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Friday, 20 March 2009

Word 2007 Section Breaks:

I've been using Office 2007 and namely Word 2007 for a few years now and I think that the ribbonised menus are a great step forward. However, I periodically need to use a tool I haven’t used for a while that I used in previous iterations of Word and I always struggle to find it.

One of these situations occurred the other day when I wanted to insert section breaks into my pages to enable me to have different headers for different sections.

Logically you’d think section breaks would be available in the ‘Insert’ menu, unfortunately you can only insert ‘Page Breaks’ from the 'Page Layout' menu.

The solution is:
1) Go to the ‘Page Layout’ tab
2) Look for the ‘Page Setup’ section.
3) Within the ‘Page Setup’ section there is a drop down list for Breaks.
4) Click the Breaks drop down and a multitude of Page and Section breaks are available.
5) A ‘Next Page’ Section Break is the 4th option down.

I hope this helps anyone in the same predicament as me!



Thursday, 19 March 2009

RAT BRAIN FLIES PLANE:

Yes that title is correct. Scientists have successfully interfaced the brain of a rat with an F-22 Flight simulator and taught the brain how to fly the plane. Only thing is, there's no rat body! only a small sliver of rat-brain-nerve-cells in a petri dish with a bunch of wires. Ladies and gentlemen, enter the age of the cyborge.



Monday, 9 March 2009

ASP.NET Development Server problems under Vista:

I had the following issue so I thought I'd blog about it:

Problem
When hitting Ctrl-F5 in Visual Studio 2005/2008 to run a web application in Vista, the Development Server gets started, Internet Explorer opens but nothing happens, although the web application is set to run with Development Server, ASP, ISS and everything required is installed.

Solution
Go to c:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc\ and open the file named hosts with a text editor
Search for the line containing "::1" mapped to "localhost"
Change "::1" to ":::1" by adding an extra ":"
Save the file and everything should be running fine



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