The UsefulTechnology Blog

Tips and Tactics for a Better Digital Life

August, 2005

  • Forbes: More bad news for Lotus Notes

    Hot on the heels of their 'Black Knight' article , Forbes has published an update story following Gartner's recent findings that Exchange is now the undisputed leader of the messaging server market. I've known this for a long time because I can see exactly...
  • Removing formatting from Word documents

    Handy quick tip: to remove all the formatting from a Word document press CTRL+A (to select all, or you could just select the bit you want to change) then press CTRL+SHIFT+N. Very useful if you want to go from rich text to just plain text in the blink...
  • Frost on BBC Radio Berkshire

    Punish your ears. Listen in to the BBC Radio Berkshire breakfast show tomorrow (24th August) between 08.20 and 09.00 UK time to hear me waffling about something or other. I have no idea what they want to talk about but they've asked to talk to me anyway...
  • Disabling the pesky CTRL-ENTER shortcut

    Ever hit CTRL-ENTER by mistake while composing an email in Outlook and wondered what the heck happened? Well, here's the answer. CTRL-ENTER is the not-so-helpful shortcut key for 'Send my email immediately even though I've not yet finished typing it'...
  • Good advice from 'The King'

    My PC's been running really slowly this morning and I'm half expecting it to die completely any minute. I think I need a bit more ooomph in my hardware. Fortunately this has reminded me of some excellent advice recently dispensed by my colleague Gavin...