show that they’re not as well-known as I thought. Also, I used mine last week to take some files to my relative’s house and I got a load of comments about it from my family and at…

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"For Your Eyes Only": How to lock a file

Everything is a File If you think Microsoft people consider file management one of the least glamorous parts of the Windows operating system, you’d be forgetting we get excited about some pretty geeky stuff. I, for one, get excited about understanding the basics of working with the file system, because whether you’re writing a book,…

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Tips for getting better search results

Searching on the Internet can be a great way to get questions answered, but we can also waste a lot of time finding the right material. This week we received a question from a TipTalk reader wondering how they can improve their online searches. 6 Tips for better online searches discusses how to create more targeted…

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